Rashid Ahmad Gangohi

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Rashid Ahmad Gangohi
رشید احمد گنگوہی
Born 10 May 1829
Gangoh, India (Company Raj)
Died 11 August 1905 (aged 76)
Gangoh, India (British Raj)
Ethnicity Indian
Denomination Sunni
Jurisprudence Hanafi
Main interest(s) Aqidah, Tafsir, Tasawwuf, Hadith, Fiqh
Notable idea(s) Darul Uloom Deoband
Sufi order Chishtiya-Sabiriya-Imdadiya
Disciple of Haji Imdadullah

Deobandi Movement
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Key figures

Qasim Nanotvi · Rashid Gangohi
Husain Madani · Mehmud Hasan
Shabbir Usmani · Ashraf Ali Thanwi
Anwar Kashmiri · Ilyas Kandhlawi
Ubaidullah Sindhi · Taqi Usmani

Notable Institutions

Darul Uloom Deoband, India
Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur, India
Hathazari Madrassah, Bangladesh
Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama, India
Darul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan
Jamia Uloom ul Islamia, Pakistan
Jamiah Darul Uloom Zahedan, Iran
Darul Uloom London, England
Darul Uloom New York, United States
Darul Uloom Canada, Canada
Madrasah In'aamiyyah, South Africa
Darul Uloom Zakariyya, South Africa

Movements

Tablighi Jamaat
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam
Taliban

Abū Mas‘ūd Rashīd Aḥmad ibn Hidāyat Aḥmad Ayyūbī Anṣārī Rāmpūrī Gangohī (Urdu: ابو مسعود رشید احمد بن ہدایت احمد ایوبی انصاری رامپوری گنگوہی‎; Arabic: رشيد أحمد الكنكوهي‎, Rashīd Aḥmad al-Kankūhī; 10 May 1829 – 11 August 1905) was an Indian Islamic scholar who co-founded the Deobandi Islamic movement at the Darul Uloom Deoband Madrasah, or Islamic School, of which he became principle following the death of Muhammad Qasim Nanotvi. Gangohi authored nearly fourteen literary works on fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and Sufism, including Fatawa Rasheediyya and Hidaayatush Shia.[citation needed] His followers considered him to be an Alim (legal scholar), a Hakim (judge), and an authority on Shari'a law and the Tariqah of Sufism.[citation needed]

Name[edit]

His nasab is as follows: Rashīd Aḥmad ibn Hidāyat Aḥmad ibn Pīr Bak͟hsh ibn G͟hulām Ḥasan ibn G͟hulām ‘Alī Akbar ibn Qāz̤ī Muḥammad Aslam. He was Rampuri by origin, then Gangohi. By lineage he was Ansari, indicating descent from Abu Ayyub al-Ansari.

References[edit]

1. http://www.haqislam.org/maulana-rashid-ahmad-gangohi/ 2. http://www.deoband.org/2010/06/history/letters/haji-imdadullah-on-mawlana-rashid-ahmad-gangohi-part-two/

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