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Abd al-Aziz, Shah

The Oxford Dictionary of Islam
John L. EspositoJohn L. Esposito

Abd al-Aziz, Shah 

(d. 1824)

Indian Islamic scholar and son of Shah Wali Allah (d. 1762), the foremost alim of eighteenth-century India. Prolific author of a wide range of works. Known primarily for his epistles refuting Shiism, the most important and controversial of which is Tuhfah-i ithna ashariyah (1789–90).