Muhammad Abdul Aleem Siddiqi
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Muhammad Abdul Aleem Siddiqi (3 April 1892 – 22 August 1954) was an Islamic scholar from Meerut, India. He was taught by Ahmad Raza Khan. He is known by a variety of spelling variations including Muhammad Abdul Aleem Siddique.
Siddiqui travelled continuously for forty years. He visited Singapore where he pioneered the All-Malaya Muslim Missionary Society, now known as Jamiyah, in 1932. He also travelled to Hejaz, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Ceylon, China, Japan, Philippines, Mauritius, Madagascar, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Belgium, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, France, England, West Indies, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, United States of America and Canada. The All-Malaya Muslim Missionary Society (now known as Jamiyah Singapore) has built a mosque named after him.
In 1935, in the British Colony and Protectorate of Kenya at Mombasa, Abdul Aleem Siddique met with Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, and they enjoyed an exchange of thoughts in which Shaw called Abdul Aleem Siddique “a learned sage”.
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