EVALUATING THE LIFE OF MAULANA MUHAMMAD ISMAEEL AL-UDVI, AL-SINDHI

Mukhtiar A. Kandhro, Bashir Ahmed Rind

Abstract


Many South Asian religious scholars including Shah Waliullah (d. 1762), Shibli Nomani (d. 1914), and Muhammad Hayat al-Sindhi (d. 1750) have extensively been studied. However, one most important scholarly figure of twentieth century  South Asia remains shadowy figure. One such scholar is Maulana Muhammad Ismaeel al-Udvi, al-Sindhi, who not only played very important role, if not leading, in the Khilafat Movement before the partition of India, but also played a vital role in strengthening the religio-political party of Pakistan, the  Jamaat  Islami  after  the  partition. On  the other hand, beside his teaching career in various religious institutions, which lasted about fifty years, al-Udvi wrote some very important works in Arabic including exegetical dictionary of the Qur’an and a treatise on the doctrine of Ijazul Qur’an (inimitability of the Qur’an), adopting new methodology and introducing new arguments in the field. Therefore, this paper attempts to present brief study of his life, works and scholarly influence in the region.


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