Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri
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|Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri
صفی الرحمن مبارکپوری
|Born||6 June 1943
Mubarakpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Died||1 December 2006(aged 63)|
|Ethnicity||Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Education||Urdu literature – Arabic literature|
|Genre||Islamic History; Translation Fiqh|
|Notable works||Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum|
|Notable awards||First Prize by the Muslim World League|
Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri (صفی الرحمن مبارکپوری; 6 June 1943 – 1 December 2006) was an Indian writer, best known for his "The Sealed Nectar" (Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum), a biography of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Mubarakpuri was born in Husainabad, a village one mile deep to the north side of Mubarakpur, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Mubarakpuri began his studies at home with the Quran under the tutelage of his grandfather and uncle. He then began studies in Arabic and Persian after being admitted to Madrasa Arabia Dar-ut-Taleem. He later moved on to Madrasah Ihyaaul Uloom in Mubarakpur after being admitted there in 1954. Two years after that he joined Madrasa "Faid-e-Aam" Maunath Bhanjan Azamgarh district for further studies. Upon completion of his seven years of studies, he acquired the Fadilat degree and passed multiple exams to receive the Maulvi and Alim Certification. Mubarakpuri then went on to teach for the next 28 years in various universities, madrasas, and schools in India until he was offered a position at the Islamic University of Al Madinah al-Munawarah. He served several years at the Islamic University of Madinah.
Mubarakpuri wrote and compiled seventeen books in Urdu and Arabic. Several books were translated into English, including:
- Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (English: The Sealed Nectar).
- When the Moon Split.
- History of Makkah Al-Mukaramah.
- History of Madinah Al-Munawarah.
- Abridged Tafsir Ibn Kathir.
- Biography of Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri (Arabic)
- Biography of Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri. darussalam.
- "Autobiography of Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri". Dar us Salam. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Author Autobiography in Arabic". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "The Sealed Nectar in PDF." (PDF). Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "A complete authoritative book on the life of Prophet Muhammad (S) by Sheikh Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarkpuri". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "When the Moon Split A Biography of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)". Dar Us Salam. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "History of Makkah Mukarramah". Dar Us Salam. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "History of Madinah Munawwarah By Safiur-Rahman Shaykh Mubarakpuri". Historic Book. Dar Us Salam. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Tafsir Ibn Kathir Abridged By Safiur-Rahman Shaykh Mubarakpuri". Dar Us Salam. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri's Books in different languages". Retrieved 13 October 2013.