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Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlawi

Post  IbnMuhammad on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:54 pm


Have any of the shuyookh come across any academic works regarding criticisms of Shah Walilullah Dehlawi?

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Re: Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlawi

Post  khalillaher on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:57 pm

Criticism, as in against right?

If you mean a thorough critique of Shah sb, I'm not aware of any such work. 'Allamah Zahid al-Kawthari and Sheikh Abdur Rashid No'mani have criticised him for certain isolated views.

Their criticism doesn't hold much weight, especially Allama Kawthari's [ra] . I've been made aware that a fuller critique of Allamah Kawthari's [ra] criticism has recently been done by Musa Ferber.

I think the fundamental issue between ‘Allamah al-Kawthari [ra] and Shah Sb. [ra] is that of methodology and approach to fiqh.


Allamah Zahid [ra] has criticised him from his Fiqh Hanafi bias.

You can download Kawthari's Maqalaat from here:
http://www.archive.org/details/makalat.pdf

Also, see here for Kawthari discussion:

http://www.suhaibwebb.com/islam-studies/shaykh-akram-nadwi-on-shah-waliullah-and-the-hujjat-by-andrew-booso/

I hope this helps.

Just to add that some student's of Allamah Kashmiri felt that he wasn't too fond of Shah Sb. I haven't discovered any evidence for this.


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