Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al ash-Sheikh, the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance of Saudi Arabia, visited Darul Uloom Deoband 16-02-2014 with a high profile delegation. He reached Darul Uloom at 10:00 am by Helicopter and will stayed there till evening. During his stay at Darul Uloom, he addressed the function held in his honour after ZUHAR prayer.
Earlier a five member delegation of Darul Uloom Deoband headed by Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim of Darul Uloom had paid an official visit to Riyadh in the first week of July 2013 on the invitation of Royal Saudi Family. During the meeting with the Darul Uloom delegation in July 2013, Mr. Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al ash-Sheikh said that Darul Uloom Deoband is one of the important and the biggest Islamic Institute of the Asia, which is rendering its services towards the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah.
Sheikh Abdul-Muhsin Al-Qasim Imam and Khateeb of Masjid An-Nabawi, Medina Munawwarah will also be in India to be a part of Azmat-e-Sahaba conference being organized by Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind in Assam on 28 February 2014.
8 August 2012 (29 Ramadhan 1434)
Darul Uloom Deoband's Royat Hilal Committee announced that moon of Shawwal was sighted at different places in the country and thus 9 Aug (Friday) will be Eid-ul-Fitr day, inshaAllah!.
May this Eid be a source of happiness, kindness and benefaction for all Muslims and the humanity at large, Amen!
Darul Uloom announced to hold Admission Test for the next academic year 1434-35 AH. The Test will be held in Shawwal starting from 19 August and ending up to 26 (11-18 Shawwal 1434).
دارالعلوم دیوبند میں امتحانات داخلہ کا اعلان
احتفى برئيس الجامعة الإسلامية دار العلوم بالهند آل الشيخ: التكفيريون والإرهابيون أحدثوا في الأمة حدثاً عظيماً وسببوا الكثير من الفرقة والفوضى في عدد من بلاد المسلمين الرياض - واس
أوضح وزير الشؤون الإسلامية والأوقاف والدعوة والإرشاد الشيخ صالح بن عبدالعزيز آل الشيخ أن علماء المملكة العربية السعودية دائماً يحرصون على الالتقاء بإخوانهم العلماء في عموم العالم الإسلامي وخاصة العلماء الذين لهم جهد ودور في تعليم الشريعة الإسلامية، وتأسيسها، وبقائها في الأجيال متعاقبة وأيضا تأكيد لدور العلماء في رد أعمال أهل الشر من التكفيريين والإرهابيين الذين أحدثوا في الأمة حدثا عظيما، وسببوا الكثير من الفرقة والفوضى في عدد من بلاد المسلمين. جاء ذلك في الكلمة التي ألقاها الوزير آل الشيخ خلال الحفل الذي أقامه تكريماً لرئيس الجامعة الإسلامية دار العلوم بالهند أبو القاسم النعماني والوفد المرافق له الذي يزور المملكة حالياً، بحضور سماحة مفتي عام المملكة ورئيس هيئة كبار العلماء وإدارات البحوث العلمية والإفتاء الشيخ عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله آل الشيخ، ولفيف من أصحاب الفضيلة العلماء والدعاة، وعدد من المسؤولين في الوزارة. وشدد آل الشيخ على دور العلماء في العالم الإسلامي جميعاً في رد البدع والمحدثات، وما يخالف السنة النبوية، وخاصة فيما يتعلق بالعقيدة الإسلامية، ومعرفة حق النبوة، وحق النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم -، والرد على من ادعى عدم ختم نبوته عليه الصلاة والسلام -، أو من ادعى أن في الشريعة المحمدية نقصا لا يناسب تطبيقها هذا الزمان، أو في الرد على أهل البدع والغلو والغيض ممن يقدحون في صحابة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كابي بكر، وعمر، وعثمان رضي الله عنهم وجميع صحابة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، فدور العلماء المحافظة على هذه الملة، والمحافظة على أسسها، وقواعدها لتبقى قوية راسخة في الأجيال فيما بعد.
