Muhammad Abdul Aleem Siddiqi

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Jinnah praying the first Eid prayer behind Shah Abdul Aleem , after the formation of Pakistan.

Muhammad Abdul Aleem Siddique (3 April 1892 – 22 August 1954) was an Islamic scholar from Meerut, India. He was taught by Ahmad Raza Khan.[1]


Siddiqui travelled continuously for 40 years. He visited Singapore where he pioneered the All Malaya Muslim Missionary Society, now known as Jamiyah, in 1932.[2] He also travelled to Hejaz, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Ceylon, China, Japan, Philippines,[3] Mauritius, Madagascar, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Belgium, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, France, England, West Indies, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname,[4] United States of America and Canada.[5] The All-Malaya Muslim Missionary Society (now known as Jamiyah Singapore) has built a mosque named after him.[6]

In 1935, in Mombasa (Kenya), Abdul Aleem Siddique met with playwright George Bernard Shaw, and they enjoyed an exchange of thoughts in which Shaw called Abdul Aleem Siddique “a learned sage”.[7]


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  2. ^ MENDAKI: 10 Years Making the Difference. Yayasan Mendaki. 1992. p. 212. 
  3. ^ Lacar, Luis Q.; Moner, Nagamura T. (1986). Madrasah Education in the Philippines and Its Role in National Integration. Coordination Center for Research and Development MSU-IIT. p. 123. 
  4. ^ His Eminence Maulana Shah Abdul Aleem Siddiqui (Rahmatullah Alaih).
  5. ^ Biography of Maulana Shah Muhammad Abdul Aleem Siddiqui (R.A). World Federation of Islamic Missions
  6. ^ Ariff, Mohamed (1991). The Islamic Voluntary Sector in Southeast Asia. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 225. ISBN 9813016078. 
  7. ^ George Bernhard Shaw and the Islamic Scholar. Commentary and editing by Imran N. Hosein. December 2000.

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