Al-Mawrid United States Inc.

A Foundation for Islamic Research & Education

Al-Mawrid Affiliates

Hameed Uddin Farahi

Mawlānā Hamīd al-Dīn Farāhī (ra) was born in 1280 A.H in Pehriha, a village in district Azamgarh, UP, India. Mawlānā’s family was amongst the well respected families of the district that were at that time, known for their education and worldly wisdom. Mawlānā Hamīd al-Dīn Farāhī (ra) and Mawlānā Shibli Nu‘mānī (ra) were maternal first cousins.

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Amin Ahsan Islahi

Islahi was born in 1904 at Bamhur, a small village in Azamgarh (U.P.), India. He received his early education in two local schools of the village. His father Hafiz Muhammad Murtada was a small landlord of the area. Islahi was admitted to Madrasah Al-Islah in 1915 in grade three. This Madrasah is located in Sara’i-Mir, a small village near Bamhur. It was while addressing the convocation ceremony of the first batch of the Madrasah that he first came in the notice of the great Hamid Uddin Farahi, the person who was destined to become his mentor and guide.

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Javed Ahmad Ghamidi

Jāvēd Ahmad Ghāmidī was born on April 18, 1951 in a village called Jīvan Shāh in District Sāhīwāl, Punjab. His family village was a settlement called Dāwūd in Sialkot. His father, Muhammad Tufayl Junaydī was a landowner by ancestral profession. After the death of his father, Nūr Ilāhī, Tufayl Junaydī became interested in medicine and spent the rest of his life in that area. To follow the path of tasawwuf (mysticism), Tufayl Junaydī stepped into this valley at the young age of about twenty, and for the rest of his life remained an epitome of commitment and sincerity to his chosen course. He passed away in 1986.

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Abdus Sattar Ghauri

Abdus Sattar Ghauri the senior most fellow of Al-Mawrid passed away on 22 April 2014. He remained associated with Al-Mawrid for almost two decades. He was a profound scholar of Biblical Studies. He devoted a greater part of his life to this subject and contributed deeply-researched books and articles in this area.

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Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan

Dr Muhammad Farooq Khan was born in a village of district Swabi in 1956 and died as a result of an assassination attack on October 2, 2010. He got his basic education from district Swabi. He then joined Cadet College, Hasanabdal and later on Cadet College, Kohat. After having studied medicine, he decided to specialize in psychiatry. He established his private practice in Baghdada Mardan. The Government of Pakistan had appointed him as the first Vice-Chancellor of Swat Islamic University some time before his death. He was awarded Sitara e Imtiaz Posthumously by the Government of Pakistan for his services.

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Dr. Khalid Zaheer

Dr Khalid Zaheer is the Scholar, Understanding Islam UK (UIUK) since May 2012. UIUK is a non-political organization established in UK as a registered charity since 2001 for spreading a non-sectarian, peace-promoting, and moderate message of Islam based on the two authentic sources of Qur'an and Sunnah. 

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Exploring Islam

Exploring Islam is a research based platform for understanding Islam based on reason. It was founded by Dr. Abdullah Rahim in February 2013 and offers the following services:

- Answering questions on religion, in particular Islam

- Written and multimedia material on a variety of Islamic subjects
- Sharing practical points on tazkiyah (purification)
- On line classes on Islam
- One to One online sessions for answering religious inquiries

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Studying Islam

The site offers Islamic education through easy to understand free online courses on the sources and contents of Islam. Study Islam through these online courses based on the Quran, Sunnah and Hadith.

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The Tadabbur i Qur’an is a monumental commentary of the Qur’an written by Amin Ahsan Islahi (1904 – 1997). Extending over nine volumes and six thousand pages, this masterful work was completed in a span of twenty two years. If his mentor, Hamid-al-Din Farahi (1863 – 1930) propounded the view that the Qur’an possesses structural and thematic nazm (coherence), it is Islahi who established this premise in this commentary. He has presented conclusive evidence that the Qur’an is divided into seven discrete groups. Each group has a distinct theme. Every group begins with one or more Makkan surah and ends with one or more Madinan surah. In each group, the Makkan surahs precede the Madinan ones.

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"Inzaar" is an institution dedicated to Da'wah and Learning. Its aim is to strengthen the understanding and importance of Faith and good morals in the society and to help people to mould their personalities in accordance with the requirements of Faith and morality.

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Renaissance was launched in January 1991 with an aim to communicate the true message of Islam and to purge it from various innovations which have, over the years, crept into its edifice. The basic idea behind its initiation is to present the teachings of Islam in their pristine form and to apply its principles in current circumstances with a view to present positive solutions to the problems faced in the fields of law and politics, economics and sociology and indeed in all the other spheres of life.

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