المفتي العام: الأمة الإسلامية تواجه تحديات عظيمة حول عقيدتها وفي قيمها وأخلاقها و وحدتها
من جانبه أوضح سماحة المفتي العام للمملكة رئيس هيئة كبار العلماء وإدارات البحوث العلمية والإفتاء الشيخ عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله آل الشيخ أن الأمة الإسلامية تواجه تحديات عظيمة حول عقيدتها، وفي قيمها، وأخلاقها، وفي وحدتها، وتآلف قلوبها، والعلماء هم ورثة الأنبياء عليهم مسؤولية أن يسعوا في جمع كلمة الناس، وإذابة كل الأشياء التي تسبب الخلاف والشقاق لأن أعداءنا يريدون الشقاق بيننا، ويفرقون بين بعضنا البعض، ويسيئون الظن في بعضنا البعض، ويحاولون أن يحدثوا المشاكل، وأن يبعدوا بعضنا عن بعض، أو يتهمونا بأمور نحن براء منها، وينسبوها إلى العلماء عن جهل، أو عمد، لهذا كانت اللقاءات والاجتماعات مما تؤلف القلوب، وتزيل الوحشة، وتحقق الهدف بأن نجتمع جميعاً نتعاون على ما فيه خير ديننا ودنيانا لان هذه التحديات قد تفرق المسلمين، وتفرق شملهم، وتفسد كلمتهم، لكن باللقاءات، والمباحثات تزول كل الإشكالات، وتحل كل القضايا وتسعد الأمة، في اجتماع كلمتها وتألف قلوبها. وقال سماحته إن علماء المسلمين اختلفوا في المسائل الفقهية على حسب فهمهم لكتاب الله، وسنة رسوله صلى الله عليه وسلم ولهذا المسلم يعذرهم فيما اختلفوا فيه، وبما قد أخطأوا به لأن هدفهم الحق، قد يخطي الإنسان في تصوره، وفهمه إلا أن غايته محبة هذا الدين، والدفاع عنه، ولكن وقوع خطأ من أحدنا هذا أمر غير مستبعد لكن الواجب أن نتدارس المشاكل والأخطاء وأن نسعى في حلها، وأن نواجه إخواننا بكل الأمور حتى تنشرح صدورهم، ويصبحوا على الحقيقة، ويعلموا أن هذا البلد المبارك ملتقى للمسلمين علماءهم، وحكامهم، فالواجب على الجميع تقوى الله والتناصح والتفاهم في سبيل ما يقرب القلوب ويؤلفها، أسأل الله للجميع التوفيق والسداد وصلى الله على محمد.
وعبر رئيس الجامعة الإسلامية دار العلوم بالهند أبو القاسم النعماني من جهته عن شكره لسماحة الشيخ عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله آل الشيخ، والشيخ صالح آل الشيخ، وقال: لقد لقينا في هذه الزيارة حفاوة بالغة من جميع من لقيناهم وشعرنا بأن العلاقات بين الجامعة الإسلامية دار العلوم والمملكة وعلمائها ظلت حسنة طيبة، وأن الخدمات التي تقدمها حكومة خادم الحرمين الشريفين وفقه الله للمسلمين، والهيئات الإسلامية في أنحاء العالم لجديرة بالشكر والتقدير، كما أن التسهيلات العظيمة التي تقدمها المملكة لضيوف الرحمن في الحج والعمرة لا تنكر، ولا يستطيع أحد أن ينكرها فهي واضحة وضوح الشمس في عز النهار. وأضاف قائلاً: نرجو أن تكون زيارتنا للمملكة والمحادثات التي أجريناها موطدة لعلاقاتنا بين علماء المنطقة وبين علماء الهند وبخاصة علماء جامعة دار العلوم بالهند، وكما قال سماحة المفتي العام أن اللقاءات تزيل الشكوك والشبهات وتجعل العلاقات وطيدة، وهذا الطريق هو التي تمشي عليه جامعة دار العلوم ودائما نجتهد لتوطيد العلاقات بين الجماعات التي تعمل في خدمة الدين الإسلامي ونشر العلوم الإسلامية في داخل الهند وخارجها.
آل الشيخ يستقبل رئيس الجامعة الإسلامية بالهند
الرياض - واس
استقبل وزير الشؤون الإسلامية والأوقاف والدعوة والإرشاد الشيخ صالح بن عبدالعزيز آل الشيخ في مكتبه بالوزارة أمس رئيس الجامعة الإسلامية دار العلوم بالهند الشيخ أبو القاسم النعماني والوفد المرافق له الذي يزور المملكة حالياً.
