Mawlana Habib al-Rahman A’zami (Notes)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيم

Hadhrat Mawlana Habib al-Rahman A’zami (may Allah shower him with mercy) was born in 1319 AH. He studied logic, philosophy, fiqh and hadith from Hadhrat Mawlana ‘Abd al-Ghaffar (may Allah shower him with mercy), a student of Hadhrat Mawlana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (may Allah shower him with mercy). Thereafter, he completed his dawra-e-hadith studies at Dar al-‘Ulum Deoband, attaining ijazah from the likes of ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri (may Allah shower him with mercy) and ‘Allamah Shabbir Ahmad ‘Uthmani (may Allah shower him with mercy).

The honourable mawlana taught at various seminaries throughout his life. He taught Imam Bukhari’s sahih at Nadwat al-‘Ulama Lucknow for one year upon the request of Hadhrat Mawlana Sayyad Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi (may Allah shower him with mercy). He was a member of the Majlis-e-Shura (consultation board) of Dar al-‘Ulum Deoband from 1373 AH untill he passed away. He was also a part of Jamiat ‘Ulama-e-Hind.

He was also offered the posts of Mufti and Shaykh al-Hadith of Dar al-‘Ulum Deoband, though he didn’t take up these offers

Some of his well-known students include Hadhrat Mawlana Manzur Nu’mani, Hadhrat Mawlana ‘Abd al-Jabbar A’zami, Hadhrat Mawlana ‘Abd al-Sattar Lucknowi and Mawlana Zafeer al-Din Miftahi.

The honourable mawlana was a mureed (disciple) of Hakim al-Ummat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah shower him with mercy), who reserved great respect for him.

This reminds one of just how many prominent and well-respected scholars, indeed the greatest scholars of the time came to Hakim al-Ummat (may Allah shower him with mercy) for for their spiritual rectification.

I have a book by him called Tahqiq Ahl al-Hadith and it says in there that he was born in 1319 A.H and passed away in 1413 A.H. He was an acknowledged authority on Tafsir, Hadees, and Fiqh.

Hew was born in U.P, India.

He is the founder of many institutions like Madrassah Mirqatul Ulum, Jamia Miftah ul Ulum, and the Islamic Institute for Higher Studies.

His teachers include, Imam Anwar Shah Kashmiri, Mufti of Deoband Azeez ur Rahman etc.

Among his students are Allamah Manzoor Ahmed Naumani.

Several scholars of the Arab World have also been given Ijaza him him. Among them are Shaikh Abul Fattah Abu Ghuddah, Shaikh Ismail al Ansari (Dar ul Ifta Riyad), Shaikh Hammad Al Ansar, Shaikh Sammari (Baghdad), Dr Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah (Kuwait), and Dr Bashshar Awad Maruf (Baghdad).

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