Following in the footsteps of . . . GREAT WOMEN (Part 1)


Introduction: Following in the footsteps of great people is the tried and tested prescription to gain honour, respect and true greatness, in this world and the Hereafter. Among the great women who are indeed worthy of emulation was the wife of Moulana Muhammad Qaasim Nanotwi (rahimahullah). Moulana (rahimahullah) was a saint, luminary and outstanding personality of his time. He was the founder of the Darul Uloom Deoband, the blessings of which has reached the four corners of the globe. 

His wife was also a very pious woman who possessed great qualities which made her the perfect match for such a great scholar and saint. Due to her remarkable qualities, she earned such honour that while all the women respected her, even the great scholars and saints of the time had the highest regards for her. Furthermore, Allah Ta’ala had blessed her progeny in such a way that her son and grandson were both successful principals of the great institute, Darul Uloom Deoband. Presently her great-grandson is also a principal of a great institute in Deoband with thousands of students.

Insha-Allah, over the next few weeks, we will discuss some of her great qualities and highlight the important lessons contained therein.

(to be continued …)