Muhammad Hifzur Rahman Seoharwi
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Maulana Hifzur Rahman Seoharwi
|Member of Parliament in the 1st Lok Sabha|
|Member of Parliament in the 2nd Lok Sabha|
Seohara, Bijnor district
|Died||2 August 1962(aged 61–62)|
|Resting place||Munhadiyan, New Delhi|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Alma mater||Madrasa Shahi, Moradabad, Darul Uloom Deoband|
Maulana Hifzur Rahman Seoharwi (1900 - 2 August 1962) was an Indian Islamic scholar of the Deobandi school of Islamic thought and an activist of Indian independence movement. He fought against British rule for about 25 years (1922-1947) and spent eight years in jail.He was a politician as well, he served as member of Indian Parliament for the Indian National Congress from Amroha (Lok Sabha constituency) from 1952 to 1962.
Birth and Education
Hifzur Rahman Seoharwi was born in 1900 coinciding Islamic year 1318 AH in a zamindar family in Seohara, a city and municipal board in Bijnor district of Indian state Uttar Pradesh. His father Haaji Shamsuddin was an assistant engineer in Bhopal state and then in the Bikaner state. Maulana Seoharwi started his educational journey from his house and was later enrolled in Madrasa Shahi, Moradabad. Seoharwi completed his Dars-e-Nizami curriculum from Madrasa Faiz-e-Aam, Seohara. He studied there under the likes of Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Seoharwi, Maulana Ahmad Chishti and Maulana Sayyid Aftab Ali. Later in 1922 , he moved the Darul Uloom Deoband and studied Daurah Hadith there under Anwar Shah Kashmiri and graduated in 1923 (1342 AH). 
- Akhlaq aur Falsafa-e-Akhlaq
- Azadi: Bunyadi Insani Haq
- Hukumat Ka Deeni Tasawwur
- Fard aur Ijtima'iyat 
- Islam ka iqtesadi Nizam
- Qasas al-Quran , 
- Qur'ani Usool-e-Ma'ashiyaat 
- Seerat-e-Nabwi ki Zarurat wa Ahmiyyat 
- Waqt ki Qadr-o-Qeemat 
Death and Legacy
Maulana Seoharwi died of cancer on 2 August 1962. His funeral prayer was lead by Qari Muhammad Tayyib, the mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband. Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru also paid tributes besides the dozens of members of Indian parliament and other central ministers. His funeral prayer witnessed a crowd of about 2 lac people.His resting place is located in Munhadiyan, New Delhi where Shah Waliullah Dehlawi is also buried. Hifzur Rahman Academy has been set up in Jeddah in his memory.
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