Muhammad Yusuf Ludhianvi
|Died||May 18, 2000|
Maulana Muhammad Yousuf Ludhianvi (1932 – 18 May 2000) was a famous Ahrari leader, Muslim scholar and Naib Amir (Vice President) of Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nubuwwat. He was born in EsaPur, Ludhiana, Eastern Punjab, India and was martyred in Karachi, Pakistan.
Maulana Muhammad Yousuf Ludhianvi came to Pakistan in 1947 and obtained early education at Multan's Khairul Madaris. Before joining Jamia Uloom-ul-Islamia Banuri Town, where he had been teaching Hadith, Hazrat Maulana had studied at Faisalabad and Sahiwal.
Lifetime and work
Maulana Muhammad Yousuf Ludhianvi authored over 100 books and many have been translated into various languages. His major works included Aap Kay Masail Aur Unka Hal, spread over ten volumes, and the celebrated and renowned Ikhtilafe Ummat aur Sirat-e-Mustaqeem ("Factions in the Ummah and the Straight Path"). He is best known for using an author's own writings to highlight internal inconsistencies in the authors ideas. He used the technique extensively against leaders of the Shi'ite sect and against the founder of the Jamat-e-Islami, Abul Aala Mauddudi and specially against Qadianis.
The same technique has been used extensively by various authors, including Haafiz Muhammad Zubair and Haafiz Tahir Islam Askari in their book Fiqr-e-Ghaamdi, Aik Tehkeeki aur Taziati Mut'alia. ('Ghamdi's Ideology: An Investigative and Analytical Study') The book also extensively quotes Hazrat Maulana Ludhanvi's works.
Maulana Ludhanvi was editor of the weekly Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, the monthly Buyyanat, and another monthly LauLak. Through his weekly column for an Urdu daily, he had been associated with journalism for the last 40 years. For the last seven years, his column had been appearing in an English daily as well.
Maulana Ludhianvi was the patron-in-chief of Madrassa Zakariyya Al-Khairia and Darul-Uloom Yousufiya Jamia Masjid Khatam-un-Nabiyyeen. He was also the chief patron of the Iqra School chain.
- Khatme Nabuwwat
- Pasban Khatme Nabuwwat
- Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nubuwwat
- Tehreek-e-Khatme Nabuwwat
- Syed Ata Ullah Shah Bukhari
- Abdul Latif Khalid Cheema
- "Renowned Scholar Maulana Yusuf Ludhianvi Martyred in Karachi". Retrieved 7 February 2010.
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