Biography of Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt
Biography of Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt (1956-2020)
Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt was born on the 4th April 1956 in Sahiwal in the area of Parnami in a religious family. His father Muhammad Yaq’ub and grandfather Adullah had moved from Amritsar to Sahiwal after the partition.
Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt passed his Metric in Sahiwal Government High School in 1971 and memorised some parts of the Quran from Hafiz Muzaffar Ahmad Khan in his local Madrasah Jamiyah Ta’leem Al-Islam in Masjid Rehmaniyah. There he also benefitted from Friday sermons of Hafiz AbdulMannan ibn Molana Abdullah (KaphianWali) who was a reputed scholar.
His studies in Jamiyah Salafiyah Faisalabad
After completing his Matric, Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt studied in Jamiyah Salafiyah Faisalabad. There we count among his teachers:
Hafiz Abullah Budhimalwi
Shaykh Sultan Mahmood Jalalpuri
Hafiz Ahmadullah Budhimalwi
Shaykh Muhammad Siddiq
Hafiz Binyamin Tur
Shaykh Ali Muhammad Salafi
Shaykh AbdulWahab Biltistani
Shaykh Qudratullah Fawq
Shaykh AbdusSalam Kaylani
Shaykh UbaidurRahman Madni
Hafiz AbdusSattar Hasan
And many other great scholars
Shaykh Baha Al-Din Muhammad Sulaiman Azhar was at the time teaching English in Jamiah Salafiyah and Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt learned English from him.
Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt was a very pro-active student; he was an active member of the Tanzeem “An-Nadi Al-Islami” whose aim was to prepare students to deliver lectures. He also with other students created “Bazm Atfal” which was publishing a monthly magazine, thus preparing students to write articles.
Among his class fellows we count: Shaykh Muhammad Yaseen Zafar (The current Principal of Jamiah Salafiyah Faisalabad), Shaykh Abdul Aleem Yazdani, Shaykh AbdulWaahid Biltistani, Shaykh Muhammad Ali Johar Biltistani,
Also among his close friends in the Jamiah we count: Dr AbdurRasheed Azhar, Hafiz Abdul Hameed Azhar, Hafiz Masood Alam, Shaykh Mubashar Ahmad Madni, Shaykh Muhammad Shareef Jangwani (Nazim Markaz ibn Al-Qasim Al-Islami Multan)
Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt graduated from Jamiyah Salafiyah Faisalabad in 1977.
His participation in Tahreek Nizam e Mustafa
In 1977, Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt joined Tahreek Nizam e Mustafa led by Shah Ahmad Noorani, Mufti Mahmood, Allamah Ihsan Elahi Zaheer, Sayed Abul Ala Mawdudi and other scholars. This was a coalition of Jamat e Islami, Jamiat Ullama Islam, Jamiat Ullama Pakistan, Muslim League, PDP and other parties against Zulfiker Ali Bhutto and his communist ideology. Many preeminent Ahl e Hadith scholars were part of this movement such as Shaykh AbdulQadir Ropri, Mufti Ubaydullah Khan Afeef and others.
His studies in Madeenah University
Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt was admitted the same year 1977 in Madeenah University and he studied there from Shaykh Abu Bakr Al-Jazairi, Shaykh Muhammad Mukhtar Shanqiti, Shaykh AbdulMuhsin Abbad, Shaykh AbdulHaleem Hasan Hilali and other great scholars.
His teaching in Jamiah Salafiyah Faisalabad
After completing his studies in Madeenah in 1982, Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt became teacher in Jamiyah Salafiyah Faisalabad where he taught continuously up to his death. We count among his famous students:
Shaykh AbdulKhaliq Madni (Kuwait)
Dr Tahir Mahmood (Islamabad)
Dr Ateeq Ar-Rahman
Qari Naveed Al-Hasan Lakhvi
Qari AbdulLateef Sajid
Hafiz Masood Rasheed
And many others
Among the books and subjects he taught in Jamiyah Salafiyah Faisalabad: Nukhbah Al-Ahadith, Translation of the Quran, Sharh ibn Aqeel, Talkhis Miftah, Siraji, Al-Balaghah Al-Wadhihah, Al-Fawaid Al-Jaleelah, Usul At-Takhrij, Usul At-Tadrees, Usul Al-Fiqh, Sharh Nukhbatul Fikar, Bidayatul Mujtahid, Jami Tirmizi, Sunnan Abi Dawud, Sahih Muslim, Sahih Bukhari, second part, Mishkat Al-Masabih, Tafsir Fath Al-Qadeer, Sharh Al-Aqidah At-Tahawiyah, Hadharah Al-Alam Al-Islami, Taqabul Al-Adiyan, Tarikh Al-Adab Al-Arabi, Fath Al-Majeed, Kitab Tawheed, Rawdat An-Nadiyah, Diwan Mutanabi, Diwan Hamasah, Hujjatullah Al-Balighah
In 1984, Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt obtained a MA Arabic from Punjab University.
He has been delivering Friday sermons in the Masjid of Jamiyah Salafiyah since 1998.
- He translated the Arabic book “Sifat Al-Amr bil Maroof wa Nahi anil Munkar” which was published by Darussalam.
- He translated the book “As-Seerah An-Nabawiyah” of Dr Ali Muhammad Sallabi, which was published by Darussalam
- He authored a book on Ilm Al-Faraidh (science of inheritance)
Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt passed away on Friday 5 June 2020 due to covid after being admitted to hospital. Inna Lillahi wa Inna ilayhi Rajiun, may Allah (Ta’ala) admit him to Firdaws Al-Ala.
Note: Hafiz Shareefullah Shahid (Bradford UK, Nazim e Tabligh Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith UK) is also among the students of Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Butt.
Source: “Chamestan Hadith” of Shaykh Ishaq Bhatti and others.