UK Islahi Tour 2018
19/06/18 Hazrat Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri SB DB delivered a short talk at Quwwatul Islam, Preston
Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri حفظه الله was born on the 27th of Shawwal 1365 AH (or 24th of September 1946 CE) in the village Khanpur, Dist. Baroch, Gujrat, India. After completing his elementary Islamic and essential secular studies, he took admission in the Darul Uloom Ashrafiyah of Randeer, from which he graduated in the year 1386 AH (1966 CE) with first class honours.
Thereafter he travelled to the world renowned Darul Uloom Deoband to further his studies. He enrolled in the faculty of ‘Takmilul Funoon’ and after completing its program, in the faculty of ‘Specialty in Islamic Jurisprudence’. There he was trained in issuing fatwa (Islamic legal verdicts) under the late grand mufti of India, Faqeehul Ummah, Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (May Allah have mercy on him).
During this time, along with academic development, our respected teacher also advanced in his spiritual development by adhering to the company and absorbing the emanations of Faqeehul Ummah Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi and the late Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyah Kandhalvi (May Allah have mercy on them).
A half century ago, in the year 1388 AH, the respected Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri حفظه الله officially started to teach in the world famous seminary, Jamea Islamia Taleemudeen Dabhel, Gujrat. He has been teaching Hadith for over four decades and Sahih Bukhari specifically for over 32 years. He was appointed as the chief mufti at the said university in the year 1406 AH. Along with quenching the academic thirst of hundreds of students, Mufti sahib حفظه الله has also been the spiritual mentor for thousands of seekers, scholars, students and laymen included.
May Allah preserve him, keep him healthy and allow us to continually benefit from his knowledge, wisdom and company.