Tonight on 07/02/2012 (14/Rabi-ul-Awwal 1433), Hadhrat Maulana Khursheed Alam sb, Shaikhul Hadith Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband died in Deoband. انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون
He was in his late seventies. He breathed his last in Deoband at his home in the night of 07/02/2012, Tue.
He was the noble son of Hadhrat Maulana Zahoor Ahmad sb (d. 1383=1964), a senior teacher in Darul Uloom Deoband. He is closely related to Hadhrat Mufti Taqi Usmani as well. His two sons Maulana Muhammad Arif sb and Qari Muhammad Wasif sb are also teaching in Darul Uloom Waqf.
Maulana Khursheed Alam sb was also appointed as teacher in Darul Uloom in 1964 and he continues to teach till his last days. He was the one of the oldest teachers of Darul Uloom Deoband and teacher of most of the alumni of Darul Uloom, specially those who studied before the upheaval of 1981 and the aftermath partition of Darul Uloom. He joined Darul Uloom Waqf in 1982. He was teaching Bukhari and Muslim as well as headed the Darul Ifta Department in Darul Uloom Waqf.
His Janazah Salah shall be offered in Darul Uloom after Zuhr on 07/02/2012 and he will be buried in Qasmi Graveyard.
May Allah Ta'ala grant his maghfirah and elevate his status in the high abodes of Jannat-ul-Firdous! May Allah give sabr to his family members, relatives and his students. Amen!
By Md. Ali, TwoCircles.net
Darul Uloom Deoband, the centuries old Islamic seminary of the Indian subcontinent, has strongly objected to the allegations about the seminary getting funds from the Saudi government and it being a source of radicalization of Muslim youths in India.
Talking to TwoCircles.net from Deoband, Maulana Qasim Nomani, the Rector of Darul Uloom, rejected the charges leveled against the seminary by All Indian Ulema & Mashaikh Board (AIUMB). The AIUMB, which claims to be a Sufi group, had alleged that seminaries like Darul Uloom Deoband get funds from Saudi Arab and radicalize Muslim youths, poisoning their minds by Islamic extremism.
Politics, not Sufism
Hitting out at the AIUMB, Nomani accused the AIUMB of playing politics in the garb of Sufism.
“These people claim to be Sufi but Sufism was the last thing they practiced. You tell me if you find any thing remotely related to Sufism in their speeches. Sufis never call others Kafir but this is the favorite pastime of these groups,” said Nomani.
Darul Uloom reactor also said that the AIUMB needs to come out clean when it comes to its secular credentials as it hasn’t condemned the terrorism propagated by the RSS and Narendra Modi.
“These groups have always sent soft feelers to the Hindutva forces and they did that again when AIUMB talked of being soft on Modi who should be in jail for supervising genocide of Muslims,” said Maulana Nomani.
He said that, “mainstream media in India, is known for ignoring problems of the Muslim community but what you need to question is that why is it, that you find this group being covered on the front page of every news paper?.”
Nomani said that it was Darul Uloom which gave Fatwa against terrorism and it was all because of this fatwa that the media, to a large extent, changed the pattern of covering bomb blasts and Muslim community.
“The charge that Deoband is spreading Islamic extremism, is as ridiculous and baseless as it can be. People shouldn’t forget that Darul Uloom was the first among Islamic seminaries in India to condemn terrorism in all and every forms. Thanks to our Fatwa against terror, that the media changed its attitude towards Muslims vis-à-vis terror attacks and bomb blasts,” said Maulana Nomani.
On Saudi funds
Nomani said that the seminary has never accepted and in future also, will never accept funds from any government sources, be it Saudi Arab or the government of India or any state government in the country. He claimed that accepting no government funds is one of the eight basic rules governing Darul Uloom, and this was actually the last will of its founder, Maulana Qasim Nanutwi.
