Shah Abdur Rahim

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Shah Abdur Rahim (Urdu: شاہ عبد الرحیم دہلوی; 1644-1719) was an Islamic scholar[1] and a writer who assisted in the compilation of Fatawa-e-Alamgiri, the voluminous code of Islamic law. He was the father of the Muslim philosopher Shah Waliullah Dehlawi. He became a disciple of Khwaja Khurd son of Khawaja Baqi billah a revered Sufi of Delhi. He established Madrasa Rahimiyya in Delhi, a theological college which later played a part in the religious emancipation of Muslim India and became the breeding ground of religious reformers and mujahideen like Shah Waliullah and Shah Abdul Aziz.[2][3]

Islamic services[edit]

Shah Abdur Rahim was a Sufi and an Hanafi scholar who has written work of Islamic law. He taught at the Madrasa Rahimiyya, a theological college, or seminary, that he helped establish. The institution would become an important part of the religious emancipation of Muslim India, as it provided a starting point for later religious reformers.[4]


He was leading scholar of traditional sciences.[5] Some of his works include[6]


  1. ^ "Maulana Shah Abdur Rahim - Biography".
  2. ^ Sadia Dehlvi (26 December 2012). THE SUFI COURTYARD: DARGAHS OF DELHI. HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 234–. ISBN 978-93-5029-473-4.
  3. ^ The Pakistan Review. Ferozsons. 1966.
  4. ^ "Dehlavi, Shah Waliullah |".
  5. ^ Yoginder Sikand (24 August 2005). Bastions of The Believers: Madrasas and Islamic Education in India. Penguin Books Limited. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-93-5214-106-7.
  6. ^ "Risail Shah Abdul Rahim Dehlavi - Urdu translation". 2008.

Further reading[edit]

M. A. A. Thanvi. M.A.A.THANVI S STORIES OF SAINT. Adam Publishers & Distributors. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-81-7435-115-9