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Mualana Ehtisham-ul-Haq Thanvi

T he Hazrat  Khateeb-e-Pakistan Maulana Ehtishamul Haq Thanvi belongs to the honourable and prominent Siddiqui family of Kerana , district Muzaffarnage (U.P.). This members of this family were famous due to their family traditions, honesty and for the social service. This family was the literate family. These members has received the religious education as well as achieved the worldly education. Therefore some members has adopted the government employment and has been accepted the posts, but commonly their source of income was cultivation, their goal of life was to improve of education amongst the Muslims and serve the humanity by way of  medical science (tibb). The father of Maulana Thanvi (RA), the Honourable Maulana Zahoorul Haq Thanvi was posses a special discrimination in his family. He was a great religious scholar and God fearing saint.


Maulana Zahoorul Haq was married three times in his life.
First marriage has been solemnize with Ummul Wahab, the sister of Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, from the said wedlock Almighty Allah has blesses with four sons and one daughter. The name of first and elder son was Afzalul Haq and the name of second son was Azizul Haq. The third son was Maulana Ehtishamul Haq Thanvi. Fourth son was Athimadul Haq Thanvi.

Almighty Allah has showered the blessings upon Hazrat Maulana Ehtishamul Haq Thanvi, that he got the religious wife and sincere and loving wife, who was the cordial satisfaction and the coolness of the eyes of Maulana. The name of Maulana’s wife was Syeda Hussna Khatoon, and she belonged  to  the descendents and off spring of the grandson of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the Elder Brother (Hazrat Imam Hassan R.A), who was the good female according to her character and conduct. She was a dare woman  who helps the poor and needy person. Her maternal belonged to the Farooqui Family of Thana Bhawan. She was the Daughter of Syed Muhammad Hassan and Granddaughter of Akbar Ali Thanvi. Akbar Ali Thanvi was the real brother of Hazrat Hakeemul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi. The marriage ceremony of Hazrat Maulana has been solemnized in 1940.

 

Almighty Allah has blesses the Hazrat Maulana Ehtishamul Haq Thanvi with eights sons and five daughters, all descendents have received the religious education and training. Many sons are authentic religious scholar , Hafiz and Qari. Every one has received the blesses and gifts according to his spirit and courage. Maulana Ehtiramul Haq Thanvi has received the specific share for the services of Islamic nation from the political taste of his father and Maulana Tanveerul Haq Thanvi is the successor of Hazrat Maulana Ehtishamul Thanvi in the services of religion. Other sons has selected different sectors according to their wishes. All the descendents are proud upon the great personality of their father and no one has perform such deed, which cause to insult the unpolluted character of their father. The Name of the sons of the Hazrat Maulana Ehtishamul Haq Thanvi are given below :-

  1. Maulana Ehtiramul Haq Thanvi, till date Head Darul Uloom Al-Islamia Ashrafabad, Tando Allahyar
  2. Dr. Aatashmaul Haq Thanvi, resident of Leads United Kingdom. Mr. Intizamul Haq Thanvi resident of Riydah, Saudi Arabia
  3. Qari Intizarul Haq Thanvi
  4. Nizamul Haq Thanvi resident of Sydney Australia
  5. Shanul Haq Thanvi
  6. Maulana Tanveerul Haq Thanvi, Khateeb Centeral Jam-e-Masjid Jacob Line, Founder and Head of Jamia Ehtishamia Karachi.
  7. Hafiz Qari Safeerul Haq Thanvi.


Hazrat Maulana Ehtiramul Thanvi and Hazrat Maulana Tanveerul Haq Thanvi are the true successors of the Khateeb-e-Pakistan. Hazrat Maulana Tanveerul Haq Thanvi is the Khateeb and Pesh Imam of Central Jam-e-Masjid Thanvi Jacob line , Founder  and the Head of Jamia Ehtishamia,  Jacob line and the controller of Madrasa Ashrafia and the Chief Editr of Haq Naway-e- Ehtisham, because at present Maulana Tanveerul Haq Thanvi on disclosing the way of description of the  uloom and thought of his father.

