He was born in 1551 (958 AH) in Delhi, hence the suffix Dehlavi to his name. He went on become a noted writer in Arabic and Persian, who won favour from both Mughal Emperors, Jahangir (r.1605-28) and Shah Jahan (r.1628-58), and in time became a respected scholar on Islam. His ancestors were natives of Bokhara, and later while visiting Delhi was ennobled and attached to the Mughal Royal Court at Delhi. His father too made a name for himself in the courts.
In 996 AH, 1587 CE, he made the pilgrimage to Mecca, where he stayed remained for the next two years studying the Prophetic traditions (Hadith) and Sufism under various noted scholars. Upon his return to Delhi, he taught for half a century, and authored more than 100 works(he wrote more than 1000 books in total), noted among them a history of Medina, a biography of Muhammad, and a work on the lives of saints. He died in Delhi, in 1642 (1052 AH), and has over 40 works to his name.
His mausoleum, today exists at the edge of Hauz-i-Shamsi near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, Delhi.
Abdulhaq Haqqi Muhaddith Dehlavi-> Noorul Haq Mashriki Muhaddith Dehlavi-> Nurullah Muhaddith Dehlavi-> Muhibullah-> Noorulhaq-> Muhibul haq Shahi Mufti of Delhi-> Nizamuddin Tarbiyat Khan Aataliq of Crown Prince of Shah Alam Emperor of India-> Khan Bhahadur Ikramuddin Shahi Mufti Sadr-e-Amin Delhi-> Khan Sahib Ehsanul Haq-> Khan Bhahadur Anwarul Haq Mir Munshi Rajputana-> Khan Bhahadur Salamul Haq Post Master General (d. 1931)->1. Khan Sahib Salim Ul Haq (eldest son d. 1970, Lahore, Pakistan) 2. Tasneemul Haq (youngest son)-> Abdulhaq Farhan Dehlavi( Living lone Descendant from The Muftiwallan Branch of Delhi)at Delhi
“Akhbar al Akhyar”, 16th Century. Urdu Edition 1990.
Sharh Mishkat Shareef known as Ashatul Lam’at
Perfection of Faith (Translation), Adam Publishers.
Tārīh-i Haqqī (The History by Haqq). General history of South Asia from the time of the Ğūrids to the 42nd year of Mughal Emperor Akbar’s reign (1005/1596-7).
Takmeel-Ul-Iman (Farsi) – Book regarding beliefs of Suni Muslims.
He was descendent of Agha Muhammad Turk who came to Subcontinent from Bukhara.
“Aashoora” – A book containing 16-17 pages written on the day of Aashoora
“Taeede Hanafi Mazhab” – book written on Hanafi Madhab
Tohfa Ithna Ashari
Taaruf Fiqh o Tasawwuff
Zubdat-ul-Aasaar Talkhees Bahjat-ul-Asraar
Sharah Fatooh Ul Ghaib
Milad e Rasool e Azam
Tareekh e Madina