Biography of Shaykh Suhaib Hasan
Biography of Shaykh Suhaib Hasan
The biographies of the scholarly ancestors of Shaykh Suhaib Hasan, his father Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan Rehmani, his grand father Shaykh AbduSattar Hasan and great grand father Shaykh AbdulJabbar Umarpuri have been mentioned in the appendices of my English translation of “40 Ahl e Hadith Scholars of the Indian Subcontinent” of Shaykh AbdurRasheed Iraqee.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was born in November 1942, in the state of Malairkotla (India). At this time, his father Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan was part of Jamate Islami of Shaykh Mawududi.
After the creation of Pakistan, his family moved to Pakistan in Lahore in 1948. Afterwards they went for 3 months to Rawalpindi and then moved back to Lahore to stay in Ichra area, where the headquarters of Jamate Islami were at that time. Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan was so busy in Jamate Islami activities that Shaykh Suhaib Hasan’s mother taught him the Quran and Urdu at home up to the age of 10. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan started proper school in Sialkot in 1952 when his father was transferred there by Jamate Islami. Shaykh Suhaib Hassan joined Pakistan Modern High School. Master Muhammad Hussain, the headmaster of this school was a member of Jamate Islami as well.
In 1955, Shaykh AbdulGhaffar was transferred back to Lahore and he moved to Rahman Pura, adjacent to Ichra. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was admitted to Pakistan Model High School, Urdu Bazar with his elder brother Shuaib, in class 9. While his elder brother opted for sciences, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan opted for Humanities (Urdu, Arabic etc) with English as a compulsory subject. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan received extra lessons of Arabic from Shaykh Asim Al-Haddad, a student of Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan. Shaykh Asim Al-Haddad, a member of Jamate Islami became proficient in Arabic writing and translation by accompanying Mas’ood Alim Nadwi, the great Arabic scholar who was an ardent follower of Jamaat Islami. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan wrote: “Asim Al-Haddad with his profound ability to render Urdu articles to Arabic became a pioneer to introduce Maudoodi’s work to the Arab world. I am proud to have taken some lesson from him.”
In 1957 Shaykh Abdul Ghaffar Hasan resigned from Jamate Islami and joined the newly Madrasah set up by Shaykh Hakeem AbduRaheem Ashraf called “Jami’a Ta’leemat Islamia’” in Faisalabad (which was named Lyallpur at the time). Shaykh Hakeem AbdurRaheem Ashraf was a Ahl e Hadith scholar who was also part of Jamate Islami and he had also resigned from Jamate Islami with Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan learned from his father in “Jamia Ta’leemat Islamiya” during the evening and joined with his elder brother Shuaib the Govt. College, situated next to Jinnah Colony facing Dhobi Ghat. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan studied Humanities (English, Arabic and Economics) while his brother went for science subjects. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan studied in Govt. College Lyallpur for 1 year and afterwards as per his father’s wishes, he went for Islamic studies.
Afterwards Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan became as well teacher in Jami’ah Salafiyah Faisalabad. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan studied Tafsir, Hadith and Arabic poetry in “Jami’ah Salafiyah” and he also studied in “Dar Al-Quran wal Hadith”, a Madrasah established by Shaykh Abdullah Verowali.
With his studies in Jamiayah Salafiyah and “Dar Al-Quran wal Hadith”, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan passed the degrees of “Alim Arabi” in 1959 and “Fadil Arabi” in 1960 from Punjab University. These two degrees used to be the highest in Punjab Public Board of Education and Shaykh Suhaib Hasan finished first in these two exams.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan passed his F.A. in 1961 and B.A. in 1962.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan gained further proficiency in Arabic by visiting Salih Mahdi Al-Sammara’i, an energetic supporter of Ikhwan movement, who came from Iraq came to study at the famous agricultural College of Lyallpur.