وجرى خلال اللقاء تبادل الأحاديث الودية حول عدد من الموضوعات ذات الاهتمام المشترك خاصة ما يتعلق بالعمل الإسلامي وسبل دعمه وتطويره. حضر اللقاء وكيل الوزارة للشؤون الإسلامية الدكتور عبدالعزيز بن عبدالله العمار، ووكيل الوزارة المساعد للشؤون الإسلامية الشيخ عبدالرحمن بن غنام الغنام.
The NEWS Links
Al-Riyadh News Paper - Arabic - 10/07/2013
Al-Riyadh News Paper - Arabic - 07/07/2013
Madinah News Paper - Arabic - 08/07/2013
Darul Uloom Deoband VC (Mohtamim), Maulana Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani is on a visit to Turkey for participating in an International Seminar on "IJMA and Collective Conscience" in Istanbul Turkey.
Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani Was to address in the opening session which will addressed by various internationally recognized Ulama and leaders.
Mohtamim sb was accompanied by two teachers from Darul Uloom: Maulana Muhammad Salman Bijnori and Maulana Muhamamd Arif Azmi.
The details of the Conference are available here:
Zaidul Haque (TwoCiricles.net)
Kolkata: “Darul Uloom Deoband played critical role during the independence struggle, and continues to help in national integrity, unity and communal harmony. On one hand, while it is continuing with a glorious Islamic culture through Mardasa education, and on the other hand, it strengthens the democratic fabric of the country,” said All India President of Rabita-E Madaris-E Islamia Arabia Darul Uloom Deoband and Chancellor of Darool Uloom Deoband Maulana Abul Qasem Nomani in a grand Conference (open session) of Rabita-E Madaris-E Islamia Arabia Darul Uloom Deoband’s West Bengal Unit at Shaheed Minar Maidan, Kolkata on 4 April, 2013.
Maulana Nomani said, in 1803 a fatwa was circulated to the Madrasa students for Jihad to attain independence. He continued that through Madrasa education Darul Uloom has always inspired the country against communalism.
Maulana Nomani also stated the sacrifice of Muslim in India. He elaborated on the contribution of a Darul Uloom Deoband graduate and member of Executive Council Majlish e Sura Maulana Hifzur Rahman, one of the important members of Indian Constitution making Committee.
Teacher of the Darul Uloom Deoband and All India Secretary of Rabita-E Madaris-E Islamia Arabia Maulana Saukat Ali said, the intention of the government affiliation to the religious madrasa is a conspiracy against Islam that end up following Jews policy.
He added that he sees no contradiction between Islam and modern education.
Former Professor of Aliah University of Kolkata Maulana Manzoor Alam, himself an alumni of Darul Uloom, appreciated the immense contribution of madrasa in spreading Islamic teachings.
President of All India Jamiat E Ulama and Vice-Chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband Qari Md Usman, Professor of Fiqah of Darul Uloom deoband Mufti Jamiluddin, Senior Professor of Haidth of Darul Uloom Deoband Mufti Mujibullah, Maulana Ahmadullah, President of Rabita-E Madaris-E Islamia Arabia of Kashmir Maulana Mir Rahmutullah, Gujrat Rabetaye prosonalities Qari Md Sanaullah, Maulana Siddique Ahmed, Maulana Md Qasemi of Patna, Maulana Md Zabir of Orrissa, Maulana Abdul Malik of Meghalaya, Maulana Abdul Mobin of Tripura, Maulana Yahia of Assam, West Bengal State President of Jamiat Ulama Maulana Husamuddin also spoke on the occasion.
More than 50000 Muslims attended the conference, although organsiers claimed the participation of over a lakh.
Maulana Siddiqullah emphasized on the importance of knowledge in Islam, when the first revealed word was iqra (read). He added that a madrasa educated Maulana Abul Kalam Azad went on to become the first education Minister after Independence.
He elaborated on how without much support from the government many madrasas in West Bengal are teaching English, Mathematics, Geography etc. as well. Under the guidance Rabita-E Madaris-e-Islamia Arabia of Deoband in West Bengal about 10 thousand Maktab and 800 Madrasa are running.
