Abul Fazl Syed Mahmood Quadri

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Hazrath Abul Fazl Syed Mahmood Quadri (1911-2000)

Abul Fazl Syed Mahmood Quadri was a leader, scholar and poet from Hyderabad.

Social Services[edit]

Abul Fazl Syed Mahmood Quadri (RAH) initiated several social service & philanthropic organizations and was part of many others in Hyderabad. He was the founder of Anjuman-e-Moinul Millat, Ma'arif-e-Islamia Trust, Co-Founder of Tur Baitul Mal & Co-Founder of Muslim Welfare Organization. He served as Vice President of Tur Baitul Mal, Vice President of Muslim Welfare Organization, Honorary Secretary of the Management Committee of Jamia Nizamia (the Islamic University of Hyderabad), Vice President of Anjuman Tahafuz-e-Auqaf, Member of Sadar Majlis-e-Ulma-e-Deccan, Member of the Management Committee of Latifia Arabic College, Member of Ahya-Al-Ma'arif Al-Qadria Al-Latifia, Member of the All India Retired Judicial Officials Conference etc. His community services through these and other institutions were commendable.

Literary works[edit]

Quadri wrote books on diverse topics. His books specially "Isteanat", "Ilm-e-Ghaib", "Fazail-e-Mustafa", "Gilan ki Inqilab Angez Shaksiyat", "Mahasin-e-Tariq Goi", "Rash'hat-e-Qudsia", "Universal Message of Islam", "Nazr-e-Aqeedat", "Al-Yawaqeet Wal Jawahir", "Maslak-e-Deoband" attracted huge acceptance and appreciation from within India and abroad. Similarly, Abul Fazl Syed Mahmood (RAH) translated the first five volumes of "Al-Mishkat Al-Nubuwwa" written in Persian by the famous Sufi saint Syed Shah Ghulam Ali Qadri Al-Moosavi (RAH). (The other three volumes were translated by his son Syed Waheedul Quadri Arif). He also translated another book of the same author, titled "Lataif Al-Latif"

He is the author of the Law Section of the Urdu Encyclopedia published by Abul Kalam Azad Research Institute of Hyderabad.

He also compiled the poetic collections of Syed Afzal Biyabani (RAH) - "Kalam-e-Afzal", Syed Waheedul Qadri Al-Moosavi (RAH) - " Kalam-e-Arif", Syed Ghulam Mohammad Qadri (RAH) - "Kalam-e-Shaida" & Mufti Syed Ashraf Ali (RAH) - "Musaddasat-e-Ashraf".

Some of above books are available online at Books of Abul Fazl Syed Mahmood Qadri (RAH)


  • A Study of Jamia Nizamia by Dr. Parveen Rukhsana Farooqi
  • Zikr-e-Mahmood by Abul Hussain Syed Waheedul Qadri Arif
  • Abul Fazl Syed Mahmood - Fun Aur Shakhsiyat by Syed Abdul Rasheed Qadri Akhtar
  • Afkar-e-Mahmood by Abul Hussain Syed Waheedul Qadri Arif