'Abd al-Haqq al-Dehlawi

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Abdul Haqq Haqqi Dehlavi
EraMedieval philosophy
RegionIslamic philosophy
Main interests

Sheikh Abdul-Haq Muhaddith Dehlawi (Persian: شیخ عبدالحق محدث دهلوی‎) or Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Abdul-Haqq Dehlavi was an Islamic scholar.[1]


He was born in 1551 (958 AH) in Delhi, hence the suffix Dehlavi to his name. He went on become a noted writer in Arabic and Persian, who won favour from both Mughal Emperors, Jahangir (r.1605-28) and Shah Jahan (r.1628-58), and in time became a respected scholar on Islam. His ancestors were natives of Bokhara,[citation needed] and later while visiting Delhi was ennobled and attached to the Mughal Royal Court at Delhi. His father too made a name for himself in the courts.

In 996 AH, 1587 CE, he made the pilgrimage to Mecca, where he stayed remained for the next two years studying the Prophetic traditions (Hadith) and Sufism under various noted scholars. Upon his return to Delhi, he taught for half a century, and authored more than 100 works (he wrote more than 1000 books in total), noted among them a history of Medina, a biography of Muhammad, and a work on the lives of saints. He died in Delhi, in 1642 (1052 AH),[2] and has over 40 works to his name.[3]

His legacy is as under

-Agha Mohammed Turk Bokhari

-Malik Musa

-Malik Moizuddin

-Shah Feroz Shaheed



-Sheikh Abdulhaq Haqqi Mohaddis Dehlavi

-Sheikh Noorulhaq Mashriqi Mohaddis Dehlavi

-Sheikh Noorullah Mohaddis Dehlavi

-Sheikh Muhibullah Shahi Mufti

-Noorulhaq Sani Shahi Mufti

-Muhibulhaq Shahi Mufti

-Tarbiyat khan Mufti Nizamuddin tutior of Shah Alam's walihad

-Khan Bahadur Mufti Ikramuddin Sadre Amin of Delhi

-Khan Saheb Molvi Ehsanulhaq municipal commissioner of Delhi

-Khan Bahadur Anwarulhaq Mir Munshi Rajputana regency

-Khan Bahadur Salam-ul-Haq postmaster general Akola Berar


- Abdulhaq Farhan. Lone surviving male descendant of muftiwalan branch of Delhi. Remaining members of the family moved to Pakistan at the time of partition. He Is hereditary mutawalli and Sajjadahnashin of the mausoleum of Sheikh Abdulhaq Haqqi

His mausoleum, today exists at the edge of Hauz-i-Shamsi near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, Delhi.[4]


  • "Akhbar al Akhyar", 16th Century. Urdu Edition 1990.[5]
  • Sharh Mishkat Shareef known as Ashatul Lam'at [6]
  • Perfection of Faith (Translation), Adam Publishers.[3]
  • Madarij-ul-Nabuwwah
  • Tārīh-i Haqqī (The History by Haqq). General history of South Asia from the time of the Ğūrids to the 42nd year of Mughal Emperor Akbar’s reign (1005/1596-7).
  • Takmeel-Ul-Iman (Farsi) - Book regarding beliefs of Suni Muslims.[7]

He was descendant of Agha Muhammad Turk who came to Subcontinent from Bukhara.

  • "Aashoora" - A book containing 16-17 pages written on the day of Aashoora
  • "Taeede Hanafi Mazhab" - book written on Hanafi Madhab
  • Tohfa Ithna Ashari[8]
  • Taaruf Fiqh o Tasawwuff
  • Zubdat-ul-Aasaar Talkhees Bahjat-ul-Asraar[9]
  • Sharah Fatooh Ul Ghaib[10]
  • Milad e Rasool e Azam[11]
  • Tareekh e Madina[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "raza.co.za". www.raza.co.za.
  2. ^ ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq "Ḥaqqī" Dihlavī Buḫārī d. 1052/1642 Profile Archived 3 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine Packard Humanities Institute
  3. ^ a b "Perfection of Faith". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  4. ^ "The Tomb of Shaikh 'Abdul Haq Dihlavi". Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi. British Library. 1843. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 January 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Ashatul Lumat Fi Sharah al Mishkat Vol 1. 15 September 2013.
  7. ^ Takmeel ul Iman Farsi – via Internet Archive.
  8. ^ "Tohfa e Ithna Ashariyya By Shaykh Shah Abdul Aziz Dehlvi (r.a) Urdu Translation By Shaykh Khalil ur Rahman Nomani Mazahiri". 21 September 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Zubdat Ul Asar Urdu By Shaikh Abdul Haq Dehlvi Pdf - The Library PK". The Library PK. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Sharah Fatooh Ul Ghaib Urdu By Shaikh Abdul Haq Pdf - The Library PK". The Library PK. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Milad e Rasool e Azam Urdu By Shaikh Abdul Haq Pdf - The Library PK". The Library PK. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Tareekh e Madina By Sheikh Abdul Haq Pdf - The Library PK". The Library PK. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2018.