Regarding the charges of Saudi funds as AIUMB’s desperate attempts for cheap publicity, Nomani said that government aid was one of the reasons why the seminary and the entire Deoband fraternity, didn’t accept the Central government proposal of Central Madarsa Board as government aid was the Board’s prominent feature.
“How can we go against the vision of our elders? From the very first day of its establishment, Darul Uloom has never accepted and will never accept government funds because it’s against the basic rules which govern this Madarsa,” added Maulana Nomani.
On being Anti-Sufi
Maulana Nomani was surprised when this correspondent asked if Deoband was anti-Sufi. Claiming that Darul Uloom Deoband is part and parcel of Sufi tradition in India, he said that Deoband scholars like Ashraf Ali Thanwi, and others were Sufi saints as well and they had their Khanqah (Sufi Shrines).
“Who said we are against Sufism? We very much follow the Sufi traditions and all of our elders were Sufi practitioners of Sufi tradition,” Nomani added.
Maulana Nomani said that there are four schools of thoughts in Sufism in India -- Qadri, Chishti, Naqshbandi and Suharwardy -- and claimed that most of the teachers at Darul Uloom are associated with one of these schools.
For more: (1) http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-10-21/india/30305985_1_darul-uloom-deoband-maulana-abul-qasim-nomani-deoband-seminary
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.
Markazul Maarif with its sattelite combined institutions held an entrance test in New Delhi & Mumbai simultaneously on 23, 24 July 2011 for two-year Diploma in English in which around 400 candiadates participated. Out of the total 300 plus graduates of different madrasas specially Darul Uloom Deoband, 150 were selected for Final and Waiting list. The waiting list students can be given admission in case some seats fall vacant.
Markazul Ma’arif Education & Research Centre (MMERC) selected 45 students (30 Final and 15 Waiting), Markaz-e Islami Ankleashwar Gujarat 18, Madrasa Sulaimania Kandhla Muzaffar Nagar 40, Ma’hadul Lughah Manakmau Saharanpur 21, Ma’hadul Imam Shah Waliullah Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 35, and Jamia Jalalia Hojai Assam 8.
The studnets can contact their respective institutions at the contact numbers provided at the back of their Admid Card. The students of Final List are required to report in their respective institutions on 10th Shawwal, while the studnets of Waiting List will first contact and wait for their selection.
For more information, please, visit the link: http://www.markazulmaarif.org
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
Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has asked the Saudi Arabian government to ban Ahmadiyas (Qadiyanis) from visiting Makkah and Madinah to perform Haj and Umrah (mini-Haj). Qadiyanis have been declared non-Muslims in countries like Pakistan and face persecution. The seminary's vice-rector, Maulana Abdul Khaliq Madrasi, has alleged that many Qadiyanis from India "disguise themselves as Muslims" and visit Makkah to perform Haj and Umrah in a memorandum to Saudi ruler King Abdullah, the custodian of two mosques in Makkah and Madinah. "Stop them as they are misguided and may mislead other Muslims," said the memorandum.
Qadiyanis are the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani (1835-1908), who declared himself to be imam Mahdi or the awaited imam that is also the faith of Muslims, and are scattered across the world.
he Ahmadiya movement is headquartered at Qadiyan near Amritsar. Their spiritual leader — Khalifatul Masih (successor of the Messiah) — Mirza Masror Ahmad is London based. Mainstream Muslim scholars believe that the Prophet Muhammad was the last prophet and, since Mirza Ghulam Ahmad claimed to be the Prophet's shadow and the awaited Messiah, he deviated from a basic principle of Islam and, therefore, he and his followers cannot be considered Muslims. The Mahdi and Messiah, Muslims believe, will not be self-declared.
The seminary reminded the Saudi monarch of an Organisation of Islamic Countries resolution that ex-communicated Qadiyanis from Islam in 1979. The seminary's letter to the Saudi king suggests a clause in the application forms for Haj and Umra where every applicant should be asked to declare that he/she believes that Mohammed is that last prophet.
