مولانا نعمت اللہ اعظمی
Maulana Nematullah Azmi, senior professor of Hadith at the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, has been unanimously elected president of the Islamic Fiqh Academy (India) at a meeting of its Board of Trustees held on 30 May 2011.
Maulana Azmi has been one of the vice-presidents of the Academy earlier while late Maulana Mufti Zafeeruddin Miftahi, ex-senior Mufti of Darul Uloom Deoband, was president of the Academy. The seat fell vacant after Mufti Zafeeruddin died last month in his native place in Darbhanga district of Bihar.
The meeting which was presided over by Maulana Burhanuddin Sambhali, senior vice-president of the Academy, expressed profound grief over the death of Mufti Zafeeruddin and prayed to Allah for his salvation.
The meeting decided to celebrate the Academy’s 20 years of success. It also discussed and approved other programmes and activities for 2011-2012.
The meeting was attended by Maulana Syed Nizamuddin (Ameer Shariat, Imarat Shariah Bihar Orissa Jharkhand, and a patron of the Academy), Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani (General Secretary of the Academy), Maulana Mufti Ashraf Ali Baqvi (vice-president of the Academy and Ameer Shariat Karnataka), Maulana Abdul Ahad Azhari (Shaikhul Hadith of Mahad Millat-Malegaon), Maulana Ateeq Ahmad Bastvi, Maulana Mohammad Ubaidullah Asadi, Maulana Ameen Usmani (all three secretaries of the Academy), Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam (Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies), Maulana Anisur Rahman Qasmi (Nazim-Imarat Shariah-Bihar Orissa Jharkhand), Maulana Qazi Mohammad Qasim Muzaffarpuri (Qazi Shariat- Bihar) and Mufti Ahmad Deolvi (Gujarat).
The Islamic Fiqh Academy (India) was established in 1989 by late Maulana Qazi Mujahidul Islam Qasmi to deliberate on the contemporary issues in the light of Islamic Shariah. Since its inception the Academy is engaged in research, orientation and other academic activities aimed at finding Islamic Shariah guidance on contemporary issues.
Hadhrat Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, the Acting Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband, leaves for Saudi Arabia today. He will perform Umrah there.
Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani will stay there for two weeks and will meet Ulama and personalities related to Darul Uloom Deoband in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.
It is noteworthy that some prominent Arab Ulama visited Darul Uloom Deoband, especially Imam of Haram Shaikh Abdur Rahman al-Sudais, Shaikh Aidh al-Qarni, Shaikh Awwamah etc in last February and March 2011. Mufti Sahib is expected to meet these Ulama as well.
Today, after Fajr SalahI, the wife of Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Saeed Palanpuri (Shaikhul Hadeeth Darul Uloom Deoband), passed away after a short illness. Her Janaza salah (funeral) was prayed in Darul Uloom after Zuhar Salah and she was laid to rest in Mazar Qasmi.
In sheer coincidence, just after some hours later, the wife of Hadhrat Maulana Riyasat Ali Bijnori (another senior Professor of Hadeeth in Darul Uloom Deoband) also passed away. She was bedridden for a long time. Her Her Janaza salah (funeral) was performed in Darul Uloom after Maghrib Salah and she was also burried in Mazar Qasmi.
The wife of Hadhrat Maulana Riyasat Ali Bijnori was daughter of Hadhrat Maulana Sultanul Haq, Nazim of Kutub Khana (library) in Darul Uloom Deoband.
May Allah grant forgiveness to them and give sabr to the concerning familes and members! May Allah elevate their ranks in the high abode of Jannah, Amen!
Impressions of Shaikh Abdur Rahman al-Sudais about Darul Uloom Deoband [March 2011]
دارالعلوم دیوبند کے متعلق شیخ عبد الرحمن السدیس کے تاثرات
تاثرات کا عربی متن
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله وصلی الله وسلم علی رسول الله اما بعد:
فقد یسر الله لي زيارة جامعة دارالعلوم ديوبند بدعوة کريمة منذ مديرها الفاضل الشيخ أرشد المدني أثناء اقامتها لمؤتمر عظمة الصحابة رضي الله عنهم. وقد سعدت بما غمروني به من حفاوة وحسن استقبال والمشارکة لهم من احتفاء کريم وجمع غفير، فجزاهم الله خيرا علی جهودهم المبارکة في هذا الصرح العلمي الشامخ والمعقل التربوي العريق. ونشکرهم علی ماقدموا ونوصيهم وأنفسنا بتقوی الله عز وجل وبذل مزيد من الجهود في خدمة العقيدة الصحيحة والمنهج السليم علی منهج سلفنا الصالح. بارک الله في جهودهم وسدد خطاهم. وصلی الله علی نبينا محمد و آله وصحبه
وکتبه عبد الرحمن السديس
With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful
Praise belongs to Allah and may Allah send blessings and peace to His Messenger
In deed, Allah gave me chance to visit the university of Darul Uloom Deoband on the kind invitation of Shaikh Arshad al-Madani during my stay (in Delhi) for the Conference of Azmat-e-Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them). I felt immensely pleasure by what they overwhelmed me with hospitality and good reception along with participation with them in kind reception and large crowd.
May Allah reward them for their noble efforts in this lofty academic castle and old educational fortress! We are grateful for their hospitality and warm reception. We advise them as well as ourselves to acquire taqwa (fear) of Allah and to spend more efforts in the service of right beliefs and the straight track in line with our pious elders. May Allah accept their efforts and guide their footsteps!
May Allah send blessings and peace to our Prophet Muhammad, his household and his Companions!
Written by: Abdur Rahman al-Sudais
20/04/1432 H = 26/03/2011