Assalamualaikum everyone. Indeed in this inspirational piece are lessons for us all.
*Journey from Hinduism to Islam to professor of Hadith in Madinah*
Professor Dhiya ur-Rahman Azmi’s legendary works on Hadith will include him among the galaxy of classical scholars.
From time to time we hear stories about people reverting to Islam. But there are people whose transition from the darkness of their ancestral religion to the light of Islam creates a remarkable impact on Islamic scholarship.
If one looks at the profound legacy left by converts such as Mohammad Asad, Maryam Jameelah, Dr. Maurice Bucaille, Muhammad Pickthall, Michael Wolfe and Pamela Taylor, their stories are truly astonishing. Professor Dhiya ur-Rahman Azmi is one such personality whose legendary contributions to Hadith literature will be hallmarked in the history of Islam.
Dhiya ur-Rahman Azmi, than named Banke Laal, was born in 1943 in a Hindu family of Bilarya Ganj, a village located in the district of Azamgarh in India. He reverted to Islam at the age of 18, impressed by the concept of equality and justice preached by Islam.
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