Mawlana Khodarahm Roudini, a prominent professor of Hadith and logic at Darululoom Zahedan, passed away after enduring a period of illness on Monday afternoon, October 4, 2021. He was 86.
SunniOnline reported, the funeral prayer of Mawlana Roudini was held on Tuesday morning inside Darululoom Zahedan, the biggest free Islamic educational center of the Sunni community in Iran.
In the funeral ceremony, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid, president of Darululoom Zahedan said: “Mawlana Khodarahm was a great scholar and Hadith teacher. He used to be humble with everyone and remain always silent. When he was speaking, it was known that a scientific and skilled figure was speaking”.
The Friday prayer leader of Sunnis in Zahedan added: “His death is a great loss to our society”.
Shaikh Abdol-Hameed further referred to the passing of two prominent Sunni scholars and teachers of Hadith at Darululoom Zahedan, in this year and said: “The death of Mawlana Abdur-Rahman Mohebbi and Mawlana Khodarahm Roudini, two great Hadith teachers of Darululoom Zahedan caused a great loss to our society.”
Mawlana Abdol-Ghani Badri, the vice Friday prayer leader of Sunnis in Zahedan said: “Mawlana Khodarahm was a professor in rational and narrative sciences”.
“Mawlana Khodarahm preferred the service of religion, science and the Qur’an to any other thing”, said Mufti Mohammad Qasem Qasemi, chairman of Darul-Ifta of Darululoom Zahedan.
Who was Mawlana Khodarahm?
Mawlana Khodarahm Roudini was born in a Baloch family, in the village of “Sohrab” of Miankangi district of Sistan in Iranian Balochistan. In childhood, his father died and his family moved to Afghanistan due to livelihood problems.
In Afghanistan, he gained his primary education from prayer leaders of Chakhansour in Nimruz province, and then he went to Qandahar to continue his education.
In Qandahar, Shaikh Khodarahm studied Islamic sciences for 12 years. He benefited from Mawlana Abdol-Ahad (alumnus of Darululoom Deoband) and Mawlana Obaidullah Qandahari.
To continue his education, Shaikh Khodarahm left Afghanistan to Pakistan. In Pakistan, Shaikh Khodarahm studied in Quetta for two years, then moved to Karachi and enrolled in Jamia Farooqia.
While studying in Farooqia, he was in contact with other great seminaries of Karachi. He attended scientific meetings of Ulama such as Mufti Mohammad Shafi Othsmani, the founder of Darululoom Karachi and Mawlana Mohammad Yusuf Banuri, the founder of Jamia Islamia Banuri town.
Mawlana Roudini then went to Lahore and enrolled in Jamia Madaniah and learned from Shaikh Ahmad Mian. In Lahore, he benefited from Shaikh-u-Hadith Mawlana Mohammad Idris Kandhlawi and Mawlana Rasoul Khan. On vacations in Lahore, he used to go to Rahimyar Khan and take part in the translation and interpretation course of the Holy Qur’an of Shaikh Abdol-Ghani Jajrawi.
To complete his Islamic studies, Shaikh Khodarahm registered in Nusrat al-Uloom in Gujranwala city. He studied “Sahih al-Bukhari” and “Sunan al-Tirmidhi” with Mawlana Sarfaraz Khan Safdar, and “Sahih Muslim” and “Hujjatullah al-Balighah” with Sufi Abdulhameed Swati “Sunan Abu Dawood” with Shaikh Abdul-Qayyum.
During his studies in Gujranwala, Shaikh Khodarahm met with Shaikh Abdollah Darkhwasti, president of Makhzan al-Uloom Khanpour and Mawlana Qari Mohammad Tayyeb Qasemi, president of Darululoom Deoband, and benefited from them when they traveled to that city.
He started teaching in Matla’-ul-Uloom seminary of Sibi in Balochistan of Pakistan in 1974. After two years, he moved to Afghanistan and then to his hometown, Iran.
In Iran, he taught in Isha’at-al-Tawhid seminary of Zahedan. Then in 1983, he joined Darululoom Zahedan by the invitation of Shaikh Abdol-Aziz, the founder of Darululoom Zahedan and Shaikh Abdol-Hamid, the current president of the seminary. He was a famous and senior teacher of Darululoom Zahedan until his last breath.