Mawlana Muhammad Ilyas Ghuman

Translated by: Abu Salih Muadh Khan

Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Ghuman [حفظه الله] is a well-known ‘Alim, Mujahid, Muballigh and orator. His personal biography is printed on the back of his book “Jihad Fi Sabeelillah Aur Ai’terazat Ka Ilmi Jaiza”.

Name: Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Ghuman

Date of Birth: 12th of April 1969

Place of Birth: 87 Northern, Sargodha [Pakistan]

Education:

Hifdh of Qur’aan completed at Jamia Masjid Bohadh-Wali (Gaghar-Mindi, Gujranwala)

Translation and Commentary of Qur’aan completed under Imam Ahlus-Sunnah Shaykh (Maulana) Sarfaraz Khan Safdar [رحمه الله] at Madrasa Nusratul-uloom (Gujranwala)

Dars-e-Nizami (Islamic Scholarship course) started at Jamia Binoria (Karachi) and completed at Jamia Islamia Imdadia (Faisalabad)

Teaching Positions held:

(Former) Ma’had Shaykh Zakariyya, Chipata (Zambia)

Markaz Islahun-Nisa (Sargodha)

Salana Chalees Roza Sirat-e-Mustaqeem (Annual 40-day Siratul-Mustaqeem) course (Sargodha)

Participation in Jihad:

Participated in Jihad in the battlefields of Khost, Gardez, Jalalabad, Kabul and Bamyan

Imprisonment:

From 05th of August 1996 until 05th of August 1998 held at various prisons of Sargodha, Faisalabad and Mianwali

From 29th of August 1999 until 29th of September 1999 held at Chohang Prison (Near Sargodha)

From 30th of September 1999 until 07th of October 2002 held at various prisons in Jhelum, Bahawalpur and Rawalpindi

From 17th of October 2003 until 18th of November 2003 held under observatory confinement at District Jail (Sargodha) for a month

From 03rd of February 2005 until 29th of April 2005 held under observatory confinement at District Jail (Sargodha)

Positions of Responsibilities:

(Former) Provincial Ameer Harkat ul-Ansar (Punjab)

(Former) Deputy-General Secretary Harkat ul-Mujahideen (Pakistan)

Tableeghi (Dawah) Missions:

Azad Kashmir, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Singapore and Saudi Arabia

Current Responsibilities:

Rector, Markaz Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal-Jamaat

Rector, Markaz Islaahun-Nisa

Literary Contributions:

Jihad Fi Sabeelillah Aur Ai’terazat Ka Ilmi Jaiza (Jihad in the path of Allah and Academic critique & responses to objections on Jihad)

Zubdatul-Shamail (Commentary of Shamail-e-Tirmidhi)

Qaidi Kay Taranay (Compositions of the incarcerated)

Bay’ah and Khilafah:

From Arif Billah Shaykh (Hadhrat) Maulana Shah Hakeem Akhtar Saheb [حفظه الله]

Islah wal-Irshad:

Khanqah Ashrafiyya Akhtariyya, 87 Northern, Sargodha

May Allah azza’wajal lengthen Maulana’s shadow of knowledge over us for a long time.

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