Mujahidul Islam Qasmi

Mujahidul Islam QasmiNew Delhi, India, 01-04-2010

Mujahidul Islam Qasmi

Mujahidul Islam Qasmi (1936–4 April 2002) was an Indian Mufti, Qadhi and Islamic scholar, founder of Islamic Fiqh Academy. He served as the President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board.

Qasmi was born in 1936 in Darbhanga, British India. He was educated at Madrasa Mahmood al-Ulum, Damla and local madrasas of Mau, Uttar Pradesh and later joined Darul Uloom Deoband from where he graduated in 1955. In Deoband, he studied under Hussain Ahmad Madni, Syed Fakhruddin Ahmad and Abdul Haffeez Balyawi.

Qasmi taught in Jamia Rahmania in Munger and established Islamic Fiqh Academy in 1989. He was also a member of International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah, Fiqh Academy of Mecca and Aligarh Muslim University court. He was founding member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and was appointed as its President after the death of Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi in 1999. He launched All India Milli Council to bring Muslim organizations altogether on a single platform. Through Milli Council, Qasmi played a key role in the removal of TADA and restored confidence of Muslim youth.

Since Qasmi was a mufti,[further explanation needed] his religious and legal verdicts have been published as Fatawa Qadhi in Urdu by Islamic Fiqh Academy.

He died of cancer on 4 April 2002.