Hussain Ahmed Madani

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Hussain Ahmed Madani (6 October 1879 – 5 December 1957) was an Indian Islamic scholar, serving as the 5th principal of Darul Uloom Deoband. He was among the first recipients of the civilian honor of Padma Bhushan in 1954.


  • "Loving the religion and people of religion is a great thing. However, to focus on the faults of others whilst not assessing one’s own faults is incorrect.’’
    • Hussain Ahmad Madani, Malfuzat Hadrat Madani, p.76 (Delhi: Dar al-Isha‘at, July 1998 ed.) by Mawlana Abu ‘l-Hasan Barah Bankwi
  • ‘‘ The blessed age of youth is extremely valuable; adorn it with the pleasant hues of Allah’s remembrance.’’
    • Hussain Ahmad Madani Malfuzat Hadrat Madani, p.83 (Delhi: Dar al-Isha‘at, July 1998 ed.) by Mawlana Abu ‘l-Hasan Barah Bankwi
  • Non Muslims... are the field of action of 'tabligh' of islam and form the raw material for this splendid activity. Today, by propagating hatred towards the Hindus, this field is being closed and this material wasted.
    • quoted in Iqbal Narain, Secularism in India, p. 133. (also in Elst, K. (2010). The saffron swastika: The notion of "Hindu fascism". p 740

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