Hussain Ahmed Madani

19th century Islamic scholar of India

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


  • 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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