Then Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan to promote Arabic established ‘Jamia Ihya Al-Lughat ul-Arabia (the society for the revival of the Arabic language) which had monthly sessions at this society at the Muslim City School premises where all the proceedings were held in Arabic. Among students of this society, we count Shaykh Basheer Sialkoti, an emerging star of Arabic knowledge and a student at Jami’a Taleemat Islamia.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan’s familiarity with Arabic, through these different channels, enabled him to deliver a welcome speech at Jamia, at the visit of the most famous scholar of India, Shaykh Abul Hasan Al-Nadwi. He visited Lyallpur because his Sheikh, Maulana Abdul Qadir Rayepuri had camped there for a few days.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan taught Arabic for some months in Rawalpindi and in 1961 he taught Arabic in Sahiwal in the Quran hostels of Dr Israr Ahmad. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan wrote: “In 1961 Dr. Israr Ahmed had established a Qur’an Hostel in Montgomery (now Sahiwal). The objective was to provide lodging facilities to young boys who used to receive their higher education in the local Govt. College. By staying there, they had to learn Arabic in the evening and attend Qur’an classes with Dr. Israr himself. By consultation with my father, I was chosen to be their teacher of Arabic while I would have the opportunity to prepare myself for the B.A. exam in English…
During my short stay in Montgomery, I joined the famous Islamic seminary, Jami’a Rashidiya which was situated somewhere across the railway station. It was run by Maulana Abdullah and his brother Habibullah. I used to attend in the morning two classes; one the lesson of Musayara Musamara in the knowledge of Kalam by Sheikh Abdullah and the other by Hafiz Siddiq who used to teach Nur al-Anwar in Usul-al-Fiqh. Thus, I could combine my Arabic studies, preparation for the exam and my duties as an Arabic teacher in the evening.”
Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan with his family also moved to Sahiwal to join Dr Israr’s venture for educating the youth in an Islamic manner.
In 1961, the Islamic University of Madeenah was established and this university was accepting students around the world. Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan asked Shaykh Dawood Ghaznawi, the president of Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith Pakistan, who was also in the advisory board of Madeenah University, to put Shaykh Suhaib Hasan among candidates and thus Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was selected in the first batch of 18 Pakistani students which started in 1962. This promotion was the second promotion of Madeenah students.
Students who came to Madinah in 1963, a year after Shaykh Suhaib Hasan include: Allamah Ihsan Elahi Zaheer, Hafiz Thanaullah Madni, Shaykh AbdusSalam Kaylani, Shaykh AndurRahman Madni, Shaykh Luqman Salafi, Shaykh AbdulHameed Rahmani.
His teachers in Pakistan:
1) His father Sheikh Abdul Ghaffar Hasan: He studied from him:
Tafsir: “Tafsir Al-Baidawi” & “Tafsir Jalalayn”
Hadith: Sahih Muslim, Sunan Tirmidhi, Sunan Al-Nasa’i, Sunan Abu Dawood, Sunan Ibn Majah, Riyad-ul-Salihin
Usul Hadith: “Nukhbat-ul-Fikar”, “Muqaddima Ibn al-Salah” (Al-Ba’ith Al-Hadith in Madinah later on)
Usul Tafsir: “Al-Fawz Al-Kabir”
Islamic Philosophy: “Hujjatullah Al-Balighah”, “Muqaddima Ibn Khaldun”, six parts. “Shazah Shuzoor al-Dhahab”.
Arabic Eloquence: “Al-Balaghat-ul-Wazihah”.
