||Shyakh S. Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (R.A.)|
Born: 6th Moharam ul
Haram 1333 H (1914 AD) at Takia Kalan (Daira Shah Alamullah) Raibareily
His education was started by his mother with teaching of Holy Quran and then
formal education of Arabic and Urdu was started.
When he was nine years old, his father Hakim Syed Abdul Hai died. (1923 AD). The
responsibility of his education then came to his mother and his elder bother
Maulana Hakim Syed Abdul Ali Hasani, who was himself a medical student (after
graduation from Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama and Darul Uloom Deoband).
He began his formal Arabic education under the guidance of Allama Khalil Arab in
1424 A.D. factually he completed his Arabic studies under him.
He got admission in Nadwatul Ulama. He attended the Dars of Hadith by Allama
Muhaddith Haider Husain Khan and Sahiyen-Sanana-Abudaud and Sanan-Tirmzee word
by word from him.
Session of Nadwatul Ulama of Kanpur. Maulana attended and impressed the one and
all by his Arabic conversation. The Arab guest made him their companion on the
tour of the city as a guide.
He took admission in Lucknow university. He obtained the degree of Fazil from
He studied the select Urdu literature which helped him in his Dawah work.
He learnt English language which helped him to study English books on various
Islamic topics and gain useful information directly.
He received the teaching in the commentary (Tafseer) in selected surah from his
Sheikh Maulana Khalil Ahsan and studied the complete Tafseer of Al-Quran at
Lahore in 1932 by Maulana Ahmad Ali Lahoree.
he also stayed few months at Darul Uloom Deoband where he took lessons from
Shiekhul Islam Mualana Husain Ahmed Madni in Sanan Trimzi and Sahih Bukhari. He
also took advantage of his stay and learnt commentary and Quranic science and
subjects. He also took lesson in Fiqah from Shiek Aizaz Ali and in Tajweed as
per the reference of hafs from Qari Ashgahr Ali Sahib
Literary Work and Dawah Life
Wrote first article on Syed Ahmad Shaheed at the age of 17 years, which was
published in the journal Al-Manar edited by Syed Rashid Raza of Egypt
he was appointed as a teacher in Nadwatul Ulama. He taught
Tafseer, Hadith, Arabic literature, History and Logic.
His first book the life history of Syed Ahmad Shaheed was published which became
popular amongst the Deeni and Dawah circles.
He journeyed to acquaint himself with the centers of Islamic importance in India
in which he met Maulana Shiekh Abdul Qadir Raipuri and the great reformer
Maulana Mohammed Ilyas Kandhlawi and kept a continues contact with them and
obtained spiritual training from the former and following the later, learnt the
Dawah work and the work for reformation of Muslims.
He undertook many journeys for it and continued such journeys for quite
He was invited by Jamia Millia in 1942 to where he delivered a lecture which was
later published by the title of "Deen-wo-Mazhab"
established an Association by the name of ‘Anjuman Taleemat-e-Deen’ and
delivered Lectures on Tafseer and sunnah which became very popular particularly
in Modern educated persons and persons in Govt. service.
Was selected as a member on the administrative council of Nadwatul Ulama.
He was proposed as deputy Director Education Nadwatul Ulama by Allama Syed
Sulaiman Nadwi and was appointed and after the death of Allama Syed Sulaiman
Nadwi, he was made the Director of education in 1954.
He founded his famous movement Payam-e-Insaniyat
Editor - The journal Al-Baas (Arabic)
Founded Academy of Islamic Research and Publications
Editor - The journal Al-Raid (Arabic)
After the death of his brother Dr. Abdul Ali Hasani, he was appointed the
General Secretary of Nadwatul Ulama.
He was appointed by AMU to recast the BA course on Islamics
he delivered many lectures in Jamia Islamia Madina Munawara which were published
by the name of "Al Nabuwatu wal-anbiya-o-fee zauil-Quran"
Editor in chief of Nida-e-Millet
Advisor - Urdu journal ‘Tameer-e-hayat’
He was invited by education minister of Saudi Arabia to participate in the
critical study of the curriculum and system of the department of Sharia. He
delivered many lectures in Riyadh University and Department of teaching
He was in the editorial board of the Arabic Journal "Al-Zia" of Nadwatul Ulama
and the Urdu journal Al-Nawa
1940 and published a Urdu Journal Tameer in
1948 and took the responsibility of editorial of a journal from Damascus in
He was the chief controller of all the above papers which were published from
He travelled to Bombay to invite Mr. Ambedkar, the schedule caste leader, to
The first distant journey. He met Ulama and elites. He met Dr. Sir Mohmmed Iqbal.
He had already translated a few of Dr. Iqbal’s poem in Arabic prose.
Travelled to acquaint himself to Islamic Centres in India
Travelled to perform Hajj - He stayed for a few months at Hijaz. This was his
first ever trip to a foreign land.
Travelled to Egypt. Where his book ‘Maza Khasral Aalam Binhitat Ulmuslmin’ had
already become popular and was a means of his introduction in the elite.
In the same journey he travelled to Palestine he visited Baitul Muqqadus and saw
‘Madinatul Khaleel’ and ‘Baitul laham’ In return he met King of Jordan Shah
He travelled to Europe and visited Geneva, London, Paris Cambridge, Oxford and
important elites of Spain. He met many a Arab and western professors and
delivered many lectures.
He visited Turkey for the first time. He visited Kuwait and other Gulf countries
time again. He travelled to Afghanistan, Iran and Lebanon with the delegation of
Travelled to far west (Algiers)
first journey to America.
Trip to Belgium
Trip to Malaysia
Travelled to Burma
Second trip to America
Samarkand and Tashkent
Honours and Awards:
Visiting member of Arabic Academy Damascus
The first inaugural session and foundation of World Muslim League in Mekkah
Mukarama in which His Royal Highness the King of Saudi Arabia Saud Bin Abdul
Aziz and head of Libyan Idress Samosi was present Hazrat Maulana performed the
duties of secretary at that session.
At the inauguration and foundation of Madina University Madina Munawara, he was
made the member of the advisory council and remained as member till the
administration was changed.
Foundation member of the League of Islamic Universities.
Member of Arabic Academy of Jordan
King Faisal Award
Chairman of Islamic Centre Oxford.
Kashmir University awarded Honorary Degree of Ph.D.
Adab Islamic -Inauguration and appointed as Chairman
was awarded the ‘The personality of the year’ award by UAE for which a special
plane was sent for the Shiekh to take him to Dubai and bring him back also.
Sultan Brunei Award by Oxford Islamic Center on his work of ‘Tareekh
(with Thanks) from Nadwa