The Distinguished Researcher and Litterateur: Mawlana Manāzir Ahsan Gīlāni
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“All of the manāzir of Manāzir Ahsan are ahsan.” – Mawlana Thanawi
Mawlana Manāzir Ahsan Gīlāni رحمه الله is often referred to as Muhaqqiq al-Islam (the researcher of Islam), Sultān al-Qalam (King of the Pen), and Mutakallim al-Millah …

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Extracted from The Treasure of this World and the Hereafter
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