The Original Memorandum can be accessed at Darul Uloom Deoband's Official website:
Markazul Ma’arif Education & Research Centre (MMERC), Mumbai declares entrance test dates for the batch—20011-2013 in Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL) course for all its 8 centres across India. Maulana M. Burhanuddin Qasmi, Director of MMERC, Mumbai said in a press statement that the combined entrance test will be for total 145 seats —30 in MMERC, Mumbai, 20 in Madrasa Islamia, Kandhla, Muzaffar Nagar, UP, 20 in Markaz Ihya-il-fikril Islami, Muzaffarabad, Saharanpur, UP, 20 in Al-Ma’hadul Islami, Manakmau, Saharanpur, UP, 20 in Jamia Muhammadiyah Mansoorah, Malegaon, Maharashtra, 15 in Markaz-e Islami Education & Research Centre, Ankleashwar, Gujarat, 15 in Al. Ma’hadul Imam Shah Waliullah Education & Research Centre, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi and 5 in Jamia Jalalia, Hojai, Assam. The written and oral test is to be conducted on 23 & 24 July 2011 in Mumbai and Delhi simultaneously.
MMERC, a sister concern of Assam based Markazul Ma’arif (NGO) was established in Delhi in 1994 and later shifted to Mumbai in 1998. Basking in the glory of success MMERC enters in the eighteenth year of its novel concept in the academia- to teach English language with other modern subjects of the age to the fresh Ulama— the Madrasa graduates. It introduced a two-year course, ‘Diploma in English Language and Literature’ (DELL) first time in the world to educate the Ulama in a completely new environment and equip them with subjects hitherto unknown to them such as English language, Computer & Internet, Comparative study of religions, History, basic of Geography, Mathematics, Political science and other general sciences.
MMERC renders educational services for free. It also provides the students with basic amenities of life like lodging, food and etc. In addition to its own trained teaching faculties the institution hires the services of the accomplished visiting faculties for the above-mentioned subjects. The institution aims at helping the students to demonstrate their skilful articulation of thoughts and presentations about their religion— Islam and to boost their confidence to face the challenges of the modern world and ultimately serve the nation with respect.
Maul. MB Qasmi also informed that MMERC conducts a highly competitive entrance test every year with set of objective type questionnaires. The test divides in two phases— oral and written covering five subjects as a whole— Arabic Language & Literature, Hadith, Fiqh, Tafseer and general knowledge. Having the degree of Alimiat or Fazilat from any popular Madrasa of India one is entitled to sit in the combined entrance exams for DELL in all the centers to make it to the final list, said Qasmi.
Application forms with prospectus can be availed and submitted at Al-Haque PCO, Gaddiwada, near Usmani Masjid, Deoband, MMERC, Mumbai and Al- Ma’hadul Imam Shah Waliullah Education & Research Centre, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi on or before 22 July only.
Muddassir Ahmad Qasmi
Controller of Common Entrance Exams
Markazul Ma’arif Education & Research Centre (MMERC)
Tel: 26798538/ 65567157 (Mob: 09022755454)
For Prospectus, forms and other information, please, visit the link: http://www.markazulmaarif.org/beta/ExamsResults.html
Deoband added a new feather in its cap by publishing a new book on the Arabic poetry of Allamah Imam Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri. This book was compiled by Abdul Malik Muzaffar Khan Rasoolpuri, Guest Lecturer and PhD scholar of Arabic Department of Delhi University, New Delhi. Abdul Malik belongs to Dist Lakhimpuri (UP) and is a graduate of Darul Uloom Deoband and MA Arabic from Delhi Universirty. Allamah Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri is world renowned scholar and researcher of Hadith literature and one of the greatest scholars which Indian soil ever produced. Allamah Kashmiri was known for his feats and exploits in the field of Hadith sciences, but equally he was a prominent Arabic poet. He poetries were not compiled into any book, rather they were scattered in many of his books, writings, magazines and even manuscripts. He was endorsed by stalwart Arab scholars and writers like Shaikh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah for his sweet, sublime and flowing Arabic poetry.
