Who was Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi [rahmatullah Aly]
By Sheikh Mumtaz Ul Haq
Maulana Qasim Nanotwi founded the greatest religious institution of the Indian Subcontinent, the prestigious Darul Uloom Deoband. He is the teacher of erudite scholars such as Maulana Mahmood-ul-Hasan (also known as Shaikhul Hind).
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi, a student of Maulana Qasim Nanotwi says: "I still do not fully understand the writings of Maulana Qasim Nanotwi."
Maulana Muhammad Yaqub Nanotawi, a peer of Hadhrat Maulana Qasim Nanotwi used to say: "I have studied Ab-e-Hayaat (a book by Maulana Qasim Nanotwi) six times and now only do I understand some of it."
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