Our Past, Present, and Future
Darul Uloom Aziza
2200 Los Rios Blvd, Ste 130
Plano, TX 75074, USA
Introduction and Services
Islamic Academy of North America
Islamic Education and Research Center
Dawat and Islah
Darul Uloom’s Plans and its Future (Darut Tasneef and Tarjuma, Darul Ishaat, Islamic School, and Training Center)
Members of the Organization
Masjid (Jumua Prayer, Five Time Prayer, Eidain, and Taraweeh)
Darul Kutub (Library, Audio Library)
List of Publications
Ways of Cooperating
Collected and Written by:
Hazrat Mufti Ahmadul Qaderi Saheb (Muddazillahu Aali)
Alhamdulilah, Islamic Academy was founded in 1421 Hijri/ 2001 in Texas, USA. This is a Deeni [religious], Ilmi [academic], and non-profit organization for the public which has no interest in the politics of today. Our aim is to teach and spread the universal teachings of Islam, publish books and pamphlets, provide Islamic literature, and to especially teach the new generation Quran and Sunnat through the Darul Uloom.
Needs of the Darul Uloom
There has always been a need for a Darul Uloom in every era. In the Beloved Prophet’s (Sall Allahu alaihi wasallam) era, Masjidun Nabawi was the center of knowledge. The Sahabae Ikram (Radi Allahu anhum) were the distinguished and respected students of the madarsa of the Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wasallam). Along with the success of the Muslims the walls of this Madarsa continued their ever-growing borders. Today, the sincere Muslims are engaged in expanding the walls of knowledge to new frontiers, and today there is an even greater need for this madarsa…
Reasons for the Need
1) Before, many Muslims education had one aim which was the Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, Tafseer, and Deeni (religious) Uloom…they would work hard to attain these uloom (branches of knowledge). They would give their valuable lives for this cause, they were really close to the deen and deeni uloom and they would give them priority before the other branches of knowledge. Today, the matter is completely opposite, deeni knowledge is at number two or three. More than seventy five percent of our children study in schools where there is no deeni education. They mature and open their eyes to a non-religious culture and environment where they grow into adults. Can any intelligent person think that children can learn religious manners and practices, respect and rights of parents, cleanliness and purity, and modesty in those places? Even parents are ‘too busy’ or careless to give their children the upbringing of a good environment. So now you can image the need for a Darul Uloom where they can get a good upbringing.
2) Before, it was the era of the Muslim’s success in knowledge and wisdom. Even kings and powerful leaders dared not speak against Islam, but today people are seen attacking the holy law of Islam which is why there is a need for academies like this where children can learn the righteousness of Islam so that rather than lending an ear to these attacks they can refute them.
3) Before, parents knew the Islamic Shariat; they were pious and modest. They would be anxious to pass on the deen to their children. The children, too, opened their eyes before a religious environment, and naturally the good manners became a part of them, but today a child finds his own parents absorbed in non-Islamic behavior and clothing and so the child also tries to adopt what he/she sees. Then, that same child becomes shy of adopting the Islamic way or even fears it. Though, the Lord and Creator of the Universe, Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’alaa) says, ….
It is for this reason that there is a great need for a Darul Uloom where our children can learn the Shariat of Islam and act upon it.
What is a Darul Uloom?
Darul Uloom is that center of knowledge and arts where the congregation of Ulama (Scholars), Huffas (Memorizers of the Quran), Qurra (Recitors of the Quran) are prepared. The masasjid are in need of Imam and Khateebs (speakers), madarsas are in need of teachers, students are in need of teachers (to teach them the deen), the public needs mubaligs (inviters to goodness) and speakers [who can convey to them the message of Islam], the people of Islam need Faqih (Scholars of Islamic Law) and Muhaddith (relators of Hadith) who can solve their problems and they need alims and muftees.
The Darul Uloom are the places who creates Imams and Khateebs for the Masajid, teachers for the Madaaris, teachers for the students [who crave to learn their deen], mubalig and speakers for the guidance of the public, and alim, faqih, and mufti to solve Sharee (religious) problems. We need the Noble Ulama to learn thousands of Masail [religious rules] like faraid and wajibaat (the necessities), maroof and munkiraat (the permissible and impermissible), sunun and mustahabbat (traditions of the Prophet Sall Allahu alaihi wasallam) and the preferred deeds), azkar and ibaadat (recitations and acts of worship), tajarat and zaraat (business and trade), sanat and hurfat (craftsmanship), nikah and talaq (marriage and divorce), iddat (probationary period) and razaat (fosterhood), rights of parents, rights of the spouses, rights of the children, human rights, halal and haraam, etc. The smallest change and modification can make a business deal impermissible, an act of worship incomplete, or change the course of other matters from right to wrong in the light of Islam.
If the Ulama are taken away, the world would be put into disorder. It is a sign of the Day of Judgement that first the Ulama will be raised.
Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu alaihi wasallam) says,
It is from the signs of the Day of Judgement that knowledge of the [deen] will cease to exist and ignorance will overcome it.
In another place the Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu alaihi wasallam) said,
Indeed, Allah will not take away ilm from people by taking it away from their hearts, rather, He will take away ilm by taking away the Ulama until no alim will remain, people will take the ignorant to be their leaders, people will ask them [their religious concerns] and they will give decisions without knowledge so they will be misguided and will misguide others. (Bukhari and Muslim)
The Importance of the Darul Uloom
Hafize Millat, Hazrat Maulana Abdul Aziz Mudaithe Mubarakpuri (Alaihi Rahmah) who is a renowned and distinguished personality in the world of Madaris, the teacher, mentor and murshid to thousands of Ulama, Huffas, Qurra, and Muftiane Kiraam; who was a God-fearing Buzorg (saint), wali-e-kamil, embodiment of knowledge and excellence, zuhd and taqwa, patience, and honesty; who was attached to the madarsa and darul uloom for most of his life; he spent nearly forty years in Jamia Ashrafia alone, says after a life of priceless experience,
“It is sawaab (a reward) to build a masjid, to build a place for travelers is sawaab, to build a place for the yateem is sawaab, but the madarsa (darul uloom) holds the most significance, because if Ulama are not created then who will give guidance to these places and who will protect them. I have choosen (to be a part of) the madarsa with great deal of thought.”
(Malfoozate Hafize Millat, page 57)
The Difference between a Madarsa and Masjid
In another place, he said while explaining the difference between the madarsa and masjid is that, “If someone took part in building a masjid, he will get the reward for every person who prays in it, but if that same person prays in another masjid the builder or partaker of the first masjid will not receive reward for the prayer, but if someone took part in building the madarsa (Darul Uloom) then the partaker will receive reward for every student who learns Salah, Roza, Ahkam of the Shariat, and knowledge of the deen, no matter where he goes or where he prays or keeps his roza or does any good deed, the partaker in building the madarsa will receive reward for every good deed that student does. And more sawaab in addition is the teaching and learning of the teachers, students and others in the madarsa.
(Hafize Millat Number 185, 186)
Darul Uloom Azizia
With the importance of Islamic Education in mind, Darul Uloom Aziza was founded under Islamic Academy in 1424/2003 with the duaa of Azize Millat Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hafeez Saheb, Dean of Al-Jamiatul Ashrafia, Mubarakpur.
In memory of Hafize Millat, Hazrat Maulana Abdul Aziz Muhadise Mubarakpuri (Alaihir Rahmah), its name was given Darul Uloom Aziza.
The Darul Uloom is located in Plano at 2200 Los Rios Blvd, Ste 130, Plano, TX, with four rooms, two halls, a storage room, wudu khana, and two restrooms.
Regular Evening Classes
Students are taught the Quran with art of Tajweed so that they can recite with correct pronunciations from the sahih makharij (outlets of the words). Along with the Nazira (reading) education students are taught some designated Surahs and Ayats, Ahdatih related to daily issues with translation, Kalima, Durood, Istigfar, and Duaas that are recited daily. Similarly, by learning Islamic General Knowledge, Wudu, and How to pray Salah students gather a wealth of knowledge.
Those who are interested in becoming Alim (Scholars of Islam) are taught with superb education of the Mualvi and Alim classes.
According to the standard of Darse Nizami, Darse Quran, Tafseer, Usool, Tafseer, Hadith, Usoole Hadith, Usoole Fiqh, Faraid (Wirasat), Ilmut Tawqeet (How to calculate Salah Timings), Nawh, Sarf, Mantiq, Adab, Inshaa, Tajwee, Qirat, Seerat, Aqaid, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, English, History, etc are all a part of the curriculum.
After the completion of Nazira Quran, students can seek education of Hifze Quran along Tajweed and Qirat, with classes being from Saturday to Thursday, six days.
Tajweed and Qirat
According to the laws of Tajweed, students are practically taught how to recite Quran with practice of Qirat which are the specialties of this course. This class is Saturday and Sunday after Zuhr.
Students interested in learning Urdu are taught how to read and write the language on Saturday and Sunday so that our students can be enlightened with this language. Today, Urdu is the third most spoken language. Students will learn English in the schools, however we will have to give more effort so that the children can learn urdu.
For those brothers who have not yet been able to learn the Quran or attain the education of the Deen but now have the desire can enroll in these classes.
Madarsatul Binat (Girls Class)
For girls 12 and older, a ladies teacher teaches the sisters in a separate class.
During the summer vacation during June and July, these afternoon classes are in session so that students can make good use of their time. Classes are taught from Sunday to Thursday (Six Days in a week).
