The land of the sub-continent (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) is very fortunate and fertile to produce the top educationist and Islamic scholars of the world. They spent their life to teaching, educating, and guiding the whole community and general and Muslims in special to spend their lives according to the teaching of Islam and serve humanity.
1. Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan
Famous and well-known Pakistani Islamic scholar Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan was born on 26 April 1932 in Hisar India (Nowadays it is Haryana, India) and he died on 14 April 2010 in Lahore, Pakistan at the age of 77.
1.1 Education and Early Life
As his father was a government servant in British Government in India. He moved along with his family from Hisar India to Montgomery (Now Sahiwal) Punjab Pakistan. He took admitted to King Edward Medical College Lahore in 1950 and complete his (MBBS) degree in 1954 and started a medical practice. Later on, he moved to Karachi and obtain an MA in Islamic Studies degree from the University of Karachi in 1965.
1.2 Participation in the Movements
Dr. Israr Ahmad was active and worked for the Muslim Students Federation during the independence movement which leads to the creation of Pakistan in 1947. He joined Jamaat-e -Islami in 1950 and left the party in 1957 when it decided to participate in electoral politics. He introduce his own Islamic institution in the name of Tanzeem-e-Islami in 1975. He organizes and run the institution up until 2002. Due to his health problems, he appointed Hafiz Akif Saeed (son) to look after the affairs of the institution.
Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan was awarded (star of excellence) Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1981 by the President of Pakistan for acknowledgment of his contribution to serving Islam as a true religion.
He wrote hundreds of books on the teaching of Islam for the guidance of Muslims in Pakistan and all over the world, especially in India, Gulf Countries, and Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Israr Ahmad died at the age of 78 on the morning of 14 April 2010 at his home in Lahore due to cardiac arrest.
2. Abul A’la Maududi
Abul Ala Maududi was born on 25 September 1903 in Aurangabad Hyderabad Deccan, India, and died on 22 September 1979 in Buffalo, New York, USA.
2.1 Education and Early Life
He got his early education from his father up until the age of nine and from the teachers arranged by his father. His father wanted his son to get a religious education and emphases on the learning of Arabic, Persian, Islamic laws, and hadith. At the age of eleven, he was directly admitted to the eighth class in a Madrasa called Fawqaniyya Mashriqiyya (Oriental High School) in Aurangabad. This school was founded by a Famous Islamic Scholar Shibli Nomani. He got a modern education in the subjects of mathematics, physics, and chemistry and learn the languages of English and German.
2.2 Foundation of Jamaat -i-Islami
Maulana Maududi was the founder of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI). This was a religious and political movement with the aim to teach the value of Islamic practices. The Jamaat was founded in August 1941 in British India. Initially, Jamaat-i-Islami was against the partition of India and thought that the border will divide the Muslims from one another.
2.3 Books and Writings
The work of writing and publishing was continue throughout his life. His most influential, important, and well-known work is to publishing of the Tafhim-ul-Quran in Urdu to understand the Quran al Karim. It has six-volume.
Due to his long-time kidney problems which lead to heart problems as well. In April 1979 he went to the USA for treatment and was hospitalized in Buffalo, New York. His son worked as a physician there and after a few surgical operations, he could not recover and died on 22 September 1979 at the age of 75. His funeral took place in Buffalo, and he was buried in an unmarked grave at his residence in Ichhra, Lahore.
3. Maulana Tariq Jamil
Maulana Tariq Jamil was born on 1 October 1953 in Mian Channu, a district of Punjab province
3.1 Education and Early Life
Maulana Tariq Jamil completed his primary education at central model school, Lahore, and got admission to pre-medical at Government College Lahore after completion of his FSc he went to King Edward Medical College for his MBBS but left when he decided to complete his religious education and went to Raiwind for studied the Quran, Hadiths, and Sufiism. Maulana Tariq Jamil started his career and deliver speeches on the teaching of Islam in different forums and seminars all over the world. For his continuous source of earnings in March 2021, he launched his clothing brand with the name MTJ.
Maulana Tariq Jamil was awarded the pride of Performance in the field of education (religion) in 2020 by the Government of Pakistan.
4. Ehsan Elahi Zaheer
Ehsan Elahi Zaheer was born on 31 May 1945 in Sialkot, Punjab in a very religious Punjabi family. He died on 30 March 1987 in a bomb blast at a gathering that was addressing the mass in Lahore.
4.1 Education and Early Life
He got his formal education from Gujranwala and Faisalabad. He got his master’s degree in Arabic, Islamic studies, Urdu, and Persian from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, and then when to the University of Madinah for Islamic Laws.