جامعۃ الحرم النبوی مدینہ منورہ کے علمائے کرام کا دورہۘ دیوبند
Deoband 06 March 2013
A delegation of three scholars from Madinah Munawwarah visited Darul Uloom Deoband on 05 March 2013 Mon. The delegation comprised of these personalities:
(1) Shaikh Muhammad Ahmad al-Khuzairi, Rector & Shaikhul Hadith, Jamiatu Masjid Nabvi, Madinah
(2) Shaikh Dr Abdul Majeed Sulaiman al-Ruwaili, Lecturer of Tafseer, Jamiatu Masjid Nabvi, Madinah
(3) Shaikh Dr Abdullah, Lecturer, Jamiatu Masjid Nabvi, Madinah
The delegation arrived Deoband in the evening and addressed a gathering of Ulama and students who gathered to welcome them in Jama Rashid of Darul Uloom Deoband.
The speeches of the Guests will be uploaded on Deoband.Net.
One the respected guests, Dr Abdul Majeed Sulaiman al-Ruwaili expressed his thoughts through poetry in praise of Darul Uloom Deoband which is as follows in his own handwriting and signature:
المشائخ من الحرم النبوی بالمدينه المنورة
Darul Uloom Deoband published the English version of Silk Letter Movement compiled by Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Miyan Deobandi. The book was translated into English by Maulana Muhammadullah Qasmi and published in association with Manak Publications New Delhi.
The book ‘Silk Letter Movement’ is a historical description of the heroic struggle waged by the Muslim scholars of Deoband (between 1913 to 1920) for the freedom of India. It aimed at overthrowing the British rule from India by allying with Ottoman Turkey, Imperial Germany and Afghanistan. The movement was named after the ‘Silk Letters’ from Maulana Obaidullah Sindhi captured by Punjab CID. This book is based on the British India records of ‘Silken Handkerchief Letters Conspiracy Case’ which are now preserved in India Office London.
The book opens with an introduction to the Revolutionary Movement of Shaikhul Hind Maulana Mahmood Hasan Deobandi who was the real leader of this movement.
Maulana Muhammad Miyan Deobandi (1903-1975) was a leading Islamic scholar, historian, author and freedom fighter from Deoband. He served as General Secretary to Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and was an active member of its Working Committee, as he was member of Darul Uloom Deoband’s Majlis Shura (Governing Council). He authored scores of books on various topics especially Indian Muslim history. He also served as Mufti and Shaikhul Hadith of Madrasa Ameenia Delhi. His book ‘Aseeran-e-Malta’ was rendered into English as ‘Prisoners of Malta’.
Muhammadullah Qasmi, (born in Hanswar, Faizabad, now Ambedkar Nagar UP India in 1979) graduated in 1998 and completed Islamic Jurisprudence (Mufti) course from Darul Uloom Deoband. He started his career at Markazul Maarif Education and Research Centre (MMERC), Mumbai in 2002 as a Research Fellow and Online Mufti. Presently, he is working as Editor Darul Ifta website and Coordinator in Internet Dept of Darul Uloom Deoband. His book Madrasa Education: Its Strength and Weakness published in 2005 was one of the pioneering works on the topic.
Students Throng Deoband for Admission
Darul Uloom Deoband and other madrasas in Deoband and around are now witnessing crowd of students from across the country who have come for admission. Darul Uloom Deoband holds its admission test from 12 Shawwal 1433/ 30 August 2012.
The last day of submitting admission form was 26 August 2012. According to the official report, more than seven thousand students have submitted admission form in Darul Uloom Deoband. It is noteworthy that Darul Uloom is not accepting form for 1-4 Arabic Class due to some administration problem.
Darul Uloom Holds Majlis Shura Meeting
Darul Uloom Deoband Delegation Meets PM
A high-level delegation of Darul Uloom Deoband on Friday met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh seeking his attention to the terror arrest of innocent Muslim youths. The delegation headed by Maulana Abul Qasim Nomani, vice chancellor of the seminary, demanded setting up of fast-track courts for speedy disposal of terror cases. Deoband has always condemned terrorism but also condemned arrest of innocents in the name of terrorism. Many such innocent people have been acquitted by court, “showing the reality that the related investigating agencies did not fulfill their responsibilities well, and in the events of terrorism, a special community has been targeted on pre-planned modes. Innocent people arrested like this way are still in many lock-ups and a number of them, despite having been acquitted from the courts, are yet to be released,” the delegation pointed out in the memorandum submitted to the PM.
They sought PM’s special attention to the terror arrests and demanded the government to:
Start of trials of those people who are in the prisons in accusation of terrorism in Fast Track courts and justice be given to them.
