Anzar Shah Kashmiri
Sayyid Anzar Shah Kashmiri ibn Muḥammad Anwar Shāh ibn Mu‘az̤z̤am Shāh Kashmīrī (1927-2008) was an Indian Sunni Islamic scholar, founder of Darul Uloom Waqf, Deoband and Jamia Imam Anwar Shah, Deoband.
Maulana Anzar Shah Kashmiri
|Born||6 December 1927|
|Died||26 April 2008 (aged 80)|
|Resting place||Mazar-e-Anwari, Near Eidgah, Deoband|
|Main interest(s)||Fiqh, Hadith|
|Notable work(s)||Asma-e-Husna Ki Barkaat|
|Alma mater||Darul Uloom Deoband|
|Relatives||Syed Azhar Shah Qaiser (brother)|
|Founder of||Darul Uloom Waqf, Deoband Jamia Imam Anwar Shah, Deoband|
|Awards||2003 Presidential Award (Arabic Language and Literature), Qari Muhammad Tayyib Award|
Kashmiri was born at Deoband on 6 December 1927. His father Anwar Shah Kashmiri was a muhaddith. Kashmiri graduated from the Darul Uloom Deoband where he studied from Izaz Ali Amrohi and Hussain Ahmed Madani.
Along with Muhammad Salim Qasmi, the son of Qari Muhammad Tayyib, Kashmiri established Darul Uloom Waqf, Deoband in 1982. Later in 1997, he established Jamia Imam Anwar Shah in Deoband in the memory of his late father Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri.
Kashmiri was selected as the Vice President of the Uttar Pradesh Congress in 2004. He was also awarded with Presidential Award in 2003 for his noble services in the field of Arabic Language and Literature. 
Death and legacyEdit
Kashmiri suffered from heart and kidney problems for some years and was being treated at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi. He died on Saturday 26 April 2008 in Delhi. He was buried in Deoband next to the grave of his father Anwar Shah Kashmiri and is survived by wife, six daughters and a son Ahmad Khizar Shah Kashmiri, the chancellor of Jamia Imam Anwar Shah, Deoband.
Maulana Anzar Shah Kashmiri’s literary works count up to 20. His notable works are:
- Taqreer-e-Shahi (Tafsir)
- Al-fayz ul Jaari (Arabic)
- Asma-e-Husna Ki Barkaat
- Nawaderat Imam Kashmiri
- Tadhkira-tul-Izaz (biography of Izaz Ali Amrohi).
- Khayr al-Majalis
Translations from Arabic to UrduEdit
- Tafseer Ibn Katheer (He wrote marginalia to the translation of Maulana Muhammad Junagarhi)
- Tafseer Madarik'
- Tafseer Jalalayn
- Tafseer Mazhari
- Tafseer Tantawi
- Kashaful Hajjah
- Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi. "Mawlana Anzar Shah Kashmiri: A Tribute to His Life and Services". IlmGate.org. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
- Nur Alam Khalil Amini. Pas-e-Marg-e-Zindah (PDF). Archive.org (in Urdu). Idara Ilm-o-Adab, Deoband. pp. 798–818.
- "Moulana Anzar Shah passes away". Greater Kashmir. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
- Allama Syed Muhammad Anzar Shah Kashmiri. "Asma-e-Husna Ki Barkat". islamicbookcenter.org. Idara Islamiyat, Pakistan. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
- Maulana Syed Anzar Shah Kashmiri. "Nawaderat Imam Kashmiri" (PDF). Archive.org (in Urdu). Memon Islamic Books, Karachi. Retrieved 22 May 2019.