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:: Biography of Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi

Examplar of IslamicLiving, Exponent of Islam, Defender of Islamic Identity (1914 – 31 December, 1999)

During the twentieth century, Muslim India has produced great Islamic theologians,interpreters of the Quran, scholars of Hadith, Islamic jurists, historians, propagators of the faith, social reformers and educationists, but one cannotname another Islamic scholar whose concerns covered the entire spectrum of the collective existence of the Muslim Indians as a living community in thenational and international context, who, for decades, enjoyed universalrespect, and who was accepted by the non-Muslims, at the highest level, as the legitimate spokesman for the concerns and aspirations of the entire community. Read the rest of this entry »

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:: Biography of Maulana Inaamul Hasan; Third Ameer of Tableeghi Jamaat

When Allah Ta’aala favors some one He makes unseen arrangements for all the necessary things. The learned say that there are two things which play an important role in making a person’s personality. One of the two things is one’s family because the family traditions and virtues are transmitted from one generation to another. Read the rest of this entry »

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:: Biography of Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlavi; Second Ameer of Tableeghi Jamaat

Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf Al-Kandhlawi was born on 25 Jumada I, 1335 H, corresponding to 20 March 1917 at Kandahla in India. His family was well-known for its Islamic scholarship and total devotion. His father, Sheikh Muhammad Ilyas Al-Kandhlawi (d. 1943), played an important role in the reform movement led by two scholars, Ahmad ibn Irfan and Muhammad Ismaeel, both of whom were to be martyrs. The reform movement aimed to remove all deviation from people’s beliefs and return them to the pure Islamic faith. Several scholars in his family studied under Sheikh Abd Al-Azeez ibn Ahmad ibn Abd Al-Raheem Al-Dahlawi, a highly reputable scholar of Hadith. Indeed the family produced a long line of famous scholars who were devoted to the study of Hadith and Fiqh, as well as other Islamic studies. Read the rest of this entry »

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:: Biography of Maulana Muhammad Ilyas; First Ameer of Tableeghi Jamaat (RA)

Early Days

On the outskirts of Delhi, near the tomb of Khwaja Nizamuddin, there lived, some seventy years ago, a godly person in the house on top of the red gate of the historical building called Chaunsath Khamba. His name was Maulana Mohammad Ismail. Read the rest of this entry »

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:: Biography of Shaykh al-Hadith, Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi

In the last century, India has undoubtedly become an important center for the study of hadith, and the scholars of India have become well-known for their passion for religious knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »

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