Students of sacred knowledge are best known by the noble and erudite teachers with whom they study. Like parents (who were my first teachers and spiritual guides), teachers of the sacred sciences merit any and all credit for what their students achieve.
Though I have little achievement to my name and am embarrassed to be considered in any way representative of my teachers and parents, I can think of no better way to describe myself than to mention the many noble, pious, and scholarly souls who have been most influential in my life and to whom I owe the utmost gratitude.
My studies in the Islamic sciences began at Madrasat al-Ḥasanayn in 2000 under the guidance and supervision of its founder, Mawlana Ṭāriq Jamīl (may Allah preserve him). There, I studied the Arabic language and Islamic sciences under a long list of compassionate, erudite, and spiritually accomplished ‘ulama. I have listed their names below with the sciences I was fortunate enough to study with them:
Mawlānā Shabbīr Aḥmad (may Allah have mercy on him): Arabic Speech and Composition
Mawlānā Zubayr Kohātī: Arabic Morphology, Arabic Literature, Hadīth Terminology
Shaykh Ramzī al-Habīb al-Tūnisī: Arabic Syntax, Arabic Rhetoric, Arabic Literature
Mawlānā ʿUbayd Allāh: Islamic Creed, Islamic Jurisprudence (usul al-fiqh), Logic, Sunan Abi Dawud, Principles of Tafsīr
Muftī Aḥmad ʿAlī: Islamic Law, Principles of Issuing Fatwa, History of Islamic Law, Legal Maxims, Inheritance Law, Sunan al-Tirmidhi
Mawlānā Tāriq Jamīl: Prophetic Biography
For my final year of Dars Niẓāmī studies, I transferred to the large Islamic university in Karachi, Jāmiʿah Dār al-ʿUlūm Karachi and completed the dawrat al-ḥadīth year with:
Mawlānā Rasḥīd Ashraf al-Sayfī: Sunan al-Tirmidhī, Muwaṭṭā Mālik, Muwaṭṭā Muḥammad, Tadrīb al-Rāwī
Muftī ʿAbd Allāh al-Burmī: Sunan al-Tirmidhī, Shamāʾil al-Tirmidhī, ʿIlal al-Tirmidhī
Mawlānā Iftikhār Aḥmad al-Aʿẓamī: Sunan al-Nasāʾī, Sunan Ibn Mājah, Sharḥ Maʿānī al-Athār
Mawlāna ʿAzīz al-Raḥmān: Sunan Abī Dāwūd
Muftī ʿAbd al-Raʿūf al-Sikarhwī: Saḥīḥ Muslim
Muftī Muḥammad Rafī al-ʿUthmānī: Muqaddamah Saḥīḥ Muslim, Saḥīḥ Muslim, Saḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
Muftī Maḥmūd Ashraf al-ʿUthmānī: Saḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
Muftī Muḥammad Taqī al-ʿUthmānī: Saḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
Upon graduation, I was fortunate enough to collect ijāzahs in ḥadīth from several notable masters of ḥadīth and students of the polymath, Shaykh al-Islām Ḥusayn Aḥmad al-Madanī, including:
Mawlānā Salīm Allāh Khān
Mawlānā Sarfarāz Khan Safdar (may Allah have mercy on him)
Mawlānā ‘Abd al-Hamīd al-Sawātī (may Allah have mercy on him)
Khwājā Khān Muḥammad (may Allah have mercy on him), who was also my shaykh al-ṭarīqah
Mawlānā ʿAbd al-Halīm Chishti al-Nuʿmānī
All of the above shuyūkh were direct students of Shaykh al-Islām and amongst the most senior scholars in the subcontinent. Upon meeting Mawlana ʿAbd al-Halim Chishti, I was fortunate to be allowed to study in a post-graduate (takhaṣṣuṣ) program with him. Along with various research projects and heavy reading assignments, our course work including the following ḥadīth studies texts: Sharḥ Nukhbat al-Fikar, Muqaddamah Ibn al-Salāḥ, Al-Rafʿ waʾl-Takmīl, Shurūt al-Aʿimmah al-Khamsah, and Shurūṭ al-Aʿimmah al-Sittah.
Upon returning to the United States, I have been able to continue studies both in the sacred sciences and in the applied behavioral sciences, and have had the good fortune of being able to work with and interact with several prominent scholarly personalities, including:
Shaykh al-Tafsīr Mawlānā Muḥammad Naʿīm (may Allah have mercy on him), with whom I intended to study the Quranic sciences before his passing but was not able to do so.
I have been wonderfully blessed by Allah to be pursuing studies in Islamic Theology, Dialectics, and Philosophy through Darul Qasim under:
Mawlānā Mohammed Amīn Kholwadia: Tabṣirat al-Adillah , Hujjat Allāh al-Bālighah
Most recently, I have had the good fortune to study parts of Al-Muwāfaqāt, Tafsīr al-Bayḍāwī, and Saḥīḥ al-Bukhārī with:
Shaykh Sāmir al-Naṣṣ
To list the many great personalities I have met over the years would be exhaustive, so I suffice with these personalities who have been essential in positively influencing me and tirelessly working towards my education and spiritual development.
