Abdul Bari Nadvi

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Who is Abdul Bari Nadvi?

Maulana Abdul Bari Nadvi was born in 1886 in district Bara Banki near Lucknow in the UP Province of India. His father Hakim Abdul Khaliq was a spiritual apprentice of Maulana Mohammad Naeem Farangi Mahli. His younger brother Saad-ud-Din Ansari was among the founding members of the Jamia Millia Delhi in 1928. Maulana Abdul Bari Nadvi died in Lucknow on January 30, 1976. He is survived by four sons and two daughters.

After his early education at a local madressah he went to Nadwa-tul-Ulama for his higher education. He earned reputation as an established academic in the field of philosophy and religion and taught at Gujrat College in Ahmedabad, Dakkan College in Poona, and Usmania University in Hyderabad where he retired as Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department. He was one of the most capable students of Allama Shibli Naumani and a contemporary of Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Maulana Abdul Salam Nadvi, Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi, Maulana Manazir Ahsan Gilani. He wrote extensively on religion and philosophy and translated works of numerous westerns philosophers such as Berkeley, Hume, Descartes, Dewey, Henry Bergson William James, G. F. Stout. Some of his works were included in the religion and philosophy course work at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Usmania University.

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