My name is Ehtishamul Haq Thanvi and I am the inhabitant of the famous towun Thana Bawan of Muzzafarnagar UP. My paternal Town Kerana situated at District Muzzafarnagar and the maternal Town Thana Bawan in District Muzzafarnagar.  After the completion of my education I have adopted resident at my maternal town and left the paternal town , because only my self have selected the sector of religious education in my paternal relatives, remaining persons and friends have achieved the high rank in the police department as well as maintained cultivation, but the atmosphere of my maternal was generally religious due to the Hazrat Hakeem-ul-Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi and maternal relatives was very much exciting toward religious education. The material of my willing was more available at my maternal town as compare with my paternal town and my marriage has been solemnized in my maternal due to this reason residence has been adopted in Thana Bawan Town. I belongs to a prominent, respectable and literate family of the town. I am the only descendent who receive the religious education out of five descendents. My other brothers has passed M.A and B.A. I have hifz the holy Quran Atawa, Faethpuri (where other brothers of my father Maulana Zahoorul Haq were settled due to their education) and then completed the education of Persian at the famous Arabi Madrasa of Merath, and after completion the education of Persian have received the  Basic Arabic Education from the  Madrasa Mazahar-e-Uloom of Saharanpur and for the completion of got admission in 1930 at the most famous religious institution Darul Uloom Deoband of India. 1937 got the certification of Uloom Matdalwa and in the same year pass the examination of Maulvi Fazil from Punjab University. I have not participated in the local politics of the institution during the era of my education and never took interest in domestic politics.

In 1947 when the division of sub-continent has came nearer and decided to proceed to Karachi then friend has insisted me that I also proceed to Pakistan and it was very difficult for me to decide at once, so I planed that after two months I have to proceed for the performance of Hajj and Karachi port has also been declared, so it was decided that upon the insistence of the friends I go to Karachi and after the stay of 2 months will proceed to Hajj-e-Bait Ullah and will finally decided after returning to India. So I left my children at 50 Ranjeet Road New Delhi and took a special train on 7th August reached at Karachi on about 9th August and it was the last train which arrived safely. 4 days were left in Pakistan’s Independence. I have stayed at House No.2 Bath Island Karachi  about one month, with my preaching friend Haji Syed Ullah Director Post & Telegraphs, Sindh.

During this course of time the atmosphere of India and Pakistan has been tensed. And due to the killing the shifting of population has been decided. My children have arrived  Karachi by air with the children of my brother after leaving their all assets and properties and decided to make Karachi our home town. On 9th August, Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani has arrived Karachi via Lahore, he came Karachi for the purpose to attend the assembly, but the circumstance don’t allow him to go back. Initially Maulana resided in a house near Patel Park and thereafter he resides in a small house beside the mosque of Jacob line. Luckily Maulana has also been shifted in the house of Electrical Engineer at Jacob Line.          

The brief biographic sketch of the Deceased Maulana.

  • Born on 1915
  • Palace of Birth : Kerana District Muzzafarnagar
  • Name : Ehtishamul Haq
  • Pen-name : Shakir
  • Father’s Name : Maulana Zahoor Ul Haq Siddiqi (Brother in law of Hakeemul Ummat Hazrat Thanvi
  • Caste : Syedina Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.AA)
  • Home Town: Kerana Thana Bhawan
  • Hifz Quran-e-Hakeem : Atawa
  • Persian Education: Madrasa Arabia Merath
  • Basic Arabi : Madrasa Mazahar Uloom Saharanpur
  • Dars-e-Nizami : Great Religious Institution Darul Uloom Deoband
  • Dastarbandi : Darul Uloom Deoband 1937
  • Molvi Fazil : Punjab University 1937
  • Start of Khitabat Jama Mosque Central Secretariat New Delhi
  • Nikkah 1940 ( Solemnized by Hakeemul Ummat Hazrat Thanvi 16 Establishment of Majlis Daawatul Haq (Purely Preaching Mission)
  • Migration Pakistan on 7th August, 1947
  • Religious and nationwide Services 33 years
  • Date of death : 11-04-1980 (24 Jamadul Awwal 1400 H)
  • Place of Death : Madras (India)
  • Buried at : Besdie Jama Mosque Thanvi Jacob Line Karachi.