The learned Amat al-Ghafur Bint Ishaq[1] bin Afdhal al-‘Umari al-Dehlawi was among the righteous and pious women. She was an authority in the sciences of fiqh and hadith. She studied under her father and remained in his company for a considerable amount of time. Thereafter, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qayyum ibn ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Siddiqi al-Burhanwi[2] married her and moved to Bhopal (from Delhi). Whenever he faced a problem in fiqh or hadith, he would consult her and benefit from her. 

Al-I’lam bi man fi Tarikh al-Hind min al-A’lam (Nuzhat al-Khawatir), Volume 7, Page 89


[1] The great Imam and Hadith scholar Shah Muhammad Ishaq ibn Muhammad Afdhal al-‘Umari al-Dehlawi, great-grandson of Shah Waliullah al-Dehlawi.
[2] He was a Hadith scholar and Hanafi jurist of 13th century (AH) India. He was a student of his father-in-law, Shah Muhammad Ishaq al-Dehlawi. His father, the great scholar and Imam Mawlana ‘Abd al-Hayy Burhanwi, was a disciple of Shah Sayyad Ahmad Shahid and a compatriot of the famous Imam and Mujahid Shah Isma’il Shahid. From among the Deobandi ‘ulama, Mawlana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri in particular benefited from him.

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