Abul Hasan Ali Mian Nadwi – Biography, Books, Awards

Syed Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Mian Nadwi: Former President All India Muslim Personal Law Board: He is a glorious Islamic scholar, author, a thinker, eminent writer, preacher, moderator, and patron of Darul Uloom Nadwat Ulema Lucknow, member of Muslim World League Makkah and Madinah Munawwara University, the President of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the son of Maulana Hakeem Syed Abdul Hai, Rai Barelvi (author of Nuzhat Al-Khawatir)

Abul Hasan Ali Mian Nadwi - Biography, Books, Awards

Abul Hasan Ali Mian Nadwi

Birth :

He was born happily on 6th Muharram 1332 AH, on 5th December 1914, outside the city of Rai Bareli. His father’s name was Hazrat Maulana Syed Abdul Hai, who was a great religious scholar, historian, and writer of the time. He belonged to the world-famous family of Syed Ahmed Shaheed Rai Barelwi.

Education and Training :

He started his early education at home. He read the Holy Quran and some books of Urdu and Persian language under the supervision of his mother.

When he was nine years old, his father passed away.

then he received his all education from his elder brother Hazrat Maulana Dr. Syed Abdul Ali Hasani Sahib (Fazil Deoband), who was twenty years older than him,

He started Arabic and English at the age of ten, learned Arabic from Sheikh Khalil bin Muhammad Ansari Yamani. He later acquired Arabic literature from Sheikh Taqi-ud-Din al Hilali of Morocco, who was a teacher of Arabic literature at Darul Uloom Nadwat Ulema Lucknow at that time.

In Urdu literature, he studied from some of his family’s dear ones, especially Maulana Abul Khair Sahib Barq.

In 1927, he went to the Department of Arabic at the University of Lucknow and obtained a degree in Arabic Language and Literature.

During the period of 1928 to 1930s, he developed his English language skills.

In 1929, he went to Darul Uloom Nadwat Ulema and completed the stages of acquiring various sciences and arts.

In 1932, he stayed in Darul Uloom Deoband for several months and read Bukhari Sharif and Tirmidhi Sharif from Shaykh-ul-Islam Hazrat Maulana Syed Hussain Ahmad Sahib Madani. On this occasion, he used Shaykh-ul-Adab Hazrat Maulana Aizaz Ali Sahib Amrohi in jurisprudence and according to Hafs tradition he benefited from Qari Asghar Ali Sahib in the art of Tajweed.

He also traveled to Lahore, Pakistan to study Tafsir, where he read Tafsir from Shaykh-ul-Tafsir Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Ali Sahib Lahore.

Teaching, organization, and awards:

Hazrat Maulana Syed Abul Hassan Ali Mian Nadwi is the great scholar and literary personality of the Islamic world whose scholarly and literary research and authorship services and the iron of greatness were considered in the Arab and non-Arab world.

Every aspect of his personality is full of charm and beauty.

His religious, scholarly, social, and linguistic services are of immense importance and breadth.

For almost a century, he impressed especially the Indian subcontinent and the world in general with his charming personality, and it is safe to say that he was popular and respected throughout the Islamic world. He came to the part of very few people.

In recognition of his scholarly and literary services, he has been awarded great honors and awards.

He visited countless countries. Apart from the scholarly and literary personalities of every country he visited, the heads of state also consider meeting him as a source of pride and happiness for them.

He was a member and patron of dozens of international organizations and well-known institutes, including the Muslim world league.

  • In 1934, he was appointed as a teacher of Tafsir, Hadith, and Arabic Literature in Darul Uloom Nadwatul ulama Lucknow.
  • In 1935, he started his mission by inviting Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar to Islam.
  • In 1939, he visited the whole subcontinent and got information about those who work in the field of Da’wah of Islam and the promotion of Islam. In this regard, while meeting various preachers and educators of the religion, there was also a meeting with the Islamic thought poet of the time, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Sahib.    (also known as allama iqbal)
  • In 1948, he launched the magazine “Taamir” which is now being published as “Taamir e Hayat”.
  • In 1949, on the proposal of Hazrat Allama Syed Sulaiman Nadvi Sahib, he was made Deputy Commissioner of Education in Nadwat Ulema then, in 1950, he became the regular Commissioner of Education.
  • In 1959, he set up an organization in Lucknow called Majlis e Tahqeeqat o Nashriyat e Islam (the Research and Broadcasting Council of Islam).
  • After the death of his elder brother, in 1961, he was elected as Nazim of Darul Uloom Nadwat Ulema.
  • When the University of Madinah was founded in 1962, he was elected as a founding member of its advisory board and in the same year, he became a member of the advisory board (Shura of Darul Uloom) Deoband.
  • In 1974, he launched a movement as Payam e Insaniyat (the Message of Humanity).
  • In 1980, he received the Shah Faisal Award and dedicated the entire amount of this award to the Afghan Refugees, Jamaat-e-Tahafiz-ul-Quran and Madrasa Solatiya Makkah Mukarramah.
  • In 1981, the University of Kashmir conferred the honorary degree of D.Litt.
  • In 1982, he was elected the President of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.

