Digital Rare Book:
Shah Waliallah and His Times
By Sayyid Athar Abbas Rizvi
Published by Ma'rifat Publishing House , Canberra - 1980
A study of eighteenth century Islam, politics and society in India.
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Quṭb ad-Dīn Aḥmad Walī Allāh ibn ‘Abd ar-Raḥīm al-‘Umarī ad-Dihlawī 1703–1762), commonly known as Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, was an Indian Islamic scholar, muhaddith and reformer.
Shah Waliullah was born Ahmad in 1703 to Shah Abdur Rahim, a compiler of the compilation of the Hanafi lexicon, Fatawa-e-Alamgiri. His father was the founder of the Madarssa-i-Rahimiya. Shah Abdur Rahim was on the committee appointed by Aurangzeb for compilation of the code of law, Fatwa-e-Alamgiri. His grandfather, Sheikh Wajihuddin, was an important officer in the army of Shah Jahan.
He had a son who was also a famous religious scholar, Shah Abdul Aziz.