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Bibliography: Shah Wali Allah Studies

(A Summarized Version of Dr. Marcia K. Hermansen’s Extensive Bibliography)

Primary Texts by Shah Wali Allah

Wali Allah, Shah. Altaf al-quds fi ma‘arifat lata’if al-nafs. Delhi: Matba-i Ahmadi, n.d.

Original Persian with Urdu Translation by Mawlana Sufi ‘Abd al-Hamid Swati. Gujranwala: Idara-i Nashr-o Isha‘at Madrassa Nusrat al-‘Ulum, 1993.

English translation by G. N. Jalbani titled The Sacred Knowledge of the Higher Functions of the Mind (Altaf al-Quds). London: Octagon Press, 1982.

_____. Al-Budur Al-Bazighah: The Rising Moons. Tr. G.N. Jalbani. New Delhi: Kitab

Bhavan, 1997.

_____. Al-Khair al-Kathīr (Arabic). Cairo: Maktabat al-Qahira, 1974. Urdu translation by

Mawlana ‘Ubaid Allah Sindhi. Lahore: Makki Dar al-Kutub, 1997.

_____. Sata’at. Tr. G.N. Jalbani. New Delhi: Kitab Bhavan, 1992.

_____. Hujjatullahi al-Baligha. Lahore: Maktaba-i Rahmania, no year.

_____. Maktub-i Madani. Tr. Muhammad Hanif Nadawi. Lahore: Idara-i Thaqafat-i Islamiya,

1965.  

_____. Qurrat al-‘Aynain fi tafdid al-Shaikhain (Persian). Lahore: Maktaba al-Salafiya, 1976.

_____. Sata‘at. English Translation by G. N. Jalbani. New Delhi: Kitab Bhavan, 1992.

 

Secondary Sources

Abbott, Freeland. “The Decline of the Mughal Empire and Shāh Walī Allāh.” The Muslim World

52 (January 1962): 115-123.

‘Abdul Bāqī, Muhammad. “Theories of State and Problems of Sociology as Expounded by and

Indian Muslim Divine of the Eighteenth Century.” Islamic Review XXXVIII (1950): 9-14.

Ahmad, M. Bashir. “Psychophysics of Waliullah.” The Pakistan Philosophical Journal 8 (1964):

74-77.

Ahmad, Aziz. “An Eighteenth-Century Theory of the Caliphate.” Studia Islamica XXVIII

(1968): 135-144.

_____. “Political and Religious Ideas of Shāh Walī-Ullāh of Delhi.” The Muslim World

52 (Jan. 1962): 22-30.

Akbarabadi, Mawlana Sa‘id Ahmad. Musalmano ka uruj-o zawal. Lahore: Idara-i Islamiyat,

1983.

Ansari, M. ‘Abdul Haq. “Shah Waliy Allah Attempts to Revise Wahdatu’l-Wujūd.” Islamic

Quarterly 28, no. 3 (1984): 150-165.

Ansari, Zafar Ishaq. “Shāh Walī Allāh and Fiqhī Disagreements.” Iqbal 15 (Jan.-Mar. 1967): 44-

52.

Anwar, Zulfiqar and A. Sattar Khan. “The Movement of Shah Waliullah and its Political

Impact.” Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan 32, no. 4: 13-23.

Asiri, Fazle Mahmud. “Shāh Walī Allāh as a Politician.” Islamic Literature VII, no. 3 (1955):

35-41.

_____. “Shāh Walī Allāh as a Mystic.” Islamic Culture 26 (April 1952): 1-26.

_____. “Shāh Walī Allāh on Social Evolution.” Visva-Bharati Quarterly XVI (1950): 217-226.

Baljon, J. M. S. “A Comparison Between the Qur’anic Views of ‘Ubayd Allah Sindhi and Shāh

Walī Allāh.” Islamic Studies 16, iii (1977): 179-188.

_____. “Prophetology of Shāh Walī Allah.” Islamic Studies 9 (1970): 69-79.

_____. Religion and Thought of Shah Wali Allah Dihlawi, 1703-1762. Leiden: Brill,

1986.

Beg, Moazziz Ali. “Shah Waliullah’s Concept of Millat-e-Qaswa and the Problem of

International Justice in the 21st Century.” Journal of Objective Studies 14: 41-57.

Bhatti, Mohammad Shafique. “The Process of History Interpreting: Shah Waliullah’s Concept of

Ayyam Allah.” Pakistan Journal of History and Culture 19 (1998): 81-107.

Dallal, Ahmad. “The Origins and Objectives of Islamic Revivalist Thought: 1750-1850.” Journal

of the American Oriental Society 113.3 (1993): 341-359.

al-Faruque, Muhammad. “Some Aspects of Muslim Revivalist Movements in India During the

18th Century: The Activities of Shāh Walī-Allāh of Delhi.” Islamic Culture LXIII (63), 3

(July 1989): 19-41.

Geaves, Ron. “A Comparison of the Ideas of Maulana Mawdudi (1903-1980) and Shah Wali-

Allah (1703-1762): A Pure Islam or Cultural Heritage.” The Islamic Quarterly XLI, no. 3 (1997): 167-186.

al-Ghazali, Muhammad. “Universal Social Culture: An Empirico-Revelational Paradigm of Shāh

Walī Allāh.” The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 11 (1994): 13-24.

