Prominent Islamic Scholar Maulana Yusuf Islahi Passes Away

Today is a day of extreme sadness and loss for the Muslim Ummah. The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) sadly announces the passing away of Maulana Yusuf Islahi from this world today. 
“To Allah we belong and to Him shall we return”
We ask Allah to forgive him, have immense mercy upon him and to grant him Jannatul Firdaus. May Allah bless him with the company of the righteous, martyrs and the Prophets. May Allah accept all of his good deeds and make his lifelong work towards the Deen of Allah SWT a Sadaqah Jaariyah for him. 
Maulana Yusuf Islahi was a man of wisdom who paved the path to Jannah for hundreds and thousands across the globe.
‏إنّا لله وإنّا إليه راجعون
He was born on 9th July, 1932 in the Khyber Region in Atock, Pakistan. Early in his life, his parents sent him to Bareily, India to study the Islamic Sciences. He was educated in Islamic Studies initially from Mazaherul `Uloom, Saharanpur District and completed his Higher studies and Fazeelat from Madarsatul-Islah, Sarai Mir. During this time, he also memorized the Qur’an and also learnt Tajweed.
Maulana Yusuf spent four years under the guidance of Maulana Akhtar Ahsan Islahi and received Sanad Fazilat with distinction. He authored and published more than 60 books on various aspects of Islam. Among them are notable works, such as: 
Aadab e Zindagi (Etiquettes of Life in Islam), Asan Fiqh (Everyday Fiqh), Quraani Taleemat, Tafhimul Hadith, Guldasta-e-Hadith, Islami Muashrah, Husne Muashrat, Dai -e-Azam, Roshan Sitare and others. Many of his books are translated and published in English, Hindi and other languages. He became a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind at the age of 25 years and served the organization in various key posts. He was a member of the Markazi Majlis Shura (Central Advisory Committee) for the last five terms. 
Maulana Islahi visited the US on a regular basis to give lectures and advance the Da`wah work in this part of the world. He was a notable speaker and an integral part of ICNA’s National Conventions. The entire Ummah alongside the membership of ICNA has lost a leader, mentor, murrabi and a visionary scholar. An uncountable number of Muslims and Islamic Centers across the world benefited from his knowledge and experience. 
Maulana Islahi was a very humble man, and a scholar with a very comprehensive understanding of the Qur’an and Hadith. We all pray to Allah SWT to reward him with the best place in Jannah, give Sabr to his family and his followers and guide us to continue the work which Maulana Islahi dedicated his noble life to.
Mohsin Ansari
Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA)

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