Yusuf Islahi

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Yusuf Islahi
Born (1932-07-09) July 9, 1932 (age 84)

Muhammad Yusuf Islahi (born 9 July 1932 at Formalee, District-Attock) is a popular writer on Islam. He is a scholar, writer and an orator. He is a member of topmost decision-making and leadership organ of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, the Markazi Majlis e Shura (Central Advisory Council). He is also the chief patron of Project WhyIslam of Islamic Circle of North America.[1]

Early life[edit]

He received his primary education in Bareilly. He was educated in Islamic Studies initially from Mazaherul uloom, Saharanpur District and Higher studies and Fazeelat from Madarsatul-Islah, Sarai Mir. He memorized Qur'an and also learnt Tajweed. After passing high school, his father Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Abdul Qadeem Khan sent him to Madrasa Mazahirul Uloom, Saharanpur, Later he joined Madarsatul Islah, Sarai Mir, Azamgarh, he spent four years under the guidance of Maulana Akhtar Ahsan Islahi and received Sanad Fazilat with distinction.[2]


He has been editing the popular Urdu magazine “Zikra Jadeed” for the last 35 years. He has authored and published more than 60 books on various aspects of Islam. Famous among them are Aadab e Zindagi (Etiquettes of Life in Islam),[3] Asan Fiqh (Everyday Fiqh), Quraani Taleemat, Sura-e-Yaseen, Sura-e-Saff, Tafhimul Hadith, Guldasta-e-Hadith, Islami Muashrah, Husne Muashrat, Dai -e-Azam, Roshan Sitare and others. Many of his books are translated in English, Hindi,Persian and other languages..

Association with various Organisations[edit]

He became a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind at the age of 25 years and has been entrusted with various key posts. He is a member of Markazi Majlis Shura (Central Advisory Committee) for the last five terms.[4]

He is also guiding many educational and welfare institutions. He is the Rector of Jameatus Salehat, Rampur[5] ( Founder: Maulana Abdul Hai), a unique and very well known institution for higher Arabic and Islamic education for girls.

He is also the chief patron of Project WhyIslam of Islamic Circle of North America.[6]

Markazi Darsgahe Islami, Rampur runs under his guidance for the last few years. Several other educational and welfare institutions also seek advice and guidance from him.

He spends a few months every year in the United States of America for the cause of Da’wah. A large number of Muslims and Islamic Center benefit from his knowledge and experience. He has also visited Japan many times for the purpose of Da’wah. He first came to Australia in April 2008 on the request of Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims.[7] and since then he is coming regularly in March/April every year. He delivers many lectures across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra and also participate as the main speaker during 3 days Family camps in Sydney 20–22 April 2012and Melbourne 13–15 April 2012.

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