Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

Get access

Shāh Walī Allāh
(507 words)

Aḥmad Walī Allāh ibn ‘Abd al-Raḥīm al-‘Umarī l-Dihlawī

Date of Birth: 21 February 1703

Place of Birth: Delhi

Date of Death: 20 August 1762

Place of Death: Delhi


Shāh Walī Allāh was the son of ʿAbd al-Raḥīm, a practising Sufi and a learned jurist appointed to work on the definitive compilation of legal opinions known as the Fatāwā-i ʿĀlamgīrī. He was best known for founding the Madrasa Raḥīmiyya in the Firuz Shāhī are…

Cite this page
M. Ramsey, Charles, “Shāh Walī Allāh”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>

▲   Back to top   ▲