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Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a world-renowned scholar of Indian origin who has resided in England for the last 30 years. He is recipient of the ‘Allāmah Iqbāl prize for contribution to Islamic thought and is the Principal and Co-Founder of Al-Salam Institute.

Dr Nadwi received advanced in-depth training in the traditional Islamic disciplines at Nadwat al-‘Ulamā’ (Lucknow, India) followed by a PhD in Arabic Literature from Lucknow University. Thereafter he was sent to England as ‘Allāmah Sayyid Abul Ḥasan ‘Alī Nadwī’s representative, becoming a Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Over the course of two decades he conducted research on the topics of Hadith and Sufi orders in India amongst other scholarly topics. He has published widely in Urdu, Persian, Arabic, and English. His publications include translations, such as his work on Shah Wali Allah; editions of Arabic texts, such as a renowned critical edition of Usūl al-Shāshī in Ḥanafī jurisprudence; and original monographs on Islamic law, Hadith sciences, and figures such as Abū Ḥanīfah and Sayyid Abul Ḥasan ‘Alī Nadwī. As co-founder of Al-Salam Institute, he continues to teach both short courses and Advanced Level modules on the Islamic Scholarship Programme.

He is also author of Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam, a monumental 43-volume biographical dictionary which charts some of the significant contributions made by female Hadith scholars over the past 1400 years.

Publications

Dr Nadwi has published widely in Urdu, Persian, Arabic and English, including translations (like his work on Shah Wali Allah), editions of Arabic texts (such as a renowned critical edition of Usul al-Shashi in Hanafi jurisprudence), and original monographs (on Islamic law, women hadith narrators and such figures as Abu Hanifa and Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi).

English:
1. Madrasah Life: A Student’s Day at Nadwat al-‘Ulamā’ (Turath Publishing London, 2007)
2. Al-Fiqh Al-Islāmī According to the Hanafi Madhab Rites of Purification, Prayers and Funerals Vol 1 (Angelwing Media London, 2007, 2012)
3. Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam (Interface Publications Oxford 2007, 2013) ISBN 9780955454547
4. The Garden of The Ḥadīth Scholars: Bustān al-Muḥaddithin – Translated and edited by Mohammad Akram Nadwi from Persian to Arabic (Turath Publishing London 2007, 2018)
5. Abū Ḥanīfah His Life, Legal Method & Legacy (Kube Publishing Ltd Leicester, Interface Publications Ltd Oxford, 2010)
6. Al-Fiqh Al-Islāmī According to the Hanafi Madhab Rites of Zakah, Fasting and Hajj Vol 2 (Angelwing Media London, 2012)
7. Shaykh ‘Abū al-Ḥasan ‘Alī Nadwī: His Life & Works (Nadwi Foundation West Yorkshire, 2013)
8. Ibn Ḥazm on the Lawfulness of Women Attending Prayers in the Mosque (Interface Publications Ltd Oxford, Cambridge Islamic College Cambridge 2015, 2018)
9. Al-Muḥaddithāt women scholars of hadith (Ibn Haldun University Press Istanbul, 2019)
10. Journey to Andalus – Translated and edited by Dr. Abu Zayd. (Angelwing Media London, 2019)
11. Lessons Learned: Treasures from Nadwah’s Sages (Quran Literacy Press Somerset, 2019)
12. Remembering Beautiful Days In Jerusalem (Al Buruj Press London, 2020)
13. Foundation To Ḥadīth Science: A Primer on Understanding & Studying Hadith – Translated and edited by Dr. Abu Zayd. (Quran Literacy Press New Jersey 2021, Al-Salam Institute Press 2021)

