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Shaykh al-Hadith Zakariyya Kandhlawi (r.a.)

Shaykh al-Hadith Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi [1315 - 1402 A.H.] He was born in the village of Kandhla (in Uttar Pradesh, India) on Ramadan 10, 1315 ah (February 12, 1898 CE). His full name was Muhammad Zakariyya ibn Muhammad Yahya ibn Muhammad Isma’il, and his lineage continues all the way back to Abu Bakr (R.A.), the great [...]

Mufti Ziyaulhaq Patel

Mufti Ziyaulhaq Patel is a dynamic and vibrant Shaykh who is actively engaged in the services of the Deen of Allah Ta’ala. He was raised in the city of Lusaka, Zambia; it was here where he began his education in the field of Islamic Studies and where he completed Hifz-ul Quraan at a young age. [...]

Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq

Born in Gujarat, India in 1971, Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq came to the UK at the age of three, to join his father Moulana Muhammad Gora sahib who was serving as an Imam and religious leader for the Muslim community in Leicester, UK. Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq’s Education His father, himself renowned for his piety [...]

Maulana Qasim Nanotwi

(1248AH – 1297AH) (1852AD – 1901AD) Hadhrat Maulana’s background and education Hadhrat Maulana Qasim Nanotwi (Rahmatullah Alayhi) was born in 1248 AH (1852 AD) and passed away at a young age of 49 in 1297 AH (1901 AD). The name of Maulana Qasim Nanotwi (Rahmatullah Alayhi) seems older than his life due to his prominence. In reality, [...]

Shaykh Ibrahim Memon Madani

Shaikh Ibrahim Memon Madani was born in the blessed city of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), Madinah Munawarrah, where he began his Hifz al Qur’an and study of hadith. As a young boy, he attended the lessons of the great Shaikh ul-Hadith, Shaikh Zakariya r.a, winning his adoration and duas. In 1980, upon instruction [...]

Mufti Siraj Saleh

Hazrat Mufti Siraj Saleh sahib was born in Surat Lohara, India in 1970. At the age of 15, he completed hifz of the Holy Qur’an. He then went on to study Qiraat, and qualified as an Alim from Randair Jamia Husainia in the year 1993. After receiving authorisation in various books, including the six major [...]

Mufti Hussain Kamani

Mufti Hussain Kamani was born to a Hindu revert-to-Islam and Muslim father in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. With the blessings and du’a (supplications) of his parents, Mufti Hussain Kamani underwent a journey of a lifetime in pursuit of sacred Islamic knowledge. He began his pursuit of the Islamic sciences at the young age of six to memorize [...]