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Sayyid Sulayman Nadwi

(d. 1953)


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(d. 1953)

A leading religious scholar of twentieth-century South Asia. He is the author, together with his teacher, Shibli Numani, of the multivolume Sirat al-nabi (Life of the Prophet) in the Urdu language, as well as of numerous other works on history, historiography, and Islamic studies in general. In 1915 he founded the Dar al-Musannifin (Writers Institute), a research academy devoted to the study of Islam, at Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, India. In 1952 he emigrated to Pakistan, where he contributed to the constitutional debates on the place of Islam in public life in the country.

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