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Ali, Abdullah Yusuf (1872-1953), Indian civil servant and Islamic scholar

K. Humayun Ansari

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/95416
Ali, Abdullah Yusuf (1872-1953), Indian civil servant and Islamic scholar

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Ali, Abdullah Yusuf (1872-1953), Indian civil servant and Islamic scholar, was born on 4 April 1872 in Surat, Gujarat, India. His father, Yusuf Ali Allahbuksh, otherwise Khan Bahadur Yusuf Ali, a Shi'i in the Dawoodi Bohra tradition, had abandoned the traditional occupation of his community, business, and entered instead the ...

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