Ghazi, Mahmood Ahmad. Islamic Renaissance in South Asia (1707-1867): The Role of Shah

Wali Allah and His Successors. New Delhi: Adam Publishers, 2004.

Halepota, A. J. “Shah Waliyullah and His System.” Systematics 6 (Summer 1968): 141-155.

_____. “Shāh Waliyullāh and Iqbāl, the Philosophers of Modern Age.” Islamic Studies

13 (December 1974): 225-234.

Hermansen, Marcia K. “The Current State of Shāh Walī Allāh Studies.” Hamdard Islamicus 11,

no. 3 (1988): 17-30.

_____. “Mystical Paths and Authoritative Knowledge: A Semiotic Approach to

Sufi Cosmological Diagrams.” Religious Studies and Theology 12, no. 1 (1992): 52-77.

_____. “Shah Wali Allah of Delhi’s Arrangement of the Subtle Spiritual Centers (Lata’if).”

Studies in Islam July 1982: 137-150.

_____. “Shāh Walī Allāh of Delhi’s Hujjat Allāh al-Bāligha: Tension between the Universal and

the Particular in an Eighteenth-Century Islamic Theory of Religious Revelation.” Studia

Islamica 63 (1986): 143-157.

_____. “Shah Wali Allah’s Theory of the Subtle Spiritual Centers (Lata’if): A

Sufi Model of Personhood and Self-Transformation.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 47, no. 1 (1988): 1-25.

_____. “Visions as ‘Good to Think’: A Cognitive Approach to Visionary Experience in Islamic

Sufi Thought.” Religion 27 (1997): 25-43.

Husain, Mawlavi M. Hidayat. “The Persian Autobiography of Shah Waliullah bin ‘Abd al-

Rahim al-Dihlavi.” Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (1912): 161-175.

Husain, Tasadduq. “The Sufi Epistemology of Shah Waliullah.” Journal of Objective Studies 14:

59-89.

Islahi, Abdul Azim. “Shāh Walī Allāh’s Concept of al-Irtifāqāt.” Journal of Objective Studies 2, i (1990): 46-63.

Jalbani, G. N. Teachings of Shah Waliyullah of Delhi. Lahore: Muhammad Ashraf, 1967. 

Khan, Ahmad. “A Unique Manuscript of Fath al-Rahmān by Shāh Walī Allāh.” Islamic Culture 55 (1981): 77-82.

Khan, Hafiz A. Ghaffar. “Shāh Walī Allāh: On the Nature, Origin, Definition, and Classification of Knowledge.” Journal of Islamic Studies 3, no. 2 (1992): 203-13.

Khan, Shafi Ali. “Nationalist ‘Ulama’s Interpretation of Shāh Walī Allah’s Thought and Movement.” Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society 37, part III (July 1989): 209-248.

Mahmud, Fazle. “An Exhaustive Study of the Life of Shah Wali Allah Dehlavi.”

Oriental College Magazine XXXIII (3), no. 129 (1956): 1-45.

Malik, Hafeez. “Shāh Walī Allāh’s Last Testament: Al-Maqāla al-Wa‘ziyya fi al-Nasīha al-

Wasiyya.” The Muslim World 63 (April 1973): 105-118.

Mallick, Muhammad Tahir. “Rationale of Jihād as Expounded by Shāh Walī Allāh of Delhi.”

Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society 34, part I (1986): 14-25.

Mian, Mawlana Sayyid Muhammad. ‘Ulama-i Hind ka shandar madi (Volume 2 on Shah Wali

Allah). Karachi: Maktaba-i Rashidiya, n.d.

Nadwi, Mawlana Sayyid Abul Hasan ‘Ali. Tarikh-i Da‘wat-o Azimat (Volume 5: Tadhkira-i

Hadrat Shah Wali Allah Muhaddith-i Dihlawi). Karachi: Majlis-i Nashriyat-i Islam, n.d.

Nadwi, Sayyid Wasi Mazhar. Ifadat-i Shah Wali Allah Dihlawi. Toronto: Matbu‘at-i Fikr-o

Nazr, 2005.

Nizami, Khaliq Ahmad. “Shāh Walīullah of Delhi: His Thought and Contribution.” Islamic

Culture 54 (1980): 141-152.

Palānpūrī, Mufti Sa‘īd Ahmad. Rahmat Allah al-Wasi‘a sharh Hujjat Allah al-Baligha. 5 vols.

Karachi: Zam Zam, 2004.

Rahbar, Muhammad Daud. “Shāh Walī Ullāh and Ijtihad: A Translation of Selected Passages

from His ‘Iqb al-Jid fi Ahkam al-Ijtihad Wa-l-Taqlid.” The Muslim World 45 (December 1955): 346-358.

Rizvi, Saiyid Athar Abbas. Shah Wali-Allah and His Times. Canberra: Ma’rifat Publishing

House, 1980.

Shafi, Mufti Muhammad. Futuh al-Hind. Karachi: Idarat al-Ma‘arif, 2003.

Shahid, Shah Muhammad Isma‘il. ‘Abaqat: Being an Exposition of Shah Waliyullah’s Sataat

and Lamahat. English translation by G. N. Jalbani. New Delhi: Kitab Bhavan, 1994.

Vahiduddin, Syed. “Shah Waliullah (1703-63) and Shah ‘Abdul ‘Aziz (1746-1824) Critically

Reconsidered.” Islam in India 2 (1985): 271-281.