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Bio of Maulana Yousuf Islahi
Shaikh Muhammad Yusuf Islahi is a popular writer on Islam. He is a scholar, writer and an orator. He is a member
of topmost decision-making and leadership organization of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, the Markazi Majlis e Shura
(Central Advisory Council). He is also the chief patron of Project WhyIslam of Islamic Circle of North America. (He
is Brother in Law to Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi).
Early Life: Born on 9 July 1932 at Formalee, District-Attock, he received his primary education in Bareilly. He was
educated in Islamic Studies initially from Mazaherul uloom, Saharanpur District and Higher studies and Fazeelat
from Madarsatul-Islah, Sarai Mir. He memorized Qur'an and also learnt Tajweed. After passing high school, his
father Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Abdul Qadeem Khan sent him to Madrasa Mazahirul Uloom, Saharanpur, Later he
joined Madarsatul Islah, Sarai Mir, Azamgarh, he spent four years under the guidance of Maulana Akhtar Ahsan
Islahi and received Sanad Fazilat with distinction.
Work: He has been editing the popular Urdu magazine “Zikra Jadeed” for the last 35 years. He has authored and
published more than 60 books on various aspects of Islam. Famous among them are Aadab e Zindagi (Etiquettes of
Life in Islam), Asan Fiqh (Everyday Fiqh), Quraani Taleemat, Sura-e-Yaseen, Sura-e-Saff, Tafhimul Hadith,
Guldasta-e-Hadith, Islami Muashrah, Husne Muashrat, Dai -e-Azam, Roshan Sitare and others. Many of his books
are translated in English, Hindi, Persian and other languages..
History of Islamic Work: He became a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind at the age of 25 years and has been
entrusted with various key posts. He is a member of Markazi Majlis Shura (Central Advisory Committee) for the last
He is also guiding many educational and welfare institutions. He is the Rector of Jameatus Salehat, Rampur (
Founder: Maulana Abdul Hai), a unique and very well known institution for higher Arabic and Islamic education for
He is also the chief patron of Project WhyIslam of Islamic Circle of North America.
Markazi Darsgahe Islami, Rampur runs under his guidance for the last few years. Several other educational and
welfare institutions also seek advice and guidance from him.
He spends a few months every year in the United States of America for the cause of Da’wah. A large number of
Muslims and Islamic Centers benefit from his knowledge and experience.
Maulana Islahi is going to be in DFW from Oct 29- Nov 02, 2015, and we are booking him in different masajid for the
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