Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri

Ḥayāt al-‘Ulamā’

By Mufti Muhammad Sa’id Motara

Hadhrat Mufti Ahmed Saheb Khanpuri دامت بركاتهم is an internationally renowned scholar of the Islamic world. He hails from a village in India known as Khanpur which is situated in the Jambusar district of the Bharuch region in the Gujarat Province. It is with reference to this village that he is known to some people as Mufti Khanpuri Saheb. Khanpur (with an “H” after the “K”) should not be confused with Kanpur (without an “H”) which is a city in the U.P. Province, well known for its leather industry.

Hadhrat Mufti Ahmed Saheb Khanpuri دامت بركاتهم ’s primary schooling and Maktab Madrasah studies were completed in his birth place of Khanpur. Thereafter, in pursuit of higher Islamic studies, he enrolled at Madrasah Ashrafiyyah which is a well known Darul Uloom in the Rander suburb of Surat. He was admitted in the said institute at the…

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