|Died|| (aged 56)|
|Notable work(s)||Faiz al-Mannān|
Faizul Waheed (also known as Faizul Waheed Qāsmī; 1964 – 1 June 2021) was an Islamic scholar, jurist and an exegete of the Quran from Jammu and Kashmir, who served as the chief-mufti of Markaz-ul-Ma'arif, an Islamic seminary in Bathindi, Jammu. He wrote Faiz al-Mannān, the first ever translation and commentary of the Quran in Gojri language.
Faizul Waheed was born in Dodasan Bala, Thanamandi, Rajouri in 1964. He was schooled at the Madrasa Kāshif-ul-Uloom in Thanamandi and the Madrasa Tālim-ul-Qur'ān in Muzaffarnagar. He completed memorizing the Quran and specialising in the "qirat" (Quran recitations) in 1982. He studied two years of the dars-e-nizami in Madrasa Khādim-ul-Islam in Hapur and graduated from the Darul Uloom Deoband in 1991. He received an M.A. in Urdu from the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University.
In 1992, Faizul Waheed began teaching at the Madrasa Ashraf-ul-Uloom in Jammu. He alongside Jamāluddīn and Nazīr Aḥmad started Jamia Markaz-ul-Ma'arif, an Islamic seminary in Bathindi, Jammu and moved there on 5 October 1995. As the new institution started, he was subject to some Deobandi–Barelvi conflicts triggered by local followers of the Barelvi movement, which led to his arrest in August 1995. He was imprisoned under the Public Safety Act for eleven months. He continued teaching at the madrasa for next two years and was arrested again in May 1997. He was released in August 2000 and he continued teaching at the Markaz-ul-Ma’arif. He served as the chief-mufti and patron of the Markaz-ul-Ma’arif.
Faizul Waheed was an authority in Islamic jurisprudence and an exegete of the Quran. He translated the Qur'ān into Gojri language and owned the credit of being its first translator in that language. He had penned the translation and the exegesis of the Qur'ān during his imprisonment. In November 2018, he said while speaking at a convention in Gool, Ramban that "the success of every person is concealed in the Qur'ān".
Faizul Waheed was admitted at the Acharaya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences (ASCOMS) in Jammu on 23 May 2021 to be treated for COVID-19; he died on 1 June 2021. Altaf Bukhari, Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari expressed grief over his death. Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali expressed that the scholar's death was an irreparable loss.
His other works include:
- Sirājum Muneera (The Shining Lamp, A biography of Islamic prophet Muhammad.)
- Pāki ke Masā'il Qur'ān-o-Hadees ki Roshni Mein (The Rules of Purity in the Light of Qur'ān and Hadith)
- Mareez-o-Mayyit awr Warāsat ke Ahkām Qur'ān-o-Hadees ki Roshni Mein (Rules of the Ill, the Deceased and Inheritance in the Light of Qur'ān and Hadith)
- "عملی زندگی میں جذبات کے بجائے حکمت عملی اور منصوبہ بندی سے آپ کو کام کرنا ہوگا" [You need to work through strategies rather than through emotions]. Millat Times. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- Nisar Aḥmad Bhat Trāli; Yūsuf al-Azam, Ā'īna-e-Madāris Jammu wa Kashmīr, vol. 1, p. 236
- Nisar Aḥmad Bhat Trāli; Yūsuf al-Azam, Ā'īna-e-Madāris Jammu wa Kashmīr, vol. 1, p. 237
- "مفسر قرآن مفتی فیض الوحید نے آخری حدیث کا درس دیا" [Mufti Faziul Waheed, the exegete of Quran gives a sermon of Hadith]. Kashmir Uzma (in Urdu). Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- "Mufti Faizul Waheed, who first translated Quran into Gojri, critical". The Kashmir Walla. 24 May 2021. Archived from the original on 19 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- "Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam condoles demise of Haji Khursheed Ahmad Deen, Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed". Kashmir News Service. 1 June 2021. Archived from the original on 19 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- "مدرسہ دارالعلوم فریدیہ گول میں5حفاظ کرام کی دستار بندی". Kashmir Uzma. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- "Renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed dies". The Siasat Daily. 1 June 2021. Archived from the original on 19 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- "Renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed passes away at Jammu hospital". The Chenab Times. 1 June 2021. Archived from the original on 19 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- "Basharat Bukhari condoles demise of Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed". KNS Kashmir. 1 June 2021. Archived from the original on 19 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
- Abdur Rahman, Muhammad (2019). تفسیر فیض المنان میں مفتی فیض الوحید کے منہج و اسلوب کا تحقیقی مطالعہ [A study of Mufti Faizul Waheed's adopted methodology and style in the Tafseer Faiz al-Mannan] (Thesis) (in Urdu). Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University.
- "J&K mufti who translated Quran into Gojri, helped tribal children pursue education, dies". The Indian Express. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
- Web, GK. "Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed, who first translated Qur'an into Gojri language passes away". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
- Nisar Aḥmad Bhat Trāli; Yūsuf al-Azam (November 2015). "Faizul Waheed". Ā'īna-e-Madāris Jammu wa Kashmīr (in Urdu). Vol. 1. Srinagar: Afaq Printers. pp. 236–237.