Darul Uloom Deoband

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Darul Uloom Deoband
دارالعلوم دیوبند
Darul Uloom Deoband.jpg
TypeIslamic university
Established31 May 1866 (155 years ago) (1866-05-31)
FoundersMuhammad Qasim Nanautavi, Sayyid Muhammad Abid and others.
RectorAbul Qasim Nomani
Location, ,
NicknameDarul Uloom
Websitewww.darululoom-deoband.com
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Darul Uloom Deoband is an Islamic university in India. It is the birth place of Sunni Deobandi Islamic movement. It is located in Deoband, a town in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. It was founded in 1866 by Muhammad Qasim Nanautavi.

History[change | change source]

Darul Uloom Deoband was established on 31 May 1866 by Muhammad Qasim Nanotawi and other scholars in his circle. The founders include Sayyid Muhammad Abid, Mehtab Ali and Nehal Ahmad (brother-in-law of Muhammad Qasim Nanautavi).[1] Mahmud Deobandi was appointed as the first teacher, and Mahmud Hasan Deobandi was the first student who enrolled in the seminary.[2]

It played an important role in the Indian independence movement. It opposed the Two-state solution proposed by All-India Muslim League.

Vice-Chancellors[change | change source]

  1. Sayyid Muhammad Abid (1866 - 1867)[3]
  2. Rafiuddin Deobandi (1867 - 1868)[3]
  3. Sayyid Muhammad Abid (1869 - 1871)[3]
  4. Rafiuddin Deobandi (1872 - 1889[3]
  5. Sayyid Muhammad Abid (1890 - 1892[3]
  6. Fazl Haq (1893 - 1894)[3]
  7. Muneer Ahmad Nanautawi (1894 - 1895)[3]
  8. Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad (1895 - 1930)[4]
  9. Habibur Rahman Usmani (1928 - 1929)[3]
  10. Muhammad Tayyib Qasmi (1928 - 1980)[5][6]
  11. Marghubur Rahman Bijnori (1982 - 2010
  12. Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi (10 January 2011 - 24 July 2011)[7]
  13. Abul Qasim Nomani Banarsi (2011 - present)[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Syed Muhammad Miyan Deobandi, Ulama-e-Haqq Aur Unke Mujahidana Karname, Vol 1, Page 22-23
  2. Metcalf, Barbara (1978). "The Madrasa at Deoband: A Model for Religious Education in Modern India". Modern Asian Studies. 12 (1): 111–134. doi:10.1017/S0026749X00008179. JSTOR 311825.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Syed Mehboob Rizwi. "Arbab-e-Ehtemam". History of The Dar al-Ulum Deoband (Volume 2) (PDF). Translated by Prof. Murtaz Husain F. Quraishi (1981 ed.). Idara-e-Ehtemam, Dar al-Ulum Deoband. pp. 164–178. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. Ernst, Carl W.; Martin, Richard C. (27 November 2012). Rethinking Islamic Studies: From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism. ISBN 9781611172317. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  5. Mufti Taqi Usmani. "Qari Muhammad Tayyab". Nuqoosh-e-Raftgaan (in Urdu) (April 2007 ed.). Karachi: Maktabatul Maarif. pp. 193–194.
  6. Nur Alam Khalil Amini. Pas-e-Marg-e-Zindah (PDF). Archive.org (in Urdu). Idara Ilm-o-Adab, Deoband. pp. 108–172.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ghosh, Abantika (24 July 2011). "Vastanvi axed as Darul V-C for praising Modi". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 8 September 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 29°41′32″N 77°40′39″E / 29.69222°N 77.67750°E / 29.69222; 77.67750