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Amin Ahsan Islahi

Amin Ahsan Islahi (1904-1997) was one of the leading scholars of the Indian sub-continent. He graduated from the Madrasa al Islah, Azamgarh, India, an enlightened institution established by Mawlana Shibli Nu'mani. He was greatly influenced and inspired by an eminent mufassir, Mawlna Hamiduddin Farahi. Together they established a methodology of understanding the Qur’ān by giving primacy to its nazm (coherence and order) and the logical arrangement of verses and surahs. His magnum opus is the 9-volume commentary in Urdu entitled Tadabbur-e-Qur'an. Some of his important works are Da'wat-e-Din awr us ka Tariqah-i-Kar (The Call to Islam and How to Invite Others to Islam, Tazkiyah-e-Nass (Self-development and Purification of the Soul), Mabadi Tadabbur-e-Qur'an (Principles of Pondering Over the Qur’ān) and Islamic State series pamphlets. His eloquent speeches and writings has inspired generations of young Muslims. He also had studied the Hadith in depth. His lectures on Sahih al-Bukhari and Muwwatta' Imam Malik are collected and are being published by Idârah Tadabbur-e-Qur’ān wa Hadith, Lahore which he established.

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