Shaykh Muhammad Hayya al- Sindi

(d. 1750)

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(d. ca. 1750)

Major hadith teacher in Medina. Born in India. Member of the Naqshbandi Sufi order. Encouraged the practice of independent reasoning (ijtihad) in legal matters, rather than adherence to medieval interpretations. Opposed to popular religious practices associated with saints and tombs. Taught and influenced several major eighteenth-century revivalists and reformists.

Subjects: Islam.

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