Biography of Shaykh Salahdeen Maqbool Ahmad
Shaykh Salahdeen Maqbool Ahmad was born on the 15 January of 1956 in the village of Onrawaha near Rampur in India. The Salafi Da’wah had spread in the region through the efforts of Allamah AbdurRahman Mubarakpuri, the author of “Tuhfatul Ahwazi” and one of the greatest scholars of his time.
The Shaykh started his studies in the same village in the Madrasah “Nur Al-Huda” and he went afterwards to the Madrasah “Shams Al-Uloom” in Samra for his middle studies which last year he completed in “Al-Jamiyah Ar-Rehmaniyah” and he went afterwards to study four years for higher studies in “Jamiyah As-Salafiyah” and this course is called “Alamiyah”, and the Shaykh further completed 2 years of speciality in Jamiyah Salafiyah which is called “Fadheelah”, and the Shaykh obtained the certificate of “Fadheelah” in August 1976.
Afterwards the Shaykh joined the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1978 and in the Kuliyah of Hadeeth Shareef, and he graduated there with his licence in 1981.
The Shaykh separated from his teachers from those he benefited directly and fully, and those from whom he benefited partially or through books and tapes and those who gave him Ijazah in Hadith.
Those he studied with:
1) Shaykh Abdul Waheed Rehmani (rah) from Jamiyah Salafiyah.
2) Shaykh Abdul Mueed Banarsi (rah)
3) Shaykh Muhammad Idrees Azad Rehmani (rah) Mufti at Jamiyah Salafiyah and he narrates Sahih Mulism from him.
4) Shaykh Shamsul Haq Salafi (rah), and he narrates Sahih Bukhari from him and he is also father of the famous Muhaqiq and companion of Shaykh Salahdin Maqbool, Shaykh Mohammad Ozair Shams.
5) Shaykh Dr Muqtada Hasan Azhari (rah), president of Jamiyah Salafiyah Banaris and of its magazine.
6) Shaykh SafiurRahman Mubarakpuri (rah), author of “Raheeq Makhtum” and other famous books.
7) Shaykh Muhammad Rais Nadwi (rah) who was called the “Mu’alimi of India” for his defense of the Sunnah.
8) Shaykh Abdul Hameed Rehmani, president of the Markaz Abul Kalam Azad in New Dehli.
9) Shaykh Anees Ar-Rahman, president of the Jamiyat Ibnul Qayim li Dirasah.
10) Shaykh Hadi Matlabi from KSA
11) Ustaz Shamsudin formely Jamiyah Salafiyah.
12) Ustaz Muhammad Akbar formely Jamiyah Salafiyah.
13) Ustaz Manzoor Ahmad formelry Jamiyah Salafiyah.
14) Shaykh Abdul Hameed (teacher of Tajweed in Jamiyah Salafiyah)
15) Shaykh AbdusSalam Madni, formerly teacher at Jamiyah Salafiyah.
16) Shaykh AbdurRahman Laythi, formerly teacher at Jamiyah Salafiyah.
17) Shaykh AbdusSalam Rehmani, formerly teacher at Jamiyah Rehmaniyah.
18) Shaykh Azeez Ahmad An-Nadwi, formerly teacher at Jamiyah Rehmaniyah.
19) Shaykh AbdusSalam Taybi, formerly teacher at Jamiyah Rehmaniyah.
20) Ustaz Fayroz Ahmad, formerly teacher at Jamiyah Rehmaniyah.
21) Ustaz Muhammad Ahmad Athari, in his first studies.
22) Ustaz Sayful Islam Athari in his first studies
23) Shaykh Muhammad Hasan Rehmani, in his first studies
24) Shaykh Zia ullah Siddiqi (teacher of Tajweed in his first studies)
25) Shaykh Hasan Miyan in his first studies
26) SHaykh Abdul Ghani in his first studies
27) Shaykh AbdulMubeen Manzar, famous debator in Shamsul Uloom in his middle studies.
28) Shaykh Abdul Aleem Mahir, famous poet and teacher in Shamsul Uloom in his middle studies.
29) Shaykh Dr Muhammad Aman Jami, in Madeenah University.
30) Shaykh Rabee Madkhali, KSA
31) Shaykh Sayid Najm, Egypt.
32) Shaykh Sayid Al-Wakeel, KSA
33) Shaykh Sa’di Hashimi, Iraq.
34) Shaykh Basheer Al-Basheer, Sudan.
35) Shaykh Abdul Ghafar Hasan, Pakistan (father of dr Suhaib Hasan)
36) Shaykh Muhammad Zia ur-Rahman A’zami.
