Muftī Sayyid ‘Abd al-Raḥīm Lajpūrī

Geographical Background

Lajpor: Lajpor is a town in the district of Surat, located approximately 12 miles south of the city of Surat. The town has a large Muslim population and had always been the home of many pious servants of Allaah.
Rander: This is a town close to Surat, which hosts two large Daarul Ulooms. The first is Daarul Uloom Ashrafiyyah, which was established in the year 1286 A.H. (1870) and the second is Daarul Uloom Husayniyyah, which was established in 1335 A.H. (1919). Many pious people are buried in the Rander graveyard, including a Taabi’ee.

Hadhrat Mufti Sayyid Abdur Raheem Lajpori Sahib   was born in the Motwar suburb of Nosari in the month of Shawwaal 1321 A.H. (3 December 1902).

Together with his profound knowledge and piety, Hadhrat Mufti Sahib  was also blessed with the honour of belonging to the family of Rasulullaah r. His lineage is traced back to Hadhrat Ali t.

His Father
His father was Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Kareem Lajpori  , who was born in Lajpor in the year 1301 A.H. (1884). He studied up to Mishkaat in Lajpor, but, due to domestic problems, he was unable to travel to a Daarul Uloom to complete the Dore Hadith year. He therefore did jot have a formal degree. Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Kareem   taught initially in Lajpor, but then proceeded to teach in Madrasah Muhammadiyya in the Motwar suburb of Nosari. Here he taught for many years and also served as the Imaam of the Jaami Masjid for twelve years.

Realising that one of the great responsibilities of scholars is to guide the Ummah through lectures, Hadhrat Moulana   played a role in this field of religious instruction. In fact, during the month of Rabee-ul-Awwal, he would deliver three lectures a day. He would travel to Sacheen in the mornings, where he would deliver his first lecture. After lunch, he would travel back to Nowsari, where he would deliver a lecture after the Zuhr salaah. His third lecture for the day would then take place after Isha in the town of Jalaalpur. Hadhrat Moulana   was an eloquent speaker and because he had committed much of the Mathnawi to memory, he was able to sing many parts of it during his lectures as and when appropriate.

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A Biography of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah by Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani


(1336-1417 AH/1917-1997 CE)Based on an obituary by
ʿAllāmah Muftī Muhammad Taqi Usmani

Foreword by Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat

Obituary translated by Abu Unaysah & Ibrahim Amin al-Kuwaiti

Endnotes and addendum by Abu Asim Badrul Islam & Zameelur Rahman


By Friends of Deoband

Mawlana Ismaeel Nakhuda in 2005 wrote a review of Naqsh-e-Hayat, the autobiography of Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Sayyid Hussain Ahmad Madani (Allah have mercy on him). It can be found here:

Subsequently, a translation has been started by a blogger at this link:
Nakshe Hayat by Molana Hussain Ahmad Madni RA

Do circulate the above link, insha’Allah…

Ibn Taymiyyah and ‘Ulama Ahlus Sunnah

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيم

On a Sunniforum thread there was a discussion regarding ‘Allamah Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (Allah have mercy on him) and the view of the ‘Ulama regarding him.

Our brother, the doctor, “dr76” has posted some useful information that can be found here.

The purpose of this post is to ask anyone intrested and willing to translate the book ‘Allamah Ibn Taymiya Aur unke hum Asr ‘Ulama  by Shaykh Abul Hasan Zaid Farooqi (Allah have mercy on him) which can be found at this link. The biography of the author can also be found at this link.

Insha’Allah your contribution in this project would be greatly appreciated and would be a means of thawaab-e-jaariya.

Seerat-e-Ashraf: The Life of Hakeem ul-Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيم


Seerat-e-Ashraf (2 vols) [URDU]

If a link to an online copy exists then please do provide it.

English translation currently being carried out by Jamiatul Ulama (Gauteng)


Sunniforum: Seerat-e-Ashraf