"The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ has been given two roles. He is the landmark in human history. He came to close one era of human history- the era of prophetic revelation. He was the Last, the final, the ultimate prophet of God, after whom the door of revelation was sealed. Consequently, he came to mark the end of one era, which was started from Adam (as), and which had continued all over the world- the era of divine spoon-feeding The spoon feeding in terms of guidance from God. He came to close this era. But He came not only to close an era, He also came to inaugurate another era. And may I tell you at the very onset, that while on the one hand He is the Khatimul Anbiya- the last and the final Divine messenger. He is also, on the other hand, the Inaugurator of the Modern scientific Era. No other, absolutely no one else has this role. This you can fine when you read the Quran, this you can find when you read the hadith. This you can find when you read Muslim History. This you can also find when you read the history of modern science."
Maulana Dr Muhammad Fazlur Rahman Ansari
Dr Maulana Fazlur Rahman Ansari (ra) was an outstanding theologian & philosopher of the Muslim World. His broad knowledge of the modern sciences together with his Islamic learning and insight enabled him to expound on Islam in a manner that was inspiring to both the masses and the intellectual elite.
As a missionary, Maulana Ansari (ra) inspired Muslim minorities with fresh faith & zeal. During his five world missionary tours he affiliated 40 organisations to the World Federation of Islamic Missions. His family traced their linage back to the companion of the Holy Prophet, Khalid Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (ra), who is distinguished for his hospitality and at whose house the Holy Prophet (saw) stayed after his migration.
In 1921, at six, the young boy memorised the Quran at the Madrassah Islamiah Muzaffar Nagar, U.P., India. In 1933 Maulana Ansari (ra) enrolled for his BA degree at the Aligarth Nuskim University, and majored in English, Philosophy and Arabic. Concurrently with his studies at this institution, he did the Dars-e-Nizami course under the tutorship of Prof. Hazrat Maulana Syed Sulaiman Ashraf, Chairperson of the Department of Theology. Here he studies Islamic studies including the Quran, Hadith, Kalam (theology), and Tasawwuf (Islamic Spirituality). By 1937, Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddiqui (ra) had sent him on his first missionary errand to Singapore and Malaysia.
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