Saturday, June 25th, 2011 At 5:00 PM
Islamic Center of the Capital District
21 Lansing Road North Schenectady, NY 12304
Born on 9 July, 1932 at Formalee, District-Atak, he received his primary education in Bareilly. He was educated in Islamic Studies initially from Mazaherul Oloom, Saharanpur District and Higher studies and Fazeelat from Madarsatul-Islah, Sarai Mir. He memorized Quran and also learnt Tajweed. After passing high school, his father Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Abdul Qadeem khan sent him to Madrasa Mazahirul Uloom, Saharanpur, Later he joined Madarsatul Islah, Sarai Mir, Azamgarh, he spent four years under the guidance of Maulana Akhtar Ahsan Islahi and received Sanad Fazilat with distinction.
He has been editing the popular magazine “Zikra Jadeed” for the last 35 years. He has authored and published more than 60 books on various aspects of Islam. Famous among them are Aadab e Zindagi (Etiquettes of Life in Islam) , Asan Fiqh (Everyday Fiqh), Quraani Taleemat, Sura-e-Yaseen, Sura-e-Saff, Tafhimul Hadith, Guldasta-e- Hadith, Islami Muashrah, Husne Muashrat, Dai -e-Azam, Roshan Sitare and others. Many of his books are translated in English, Hindi and other languages. He became a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind at the age of 25 years and has been entrusted with various key posts. He is a member of Markazi Majlis Shura (Central Advisory Committee) for the last five terms.
He is also guiding many educational and welfare institutions. He is the Nazim (President) of Jameatus Salehat, Rampur, unique and very well known institution for higher Arabic and Islamic education for girls. Markazi Darsgahe Islami, Rampur also runs under his guidance for the last few years. Several other educational and welfare institutions also seek advice and guidance from him.
He spends a few months every year in the United States of America for the cause of Da’wah. A large number of Muslims and Islamic Center benefit from his knowledge and experience which he shares through his speeches and writings. He has also visited many western countries for Da’wah activities. He visited Australia at the request of Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims and delivered many lectures in Sydney, Melbourne and Canbarra.