Stop the arrest of innocent people as well as curb the mindset of accusing a special community after every terror incident
Other demands made by the delegation were:
Reject the proposal to set up central madrasa board
Review the provision of Direct Tax Code and exemption of the Mosques, Madrasas, Maktabs and religious institutions from taxation as before.
Play and effective role in supporting the Palestinian cause
Exemption of madrasas from RTE
Members of the delegation:
1. (Maulana and Mufti) Abul Qasim Nomani, Darul Uloom Deoband VC and the President of All India Rabta Madaris Islamia Arabia (head of the delegation)
2. (Maulana) Rahmatullah Qasmi, member of governing body Darul Uloom Deoband (member)
3. (Maulana) Mahmood Asad Madani, Ex-MP Rajya Sabha (member)
4. (Maulana) Shaukat Ali Qasmi, General Secretary, Rabta Madaris Islamia Arabia & Lecturer, Darul Uloom Deoband (member)
5. (Maulana) Muhammad Salman Bijnori, Lecturer, Darul Uloom Deoband (member)
Maulana Dr Abdul Hamid sb Ex-Lecturer of Jamia Tibbiya Darul Uloom Deoband and present Nazim Kutubkhana (Library incharge) passed away in Deoband on 23/04/2012 Monday afternoon. His death came as shock for all as he was struck with heart attack and succumbed to it after awhile. [inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiuoon]
Maulana Dr Abdul Hamid beloged to Sidharath Nagar (Basti) UP. He grasuated from Darul Uloom and also completed Advanced Diploma in Unani Medicine from Jamia Tibbiya Darul Uloom. Just asfter holding the diploma he was recruited in Jamia as lecturer.
Later in 1986, when Jamia Tibbiya was dissolved, he was offered the incharge-ship of grant Library of Darul Uloom. He was very mannered, kind and softhearted person. Through his medical profession he served the people with great courage, toleration and devotion.
The janaza salah (funeral) was offered on 9:30 after Isha and he was laid to rest in Qasmi graveyard.
Darul Uloom orgaznied an Isal-e-Thawab function for him on 24/04/2012.
دارالعلوم دیوبند میں اساتذہ کی ضرورت ہے
دارالعلوم کو بدنام کرنے کی کوشش کی مذمت
استقبل وزير الشؤون الإسلامية والأوقاف والدعوة والإرشاد الشيخ صالح بن عبدالعزيز آل الشيخ بمكتبه في الوزارة بمحافظة جدة صباح أمس وفدًا من الجامعة الإسلامية «دار العلوم ديوبند في الهند» برئاسة المفتي أبو القاسم النعماني رئيس الجامعة، وجرى خلال المقابلة تبادل الأحاديث الودية، وسلم الوفد رسالة دعوة إلى معاليه لزيارة الهند والالتقاء بالمسؤولين والمشايخ والمدرسين في دار العلوم، كما جرى بحث توسيع دائرة التعاون بين الوزارة والجامعة، ومناقشة عدد من الموضوعات ذات العلاقة المشتركة، وأكد الوزير بأن الوزارة حريصة على مد الجسور بينها وبين المؤسسات العلمية المعنية والمتخصصة بما يحقق المزيد من النجاحات، ويساهم في نشر علوم القرآن الكريم، والسُنة النبوية، وتحقيق التعاون في مواجهة البدع التي تدعو إليها الفرق الضالة كالقاديانية وغيرها، كما أكد الوفد تقديرهم، وتقدير الجامعة لجهود خادم الحرمين الشريفين، وحكومته الرشيدة، واهتمامهم بالقضايا الإسلامية، كما قدر فضيلة رئيس الجامعة جهود وزارة الشؤون الإسلامية في مختلف المجالات، وتعاونها مع الجامعة بقيادة معالي الوزير، وأكد الوزير الشيخ صالح آل الشيخ حرص الوزارة على مد الجسور مع جميع المؤثرين من العلماء والجامعات والمؤسسات الإسلامية في سبيل قوة المسلمين، ونشر العلم النافع، وتأصيل حب القرآن الكريم والسُنة النبوية، وحمل لواء الرد على أهل الأهواء.
