Jamia Nizamia

Jamia Nizamia


Jamia Nizamia

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Jamia Nizamia (), more properly, Jami'ah Nizamiyyah, is one of the oldest Islamic seminaries of higher learning of Sunnis in India.


It was founded by Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad Anwarullah Khan Faruqi, honorifically known as Fadilat Jung (the title was bestowed upon him by the Nizam), in Hyderabad in 1876. It flourished under the patronage of the Nizam VII of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan.

Over the last 134 years the Jamia has preserved the understanding of Islam and its sciences by the means of unbroken chains of Islamic authorization viz; the Ijazah and the Isnad, which go back fourteen centuries to tie the institution and its scholars to Muhammad. It was mainly due to the scholarly works accomplished by the faculty of the Jamia Nizamia in the late 19th and 20th centuries that the Hyderabad served as a major hub of academic activities for the entire sub-continent. The Jamia constitutes a major part of Islamic history in the sub-continent, particularly, the Deccan.


Jamia Nizamia has not the status of a University or deemed to be University according to the Indian University Grants Commission Act of 1956, and therefor can not confer or grant degrees.According to the Jamia Nizamia Website, their "Moulvi", "Alim", "Fazil" and "Kamil" are recognized by Osmania University as equivalent to degrees in oriental languages such as B.A.L and M.A.L....
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