Maulana Abdul Malik Qasmi deserves our heartiest congratulations for bringing out this compilation. It will be helpful to have an estimation of the subtle literary taste and linguistic approach of the elders and Ulama of Deoband.
The book contains some chapters on the life of Allama Kashmiri, his works and students. His Arabic poetry was compiled on the pattern of diwan (in alphabetic order of qafiah). Thus it covers nearly 100 pages of the book. The author has put explanatory and informative footnotes on the personalities as well as difficult Arabic and terminological words.
There are a number of Deoband scholars who were among the ablest Indian Arabic poets, but their works are still buried in the scattered pages of books and magazines. Recently, a scholer from International Islamic University of Islamabad completed his PhD on the poetry of Shaikh Habibur Rahman Usmani, Mohtamim Darul Uloom Deoband. Likewise, research work needs to be done on the Arabic poetries of other elders of Deoband like Shaikh Azaz Ali, Shaikh Faizul Hasan Saharanpuri, Mufti Kifayatullah, Muhammad Yusuf Kamilpuri etc.
It is a matter of pleasure that Maulana Abdul Malik Qasmi is preparing to compile other poetic woks of other Ulama of Deoband. He needs our assistance and cooperation. Therefore, those who have some access or information about the Arabic potries of Ulama of Deoband, they must inform him and render every possible help. Here is the list of some Ulama who are known to be composing Arabic poems:
Some details about the Book:
Book title: Al-‘Allamah Muhammad Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri: Hayatuh wa Shi’ruh
(العلامۃ محمد أنور شاہ الکشمیری: حیاتہ و شعرہ)
Author: Abdul Malik Muzaffar Khan Rasoolpuri
Publisher: Darul Maarif, Aziziah Market, Near Muslim Fund, Deoband 247754 (INDIA)
Available at: Maktaba Rashidiah, Urdu Bazar, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Maktaba Fida-e-Millat, Mufti Tola, Moradabad UP
Maulana Abdul Malik Qasmi can be reached at: email@example.com
Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi
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!
Endorsment of Shaikh Sudais to Deoband: دارالعلوم دیوبند کے متعلق شیخ عبد الرحمن السدیس کے تاثرات
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
Title: Madarsa Education: Its Strength and Weakness
Author: Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi
Publisher: Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd. Delhi & Markazul Maarif Mumbai
Pages : xvi + 212, Index, Bibliography
ISBN : 81-7827113-1
OCLC Number 61211655
LC Classification LC910.I4 Q385 2005
Price : Rs. 500 or $ 15.00
About The Book:
Madrasa Education: Its Strength and Weakness is a brilliant work done on the subject. As the book deals with the history of madrasas through ages it discusses the burning issues like fundamentalism, terrorism, syllabus and curricula of madras, the author being a madras product himself was duly able to present the reality. This is, undoubtedly, a tremendous effort of the young author that beckons a brighter future for him. The book shall stand out be a new kind of vision throwing light on madrasas from a different angle.
There was another publication from the same publishers entitled ‘Madrasa Education Framework’ by Muhammad Sajid Qasmi.
About The Author:
Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi, Graduated from Darul Uloom Deoband in 1998 with 2nd position. He completed special Arabic literature and Islamic Jurisprudence (Mufti) courses from Darul Uloom Deoband in 1998 and 1999 respectively. Khalili started his career at Markazul Maarif Education and Research Centre (MMERC), Mumbai in 2002 as a Research Fellow and Online Mufti @ www.markazulmaarif.org. He is freelance journalist and English-Urdu-Arabic translator and editor. He can be accessed at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Table of Contents
I. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF MADRASAS :
