Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri

Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri
صفی الرحمن مبارکپوری
Born 6 June 1943
Mubarakpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died 1 December 2006(2006-12-01) (aged 63)[1]
Occupation Writer, author
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Uttar Pradesh, India
Citizenship India
Education Urdu literatureArabic literature
Genre Islamic History; Translation Fiqh
Notable works Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum
Notable awards First Prize by the Muslim World League
Spouse N/A

Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri (صفی الرحمن مبارکپوری; 6 June 1943 1 December 2006) was an Indian writer, best known for his "The Sealed Nectar" (Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum), a biography of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Mubarakpuri was born in Husainabad, a village one mile deep to the north side of Mubarakpur, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India.[2][3]


Mubarakpuri began his studies at home with the Quran under the tutelage of his grandfather and uncle. He then began studies in Arabic and Persian after being admitted to Madrasa Arabia Dar-ut-Taleem. He later moved on to Madrasah Ihyaaul Uloom in Mubarakpur after being admitted there in 1954. Two years after that he joined Madrasa "Faid-e-Aam" Maunath Bhanjan Azamgarh district for further studies. Upon completion of his seven years of studies, he acquired the Fadilat degree and passed multiple exams to receive the Maulvi and Alim Certification. Mubarakpuri then went on to teach for the next 28 years in various universities, madrasas, and schools in India until he was offered a position at the Islamic University of Al Madinah al-Munawarah. He served several years at the Islamic University of Madinah.[2][4]


Mubarakpuri wrote and compiled seventeen books in Urdu and Arabic. Several books were translated into English, including:


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