Monday, February 16, 2009

Maulana Jalil Ahsan Nadvi

Maulana Jaleel Ahsan Nadvi, a scholar and Muhaddis of eminence, was born in 1924 in Karmaini(near Chandpatti) Azamgarh district of U.P. He fell victim to polio in his very childhood and was handicapped by the right limbs. He got education in Madrasatul Islah, Darul Uloom, Deoband; Darul Uloom, Dalihial and Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow. He had a deep insight into the Holy Qur’ān.
He joined the Jamaat in 1946. He was busy rendering books form Arabic into Urdu in the company of Maulana Masood Alam Nadvi in Darul Uruvia. But his weak health, in addition to the climate, compelled him to leave for Madarsatul Islah. He joined the Sanwi Darsgah, Rampur in 1952. It was an institution established by the Jamaat for English-knowing students. Later on, he taught in Madrasatul Islah and Jamiatul Falah, Bilariaganj and Jamia Darul Huda, Karim Nagar, A.P. Teaching was indeed his favourite field. Hundreds of his pupils are today serving the Islamic Movement. He had also mastery over writing. He published dozens of articles and a few books on Hadith. His book Zaad-e-Raahhas achieved so much popularity that more than fifty editions of it have been published in India and Pakistan. Besides, his addresses and Dars-e-Qur’ān-wa-hadees were very heart-touching and affective. He died in 1981.

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