التركي يبحث أوضاع الهيئة الإسلامية
مكة المكرمة - البلاد
استقبل معالي الأمين العام لرابطة العالم الإسلامي الدكتور عبد الله بن عبد المحسن التركي اليوم رئيس الهيئة الخيرية الإسلامية الأوروبية الدكتور غريب العربي التي تتخذ من مدينة زيوريخ في سويسرا مقراً لها. وبين الدكتور العربي خلال اللقاء أن الهيئة التي تأسست عام 2009م ، تشرف على عدد من المراكز الإسلامية في بعض البلدان الأوروبية ، كما تشرف على عدد من المدارس الإسلامية الخاصة بتعليم أبناء المسلمين. كما استقبل معاليه مدير الجامعة الإسلامية " دار العلوم ديوبند في الهند " الدكتور أبو القاسم نعماني الذي قدم شرحاً عن أوضاع الجامعة التي تأسست في عام 1283هـ.
Darul Uloom Deoband will hold admission tests in Shawwal. The application forms will be available from Talimat office in Darul Uloom campus from 2nd Shawwal.
The admission tests shall start one week later and continue to two weeks. All the results will be announced till 20 Shawwal.
The Admission Rules/Prospectus can be downloaded here:
Darul Uloom Deoband declares annual exam results which was held in last month of Shaban.
The results are prepared by Talimat Office and displayed at noticeborad. The same results are uploaded online at the official website of Darul Uloom: www.darululoom-deoband.com
The results will be declared in descending order from 1st to Dawrah and then Takmilat.
Darul Uloom Deoband started publishing results online since last three years when the demand for online result increased from students as well the guardians.
The result can be seen at: http://www.darululoom-deoband.com/urdu/result/result.php
Amid rumours that Maulana Vastanvi or his supporters may move to court against the recent decesion of Majlis Shura to oust him from the post of Mohtamim of Darul Uloom, Maulana Vastanvi clarified that he will never drag this matter to court. He said it was our internal matter and I will not wish Darul Uloom to be stuck in court fightings.
Maulana Vastanvi was on a trip to Britain just after the Shura meeting was over in which he was voted out of the post. On his return in Mumbai, he told the media persons that he accepts the decision of Majlis Shura and will not file a case.
Earlier, there were reports that some of his supporters met senior advocate of Supreme Court and consulted seeking an stay order. In view of the same, repotedly Darul Uloom Deoband also filed a 'caveat' in order to prevent any legal action against the decision.
Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi was appointed as Mohtamim on 10 Jan 2011 by the Majlis-e-Shura with majority. But immediately after the appointment, the decision was opposed across the country and Shura was demanded to review it. Later, when Maulana Vastanvi visited Deoband as Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband, disturbances surfaced in Darul Uloom as well. As the situation worsened, Maulana Vastanvi wrote letter to all the members of Majlis Shura in which he explained the situation and concluded in his own words:
“Therefore, the meeting of Majlis Shura will be held in Darul Uloom on 19 Rabi al-Awwal 1432 (23 Feb 2011) Wed, so that I offer my resignation in the meeting. Then the Majlis can decide the future course of action regarding for Darul Uloom."
This letter bears the signature of Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi. It apparently reads that Maulana Vastanvi himself took the decision of resignation after examining the situation. He called the emergency meeting of Majlis Shura on 23 Feb 2011 only to produce his resignation so that the Majlis can decide the future course of action. It was not a routine meeting, because the previous meeting was held just one a half month before.
Later, when the meeting of 23 Feb was held and Maulana was asked to resign as per his promise, Maulana proposed to set up a probe committee. The members questioned him whether he will resign if the report of the committee favours him. In reply, Maulana stressed repeatedly said that he will resign whatever the report of committee will be. Thus, a three-member committee was formed and it was asked to submit its report after examining the situation. The committee was not given authority to take any decision. It is imperative to note that only after Maulana announced to step down, the series of disturbances and oppositions ended on the assurance that Maulana would resign after the committee submits its report.
Hence, the report of probe committee was included in the agenda of 23, 24 July Majlis Shura meeting. And when the report was tabled, it included the following paragraph that:
"…It should be noted down that we have not written anything in this report on our behalf. Neither anyone has been supported nor has anyone has been criticized or commented due to prejudice. Rather this matter was primarily left to the Majlis Shura."