Arabic Prose: “Al-Qira’at-ul-al-Rashida”, 3 parts. “Al-Nazarat” by Al-Manfaluti
Arabic Poetry: “Diwan al-Hamasa”, “Al-Mu’allaqat al-Saba”, “Diwan al-Mutanabbi”
The History of Arabic Literature: “Tarikh al-Adab Al-Arabi”
Logic: A booklet on logic
Islamic history: “Tarikh al-Umam al-Islamia” by Al-Khuzari. “Tarikh al-Khulafa” by Al-Suyuti
2) Sheikh Abdullah Verowalvi:
Mu’atta Imam Malik
3) Sheikh Ghulam Ahmad Al-Hariri
Fiqh: “Bidayatul Mujtahid”
Arabic prose: “Maqamat al-Hariri”
Arabic poetry: “Diwan al-Mutanabi”
4) Sheikh Abdullah of Jami’a Rashidiya
Ilm al-Kalam: “Musayara with Musamara”
5) Sheikh Muhammad Siddiq
Usul Fiqh: “Nur-al-Anwar”
6) Sheikh Ghulamullah Khan
Tafsir: A speedy circle of Tafsir in Rawalpindi
7) Shaikh Asim Al-Haddad
Basic lessons in Arabic
His teachers in Madeenah University and from whom he benefitted in Masjid Nabawi
1) Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Azīz bin ‘Abdullah bin Bāz
2) Sheikh Muhammad Al-Amin Al-Shanqiti: Tafsir and Fiqh
3) Sheikh Muhammad Nasiruddin Al-Albani: Hadith
4) Hafiz Muhammad Gondalwi: Hadith
5) His father Sheikh ‘Abdul Ghaffar Hasan who became teacher in 1964 and replaced Shaykh Albani who had resigned. Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan had the honour to teach there continuously for sixteen years.
6) Sheikh ‘Abdul Muhsin Hamad Al-‘Abbad: Tawhid and Aqidah.
7) Sheikh ‘Abdul Qadir Shayba-tul-Hamd: Hadith (Bulugh Al-Maram) and comparative religion.
8) Sheikh Muhammad Al-Majzub: Arabic literature, prose and poetry
9) Sheikh ‘Abdul Ra’ūf Al-Lubadi: Arabic grammar and linguistics.
10) Sheikh Muhammad Mukhtar Al-Shanqiti: Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh in Masjid Nabawi
11) Sheikh Muhammad ‘Umar Falata: Hadith and Tawhid in Masjid Nabawi
12) Sheikh ‘Atiyya Muhammad Salim: Linguistics and the subject of Balagha (eloquence)
13) Sheikh Nuruddin ‘Itr of Syria
14) Sheikh Mahmud al-Tahhan: Usul Al-Hadith
15) Sheikh Muhammad Sulaiman Al-Ashqar: “Fath-ul-Qadhir” in Tafsir and Bidayat-ul-Mujtahid in Fiqh
16) Shaykh Muhammad Ibrahim Shaqrah: Fiqh
17) Sheikh Abu Bakr Al-Jazairi
18) Sheikh Hammad Al-Ansari
Also Shaykh Suhaib Hasan had opportunity to attend lectures of Scholars from around the world who gave speeches in Dar Al-Hadith and Madeenah University:
Shaykh Mustafa Sibai from Syria, head of magazine “Hadharah Al-Islam”
Sheikh Amjad al-Zahawi of Iraq
Sheikh Muhammad Mahmud Al-Sawwaf of Iraq
Sheikh Muhammad Al-Sabiq of Egypt
Sheikh Muhammad Abu Zuhra of Syria
Mufti Abdullah Al-Qalqili of Jordan
Sheikh Muhammad Al-Habib Bilkhoja of Tunisia
Shaykh Suhain Hasan’s teaching in Africa
In 1967, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan, a year after his graduation, was selected by Dar Al-Ifta Riyadh at the time headed by the Mufti Shaykh Muhammad Ibrahim Aal Shaykh, as advised by Shaykh Muhammad Nasir Aboodi, who was the registrar of Madeenah University, to be among 4 teachers sent by KSA to teach in Africa. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was sent to Nairobi Kenya, Shaykh Ibrahim Khalil was sent to Mombasa, Shaykh Sirajul Rahman Nadwi to Kampala and Shaykh AbdurRahman ibn Ubaydillah Mubarakpuri to Salisbury (Harare currently). This was the first batch of delegates to Africa.
