A delegation of Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy lead by Director, Prof. Ishtiyaq Ahmad Zilli is headed for Mumbai to generate support for Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy. Honorary "Rafiq" Dr. Ilyaz Ahmad Azmi is also accompanying in the delegation. The delegation will meet different individuals and organisations to garner support to bring back the past glory of the century old and of its first kind research center of Indian sub-continent. Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy was founded by Allama Shibli Nomani and nurtured by his heirs Maulana Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Maulana Hamiduddin Farahi, Maulana Abdul Majid Dariyabadi, Maulana Sabhuddin Abdur Rahman, Maulana Abdul Salam Namdvi, Maulana Shah Moinuddin, Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Nadvi and many mores of their likes.
In collaboration of Anjuman Islam Mumbai and Prof. Abdul Sattar Dalvi (Mumbai University), a brief talk on Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy will be delivered by Prof. Ishtiyaq Ahmad Zilli at Anjuman Islam High School V.T. on Tuesday, 18th January, 2011 at 3:30 PM in Karimi Library.
Venue : Karimi Library - Anjuman Islam High School V.T. [In front of C.S.T. (V.T.) Station]
Date : Tuesday, 18th January, 2011 at 3:30 PM
All are requested to attend.
For further information , please contact; Maulana Arif Umri at his cell phone : 8087175185
In its annual meeting on 12th July, 2010 Managing Committee of Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy, Azamgarh, India took some important decisions. Among others things, it decided to make its monthly journal “Maarif” available online. The Academy has maintained uninterrupted publication of ‘Maarif’ since July 1916. Maarif is the oldest Urdu literary and research journal. It is respected for the standard of scholarship and research it has maintained throughout these long years and the specialized fare it has provided particularly in the area of Islamic Studies and Culture. Its contributors include some of the most prominent names in the area of its specialization. It has trained and nurtured generations of authors and writers. Allama Iqbal, Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Dr Zakir Husain and Dr Muhammad Hamidullah are included among its admirers.
Biohgraphy of the Prophet (pbuh), his companions and the celebrated personalities of Islam became the main field of the specialization of Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy since its very inception and the enormous literature that it has produced in the area is unparalleled. Besides Sirat un Nabi that remains to be the magnum opus of the Academy, two other very important books on the biography of our Prophet (pbuh) were published from here; Khutbat-i Madras and Rahmat-i Alam which received great acclaim. Both the books were authored by Maulana Saiyid Sulaiman Nadvi, the builder of the Academy. Rahmat-i Alam was written for the children and those who were not highly educated. This was a great challenge for a scholar who was used to write highly scholarly books throughout his life. But he tackled this problem in a very commendable way and produced a book that received unprecedented popularity and acceptance. It was included in the syllabus of schools and madaris and was in great demand so much so that in those days a sum of Rs four thousands was contributed to the building fund of Nadwat ul Ulama from the proceeds of its sale. There was a time when the Academy was in the position of making contributions to other worthy causes.