Ĥāfiz-e-Millat Állāma Shāh Ábdul Ázīz Muĥaddith Mubārakpūri

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    al-Mişbāĥ al-Jadīd, a refutation of the deobandis, can be read here.
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    just found out that werent the pic of Haafiz e Milath (rahmatullah alai) ....

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    there is a picture available of Hafiz e Millath (rahmatullah alai) online

    ive seen it....not sure if its a confirmed picture.
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    i can't recall the name of the author. if there are any mistakes in the translation, please point them out and i will correct them.
  7. What is the name of the author of the article? and who translated it?
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    Hafiz ul Millah wad Deen A'llamah A'bd ul A'zeez al Qadri radi Allahu a'nhu's Dareeh in Mubarakpur Hind

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    sadrush shari'ah mawlana amjad ali a'zami said that from my students; there were two who were willing to really learn: sardar ahmad [muhaddith e a'zam pakistan] and abdul aziz [hafiz e millat mubarakpuri].
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    Translated from the Monthly Ashrafiya, Mubarakpur. July 2007.


    Ĥāfiz-e-Millat raĥimahullah is a personality of whom the whole ummah can be proud. His efforts are so extensive that by concentrating on only one of them, it becomes clear how tirelessly he worked for Islām and Muslims. One of his specialities is that he seemed so absorbed with his followers that each one of them will claim that Ĥāfiz-e-Millat raĥimahullah was more beneficent upon them than anyone else. Each of his admirers will argue that he loved them most or was most kind to them. Each devotee can give examples from their lives whereby they could provide evidence for their strong relationship with Hāfiz-e-Millat raĥimahullah. His manner of dealing and talking with people was such that everyone would claim that he held them in high regard.


    Ĥāfiz-e-Millat raĥimahullah was born in Bhojpūr, in Murādābād [Uttar Pradesh], on a Monday in the year 1894 CE. He was born into a poor but respected household. His father, Ĥāfiz Ghulām Nūr, was god-fearing, pious, religious and a follower of the Sunnah. He named his son after Shāh Ábdul Ázīz Muhaddith Dihlawi. His name is Ábdul Ázīz; kunya Abu’l Fayđ and well known titles are Ustād al-Úlama, Jalālat al-Ílm and Hāfiz-e-Millat.

    He completed his education at the hands of Şadr al-Sharīáh Mawlānā Amjad Áli Aádhami [author of Bahār-e-Sharīát] and graduated from Dār al-Úlūm Manzar al-Islām in 1351 AH. He was granted Khilāfah and Ijāzah by Mawlānā Sayyid Áli Husain Ashrafi Miyan and Şadr al-Sharīáh álaihi’r raĥmah wa’r riđwān.

    Education and training

    He received his initial education from his father and in a local school in Bhujpūr. He completed his memorisation of the Holy Qurāán under the guidance of his father. After receiving preliminary education in Urdu and Persian from Ábdul Majīd in Bhojpūr, he enrolled at Jāmia Naíīmiyah in Murādābād and stayed there for 3 years. During his stay, he reached the study of Sharh Jāmī and Qutbi when his thirst for knowledge reached a pinnacle. He was searching for a new teacher and coincidentally, his search led him to Şadr al-Sharīáh Mawlānā Shāh Muftī Muĥammad Amjad Áli Aádhami raĥimahullah [author of Bahār-e-Sharīát]. He arrived at Madrasa Muíīniyah, Ajmer in 1342 AH with a few classmates including:

    Mawlānā Ghulām Jīlānī Mīrthi
    Mawlānā Qādī Shams al-Dīn Jaunpūri
    Mawlānā Qārī Asad al-Ĥaq
    Ĥafiz Zamīr Husain

    Their applications were accepted. The teaching of various books was shared by the teachers. Usūl al-Shāshi was taught by Şadr al-Sharīáh during spare time and this continued till studies finished. Utmost effort and hard work was Ĥafiz-e-Millat’s motto and he completed the whole Dars-e-Nizāmi syllabus. His exam was taken by the author of Hāshiya Úmūr-e-Áāmmah, Mawlānā Fazl-e-Ĥaq Rāmpūri, which included a written and verbal test. Ĥāfiz-e-Millat answered the questions with such brilliance that the examiner closed the book and stated that he would not examine him any further as his competence had reached a zenith.

    He completed his studies of Ĥadīth in Ajmer Sharīf at the hands of Şadr al-Sharīáh but due to some reasons, his graduation ceremony did not place. He received his certificate of graduation [sanad-e-farāghat] in Bareilly Sharīf in 1351 AH.


    During the month of Sha’bān in 1352 AH, Şadr al-Sharīáh raĥimahullah summoned Ĥāfiz-e-Millat to Bareilly Sharīf and said that because he [Şadr al-Sharīáh] had spent so much time away from his home district of Aádhamgarh, it has become corrupted. Hence, he wanted Ĥāfiz-e-Millat to take up a teaching post at Madrasa Ashrafīya Mişbāĥ al-Úlūm. Ĥāfiz-e-Millat replied that he wished not to work. Şadr al-Sharīáh replied, “When did I ask you to work? You will not be working; rather, you will be serving the religion. Do not look at what you will get.” The student accepted the instruction of his benevolent teacher. History is witness that Ĥāfiz-e-Millat accepted a monthly salary of Rs.35 whereas he was offered Rs.100 in Agra and Rs.500 in Calcutta.

