Rabey Hasani Nadvi

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Rabey Hasani Nadvi more commonly Nadwi
Born October 1, 1929
Era Modern Era
Region Muslim Scholar
School Hanafi

Mohammad Rabey Hasani Nadwi (born 1929), known with his honorific of Maulana, is an Islamic scholar[1] and writer of nearly 30 books in Arabic and Urdu.[2] Rabe Hasani Nadvi is the fourth President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board[3][4][5] and honorable rector of Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama.[6][7] He is also serving as the Vice President of the Aalami Rabita Adab-e-Islami, Riyadh (K.S.A.)[8] and a founder member of Rabita Aalam-e-Islami, Makka Mukarrmah.[9] Besides these M. Rabey Hasani Nadvi serves as the President of Majlis-e-Tehqiqat-o-Nashariyat Islam, Lucknow, President of Deeni Taleemi Council, Uttar Pradesh, President of Dare Arafat, Raebareli, Member of Darul Musannifeen, Azamgarh, Trustee of Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University, U.K., Patron of Payam-e-Insaniyat, and Patron of Islamic Fiqh Academy, India.[10][11]

Early life and education[edit]

M. Rabey Hasani Nadwi was born on October 1, 1929 at Takia Kalan, Raebareli, UP, India in the family of Rasheed Ahmad Hasani.[12] Mohammad Rabey Hasani is nephew of Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (Rah), also known as (Ali Mian). M. Rabey Hasani Nadwi completed his primary education from his family maktab at Raebareli. Then he joined Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama for acquiring higher education in the field of Islamic studies. In 1958, he Passed Fazilat from Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama, at Lucknow. M. Rabey Hasani spend year 1957 at Darul Uloom Deoband for one year. He was appointed as assistant teacher at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama after completing his studies in 1949. He remained at Hijaz (K.S.A.) from 1950-1951 for education and Dawah.[13]

Work life[edit]

In 1952 he was appointed Assistant Professor at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow. He was appointed the Head of Arabic Department at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama in 1955. He was appointed the Dean, Faculty of Arabic of Nadwa in 1970. He was conferred award by Indian Council Uttar Pradesh for his contribution in the field of Arabic language. He was also conferred Presidential Award for his contribution in the field of Arabic language in the same year. In 1993 he was appointed Muhtamim (Vice Chancellor) of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama. In 1999 he was appointed Naib Nazim (Chancellor) of the Nadwa and in 2000, after death of Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (Rahamatullah Aley); he was elected as Nazim (Rector) of Nadwa. He was unanimously elected as the President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board in June 2002 at Hyderabad after death of earlier President Mujahidul Islam Qasmi(Rah). He has traveled to Japan, Morocco, Malaysia, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Uzbekistan, Turkey, South Africa and many other Arab, European and African countries. He has published 15 books in Arabic and 12 books in Urdu besides having many unpublished works. He is acclaimed for his scholarship.[14][15]

Major works[edit]

  • Life of Prophet Muhammad
  • Indian Muslims: The Great 100

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