In Nairobi Shaykh Suhaib Hasan taught in “Mungano Madrasa Riyada Islamia”, where he was appointed by Dar Al-Ifta. In 1968 a delegation of two people came from Dar-ul-Ifta. They were: Sheikh Muhammad bin Ibrahim Qa’ūd, the director for Da’wa abroad and Sheikh Abdullah- Mohsin Al-Turki, the head of the Shari’a college in Riyadh. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan accompanied them for Dawa in Uganda,
Rwanda and Burundi, Malawi and Rhodesia (present day Zimbabwe).
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan also received many scholars visiting Kenya on behalf of KSA such as Shaykh Muhammad Mahmoud Al-Sawwaf of Iraq. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan wrote: “A man of great knowledge, an eloquent speaker in Arabic, a member of Ikhwan movement in Iraq, being exiled during the tyrannical rule of Baath Party to Saudi Arabia.
I used to see him, with his Azhari attire and a red cap with a white surface on the top, sitting in the Haram of Makkah surrounded by his friends, students and well-wishers, during my university days in Saudi Arabia. It was a great honour for us to receive him in Pangani mosque one evening. His speech was emphatic, encouraging and emotional. I got the privilege to interpret what he said into English for the benefit of the audience. He was visiting Kenya on behalf of King Faisal. During his short stay, he helped the Muslims to establish a Union of Muslims of Kenya with Esa Kuria, a native Kenyan to be its first president.”
During his stay in Kenya, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan visited UK twice, first in summer 1973 when he met Professor Kursheed Ahmed from the Islamic Foundation Leicester and an active member of UKIM (UK Islamic mission).
In 1974 Shaykh Suhaib Hasan visited Egypt as he tried to register for PHd on Azhar University. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was invited to deliver a lecture in the Headquarters of Ansar-us-Sunnah on the subject of ‘Qadianiya’. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan after visited Tanzania
In 1975, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan organised a talk of Shaykh Yusuf Binnori who had come from Pakistan to Kenya for a conference on the Seal of Prophethood (Khatme Nubuwwat) but disturbance occured in the Masjid as extreme Sufis called Shaykh Suhaib Hasan and other scholars as Wahabis. After these disturbances, they reported Shaykh Suhaib Hasan to intelligence officers who interrogated the Shaykh in the next days. After this incident, Shaykh Shaykh Suhaib Hasan requested his teacher Shaykh ibn Baz in January 1976, who was in charge of the oversee teachers of KSA to be transferred to UK so he could do his Phd there as well as teaching. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan 19th July 1976 left Kenya after 9 years to Jeddah and then ten days later to London and he was thus among the first batch of students send to UK.
From the 2nd to 18th April 1976, while still in Kenya, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan attended an international conference in London funded by UEA, KSA and other Arab countries, in which the Shaykh Al-Azhar AbdulHaleem Mahmood, Murad Hofman, Muhammad Asad, Saeed Ramadan, Dr Muhammad Qutb, Professor Kursheed Ahmad, Dr Abdullah AbdulMuhsin Turki and other scholars from the world participated. Messages of Shaykh Mawdudi and Shaykh Abul Hasan Nadwi were read in this conference. Shaykh Abu Bakr Ghaznawi was also invited in this conference but he was hit by a car when crossing in London and Shaykh Suhaib Hasan visited him in hospital but Shaykh Ghaznawi passed away due to his injuries.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan’s services to the community in UK:
In July 1976, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan moved to London where he first established “Al-Quran Society” and later, with the help and co-operation of some other activists he was able to lay the foundation of the Islamic Sharia Council (1982), and then Masjid Al-Tawhid (1984).
