Maulana Abdur Rahman Khan Qasmi, the founder of Bilal School, hails from a freedom fighters family in Sultanpur, U.P, with his permanent residence situated in Mumbai. Blessed by the grace of Allah, he has attained comprehensive Islamic and academic education to an advanced level. Presently, he ardently dedicates himself to the noble cause of education, making significant contributions in this field.

 

Family

 

                                                                                                     

 

Father of his paternal grandmother,Jameel Ahmad Khan, played a significant role in India's freedom movement. He confided in his wife, expressing his fervent desire to revolt against British rule and free the nation from their oppression. Concerned about the potential consequences for his wife, he proposed a divorce so she could pursue a peaceful life with another partner. Despite her initial refusal, he ultimately convinced her and proceeded with the divorce. By sacrificing his peaceful and comfortable domestic life, Jameel Ahmad Khan exemplified his dedication to the cause of freedom for his country.

He played a pivotal role in the "Quit India movement," passionately chanting slogans like "Do or Die" and actively fighting for India's freedom. Consequently, he was apprehended by the British authorities and incarcerated. Upon his arrest by the British army, he boldly declared, "I willingly accept imprisonment for the liberation of my country, but I refuse to be handcuffed. Instead, I shall ride a horse to the prison, for the tribulations endured in service of the nation are badges of honour." Ultimately, the British government yielded to his demand and provided a horse, and he was escorted to prison mounted on it. As he departed, he aimed to impart a message to the people of India: every sacrifice made and hardship endured in the quest for freedom is a noble act, encouraging more individuals to join the struggle for independence so that India may achieve liberation expeditiously.

On the 25th anniversary of India’s independence, August 15, 1972, the then Prime Minister of India acknowledged his service to the nation's liberation from the grip of British rule and honoured him with a plaque and certificate of appreciation, commending his invaluable contributions. Jameel Ahmad Khan passed away in 1975, leaving behind a legacy of fervent dedication to serving the country and its people.

On the momentous occasion of the 50th anniversary of India’s independence, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh extended a heartfelt tribute to Jameel Ahmad Khan by honouring a member of his family in Lucknow. This gesture was in recognition of Jameel Ahmad Khan's sacrifices and services, further underscored by the presentation of a distinguished certificate of appreciation.

In 2008, as a symbol of tribute the government erected a majestic gate at the village's primary entrance, which proudly showcased his name in bold, a timeless emblem of honour and remembrance.

On the 75th anniversary of independence, District officers of Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh,  visited his house on August 15, 2022. They brought a certificate of appreciation and some sweets. Later that year, tehsil officials made a family tree of the Freedom Fighter's descendants and registered it officially. In 2023, on August 15 again, senior officers visited their house and planted a tree in memory of the Freedom Fighter, Jamil Ahmed Khan, in a prominent spot in the village.

Maulana’s grandfather, Abdul Razak Khan, served the nation in the Indian Army. His father, Maulana Niyaz Ahmed Khan Mazahiri, migrated to Mumbai and independently built a flourishing business. Despite achieving success, he maintained his humility and down-to-earth nature. He prioritized providing his children with a comprehensive education that included both worldly and religious knowledge.

 

Education

Maulana Abdur Rehman Qasmi embarked on his educational journey at a young age, enrolling in a Maktab where he diligently completed the recitation of the Quran and the foundational Islamic curriculum. Simultaneously, he pursued his studies at a Primary School, laying the groundwork for his academic pursuits. His thirst for knowledge led him to join the esteemed Darul-Uloom-Imdadiya Mumbai, where he delved into the comprehensive Aalmiyat Course. He later joined the prestigious Darul-Uloom-Deoband, where he delved into advanced Islamic learning and successfully completed the rigorous Alim course.

Continuing his academic journey,he  passed his SSC from Anjuman-I-Islam’s Jaan Muhammad Qasim Night High School. Maulana secured admission to Maharashtra College, excelling in the Science Stream and cleared his HSC. His interest in medicine led him to earn his D.Pharm (Diploma in Pharmacy) from AIT's Institute of Pharmacy in Malegaon. He furthered his academic achievements by earning a B.A. (Bachelor in Arts) from Maharashtra College. Maulana continued his educational journey by completing A.D. Arabic (Advance Diploma in Arabic language) from Mumbai University and followed it by M.A. (Master in Arts) Arabic, from Mumbai University, where he distinguished himself by securing the highest academic standing and earning the First Rank.

His academic prowess was further underscored by his exceptional performance in clearing the Ph.D. entrance test on his first attempt, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to scholarly excellence.

 

Responsibilities

Effectively highlighting Maulana Abdur Rehman Qasmi's diverse responsibilities:

  1. Chairman: Leading Bilal English School.
  2. Ustaaz e Hadith: Imparting knowledge at Mahad e Bilal Habshi.
  3. President: Spearheading Taaleemi Raabta.
  4. Managing Trustee: Overseeing operations at Abul Qasim College.
  5. Khatib: Delivering Friday sermon at Masjid Murghi Mohalla,Muhammad Ali Road Mumbai.
  6. Founding Partner: Muallim Tours for Hajj and Umrah services.

These roles exemplify his versatile leadership and unwavering dedication to education, religious guidance, community involvement, and facilitating business ventures.

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Authorship

 Maulana Abdur Rehman's authorship spans a diverse array of subjects, showcased through these titles. They reflect his prolific contributions as both an author and educator.

 (1) Qurani Qaida (2) Bunyadi Taaleem (3) Urdu Seekhein (4) Ambiya Kiram (5) Sayyedul Ambiya (6) Tareekhe Azadi (7) Tareekhe Millat (8) Tarbiyati Taaleem (9) Tohfa-e-Momin (10) Usoolus Sarf (11) Usoolus Nawh  (12) Nahw e Meer Urdu (13) Meezan e Minsha’ab Urdu (14) Talkheesul Qawaed (15) Umre ka Muallim  (16) Umra Ki Muallima

                                               

                                           

        

               

 

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