AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

ABUL HASAN ALI NADWI CENTER
FOR RESEARCH, DAWAH AND ISLAMIC THOUGHTS

• Four research workers are in the Department of Research and Study. One is working on Qura’an, one on Hadith, one on Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and one on Islamic thinking.

• In the department of training, there are 11 research workers.

• One librarian with one assistant and two helpers.

• One is in charge of computer center who provides training in computer and performs doescomposing work for the center.

Dar-e-Arafat is an old institution involved in religious, dawah, training and social welfare activities. It was established 35 years ago by Maulana Mohammad Rabey Hasani Nadwi and Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Al-Hasani under the patronage of Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi. During 35 years period it has performed a number of educational and welfare tasks. A training course is continuing for the students (boys) qualifying from Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama. Moreover, lectures from people of Dawah, learned men, scholars, intellectuals are also being organized.

In order to activate its department of publications, a department was established eight years before by the name of Syed Ahmad Shaheed Academy, which, with all thanks to Allah, the Almighty, has printed about 40 important books in Urdu, Arabic and English languages.

Since Dar-e-Arafat is the representative institution of Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi’s ideology and dawah, an extreme urgency was felt after the demise of Hazrat Maulana to establish a permanent department to clarify his thinking and its practical structure which can effectively carryout the tasks of Dar-e-Arafat in Dawah, ideological and research fields. This department has been established by the name of “Imam Abul Hasan Ali Alnadwi center for Research, Dawah and Islamic thoughts”. With all thanks to Allah, its magnificent building has also been completed with the help of some philanthropists. It consists of two floor library, a big hall and 14 rooms. One big room is for lectures, another room for historical documents has been properly arranged relating to Hazrat Maulana. Four rooms are used for official purposes; one room is being used for computer and another for composing work and one room is used as guest room and four rooms are used for research workers.

It was formally inaugurated on 29-30 March 2008, which was participated by important people throughout the country and an important delegation from Iran also took part in it and Dr. Syed Salman Nadwi came from South Africa. On this occasion an important seminar was held on the Dawah and thinking of Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi and about 30 treatises were presented. Since then this center is busy in its work.

From 6 January 2009, a monthly magazine is being published in Urdu under the name of Payam-e-Arafat whose English and Hindi edition entitled “Arafat Voice” and “Arafat Kiran” respectively, is being published regularly, by the grace of Allah. However, a magazine by the name of Tameer-e-Afkar (quarterly in Urdu) is also being published, from past three years.

A programme of establishing primary Islamic schools is also going on in the neighbouring places. Up to now, about eleven primary schools have been established, by the grace of Allah.The current expenditure of the above is about eighty thousands per month on the salaries of staff and primary school teachers, as well as on the research workers.

• Next year, the center is looking forward to increase the number of research workers in the department of jurisprudence and specialization.

• There is a need of expanding the work of primary schools.

• Important literary works in the publication department of “Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed Academy” are pending for publications.

• It is also in the objectives of the center to rearrange and publish Hazrat Maulana’s pamphlets and old essays. Up to now, two books have been published on the life and works, and ideology and dawah of Hazrat Maulana.

• The publication of the literary research projects assigned to the research workers is also an important work.

• A collection of important books for the library is also greatly needed.

• Residential quarters for the permanent research scholars is in needed; if two quarters can be arranged early, then the need could be fulfilled.

• Need of computers for every research worker.

• Distribution of the books on Islamic ideology and dawah.

• Assistance of Islamic centers and mosques.


Dar-e-Arafat is an old institution involved in religious, dawah, training and social welfare activities. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF ABUL HASAN ALI NADWI CENTER