Islahi is a popular writer, known for his writings on Islam, throughout
the world. He is also a very powerful orator and the audio and video
recordings of his speeches are as popular around the globe as his
He received his primary education
in Bareilly. He memorized Qru'an Majeed and also learnt Tajweed,
After passing high school, his father Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Abdul
Qadeem khan sent him to Madrasa Mazahirul Uloom, Saharanpur, Later
he joined Madarsatul Islah, sarai Mir, Azamgarh, He spent four years
under the guidance of Maulana Akhtar Ahsan Islahi, He received Sanad
Fazilat with distinction.
He has been editing the popular magazine
“Zikra Jadeed” for the last 35 years. He has authored
and published more than 60 books on various aspects of Islm. Among
them : Adabe Zindagi (Etiquettes of Life in Islam) , Asan Fiqh (Everyday
Fiqh), Quraani Taleemat, Sura-e-Yaseen, Sura-e-Saff, 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 has entrusted with various key posts.
He is a member of Markazi Majlis Shura (Central Advisory Committee)
for the last five terms.
He is also guiding many educational
and welfare institutions. He is the Nazim (President) of Jameatus
Salehat, Rampur, a unigue and very well known institution for higher
Arabic and Islamic education for girls. Markazi Darsgahe Islami,
Rampur is also running under his guidance for the last few years.
Several other educational and welfare institutions also seek advice
and guidance from him.
He spends a few months every year
in the United States of America for the cause of Da’wah. A
large number of Muslims and Islamic Centres benefit from his knowledge
and experience which he shares through his speeches and advice.