The Pride Of Gujarat, Mufti ‘Abd al-Rahim Lajpuri[1]

A Student of ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri


When Mawlana ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri came to Gujarat (India) after resigning from [his teaching post at Dar al-‘Ulum] Deoband, he resided at Rander[2] for one month. The principal of Jami‘ah [Husayniyah], Mawlana Ibrahim Randeri requested that the students of Jami‘ah be able to benefit from the esteemed ‘Allamah. Accordingly, ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri agreed to teach two lessons. Therefore, Mufti [‘Abd al-Rahim Lajpuri], along with the class of Mawlana Muhammad Sa‘id Randeri, would attend lessons at the residence of [‘Allamah Anwar] Shah. He taught this class Nur al-Anwar and Sharh al-Wiqayah.


Hayat-e-‘Abd al-Rahim, (Maktabah al-Marghub, Vol 1, 2002 ed.) p. 78-79

[1] The renowned Hanafi Jurist of India, author of Fatawa Rahimiyah, which is possibly the only fatwa work compiled in the Sub-continent to have been published in three languages; Gujarati, Urdu and English.

[2] A town situated near the city of Surat in the Indian state of Gujarat. . It is perhaps most well-known due to its two long-standing Islamic seminaries. The first, Jami‘ah Ashrafiyah was founded in 1870 CE (1286 AH). The second, Jami‘ah Husayniyah was founded in 1335 AH (1919 CE).