بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيم
Introduction of Shaikh Muhammad Musa AlRoohani Albazi
Shaikh-ul-Hadith wal Tafseer Maulana Muhammad Musa AlRoohani Albazi was indeed the greatest Islamic Scholar of the century. He died on 19th of October 1998 in Lahore, Pakistan. After he was buried in Mayani Grave yard a perfumed smell started coming out of his grave and spread in all the area nearby ( Mayani the biggest & oldest grave yard of Pakistan situated at Lahore ). This perfumed smell continued for about eight months. Thousands & thousands of persons came to witness his grave and felt the smell of paradise from his grave. According to the Islamic History, scholars have said that Maulana Muhammad Moosa Albazi is the third person in the Islamic history from whose grave the smell of paradise came. He spent all of his life among books, in teaching Hadith, Tafseer, Fiqh & in producing Islamic scholars. He wrote more than two hundred valuable Islamic books, most of these books are in Arabic language, some are in Persian & Urdu languages. His every book proved to be a splendid work in Islamic Research. His books get great attention & appreciation from the Islamic Scholars, especially the scholars of the Arab World. They were astonished by his knowledge of Quran, Hadith, Fiqh & Astronomy & his skill in Arabic. All of them confessed that the great books written by him appears to be an Art-Piece of Islamic knowledge & Arabic literature.
Whenever his books were presented to Great Arab Scholars they asked ” Is the author of these books is alive ? Really he is the scholar of this century & a non-Arab? They said that from his research work & his astonishing skill in Arabic literature, the author appears to be a Unique Islamic Scholar of several hundred years before “.
Views of Great Arab Scholars about his knowledge
Among several happenings, Views of some of the Great Arab Scholars about his knowledge are quoted below.
The famous scholar & Imam-ul-Haram (Makkah) Shaikh Muhammad Bin Abdullah As-Subayyel once said while addressing a special meeting of Islamic Scholars “As you know I am the Imam of Masjid-ul-Haram (Makkah) , the Islamic Scholars from all over the world come to meet me, but in my whole life I have not seen & met a Islamic Scholar greater in knowledge than Shaikh Muhammad Musa Albazi”. Shaikh Muhammad Bin Abdullah As-Subayyel is now Khateeb, Imam & the minister of matters concerning Masjid-ul-Haram & Masjid-e-Nabvi ( Makkah & Madinah ).
Shaikh Abdullah Fathuddin Madni, a great Arab Scholar & a high ranking Aalim in the ministry of information in Saudi Arabia, always said about Shaikh Muhammad Musa AlRoohani Albazi that this Shaikh Muhammad Musa is an alive moving encyclopedia.
Shaikh Ameen Kutbi, the famous Arab Scholar, always praised the late Shaikh Muhammad Musa AlRoohani Albazi & greatly appreciated his work on Islam.
Shaikh Abu-Turab Al-Zahiri, the renowned & well-known Islamic Scholar & the writer of Saudi news papers, always confessed the great works of Shaikh Muhammad Musa AlRoohani Albazi.
Similarly Shaikh Abdullah Bin Humaid, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia also praised the research work of the Shaikh Muhammad Musa AlRoohani Albazi on Hadith, Tafseer, Fiqh, Nahv & Astronomy.
Fathul-Alim is one of the greatest books written in Islamic History. This book written by Shaikh Muhammad Musa Albazi. The Chanceller of Al-Azhar University, Egypt Shaikh Mahmood Azhar was greatly astonished when he observed this book “Fathul-Alim” & he said that We have not seen or even heard this kind of deep research in whole human history.
Mufti of the Pakistan said about Shaikh Muhammad Musa Albazi
Maulana Mufti Mahmood was the greatest Mufti of Pakistan. He was also a great politician & the Leader of Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam. Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam is the largest & the oldest movement & party of Muslims in sub-continent ( Pakistan, India, Afghanistan & Bangla Desh ). Mufti Mahmood was also the teacher of the Shaikh Muhammad Musa Albazi. Once he was asked, did u write any book ? he replied in negative and said but I am proud of my life that I have produced a top scholar of the Islamic world in the shape of Muhammad Musa ALbazi. and I proudly present his books all over the world to the scholars and say that I am the author of Shaikh Mohammad Musa albazi.
Miracle of Shaikh Muhammad Musa AlRoohani Albazi
He spent more than 46 years in teaching Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqh and produced more than 10,000 scholars in his life belonging to different countries like Saudi Arabia, England, America, Afghanistan, Iran, India, Bangladesh, Uganda, South Africa, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Kenya, Russia, Egypt etc. His books are in Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqh, Astronomy, etc. etc.
His lectures on Tafseer & Hadith were too much popular among the scholars of pakistan. During his lectures he appeared to be an Imam of early Islamic History who have some how come to twentieth century. Some time his lectures continued for five to six hours without any break but even after such long lectures his students appear to be fresher than before & it appeared that his knowledge has put a spiritual power in them.
The valuable Books written by him
The importance & greatness of his books can be estimated from the fact that his books were taught even in his life in the Islamic universities of Pakistan & Iran.
