Departing Elders: Mawlana Saleemullah Khan (d. January 15th, 2017)
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By Jamia Farooqia Karachi
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Saleemullah Khan, the son of Abdul Aleem Khan, was born in District Muzaffarnagar, India. He belongs to Hasanpur, Lohari of Doaba, U.P. which is famous for the …

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Question:
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Answer:
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