Furthermore Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was one of the founding members of the international charity “Muslim Aid” in 1985.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan is a member of “The European Council for Fatwa & Research” since its inception in 1997 and also a member of the “Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America” (AMJA) since its appearance in 2003.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was also made member of the World Organisation of the Muslim Scholars which was established under the auspices’ of “Rabita ‘Alam Islami” (Muslim World League) of Makkah
In 1976, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan brought Shaykh Abd al-Aziz Al-Mutawwa’ to Birmingham and Shaykh Mutawwa, a rich businessman from Kuwait, donated 20 000£ to Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith UK to buy the place for Green Lane Masjid. The local community paid 4000£ and the building was thus purchased fro 24 000£.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was elected as president of Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith from 1992 to 1995. He has been writing in the magazine of the Jamiat “Sirat e Mustaqeem” and his Fatawa written in it have been published in the form of books. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan wrote a lot on the issue of Kashmir and other issues
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan taught on many TV channels such as Islam Channel, HudaTV and others where he taught Tafsir of the Quran and Sahih Al-Bukhari and other lessons. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was invited as well many times on Arab channels such as Al-Jazeerah to speak on the Kashmir issue.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan participated in many conferences in London, protesting at the killing of scholars in Bangladesh in recent years on false accusation that they committed crimes in support of Pakistan.
During the last 40 years, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan has been recommending a plethora of students to be admitted to Madeenah University.
His teaching in UK
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan taught many years in “London Open College”. With UK, he lectured in many countries including US and Fiji.
In 1976, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan started a corresponding course in English entitled “Study of the Quran” which has 20 parts. The first part of this course was the explanation of verses of Prophets from Adam to the Prophet (saw), the second part was related to Ahadith related to worship and the third part was related to Eman.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan did Urdu Tafsir of the Quran in a famous Masjid of East London up to 1990. This Tafsir reached Surah Al-Qasas and was unfortunately not recorded. Afterwards Shaykh Suhaib Hasan started again the Tafsir of the Quran in English in a local Masjid in 1992, and this weekly Dars was then moved to Masjid Tawheed Leyton in 1998. This Tafsir started in Haringey Whyteman Rd Mosque was completed in Masjid Tawhid and lasted in full 14 years.
Also Shaykh Suhaib HAsan completed Sahih Muslim in weekly lessons in 11 Years in Masjid Tawhid Leyton.
Moreover, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan delivered summarised lessons of the Quran in English after Salah Tarawih during Ramadhan in Masjid Tawhid. This summary has been completed fully in 4 years.
In 2004, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan started Tafsir on Islam Channel in English.
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan taught many classical books such as
a) “Al-Itqan fi Ulum Al-Quran” of Hafiz Suyuti in a weekly course in Masjid Tawhid Leyton.
b) “Al-Adab Al-Mufrad” of Imam Bukhari taught in 2 years in English
c) “Intikhab e Hadith” of his father Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan which was taught completely.
d) “Muwatta Imam Malik”: Some portions of the book have been completed.
e) “Al-Bahith Al-Hathith Ikhtisar Ulum Al-Hadith” of Hafiz ibn Kathir, taught in Masjid Tawhid Leyton.
f) “Al-Qawaid Al-Fiqhiya” of Shaykh AbdurRahman As-Sa’di.
g) “Al-Awasim min Al-Qawasim” of Shaykh Abu Bakr ibn Al-Arabi.
h) Shaykh Suhaib Hasan conducted many complete reading of Sunnan Abi Dawud to students in Ramadan.
i) Shaykh Suhaib Hasan has also been teaching “Bulugh Al-Maram” in Masjid Tawhid Leyton.
In recent years, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan conducted many courses recorded on video with Masjid Al-Ikhlas and Cambridge Islamic Centre and available for students:
a) “Imta al Uqool” of his teacher Shaykh AbdulQadir Shaybah Hamd, a book of “Usul Al-Fiqh”, explained in English in 45 videos of 45 min
b) “Muqaddimah ibn Salah”: The masterpiece of Imam ibn Salah on “Usul Al-Hadith”, explained in English in 34 Videos of approximately 1 h to 1h15.
c) “Sahih Al-Bukhari”: In English with notes from “Fath Al-Bari”, “Kitab Al-Ilm” and “Kitab Al-Eman” have been completed and “Kitab Al-Buyu” has been partially covered
d) “Al-Fawz Al-Kabir”: Shaykh Suhaib Hasan is completing this course in 2021 from January to June, the explanation in English of Shah Waliyullah’s masterpiece in “Usul At-Tafsir”
His Writings and translations:
1) Translation of “The Memoirs of Shaykh Hasan Al-Banna”: During his studies in “Jamia Taleemat Islamiya”, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan was instructed by his father to translate “The memoirs of Sheikh Hasan Al-Banna”, the founder of Ikhwan in Egypt to Urdu language. It was published in instalments under the name “The Diary of Hasan Ak-Bana” in the magazine “Al-Minber” of Shaykh Hakeem Ashraf but the manuscript of this translation was lost when Shaykh Hakeem Ashraf moved his office so it could not be published as a book.
