Mirza Abul Fazl
Who is Mirza Abul Fazl?
Abul Fazl, Mirza, was a native of East Bengal, now Bangladesh, later moved to Allahabad, India. Among the contemporary Muslim scholars Dr Mirza Abul Fazl, learned in Arabic and Sanskrit, was a pioneer who took interest in the study of the chronological order of the Qur`an and invited the attention of Muslim scholars towards its importance.
Dr Mirza was the great grandson of Haji Ali Shirazi. His genealogical tree as described in his dictionary of the Qur'an, Ghrib ul Quran is Mirza Abul Fazl, son of Fayyaz Ali, son of Nauroz Ali son of Haji Ali Shirazi. It cannot be ascertained as to when his remote ancestors came to India and settled in Bengal. This family belonged to Shiite school of thought.
His early education was completed in Bengal and on the basis of distinctions received during the course of his education, he was admitted to M.A. and Ph.D. in Berlin with a scholarship. His subject in M.A. was Sanskrit.
In his late thirties that Dr. Mirza Abul Fazl started to study the Qur'an. As in the case of studying other sacred scriptures he tried to delve deep into the true spirit of the Qur'an directly from original text.
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