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Maulana Syed Abul A'ala Maududi

Syed Abu A’ala Maududi (Born 3rd Rajab 1231 AH, 25th September 1903, at 11:30 AM) in Aurangabad, Hyderabad Deccan (present-day Maharashtra/Telangana, India). At an early age, he started going to the mosque with his father and attending gatherings of scholars. Being from a religious family, he continued to receive religious education from the very beginning. He memorized the surahs of the Qur’an while at the age of 9 he received basic education in grammar, Arabic, Persian, jurisprudence, hadith, and Urdu from his father.
At the age of 9, he entered the eighth grade in Madrasa Fuqaniya Aurangabad (Rashidiya), and at the age of 11, he passed the 10th class examination in 1914 (Maulvi). After that, he was sent to Darul Uloom Hyderabad for further education but due to his father’s illness he could not get further education in Darul Uloom, and in 1915 he moved to Bhopal to his elder brother Abu Muhammad……Read more

MAULANA MAUDUDI
(1903-1979)

Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal

Sir Muhammad Iqbal, (9 November 1877 – 21 April 1938) was a South Asian Muslim writer, philosopher, and politician, whose poetry in the Urdu language is among the greatest of the twentieth century, and whose vision of a cultural and political ideal for the Muslims of British-ruled India was to animate the impulse for Pakistan.
Iqbal studied in Sialkot and Lahore, and thereafter in England and Germany. Although he established a law practice after returning, he concentrated primarily on writing scholarly works on politics, economics, history, philosophy, and religion. He is best known for his poetic works, including Asrar-e-Khudi—which brought a knighthood—Rumuz-e-Bekhudi, and the Bang-e-Dara. In Iran, where he is known as Iqbāl-e Lāhorī (Iqbal of Lahore), he is highly regarded for his Persian works.
A leader in the All India Muslim League, ……Read more

Allama Iqbal
(1877-1938)

Dr Israr Ahmed

Dr. Israr Ahmed (26 April 1932 – 14 April 2010) was a Pakistani Islamic theologian, philosopher, and Islamic scholar who was followed particularly in South Asia as well as by South Asian Muslims in the Middle East, Western Europe, and North America.

Israr Ahmed was born in Hisar, a province of East Punjab of the British Indian Empire, on 26 April 1932. His father was a civil servant in the British Government who relocated his family from Hisar to Montgomery, now Sahiwal, Punjab Province of Pakistan.

After graduating from a local high school, Ahmed moved to Lahore to attend the King Edward Medical University in 1950. He received his MBBS degree from King Edward Medical University in 1954 and began practicing medicine. In addition, he obtained his master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Karachi in 1965.

Ahmed worked briefly for …..Read more

DR ISRAR AHMED
(1932-2010)

IMAM HASAN Al-BANNA

Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed al-Banna (14 October 1906 – 12 February 1949), known as Hassan al-Banna, was an Egyptian school teacher and imam, best known for founding the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the largest and most influential Islamic revivalist organizations.

In Mahmudiyya, al-Banna studied in the village mosque with Sheikh Zahran. The two developed a close relationship that influenced al-Banna’s early intellectual and religious development. In addition to the mosque school, al-Banna received private instruction from his father. He also studied in Cairo for four years; he attended Dar al-‘Ulum, an Egyptian institution that educated prospective teachers in modern subjects. The school was not very traditional and al-Banna enrolled against his father’s wishes, as a break from typical Islamic conservatism. Building upon his father’s scholarly connections, al-Banna became associated with the Islamic Society for Nobility of Islamic Morals and the Young Men’s Muslim Association (YMMA). He published …..Read more

PROFESSOR KHURSHEED AHMED

Professor Khursheed Ahmad (born 23 March 1932) Ph.D., DSc, NI, is a Pakistani economist, philosopher, politician, and an Islamic activist who helped to develop Islamic economic jurisprudence as an academic discipline and one of the co-founders (along with Khurram Murad) of The Islamic Foundation in Leicester, UK.

A senior conservative figure, he has been a long-standing party worker of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) party, where he successfully ran for Senate in the general elections held in 2002. He served in the Senate until 2012. He played his role as a policy adviser in the Zia administration when he chaired the Planning Commission, focusing on the role of Islamising the country’s national economy in the 1980s.
Ahmad was born into an Urdu-speaking family in Delhi, British India, on 23 March 1932. He entered in the Anglo-Arabic College in Delhi. After the…..Read more

 

MAULANA NAEEM SIDDIQUI

Naeem siddiqui (1916-25 September 2002) was a Pakistani Islamic scholar, writer and politician.
He was home-schooled and then from Government High School, Khanpur. He completed Molvi Faazil at Uloom-e-Islamia (institution for Islamic religious sciences) and then got the degrees of “Munshi” (Graduation) and of Munshi Faazil (that was equivalent to master’s degree at that time) in Arabic and Persian literature from the University of Punjab, Lahore in 1938.

