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!