This report had the signatures of the trio committee members. This report consisted these five points:
(1) The charges levelled against Maulana Vastanvi along with evidences and proofs, the abridgment of statements of Students’ Union and other individuals from across the country
(2) The summary of the letters and statements that supported Maulana Vastanvi
(3) The removal of accusations and attempts to defend from Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi and others
(4) The necessary points of the details of the disturbances and agitations from the students of Darul Uloom Deoband
(5) A few worth consideration proposals for the deliberation of Majlis Shura
A report that included these points cannot be regarded incomplete in any means. Now, if these points were to be discussed separately in the meeting, it would have taken long time and yielding no substantial result. Hence, the members of the Majlis Shura draw the attention of Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi towards the decision of Majlis held on 23 Feb that the report has been submitted and you promised firmly that whatever the report may be you would resign. So, he was requested to resign on the pretext of his busy schedule so that the issue is closed. He was assured that the Majlis will not put any charge on him. Maulana was persuaded by all means, but he kept on refusing to resign citing that the report was incomplete. Finally, the president of the meeting said that now no other option was left except to bring a proposal to dismiss Maulana Vastanvi from his post. When the decision of this proposal was finalized, Maulana Vastanvi left the meeting hall saying that he was going out for half an hour. However, the proposal of Maulana Vastanvi's removal from the post of VC was prepared and 9 members of the Majlis (out of 13) signed in its favour while 4 members signed it with their note of dissent.
No sooner did Maulana come after the voting, he was informed of the decision. He announced in the meeting that he accepts the decision though it goes against him and he would not drag this matter to the court. He also congratulated Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, the newly elected Mohtamim (VC). He joined the final dua and saw the Press Note and said that it was alright.
As a rule, if there is no consensus of opinion, may it be the meeting of Majlis Shura or Majlis Aamila (working committee), the decision is taken on the basis of majority, and it is declared as the decision of Majlis Shura. It is not appropriate in any way to criticize it outside the Majlis.
The above-mentioned clarification made it clear that the offer of resignation was made from Maulana Vastanvi himself due to the circumstances. And when the probe committee was mentioned in the agenda, it could not be said that this issue was missing in the agenda; since the resignation of Maulana was interconnected with the submission of the probe committee report. The resignation was not conditioned with the debate or contents of the report. Resignation means separation from the post, and when Maulana Vastanvi was not willing to leave himself, Majlis Shura was compelled to dismiss him.
Issued by: VC Office, Darul Uloom Deoband
Today, in a stormy Majlis Shura (Governing Council) meeting, Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi ousted from his post of Mohtamim (Rector) of Darul Uloom Deoband. Following his ouster, Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani was appointed as Mohtamim.
The scheduled meeting Majlis Shura of Darul Uloom Deoband began on 23, 24 July 2011 (Sat-San). In the first two sessions of Majlis Shura, the educational, budgetary and other administrative reports and issues were discussed. Late in the night on 23 July, the 3-member committee which was set up to probe his matter, presented its report and Maulana Vastanvi was asked to submit resignation as per his promise in the last Majlis Shura meeting held 23 Feb 2011. But, then he denied resignation and subsequently was dismissed from the post by Majlis Shura.
Maulana Vastnavi was elected as Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband on 10 January 2011 after the former rector Maulana Marghoobur Rahman passed away in Dec 2010. Just after his appointment, he sparked a controversy, saying Muslims too benefited from the development initiative of the Gujarat chief minister. He was also allegedly quoted saying that Muslims should forget the infamous 2003 Gujrat riots which took thousands of innocent lives.
This stirred protest in the campus of Darul Uloom which led to call an emergency meeting of Majlis Shura. The special meeting of Majlis Shura was called on February 23 to take steps to control the boiling circumstances at the campus. The meeting constituted the three-member committee comprising of Mufti Mazoor Ahmad from Kanpur, Mufti Mohammad Ismail from Malegaon and Maulana Mohammad Ibrahim from Chennai to look into the allegations against him.
Here is the Press release issued by Darul Uloom Deoband:
Deoband: 17 July 2011
Nowadays, pre-planned conspiracies are going on in India against Muslims so that the Hindu-Muslim unity is sabotaged and the communal elements are free to enact their agenda. There is an email message floating on internet in which attemptsare made to defame the world-renowned Islamic University of Muslims, Darul Uloom Deoband. The email is from a forged organization named "Tahreek-e-Taliban Hindustan" and it reads: "This Country ‘India’ was never a nation of Hindus. It was ruled and governed by Muslims for hundreds of years. And we the students of Tahreek-e-Taliban-Hindusthan, demand that the Muslim majority areas should be and must be ruled according to the Sharia Law. Therefore we pass this verdict from today onwards that all the non-Muslim living in Muslim majority areas should start paying ‘JIZYA’- A tax that every non-Muslim has to pay to Live and Work under Muslims."
