About Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Khandhlawii (1917-1965)
Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi (Arabic: مولانا محمد يوسف كاندهلوي ) was born on 25 Jumada al-Awwal 1335 H (20 March 1917) in Kandhla, India. He was born to a notable family of scholars and was exposed to an environment of piety at a young age. His memorized the Quran at the age of ten and continued to study Hadith and the Islamic Sciences. He had a deep connection with the scholars of the time, and was recognized as one of the great scholars of the time.
After his father, Maulana Muhammad Ilyas رحمة الله عليه died, he became the Ameer of Tablighi Jamaat. He spent a lot of time and effort in Tabligh as well as scholarly writings. His two most famous books are the four volume Amani Al-Ahbar Fi Sharh Ma’ani Al-Athar, which is an annotation of a major work by Imam Ahmad Al-Tahawi, and Hayatus Sahabah. Maulana Yusuf رحمة الله عليه died at the age of 48 in Lahore.