The key of the Kaaba was presented in 1996 and the door of Kaaba was opened by him.

His greatest achievement is that he had made Darul Uloom Nadwat Ulema Lucknow a renowned and international university through his struggle, where thousands of students are being studied both the religious and economical books.

The second is that he has written, compiled, authored, and translated thousands of books on every subject, on every issue, whether it would be scientific or literary, political or social, religious or cultural.

The number of his major and minor compositions is 199 in the Arabic language.

The number of his major and minor compositions is 304 in the Urdu language.

Some of His famous books are:

المسلمون فی الھند ، رسالۃ التوحید ، الطریق الی المدینۃ المنورہ ، العرب والاسلام ، القراۃ الراشدہ ( تین حصے ) قصص النبیین (پانچ حصے) مختارات (دو حصے) سیرت سید احمد شھیدؒ ، پرانے چراغ ، النبی الخاتم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ، روائع اقبال ، حضرت مولانا محمد الیاسؒ اور ان کی دینی دعوت ، تاریخ دعوت و عزیمت ، سوانح حضرت مولانا شاہ عبد القادر رائپوریؒ ، تذکرہ حضرت مولانا شاہ فضلِ رحمن گنج مرادآبادیؒ ، اسلامی تہذیب ، شرق اوسط کی ڈائری ، جب ایمان کی باد بہار چلی ، ارکان اربعہ ، پاجا سراغ زندگی ، اسلامیت و مغربیت کی کشمش ، دستور حیات اور مسلمانوں کے عروج و زوال کا اثر

Muslims in India, Message of Tawheed, The Way to Madinah Al-Munawarah, Al-Arab and Islam, Al-qirat Al-Rashidah (Three Parts), Stories of the Prophets (Five Parts), Mukhtarat (Two Parts), Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Ilyas and His Religious Da’wah, History of Da’wah and Dignity, Biography of Hazrat Maulana Shah Abdul Qadir Raipuri, Mention of Hazrat Maulana Shah Fazl Rehman Ganj Muradabadi, Islamic Civilization, Pa ja Suragh e Zindagi, Islamism and Maghribism, Constitution of life and Influence of Rising and Falling of Muslims

The books are still alive and the benefit of such Excellent books will continuously reach the Ummah and humanity too till the Day of Resurrection. In sha Allah

Positions, ranks, and honors:

  • Nazim Nadwat Ulema Lucknow,
  • Founding Member of the Islamic World of Makkah
  • President and Founder of International council of Islamic Literature,
  • President of Majlis-e-ilmi Lucknow,
  • President Religious Education Council Uttar Pradesh,
  • President All India Muslim Personal Law Board,
  • President Darul Musannifin Academy Azamgarh,
  • President Oxford Center for Islamic Studies,
  • Member of Majlis Shura Darul Uloom Deoband,
  • Member of the Committee of the Islamic University, Rabat, Morocco,
  • Member of the Majlis-e-Shura, Jamia Alamia, Islamabad,
  • Member of the Arabic Language Council of Damascus,
  • Member of the Council of the Arabic Language Cairo,
  • Member of the Council of the Arabic Language of Jordan,
  • Member of the Royal Academy for the Study of Islamic Civilization, Al-Bayt Institute Jordan
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree in Literature from Kashmir University, 1981
  • Faisal Award for Islamic Service, 1980
  • Award for Outstanding Islamic Personality, Dubai.


