Abdul Hakim Sialkoti

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Abdul Hakim Sialkoti (1561–1656) (ملا عبدالحکیم سیالکوٹی) was a Muslim scholar. He was born in Sialkot during the era of Mughal Emperor Akbar. His father's name was Sheikh Shams-ud-Din. He was a scholar of the Qur'an and one of the leading philosophers of Islam in his time. He was also known as "Fazil Sialkoti" and "Fazil Lahori". He also wrote many books on logic and philosophy. His books are taught at international-level Islamic universities.[citation needed] The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had him weighed in gold once and in silver twice. He died on 24th Safar. His tomb is in Sialkot on back of Abdul Hakim Park near Power House. He is also well known for introducing the Persian philosopher Mulla Sadra in India.[citation needed] He gave the title of Mujaddid Alif Thani to one of the prominent scholars of Islam, Hazrat Sheikh Ahmed Sarhandi.[1]

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  1. ^ Annemarie Schimmel (1980), Islam in the Indian subcontinent, BRILL, Volume 2, p. 100