Maulana Ashiq Ilahi Bulandshahri

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Aashiq Ilahi Bulandshahri
Personal
ReligionIslam
DenominationSunni
JurisprudenceHanafi
MovementDeobandi
Main interest(s)Tafsir, Hadith
Notable work(s)Anwar-ul-Bayan, Zaadut Talibin
Alma materMazahir Uloom Saharanpur
Muslim leader
Disciple ofMuhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi

Muḥammad ‘Āshiq Ilāhī Bulandshahrī Muhājir Madanī (Muḥammad ‘Āshiq Ilāhī al-Baranī al-Madanī) was a prominent Indian Islamic scholar. He was a disciple of Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi.

Birth[edit]

Muhammad Ashiq Ilahi was born in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1343 AH (1924/1925).

Education[edit]

Ashiq Ilahi completed his primary studies at Madrasah Imdadiyyah Muradabad and Jami' Masjid Aligarh. He then enrolled at Mazahir Uloom Saharanpur for higher education.

Teaching Career[edit]

After completing his studies, he taught in the town of Ferozepur Jhirka, the madrasah Hayatul Ulum in Moradabad, and different madrasahs in Calcutta. Later, at the request of Mufti Muhammad Shafi, he went to Darul Uloom Karachi, where he taught hadith and tafsir for several years.[1] He also assumed responsibility of the school's fatwa department (Darul Ifta), where he worked as a Mufti from 1384 AH (1964/1965) to 1397 AH (1976/1977).[1][2]

Literary Works[edit]

His works have been well received in numerous countries.

  • Tohfa-e-Khawateen.
  • Marne Ke Baad Kya Hōga?
  • Islami Adab.
  • Huququl Walidayn.
  • Anwar Ul Bayan (5 volume Urdu commentary of the Qur'an translated to English by Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias).[3]
  • Zadut Talibin (Translated to English by Mufti ARM, he also wrote its commentary).[4]
  • Al Fawa’idul Saniyya fi Sharhul Arba'een un Nawawiyya.
  • At Tashil ud Daruri fi Masa’ilul Quduri.

Death[edit]

Maulana Ashiq Ilahi later moved to Medina, where he passed the final twenty-five years of his life. He died in 2001 and was buried in Jannat al-Baqi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shaykh 'Ashiq Ilahi al-Bulandshehri". White Thread Press.
  2. ^ "دارالافتاء" (in Urdu). Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Illuminating Discourses on The Noble Quran (5 Vol. Set) Arabic/English by Maulana Ashiq Elahi (Rah)". idarastore.com. Islamic Book Service. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Provisions For The Seekers". WhiteThreadPress.com. White Thread Press. Retrieved 17 April 2019.