Hakim al-Ummat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah shower His mercy upon him) said about the women of Kandhla[1]

‘‘Most of the women from the town of Kandhla have studied upto [the level of] Mishkat and Durr al-Mukhtar. There are very few women [there] who have not memorized the Qur’an and remain asleep the entire night during Ramadan.’’ 

Majalis-e-Hakim al-Ummat (Karachi: Dar al-Isha‘at, Dhu ‘l-Qa‘dah, 1366 AH ed.) p. 147 compiled by Mufti Muhammad Shafi‘ Usmani.

[1] A town situated in the Indian state of U.P. It lies in between the city of Delhi and Saharanpur. It was the home town of many senior ‘ulama such as Mufti Ilahi Bakhsh Kandhlawi, Mawlana Muzaffar Husayn Kandhlawi, Mawlana Nur al-Hasan Kandhlawi, Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi and Mawlana Muhammad Ilyas kandhlawi (may Allah shower His mercy upon them all).