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Mushtaque Ahmad

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Shaykh al-Hadith

Dr. Mushtaque Ahmad
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Mushtaque Ahmad in 2020
Deputy-director, Islamic Foundation Bangladesh
Assumed office
Vice-chairman, National Religious Madrasa Education Board of Bangladesh
Assumed office
7 October 2016
Director General, Jamia Shaikh Zakaria Complex
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Shaykh al-Hadith, Tejgaon Railway Jamia Islamia Madrasa
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Born2 December 1967
Panshahi, Kachua Upazila, Chandpur
  • Muhammad Musa (father)
  • Hashmatun Nesa (mother)
Main interest(s)Hadith, Fiqh, Writing, Tasawwuf, Islamic History
Notable work(s)
  • National Religious Madrasa Education Board of Bangladesh
  • Jamia Shaikh Zakaria Complex
  • Tahreek-e-Deoband
  • Shaykh al-Islam Syed Hussain Ahmad Madani (2000)
Alma mater
  • Darul Uloom Deoband
  • Dhaka University
  • Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam
  • Jamia Shariyyah Malibagh, Dhaka
  • Jamia Arabia Imdadul Uloom Faridabad Madrasah
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Mushtaque Ahmad (born 2 December 1967) is a Bangladeshi Deobandi Islamic scholar, academician, writer, researcher and spiritual figure. He is a founding member and Vice-chairman of National Religious Madrasa Education Board of Bangladesh, Deputy-director of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh, Founder and Director General of Jamia Shaikh Zakaria Complex. His book 'Tehreek-e-Deoband' is included as a textbook of Qawmi Madrasa. He is the first scholar to study at Qawmi Madrasa in Bangladesh who was able to obtain a doctorate degree. He is also involved in the management of a number of Islamic institutions.

Name and lineage[edit]

Mushtaque Ahmad was born on 2 December 1967 in Panshahi village under Kachua Upazila, Chandpur. His father's name is Muhammad Musa and mother is Hashmatun Nesa. His father was the principal of Narinda Ahsania Alia Madrasa and an Islamic scholar of Deobandi thought. His grandfather's name was Waz Uddin.[1][2][3][4]


He started his education at Sabahi Maktab in his home. Then he studied in Rahimnagar High School till 7th class and started madrasa education. Muhammad Musa (father) was his first teacher. After studying with his father for 5 months, he studied at Ashraful Ulum Barakatara Madrasa in Dhaka for 3 years from 1975 under the supervision of his uncle Muhammad Ishaq. Then he studied at Jamia Arabia Imdadul Uloom Faridabad Madrasah for 3 years under the supervision of Nur Hossain Kasemi. Then he studied at Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam for 3 years. In 1985, he graduated (Dawra-e-Hadith) from Jamia Shariyyah Malibagh, Dhaka and got second position in the merit list of central examination of Befaq. Then He went to Darul Uloom Deoband in India to pursue higher studies. There he got 2nd position in the merit list in 'Takmile Hadith' examination and got an offer from Arshad Madani for the post of assistant teacher of Darul Uloom Deoband.[1][4]

He also participated in the examination of Alia Madrasa. He passed Kamil in 1986. Then he graduated from Dhaka University in 1988 and completed his post-graduate in 1990. In 1995, he got the highest marks in M.Phil., first semester examination and enrolled in PhD course. After completing his PhD research in 2000, he was awarded a doctorate degree from Dhaka University. He received an award by President Shahabuddin Ahmed at 43rd convocation of Dhaka University. He is the first scholar to study at Qawmi Madrasa in Bangladesh who was able to obtain a doctorate degree. Among his teachers are: Arshad Madani, Saeed Ahmad Palanpuri, Abdul Haq Akorwi, Nasir Ahmad Khan, Qamar Uddin, Shah Ahmad Shafi, Nur Hossain Kasemi and other famous personalities.[1][4]


He returned from Darul Uloom Deoband in 1986 and started his career as a teacher. He taught Hadith for 1 year at Comilla Kasemul Ulum Madrasa, for 3 years at Dhaka Pirjangi Shamsul Ulum Madrasa, for 6 years at Chowdhurypara Darul Quran Madrasa and at Darul Uloom Rampura Madrasa for 2 years. Since 2004, he has been serving as Shaykh al-Hadith in Tejgaon Railway Jamia Islamia Madrasa. He was also appointed as Shaykh al-Hadith in Sonargaon Ulukandhi Ashraful Ulum Madrasa and Muhammadpur Fatematuz Zahra Madrasa. From 1987 to 1997, he was the Imam of Khilgaon Government Staff Quarters Jame Mosque and established a maktab and an Eidgah. He has been Khatib at Tejgaon Railway Station Jame Mosque since 1996. Since 1995, he has been a senior official of the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh under the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He is currently holding the post of Deputy Director.[5] In 2016, he and other Islamic scholars established the National Religious Madrasa Education Board Bangladesh. Since its inception, he has been serving as its Vice-President.[6][7][4]


He received the tariqa (the path of Sufism) from Jamir Uddin Nanupuri, Shah Abdul Hafiz Al-Makki, Sulaiman Nomani and Shah Ahmad Shafi.[4]


His books include:[4]

  1. Tehrik-e Deoband ()
    1. Shaykh al-Islām Sayed Hussain Ahmad Madani (PhD thesis of Mushtaque Ahmad about Hussain Ahmad Madani)
    2. The commands and prohibitions of Islam
    3. The contribution of Islamic Scholars in the anti-imperialist freedom struggle
    4. Ulumul Hadith
    5. Bidah in Islam
    6. Law and justice in Islam
    7. The meaning and significance of revelation
    8. Sayed Ahmad Shahid:Life and Work
    9. Ahkam in Islam
    10. Akhlakus Sahaba
    11. Zakat and Sadaqa
    12. Fuyuzat-e Jamiri etc.

    He is a member of the Writers Council of the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh.

    Translation and Editing

    He has participated in the translation of many basic books including Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim under the publication of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh. His translated and edited books:[4]

    1. Islamic Life (A. Manzoor Nomani)
    2. History of Darul Uloom Deoband (A. Syed Mehboob Rizwi)
    3. Ulema-e Hind Ka Shandar Mazi (A. Muhammad Miyan Deobandi)
    4. Faith story (A. Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi)

    For many years, he was the associate editor of the Islamic Foundation's literary magazine "Monthly Agrapathik" and the research magazine "Quarterly Islamic Foundation Magazine". Currently he is the Editor of the Translation Department of IFB.[4]


    He has organized many seminars at Dhaka University on ‘Thoughts of Darul Uloom Deoband’. He has been presenting Tafsir (interpretation) of the Quran to the public since 1987 and started Islamic programs on Bangladesh Television in 1991. In 2008, he established the 'Jamia Shaikh Zakaria Complex' in Kanchkura, Uttar Khan Thana, Dhaka. At present there are Kuttab, Hefz, Kitab, Ifta and Ulumul Hadith departments. He established a women's madrasa in 2015 named 'Sayyida Ayesha Siddiqa Balika Madrasa'.[4]


    He was awarded one of the best writers at the book fair held in Dhaka on 21 February 2017.[8]


    He married Nazmun Nahar Nazma, daughter of Nurul Islam, an Islamic scholar from Comilla. His wife died on 25 August 2020. He has 2 sons and 1 daughter.[citation needed]

    See more[edit]


    • Annoorbd.com (15 November 2020). "Life and Work of Shaykh al-Hadith Dr. Mushtaque Ahmad". QOWMIPEDIA (in Bengali). Retrieved 2020-10-04.
    • Rahman, Miraj (14 February 2017). "Interview of Dr. Mushtaque Ahmad". Priyo (in Bengali). Retrieved 2020-10-04.


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    3. Desk, Religious (11 January 2018). "Advice for Maulana Saad's in this crisis: 2 top scholars". jagonews24.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 2020-12-21. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
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    6. "When is the Qawmi Madrasa opening?". Jugantor. Retrieved 2021-01-28. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
    7. "In the interview, why spiritual practice is needed? - Mushtaque Ahmad". Our Economics. 2017-11-09. Retrieved 2021-01-28. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
    8. Desk, Religion (22 February 2017). "The Cleric-writer received the award". banglanews24.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 2021-01-27. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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