Of course, it goes without saying that I owe everything to the most compassionate, caring, and cultured people I have met in my life: my parents. Without their kind and diligent upbringing, I would not have been able to accomplish anything. May Allah reward both of them eternally and infinitely, especially my mother, Dr. Tallat Anwar Ali (may Allah have mercy on her and enlighten her grave). I continue to benefit from the support and care of my honorable father, Dr. Muhammad Ali (al-Ansari), and I pray that Allah grants him a long, healthy, and happy life.
This is the short and most important part of my biography. The rest are minor details.
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Do you know where I can find nayef biqaayi’s kitaabs in PDF format?
Salamo Alikom Dear brother this is marwa a mum for three kids from Egypt i need your help please in a serious problem this is my mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you tried a google search online? That is usually the quickest way to find a book in pdf format.
Salaams Maulana Saheb
My wife teaches hadeeth and i want to know if this hashiya on saheeh muslim is correct – حاشية السندي على صحيح مسلم – http://waqfeya.com/book.php?bid=7877
What do you mean by correct?
I don’t know who this scholar is or his teachers. I’ve never heard of him. Is he authentic?
We have an old version of muslim (which is used in madressahs) and i just realised that the link i was asking about is the same book but updated.
Sorry for the trouble.
Assalam Alaikum shaikh. I am interested in starting Hadith study and instead of buying summarized books, I would like to invest in Bukhari or Muslim. Do you have suggestions on which translation to buy for each..?
You really don’t have many options from what I know. But perhaps the more important question is whether you really want to depend on translations if you are interested in advanced studies in Hadith. Its sort of like reading an Urdu translation of advanced medical books. Its extremely limiting.
This is Siddikur Rahman from New York. Where can I find the book “Hadi al arwah ila bilad al afrah” by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya (Rahimahullah)
Wa ‘alaykum salam, I apologize for the late answer. Are you looking for a hard copy?
Assalamu alaykum wrwb Hadrat. Have you been granted ijaza in the Spiritual Path as well? If yes, from whom? Please do reply. I am searching for a Shaykh.
I have not, nor do I expect that a person like myself would ever be granted such an ijaza. If I could offer any advice, it would be to be careful of whomever you choose and not be hasty.
As salamu alaykum shaikh.
Do you know anything about hazrat shaikh wajeehuddin sab rahmatullah alaihi?
If so could you please write something, even if it just a reply to me. (email@example.com)
Who is your shaikh now?
Which Shaykh Wajih al-Din are you speaking of?
By my shaykh, are you referring to my spiritual guide?
Salam brother, where are you from?
Did you find a shaikh?
I am from Chicago in the US.
Sorry for the misunderstanding maulana sab, i was asking brother nakara where he is from.
Maulana sab, please have a look at the following link https://ilumulnoor.com/.
The site is run by the beloved khalifa of hazrat shaikh wajeehuddin sab RA. It is the English version of maktubat sharif as translated by hazrat shaikh wajeehuddin sab RA.
Hazratji db told me that the maktubat sharif in farsi and urdu is two volumes. Hazrat shaikh wajeehuddin sab RA translated the first volume into English and split it into two volumes as he felt it would be too large to keep as one.
Salam Abdul Kader,
You wrote: “Hazratji db told me that the maktubat sharif in farsi and urdu is two volumes…” To whom are you referring as “Hazratji db”
Wa alaykum salam brother,
My shaikh, hazrat shaikh rizwan sab damat barakatuhum.
Khalifa of hazrat shaikh wajeehudeen sab rahmatullah alaihi.
If you ever get a chance, can you compare amd contrast the cirriculum of both darul Uloom Karachi amd madrasatul hasanain please?
I am referring to hazrat shaikh wajeehuddin sab rahmatullah alaihi. The shaikh who wrote tje translation of maktubat sharif in English from lahore.
Ji, i was asking about who your spiritual guide is
Unfortunately I don’t have any knowledge of the said personality. My shaykh was Khwaja Khan Muhammad (rh) of Kundia. After him I have sought guidance from one of his students.
Hadrat, may I ask which student?
Duas are requested…
Can you please clarify your question?
I think brother 786 is asking which student of khwaja khan Muhammad RA you seek spiritual guidance from?
Oh ok. Got it. Jzk. I am seeking guidance through his deputy Mawlānā ‘Abd al-Ghafūr Sahib of Taxila through his deputy and my teacher Mawlānā ‘Ubayd Allāh of Chiniot.
Salam ‘alaykum Maulana Bilal,
I was hoping to ask you a few questions about Dar al-‘uloom Hasnayn. Is it possible to get your e-mail address or phone number so that I may be able to contact you?
I am thinking of studying there sometime soon inshAllah.
Salam ‘alaykum Maulana Bilal,
I pray that you are keeping well.
Is there a way to contact you? I was hoping to ask you some questions about Dar al-‘Ulum al-Hasnayn.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can we still contact you on this email address ?