The Polymath of Our Time: Allāmah Dr Khalid Mahmud

Islam Reigns

In great sorrow and with a heavy heart, we heard the demise of our teacher and erudite of our time, ʿAllāmah Dr Khalid Mahmud (1344/1925 – 1441/2020) on 20/21 Ramaḍān 1441 (14 May 2020) in Manchester, UK. Indeed, this is a great loss not only for the people of UK but for the entire Muslim Ummah. You have esteemed scholars who solve problems for the general public, but then you have the elite group of scholars who solve intricate problems for the scholars; and, without doubt, ʿAllāmah Ṣāḥib was from the latter group.
ʿAllāmah Ṣāḥib served the dīn for almost 70 years, explaining and defending, with cogent evidences, different aspects and tenets of the dīn, both through his writings and speeches. The objective of this small article is not to encapsulate ʿAllāmah Ṣāḥib’s entire life or his great achievements – and nor is that possible for this sinful…

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