101th death anniversary of renowned Islamic Scholar Allama Shibli Nomani was observed in the Pakistan on November 18 (Wednesday).
Borne on June 3, 1857, Shibli is best known for his founding the Shibli National College in 1883 and the Darul Musannefin in Azamgarh.
He was a versatile scholar in the prolific language used to be spoken in Indian sub-continent during early 20th century. He covered his academic writing in Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Turkish and Urdu. He was also a poet and gathered much stuff on the life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH; however, he could only compile the first two volumes of the work entitled Sirat-un-Nabi. Later, one of his disciple Syed Sulaiman Nadvi collected the material to compile it with an addition from his own side and wrote remaining five volumes of the work after Nomani’s departure from the world.
Shibli was also one of those who opposed the Aligarh Movement; besides, he was against the ideology of Sir Syed, which’s why he was thwarted from the services of MAO College.