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...Iqbal, Muhammad Shah Wali Allah Wali Allah, whose original name is Qutb al-Din Ahmad b. ‘Abd al-Rahim, was born in 1114/1703 near Delhi into a member of a highly distinguished family, and died in the same city in 1176/1762. He was a major...
...Khalil al-Rahman b. Rahmat Allah al-Hindi was an important figure in the history of Muslim-Christian polemics. He was a leading theologian of the nineteenth century in India, and wrote polemical works, systematically analyzing...

Junpuri Faruqi, Mulla Mahmud (1015–62/1603–52)

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...Mulla Mahmud Junpuri ibn Shaykh Muhammad Junpuri was born in Junpur in Ramadan 1015/1603. His father died while he was young and he was raised by his maternal grandfather Shaykh Shah Muhammad, a distinguished scholar. He moved on to work...
...One of the prominent philosophers of the nineteenth century, Mirza Abu’l-Hasan Jilwah or Jilwa was born in 1238/1822 in Ahmadabad in Gujarat, India. Jilwa’s father had migrated to India and held some government Suhrawardi, Shihab al-Din...

Sirhindi, Ahmad (971–1034/1563–1624)

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...Ahmad Badr al-Din Sirhindi was the son of ‘Abd al-Ahad Makhdum, a prominent scholar in Sirhind in India and an exponent of the views of Ibn al-‘Arabi as well as a Naqshbandi Sufi.244 shaykh whose skill at hadith was widely acknowledged...

Shah Muhammad (992–1072/1584–1661)

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...Shah Muhammad Shah Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Ahmad was born in Arkasa, in Badakhshan, and spent his first two decades there. He then moved to Balkh and Kabul in search of a shaykh , ending up in Lahore in 1023/1614–15, when he met and was impressed...

Śrī Rāmakṛṣṇa (1836–86)

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...Early life Śrī Rāmakṛṣṇa, was born on February 18, 1836, in a remote village of Bengal called Kāmarpukur in the district of Hooghly, about sixty miles northwest of Kolkata. One of the outstanding mystic-saints of the modern era, he...

Mā Śāradā (1853–1920)

Amita Valmiki

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...Early life Mā Śāradā, also known as Śri Śāradā Devī, was born on December 22, 1853, to Rāmachandra Mukhopādhyāya and Shyāmsundari Devī, a Brāhmaṇa family in the village of Jayrambati, West Bengal, India. She got married to Śri Rāmakṛṣṇa...

Shah ‘Abd Al-Rahim (1056–1131/1646–1718)

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...Shah ‘Abd al-Rahim Shah ‘Abd al-Rahim was born in 1056/1646 and studied with his older brother ‘Abd al-Rida Muhammad initially. It seems to have been a broad education, including not only the religious sciences but also some philosophy...

Siyalkoti, Mulla ‘Abd al-Hakim (d. 1067/1656)

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...Mulla ‘Abd Siyalkoti was born in Siyalkot into a distinguished family in a city that had by that time become well known for its intellectual depth.245 Sirhindi , with Shaykh Kamal al-Din, and went on to have a much less tumultuous career...