|Birthname||Muhammad Zakariya Kandhlawi|
|born on||2 February 1898 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Kandhla, India, 29n19, 77e16|
|Timezone||LST m80e15 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||13°58' 28°51 Asc. 21°47'|
Sunni Hanafi Islamic scholar of the Deobandi school of Islamic thought in India, particularly known as a scholar of hadith and an influential ideologue of Tablighi Jamaat, the missionary and reform movement founded by his uncle, Maulana Muhammad Ilyas. The writings of Zakariya constitute much of the group's basic reading material in the form of Faza'il-i A`mal. Originally composed in Urdu but translated into several languages, Faza'il-i A`mal contains several of his treatises on the virtues of different subjects, including Faza'il-i Qur'an (Virtues of the Qur'an), Faza'il-i Ramazan (Virtues of Ramadan), and Faza'il-i Namaz (Virtues of Salah). He wrote more than one hundred works.
Muhammad Zakariya fell ill on Sunday 16 May 1982 in the blessed city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. His condition deteriorated a week later resulting in serious breathing problems on Monday 24 May 1982. His final words were "Allah, Allah" and he died at 5:40 pm (source: Wikipedia).
Sy Scholfield quotes data from online bios: "Life of Hazrat Shaykh ul Hadith" by Allamah Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (2004) : "Maulana Shaikh Muhammad Zakariyya bin Maulana Shaikh Muhammad Yahya bin Shaikh Ismail Al Kandhlawi was born on Thursday 11th of Ramadhaan, 1315 hijri (2/2/1898), in a deeply religious and pious family." The source is given as follows: "The- above information was extracted from the prefaces by Hadhrat Maulana Yusuf Banuri R.A., and Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadawi to the book 'Awjazul Masaalik', and other books by Hadhrat Shaikh Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya. Saheb." Same data on his Wikipedia bio: "Muhammad Zakariya was born at 11 pm on Thursday, 11 Ramadan 1315 AH (Wednesday, 2 February 1898) in the house of his mother's step-grandmother, Maryam, in the town of Kandhla in the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh, India" .
- Vocation : Religion : Other Religion (Scholar of Islam)
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Over 100 works)