2) Translation in Urdu the book “Tazkhirat-ul-Du’at” (An Admonition for the Preachers) of Al-Bahi Al-Kholi, a member of Ikhwan. This voluminous translation was also lost.
3) Translation in Arabic of the book “Socialism and Islam” of Shaykh Mas’ood Alam Nadawi into Arabic. The Arabic translation was entitled “Al-Ishtirakiyah wal Islam”. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan wrote about this book: “He (Shaykh Masood Alam) himself was a prolific writer In Arabic but he wrote this particular book in Urdu. Islamic socialism was a popular brand admired and preached by a number of Muslim rulers, topped by Jamal Abdul-Nasir of Egypt. It was quite appropriate to present the Arabic version of this book to the Arab readers.”
4) “Ma za Yajibu alal Muslimeen Tujah Al-Quran”: This is the name of the Arabic translation done by Shaykh Suhaib Hasan of Dr Israr Ahmed’s Urdu book “Muslmanon par Quran Majeed ke Huqooq”. This translation was published in many parts in the Arabic magazine “Al-Ba’th Al-Islami” of Nadwah Al-Ullama Luknow and then in the form of a book in Karachi.
5) Revision of Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s English translation of the Quran: In 1986-1987, Shaykh Suhaib Hasan spent 3 months in Riyadh in the company of Shaykh Mutawwali Darsh (former Imam of Islamic Cultural Centre London) upon the invitation of Daar Al-Ifta to revise the translation of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, and to correct whatever in it was against the creed of the Salaf. They removed or corrected 600 footnotes among 6311 footnotes, and this revised translation was then published by King Fahd Complex and distributed freely to pilgrims.
6) “The study of Al-Quran” (English): Correspondence course in 20 parts.
7) “A course book on Islam, vol1” (English, Al-Quran Society, 274p)
8) “An Introduction to the Science of Hadith” (English, Darussalam, 64p). The second Edition with a Supplement has been published by Al-Quran Society in 134 pages.
9) “An Introduction to the Quran” (English, Al-Quran Society, 27p)
10) “An Introduction to the Sunnah” (English, Al-Quran Society, 24p)
11) “The Journey of the Soul” (English, Al-Quran Society, 51p)
12) “Why do we Pray?” (English, Darussalam, 39p)
13) “The Muslim Creed” (English, Darussalam, 24p), translation of Aqida Tahawiyah.
14) “Faith in Predestination” (English, Darussalam, 16p)
15) “The Role of the Mosque in Islam” (English, Darussalam, 40p) which contains four epistles, one of Shaykh Suhaib Hasan and other by Dr Sayed M. Darsh, M Akram Khan and Yusuf Islam.
16) “Criticism of Hadith among Muslims with reference to Sunan Ibn Maja” (English, Ta Ha and Al Qurʼan Society, 254 pages)
17) “Raising children in Islam” (English, Al-Quran Society, 73 pages)
18) “Two Essays on Qadianism: “The Truth about Ahmadism” and “The Divine Verdict on Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani’s Challenge”, a compilation of two epistles of Shaykh Suhaib Hasan originally written in Urdu against Qadianism and translated in English by 2 of his students. (Al-Quran Society, 57 pages)
19) “The concept of the Mahdi among Ahl As-Sunnah” (English, Al-Quran Society, 294 pages). This was the Shaykh’s Phd which he obtained from Birmingham University.