37) Shaykh AbdurRaheem Kashagri, KSA.
38) Shaykh Ahmad Ali Taha Rayan, Egypt.
39) Shaykh AbdulFattah Salamah, Egypt.
40) Shaykh Abdul Fattah Ashoor, Egypt.
41) Shaykh Ala Abu Ala, Egypt
42) Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf, Egypt.
The scholars from whom he benefited in many sittings:
1) Shaykh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbad Al-Badr
2) Shaykh Hammad Muhammad Al-Ansari.
3) Shaykh Umar Muhammad Fullatah.
and many others.
Among those he obtained Ijazah:
Allamah Muhammad Haneef Bhujiyani and Shaykh Badiudin Shah Rashidi from Pakistan and Shaykh Muhammad A’zami from India.
The scholars of his time from whom he benefited through books and tapes:
Shaykh Ibn Baz, Shaykh Albani, Shaykh ibn Utheymeen, Shaykh Muqbil, Shaykh Al-Mu’alimi, Shaykh Ahmad Shakir, Shaykh Mahmood Shakir, Shaykh Muhibudin Khateeb,
Also among those of his time, he benefited from:
Shaykh Abu Ishaq Huweini, Shaykh Muhammad Hassan, and Shaykh Muhammad Ya’qoob.
The scholars who introduced his books:
1) Shaykh Muhammad Safwat Nurudin, president of Jamiyah Ansar Sunnah Muhammadiyah in Egypt.
2) Shaykh Rabee Madkhali, former head of Sunnah on Madeenah University.
3) Shaykh Abdullah ibn Abdil Aziz Al-Aqeel, the shaykh of the Hanabilah.
4) Shaykh Dr Bakr ibn Abdillah Abu Zayd (Lajnah Daimah)
5) Shaykh Muhammad Ishaq Bhatti, historian of subcontinent.
6) Shaykh Abdul Qudoos Naqwi.
From his most famous colleagues:
1) Shaykh Mohammad Ozair Shams, famous Muhaqiq.
2) Dr BadruZaman Nepali (author of many books on Lughah and head of Jamiyat Tawheed in Nepal)
3) Shaykh Abdullah Suud ibn Abdil Waheed, Ameen Aam of Jamiyah Salafiyah Banaris.
4) Shaykh AbdulQayum Shafee’, author of many books in Urdu and Hindi.
5) Shaykh Abdul Bbari Fathullah, teacher in Jamiyah Muhammad Imam Riyad.
6) Shaykh Shihabullah Bahadur, Muhaqiq.
7) Shaykh Abdul Majeed Sahibzad (teacher at Jamiyah Siraj Al-Uoom in nepal)
8) Shaykh Muhammad Rafee’, famous Daee in Australia
9) Dr Anees Ahmad Tahir, from KSA
10) Shaykh Badr Abdullah Al-Badr, Muhaqiq from Kuweit.
Positions and duties exercised by the Shaykh:
1) He was in charge of the Maktabah of Jamiyah Salafiyah Banaris India
2) Former Imam and Khateeb in the ministry of Awqaf and Islamic matters in Kuweit.
3) Teacher in the Shar’i institute of Jam’iyah Ihya Turath Al-Islami in the branch of Al-Jahra
4) Director of the committee of ilmi I’jaz of Jam’iyah Ihya Turath Al-Islami in the branch of Al-Jahra
5) President of the research committee of Jam’iyah Ihya Turath Al-Islami in the branch of Al-Jahra
6) President of the knowledge committee of Jam’iyah Ihya Turath Al-Islami in the branch of Al-Jahra
7) Director of the Kuliyah Faysal of higher modern studies in Tulsipur, India
The Shaykh’s books:
1) “Da’wah Shaykh Al-Islam wa Atharuha fil Harakat Al-Mu’asarah” (the call of Shaykhul Islam ibn Taymiyah and its influence on modern movements)
2) “Zawabi’ fi Wajh As-Sunnah Qadeeman wa Hadeethan” (storms facing the Sunnah in old and recent times)
3) “Al-Marah bayna Hidayatil Islam wa Ghawayatil I’lam” (the women between the guidance of Islam and misguidance of information)
4) “Tarikh Ahle Hadith fi Shibhi Qaratil Hindiyah” (History of Ahle Hadith in Indian subcontinent) Not published
5) “Ad-Difa’ ‘anil Hadith wa Rad Shubuhatil Mustashriqin” (defence of Hadith Shareef and refutation of doubts of westerners) Not published.
