Muhammad Zakariya ibn Muhammad Yahya Siddiq Kandhlawi, a well-known hadith scholar of Islamic thoughts was born in 1898 at Kandhla, India. In his early age he started learning to his father’s madrasah. There he learnt hadith from his father. After graduating in 1915, he secured a position as a teacher at the school. He was a prominent Sufi Shaykh of the Sabiri-Imdadi branch of the Chishti order. He started living in Medinah from the year 1973. There he breathed his last in 1898.