Abul Hassan Sindhi
|Abul Hassan Sindhi|
|Other names||Imam Abul Hassan Al-Sindhi|
|Occupation||Linguist and translator|
|Known for||Developed the modern Sindhi writing system|
Imam Abul Hassan Al-Sindi (Arabic: امام أبو الحسن بن محمد صادق السندي، المدني) (d.1176 AH/1724 AD). His full name was Abu'l Hasan bin Abu'l Hadi Al Sindi. He was a famous scholar of the Qur'an and Sunnah in Medina, who is known as the founder of the modern Sindhi writing system.
Life and work
He was born in Sindh, Pakistan and educated there. After becoming a prominent scholar in his native land, and nearing old age, he set off with a caravan to perform the Hajj, and later settled in Medina.
Al-Sindhi became a respected teacher of Hadith in Medina. He was a student of Muhammad Hayaat Al-Sindhi, another prominent Hadith scholar from Sindh who was also teaching in Medina. One of Muhammad Hayaat as-Sindi's students was Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
- Syed Salman Nadwi, Arab o Hind Ke Taluqqat, Karachi, Kareem Sons Publishers, 1972, pp 241–242.
- Edward C Sachau, Alberuni’s India: An Account of the Religion, Philosophy, Literature, Geography,Chronology, Astronomy, Customs, Laws and Astrology of India, Vol. 1, 1888. Reprinted Lahore, Sheikh Mubarak Ali, 1962. Ibid., p 232.
- N B Baloch, Sindhi Suratkhati e Khattati, Hyderabad, Sindhi Language Authority, 1991, p vi. Sachau, op.cit., p 231.
- B H Ellis, 1856, Report on Education in Sind, Nabi Baksh Baloch (ed.), Education in Sind before the
- British Conquest and the Educational Policies of the Government, Hyderabad, University of Sindh, 1971, pp 1–44.
- N B Baloch (ed. & comp), Sindhi Boli Jo Aganhro Mangzum Zakhuro, Hyderabad, Sindhi Language Authority, 1993.
- Richard F Burton, 1851, Muslim Education in Sind in Baloch (ed.), op.cit., 1971, p 48.