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In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful

In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful Al-Jamiatul Ashrafia Mubarakpur, Azamgarh, (U.P.), India Phoneinfo@aljamiatulashrafia.org AN INTRODUCTION Hafiz-e-Millat came to Mubarakpur on 29th of Shawwal 1352/ 14th of January 1934 and was appointed the principal of the Madarsa. At the time the Madarsa was situated at Purani Basti (where Hazrat Aziz-e-Millat lives these days.) Instructions were given only in the reading of Qur'an, pimary religious texts, Persian language and Mathematics. There were no students from outside Mubarakpur. The annual budget of the Madarsa was 2757rupees, 14 annas and 9 pies. He emerged as the harbinger of a new enthusiasm in the Madarsa and created a unique Islamic atmosphere in the town. The Madarsa became famous far and wide for its quality education and it drew many students from outside Mubarakpur and soon the Madarsa was packed to its capacity. At the time of Hafiz-e-Millat's arrival, those in the opposition got panicky with these developments and they intensified their activities. Hafiz-e-Millat accepted these challenges and got ready for constructive thoughts and deeds. Now he delivered speeches to put counter challenge to the opponents and devoted all his energy to make the Madarsa thrive and flourish and Hafiz-e-Millat's efforts on those fronts were crowned with success. " id="pdf-obj-0-4" src="pdf-obj-0-4.jpg">

Al-Jamiatul Ashrafia

Mubarakpur, Azamgarh, (U.P.), India Phone : +91 05462250092 Fax : +91 05462 250149 Mobile: 09335968693 Email : info@aljamiatulashrafia.org

AN INTRODUCTION

Hafiz-e-Millat came to Mubarakpur on 29th of Shawwal 1352/ 14th of January 1934 and was appointed the principal of the Madarsa. At the time the Madarsa was situated at Purani Basti (where Hazrat Aziz-e-Millat lives these days.) Instructions were given only in the reading of Qur'an, pimary religious texts, Persian language and Mathematics. There were no students from outside Mubarakpur. The annual budget of the Madarsa was 2757rupees, 14 annas and 9 pies. He emerged as the harbinger of a new enthusiasm in the Madarsa and created a unique Islamic atmosphere in the town. The Madarsa became famous far and wide for its quality education and it drew many students from outside Mubarakpur and soon the Madarsa was packed to its capacity.

At the time of Hafiz-e-Millat's arrival, those in the opposition got panicky with these developments and they intensified their activities. Hafiz-e-Millat accepted these challenges and got ready for constructive thoughts and deeds. Now he delivered speeches to put counter challenge to the opponents and devoted all his energy to make the Madarsa thrive and flourish and Hafiz-e-Millat's efforts on those fronts were crowned with success.

This process of replies and counter replies continued for four months. Hafiz-e-Millat's speeches exposed the weakness of the opponents who were extremely defamed. He gave the slogan-Unity is life and dissension is death-to the people of Mubarakpur and won over their hearts.

Some elderly and well intentioned Muslims of Mubarakpur established a madarsa called Misbahul Uloom in 1317 (A.H.) / 1899 (A.D.) next to the Mosque of Rani Deena Baba in a thatched house on the western side. The Madarsa was aimed to impart the education of the Holy Qur'an and the primary religious texts. This institution was run with the assistance and contributions of the people in spite of their bad economic condition.

Those were the days when there was no discrimination between the Sunnis and the Deobandis. Except for some Shi'ites the entire Muslim population comprised the Sunnis.

The early teachers of the madarsa were Maulana Mohammad Siddique Ghusavi, Maulana Noor Mohammad Mahmood. Unfortunately maulvi mahmood, who belonged to Pura Ma'roof, a village in the district of Azamgarh, was from the Deoband school and he did not keep his inclinations secrets. Two students and the managers of the Madarsa and some others came under his influence. The difference rose with the emergence of the Deobandi School of thought, when heated debate started on whether Allah can tell a lie or not. Some students under the impact of Maulvi Mahmood believed that it was possible while the Sunnis believed that Allah can not tell a lie. This controversy grew in magnitude and affected the Madarsa, rather adversely. The Deobandis started their own Madarsa,called Ehya-ul-Uloom while the ambitious Muslims retained the name of Misbahul Uloom and continued their madarsa as such. They shifted it to the Mosque at Gola Bazar in 1326 (A.H.) 1908 (A.D.)

