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Not to be confused with Jamia Ashrafia.
Part of a series on
The Barelvi movement
Tomb of Ahmed Raza Khan
Central figures

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
Hamid Raza Khan
Mustafa Raza Khan Qadri


Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan, Pakistan
Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, Pakistan
Sunni Tehreek, Pakistan
World Islamic Mission, Pakistan
Minhaj-ul-Quran (International)
Majlis-e-Tahaffuz-e-Khatme Nabuwwat, Pakistan
Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan
Dawat-e-Islami, International
Sunni Dawat-e-Islami, International
Anjuman-e-Talaba-e-Islam, Pakistan


Jamia Nizamia Ghousia (Wazirabad, Pakistan)
Jamia Naeemia Lahore (Lahore, Pakistan)
Jamia Al-Karam (Nottinghamshire, UK)
North Manchester Jamia Mosque (Manchester, UK)
Manchester Central Mosque (Manchester, UK)
Raza Academy (Mumbai, India)
Al Jamiatul Ashrafia (Azamgarh, UP, India)
Manzar-e-Islam (Bakri, UP, India)
Al-Jame-atul-Islamia (Faizabad, UP, India)

Notable Scholars

Muhammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqi Qadri, India
Naeem-ud-Deen Muradabadi, India
Amjad Ali Aazmi, India
Abdul Aleem Siddiqi, India
Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Hazarvi, Pakistan
Khwaja Qamar ul Din Sialvi, Pakistan
Syed Faiz-ul Hassan Shah, Pakistan
Ahmad Saeed Kazmi, Pakistan
Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari, Pakistan
Pir of Manki Shareef Amin ul-Hasanat, Pakistan
Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui, Pakistan
Shah Ahmad Noorani, Pakistan
Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani, Pakistan
Khalid Hasan Shah, Pakistan
Muhammad Muneeb ur Rehman, Pakistan
Qamaruzzaman Azmi, India
Ameen Mian Qaudri, India
Muhammad Shafee Okarvi, Pakistan
Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi, Pakistan
Shamsul-hasan Shams Barelvi, Pakistan
Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi, Pakistan
Syed Shujaat Ali Qadri, Pakistan
Muhammad Ilyas Qadri, Pakistan
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistan
Sahibzada Haji Muhammad Fazal Karim, Pakistan
Pir Aminul Hasnat, Pakistan
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi, Pakistan
Syed Waheed Ashraf, India
Arshadul Qaudri, India
Subhan Raza Khan, India
Obaidullah Khan Azmi, India
Mufti Muhammad Akmal, Pakistan

Literature & Media

Kanzul Iman, translation of the Qur'an
Husamul Haramain
Fatawa-e-Razvia Islamic Jurisprudence
Bahar-e-Shariat Islamic Jurisprudence
Manaqib-al-Jaleela, Islamic Jurisprudence
Tafsir Zia ul Quran, Tafsir of the Qur'an
Tafseer-e-Quadri, Tafsir of the Qur'an
Tafseer-e-Siddiqui, Tafsir of the Qur'an
Madani Channel

Al Jamiatul Ashrafia
Type Islamic university
President Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hafiz Muradabadi
Vice-president Haji Mohammad Nizamuddin Mubarakpuri
Principal Alam Mohammad Ahmad Misbhai
Location Mubarakpur, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Website http://www.aljamiatulashrafia.org/

Al Jamiatul Ashrafia (Urdu: الجامعۃ اُلاشرفیہ‎, Hindi: अल जामियत-उल-अशरफ़िया) is the largest Islamic seminary of Sunni Muslims of India belonging to Barelvi school. It is located in Mubarakpur, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


It started off as a madrasa called Misbah al-Ulum in 1898 in the town of Mubarakpur of what was then British India.[1] It was named 'Ashrafia' after the most prominent Saint of not only the subcontinent but the world Ala Hadrat Shah Ali Hussain of Kichaucha. After struggling for many years and moving locations several times, a new building was constructed using funds raised by Hafiz Abd al-Aziz Muradabadi. This was the site for the school now known as Dar al-Ulum Ahl-i Sunnat or Misbah al-Ulum.[2]

Realizing that the site was becoming too small, Hafiz Abd al-Aziz organized an educational conference in May 1972 to discuss moving Ashrafiyya to a larger campus. Scholars of the Barelwi Movement like Mustafa Raza Khan son of Ahmad Raza Khan and Allama Arshadul Qaudri laid the foundation stone with the mission of making it a University for Sunni Hanafi Islamic Ideology in 1972 at a site outside the city of Azamgarh.[3] Key figures such as Allama Ziyaul Mustafa, Allama Arshadul Qaudri, Qamaruzzaman Azmi worked hard with Abd al-Aziz Muradabadi to raise the required funds to build the institution.[4]

Set up of Sunni Board[edit]

In 1992, under the auspices of Al Jamiatul Ashrafia, Mobarakpur, the Jurisprudential Board was set up as a body of Muftis. Though the body incorporated all the renowned muftis of the sect, it was not long before a number of such bodies started mushrooming in the length and breadth of Jahan-e-Riza (the world of the followers of Imam Ahmed Riza Khan).[5]

See also[edit]



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Mon, 06 Sep 2010 10:09:13 -0700

Janab Maulana Ehsan Ahmad Sahab Husainabad Mubarakpur — an adviser to Al Jamiatul Ashrafia, Azamgarh, one of the largest Barelvi educational institutions — said, “The Bareilvy sect is very particular about the madrassas it is funding and they are ...

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