Urdu:
1. ‘Iraq aur Sa‘ūdī ‘Arab (Muslim Intellectual Forum Lucknow, 1990)
2. ‘Iraq aur Īrān (Muslim Intellectual Forum Lucknow, 1990)
3. ‘Iraq ki jāriḣiyyat aur tawsī‘ pasandi (Muslim Intellectual Forum Lucknow, 1990)
4. Armughāne farang peghām briṭāniya ke musalmāno ke nām (Allamah Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi Academy London, 2004)
5. Armughāne ḥajj ḥadīth ke ek tālibe ‘ilm ka safarnāmah (Anjuman khuddam al-Islam Lahore, 2004)
6. Nadwe ka ek din (Majlis Nashriyyat Islam Karachi, 2006, Dar al-Rashid Lucknow, 2007, reprint 2012)
7. Safarnāmah Hind (Dar al-Rashid Lucknow, 2018)
8. Maghribī UP ka ek yādgār safar (Dar al-Buhuth wa al-Nashr Saharanpur, 2018)
9. Armughāne ḥajj ḥadith ke ek tālibe ilm ka safarnāmah (Maktaba Ahsan Lucknow, 2018)
10. Fikr Yunus (Dar al-Buhuth wa al-Nashr Saharanpur, 2019)
11. Ek haftah Hindustān mein (Maktabah Ihsan Lucknow, 2019)
12. Maqāme ṣaḥāba ishkālāt wa jawābāt (Dar al-Rashid Lucknow, 2021)
13. Dhikr nadwah (Mahad Imam Hasan ul Banna Bhatkal, 2022)
14. Muḥaddithāt ‘ilm ḥādīth ke irtiqā’ me khawātīn ki khidmat (Hidayat publishers and distributors New Delhi, 2022)
15. Umm al-mu’minīn ḥaḍrat ‘aishah ṣiddīqa raḍiya allah ‘anha ki ‘umr biwaqt rukhṣati (Majlis tahqiqat wa nashriyat islam Lucknow, 2022)

