Don't Pay Heed to Rumours: Darul Uloom Remains Calm
The situation in Darul Uloom Deoband is normal and all the administrative and educational activities are going on well.
Last night some mischievous elements from outside Darul Uloom tried to vitiate the situation in Darul Uloom campus, but due to timely action of Maulana Abdul Khaliq Madrasi, Maulana Abdul Khaliq Sambhali and other respected teachers these bad intentions met failure. The situation soon returned to normalcy and students attended their classes till after Isha. The Darul Uloom administration enjoys full support of staff, students and the Deoband citizens.
Darul Uloom opened as usual this morning. All the offices and classrooms are normally working. Hadhrat Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi attended the VC Office and had a goodwill meeting with the teaching staff.
I appeal to all well-wishers of Darul Uloom not to pay attention to rumours. The news published in newspapers are baseless and exaggerated.
I request you also to pray Allah to protect this Islamic Centre from the mischief and envy of the mischievous and envious people.
(Maulana) Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi
Mohtamim, Darul Uloom Deoband
Hadhrat Maulana Usman Ghani Shaikhul Hadeeth of Mazahirul Uloom (Waqf) Saharanpur passed away today morning (13-01-2011 Thursday) in Saharanpur.
Maulana was 90 and was bedridden for a long time. He was teaching Bukhari Shareef and other Hadith books for about 22 years as Professor of Hadith in Mazahir Uloom Qadeem Saharanpur. He was appointed as Professor of Hadith in Mazahir Uloom Qadeem in 1988 and succeeded Mufti Muzaffar Hussain after the later's demise.
Maulana was born in 1922 in Chilmil dist Begusrai of Bihar. He got his higher Islamic education at Darul Uloom Deoband in 1950.
He wrote several books and commentaries of Hadith books espeically a complete commentray of Sahih Bukhari in Urdu entitled 'Nasr al-Bari' in 13 volumes.
He was laid to rest in Haji Shah Kamal graveyrad beside the elders of Mazahir Uloom Saharanpur.
May Allah have mercy on him and shower His blessings on his departed soul!
Deoband.Net 11 Jan 2011
The Majlis Shura held in Darul Uloom Deoband on 10/01/2011 Mon selected Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanwi as new Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband. Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanwi replaced Maulana Marghoorbur Rahman who passed away on 08/12/2010.
The Majlis Shura voted for the new mohtamim post and Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanwi was selected with majority.
Maulana Vastanwi is a renowned scholar and philiothrophist and Mohatmim of Jamia Ishaatul Uloom Akkalkuwa Maharashtra. He runs many Islamic institutions, seminaries and modern institutes.
Read the news in Urdu at:
Maulana Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, a Member of Majlis Shura (Exsecutive Body) of Darul Uloom Deoband was selected as new Acting Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband following the sad demise of Maulana Marghoobur Rahman, Mohtamim (VC / Rector) of Darul Uloom Deoband.
This decision was taken by 6 Majlis members who met in Deoband on 09/12/2010 Thu and appointed Maulana Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani as Acting Mohtamim till the next Majlis Shura meeting which is scheduled to be held on 11/01/2011. The present Majlis members consulted the other absent members on phone and then reached to this decision.
Maulana Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani is well-known scholar of hadith, Mufti, orator and Shaikhul Hadith of Jamia Islamia in Varansi UP.
Some Links about Mohtamim sb:
OBITUARY: Maulana Marghoobur Rahman (1914-2010) http://www.indianmuslimobserver.com/2010/12/obituary-maulana-marghoobur-rahman-1914.html
The man who issued fatwa against terror
News Clippings (Urdu)
Link from Darul Uloom Website:
Urdu News: http://darululoom-deoband.com/urdu/news/shownews.php?id=54
English News: http://www.darululoom-deoband.com/english/news/shownews.php?id=13
Sad News: Maulana Marghoobur Rahman, Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband Dies
The new Hijri year 1432 came with a sad news.
Just we have come to know that Maulana Marghoobur Rahman, Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband, died in his hometwon Bijnor UP. He was suufering from various diseases and was bedridden from past several months. He was 96 and one of the most senior Ulama of Deoband.
Maulana Marghoobur Rahman was born in 1914 in Bijnor. He came to Darul Uloom Deoband in 1929 and studied on Shaikhul Islam Maulana Hussain Madani and other great Ulama.
He was appointed as Member Shura of Darul Uloom Deoband in 1962. Later, after Hakimul Islam Qari Muhammad Tayyib sb, in 1981 he was assigned the post of Mohtamim which he continued to hold till now.
His janaza is being brought from Bijnor to Deoband. The janaza salah (funeral prayer) will be held in Deoband after Isha at 9 pm.