Hazrat Maulana Ali Mian (Rahamatullah Aley) was
orphaned at the age of 9. He was nurtured by his mother and elder brother.
Hazrat Maulana Ali Mian (Rahamatullah Aley) had a personality which
possessed many qualities of excellence. Every aspect of his personality had attraction for
every person who came in his contact. His valuable services in the fields of religion,
education, society and humanity have been quite extensive. His magical personality kept
mesmerised not only the Indian Sub-continent but the world at large. It shall not be an
exaggeration to say that not many people enjoy the level of popularity and respect he
commanded throughout the Muslim world.
He was appointed a teacher of Tafseer and literature at Darul Uloom
Nadwatul Ulema in 1934. He initiated his Dawah mission in 1935 by inviting Dr. Ambedkar to
Islam. He started a magazine named "Tameer" (now Tameer-e-Hayat) under his
editorship in 1948. He was elected to the Majlis Shoora of the Nadwatul Ulema in the same
year. He was appointed Deputy Head of Education at the initiative of Hazrat Allama Syed
Suleiman Nadwi (Rahamatullah Aley) in 1949. In 1950 he was formally appointed the Head of
Education of the Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema. He established Majlis-e-Tehqiqat-Nashariyat
Islam in 1959. His elder brother died in 1961. He was elected Rector (Nazim) of Darul
Uloom Nadwatul Ulema. He was nominated to the Advisory Board of the Madina University at
the time of its establishment in 1962. He was appointed to the Majlis-e-Shoora of the
Darul Uloom, Deoband in the same year. He initiated movement of Payam-e-Insaniyat in 1974.
He was bestowed Shah Faisal Award in the year 1980. In the year 1981 he was conferred
Honorary D.Litt. by the University of Kashmir. He was elected the president of All India
Muslim Personal Law Board in 1983. He was handed over key of Holy Ka'aba in 1996. He was
rewarded with the opening the doors of Holy Ka'aba. He died on December 31, 2020, Friday
while reciting the Holy Qur'an.
Hazrat Maulana Ali Mian (Rahamatullah Aley) was a prolific writer. Proof of literary,
academic excellence of Hazrat Maulana Ali Mian (Rahamatullah Aley) can be found in the
thousands of pages of lectures delivered by him covering every aspect of human life,
hundreds of articles and letters authored by him unveiling secrets of success and welfare,
and his other valuable writing covering Islamic history, Islamic culture, Islamic
literature and Islamic mysticism.
The books authored by him include: