Moulana Mohammad Salim Qasmi, a distinguished Islamic scholar and Rector Darul Uloom (Waqf) Deoband and vice president All India Muslim Personal Law Board has passed away Saturday.
Born on January 08, 1926, Maulana Qasmi was the son of Qari Mohammad Tayyab and grandson of Maulana Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad, Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband and great grandson of Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanotvi, the founder of Darul Uloom Deoband.
Maulana Salim Qasmi was the Chief Rector of Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband, Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, president of advisory board of Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur, President of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and is permanent member of Fiqh Council of Al-Azhar, Cairo (Egypt) till his death.
Maulana Mohammad Salim Qasmi became Rector of Darul Uloom Waqf in 1982 when Darul Uloom Deoband split into two.
A renowned speaker and known all across due to his oratory skills, Maulana Salim also authored a number of books including Mabaadi al Tarbiyat al Islami (Arabic), JaizaTarjama Quran Karim, Taajdar e Arze Haram kaPaigham, Mardaan e Ghaazi, Ek Azeem Tarikhi Khidmat and Safar Nama Burma.
Maulana left behind him a great legacy including his children who are doing remarkable service in various fields. Besides his son Mohammad Badr Alam Qasmi who is running a charitable trust and running a number of medical facilities, his daughter Uzma Nahid has formed a network of more than 3000 women. Using this network, Uzma Nahid is working since last 30 years for the empowerment of women, especially to develop entrepreneurship among them.