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Shaykh Maulana Arshad Madani (DB)- India

Shaykh Maulana Arshad Madani, senior Professor of Hadith in Darul Uloom Deoband and prominent Muslim Leader, was appointed as Member of the World Muslim League (Rabita al-Alam al-Islami‎). 

He is also the son of great Islamic scholar Sheikhul Islam Hadhrat Maulana Syed Husain Ahmed Madani (1879-1957). He teaches Hadees at Darul Uloom Deoband, succeeding his elder brother Maulana Syed Asad Madani following his passing away on February 8, 2006 as President of the 86-year old Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.

Born in 1941 Maulana Syed Arshad Madani got the entire Quran by heart at the age of only eight years and the first man to listen to his hifz was his father himself. Later on, after completing the five-year course of Persian as per the then rule of Darul Uloom, Deoband, he began Arabic education in 1955, and took admission there in 1959. He completed his Hadees studies in 1963.

He went to Madinah and spent there 14 months before joining as a teacher of Hadees at Jamia Qasmia, Gaya (Bihar) in 1965. Later, he shifted in 1969 to Jamia Qasmia Madarsa Shahi, Moradabad (UP). He joined Darul Uloom, Deoband in 1982 and since then continues to teach Hadees there.

He also spares time for social works. He is the person to introduce contemporary education in a religious environment through Maulana Madani Memorial English Medium School and other educational institutions as well as ITIs under the Madani Charitable Trust, founded in 1997. He heads a number of Islamic seminaries and bodies.