He was credited as a poet of a unique style and wrote verses on religious, political and social issues. Through his short stories, poetry and articles in magazines such as the Charagh-i-Rah, he helped in creating a wide audience for Islamic literature and poetry in Pakistan and the Muslim world.
He was also editor of the monthly magazine Tarjuman-ul-Quran for a long time
Siddiqui is well-known for his biographical …… Read More

Naeem Siddiqui
(1918-2002)

Engineer Khurram Murad

Khurram Jah Murad (1932–1996) was a Pakistani Islamic scholar and writer. He was born in Bhopal, British Raj, current-day India. While his preaching activities began in Pakistan, he has been involved in the promotion of the Islamic movement in Asia, Europe, and Africa. As chief of the training departments of the Islami Jamiat Talaba, Jamaat-e-Islami, and as an active resource-person in training programs in the UK, he played a key role in the character-building of the youth in the Islamic Movement.
Murad graduated with a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from NED University of Engineering and Technology. He also completed a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Murad served as Naib Amir (Vice-President) of the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan and Amir (President) in Bangladesh, a Trustee and a former Director-General of the Islamic Foundation in Leicester, UK, and editor of Tarjumanal Qur’an, Lahore, Pakistan (a journal founded by the Islamic scholar, Abul Ala Maududi in 1932), and the quarterly Muslim World Book Review, UK. He …..Read more

SYED QUTUB SHAHEED

Sayyid Ibrahim Husayn Shadhili Qutb (9 October 1906 – 29 August 1966), known popularly as Sayyid Qutb, was an Egyptian author, educator, revolutionary, Islamic theorist, poet, and a leading member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and 1960s.

Author of 24 books, with around 30 books unpublished for different reasons (main destruction by the state), and at least 581 articles, including novels, literary arts critique and works on education, he is best known in the Muslim world for his work on what he believed to be the social and political role of Islam, particularly in his books Social Justice and Ma’alim fi al-Tariq (Milestones). His magnum opus, Fi Zilal al-Quran (In the Shade of the Qur’an), is a 30-volume commentary on the Quran.

During most of his life, Qutb’s inner circle mainly consisted of influential politicians, intellectuals, poets, and literary figures, both of his age and of the…..Read more

SYED QUTUB
(1906-1966)

JALAL UDDIN UMRI

Jalaluddin Umri (Born 1935) is a writer and a religious scholar.

Jalaluddin was born in a village called Puttagram, District of North Arcot, Tamil Nadu, British India. Since he is a graduate of Jamia Darussalam, Oomerabad, Tamil Nadu, he became known as ‘Jalaluddin Umri’. He holds a master’s degree in Islamic Studies from Jamia Darussalam. He also received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Aligarh Muslim University.

Jalaluddin Umri is widely-considered, among the Islamic circles of India, an authority on human rights and the Muslim family system.

Jalaluddin Umri has written many books notably Maroof wa Munkar, Islam ki Dawat, Rights of Muslim Women – A Critique of the Objections, SeHat-o-marz aur Islam ki Taleemat, Social Service in Islam, Inabat Ilallah, Sabeele Rab, …..Read more

YUSUF AL-QARADAWI

Yusuf al-Qaradawi (born 9 September 1926) is an Egyptian Islamic scholar based in Doha, Qatar, and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. His influences include Hassan al-Banna, Abul A’la Maududi, and Naeem Siddiqui. He is best known for his program الشريعة والحياة, al-Sharīʿa wa al-Ḥayāh (“Sharia and Life”), broadcast on Al Jazeera, which has an estimated audience of 40–60 million worldwide. He is also known for IslamOnline, a website he helped to found in 1997 and for which he serves as a chief religious scholar.

Al-Qaradawi has published more than 120 books, including The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam and Islam: The Future Civilization. He has also received eight international prizes for his contributions to Islamic scholarship and is considered one of the most influential such scholars living today. Al-Qaradawi has long had a prominent role within the intellectual  ….. Read more

MAULANA SADRUDDIN ISLAHI

Maulana Sadruddin Islahi(1917-1998) was India’s Islamic scholar and writer, Maulana had deep learning and understanding of the Qur’an and the Hadith of the Prophet (PBUH). He spent all his life in Islamic da’wah and Islamic movement including Jama’at-e-Islami Hind.

One of Maulana’s monumental works is Talkhis Tafhi-mul-Qur’an which contains the original interpretation abridged in such a way that no significant and important aspect is missing. He authored some 25 books and innumerable research articles in Urdu. His books have been translated into English and other Asian languages.

Sadruddin Islahi was born in Sidha Sultanpur in the district of Azamgarh, UP…… Read more

SADRUDDIN ISLAHI
(1917-1998)

MAULANA YUSUF ISLAHI

Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Islahi (born 9 July 1932 at Formulli, Attock District) is a popular Indian writer on Islam. He is a scholar, writer, and orator. He is a member of the decision-making and leadership organ of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, the Markazi Majlis-e-Shura (Central Advisory Council). He is also the chief patron of Project “Why Islam” of the Islamic Circle of North America.
He received his primary education in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, British India. He was educated in Islamic Studies initially from Mazaher ul-uloom, Saharanpur District and Higher studies and Fazilat from Madarsat ul-Islah, Sarai Mir. He memorized Qur’an and also learned Tajweed. After passing high school, his father Shaikh-ul-Hadees Maulana Abdul Qadim Khan sent him to Madrasa Mazahir ul Uloom, Saharanpur, Later he joined Madarsat ul Islah, Sarai Mir, Azamgarh, he spent four years under the guidance of Maulana Amin Ahsan Islahi and received Sanad Fazilat with distinction.
He became a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in 1953 and has been entrusted with various key posts. He is a member of Markazi Majlis Shura ……. Read more

YUSUF ISLAHI
(b. 1932)
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