Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Ludhianvi was a great Muslim scholar born in 1932 in the village of Isapur in the Ludhiana District of Eastern Punjab, India. He received his primary Islamic education in Multan , Pakistan before becoming a distinguished teacher of Hadith first in Sahiwal and then at Darul-Uloom Binori Town in Karachi , Pakistan .
Maulana Ludhianvi wrote over 100 books which have been translated into numerous languages. Aap Kay Masail Aur Unka Hul and Ikhtilafat-e- Ummat and Sirat-e-Mustaqeem are among his more memorable works. He was a close friend of Maulana Yusuf Binnori and the khalifah of Shaykhul Hadith Maulana Mohammad Zakaria (RA). Besides being the editor of Al-Bayyinat, he was the Vice-President of Aalmi Majlis-e-Tahafuz Khatm-e-Nabuwwat and one of the founding fathers of the Iqra School chain.
Maulana Ludhianvi was martyred in Karachi on May 18, 2000. He was attacked when he stopped to buy fruit while on his way to work. May Allah SWT accept his martyrdom, illuminate his final resting place and give Sabr to his family. Ameen.