Mazahir Uloom Saharanpur

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Jamia Mazahir Uloom Saharanpur
جامعہ مظاہر علوم سہارن پور
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Established 1866
Type Islamic university
Affiliation Darul Uloom Deoband
Students Around 3000
Location Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Campus Urban
Website [1][2]

Jamia Mazahir Uloom Saharanpur (Hindi: जामिया मज़ाहिर उलूम सहारनपुर; Urdu: جامعہ مظاہر علوم سہارنپور‎‎, Jāmi‘ah-yi Maẓāhir-i ‘Ulūm-i Sahāranpūr; Saharanpur also spelled سہارن پور) is an old Madrasa (theological seminary) established in Saharanpur city of Uttar Pradesh, India.[1] The Jamiah was founded in Nov 1866 just months after Darul Uloom Deoband was founded in May 1866. Jamia Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur became more popular among the madrasas established in line with Darul Uloom Deoband and was prominently known for the great UIama and scholars of Hadith it produced. Jamia Mazahir Uloom Saharanpur is well known throughout the Islamic world for its religious and cultural contributions.[2]

Founders and Great Alumni[edit]

Jamia Mazahirul Uloom was established by luminaries like Hadhrat Maulana Ahmad Ali Saharanpuri (Muhaddith and Commentator of Sahih Bukhari), Hadhrat Maulana Mazhar Ali Nanotawi, Hadhrat Maulana Sa’adat Ali Faqih. The Madrasa was patronized by Hadhrat Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (1829–1905) [3] and it touched the peak of fame and name during the time when Hadhrat Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri (1852-1927) was the head and on the faculty. Later, the highly respected Maulana Abdul Latif became the 'Nazim' (Chief Administrator) of the Madarsa. On his demise, his equally distinguished deputy, Moulana Asadullah, took over as Nazim and guided this seminary with great distinction. In this period, the famous Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhlawi (1898–1982) taught there as Shaikh al-Hadith.

The Madrasa produced a number of prominent and distinguished Ulama, especially the scholars of hadith literature. The founder of Nadwatul Ulama Lucknow, Maulana Muhammad Ali (Kanpuri and later) Mongiri, Maulana Zafar Usmani of I’la al-Sunan, Maulana Badr Alam Meruthi, Maulana Idris Kandhlawi, Maulana Hayat Sambhali and Maulana Abdur Rahman Kamilpuri were products of this great seat of learning.[4] In recent past, Maulana Yusuf Kandhlawi, Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi, Hadhrat Qari Muhammad Siddiue Bandwi, Maulana Abdul Haleem Faizabad (Jaunpuri), Maulana Abrarul Haq Hardoi etc. were alumni of this Madrasa. The famous Hadith commentaries like Bazl al-Majhood and Awjaz al-Masalik were written in Mazahir Uloom. A popular compendium of religious treatises, Fazaail-e-Amaal, was also written by Shaikh Zakariya in Mazahir Uloom.

Unfortunately this great Madrasa was divided in 1983 and two madrasas came into being: (1) Jamia Mazahir Uloom Jadeed (2) Mazahir Uloom Waqf Qadeem. However, now both the Madrasas are actively busy in imparting higher Islamic education to Muslims.


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See also[edit]

List of educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh