Hadhrat studied from beginning to end in Jamiah Islamiah Dhabel and graduated in 1945. Hadhrat then studied Tibb and Hikmat (Medicine) in Deoband in 1946.
Dawat and Tableegh:
Hadhrat spent 68 years as a Muqeem at Bangle Wali Masjid, Markaz Nizamuddin (from 1946 to 2014).
Hadhrat travelled more than 30 countries in the path of Allah:
1) Saudi Arabia 2) Jordan 3) Lebanon 4) Syria (Shaam) 5) Turkey 6) Yugoslavia 7) Iraq 8) Mauritius 9) Reunion 10) Madagascar 11) Kenya 12) Tanzania 13) Uganda 14) Malawi 15) Zambia 16) Zimbabwe 17) South Africa 18) England 19) Barbados 20) Trinidad 21) Panama 22) Pakistan 23) Bangladesh 24) Sri lanka 25) Zanzibar 26) Bahrain 27) Morocco 28) Mozambique 29) Dubai 30) Canada.
Hadhrat visited some countries many times:
1. Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar four times each, three times by ship in 1956, 1957 and 1960.
2. South Africa five times in 1966, 1972, 1975, 1988, 1990.
3. Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania three times each.
Most of Hadhrat’s Safar’s (Journey’s ) were by ship. It would take 22 days to go and 22 days to return.
Hadhrat’s room mate of Deoband, Maulana Saleh Sahib who was the Ameer of Burma introduced Hadhrat to the effort of Dawah and Tableegh.
Hadhrat came to the Markaz of Nizamuddin in 1946, 2 years after the demise of Maulana Ilyaas Sahib R.A.
Hadhrat said to Hadhrat ji Maulana Yusuf Sahib R.A:
“I feel really hurt that I did not see Hadhrat Maulana Ilyaas Sahib R.A.” Hadhrat Maulana would console him and say: “Is that person better who has seen Maulana and did not do the effort or did not see him and is doing the work?”
Hadhrat Ji Maulana Yusuf Sahib used to call him (فاتح افريقہ) The Conqueror of Africa.
Hadhrat Maulana Inaamul Hasan Sahib used to say when going to Africa: ” Africa is the land of Maulana Moosa Sahib. We are going to his Country.
Maulana Muhammad Umar Palanpuri R.A Sahib used to say: Maulana Moosa Indeed your sacrifice is great but greater than that is the sacrifice of your spouse (who gave you permission to stay at markaz and sacrificed her rights).
Hadhrat always took from his spouse before leaving for the Markaz, and she never refused.
Hajee Abdul Wahhab Sahib said: ” No one has listened to me except Maulana Moosa Sahib. He left his wife at home and came to the Markaz alone.
Maulana Ahmed Laat Sahib visited Hadhrat in his final illness in hospital, pressed his hands and feet, applied Itr on him and said “This is the last of the Senior Elders of Nizamuddin, He is a Wali of Allah.
Hadhrat was bayt to Hazrat Ji Maulana Yusuf Sahib R.A, then to Hazrat Ji Maulana Inaamul Hasan Sahib R.A.
Hadhrat performed Hajj in 1955 and 1964 with Hazrat Ji Maulana Yusuf Sahib R.A, and Umrah in 1972 and 1975 with Hazrat Ji Maulana Inaamul Hasan Sahib R.A.
In 1949 and 1950 Hadhrat went to Saudi Arabia with a Jamaat. There were 25 saathis in total. They stayed there for one and a half years. The Jamaats used to go (pedal) by foot to Qabilah Bani Ghaamid, Qabilah Bani Sa’d Bani Maalik to do Ghasht.
In Makkah Mukarramah they stayed in Madrassah Saulatiyyah.
In Madinah Munawwarah they stayed at Darul Iqaamah, Madrasah Uloom e Shar’iyyah. Both the Madrasahs assisted the Jamaat and continue to assist Jamaats till today.
In 1952 and 1953 Hadhrat’s Jamaat stayed in Saudi Arabia for one and a half years.
Hadhrat’s Jamaat was the first to go to South Africa in 1966.
Hadhrat got married in 1948. Maulana Ahmad Buzurg Sahib conducted the Nikah and Hazrat Maulana Yusuf Binnori R.A gave an inspiring bayan.
Maulana Anwarul Haq Lakhnawi Sahib (Quraan and Tajweed), Maulana Shamsul Haq Afgani R.A (Bukhari Shareef), Maulana Muslim Deobandi (Muslim Shareef), Maulana Yusuf Banori R.A (Maqamaat Hariri, Hidaya Awwalaain and other Kitaabs of Dawrah hadeeth).
Also studied under Mufti Shafi Sahib, Maulana Zafar Ahmad Thanwi, Maulana Abdul Jabbar Aazami, Maulana Badre Aal Meerathti in Dhabel.
Hadhrat studied Tibb by Hakeem Mahfooz Ali, who was the Saalah (brother-in-law) of Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri R.A.
Class mates include:
Maulana Haji Wadi Sahib Lajpuri (in Durah e Hadeeth)
Hadhrat Maulana Dawood Sahib Mewaati R.A said to Hadhrat Maulana Moosa Sahib:
“I have heard that you have studied medicine.” Hadhrat replied yes I have.
Maulana said: “Don’t ever practice it. You’ll be in difficulty. Eat and drink by asking from Allah”. Hadhrat said this statement took out the thought of practicing medicine and Allah placed me in this effort since.
Hadhrat never worked or taught anywhere. However, Allah Ta’ala always provided for him.
Hadhrat used to write a letter called “Deeni Ahwaal” and would send it to the Maraakiz and Saathis to inform them of the Karguzaaris, Ijtimaat , Jamaat leaving from those Ijtimaat in detail.
Many of Hadhrat’s letters to and from the elders can be found in The Makaatib of Maulana Saeed Ahmed Khan Sahib R.A
Hadhrat was very Muttabie Sunnat, very particular about Duaas, punctual with time and had a very humble personality.
Request for special Duas for Hadhrat and all Marhumeen.
May Allah Ta’la accept Hadhrat’s sacrifice, fill his Qabar with Noor and Grant him Jannatul Firdaus.
Kindly send Isal-e-thawab to Hadhrat and all Marhumeen.
(Most information has been extracted from Hadhrat’s autobiography which was requested by Maulana Abdur Rauf Sahib of Dewsbury and given permission to by the Shura of Nizamuddin Markaz).
(This was put together by family members of Hadhrat Maulana Moosa Sahib).
Update: On 14 January 2016 Radio Islam broadcasted a tribute to Mawlānā Mūsā Samrūdī which can be downloaded here.