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LOOK WHO’S TALKING AT OUR AGM

 
No.119
October 2017 : Safar 1439
 
 

SANHA AGM

BIO DATA OF OUR ESTEEMED GUEST SPEAKER

Hadhrat Shaykh Mawlānā hails from the village of Kāvī in the district of Bharuch, Gujarat, India. He was born on the 7th April 1953 in a humble setting and surrounded by simplicity.

EDUCATION

He enrolled as a young lad at Jāmi’ah Islāmiyya in Dhabel, where he studied for a consecutive 13 years. He also memorized the Glorious Quraan at the tender age of 14, under the tutelage of Hāfidh AHmad Gorā Saheb (may Allah’s mercy be upon him). He was blessed by the Almighty with an amazing memory, hence he never took down any notes from his teachers in class, yet excelled his peers in exams, thus attaining distinction and first position for the entire duration of his studies.

Upon his graduation, one of his teachers remarked, this exemplary student has the distinct ability to teach "Hidāyah" as of today. That is certainly no mean feat.

TEACHERS

Amongst his senior asātidhah (teachers and professors) are Hadhrat Mawlānā MuHammed Ayūb Ᾱzamī (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) who was the Shaykhul Hadith at that time and the direct disciple of the intellectual and spiritual giant, Allāmah Anwar Shah Khasmīrī (may Allah’s mercy be upon him). His other teachers include; Mufti AHmed Khanpūrī (may Allah preserve him), Mawlānā Rashīd AHmed Kayāt Saheb (may Allah’s mercy be upon him), Mawlānā Abrār AHmed Dulyāwī (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) and Mawlānā Ebrahim Patnī Saheb (may Allah’s mercy be upon him).

POST-GRADUATION AND TEACHING CAREER

After graduating from Jāmi’ah Islāmiyya in Dhabel in 1976, he was rightfully appointed as a teacher at the very same institute by his teachers. During his service for 15 years at the renowned seminary as an Ustādh (teacher), he was now invited to travel to South Africa as there was a need for a competent, seasoned teacher at Dārul Uloom Zakariyya. He arrived in July 1990 and continues to selflessly serve the institution in the capacity of a senior lecturer. He teaches a host of kitābs (text books and manuals), ranging from Jalālayn Sharīf, to Muslim Sharīf, Hidāyah, and many other books.

His lessons are known to be riveting, practical, in-depth and captivating. His students and disciples are spread out in different continents of the world. Amongst his many distinguished students are, Mufti ‘Abdul Qayyum Saheb (deputy Mufti of Dhabel), Mufti Ebrahim Desai (founder of askimaam.org), Qārī Rashid Ahmed Dhabelia (teacher of Hadith at Darul Uloom Zakariyya), and Mawlānā Sulaiman Moola (renowned international orator).

PERSONALITY

Mawlānā Sulaiman Choksi Saheb is known for his devoutness, taqwa (piety), simplicity, humbleness and knowledge.

FAMILY

Almighty Allah has blessed Mawlānā Saheb with five children, all of whom are ‘Ulama and Ᾱalimāt (religious scholars).

CONCLUSION

Hadhrat Mawlānā Saheb is a known icon for the Islamic sciences. He continues to benefit countless people on a micro and macro level. He also travels to various parts of the world conducting programmes and inspiring the masses with his knowledge and wisdom. May Allah preserve the Shaykh and allow us all to maximise benefit from his knowledge and mentorship.

 
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