Please be advised that the AAIIL (Lahore) Fiji will be celebrating Maulana Muhammad Ali day at 5.30PM at Masjid Noor on 5th December 2010. If you wish to read more about the works of this amazing gentleman, please view the Wikipedia Articles and materials on our website.
Very briefly, during the 14th century Hijrah, many great men by the name of Muhammad Ali were born in the Islamic world. Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, the great orator, patriot and politician; Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of a country and a nation, Pakistan; and Mr. Muhammad Ali, boxer, probably the greatest boxer of all times, but most probably Maulana Muhammad Ali, M.A., LL.B., of Lahore will go down in the history of mankind as the greatest of them all, for through his writings he shaped the future of mankind by bringing a change at the intellectual level. Being the first Muslim author of an English translation and commentary of the Holy Qur’an, which is considered the best and the most authentic, he became instrumental in illuminating the minds of the thinkers and intellectuals of the West. The Nation of Islam, in U.S.A., is a living evidence of his efforts, as it was his English translation of the Holy Qur’an which was presented by Fard Muhammad to His Excellency Elijah Muhammad and resulted in transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of persons through his movement. Through his books on various Islamic topics he expounded the beauteous teachings of the Qur’an and the beauteous character of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, in such accomplished terms that the West came to acknowledge the Qur’an as the greatest spiritual force and the Holy Founder of Islam as the greatest man known to history. It can be said without any fear of contradiction that Maulana Muhammad Ali’s writings were the major source of information about Islam in the West in the major part of this century.
The depth of Maulana’s learning is borne out by the fact that he wrote thousands of pages during his more than fifty years’ sojourn in the field of religious literature, and not a single contradiction can be found in his writings of various periods. This makes him the most outstanding and accomplished author on religion of this century — and all others fall much below him in this respect.
He died on October 13, 1951, and in acknowledgement of his unparalleled services to the cause of Islam, we are publishing a brief biographical sketch of this illustrious son of Islam.