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Mawlana Anzar Shah Kashmiri: A Tribute to His Life and Services

By Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi Some two years after the sad demise of Hazrat Maulana Asad Madani, President of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (1928-2006), Deoband experiences another big shock by the death of Hazrat Maulana Anzar Shah Kashmiri Mas’oodi (1929-2008), Shaikhul Hadith of…

Timbuktu: A Paradise in Shambles

By Shehu Abdulqadr Colonialism is one fettered wound that time has failed to heal. And what can heal a wound which has defied the soothing balm of time except the sustained efforts of the truly committed whose only goal in…

Mawlana Muhammad ‘Ali al-Siddiqi al-Kandhalawi

By Misbahuddin Abdullah Mawlana Muhammad Ali al-Siddiqi al-Kandhalawi was born on the 1st of Rabi‘ al-Awwal 1328H (12 March 1910), in Kandhala, India. His father, Mawlana Hakim Ahmad was a student and khalifah of Mawlana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (Allah be…

Religious Bravery

By Shaykh Muhammad ‘Izaz ‘Ali Translated By Kamil Uddin Amongst the lectures of the second Caliph, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) is a lecture in which he stated, “O mankind! If anyone amongst you finds any…

Tahāwism

By A.K.M Ayyub Ali, M.A, Ph.D Tahawi’s Life and Works Abu Ja’far Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Salamah al‑Azdi, al‑Hajri, al‑Tahawi, was born at Taha, a village in upper Egypt. His forefathers came from the Yemen to Egypt and settled there…

Lament for the Fall of Seville (1267)

By Abu al-Baqa’ al-Rundi (d.1285), Translated from Arabic by James T. Monroe Little is known of Abu al-Baqa’ al-Rundi, a poet from Ronda who died in 1285. This poem was written in the hope of gaining aid from Muslims in…

Shaykh Salman al-Husayni al-Nadwi

By Mawlana Bilal Ali   Birth and Lineage   Salman ibn Tahir al-Husayni al-Nadwi, born in 1954 AD in the city of Lucknow, was born into a pious, noble, and erudite family of scholars. His lineage can be traced back…