On the 22nd of Ramadan 1420 AH, before the Friday prayers of 31st December, 1999, at 11:55 AM, at the age of 86 years, while reciting the Holy Quran in his hometown Takiya Kalan, Shah Alamullah Rai Bareilly, he met the real owner.

Hazrat Maulana Syed Mohammad Rabey Hasni Nadvi Sahib led the funeral prayer. His grave (qabr) is in the East side of Masjid Takiya Kalan, Rai Bareli. According to the police, there were about two lacs people in the last funeral prayer.

We belong to Allah and we shall return to Him.

  • Born: 5 December 1913, Raebareli
  • Day of death: December 31, 1999, 22nd Ramdan 1420
  • Parents: Hakim Syed Abdul Hai
  • Award: King Faisal Prize (1980)
  • Alma mater: Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama
  • Movement: Islamism-Modernism

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Concept of Sawab [Passing reward & Thawab] according to Quran, Hadith

Concept of Sawab [Passing reward & Thawab] according to Quran & Hadith and The legal status of the reward: Many people are confused about the reward which is known as thawab or sawab in common language.There are some agreed forms of reward, and some are not agreed. We have collected some useful knowledge on the topic in this article.  We start the article with the agreed forms. We have mentioned them with their references.


Concept of Sawab [Passing reward & Thawab]

Dua, Istighfar, and financial charity.

Allah described the believers as they say to Allah, “O Lord! Forgive us, and our brothers who preceded with the sign of faith” (Al-Hashr 10).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Ask forgiveness for your brothers.”

There are so many examples of financial charity in the hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)

One came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and asked him if I donate money as charity on behalf of my mother after passing her away, Will she get the reward? The Prophet (PBUH) replied affirmative and said: Yes, if the charity is from her, she will be rewarded. (Bukhari 1388 Muslim 1004)

Imam Muslim narrated from Abdullah Bin Mubarak there are no dispute about Sadqa.

He meant that sadqa’s reward reach the person.


Hajj can be performed on behalf of another person.

On the occasion of the farewell pilgrimage, one of the companions discovered that my father had become very weak and could not ride by himself. Can I perform Hajj on behalf of him? The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Yes.


The reward of the sacrifice also reaches the deceased.

On the authority of Anas (R)The Prophet (May God bless him and grant him peace) sacrificed two beautiful horned rams, one from his umma and others and one from him. (Dar u Qutni 4761.) 

Salah and Sawm

The opinions differ on the subject of the reward of prayer, and fasting that it reaches or not?

According to Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Ahmad, the reward of prayer, fasting, and recitation of the Qur’an reaches while Imam Malik and Imam Shafi’i deny it.

The evidence of Imam al-Shafi’i and Imam Malik are as below

The verse in which Allah said,”

“There is not for man except that (good) for which he strives, and that his effort is going to be seen.”

The Hadith in which The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

“When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).” [Muslim-Book 12, Hadith 8]

The evidence of who say it right are as below:

The Reward of the Qur’an reciting:

Hazrat Alaa (may Allah be pleased with him) bequeathed it to his son. When you complete my burial rituals, recite the verses of Surah Baqarah from the beginning and in the ending. I heard so, from the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace.

The reward of fasting:

Ibn ‘Abbas (Allah be pleased with them) reported:

A man came to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and said: O! Messenger of Allah, my mother has died (in a state) that she had to observe fasts of a month (of Ramadan). Should I complete (them) on her behalf? Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Would you not pay the debt if your mother had died (without paying it)? He said: Yes. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Allah’s debt deserves more that it should be paid.‏ (Sahih Muslim 1148 Bukhari 1953)

Allama Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Qayyim and Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab have the same opinion.

This all about the reward and it’s legal status. Hope you feel better now after reading it.

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Inshaallah Meaning in English (Complete Explained!)

Inshaallah – Many people want to know the meaning of Insha allah and many people ask that where it is used and what is the use of that word. Especially our non-muslim brothers do not know about these words and they use them without knowing about them correctly.



In this short article we will define the meaning of this word with some examples. Before start, I wish to tell you that every religion has taught his followers some terminologies to use having talk. But the Islam says to his followers to use supplication words at every time while taking like jazakallah,alhamdulillah,fi amanillah,saqakallah, atalallah,hadakallah and many others. We will discuss these words one by one. Let’s start with Insha Allah.