    On 29th Shawwāl, 1353 AH [14th January, 1934 CE] he was appointed as the head teacher at Madrasa Ashrafīya Mişbāĥ al-Úlūm. Pupils were taught up to Fārsi, Nahw Mīr and Panj Ganj. The total budget of the madrasa was Rs.2757, 14 āna, 9 pāī.

    The Ashrafīya Movement

    From being an empty madrasa, the words Qālallah and Qālarrasūl soon began to reverberate around it. Students began to flock from far and wide and in a short period, Indian and international students came to participate in the lessons of Ĥāfiz-e-Millat.

    Eleven months later in Shawwāl 1353 AH, the foundation of Dār al-Úlūm Ashrafīya Mişbāĥ al-Úlūm was laid under his instruction. The first brick was laid jointly by Mawlānā Sayyid Áli Husain Ashrafi Miyan and Şadr al-Sharīáh álaihi’r raĥmah wa’r riđwān. Soon, this building reached capacity. Therefore, a plot of land outside Mubārakpūr was purchased for this institute of knowledge and in May 1972 [Rabī’ al-Awwal 1392 AH], the inauguration ceremony of al-Jāmiatu’l Ashrafīya was celebrated and work began swiftly. Only a year in, teaching began at the new site. It was Ĥāfiz-e-Millat’s greatest wish that instead of serving just India, the institute should serve the whole world. He wanted it to challenge mischief and innovations world over and sought to establish an institute that would be comprehensive to cater for all Islamic needs.

    Ĥāfiz-e-Millat once said that it is his desire that his madrasa will cater for branches of Islamic knowledge and sciences regardless but he also wants graduates to have such a strong grounding in Arabic and even English language and be of such a high competency that they could perform their duties of tablīgh and spreading knowledge in any part of the world.

    Literary works

    Apart from services rendered in building Islamic institutes, written works were also amongst his efforts. Many a time he would exclaim that in the beginning, he wrote extensively but due to engagements in teaching, he had little time left for writing. Nevertheless, he still managed to produce the following works:

    Irshād al-Quráān
    Anbā’ al-Ghayb
    al-Mişbāĥ al-Jadīd
    Fatāwā Ázīzīya
    Ĥāshiya Sharh Mishkāt

    Apart from this, the launch of the monthly Ashrafīya is his major contribution to literature. The periodical is still in circulation. The number of students that he has left are so many that there are more of them are serving in educational establishments around the world than anyone else’s students.


    On Monday, 1st Jamādi al-Ākhir, 1396 AH [31st May 1976], he gave his lesson of Şaĥīĥ al-Bukhāri. He taught from Kitāb al-Janāyiz and lectured on the topic of death. During the lecture, he mentioned that today is Monday and this is the day that RasūlAllāh şallAllāhu álaihi wasallam was born and the day he demised. On the night of 31st May, 1976 at 11:55pm, this mountain of knowledge left this world. Innā lillāhi wa innā ílayhi rajiúūn.

    His life was a shining book of the Sharīáh by following which people learned the rules of life and the mode of living. The pages of this book are golden and so brilliant that they outweigh volumes that talk about miracles and inspirations. In 1976, he performed Hajj without having a photograph taken due to his compliance with the Sharīáh. He spent eleven days in Madīna Munawwara and was blessed in the court of the beloved with inward and outward branches of knowledge during this short period. Performing Hajj without a photograph is nothing less than a miracle.

    al-Jāmiat al-Ashrafīya

    It is not just an institute; rather it is major university of the subcontinent. It is a flag bearer of truth, a memoir of the akābir scholars, a guardian of the Hanafi madhhab and the teaching of Imām Aĥmad Razā, the heartbeat of millions of Muslims, the shield of Islām, an unsheathed sword against the enemies of Islām, the life mission of Ĥāfiz-e-Millat, his final wish and the result of 40 years of his sacrifices and those of the Muslims of Mubārakpūr and an Islamic fortress that will produce scholars that will wave the flag of Islām in the face of falsehood till the final day.

    al-Jāmiat al-Ashrafīya has made Mubārakpūr into a unique centre of knowledge. Every year, a team of Ĥuffāz, Qurrā’ and scholars leaves here as an army that is ready for the opponents of Islām. This magnificent university is another name for Ĥāfiz-e-Millat’s sincerity. This torch of knowledge and science is indeed a Mişbāĥ al-Úlūm and in 1972, it was renamed al-Jāmiat al-Ashrafīya after being known as Dār al-Úlūm Ahle Sunnat Madrasa Ashrafīya Mişbāĥ al-Úlūm. Graduates of the institute are spread far and wide from Asia to Europe serving the religion. The monthly Ashrafīya is published regularly and punctually and is representative of the culture of the Jāmia. Graduates affiliated with al-Jāmiat al-Ashrafīya attach Mişbāĥi to their names to introduce themselves.

    al-Jāmiat al-Ashrafīya has become synonymous with its founder and benefactor, Ĥāfiz-e-Millat, such that benefiting it is the same as benefiting knowledge, its progression is the nations progression, promoting it is promotion of the teachings of Aálā Hazrat, loving it is love for Ĥāfiz-e-Millat and helping it is aiding the Muslim ummah. Hence, come, move forward and support this centre of Islamic learning by contributing and calling upon others to do the same.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2007

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