6) “’Awamil Wahdah Al-Ummah Al-Islamiyah” (the factors of the unity of the Islamic Ummah) Not published
7) Madarisuna Muhaddadatun min Dakhiliha (Our Madaris are threatened from their inside)
8 )“Al-Ustaz Abul Hasan An-Nadwi wal Wajh Al-Akhar min Kitabatihi” (The teacher Abul Hasan Nadwi and the other side of his writings)
9) “Silsilah Arkan Al-Iman” series on the pillars of faith
10) “Nazarat fi Sifatil Ghuraba” (reviews about attributes of strangers)
11) Aalam wa Aamal (pains and hopes)
His Tahqiqat (books published with his Tahqiq):
12) “Masalah Al-Ulu wa Nuzul” of ibn Tahir
13) “Mukhtasar Al-Muamal fi Rad ilal Amr Al-Awal” of ibn Shamah
14) “Irshad An-Nuqad” of Ameer As-San’ani
15) “Tuhfatul Anam” of Muhammad Hayat Sindhi
16) “Al-Mutawari” of ibnul Muneer Al-Iskandari
17) “Al-Imta’ bil Arabeen” of ibn Hajar Al-‘Asqalani
18) “Al-Hamiyah Al-Islamiyah” of As-Sarmari and “Al-Qaseedah” of Al-Yafi’i in defence of ibn Taymiyah.
19) “Tuhfatul Mawdud fi Ahkam Al-Mawlood” of Hafiz ibnul Qayim.
20) “Naqd Qawaid Ulum Al-Hadith” of Badiudin Shah Rashidi
21) “Jami Al-Bayan fi Tafseer Al-Quran” of Al-Eeji
22) “At-Tawam Al-Mura’ashah fi Tahreefat Ahle Ray Al-Mudhasha’ah” of Badiudin Shah Ar-Rashidi.
23) “Atwaq Al-Hamamah fi Haml Sahabah alas Salamah” Not published.
Works on books translated in Arabic and translations:
24) “Mawqif Al-Jama’ah Al-Islamiyah minal Hadith” of Muhammad Isma’eel Salafi, (Translation and Tahqiq)
25) “Hujjiyatul Hadith Shareef” of Muhammad Isma’eel Salafi, (translated into Arabic by his teacher Muqtada Hasan Azhari who gave him CD, and shaykh Salahdin Maqbool published it with his Tahqiq after his teacher’s death)
26) “Nazratun fi Madhab Ahlil Hadith” of Abul Qasim Al-Banarsi, not published.
27) “Madhab Imam Al-Bukhari fi Sahihhi” of Muhammad Isma’eel Salafi (Translation in Arabic and Tahqiq, the shaykh also mentioned in his introduction to “Nigar Shat” of Isma’eel Salafi in Urdu that he benefited from the Tahqiq of Hafiz Shahid Mahmood from the Urdu edition of this epistle)
The Shaykh also wrote many Arabic biographies in different magazines of major scholars:
1) Shaykh Muqtada Hasan Azhari
2) Shaykh Badiudin Shah Rashidi
3) Shaykh Muhammad Hashim Hadiyah of Sudan from Jamiyah Ansar Sunnah Muhammadiyah.
4) Shaykh Muhammad Safwat Nurudin, head of Jamiyah Ansar Sunnah Muhammadiyah Egypt ut it was not published.
5) Shaykh Dr Bakr ibn Abdillah Abu Zayd
6) Shaykh Mukhtar Ahmad An-Nadwi, former head of Jam’iah Ahlil Hadith India
7) Shaykh Muhammad Isma’eel Salafi, former head of Jami’yah Ahlil Hadith Pakistan.
8) Shaykh SafiurRahman Mubarakpuri
9) Shaykh Muhammad Ishaq Bhatti, from Pakistan.
To complete I will add that Umm-ul-Qura publications have been honoured by the Shaykh like his friend Shaykh Muhammad Ozair Shams to have some of our books introduced.
Shaykh Salahdeen Maqbool wrote a lengthy introduction in Urdu of “Nighar Shaat” of Shaykh Muhammad ISma’eel Salafi, which is a collection of different epistles gathered by Hafiz Shahid Mahmood and published with his Tahqiq.
He also wrote a lengthy Arabic introduction to our Arabic translation of “Asbab Ikhtilaf Fuqaha” of Shaykh Irshadul Haq Athari.
Also Shaykh Salahdeen Maqbool Ahmad and Shaykh Arif Javed Muhammadi co-athored the book “Ahlul Hadith fi Shibhil Qaratil Hindiyah wa ‘alaqatuhum bi Mamlakah Al-arabiyah wa Saudiyah wa Duwal Ukhra” which shows the links between Indian Ahle Hadith scholars and major scholars of Saudia and others.
Source upon which this biography is based with some additions: