Mawlana Bilal Ali
Mawlana Bilal is currently a religious consultant and president of the board of directors at Khalil Center. At Khalil Center he specializes in mental illness and Islamic law, he is actively involved in the instruction and formulation of research projects related to Islamically integrated psychology. Additionally, he is the chair of the department of Hadith at Darul Qasim.
Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL in Computer Engineering and received his Bachelors diploma from National-Louis University in Lisle, IL in the field of Applied Behavioral Sciences. His Islamic education began at Jāmiʿat al-Ḥasanayn in Faisalabad, Pakistan, a pioneering seminary founded by the renowned orator and scholar, Mawlana Tariq Jameel, where he studied the foundational Islamic sciences with erudite scholars like Mawlana ʿUbayd Allāh, Shaykh Ramzī al-Ḥabīb al-Tūnisī, and Mufti Aḥmad ʿAlī.
Mawlana Bilal completed his formal dars niẓāmī studies (equivalent Masters degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies) at the Jāmiʿat Dār al-ʿUlūm in Karachi, where he studied the canonical hadith collections with Mufti Muḥammad Taqī al-ʿUthmānī, Mufti Muḥammad Rafīʿ al-ʿUthmāni, Muftī Maḥmūd Ashraf al-ʿUthmāni, Mufti ʿAbd al-Raʿūf al-Sikharwī, and Mawlana Iftikhār Aḥmad al-Aʿzamī. Mawlana Bilal subsequently enrolled in a specialization course in Hadith and studied under ‘Allamah Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm al-Nuʿmānī (al-Chishtī).
Mawlana Bilal has ijāzahs in hadith from the most senior generation of hadith masters in Pakistan, namely Mawlana ʿAbd al-Halīm al-Nuʿmānī, Mawlana Salīm Allāh Khān, Mawlana Sarfarāz Khān Ṣafdar, Mawlana ʿAbd al-Ḥamīḍ al-Sawātī, and Mawlana Khān Muḥammad — students of Shaykh al-Islam Ḥusayn Aḥmad al-Madanī and Mawlana Fakhr al-Ḥasan al-Murādabādī (may Allah have mercy on them). He has since continued his studies in various fields, including discursive theology (kalām), Islamic jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh), and Islamic philosophy under Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia at Darul Qasim. His other research interests include Hadith, Ḥanafī law, Education and curriculum development, and Islamic Bioethics.
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