MUFTI MAHMOOD HASAN GANGOHI Rahmatullahi Alaih
Allah had blessed this Ummah with this illustrious Scholar of Islam, who was born on the 9th of Jumadal Ukhra 1325 AH, in Gangoh, district Saharanpur, India. He led a very simple, ascetic and disciplined life, far from the luxuries of the rich and famous. He was the epitome of the Sunnah in our era.
After completion of his studies under the tutorship of great luminaries such as Hadrat Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani rahmatullahi alaih and Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya rahmatullahi alaih, he was appointed as assistant Mufti‘ and later promoted to deputy Mufti of Madrasah Mazahirul ‘UIum in Saharanpur until 1370 AH. In 1384 AH, he was called to Darul ‘Ulum Deoband, where he became the grand Mufti and also taught Sahih Al Bukhari.
Hadrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi rahmatullahi alaih possessed a distinguished and excellent ability not only in the ï¬eld of ï¬qh and fatwa, but also in the ï¬eld of Hadith and Tafsir. What greater acknowledgement can there be of Hadrat Mufti‘ Sahib’s proï¬ciency and expertise in ï¬qh, that a luminary of the calibre of Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya rahmatullahi alaih used to consult him in resolving intricate masail, despite the presence of many other great ‘Ulama.
Hadrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi rahmatullahi alaih left the transitory abode on the 19th of Rabi'ul Akhir 1417 AH (2nd September 1996). He was laid to rest in the Elsburg cemetery, near Johannesburg in South Africa. May Allah ï¬ll his grave with nur and grant him lofty stages in the hereafter. Amin.