Shah Abdur Rahim

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Shah Abdur Rahim(Ur شاہ عبدرھیم Hn शाह अब्दुर्रहीम) (1644-1719) was a sufi Syed[1] and a scholar 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 was descendant of Abdul Azeez and became a disciple of Khwaja Khurd son of Khawaja Baqi billah a revered Sufi of Delhi. He got the training under learned Chishti Sufis. 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]

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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]

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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