Semi-annual, annual, and summer exams are the three exams of the madarsa year. There is a special program set annually in which students in top positions are awarded for their encouragement and at the same time to entice others to achieve the same.
Masjid (Jumua Prayer, Five time prayer, Eidain, and Taraweeh)
Alhamdulilah, Jumua prayer is prayed with an Urdu Lecture before the Arabic Khutba in which muslims learn Ahkame Shariat (laws of the Shariat) and Masaile Shariat, they are reminded of Iman and the Amal (faith and deeds), people hear the way of the Salaf Saliheen (pious preceedors). There are five time prayers and the eidain prayers. During Ramdan, the twenty rakat Taraweeh is prayed with complete Quran recitation with a Darse of Tafseer daily. By coming, Insha Allah, you will gain better understanding of Islam and gain reward.
Questions received via internet and letters from around the world are answered; so far, questions have been answered from more than one-hundred and fifty countries. Besides these sources, you can come directly to Darul Uloom Azizia to meet and ask Mufti Saheb questions or you can contact him by phone.
Darul Kutub (Library)
The role and need of authentic books to give fatwa, write books, and research papers is known to the intelligent and knowing. Alhamdulilah, today the library has over a thousand religious books with vast variety of topics in Arabic, Urdu, and English for those yearn for knowledge. You too can benefit from the library. There is still much needed literature to be added to the collection.
Hundreds of Cds and Cassettes of Ulama (scholars) are available covering many topics so that the voice of Islam can enlighten the hearts of the masses.
Dawat and Islah
For Dawat (invitation) to Islam and for the Islah and reform of our community, there is a weekly dars of Tafseer/Hadith after Maghrib and zikr. The people are also given an opportunity to ask questions. Besides this, programs are held on the blessed occasion of Eid Meeladun Nabi (Sall Allahu alaihi wasallam), Ghiyarhaveen Sharee, Shabe Meraj, Shabe Barat, and Shabe Qadr with great zeal and sincerity in which Ulama deliver speeches for the Islah of our Aqaid and Aamal (faith and deeds) . There is Khatmul Quran program in Ramadan after completion of the Quran in Taraweeh.
Islamic Web Site
Through this convenient medium people are able to learn the universal message of Islam along with seeing the latest Islamic Academy publications and news. Some highlights of the website are:
1. Quran is available with complete Transalation and Recitation
2. Anware Hadith is a section comprised of Ahadith covering various topics
3. Articles and research papers written
4. Fatwa of Ulama given about masail (issues) people face
5. Ladies Section
6. Children’s Section
7. Non-Muslim Section
8. Audion: Quran, Hamd, Naat, Speeches
9. Duaa and Durood
10. Important Dates
11. Ask Imam Section
12. Islamic Calendar
13. Salah Time Table
This department keeps records of expenses and income along with working to collect funds the expenses of the Darul Uloom. The administration works diligently to keep an account of the records of which the members of the organization check from time to time.
Our Plans and The Future
1) Islamic School: Along with keeping the curriculum of schools, providing a curriculum filled with courses on Islam and Sunnah so that the students can benefit from the religious as well as worldly education.
2) Training Center: Where training is provided for Imamat and Khitabat so that Imams who know the language and culture can lead the Masajid and enlighten the people.
3) Building: A vast building which can handle all the plans of this organization
4) Darut Tasneef wa Tarjuma: This department will prepare a team of writers, translators, and researchers who can write, translate, collect, and research over much needed literature.
5) Darul Ishaat: Where the composing, editing, proof-reading, and publishing of books and pamphlets can be done on a large scale.
Our Sincere Appeal to You
We need those sincere and resolute people who feel happiness in spending in the way of Allah by the wealth He (Azzawajalla) has given them. And sacrificing parents who have the desire to make their children Scholars and Hafiz of Quran; who want to adorn their world and the hereafter by enrolling their children in the Darul Uloom to attain the knowledge of the Deen.
We pray that may Allah accept the donations, sadaqat, khairat, and endeavors of all. May He increase the number of sacrificing and sincere brothers and sisters, May He open the doors of their generosity, May He give us the taufeeq to take on great projects, and May He shower us with the blessings of the world and Akhirat. May He give Islamic Academy the strong will to do as much work for the Deen as possible, and May He give us the taufeeq to complete these projects with ease and swiftness.
Contact: Hazrat Mufti Amadul Qaderi (Mudda Zillahu Aali)
Darul Uloom Aziza
2200 Los Rios Blvd Ste 130
Plano, TX 75074
Ways to Cooperate:
1) Help us in purchasing land or a building for Darul Uloom Azizia
2) Cover the expenses for publishing some of the many books pending publication
3) Purchase books for the Library for Essale Sawaab of your deceased and loved relatives
4) Start by becoming a member of our monthly check-o-matic system
5) Introduce and tell all your friends and the community about Darul Uloom Azizia, read its publications, and give us your valuable suggestions