Ahmed Ali Lahori

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Ahmed Ali Lahori
Died23 February 1962[1][2]
Lahore, Pakistan[2]
OccupationIslamic scholar, 'Mufassir' (Quran interpreter)

Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori (1887 – 23 February 1962) (Urdu: مولانااحمد علی لاہوری‎) was a Pakistani Muslim scholar, mufassir (Quran interpreter). He was part of the Deobandi movement.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Ahmed Ali Lahori was a student of the famous Deobandi scholar Ubaidullah Sindhi.[3] He studied Islamic studies and qualified or graduated from there in 1927.[2] Ahmed Ali Lahori was employed as a lecturer at his teacher's institute and also married his teacher's daughter. He also helped him in organizing new groups.[2] However, Ubaidullah Sindhi died in 1944 before the 1947 Partition of British India. So Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Usmani led a group of Deobandi scholars including Ahmed Ali Lahori to support the demand for Pakistan movement and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Therefore, this whole group came over to newly created Pakistan in 1947 and settled here.[3]

"Although a lot of teachers and the students of Deoband remained aloof from the Pakistan movement or even opposed it, there were still many of them who took active part in the struggle for an independent Muslim state under the leadership of sagacious Maulana and gave big support to the Quaid i Azam."[4]

Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Usmani and his group converted the sentiments of common people toward Pakistan movement.[4]

Influenced and marriage[edit]

The strange story of the marriage of Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Ali Lahori RH (prominent Sheikh exists in the Era of Maulana Yusuf RH in Lahore) by Sheikh Maulana Ahmad laat saheb Tabligh worldwide Elder

Translated in English

Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Ali Lahori belonged to a Sikh family and converted to Islam, He came to world renowned Islamic University Dar Ul Uloom Deoband for study purpose. He used to say that his father-in-law was a very intelligent man. He recognized Sheikh Ahmed Ali Lahori when Sheikh was not Ahmed Ali. Sheikh Maulana Ahmad Ali Lahori was among the people of the magnificient status of friendship of Allah ta'ala and he was Mustajab al-Dawat The person whose supplications are accepted directly from Allah ta'ala his Quranic lesson used to be utmost impressive. He was non-controversial dignitary and he recounted his marriage story and said that my father-in-law informed me that his daughter was old enough to have an appropriate relationship, so my father-in-law went out to find a suitable match for his daughter in the madrassas of Punjab.[5]

He used to be special friend of Sheikhul Hind R.A. When he met him, he looked at the students of Hadith, and immediately his eyes stared at me. He asked Sheikhul Hind R.A that if this boy is married. Shaikhul Hind said, No, who will give him a girl, he is the son of a Sikh family and he is sitting here to study, his mother, who is a Sikh, comes here, swear at him and then she goes away. Who will give the daughter to this boy? He said, "Well, ask him if he is willing, if so then I will get my daughter married with him?" When Shaikhul Hind R.A asked him he said Hazrat I am valueless and destitute person.

If someone consider me as his son and gets married his daughter with me, I will follow the Sunnah and what could be more fortunate? Shaikhul Hind R.A told, so my father-in-law said that after tomorrow, he would arrange the marriage. I came to the room, now I told my friends that I will be married tomorrow, so this news Like a forest fire spread all over the boys in Madrassa, now the boys have started coming to see me. Someone said something and the other said something else, one said, "The problem is that the clothes you are wearing are so old, you should borrow one suite from another boy and wear it. I told him that I never borrow anything from anybody, whatever I have I am going to wear. I do not like to wear something which is not mine. The companion said, "Well, if you cannot borrow from anyone, do not ask anybody. You will have to wash and clean these clothes tomorrow. At least in the congregation of the people, you will be able to sit in clean clothes." I said yes that is fine, the next day the lesson was over, it was my misfortune because I took off my clothes and washed them. As it was winter season and on the top rain started. Now the time for Zohar was near, my clothes were wet, I was trying to dry them behind the masjid and was praying to Allah ta'ala for help.

May Allah dry my clothes, they were not meant to be, and call of Zohar was invoked. Now I had to wear wet clothes and sit in the cold weather amongst the people. Now everybody was asking who is the groom? Now everyone's eyes are on me and I was sitting in the cold with wet clothes. He said that my father-in-law had the heart of gold. He saw that on yesterday I had the same clothes and they were dirty as well. Today I had same clothes but they were wet. He thought that means I did not have even second pair of clothes. He did not bother about this and he was watching the light of my forehead. Then he said that his wedding was done. After finishing the lesson of hadeeth, when I brought my wife, she stayed with me for the first two months and during these months she had to stay in hunger state as I did not have anything to feed her, sometimes when I had something then we both used to share with each other. After a month, she went to her home like women goes after their wedding, and she says that when she went home, her mother asked her how you found your husband. The woman who was so pious, said to her mother, "I used to hear that people would die and then go to paradise and I have already reached the living heaven, Allahu Akbar Kabira!" She was so thankful to her Allah ta'ala that she said, "Then Allah ta'ala started sending blessing in my house. When the husband is like this, why there are not going to be blessings. Then Maulana.. Ahmed Ali Lahori said that there were those days when I did not even have anything to eat and now it is the time for me to eat fruit which comes from Taeif and then he said that the wives of the affluent peoples of Sargodha area come to my house for its cleaning. The wives of such a prominent dignitaries come to my house and broom my house so that they can have blessings. How magnificent blessings I have from Allah ta'ala![6]

Death and survivors[edit]

Ahmed Ali Lahori died on 23 February 1962 at Lahore, Pakistan and was buried in Lahore. His son Maulana Ubaidullah Anwar has actively carried out his tradition of Islamic studies after his death.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Conversion Chart showing Islamic Calendar years converted to AD years on sites.google.com website, Retrieved 2 May 2017
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Profile of Ahmed Ali Lahori on google.com website, Retrieved 2 May 2017
  3. ^ a b Darul-Uloom in the Fight for Freedom of India from British colonial rule, Retrieved 2 May 2017
  4. ^ a b Shabbir Ahmad Usmani led a group of Islamic scholars to support Pakistan movement on storyofpakistan.com website, Retrieved 2 May 2017
  5. ^ "IslamCan.com - Islamic Stories, Miracle Pictures, MP3 Downloads". islamcan.com. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  6. ^ "কিতাবঘর.কম :: অনলাইনে বই কিনুন - Largest Islamic Book Store". www.kitabghor.com. Retrieved 18 October 2019.

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