Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Ilyas
aur Unki Deeni Dawat : Urdu Only
By Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
Paperback 328 Pages
ISBN : 8171010644
Publisher : Idara Impex
About The Book
This book describes the efforts of Maulana Ilyas to revive the religion in the lives of the Muslims of Mewat district in Haryana (India) and then eventually reaching out to Muslims all over India.
It behoves anyone involved with the tabligh effort to read and study this book, as it includes the sentiments, challenges and personal thoughts of Maulana Ilyas.
It is imperative for one involved with the tabligh effort to understand its place in history and its grass roots objectives and intended goals.
About The Author
Shaykh Abul-Hasan Ali al-Hasani Nadwi (1332/1914 - 1420/1999), affectionately known as Ali Miyan, was a leading intellectual and religious scholar of contemporary India.
He wrote numerous books on history, biography, and contemporary affairs concerning both the Muslim community in India and Muslims abroad.
He served as rector of the Nadwat al-Ulama seminary in Lucknow for a number of years, where he also taught Quranic exegesis, hadith, and Arabic literature, along with history and logic.
Shaykh was a founding member of Rabitat al-Adab al-Islami al-Alamiyya (Universal League of Islamic Literature) in 1984 and was elected chairman of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board in 1985.
A prolific writer, he penned a literary legacy of a few hundred works in both Arabic and Urdu. His works have been integrated into the curriculum in a number of universities in the Arab world.
His most notable Arabic work, Ma-dha Khasir al-Alam bi 'nhitat al-Muslimin (What Did the World Lose by the Decline of the Muslims?), was widely acclaimed and carved a place for him in elite literary circles of the Arab world.
Many of his works have since been translated into Arabic, English, Turkish, Bahasa Indonesia, Persian, and Tamil, among other languages.
Karwan-i Zindagi, his eight-volume autobiography; Purane Chiragh (Ancient Lamps), comprising life sketches of contemporary personalities; his biographies of Sayyid Ahmad Shahid and Caliph Ali (may Allah ennoble his countenance); and his Tarikh-i Dawat wa Azimat (Saviours of Islamic Spirit) are seen as permanent contributions to Urdu literature.
This monumental scholar passed away at the age of eighty-six on Friday 31 December 1999 (22 Ramadan 1420).
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