Shabbir Ahmad Usmani

Shabbir Ahmad Usmani

region = Islamic scholar
era = Modern era
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name = Shabbir Ahmad Usmani
birth = 1885 CEreflist
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death = 1949 CE [ What Reliable Ulema say about the people of the books? Allama Shabbir Ahmed Usmani ] ]
school_tradition =
main_interests = Tafsir, Hadith, Shariah

Teacher = Sheykh-ul-Hind Mahmood Al-Hasan
influenced =

notable_ideas = 'Objective Resolutions' as basis for constitution of Pakistan

Shaykh-ul-Islam Allamah Shabbir Ahmad Usmani (1885 -1949CE) ( _ar. شبير أحمد عثماني) was an eminent Sunni Islamic scholar, who made tremendous efforts after the creation of Pakistan in 1947, to provide the nation with a true Islamic system of governance. He was a great Theologian, Writer, Orator, Politician and a Saint, beside being an expert in tafsir and hadith. He was a student and Khalifa of Sheikh-ul-Hind Mahmud al-hasan.


Born on 7th Muharram l3O4 A.H.(1885 A.D.) in Bijnour,Uttar pradesh (INDIA), he graduated from the Darul Uloom of Deoband. At Deoband he came under the tutelage of his expert teacher, Shaykh-ul Hind Mehmood al-Hasan(RA). After graduating he himself became the head teacher of Madressah Fathehpuri in Delhi for two years and then continued as Head Teacher of Darul-Uloom at Dabel, Surat (India) for 12 years. Later, he returned to Deoband where he spent 18 years teaching Hadith. He ultimately became Head of the Institution, the Darul Uloom of Deoband. [1]


One of the famous works of Usmani, is the tafsir of the Holy Qur'aan, called 'Tafsir-e-Usmani', which has the urdu tranlsation of his master Shaykh-ul-Hind Mahmud al-hasan. The tafsir is still famous worldwide.

Usmani, as the pioneer of freedom

During the Balkan War he took a leading part in collecting money for the Hilal-e-Ahmar (Red Crescent) Fund.He was the Founder President of Jamiat-ul- Ulama-e-Islam {1946), which most effectively counteracted the anti-Pakistan Movement propaganda and activities led by pro-Congress Jamiat-ul-Ulama-e-Hind. [ For his political role in freedom movement, check this]

Great Service for the newborn Pakistan, the 'Objective Resolution'

After Independence he became a Member of the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan and remained so till his death in March 1949. He left his indelible mark in the history of Pakistan when he spearheaded the 'Objectives Resolution' passed by the Constituent Assembly in March 1949 and participated in the preparation of the first draft of the constitution of Pakistan

Association with Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The inauguration of the National flag of Pakistan and Constituent Assembly was done by him, on the wish of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah RA. He also led the funeral prayers of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, as per his request.

He died at Baghdad-ul-Jadid, Bahawalpur State on December 13, 1949 and was buried at Karachi. Punjab University, Lahore conferred upon him posthumous degree of Doctorate of Laws.


*Fath al-Mulhim]

ee also

*List of Islamic scholars


External links

* [ Islamic Pakistan ] at
* [ Tafseer-e-Usmani] [

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