By the testimony of Hadhrat Mawlana Gora sahib, he was one of the first Muslims and pioneering ulama of Leicester, who served without a wage as the 1st imam of the city over 55 years ago in the 1960s in the first masjid, a house on Sutherland St, and then later as the 1st imam of Masjid ul Noor.
He graduated from Darul Uloom Deoband in 1947 and studied Bukhari with Shaykhul Islam Hadhrat Mawlana Husayn Ahmad Madani rahmatullahi alayh. He was very charitable supporting masajid, madaris, ulama, and welfare projects all over the world. Even in this late age he did well over 500 khatms of the Quran in the past 7 years alone, and would rise regularly at 3am for ibadah, even when travelling.
He passed away today (saturday) after sahoor whilst reciting tasbeeh and falling into sujood. May Allah have mercy on him. His janazah salah was held on Saturday 21 July at 3:30pm at Saffron hill cemetery, Leicester. May Allah grant him a high station in J