Insha’ Allah is the correct form of that word. In-sha’ Allah is the correct pronunciation of it.

Inshallah is not correct.

The word insha allah is an Arabic expression. And it is purely a Quranic phrase. In the holy book Quran Allah commanded to use In-sha’a Allah when speaking of future events.

Allah says:  And never say about anything, “I will do this tomorrow unless you say if Allah wills.”


The phrase is commonly used by whole world in these days, especially in Arab countries, All muslim countries. All muslims use it to refer to events that one hopes will happen in the future.

It consists three words, in and sha’a and Allah. In stands in Arabic for if, sha’a stands for wills and Allah is Allah, the almighty God. So the meaning of In-sha’a Allah is if God wills.

There are some examples of In-sha’a Allah.

In-sha’a Allah, everything will be all right.

No, In-sha’a Allah this in coma

In-sha’a Allah we’ll have the privilege

You will earn well in the future, In-sha’a Allah

In-sha’a Allah, it’ll get me red potatoes, too

We shall see the better side of this, In-sha’a Allah

In-sha’a Allah, that desire will be fulfilled this morning.

In-sha’a Allah we won’t have to use it.

Shireen and, In-sha’a Allah, our children.

In-sha’a Allah we never have a catastrophe like that again.

Don’t worry They’ll be alright, In-sha’a Allah

In-sha’a Allah this youth puts on in road.

And In-sha’a Allah, we will all see Moscow soon.

In-sha’a Allah, we’ll finish tonight.

In-sha’a Allah I’ll come on Friday.

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Durood Sharif (Everything You Need To Know with Images!)

Durood Sharif – The wordings for DUROOD SHAREEF [the blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)] that have been narrated in reports are many and various.

It is best for the Muslim to recite all of them, saying it in one form on one occasion and in another form on another occasion, and so on, so that he will have done all the sunnahs.

Durood Sharif

Durood Sharif

He should not limit himself only to some of them. But if that is too hard for him, then he should stick to what he is able to do, and there is no sin on him (Insha Allaah).

There follow some of the versions of DUROOD SHAREEF [the blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)] that have been narrated in proven reports from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in the prayer.

#01 – Durood

Ibn Abi Laila reported: Ka’b ibn ‘Ujra met me and said: Should I not offer you a present (and added):

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) came to us and we said, “We have learnt how to invoke peace upon you; (kindly tell us) how we should bless you.

He (the Holy Prophet) said: Say, “Allāhumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala aāli Muhammadin kama salayta ‘ala āli Ibrāhīm, innaka hamīdun majīd. Allāhumma bārik ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala aāli Muhammadin kama bārakta ‘ala aāli Ibrāhīma, innaka hamīdun majīd.”

(O Allah: bless Muhammad and his family as Thou did bless the family of Ibrahim (AS)  Verily Thou are Praiseworthy and Glorious, O Allah).durood shareef islamic image

Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith 70

#02 – Durood

Abdullah ibn Zaid-{he who was shown the call (for prayer in a dream)} narrated it on the authority of Abu Mas’ud al-Ansari who said: We were sitting in the company of Sa’id ibn ‘Ubada when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) came to us.

Bashir ibn S’ad said: Allah has commanded us to bless you. Messenger of Allah! But how should we bless you?

He (the narrator) said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) kept quiet (and we were so much perturbed over his silence) that we wished we had not asked him.

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) then said: (For blessing me) say,

“Allāhumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala āli Muhammad kama salayta ‘ala āli Ibrāhīm, wa bārik ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala āli Muhammad kama bārakta ‘ala āli Ibrāhīm fil-‘ālamīn, innaka hamīdum majīd.”

(O Allah, bless Muhammad and the members of his household as Thou didst bless the mernbers of Ibrahim’s household. Grant favours to Muhammad and the members of his household as Thou didst grant favours to the members of the household of Ibrahim in the world. Thou art indeed Praiseworthy and Glorious)

and salutation as you know.”

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Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith 69

#03 – Durood

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#04 – Durood

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#05 – Durood

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Benefits of Durood Sharif

Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said,

“Whoever sends a single salaat upon me, then Allaah will send ten salawaaat upon Him, and ten sins will be removed from him, and he will be raised by ten ranks.”

