His Eminence Allama Maqbool Ahmad Al-Salek Al-Misbahi
Birth & Education:
Arabic literature expert and great Islamic scholar Allama Maqbool Ahmad Al-Salek Al-Misbahi belongs to a rural area in the Maharaj Ganj District, eastern state of Uttra Pradesh. He obtained a degree in Islamic studies from Arabic University Al-Jamiatul Asharfia, Mubarakpur, Aamgarh and spent four years pursuing specialized studies in Arabic literature in Lucknow.
Services and Contributions:
Just after completing his studies from Nadwatul Ulma, Lucknow, he was appointed as a teacher of Arabic literature at Arabic University Aljamiatul Asharafia, Mubarakfor, Azamgarh. Soon after, he assumed responsibility as head of tearchers at Jamia Hazrat Nizamuddin Al-Awliya, Zakir Nakir, New Delhi.
He worked as a lecturer in department of Arabic literature at Markaz Al Thaqafatus Sunniyah, Calicut, Kerala state. But driven by the emerging need of an Islamic educational institute that prompted him to establish an Islamic Jamia in the name of Khawaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar kaki in the country's capital, he settled permanently in Delhi. Earlier, he founded an Islamic institute called Jamia Khawaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki. These days, he strives to make it a popular platform for students and scholars from Islamic schools background to pursue Islamic studies particularly in the Holy Qur’an so that it can be a noble way to transmit the voice of the Holy Qur’an all over the world.
His contributions to monthly Islamic magazines and journals:
There are few magazines in India, which are published in the Arabic language at the moment, and therefore motivated by this need, he decided to publish a magazine entitled "Voice of India" from Delhi to attract a group of scholars in order to play an active role in building awareness and conviction in the Arabic language along with the propagation of Islamic knowledge through it.
So far, his articles on various topics have been published in various magazines and journals in both Arabic and Urdu, for example, Al-Ashrafiya magazine, Kanzul Iman monthly magazine, Al-Nizami magazine, the monthly journal of Payam-e-Haram and Sunni Dawat-e-Islami magazine, especially in Ziya-e- Saberi magazine and Gausul Alam magazine. He has been honored with the position of advisor in the advisory member council from various magazines, for example, "Kanzul Iman, Nizami magazine, Ziya-e- Saberi magazine." It is worth noting that he was the editor-in-chief of the monthly magazine " Ziya-e- Saberi " for a long time. And now he is heading Gausul Alam magazine as editor. He also dedicated his services in the research and review department at Raza Academy in Mumbai for about two years to check and scrutinize those books that were about to be published and printed.
His famous book "Jahan-e-Mufti-e-Aazam-e-Hind"
There is no doubt that he played a constructive role in preparing the first book of its kind on the biography of the Grand Mufti of India, Hazrat Allama Alhaj Mustafa Reza Khan bin Mujaddid-e-Din o Millat Imam Ahmad Reza Khan, may Allah have mercy on them. This famous and widely distributed book on the research and innovative level was prepared by three great scholars, Hazrat Allama Muhammad Ahmad Al-Misbahi, Hazrat Allama Abdul Mabeen Al-Nu'mani and Hazrat Allama Maqbool Ahmad Al-Salek Al-Misbahi. This book was entitled "Jahan-e-Mufti-e-Aazam-e-Hind". This book received a great response and a warm welcome among the eminent scholars in India and abroad. Nearly two hundred famous Islamic scholars from India and across the world such as Africa, Europe and America participated in this historical book by presenting their valuable articles.
His achievements in Khutbah and Islamic lectures
In recent days, he fulfilled religious duty and social responsibilities as a prominent preacher and eloquent speaker and contributed as a famous orator and delivered valuable speeches in various states of India in order to lead the common people to the Islamic way and social awareness. He also participated in many seminars and conferences in different states of the country to give lectures. He attended several types of religious programs and sessions as chief speaker. There is no doubt about that he traveled countless miles across India to carry out Islamic services. In fact, his outstanding personality thus contributed to lead the caravan of enlightenment that is his sole part. May his tremendous efforts and struggle in the service of Islam deserve thanks, reverence and gratitude.
Jamia Khawaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki in Delhi
There was a dire need to lay down an Islamic institute in Delhi, that would meet the requirements of time. Because in reality, there was no religious school at the desired level according to the current requirements before, and this caused ignorance and backwardness at the level of belief, education and society. Alhadulillah, this came into existance due to the efforts of Islamic scholar Allama Maqbool Ahmad al-Salek al-Misbahi and his strenuous endeavors, when he laid the foundation stone for Jamai Khawaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Al-Khaki on October 17, 2001 in a densely populated Muslim area in southeast Delhi. This Jamia is located in Madanpur Khadar Extension, Sarita Vihar near Badarpur, southeast of Delhi, New Delhi. The foundation Day was celebrated on Sunday, September 17, 2006 at a conference in which a large number of eminent scholars and many people participated. This was a place of bliss and joy for the Muslim people, who were eager to deepen the bonds and links with Islamic ideas and religious teachings.
This does not need any explanation as it was apparently clear that there was an urgent need to establish an Islamic institute that belongs to the great Khalifa of Khawaja Muinuddin al-Ajmiri, (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) Khawaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) There was not Institute / School dedicated to this great Sufi and Murshid that should adopts the modern curricula and new methods. That includes new and old sciences and subjects and scientific and spiritual knowledge. That provides an opportunity for students and meritorious graduates from Madrasa background to get admission in Indian universities to pursue their higher studies?
Therefore, taking into consideration the importance of this type of An Islamic institute in the capital of the country, Islamic scholar Allama Maqbool Ahmad al-Salek al-Misbahi decided to found Jamia Khawaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar al-Khaki, who was really feeling the interest of an urgent call to build such kind of Islamic institute to make the new generation enlightened..
In order to practically achieve this Islamic mission, Islamic scholar Allama Maqbool Ahmad Salek Al-Misbahi established a national, non-political and non-profit Islamic Institute in Delhi to spread the message of Islam and to strengthen the relationship between Muslims in the every field of life. Now we can say that Jamia Khawaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Khaki, which is one of the famous Islamic institute in Delhi, represents his ideas towards Muslim Ummah. In fact, there is only one way that is education to save Muslim community from the inferior situation.
Maihdul Atfaal in Maharaj Ganj State
It is worth mentioning that he established another Madrasa in the state of Maharaj Anj, called " Maihdul Atfaal “ Institute for Children", with regard to providing basic education facilities for children of the Muslim community. Now it is a statewide semi-government school. He is also an independent honorary member of Jamia Kamiliya Miftahul Uloom , Kolhui Bazar as Supervisor of Educational Affairs.
He was always more interested in Islamic matters and social issues. These are the reasons that made him comply with this important task to focus his thoughts and activities on building a firm and stable base where the Muslims can raise educational, intellectual and moral levels.
The religious services performed by Hazrat Allama Maqbool Ahmad Al-Salek Al-Misbahi are recognized. His Islamic and intellectual efforts and services in spreading Islamic teachings are widely appreciated. He is considered one of the pioneers of the great Islamic mission for the new generation. In recognition of his Islamic services, he was conferred many awards and medals.