Arabic:
1. Al-tarbiyatu wa al-mujtama‘ – Translated and edited by Mohammad Akram Nadwi. (Al-dar al-shamiyyah Beirut, Dar al-Qalam Damascus 1991)
2. Shaykh al-islām ibn taymiyyah wa ta’thīrhi fī āsiya al-janūbiyah – Translated and edited by Mohammad Akram Nadwi. (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford, 1992)
3. Nafaḥāt al-hind wa al-yaman bi’asānīd al-shaykh abī al-ḥasan (Maktabat al-imam al-shafi‘i Riyadh,1998)
4. Uṣūl al-shāshī mukhtaṣar fī uṣūl al-fiqh al-islāmi – Edited and annotated by Mohammad Akram Nadwi. (Nadwat al-‘ulama Lucknow, 1998, Dar al-gharb al-islami Beirut, 2000)
5. Al-sayyid sulaymān al-nadwī amīru ‘ulamā al-hind fī ‘asrihi wa shaykh al-nadwiyyīn (Dar al-Qalam Damascus, 2001)
6. Shiblī al-nu‘mānī ‘allāmat al-hind al-adīb wa al-mu’arrikh al-nāqid al-arīb (Dar al-Qalam Damascus, 2001)
7. Kifāyat al-rāwī ‘an al-‘allāmat al-shaykh Yusuf al-Qardāwī (Dar al-Qalam Damascus, 2001)
8. Bughyat al-matābi‘ li asānīd al-‘allāmat al-sharīf muḥammad al-rabi‘ (Dar al-Qalam Damascus, 2001)
9. Bustān al-muḥaddithīn – Translated and edited by Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Dar al-gharb al-islami Beirut, 2002, Dar al-kutub Peshawar nd)
10. Al-’iqd al-lujayni fi asānīd al-shaykh Salmān al-Ḥusaynī (Dar al-gharb al-Islami, 2004. Dar al-sunnah al-Hind, nd)
11. Mabadi’ al-naḥw (Dar al-tarbiyah, 2006. Maktabat Ihsan Lucknow, nd. Al-Salam Institute Press London, 2019)
12. Mabadi’ al-taṣrīf (Dar al-tarbiyah, 2006. Maktabat Ihsan Lucknow, 2019. Al-Salam Institute Press London, 2019)
13. Abu al-ḥasan al-nadwī al-‘ālim al-murabbi wa al-dā‘iyat al-ḥakīm (Dar al-Qalam Damascus, 2006)
14. Ayyāmun fī bilād al-shām (Dar al-tarbiyah Damascus, 2007)
15. Mabadi’ fī ‘Ilm uṣūl al-fiqh (Dar al-tarbiyah, 2007. Al-maktabat al-nadwiyyah Lucknow, 2018. Al-Salam Institute Press London, 2019)
16. Mabadi’ fī uṣūl al-ḥadīth wa al-isnād (Dar al-tarbiyah, 2007. Al-Salam Institute Press London, 2019. Maktabat Ihsan Lucknow, nd)
17. Mabadi’ fī ‘Ilm uṣūl al-tafsīr (Dar al-tarbiyah, 2007. Al-Salam Institute Press London, 2019)
18. Riḥlat shiblī al-nu‘mānī ila al-qusṭanṭīniyyah wa bayrūt wa al-quds wa al-qāhirah – Translated and edited by Mohammad Akram Nadwi. (Dar al-Qalam Damascus, 2011)
19. Ayyāmun zāhiratun fī miṣr wa al-qāhirah (Dar al-Qalam Damascus 2011)
20. Al-shaykh al-muḥaddithu ‘abd al-haqq al-dahlawiyyu ḥayātuhu wa āthāruh – Translated by Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Dar al-Qalam Damascus, 2013)
21. Al-farāid fī ‘awālī al-asānīdi wa ghawālī al-fawāid (Thabatu al-shaykh yūnus jaunfūrī) (Dar al-bashair al-islamiyyah Beirut, 2015)
22. Tārīkhu ard al-qur’ān – Translated and edited by Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Dar al-Qalam Damascus, 2016)
23. Al-Dhikr al-jamīl li’ayyāmin fī al-quds wa al-khalīl (Dar al-bashair al-islamiyyah Beirut, Markaz al-warraq Kuwait 2018)
24. Man ‘allamanī? (Dar al-Rashid Lucknow, 2018)
25. Riḥlat al-andalus (Dar al muqtabas Damascus, 2018)
26. Juz’un fīh al-aḥādīth al-‘awālī al-thumāniyyāt wa al-tusā‘iyyāt (Dar al-bashair al-islamiyyah Beirut, 2018)
27. Riḥlatu Amrīkā (Wizarat al-awqafi wa al-shu’un al-Islamiyyah, 2019)
28. Man ‘allamanī (Maktabat al-manhal al-safi, 2019)
29. Mabadi’ al-manṭiq (Al-Salam Institute Press London, 2019)
30. Mabadi’ al-balāghah (Al-Salam Institute Press London, 2019)
31. Al-‘allāmat al-sharīf muḥammad wāḑiḥ rashīd al-ḥasanī al-nadwī ḥayātuhu wa fikruhu wa a‘maluhu (Maktabat salma al-thaqafiyyah Tetouan, 2019)
32. Al-imām ibn taymiyyah al-ḥarrānī mujaddidan liqarnih – Translated and edited by Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Dar al-bashair al-islamiyyah Beirut, 2019)
33. Al-iḥkām lilmujma‘ ‘alayhi min aḥādīth al-iḥkām (Dar al-samman Istanbul, 2019)
34. Al-kanz al-farīd fi tarjamat al-‘allāmat muḥammad mutī‘al-ḥāfiẓ wa a‘malihi wa mā lahu min al-ittiṣālāti wa al-asānīd (Dar al-bashair al-islamiyyah Beirut, 2019)
35. Al-Tahrīr al-sadīd limā li al-shaykh muḥammad ma‘sūd al-‘azīzī al-nadwī min ittiṣālāt wa asānīd (Markaz ihya al-fikr al-islami Saharanpur, 2020)
36. Al-durr al-farīd fī ikhtiṣār ‘awālī al-asānīd (Markaz ihya al-fikr al-islami Saharanpur, 2020)
37. Qurrat al-‘ayn fī ḥajj al-bayti wa ziyārat al-ḥaramayn (Al-firdaws Alexandria, 2021)
38. Tamhīd fī ‘ilm al-ḥadīth (Dar al-samman Istanbul, 2021)
39. Al-wafā’u bi asmā al-nisāi mawsu‘atu tarājimi a‘lām al-nisāi fi al-hadīth al-nabawiyy al-sharīf 43 vols (Dar al-minhaj Jeddah, 2021)
40. Ḥikmat al-ṣalāt majmū‘at al-ifādāt ‘an al-ṣalāt li al-imām ‘abd al-ḥamīd al-farāhī (Dar Ammar, Amman, 2021) Compiled and annotated by Mohammad Akram Nadwi
41. Madkhal rāi‘ ila ṣaḥīḥ al-bukhārī wa mā fīhi min asrāri wa ṣanāi‘ (Dar Ammar, Amman, 2021. Al-Salam Institute Press London, 2021)
42. Riḥlat turkiyā (Dar al-asalah Istanbul, 2021)
43. Naẓarāt īmāniyya majmū‘at maqālāt tata‘allaq bi uṣūl al-dīn mustanidat ila al-fiṭrat wa al-‘aql wa al-waḥyi (Dar al-muqtabas Beirut, 2022)
44. Imlāu al-khāṭir majmū‘at maqālāt mutafarriqa nushirat fī mawāqi‘ al-tawāsul al-ijtimā‘I (Dar al-muqtabas Beirut, 2022)
45. Riḥlat al-‘umrah riḥlat sanat 1441h, wa riḥlat sanat 1443h (Dar al-muqtabas Beirut, 2022)
46. Tārīkh nadwat al-‘ulamā’ 2 vols. (Dar al-bashaer Beirut, 2022)

