What is the definition of an Alim?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Deoband Waqf
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what is the definition of Alim???


Ref. No. 41/1034

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

‘Alim’ means a person who has deep and comprehensive Islamic knowledge. In our time, the one who completed the customary syllabus of Islamic sciences from a reliable madrasa is called ‘Alim.’  

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta            

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.