Collected By

Mufti Muhammad Anas Nadwi

(Head Mufti Darul Ifta Alhilaliyyah)

Title – Durood Sharif

Supplication of Morning (Dua for Waking Up in Fajr)

Supplication Of Morning – Dear Readers in this article we have collected and published all of the supplications for recite in the morning that are  narrated from Muhammad(SAW).

1-Abu Hurairah (ra) said:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to teach his Companions, saying,

“Allāhumma bika aṣbaḥnā wa bika amsainā wa bika naḥyā wa bika namūtu wa ilaikal-maṣīr.”

(When one of you reached the morning, then let him say: ‘O Allah, by You we enter the morning, and by You we enter the evening, and be You we live, and by You we died, and to You is the Return.)

And when he reaches the evening let him say,

“Allāhumma bika amsainā wa bika aṣbaḥnā wa bika naḥyā wa bika namūtu wa ilaikan-nushūr”

(O Allah, by You we enter the evening, and by You we enter the morning, and by You we live, and by You we die, and to You is the Resurrection)

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Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3391, Book 48, Hadith 22

2-Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, said,
“Abu Bakr said, “O Messenger of Allah, command me with something that I may say when I reach morning and evening.”

He said, ‘Say: “Allāhumma `ālimal-ghaibi wash-shahādati fāṭiras-samāwāti wal-arḍ, rabba kulli shai’in wa malīkahu, ash-hadu an lā ilāha illā anta, a`ūdhu bika min sharri nafsī wa min sharrish-shaiṭāni washirkihi”.

(O Allah Knower of the Unseen and the Seen, Originator of the heavens and the earth, Lord of everything and its Possessor, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except You, I seek refuge from You from the evil of my soul and from the evil of Shaitan and his Shirk )

He said: ‘Say it when you reach morning, and evening, and when you go to bed.

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Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3392, Book 48, Hadith 23

3- Aban bin `Uthman said,

“I heard `Uthman bin `Affan (ra) saying: ‘The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “There is no worshiper who says, in the morning of every day, and the evening of every night, “Bismillāh, alladhi lā yaḍurru ma`a ismihi shai’un fil-arḍi wa lā fis-samā’, wa huwas-Samī`ul `Alīm”
(In the Name of Allah, who with His Name, nothing in the earth or the heavens can cause harm, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing)
 three times, (except that) nothing shall harm him.”
And Aban had been stricken with a type of semi-paralysis, so a man began to look at him, so Aban said to him, “What are you looking at? Indeed the Hadith is as I reported it to you, but I did not say it one day, so Allah brought about His decree upon me.”morning dua islamic image

Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3388, Book 48, Hadith 19


Al-Bara’ bin `Azib narrated that:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said to him, “Should I not teach you some words to say when you go to your bed, so if you died, you will die upon the Fitrah, (nature) and if you reach the morning, you will reach it in good? You say,
“Allāhumma innī aslamtu nafsī ilaika wa wajjahtu wajhī ilaika, wa fawwaḍtu amrī ilaika, raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika wa alja’tu ẓahrī ilaika, lā malja’a [wa lā manjā] minka illā ilaik. Āmantu bikitābikal-ladhī anzalta wa binabiyyikal-ladhī arsalta.”
(O Allah, verily, I submit myself to You, and I turn my face to You, and I entrust my affair to You, hoping in You and fearing in You. And I lay myself down depending upon You, there is no refuge [nor escape] from You except to You. I believe in Your Book which You have revealed, and in Your Prophet whom You have sent.”
Al-Bara’ said, “So I said: ‘And in Your Messenger whom you have sent.’”
He said: “So he (ﷺ) struck his hand upon my chest, then said: “And in Your Prophet whom You have sent. (Wa binabiyyikal-ladhī arsalta).”
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Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3394, Book 48, Hadith 25


Hudhaifah bin Al-Yaman [may Allah be pleased with him] narrated that when the Prophet (ﷺ) wanted to sleep, he would say:
“Allāhumma bismika amūtu wa aḥyā”
(O Allah, in Your Name I die and I live).
And when he would wake, he would say,
“Al-ḥamdulillāh, alladhī aḥyā nafsī ba`da mā amātahā wa ilaihin-nushūr”
(Allah praise is due to Allah who revived my soul after causing its death and to Him is the resurrection)”
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Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3417, Book 48, Hadith 48
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