Yusuf Kandhlawi

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Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi
2nd Amir of Tablighi Jamaat
In office
Preceded byMuhammad Ilyas Kandhalwi
Succeeded byInamul Hasan Kandhlawi
Born20 March 1917
Died2 April 1965(1965-04-02) (aged 48)
Era20th Century (modern era)
Main interest(s)Basic principles and practices of Islam
Notable work(s)Hayat al-Sahaba, Amani al-Ahbar fi Sharh Ma'ani al-Athar, Muntakhab Ahadith, Six Points
Alma materMazahir Uloom Saharanpur
OccupationIslamic scholar
Muslim leader
Disciple ofMuhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi

Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi (1917-1965) was an Indian Islamic scholar who became the second ameer of the Tablighi Jamaat.[1][2]


Kandhlawi memorized the Quran at the age of ten, from Hafiz Imam Khan Mewati. Syed Ahmad Faizabadi, the elder brother of Syed Husain Ahmad Madani, sent an honorary degree to Yusuf commemorating his memorization of the Quran.

He graduated afrom Mazahir Uloom at the age of 20, in 1936 (1355 AH).[3]

He died in Lahore in 1965, at the age of 48. His funeral at Delhi was attended by at least two hundred thousand mourners.[4] His funeral prayer was led by Muhammad Zakariya Kandhlawi and was buried next to the grave of his father Muhammad Ilyas Kandhlawi.[5]

Literary works[edit]

Books Written
Title Description Volumes Language
Hayat Al-Sahabah The Prophet's Companions' Way of Life 3 Arabic
Amani al-Ahbar fi Sharh Ma'ani al-Athar an annotation of a major work by Imam Ahmad Al-Tahawi 4
Muntakhab Ahadith[6] Urdu/Arabic


  1. ^ Profile of Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi on wordpress.com website, Retrieved 7 May 2017
  2. ^ Özşenel, Mehmet (1988–2016). "KANDEHLEVÎ, Muhammed Yûsuf". TDV Encyclopedia of Islam (44+2 vols.) (in Turkish). Istanbul: Turkiye Diyanet Foundation, Centre for Islamic Studies.
  3. ^ Conversion Chart showing Islamic Calendar years converted to AD years on sites.google.com website, Retrieved 8 May 2017
  4. ^ Profile of Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi - Second Ameer (leader) of Tablighi Jamaat, Retrieved 8 May 2017
  5. ^ "Shaykh (Maulana) Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi (RA)". Central-Mosque.com. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  6. ^ Khatoon, Aaisha (2017). Aazadi ke Baad Hindustan ki Khidmaat e Hadith (PhD) (in Urdu). India: Department of Sunni Theology, Aligarh Muslim University. p. 175–176. hdl:10603/364027. Archived from the original on 24 October 2023. Retrieved 24 October 2023.

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