20) “Al-Qadiyaniyah fil Mizan” (Arabic): This pamphlet in Urdu and English was published. It was also published in Arabic in series in the magazine “At-Taw’iyah Al-Islamiyah” Makkah.
21) “London se Gharnatah” (Urdu): His travel to Spain, published by Maktabah Qudusia Lahore.
22) “Ibn Batutah hua kare koi” (Urdu)
23) “Mirza Ghulam Qadiani ke Bare mein Khudai Faislah” (Urdu): This 26 pages epistle was published by Jamiat Ahl e Hadith London. It has been translated in English within the book “Two Essays on Qadianism” mentioned previously
24) “Ummat Muslimah ke Mawjudah Masail or un ka Hal Seerat Taybah ki Roshni mein” (Urdu) published by Jamiat Ahl e Hadith London
25) “Bibliographia li Kutub Al-Hadith wa Sunnah bi Lughah Englisiyah” (Arabic) published by “Nadwah Inayah Al-Mamlakah Al-Arabiyah As-Su’udiyah bi Sunnah Wa Seerah An-Nabawiyah”
26) “Shariat Islam, Ek Ta’aruf” (Urdu): published by Jamiat Ahl e Hadith London.
27) “Sulah Rahmi” (Urdu): published by Jamiat Ahl e Hadith London.
28) “Molana AbdulGhaffar Hasan, Hayat wa Khidamt” (Urdu): Written by Shaykh Suhaib Hasan and his younger brother Suhail Hasan on the biography of Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan. 597 pages published by Maktabah Islamiyah Lahore.
29) “Englistan Mein Islam” (Urdu): A book on the history of Islam in UK with the list of more than 300 Masajid visited by Shaykh Suhaib Hasan. A 196 pages book published by Da’wah Acaemy Islamic International University Islamabad
30) “Al-Barahin Al-Qati’ah fi rRad Al-Anwar As-Sati’ah”: This epistle was written by the great grand father of Shaykh Suhaib Hasan, Shaykh Muhammad AbdulJabbar Umarpuri, on the issue of Milad An-Nabi (saw) and published first in 1905. Shaykh Suhaib Hassan made the Urdu easier, translated the Persian and Arabic quotes. This revised edition was published by Dar Al-Hulm Lahore in 2009 in 78 pages.
31) “Fatawa Sirat e Mustaqeem” (Urdu): Compilation of Fatawa and essays written by Shaykh Suhaib Hasan in the magazine “Sirat e Mustaqeem”. The first volume has been published by Maktabah Islamiyah Lahore in 424 pages. The second volume is being composed for printing by Nomani Kutub Khana Lahore.
32) “Azmat e Hadith” (Urdu): This large book of Shaykh AbdulGhaffar Hasan on the authority of the Sunnah has recently been published by Maktabah Salafiyah Lahore with additions of 3 more epistles, one of Shaykh AbdulJabbar Umarpuri, one of Shaykh AbdusSattar Hasan and one of Shaykh Suhaib Hasan on the same topic. This book has 488 pages total.
