Muhammad Shibli Numani

(d. 1914)

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(d. 1914)

Founder of Urdu historiography. Wrote several biographies of heroes of Islam. Convinced that Islam needed to be revived from within and that Muslims of his time could learn valuable lessons from past heroes. Established Dar al-Musannifin to organize a school of writers who would engage in the highest traditions of Islamic scholarship.

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