To produce Ulemas with Islamic temperament who along with religious comprehension, should be aware of the contemporary dictates.
Aurangabad, a city which nestles in the lap of Deccan, is an ancient historical wonder. The imprints of its glorious past are still preserved in the pages of history, where Monarchs, Princely Courtiers, Saints, Litterateurs & Poetís have romanced with this glorious pearl of Deccan . This tradition breaking land has been a source of serenity for mind and heart.
This historical town which is a pride of place whose historicity goes back to the B.C. era, was rich in all aspects expect for an Islamic Theological seminary. This long awaited dream came true on 10 Shawwal 1378.AH. (19 April 1959) at the auspicious hands of a saintly figure Late Maulana Sayeed khan Sahib who founded Islamic seminary of Jamia Islamia Kashiful-Uloom at the historic Jama Masjid Aurangabad which in respect of its covered area is the largest Masjid in India. It is the first ever Islamic seminary here. Academically it is affiliated to the world famous Islamic university of Nadwatul-Ulma. Lucknow, U.P. The curriculum of Nadwa in all its miniscule details is taught here.
The Jamia had enjoyed the patronage of late Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi, who was one of the greatest Islamic scholars in the contemporary world.
After his demise his able and worthily successor Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadvi, Rector of Nadwa and President All India Muslim Personal Law Board has bestowed his patronage on the Jamia Islamia Kashiful-Uloom Aurangabad.
For many years now, Maulana Riyazuddin Farooqui along with his companions and his capable son Maulana Moiz Farooqui has been looking after this institute under the patronage of great Ulemas like Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi and later Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadvi.
Name: Jamia Islamia Kashiful-Uloom Aurangabad, Maharashtra. India
The year of Establishment: 10, Shawwal A.H. 1378 (19 April 1959)
Patron: Hazrat Maulana Syed Mohammad Rabey Hasani Nadvi Rector Nadwatul Ulema Lucknow.
Chairman: Al Hajj Noor Mohammad Haji.
Governing Body: Mohammad Osman
Director of Jamia: Maulana Mohammad Riyazuddin Farooqui Nadvi
Jam-e-Masjid was initially built by Malik Amber in 1615 A.D. (Christian era), this part of the mosque consisted of 5 arches (North-South wise) and (east-west wise) on three arches. In about 1650 Aurangzeb the last grand Mughal Emperor built the extension of 3 arches (North-East wise) and 2 arches each (East-west wise) Thus the mosque comprised of 55 arches. During the same period Aurangzeb Got constructed 47 rooms in the mosque.
During the same period Aurangzeb Got constructed 47 rooms in the mosque. When, Aurangzeb who was till then the governor of Deccan, shifted to Delhi in his capacity as the Mughal emperor succeeding Shahjehan The rooms of the mosque were allotted to the two famous saints of Jalna to run the madrasa. Then followed a long period when these rooms remained unoccupied. Then by the efforts of late Abdus Sattar the Pesh-Imam of Jam-e-Masjid (during the last days of Nizam of Deccan.) the rooms were availed for a hostel for Muslim students.
Then in 1959 Maulvi Sayeed Khan Saheb laid the foundation of Madrasa (now a Jamia) Kashiful uloom utilizing a few rooms of the Jam-e-Masjid. A humble beginning was made with the faculty of Hifz (learning the Quran by heart). By the grace of Allah the almighty, that small madrasa has non burgeoned into Jamia. For which credit goes to Maulana Riyazuddin Farooqui Nadvi the Rector of Jamia and his colleagues. It stands now as the biggest Jamia (University of Islamic Studies in the region of Marathwada. Once more by the grace god almighty two Philanthropists viz. Anwar Khan S/o. Bismillah khan Proprietor Ellora construction works and Aslam Khan S/o Alhaj Abdul Ghafoor Saheb of Rajasthan came forward to voluntarily renovate the Jam-e-Masjid. Both these gentlemen removing the plaster of the mosque from the domes to downward at the floor of the mosque, renovated it with granite slabs with granite will. The upper work was done with chemical plaster. The work of renovation is still in progress.
The name of these two philanthropists will be remembered along with Malik Amber and Aurangzeb Alamgir (Godís mercy be showered upon both of them) who are the first architects of this historic Jam-e-Masjid Aurangabad which has housed the historic Jamia of Kashiful Uloom Aurangabad