4.2 Political Party
He joined the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Istiqlal in 1972 and during his tenure with the party, it becomes the second most popular party in the country. Later on, he left the party in 1978
4.3 Jamiat Ahle Hadith
Ehsan Elahi Zaheer formed his own political party with the name of Jamiat Ahle Hadith in March 1986. The party is one of the most critical of then-ruler Zia-ul-Haq and after his assassination, the party was led by his son Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer.
Ehsan Elahi Zaheer has three sons Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer, Hisham Elahi Zaheer, and Motasim Elahi Zaheer.
5. Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Muhammad Taqi Usmani was born on 5 October 1943 in Deoband, in the Saharanpur district of the united province of British India.
5.1 Education and Early Life
Muhammad Taqi Usmani was only four years old when his father Shafi Usmani migrated from Deoband to Karachi in 1948. He completed his primary education at home from his parents and later he got admission to Darul Uloom Karachi when his father started a school in 1950. After his primary education, he got admission to Dars-i-Nizami in 1953 for his formal religious training. He passed his Fazil Arabi in 1958 and got an Alimiyyah degree from Dar ul Uloom Karachi in 1959. He then obtained a degree in Fiqh and Fatwa from Dar ul Uloom in 1961 and earned the title of Mufti. he completed a BA and Law from the University of Karachi and a Master’s in Arabic Language and Literature from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.
5.2 Justice of the Federal Shariat Court
Mufti Taqi Usmani was appointed the Justice of the Federal Shariat Court from 6 July 1981 to 10 July 1982 by Muhammad Zia ul Haq. and then he was Justice of the Shariat Appellate bench of the supreme court from 1982 to 2002.
Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani was honored with various awards from Pakistan and from around the world. In 2004 he was awarded Emir Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktum Award. In 2010 Wisam al -Istiqlal ( Order of Independence) from the King of Jordan. In 2011 he was awarded the King Abdullah Award. In 2019 Sitara -i- Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) from the President of Pakistan in the field of Public service.
6. Allama Dr. Tahir ul Qadri
Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri was born on 19 February 1951 in Jhang, Pubjab, Pakistan.
He received an Islamic education as well as non-religious education at an early age. He also obtained the first class degree in MA in Islamic Studies and Ph.D. in Islamic Laws from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, and also worked as a Lecturer and Professor of Law.
6.2 Political Party
Dr. Tahir ul Qadri also founded a Political Party in 1989 with the name Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). He contested the election and was elected a member of the National Assembly in 1990
On 17 October 1980, he founded the organization of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. Bypassing of time it expanded worldwide and now it has branches in over a hundred countries.
6.4 Model Town Tragedy
On 17 June 2014, there was a violent clash between Punjab police and the activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek in Lahore which resulted in several killings and many injuries. The incident happen when a police party of anti-encroachment launched an operation to remove the barrier on the road which leads to the office of Minhaj-ul-Quaran and PAT Residences. The PAT officials show the court orders to keep the barrier due to the terrorism issues which Police denied and start operations that result in casualties. Qadri leads the Long Marches in 2012 and 2014 against the Government of Zardari and Sharifs.
7. Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai
Muhammad Raza Sabiq Mustafai was born on 16 March 1972 in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. He is a religious scholar and Islamic preacher. He is a Suni, Hanfi, and follower of Naqshbandi Sufi.
7.1 Founder of Idara-tul-Mustafa
He is the founder of Idara-tul-Mustafa and Mustafai Foundation.
8. Abdullah Darkhawasti
Hafiz al Hadees Abdullah Darkhawasti was born in 1887 in Rahim Yar Khan and died on 28 August 1994. He was Ameer of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and is the co-founder of Markazi Jamiatul Ulma-e-Islam with Mufti Murad Ali Lahore in 1956. He studied his primary education from his father and then became a student of Ghulam Muhammad Deenpuri and Hafiz Muhammad Sadique. He got the title of Hafiz al Hadees from Anwar Shah Kashmir. He was buried nearby Ubaidullah Sindhi.
9. Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri
Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri was born on 12 July 1950 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is a Sufi Islamic and religious scholar. He is the author of Faizan-e-Sunnat.
9.1 Founder of Dawat-e-Islami
Ilyas Qadri is the founder of Dawat-e-Islami who works for the promotion of Islamic education. He also set up a Madrasa where children and adults learn and memorize Quran. Dawat-e-Islami has different departments which include Madrasa tul Madinah, Madni Channel on TV, and Jamia tul Madinah.
10. Mufti Tariq Masood
Mufti Tariq Masood was born on 4 March 1975 in Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan. He is a Suni and Hanfi. He teaches at Jamia tur Rasheed in Karachi. He followed a Deobandi movement of Hanfism. He married thrice, first in 2005 then in 2008, and the third time in 2018. He takes a firm stand against the Chinese companies in Pakistan that don’t allow their employees to perform their daily obligatory prayers during working hours.
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