The so-called organization "Tahreek-e-Taliban Hindustan" is using the name of Darul Uloom Deoband for its mischievous interests. It is absolutely wrong and unfounded. The authorities of Darul Uloom Deoband consider this statement as baseless and a plot of the communalists. Maulana Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, Acting Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband and other responsible personalities here in Darul Uloom Deoband see it as a conspiracy to defame Darul Uloom Deoband. They appeal to the intellectual class of the country to study the history of communal harmony of Darul Uloom. The celebrated freedom leader of Darul Uloom Deoband 'Shaikhul Hind Hadhrat Maulana Mahmoodul Hasan' believed that Hindu-Muslim unity was necessary to free the country. Later in 1912, they declared freedom of India and set up Govt. of India in exile in Kabul and elected Raja Mahindara Paratap Singh as the first President of the country. The famous Indian Historians like Dr Tara Chand, Dr Ishwari Prasad and Dr K M Panikkar have acknowledged in their books the social and political services of Darul Uloom Deoband.
Therefore this pre-planned conspiracy of the so-called "Tahreek-e-Taliban Hindustan" aims to break up the unity and harmony of the country so that the communal forces could reap its benefits. The authorities of Darul Uloom express their concern and anger against this campaign and eye this baseless propaganda against the wider interest of the country. All the responsible personalities of Darul Uloom have condemned this statement openly and called it mischievous and baseless propaganda.
Darul Uloom has very splendid history of Hindu-Muslim unity. The people attached to it have given tremendous sacrifices day and night in order to free this country. Darul Uloom Deoband appeals to the government of India to unveil this mischievous conspiracy and find out those who are behind it. The Indian intelligence should find out those who attribute such baseless statements to Darul Uloom so that the conspiracies of communalists could go in vain. The national harmony in the country is the need of the hour and it cannot be given up in any case. The communal elements are busy to disturb the harmony of the country with these false names.
It is imperative to note that such types of news have recently been published in the Hindi newspapers like "Yug Dharm" Nagpur on 16th of July, and the Marathi newspaper "Paran Nagri" Nagpur that show the mischievous planning of communalists. The newspapers of Nagpur called it the Fatwa of Darul Uloom that is totally wrong and baseless.
Therefore, the Indian government should take necessary measures in this regard.
Issued by: VC Office, Darul Uloom Deoband
There are reports that there is an email message floating from a so-called Tahreek Taliban Hindustan which uses the Darul Uloom Deoband tag (as you may see in the picture). There are also reports from Maharashtra that some newspapers also published such news and they attribued a fatwa saying: ""This Country ‘India’ was never a nation of Hindus. It was ruled and governed by Muslims for hundreds of years. And we the students of tahreek-e-taliban-hindusthan, demand that the Muslim majority areas should be and must be ruled according to the Sharia Law."
It also said: "Therefore we pass This verdict from today onwards that all the non-muslim living in muslim majority areas should start paying ‘JIZYA’- A tax that every non-muslim has to pay to Live and Work under Muslims.
You have only three choices: (1) Convert to our great faith ‘Islam” and u will be safe. (2) Or pay the Jizyah on our terms and conditions and live. (3) Or accept our challenge and fight us on the battle field."
The Darul Uloom Deoband authorities were quick to reject and comdemn the propagand. A clarification to this effect was published on the seminary's website, which read:
Nowadays, there are email messages floating on internet from a so-called Tahreek-e-Taliban-Hindustan, which is using Darul Uloom Deoband’s label for its heinous and vested interests. There are reports appearing in print media as well with this reference in some local and regional newspapers.
Therefore, we deem necessary to clarify that neither Darul Uloom Deoband has any relation with the so-called movement nor does it recognize the ideologies propagated by it. Darul Uloom Deoband believes in peace, mutual harmony and national integration.
We strongly condemn any such propaganda with or without our name.
(Maulana Mufti) Abul Qasim Nomani
Acting VC, Darul Uloom Deoband