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!