Deoband (Uttar Pradesh): Maulana Mohammad Salim Qasmi, noted Theologian and Islamic Scholar, who was Chief Rector of Darul Uloom Waqf ever since its foundation, died today afternoon in Deoband. He was 92.
He was ailing since last few months and was under medical observation in a local hospital. He was shifted to his home in Deoband a couple of days back where he was kept on life support. His funeral will be held in Deoband today on Saturday after Eisha prayers, family sources said.
Born on January 08, 1926, Maulana Mohammad Salim Qasmi was the son of Qari Mohammad Tayyab and grandson of Maulana Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad, Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband and great grandson of Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanotvi, the founder of Darul Uloom Deoband.
Maulana Salim Qasmi was the Chief Rector of Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband, Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, president of advisory board of Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur, President of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and is permanent member of Fiqh Council of Al-Azhar, Cairo (Egypt) till his death.
Maulana Mohammad Salim Qasmi became Rector of Darul Uloom Waqf in 1982 when Darul Uloom Deoband split into two.
A renowned speaker and known all across due to his oratory skills, Maulana Salim also authored a number of books including Mabaadi al Tarbiyat al Islami (Arabic), JaizaTarjama Quran Karim, Taajdar e Arze Haram kaPaigham, Mardaan e Ghaazi, Ek Azeem Tarikhi Khidmat and Safar Nama Burma.
Maulana Mohammad Salim Qasmi has left behind him a great legacy including his children who are doing remarkable service in various fields. Besides his son Mohammad Badr Alam Qasmi who is running a charitable trust and running a number of medical facilities, hi daughter Uzma Nahid has formed a network of more than 3000 women. Using this network, Uzma Nahid is working since last 30 years for the empowerment of women, especially to develop entrepreneurship among them.
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