According to the wishes of Maulana Mohammad Umar Lateefi , a desciple of Hazrat Shah Abdul lateef Chisti, a sufi descendant of Bahadur Shah Zafar and several other disciples of Shakhul Mashaikh Hazrat Syed Shah Ali Hussain Ashrafi Kichhauchhavi, (d. 1355/1936) Madarsa Misbahul Uloom got two more prefixes and came to be known as "Madarsa Lateefia Ashrafia Misbahul Uloom". It worked on a limited scale along with traditional line. Then the Madarsa kept on shifting from place to place and it finally established itself in 1341 (A.H.) /1922 (A.D.)in Purani Basti. This madarsa is generally known as Purana Madarsa. Then, for unknown reason the prefix "Lateefia" was omitted and the madarsa came to be known as "Madarsa Ashrafia Misbahul Uloom."

Madarsa Misbahul Uloom could not progressed as desired after the death of its sincere teacher Maulana Mohammad Siddique Ghusavi (a cousin of Hazrat Sadras Shariah Maulana Amjad Ali Azmi) due to the frequent entry and exit of many other teacher s during those days.

Maulvi Shukrullah Mubarakpuri, after having graduated from Darul Uloom, Deoband came to Mubarakpur in 1336 (A.H.) and started working for the propagation of his school of thought. The followers of this school separated their Friday prayers in an another mosque, on their own, in 1337 (A.H.), while these people said their Friday prayers and

Eid prayers in Jama Masjid, Raja Mubarak Shah. With the continuous and consistent efforts of Maulvi Shukrullah, the Sunnis started feeling rather intensively the need for a high statured Sunni scholar who may take over, pose a counter challenge to the opponents and take Madarsa Ashrafia Misbahul Uloom on the way to progress. The people of Mubarakpur invited Sadrus Shariah Hazrat Maulana Amjad Ali Azmi (d. 1367 / 194A) and Muhaddith-e-Azam Hazrat Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashrafi Kichhauchhavi (d.

  • 1381 / 1960) and both the scholars in their own wisdom, according to the wishes of the

people of the mubarakpur and the needs of the time selected a pious and qualified teacher. The teacher was Hafiz Abdul Aziz Moradabadi who is known as Ustazul Ulema Jalalatul Ilm Hafiz-e-Millat Allama Shah Abdul Aziz Moradabadi for his wide spread valuable religious and academic services and he came to be known as a bright star in the page of History.

Just at the heated discourses and debates held during Moharram 1353 H. to Rabiul Akhir

  • 1353 H. came to a close, the members as well-wishers of Ashrafia started a new

constructive front under the leadership of Hafiz-e-Millat. A meeting was held in Jama Masjid Raza Mubarak Shah and on Friday the project for constructing buildings for Ashrafia was started and a move for raising fund began. In spite of their economic poverty, the sunni muslims of Mubarakpur spent out whatever they had on their hand. The work of collecting the contribution went on for two months. About the dedication and enthusiasm of Mubarakpur for collecting the contributions some office bearers of Ashrafia write in the annual report :

"The people of Mubarakpur spent out their rupees, sold their cattle, live stock, pots and pans, cloth, jewelleries to raise the fund of Ashrafia. The Muslims of Mubarakpur dedicated every type of valuables to raise the fund for Ashrafia. The Muslim women of Mubarakpur gave their jewelleries- there most favorite and dear valuables. What a real and genuine religious fervour! For the construction of the first storey the women gave out approximately 50 kilograms of jewelleries save gold jewelleries, to Ashrafia. (Rudad- Darul Uloom Ashrafia, P3, 1356 A.H.)

For the construction of the new building of Darul Uloom Ashrafia, Hafiz-e-Millat and the Sunni Muslims of Mubarakpur took a plot of land from Sheikh Mohammad Ansari (d.

  • 1388 / 1968) at Gola bazaar, Mubarakpur. In 1935 people decided to lay the foundation

stone. The foundation stone laying ceremony was attended by Sheikhul Mashaiekh

Hazrat Ashrafi Mian Kichhauchhavi, Hazrat Sadrus Shariah Azmi, Hazrat Muhaddithe- Azam Hind and other distinguished Ulema.

After the Friday prayer Hazrat Hafiz-e-Millat and the distinguished Ulema laid down the foundation stone and prayed for its development. Its foundation year came to be "Bagh-e- Firdaus" when computed according to the numbers as in chronogram. Its name was proposed to be Darul Uloom Ahl-e-Sunnat Madarsa Ashrafia Misbahul Uloom and later it became famous as Darul Uloom Ashrafia.

