Allamah Khalid Mahmood

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيم

Hadhrat was born in Syalkot, Pakistan. He began his education in Gujrawala (or Gujarkhan, can’t remember) before travelling to Dar ul Uloom Deoband and finally to Dhabel where he graduated as an Alim having studied under Ulema of the calibre of Allamah Sulayman Nadwi, Moulana Khayr Muhammad Jaalandhari, Mufti Muhammad Shafi and Allamah Idrees Khandelwi (may Allah have mercy on them all) during his travels. He then taught at Murray College, Syalkot as a Professor before joining Tanzeem Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’at and also wrote for its magazine, “Da’wat”. In 1966, Hadhrat came to the U.K. and established the Manchester Academy, where great personalities such as Moulana Yusuf Motala Sahib (daamat barakaatuhum) worked along side him (before establishing Dar ul Uloom Bury) and Shaykh Asif Husain Farooqi Sahib (daamat barakaatuhum) would also sit in his talks. He also completed a Phd in Historical Transmission in London.

He is currently a senior member of the Sharia Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a World famous munazir and debator. Hadhrat has debated with the biggest personalities of many deviant sects and astonishingly participated in his first debate at the age of just 12 with a Qadiani senior old enough to be his great grandfather. He has also debated with the official Mujtahids of the Shia sect and put them to shame in their own backyard in Lukhnow and also debated with the senior students Moulana Nazeer Husain, one of the greatest elders of the Ahle Hadith sect. This is in addition to his famous victory over the senior most Barelwi Schalors of the UK in 1979 in Sheffield, where Hadhrat single handedly raised the flag of Ahlus Sunnah and overcame his opposition with devastating ease.

Hadhrat is famed for his unique insight, razor sharp mind and peercing intellect. But not many know that Allah has also endowed him with a photographic memory and as such, he never took any notes during his entire time in Dar ul Uloom. Even now, as Hadhrat himslef related once, as soon as something enters his ears, he never forgets it. Hadhrat has authored over 100 books including an 8 volume masterpiece on Barelwism entitled Mutala-e-Barelwiat, Athar ut Tanzeel (on the topic of the sceince of Tafsir), Athar ul Hadith (on the topic of the sceince of Hadith), Athar ut Tashree (on the topic of the sceince of Fiqh), Athar ul Ihsan (on the topic of the sceince of Tasawwuf), Khulafa e Rashideen (on the topic of the continuation of Islam after the passing of Sayyiduna Rasulullah, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him), Abqaat (similar to Bawaadir un Nawaadir of Hakeem ul Ummat, rahmatullahialayh) and many others. He also has Ijazah in the Qadri Silsilah and descends from a long line of Shaykhs.

Hadhrat is currently over 90 years of age and we pray to Allah that He grants him many, many more healthy years. Ameen!

Athaarul-Hadeeth which is a two (2) volume detailed history of the science of Hadeeth by Allamah Khalid Mahmood Saheb (DB).

Hadhrats other books in the Athar series are just as comprehensive and insightful . With regards to Athar ut Tanzeel, Hadhrat Moulana Qari Muhammad Tayyib Sahib (rahmatullahialayh) writes in response to the question, “How is the book Athar ut Tanzeel, written by Moulana Khalid Mahmood Sahib?”

“The first answer to this question is that it is written by Moulana Khalid Mahmood Sahib who in the line of authorship and writing is famous and in the academic world is a well known author. On the usool of qadr as shahaadah qadr as shuhood, the appreciation and status of the author’s knowledge is an open sign of the appreciation and status of his writing…For the Ulema e kiram and students, as well as for the educated university folk, the study of this book will be very beneficial.”

11 thoughts on “Allamah Khalid Mahmood

  1. That’s an absolute lie! Hazrat Shaikh Asif Hussain Farooqui is a well known sufi and never sat or learnt from Khalid Mahmood Sahib or Had anything to do with him

    Whereas Khalid Mahmood Sahib is a non sufi and a deobandi and Shaikh Asif Hussain Farooqui saheb is not a deobandi, He (Shaikh Asif) has nothing to do with Mutala saheb either

    Please get your facts right! From what i know Khalid Mahmood saheb and he’s associates have never liked Farooqui saheb and he’s mureeds Infact have always termed them as being Biddati’s


  2. don’t know whether they disliked hadhrat shaykh but yeah hadhrat gained all teachings and fayz from their shaykh, who were hadhrat Ali Murtaza sahb r.a, who were from dera gazi khan, near multan region


    • How can you be a deobandi and not a sufi? Makes absolute zero sense. All of the classical teachings of deoband have a sufi tradition – in one way or another. Be it Chisti or Naqshbandi. All the teachers who have any noteability are linked through one of the four salaasil. Muhammad Yahya Kandhlawi, Ml. Zakariya Kandhlawi, Ml.Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri, Muhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi
      Ml.Husain Ahmad Madani, all were great sufi s and imams….not forgetting the masters like Ml.Rashid Ahmad Gangohi, Ml.Muhammad Yaqub Nanautawi, Ml.Muhammad Mazhar Nanautawi, Ml. Qasim.Nanautawi…Hz.Imdadullah Muhajir Makki..

      For everyone to seperate the teaching of deobandi from sufism or tasawuff has created another sect – and essentially void of the true spiritual blessings that the formers masters created and followed.


  3. I am a student of allama sahib way back in Murray college Sialkot the year was 1956-1957. I have never seen a person of his caliber during my whole life. He was matchless in his memory, speech, mastery in at least 5/6 languages and command over knowledge.
    I believe he will certainly remember me even after about 58 yrs when face to face.


  4. Alhamdulillah, have had the opportunity to participate in Shaykh Khalid Mahmoods programmes in the recent past at Masjid Zakariyya Dewsbury and Jame Masjid Batley. WoW, what a learned scholar, even at the age of 96! MA he has so much indepth knowledge of Islam and a simple and beautiful way of explaining complex issues.


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