Zar Wali Khan

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Shaikh al-Hadith wa al-Tafseer Mufti Muhammad Zar Wali Khan
Religion Sunni Islam
Era www.ahsanululoom.com
Region Islamic scholar
School Sunni Hanafi
Main interests
Shari'a, Hadith, Tafsir, Tasawwuf

Shaikh al-Hadith wa al-Tafseer Hadhrat Moulana Mufti Muhammad Zar Wali Khan is a Deobandi Islamic scholar from Pakistan.[1] He is the founder of the Jamia Arabia Ahsan-ul-Uloom seminary located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Pakistan. He is an expert in the fields of Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), hadith, tafsir[2] and tasawwuf. His seminary is notable for being one of the first Deobandi institutions to offer the takhassus (PhD equivalent degree leading to mufti status) degree program to women..


Work[edit]

Shaikh al-Hadith wa al-Tafseer Mawlana Shaykh Mufti Zar Wali Khan laid the foundation of an Islamic institution in 1398 Hijra (Jamiah Arabia Ahsan-Ul-Uloom). The objectives and aims of that Jamiah is to formulate intellectual and endowed scholars who can guide the Muslim Ummah on the precise pathway.

Jamiah Arabia Ahsan-Ul-Uloom provides complete Islamic education that includes tafsir, hadith, fiqh, mantiq, Arabic literature and more free of expenditure. Other than Knowledge of Islam, Hifz and Nazrah Quran, Darjah-e-I'dadiyah i.e. (equivalent to eighth grade books including books with beginners Arabic, Persian and other Islamic books) are also taught.

In his jamiah there is an exceptional layout of Darjaat-at-Takhasusat, i.e. (Ph.D. Jamiah Arabia Ahsan-Ul-Uloom also has a Dar-Ul-Iftah in which queries related to day-to-day problems are resolved in the illumination of Islam with broad research and investigation under the management of Shaikh-Ul-Hadith-Wa-Tafseer Moulana Mufti Zar Wali Khan sahib. During usual vacations, outstanding planning for Daura-e-Tafseer-Ul-Quran is organized in which men and women (with pardah) from all line of work attend regularly.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Born in 1955, Mufti Zar Wali Khan obtained his primary Islamic education in his hometown of Jehangira from Shaykh `Abd al-Hannan (student of Shaykh Husain Ahmad Madani) and Shaykh Lutf Allah (student of Shaykh Anwar Shah Kashmiri) and later continued his education at Jamia al-Uloom al Islamia, Banori Town, Karachi, Pakistan, graduating under the tutelage of the likes of Shaykh Yusuf al-Bannuri, Shaykh Wali Hasan al-Tonki and Shaykh Ahmad al-Rahman al-Kimalpuri. A few years after graduation, he established what is now known as Jamiah Arabia Ahsan-Ul-Uloom. He is one of the living saints and Islamic scholars of Hanafi Deobandi school and famous for his work and knowledge. He is known as Ustadh al-`Ulama.

Inspiration from Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri[edit]

Mufti Zar Wali Khan is in the students' tree of Imam al-Asr Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri and highly inspired by his expertise in Islamic education. He is so much inspired by him that he named his own son after him.[4]

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https://www.facebook.com/jamia.ahsan

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