It took a decade to construct its two storeyed building. The classes were held in the same building for about forty years. Afterwards, this two storeyed building has been constructed in its place on 8th of Jamadi Akhir 1421 A.H./ 8th of September 2000 A.D.

BUILDINGS

Several buildings of Al-Jamiatul ashrafia Outside the Mubarakpur Town are stretched over 40 acres of land. Their referential sketch is given below.

Central Building of Al-Jamiatul Ashrafia:

This magnificent two storeyed Building has 31 rooms in all. In it there are 28 rooms of the size of 30x20 , two big hall of size of 40x30 and a Darul Hadith of the size of 42x42 square feet. The dome of the Darul Hadith is about 107 feet high.

Allama Abdul Rauf Darul Hifz Wal Tajweed:

There are 28 rooms in this building. Out of them 20 rooms are of the size of 20x15 while remaining 8 rooms are of the size of 25x20. This building too is two storeyed.

Azizi Hostel:

It is a two story building. There are 120 large and small rooms in it.

Barkati Hostel:

This is also a two story building wherein there are 22 large and small rooms.

Ahsaul Ulema Dining Hall:

There are two big hall of the size of 30x30. Besides them, there are 8 rooms for other relevant necessities.

Teachers Colony:

This is a two story building. There are 20 flats. Each flat has three rooms and a kitchen as is well equipped with other facilities.

Azizul Masjid:

This is a grand mosque. The area inside it is about 80x117 while the whole mosque is stretched over 53145 square feet. It is one of the greatest mosques of India.

Hafiz-e-Millat Institute of Information Technology:

In this building there are two big halls, an office and a room. This building is well- equipped with other facilities.

Darul Shifa:

There is a building named, Darul Shifa near the main gate . It has 3 rooms and is well- equipped with other facilities including a water tank.

Power Tank:

It has 3 rooms. Wherein there are four Generators. The first generator is of 62 k.v., the second one is of 43 k.v., the third one is of 15 k.v. and the fourth one is of 5 k.v.

Water Tanks:

To maintain adequate water supply in Al-Jamiatul Ashrafia there is a very large water tank with the capacity of 250000 liters. Besides it, each building has a small water tank with the capacity of 1000 or 2000 liters.

Tube Wells:

There are 4 tube wells in the campus of the Jamia which fulfill the need of a large tank. There is a large pool too.

The Rauzah:

The holy shrine of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat is situated in the campus of Jamia.

Plot:

There is a plot stretched over 6500 square feet in the east of the Jamia across the road.

Imam Ahmad Raza Library:

The building, stretched over 13000 square feet, is under construction.

Mufti Mohammad Shareeful Haque Darul Ifta:

It is stretched over 2000 square feet and is under construction.

Sadrus Shariah Darul Qadha:

The

building

is

stretched

over

2000

square

feet

and

is

under

construction.

The above stated buildings are out side the town where Al-Jamiatul Ashrafia with its all

departments is mentioned below.

situated. The buildings and plots, which

are

 

within

the

town, are

Bagh-e-Firdaus (Darul Uloom Ahl-e-Sunnat Madarsa Ashrafia Misbahul Uloom):

It is five storeyed building which is stretched over 730000 square feet. There are 90 shops in the basement and the ground floor. In the three upper storeys there are the office of Ashrafia Monthly, class rooms for the nursery school, class room for Hifzul Quran and a large hall for congregational prayers.

In the east of Bagh-e-Firdaus there is a market extending over 3500 square feet. This is a two storeyed building wherein there are 13 shops and 3 large hall.

In the east, the plot adjacent to the Bagh-e-Firdaus, is about 300 square feet wherein the construction of class rooms for the primary school will start very soon .

Ashrafia

Market: This

is

a

two

storeyed

building wherein

there are

58

shops.

In the north of Ashrafia Market, there is a two storeyed building wherein there are 8 shops.

In front of Ashrafia Market there is a two storeyed building stretched over 300 square feet in the west. There are 4 shops in it.

The two storeyed building, in which the Nomani dawakhana is situated, has 20 rooms.

In the east of Ashrafia Market there is two storeyed building wherein there are 3 small shops and 2 big shops.

There is at market a Mohalla Purani Basti. There are three shops and a large room.

There is a market at Mohalla Katra wherein there are 18 shops.

At Mohalla Pura Khawaja there are four class rooms of the size of 20x25 for the Nursery classes, a courtyard and a verandah.

At Mohalla Nawadah there is a building having two shops.

At Mohalla Nawadah road there is a small plot.