He was the greatest Muhaddis (Explainer of the Hadith meanings) of the century & he was given the Title of “Al-Muhaddis-ul-Azam” ( The Greatest Muhaddis ) by the scolars of Pakistan. His work on Hadith, Tafseer, Fiqh & Astronomy is considered to be the most authentic work on Islam in this century. His book named “Riyaz-us-Sunan” in which he explains the meanings of the Hadiths of Jam-e-Tirmidhi is in more than fifty volumes. Similarly his book in which he explains the meanings of the most difficult Tafseer “Baizawee” ( the Tafseer taught in the Islamic Universities of the world ) is in more than forty five volumes. His book “Fathullah” is about the single word “Allah”. This book is in Arabic Language & in two large volumes covering more than 1300 pages. In this book he explains that Almighty Allah is the Greatest similarly his name i.e. the word “Allah” is also the Greatest name.
Some details about the shaykh and his books in arabic:
The Sheikh was born in 1935, he studied in anumber of famous instutions including Darul uloom Haqqania, Madrasa Qasim ul uloom Multan. He recvied his ijazah in tafsir of Quran from Sheikul Quran maulana Ghulamullah khan r.a in taleem ul ullom rawalpindi. He settled in Jamiha Ashrafia where he became a well respected teacher and produced many ulama.
From Pearls of Elders:
The late ‘Allamah Muhammad Musa Ruhani al-Bazi (d. 1998 CE) was an exceptional scholar of Pakistan. He was a graduate of Madrasah Qasim al-‘Ulum Multan (Pakistan), and his teachers include the renowned mufassir, Mawlana Ghulam Allah Khan and Mufti Mahmud of Multan (Pakistan), khalifah of Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya (may Allah shower His mercy upon them all). The ‘Allamah was a scholar of great repute, a prolific author of unique works and a wali of Allah.
He was Shaykh al-Hadith and Tafsir at Jami’ah Ashrafiyah Lahore (Pakistan). His lessons on Jami’ al-Tirmidhi and Tafsir al-Baydawi, in particular, became renowned, with students from around the world flocking to attend them.
Below is an email, sent by a friend about the unique writings of ‘Allamah Muhammad Musa Ruhani al-Bazi, who remains relatively unknown to the masses. With the authors’ permission, we have edited the e-mail and reproduced it for readers of this blog. Please note it was written as an informal e-mail regarding the descriptive names of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace), and is not intended to read as an exclusive article.
Mawlana Ibrahim Amin wrote:
‘‘Imam Sakhawi was known to have collected and created the most number (few hundred) of descriptive names for the Messenger (May Allah bless him and give him peace) until came along Shaykh ‘Allamah Muhammad Musa Bazi ar-Ruhani [d. 1998 CE].
He has enumerated 804 names for the Messenger (may Allah bless him and give him peace) in his Al-Barakat al-Makkiyah fi ‘l-Salawat al-Nabawiyyah. He also has composed Al-Qasidah al-Husna fi Asma al-Nabi al-‘Uzma, in which he quotes some 500 names of the Messenger (May Allah bless him and give him peace). Needless to say, both of these are amazing and truly inspirational works.
In fact, all of Shaykh’s works are immensely beneficial. After all, who nowadays has the depth of knowledge to give 1.3 million explanations (tawjihat) for [the Arabic phrase] Amma ba’d (see Shaykh’s Al-Najm as-Sa’d fi Mabahith Amma Ba’d) and over 190 explanations for the apparent superiority of Sayyiduna Ibrahim (upon him be peace) over our Messenger (May Allah bless him and give him peace) in the Durud Ibrahim (see Fath al-‘Alim fi Halli Ishkali al-Tashbih al-‘Azim fi Hadith ‘Kama Sallayta ‘ala Ibrahim’). He has also authored Fath Allah fi Khasa’is al-Ism Allah (a work on the specialties of the name ‘Allah’) in 2 volumes spanning over 1500 pages.
His works are of an extremely high standard in terms of research (tahqiq), language (he mostly wrote in Arabic) and depth of scholarship (isti’ab). He has written on many branches of the Islamic sciences including Tafsir (just his Tafsir of Baydawi is in 50 volumes; its muqaddimah (introduction) published separately in two volumes), Hadith (his commentary on Sunan al-Tirmidhi is the most extensive and arguably the most authoritative from scholars affiliated to Deoband), Usul al-Fiqh (an amazing commentary on Sharh al-Tawdih wa ‘l-Talweeh, Arabic literature (including two different commentaries of Diwan Mutanabbi), Arabic Grammar and Syntax, Etymology (sarf), ‘Urudh & Qawafi (the sciences of poetic meterage and literary criticism), Arabic, History (an amazing work in this regard is his Ghayat at-Talab fi Aswaq al-‘Arab, an extremely meticulous and insightful work into the markets of historic Arabia and their traditions), Classical Logic (Mantiq) (He has 8 lengthy commentaries on the major classical works in this field alone, such as a commentary on ‘Allamah Hamdullah as-Sandili’s commentary on Sullam al-‘ulum and an annotation of Mir Zahid’s commentary on Mulla Jalal), Philosophy (in both traditional branches of Metaphysics: Cosmology and Ontology), Ancient Hellenistic Ptolemaic Astronomy (5 major works), Modern Copernican Astronomy and Astrophysics (31 works, of which 6 written as core texts (mutun) and 2 major commentaries) and some other books in Da’wah and spiritual reformation (Islah) etc. The total number of his published or soon to be published works is 135, a number of which are in several volumes.
Some of his works can be obtained from the Azhar Academy bookshop in London, UK, for the benefit of those ‘ulama that are resident in the UK.’’
[Mawlana] Ibrahim Amin