Sunday, April 30, 2006

Shaykh Mufti Zubair Dudha

SHAYKH MUFTI ZUBAIR DUDHA
Born in the town of Dewsbury, UK, Mufti Zubair was brought up in a pious family with adherence to Islamic guidelines. At the tender age of 14 Mufti Zubair departed from his home, travelling to South Africa, to fulfill his ambition to become an Alim of Deen.

Having left behind both parents, a brother and sister, Mufti Zubair commenced his Islãmic studies at the well-known Madrassah Arabia Islamia, better known as Darul Uloom Azaadville. Whilst other 14 year olds would be making the most of their early teenage years, Mufti Zubair was thousands of miles from home striving to fulfill his objective to be of service to Deen.

Mufti Zubair completed four of his six years at Darul Uloom Azaadville gaining great recognition amongst students, teachers and the people of South Africa. Wanting to further his studies after graduation from South Africa, Mufti Zubair made a difficult move of leaving this fortress of Ilm and moved on to Jamiah Mahmoodiyah, Springs in South Africa which was still in its early days. Here the Shaykh received the type of individual attention needed for one intending to one day undertake the Mufti course. Under the guidance of the Rector of Jamiah Mahmoodiyah Shaykh Mufti Ismail Abur Raheem, Shaykh Zubair made great progress in both fields of knowledge and spiritualism. After the move to Jamiah Mahmoodiyah, Shaykh Zubair realised the importance of spiritual reformation and building contact with Allah. Gradually this aspect started coming his way through the guidance of Fadhilatul Shaykh Mufti Mahmood Hasan (R) of Deoband who frequently visited South Africa and eventually breathed his last in South Africa. It was after him that the Jamiah was named Jamiah Mahmoodiyah.

After the demise of Shaykh Mufti Mahmood Hasan (R) Mufti Zubair turned to the honoured Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar (M.Z) for spiritual development.

In 1996 Jamiah Mahmoodiyah had its first completion of the famous Sahih Bukhari and graduation of its first batch of students. Amongst those who qualified on that day was a young twenty year old - Shaykh Mufti Zubair.

In 1996 Mufti Zubair founded the Islamic Tarbiyah Academy which aims to impart islamic education and knowledge to the Muslim community, especially the youth, to address some of much needed guidance the Ummah requires today.

In 1997 Mufti Zubair once again left home to travel to Darul Uloom Deoband to fulfill another childhood ambition of becoming a Mufti. After completing this course he travelled to Khanqah Imdadiyyah Ashrafiyyah, Karachi Pakistan to spend 4 months in the company of Shaykh Hakeem Akhtar (M.Z.) in his quest of spiritual reformation and attaining closeness to Allah. During this time he was blessed with the duty of khilafat (permission for others to take Bay'at to) by Shaykh Hakeem Akhtar (M.Z.).

He then returned to the UK to serve Deen in England and this has been his focus ever since.
May Allah (SWT) accept his efforts and make him a means of guidance for the entire ummah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Ameen.

This is a summarised version of information available on the Islamic Tarbiyah Academy website, please visit the site to find out more about Mufti Zubair and the valuable work that the Academy does, Jazakallah.

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