There is a plot stretched over 1000 square feet at Mohalla Pura Dulhan wherein there is a big hall.

At Mohalla Pura Dulhan there is a plot of about 500 square feet.

The two storeyed building of Ashrafia Junior High School is situated at Mohalla Pura Khizr over a vast area of land. In the outer section of the building there are two shops.

There is a two storeyed building in the place of the old Madarsa Lateefia Ashrafia Misbahul Uloom, Aziz-e-Millat Maulana Abdul Hafiz, the Sarbrah-e-Ala and the head of Al Jamiatul Ashrafia, resides there. In the outer parts of the buildings there lives some students also.

There is an old-fashioned building near the Raza Mubarak Shah Jama Masjid in which two teachers of the Ashrafia reside.

There is a splendid two storeyed building of Raja Mubarak Jama Masjid at Mohalla Purani Basti. It is the largest mosque of the town.

At Mohalla Pura Rani there is a two storeyed building of Ashrafia Girls Primary School wherein there are 16 big halls.

At Mohalla Katra, there is a large building of Ashrafia Girls School wherein there are 14 big halls. This building is stretched over approximately twenty five thousand square feet.

In the south of Ashrafia Girls School there is a plot of about 11250 square feet.

In the west of Ashrafia Girls High School there is a big plot stretched over 23000 square feet.

At Mohalla Katra road , there is a godown of about 3000 square feet, which is used to collect the skins of sacrificial animal slaughtered on the occasion of Eid-ul Azha.

There is a big plot in the north of Mubarakpur Government Hospital.

There is a plot at Mohalla Pura Rani. Besides them there are some other plots also.

A few buildings of Ashrafia are in other cities also. At Mohalla Takiya in the Azamgarh city, there is a two storeyed building wherein there is a Nursery School and a Madarsa for Hifz classes and Primary classes of Darse Nizami.

There is a four storeyed building of Jamia Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia at Zakir Nagar, New Delhi, where the students learn modern Arabic and English languages and do their specialization course in Dawah and Islamic Studies. There is special arrangement for the students of Hafiz-o-Quirah also. The members of the Jamia are doing their best to complete the construction of the fifth floor.

There is a plot near Raza Masjid street # 18 , Zakir Nagar , New Delhi-25

Offices for Public Relations:

The office is situated in Sunni Badi Masjid Ghrup Dev , Mumbai. Besides them, there are several branches of Ashrafia through out the country which render their educational and missionary services under the patronage of Aziz-e-Millat Allama Shah Abdul Hafiz Sahab, The chief and head of Ashrafia.

EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

If we look

at the educational system of Jamia Ashrafia, we will be able to know its

peculiar characteristics.

By the grace of Allah , here Primacy is given to quality rather than quantity . The head, general manager , principal , and all teachers of Ashrafia are doing their best to lead the Madarsa to progress . The managing committee and the academic council always keep an eye on the system , review the good and bad aspects and try to remove the bad ones so that the Madarsa may lead towards a perfect educational standard . Since August 1 , 2001 A.D. Hazrat Allama Mohammad Ahmad Misbhai is principal and all the educational departments perform their concerned jobs under his headship and supervision .

Only those teachers are appointed who are highly qualified for their concerned departments and jobs so that they may be able to their duties sincerely in better way.

It is compulsory to complete the prescribed course. Instruction on the whole text book of grammar is essential so that the student will be able to pursue their studies in the next class without any difficulty. If a student does not get through the examination, he will have to sit in the same class in the next academic session . If any fails twice in the same class, he is expelled from the Jamia.

SYLLABUS

Jamia Ashrafia aims at preparing such students who will be able to preach the true version of Islam, lead the Muslims to the right path and to take active part in serving the nation and the country as well. Therefore, all these things have been given due consideration in its Academic Programme. The detailed syllabus has been published several times a referential sketch of the same syllabus is given here.

At present, there is a fifteen years syllabus, Nursery (one Year), Primary (Five Years), Secondary (Five Years), Alimiyat (two Years), Fazilat (Two Years). Then there is a two years course for specialization in any if these Subjects: , Arabic Literature, Islamic Jurisprudence, Philosophy and Logic or Islamic Studies Besides the optional subject a student is required to write a thesis on a selected topic, approved by the Jamia, to get his

certificate in this course.