Translation Work:
1. Risalah-i Danishmandi (‘Basic Principles of Learning and Teaching’): An Arabic translation of a brief treatise in Persian by Shah Waliullah, published in Al-Bath al-Islami, Nadwat al-Ulama, Lucknow, November 1981.
2. Significance of Al-Muwatta among other collections of Hadith: An Arabic translation of the preface of ‘Musaffa’ written by Shah Waliullah in Persian, published in Al-Bath al-Islami, Nadwat al-Ulama, Lucknow, April-June 1982.
3. A Survey of Books on the Various Disciplines of Hadith Studies, and Biographies of their Authors: An Arabic translation from the Persian work (bustan al-muhaddithin) written by Shah Abd al-Aziz, published in Al-Bath al-Islami, Lucknow, January 1985-August 1986.
4. Al-tarbiyat wa-l-mujtama: An Arabic translation of the Urdu book (Samaj ki talim-u tarbiyat) written by Professor M. Rabi Hasani Nadwi, published by Dar al-Qalam, Damascus and Al-Dar al-Shamiyya, Beirut, 1991.
5. Impact of Ibn Taymiyya on South Asia: An Arabic translation of an English article written by Professor Khaliq Ahmad Nizami, published by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford, 1992.
6. Journey to Turkey, Egypt, and Greater Syria: An Arabic translation of Allama Shibli’s Urdu work, Safarnama-i misr-u rim-u sham, published in Thaqafat al-Hind, Azad Bhawan, New Delhi, May-July 1992.
7. Hayat-i Shaykh `Abd al-Haqq Muhaddith Dihlawi: An Arabic translation of a pioneering work by Professor Khaliq Ahmad Nizami on the life and works of Sh. Abd al-Haqq Muhaddith Dihlawi, a great traditionalist of India in the 11th century of the hijra.
8. Abu al-Hasan Ali al-Nadwi: A detailed biography of the late Shaykh Abu al-Hasan, translated into Arabic.
9. Ard al-Qur’an: An Arabic translation of S. Sulayman Nadwi’s book on the geography of the Qur’an, published by Dar al-Qalam, Damascus, in 2005.

Many of these articles can be found on our website, Contact info@alsalam.ac.uk for a full list of Dr Nadwi’s publications.

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