Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama

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Dārul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama
A view of the Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama
Mottoإلى الإسلام من جديد (transl. Towards Islam anew)
TypeIslamic seminary
Established26 September 1898 (125 years ago) (1898-09-26)
FounderMuhammad Ali Mungeri
ChancellorBilal Abdul Hai Hasani Nadwi
PrincipalSaeed-ur-Rahman Azmi Nadvi
504/21G, Mankameshwar Mandir Marg, Mukarimnagar, Hasanganj.
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Uttar Pradesh
AffiliationsNadwatul Ulama

Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama (translated as, House of Knowledge and Assembly of Scholars University) is an Islamic seminary in Lucknow, India.[1][2][3] It was established by the Nadwatul Ulama, a council of Muslim scholars, on 26 September 1898.

This educational institution draws large number of Muslim students from all over the world. Nadwatul Ulama fosters a diverse range of both scholars and students including Hanafis (the predominant group), Shafi'is and Ahl al-Hadith. Additionally it is one of very few institutes in the region to teach the Islamic sciences completely in Arabic.


Nadwatul Ulama was formed with the aim to bring all the sects of Islam together irrespective of some of their differences in beliefs.[1]

Nadwa means assembly and group, it was named so because it was constituted by a group of Indian Islamic scholars from different theological schools. Darululoom is the educational body of Nadwatul Ulama which was formed in Kanpur in 1893. It was eventually shifted to Lucknow in 1898 and the Islamic curriculum was updated with modern sciences, mathematics, vocational training and the addition of an English Department.[1][4]

On 2 September 1898, the office of the Nadwatul Ulama was shifted to Lucknow. The Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama was started on 26 September 1898.[5]


The manager of Nadwatul Ulama serves as the chancellor of Darul Uloom. In 2000, Rabey Hasani Nadwi became the chancellor.[6]

Hafeezullah was appointed the first principal of the Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama.[7] In 2000, when Rabey Hasani Nadawi was appointed the chancellor, Saeed-ur-Rahman Azmi Nadvi became the principal.[6]


  • Al-Baas Al-Islami: An international monthly Arabic magazine
  • Al-raid: a bi-monthly magazine in Arabic.
  • Tameer e Hayat, a bi-monthly magazine in Urdu
  • Sachha raahi: Hindi-language magazine


The graduates of the Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama are usually referred as Nadwis. The alumni include:

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  1. ^ a b c Shahid Siddiqui (27 March 2017). "Decolonisation and the Nadwatul Ulama". The News International (newspaper). Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. ^ Edicts issued by Indian maulanas leave Muslim voters confused Dawn (newspaper), Published 14 April 2014, Retrieved 6 March 2020
  3. ^ "Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow, India Accurate Prayer Times أوقات الصلاة, Qibla اتجاه القبلة Mosques (Masjids), Islamic Centers, Organizations and Muslim Owned Businesses". Islamicfinder.org website. 1 January 1980. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  4. ^ English Department inaugurated at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama The Siasat Daily (newspaper), Published 5 September 2018, Retrieved 7 March 2020
  5. ^ Ishāq Jalees Nadwi. Tārīkh Nadwatul Ulama (in Urdu). Vol. 1. p. 212.
  6. ^ a b "Principal of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama". nadwa.in. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  7. ^ Ishāq Jalees Nadwi. Tārīkh Nadwatul Ulama. Vol. 1. p. 220.


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