1. Education in Islam
2. Learning Places in Early Days of Islam
3. Roles of Mosques in Education
4. Mosques as Learning Places
5. Madrasas Adjacent to Mosques
6. Building of Madrasas
7. Madrasas in Islamic Spain
8. Madrasas in Ottoman Caliphate
9. Madrasas in Islamic India
10. First Madrasa in India
11. Muslim Rulers and Madrasas
12. A Question
II. FREEDOM Movement (1857) AND MADRASAS : 1. A Turning Point for Madrasa Educational Systems
2. 1857 and Madrasas
3. Educational Policy of the British Government
4. ChristianMissionaries and their Menace
5. Three Educational Movements of the Age
6. Darul Uloom Deoband
7. Why This View was not implemented?
8. Did Maulana Nanautavi Oppose Learning English?
9. Establishment of Darul Uloom Deoband
10. Maulana Nanautavi : Founder of a New Madrasa System
11. Revival of Madrasa System
12. Establishment of Madrasas on Darul Uloom Pattern
13. Aligarh Muslim University
14. Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow
15. How was the Experience of the Three Movements?
III. EDUCATION SYSTEMS THROUGH AGES :
1. Education System from Early Age of Islam
2. Four Phases of Madrasa Education Systems in India
3. Mullah Nizamuddin Lucknowi
5. Is Mullah Nizamuddin Really the Founder of Dars-e-Nizami?
6. Success of Dars-e-Nizami
7. Dars-e-Nizami & Past Educationists
8. Shah Waliullah & His Family's Educational Contribution
IV. EXISTING SYSTEM OF MADRASA EDUCATION :
1. Number of Madrasas in India
2. Number of Madrasas in Pakistan
3. Number of Madrasas in Bangladesh
4. Number of Madrasas in Nepal & Philippine
5. Madrasas in other Parts of the World
6. Darul Uloom Deoband
7. Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow
8. Jamat Islami Madrasas & Their Pattern of Teaching
9. Jamiatul Hidaya at Jaipur : A Third Type of Madrasa
10. Madrasa Education Boardsa
2. Ma'ani & Balagat
3. Inclusion of History Books
4. Inclusion of Tasawwuf Books
5. Books on Comparative Religion
6. Modern Sciences and Madrasas
7. Logic and Philosophy Books
8. Kalam & Aquaid
9. Dawrah Hadith
10. Tafseer & Madrasas
11. Madrasas Forgot Their Mission
12. Short-term Courses of Islamic Studies
VI. DIVISION BETWEEN WORLDLY AND ISLAMIC EDUCATION :
1. How This Gulf Widened?
2. Ulama and Modern Education
VII. THE MODERN SYLLABUS SYSTEM AND PROBLEMS :
1. Distinct Features of Islamic Education
2. The Status of Modern Teachers
3. Problem of Changing Syllabus Every Year
4. Shortcomings in Modern Syllabus System
5. Change of Objectives of the Education
6. Co-education in Modern Institutions
7. Modern Education : in the Eyes of Shibli, Iqbal & Others
VIII. MODERNIZATION OF MADRASAS :
1. Modernization : A Political Issue
2. Modernization Call By Scholars
3. Madrasas Reformed Their Syllabi
IX. MISCONCEPTION REGARDING MADRASA :
1. Al-Qaeda Men are not Madrasa Products
2. Indian Madrasas and Politics
3. Madrasas on Indo-Bangladesh Border
4. Madrasas on Indo-Nepal & Indo-Pak Border
5. Madrasas in Kashmir
6. Madrasas and Media
7. Madrasas can Play Peace Role
8. Difference between Indian & Pakistani Madrasas
9. Lack of Information
10. Rise in Madrasas Numbers
11. Foreign Funds
12. Change Hindu Schools First
X. ROLES OF MADRASAS IN VARIOUS Fields OF LIFE :
1. Centres to Preserve Islamic Identity
2. National Affairs
3. Promotion of Education
4. Literary and Academic Works
5. Muslim Leadership
6. Role of Madrasas in other Countries