Faizul Waheed

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Mufti

Faizul Waheed
Personal
Born1964 (1964)
Dodhasan Bala, Thanamandi, Rajouri
Died (aged 56)
ASCOMS, Jammu
ReligionIslam
DenominationSunni
JurisprudenceHanafi
Main interest(s)Tafsir
Notable work(s)Faiz al-Mannān
Alma mater

Faizul Waheed (also known as Faizul Waheed Qāsmī;[1] 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.

Biography[edit]

Faizul Waheed was born in Dodasan Bala, Thanamandi, Rajouri in 1964.[2] He was schooled at the Madrasa Kāshif-ul-Uloom in Thanamandi and the Madrasa Tālim-ul-Qur'ān in Muzaffarnagar.[2] He completed memorizing the Quran and specialising in the "qirat" (Quran recitations) in 1982.[2] 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.[3] He received an M.A. in Urdu from the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University.[3]

In 1992, Faizul Waheed began teaching at the Madrasa Ashraf-ul-Uloom in Jammu.[3] 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.[3] As the new institution started, he was subject to some DeobandiBarelvi conflicts triggered by local followers of the Barelvi movement, which led to his arrest in August 1995.[3] He was imprisoned under the Public Safety Act for eleven months.[3] He continued teaching at the madrasa for next two years and was arrested again in May 1997.[3] He was released in August 2000 and he continued teaching at the Markaz-ul-Ma’arif.[3] He served as the chief-mufti and patron of the Markaz-ul-Ma’arif.[4][5][6]

Faizul Waheed was an authority in Islamic jurisprudence and an exegete of the Quran.[5] He translated the Qur'ān into Gojri language and owned the credit of being its first translator in that language.[5] He had penned the translation and the exegesis of the Qur'ān during his imprisonment.[3] 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".[7]

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;[5][8] he died on 1 June 2021.[5][9] Altaf Bukhari, Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari expressed grief over his death.[8][10] Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali expressed that the scholar's death was an irreparable loss.[9]

Literary works[edit]

Faizul Waheed wrote Faiz al-Mannān,[11] the first ever translation and commentary of the Qur'ān in Gojri language.[12]

His other works include:[13]

  • 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ a b c Nisar Aḥmad Bhat Trāli; Yūsuf al-Azam, Ā'īna-e-Madāris Jammu wa Kashmīr, vol. 1, p. 236
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Nisar Aḥmad Bhat Trāli; Yūsuf al-Azam, Ā'īna-e-Madāris Jammu wa Kashmīr, vol. 1, p. 237
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ a b c d e "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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "مدرسہ دارالعلوم فریدیہ گول میں5حفاظ کرام کی دستار بندی". Kashmir Uzma. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  8. ^ a b "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.
  9. ^ a b "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.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "J&K mufti who translated Quran into Gojri, helped tribal children pursue education, dies". The Indian Express. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  13. ^ Web, GK. "Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed, who first translated Qur'an into Gojri language passes away". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 12 February 2022.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.