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Simple Nikaah - Leading by Example


Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:12

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) performed his daughter’s nikaah in Gangoh according to the sunnah without any customs and innovations. Her in laws requested for the “baaraat” to come over. (Baaraat refers to a large group of people from the boy’s party who come to the home of the bride.) Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) replied, “No baaraat will come here. The purpose of the baaraat is to guard the jehez and I do not give any jehez. Hence no baaraat should come.” Thus the boy’s party then requested to bring about 10 people which Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) allowed. Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) did not call the entire family as a normal custom. He only invited a few relatives and performed his daughter’s nikaah in a very simple manner in exchange of the mahr-e-Faatimi. In this same simple manner Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) performed his niece’s nikaah in Karachi.

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Love for the Quraan Majeed


Monday, 31 August 2015 15:29

There is a famous Arabic saying, “Whoever loves something, he will always speak about it.” Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) had such a relationship with the Quraan Majeed that its recitation was always on his tongue. The fire of the love of Allah Ta‘ala that burned in his heart was fuelled with the Quraan Majeed.

On journey too, Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would always remain engaged in the recitation of the Quraan Majeed. He used to recite slowly with tajweed and ponder over the deep meaning of the Quraan Majeed. He used to travel on foot from Sahaaranpur to Gangoh (which was 28 miles apart). Once, someone asked him, “How long does it take to travel to Gangoh?” He replied, “I don’t know of the time, but I can easily say that I read 20 to 22 paras in that time.” He would leave Sahaaranpur at fajr time and reach Gangoh well before jumu‘ah.” (Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) – His life and works, pg. 113)


Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan His Life & Works


Wednesday, 01 June 2011 08:47

Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan His Life & Works Cover image Format: PDF

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This book is the biography of the great saint Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alayh), whose life, ways and advices serve as a beacon of hidaayat for the ummah. His example serves as a clear path for those who wish to strive for the sake of Deen.

Hard copies are available from the Ta'limi Board KZN Office.

Price: R50.00


Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (Life Sketch)


Monday, 15 October 2007 14:58

Update: An entire book has been translated into English on the  Biography of Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (RA) titled "Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan His Life & Works". Dowload Book

Extracted from introduction to the "Ulema of Deoband"

Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rah) was the senior most khalifa of Hadrat Shaykh ul Hadith Maulana Zakariyyah Kandhalwi (rah). In addition he was the Head Mufti at Dar ul Uloom Deoband and Mazaahir ul Uloom for many years. Along with the responsibilites of Ifta (Fatwa writing) he taught the 2nd Volume of Sahih Bukhari at Dar ul Uloom Deoband, supervised the running of numerous madaris in India and also compiled Fataawa Mahmoodiyah, a copious reference book on Hanafi Fiqh rulings. A man of extreme piety and learning, he was not only a Faqih and a Sufi but also a Zaahid (ascetic). Every month not only would he return his salary to Dar ul Uloom Deoband, but also add something from his own pocket also.

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Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi


Monday, 15 October 2007 14:57

This great son of Islam was born in 1325 and lived to become one of the greatest luminaries of his time. Nevertheless, describing the personality of Hazrath Mufti Saheb (rahmatullah alaihi) is an almost impossible task. The most eloquent words would hopelessly fail in truly describing the knowledge, brilliance, piety, kindness, compassion, humility and the numerous other qualities which he embodied. He was an ustaad to thousands of students, a mentor to thousands of diciples and a kind and compassionate father to all who came into contact with him.

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