Muslim Leader Shows the Way
The Ulama-e-Farangi Mahal is the only family in the world to have produced Islamic
Scholars consistently for the last about 1,000 years. These Islamic Scholars trace
their lineage back as far as to the time of the Prophet (pbuh). The ancestors of
Farangi Mahlis migrated to India in the 11th Century. The first evidence of the
existence of the family lies in a revenue-free grant made to an ancestor Allam Hafiz
in 1559. It is Emperor Akbar's first known 'farman' (edict). The Islamic Scholars
of this family can be traced through similar documents down to the time in 1692
when the Allama's great-great grandson, Qutub-ud-din, was
murdered at Sehali near Barabanki in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Emperor
Aurangzeb was highly influenced by the Islamic scholars of Farangi Mahal, so when
he heard about the murder of Allama Qutub-ud-din Shaheed,
he immediately ordered the family of Allama be shifted to a safer place in the city
Son of late Maulana Abu Taiyab Ahmed Miyan Farangi Mahli and successor of a great
legacy and heritage endowed on him by Farangi Mahal, the historic seat of learning
that has given to the world the greatest of Islamic scholars and leaders,
Maulana Khalid Rasheed has given voice to the concerns of the Muslims and sent across
the right message about Islam’s purpose of upholding peace in the world. Highlighting
philosophy of the Qur’an and spreading awareness about the words and deeds of the
Prophet (peace be upon him) as recorded in the Hadith, Maulana Khalid Rasheed has
motivated the young Muslims to set a shining example of humanity by following the
perfect conduct as professed by the tenets of Islam and by taking forward the responsibilities
that were fulfilled by its prophets.
His duties as the Naib Imam of Eidgah are demanding, but right from a very young
age, Maulana Khalid Rasheed has gone all out promote an environment in which people
of all faiths befriend each other and respect each other’s creed. He reaches out
to all members of the society through noble endeavours like free health camps on
the splendid premises of the Eidgah, where he leads millions of Muslims in the Eid
prayers, he has exhorted a community of volunteers including the most renowned doctors
to heal and help financially weak patients, regardless of their religious background.
The move has been widely appreciated and has helped people look at Muslims and their
places of worship with respect, love and gratitude.
A time at which Islam and the Muslim community was facing the onslaught of harsh
criticism, Maulana Khalid Rasheed founded the Islamic Centre of India to put off
all the negativism and make people see Islam and its followers in a new light with
love and respect. The ICI made giant strides towards promoting health, education
and social service simply as the duty prescribed by the religion and the Prophet
(PBUH). As time passed and ICI moved from strength to strength people from all walks
and from all faiths joined the movement benefiting as well as contributing to the
noble cause of unity mankind.
Light of Learning
Maulana Khalid Rasheed revived the tradition of top class education imparted by
the scions of Farangi Mahal. Maulana Nizamuddin invented the syllabus followed by
most madrassas in the world, encapsulating the best of Islamic education in the
easiest format. For long, the original site of this invention languished for the
lack of initiative, till Maulana Khalid Rasheed took up the cause. He founded the
Madrasa e Nizamia and enrolled students from all social backgrounds for education
that combined the Nizamia syllabus with the modern mainstream education to create
citizens with a well-rounded perspective. Students at the madrasa are doing very
well and leave even foreign dignitaries impressed with their knowledge and conduct.
Maulana Khalid Rasheed has been the symbol of Muslim aspirations and a quintessence
of leadership among the youths for his innovative gestures like the Helpline that
guides on phone about the dos and don’ts according to the Islamic constitution,
especially during the month of Ramzan, when along with prayers, people observe the
fast. Similarly, his move of holding an Islamic Fete went down very well among the
community and society for the sheer awareness it disseminated about the religion
and culture. Maulana Khalid Rasheed also leads Haj camps that ensures people leaving
for the pilgrimage to Mecca conduct themselves safely and in the most perfect manner.
Noble initiatives have made Maulana Khalid Rasheed the favourite of local and foreign
media and an icon among members of the community and society. He not only issued
fatwas against terrorism but also helmed the first ever National Conference Against
Terrorism. He also issued fatwa against and evils like female foeticide and infanticide
and spread word about the importance of female education. His exemplary effort towards
eradication of polio and dispelling injurious doubts pertaining to polio drops administered
to infants earned him not only the love and respect of the community but also awards
for promoting health and peace.
It led the All India Muslim Personal Law Board take note and to take him in as their
youngest member. He has been the youngest to lead a congregation of over 50 million
Muslims on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr and Eid al Azha.
- Youngest Ulama to lead Namaz of Five Lac Muslims at Eidgah
- Youngest Executive Member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board
- First Islamic Scholar who Issued Fatwa against Terrorism.
- Issued Fatwa to prevent female infanticide.
- Awarded For working in eradicating Polio by Rotary International
- Organized the first ever National Conference against Terrorism
- Organized the National Conference of AIMPLB at Eidagh Lucknow on March 21, 2010
which was attended by about 30 Lacs Muslims.
- Awarded for Peace in the International Seminar on World Peace and understanding
- Announces the Sighting of Moon of every Islamic Month
- Started Ramazan Helpline in which Muslims from all over India and also from abroad
ask questions regarding Namaz, Roza, Haj, Zakat etc.
- Organizes Haj Camps.
- Organizes Free Medical Camps on regular basis. Till date 108 camps, 432 free eye
operations and 16200 free spectacles have been distributed to the poor patients.
- Naib Imam Eidgah Lucknow
- Qazi-e-Shahr, Lucknow
- President Islamic Centre of India
- Rector : Darul Uloom Farangi Mahal
- General Secretary Markazi Chand Committee
- Rector Madrasa Qudbiya, Barabanki
- Secretary Darul Ifta and Darul Qaza Farangi Mahal
- Executive Member All India Muslim Personal Law Board
- Member Deeni Taleemi Council
- Editor An-Nizamiya Magazine
- Director A.M.Hospital
- Executive Member: Rotary International Ulama Committee
- Convener Movement against Terrorism
- Secretary Islamic Society of G.Orlando U.S.A.
- Elementary And Middle School Education At Christ Church School, Lucknow.
- Bachelors In Commerce From The Lucknow University
- Masters In Arts : Lucknow University
- Islamic Education : Nadwa-Tul-Ulama And Farangi Mahal
14 Farangi Mahal, Victoria Street, Chowk, Lucknow: 3, U.P. India