The following subjects and disciplines are included in the primary classes (1) The Holy Quran (2) Theology (3) Ethics (4) Sociology (5) Urdu Language (6) Hindi Language (7) Science (8) Mathematics (9) Geography (10) Urdu Grammar (11) Basic English (12) General Knowledge

The Following

Subjects

are

included

in

the

classes

(1) Persian Grammar (2) Persian Literature (3) Persian Composition (4) Urdu Literature (5)Scholasticim (6) Islamic Fiqh (7)Sirat (the biography of the Holy Prophet (8) Hadith (9) Principles of Islamic fiqh (10) Arabic Morphology (11) Arabic Grammar (12) Rhetoric

(13) Metrics and Prosody (14)Arabic Literature(15) Arabic composition (16) Logic (17) Philosophy (18) History (19) Science (20) Mathematics (21) English Literature (22) English Composition (23) General Knowledge (24) Tajweed- Arabic Phonetics (25) Computer

The following subjects and disciplines are included in the classes of Alimiyat and Fazilat :

(1) Dars-e-quran (2) Tafsir-exegesis of the Quran (3) Hadith (4) Principles of Hadith (5) Fiqh (6) Principle of Fiqh (7) Inheritance of Law (8) Belief and Scholasticism (9) Arabic Rhetoric (10) History of Islam (11) Arabic Literature and Composition (12) English Literature and Composition (13) Logic (14) Philosophy (15) Munazara-Polemics (16) Political Science (17) Art of Teaching and Training (19) History of Islamic Fiqh (20) Secret Nature of Arabic Language (21) Arabic Phonetics (22) Computer

Among the above mentioned subjects there are some subjects which are included in every class such as Arabic and English Literature, there are some subjects in which instructions on only one or two books are given to the students such as Metrics And Prosody , Inheritance Law , Philosophy and other while there are some subjects in which instructions on various books are given to the students such as Tafseer, Hadith , Fiqh and others .

The brief sketch of the syllabus will help us understand that due attention has been given to religious education

There is a separate department in Jamia Ashrafia for teacher training course. In this course admission is given to the laborious and able graduate of Ashrafia who perform their teaching responsibilities under the supervision of expert teachers of Ashrafia. They are awarded a handsome amount of stipend also.

DEPARTMENTS

The Jamia has many specialist departments. Please go to the website for full information.

PHOTO GALLERY:

Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library

Front sight of Educational Building

Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library

Front sight of Central Building

Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library

Back Side of Central Building

Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library

Library Building

Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library
Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library

Central building

Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library

Central Building

Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library

Imam Ahmad Raza Library

Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library

Darul Hifz -wa- Tajweed

Front sight of Educational Building Front sight of Central Building Back Side of Central Building Library
Inner side of Library Inner side of Library Book section of library Book section of library

Inner side of Library

Inner side of Library Inner side of Library Book section of library Book section of library

Inner side of Library

Inner side of Library Inner side of Library Book section of library Book section of library

Book section of library

Inner side of Library Inner side of Library Book section of library Book section of library

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Book section of library Book section of library Ground floor of Library Mufti Shariful HaqueDarul Ifta

Book section of library

Book section of library Book section of library Ground floor of Library Mufti Shariful HaqueDarul Ifta

Book section of library

Book section of library Book section of library Ground floor of Library Mufti Shariful HaqueDarul Ifta

Ground floor of Library

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Mufti Shariful HaqueDarul Ifta

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Main Gate of Darul Ifta

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Azizul Masjid (under construction)

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Azizul Masjid (under construction)

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Azizul Masjid (under construction)

Azizul Masjid (under construction) Azizul Masjid (under construction) HIIT Computer Lab

Azizul Masjid (under construction)

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Azizul Masjid (under construction)

Azizul Masjid (under construction) Azizul Masjid (under construction) HIIT Computer Lab

HIIT

Azizul Masjid (under construction) Azizul Masjid (under construction) HIIT Computer Lab

Computer Lab

Dining Hall Darut-Tajweed Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque

Dining Hall

Dining Hall Darut-Tajweed Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque

Darut-Tajweed

Dining Hall Darut-Tajweed Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque

Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque

Dining Hall Darut-Tajweed Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque

Raja Mubarak Shah Mosque

Madarsa Ashrafia Barkati Hostal Ashrafia High School Ashrafia Girls High School

Madarsa Ashrafia

Madarsa Ashrafia Barkati Hostal Ashrafia High School Ashrafia Girls High School

Barkati Hostal

Madarsa Ashrafia Barkati Hostal Ashrafia High School Ashrafia Girls High School

Ashrafia High School

Madarsa Ashrafia Barkati Hostal Ashrafia High School Ashrafia Girls High School

Ashrafia Girls High School

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