33) Translation from Arabic to Urdu of the book “Ad-Dhawabit Al-Fihqhiyah fi Ta’amul ma’al Mukhalifeen fil Masail Al-Asliyah wal Far’iyah” of Dr Sa’d ibn Ali Ash-Shahrani, secretary general of Al-Hayah Al-Alamiyah li Ullama Muslimin (The international organization for Muslim Scholars) Makkah which is part of the Muslim World League. The name of the Urdu translation is “Asli or Far’i Masail mein Mukhalifin ke sath barthao karne le Fiqhi Dhabite”
34) “The Many Shades of Shirk” by FadlurRahman Kalim Kashmiri, translated by his daughter Khola Hasan, supervised by Dr Suhaib Hasan (Darussalam, 64p)
35) “My Advice to Every Shi’a”: This book of his teacher Shaykh Abu Bakr Al-Jazai’ri was translated by Shaykh Suhaib Hasan in English and was published by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Dawah and Guidance. This book is being prepared to be published again in English alongside another epistle of Shaykh Suhaib Hasan which is being translated in English from Urdu. The Urdu unpublished epistle is entitled “Tahqiq Riwayaat bi Jawab Tabadalah Khayalat” (“Verification of the narrations” in reply to “Exchange of views”)
36) Urdu translation of almost half of the Tafsir “Milak At-Ta’wil” of Imam Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Ibrahim Al-Gharnati in 20 parts publish over 5 years in the magazine “Hikmat Al-Quran” Lahore. This Tafsir is in 2 volumes, it is a Tafsir of selected verses of the Quran which repeat themselves with slight differences and Imam Abu Ja’far Al-Gharnati explains the wisdom behind the change of words and why such wording has been used in such Surah instead of another. Shaykh Suhaib Hasan almost completed the translation in Urdu of the first volume of this Tafsir
Unpublished books and essays or under process of writing:
1) “My Memoirs”: Shaykh Suhaib Hasan is currently writing his memoirs. 18 parts have been completed up to now, covering from his time in Pakistan, Madinah and Kenya and these parts are available on his website www.drsuhaibhasan.co.uk and should when completed also be pulished in the form of a book insha Allah.
2) “Tahqiq Riwayaat bi Jawab Tabadalah Khayalat”: Refutation of the epistle entitled “Tabadalah Khayalat”, authored by Sayid Raza Husayn Shah in which he brought weak narration on the virtues of Ali ibn Abi Talib (rad). The English translation of it is currently being done.
3) “The Correct Way of Divorce in Islam”: This English book written by the Shaykh deals with Divorce, the ruling of triple divorce in one sitting, the ruling of Khul’. The last portion of the book is being composed currently.
4) “A Correction of the Misunderstandings found in Non-Arabic sources upon the Movement of Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab”: A paper presented at the 24 Islamic Dawah Conference of Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith UK. The 19 pages paper is available on the Shaykh’s website.
5) The Right way in the matter of Ittibba’ and Taqlid: Paper submitted in AMJA conference in the US in 2018. This epistle is present on the website.
6) “Principles of understanding the Quran”: Paper submitted at
IIFWP Summit of Muslim Leaders, London, 4-5 August 2002. It is available on the website.
7) “How to call others to Islam”: presented in 2002 at the Islamic Dawah Conference of Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith UK
With these Shaykh Suhaib Hasan authored many papers in international conferences in Arabic, we count among these:
1) “Tanshit Muhimat Al-Masjid fil Gharb” (Rabitah Alam Islami, Makkah, 36 pages)
2) “Juhud Al-Mamlakah Al-Arabiyah As-Su’udiyah fi Da’m Al-Masajid wal Muasasat Al-Islamiyah fil Mamlakah Al-Mutahhadah” (21 pages)
3) “Wajib Al-Aqalaiyah fi Tabligh Risalah Al-Islam” (Seminar in Edenborough, 28 pages)
4) “Al-Hamalat Al-Mughridah li Wasail Al-I’lam wal Mafahim Al-Khatiah anil Islam lada Al-Gharb” (Lahore, 13 pages)
5) “Al-Jamiyat wal Muasasat wal Marakiz Al-Islamiyah fi Khidmah Ad-Da’wah wa Ta’lim” (Budapest, 18 pages)
Shaykh Suhaib Hasan also introduced many works. He translated the following 3 books of Umm-ul-Qura Publications:
1) “40 Ahl e Hadith Scholars of the Indian Subcontinent” (English) of Shaykh Abdur Rasheed Iraqee, translated in English.
2) “Ila Sunnan fil Mizan” (Arabic) of Shaykh Irshad Al-Haqq Al-Athari
3) “Maqalat wa Fatawa” (Urdu) of Shaykh Isma’eel Salafi, with the verification of Hafiz Shahid Mahmood.
Sources: “My Memoirs” of Shaykh Suhaib Hasan, “Dabistan e Hadith” and “Bare Sagheer le Ahl e Hadith Khudam e Quran” of Shaykh Ishaq Bhatti and others