Maulana Qazi Mujahidul Islam Qasmi died on 4 April after a long illness. His death has caused a big void that may not be filled easily. He was born in the town of ‘Jale’ of Distt; Darbhanga, Bihar on 9 October 1936 in an academic and religious family. His father Maulana Abdul Ahad was one of the great disciples of Hazrat Shaikhul Hind Maulana Mahmood Hasan Deobandi.
Qazi sahib received his basic education at his home. For further studies he went to different madrasas including Madarsa Mahmoodul Uloom, (Damla) Madarsa Imdadia (Darbhangha) and Madarsa Darul Uloom (Mau Nath Bhanjan). When he could not quench his academic thirst here, he went to Darul Uloom Deoband, the biggest Islamic Centre of learning in India and studied there for four years. He went on receiving Islamic education there from top ranking Islamic scholars such as Maulana Abdul Hafeez Balyawi, Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani, Maulana Husain Bihari, Maulana Fakhruddin Muardabadi and so on.
After completing Fazilat Course from Darul Uloom Deoband, he decided to teach in a madarsa. First time at the suggestion of Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani he joined Jamia Rahmania (Monger) as a teacher. There he taught both higher and lower classes. He possessed an extraordinary ability of teaching. Interestingly he was as much at ease in teaching higher students as he was expert in handling lower classes. That is why he was loved by all the students. He continued teaching for about seven years after completing his Fazilat from Darul Uloom Deoband.
He had a vast experience of social and religious services to the community. In 1962, he joined the Imarate Shari’ah (Patna). His association with the Imarat lasted up to his last breath. Imarate Shri’ah was the only center where the Muslims went and found solutions of their fiqhi problems. But the whole system of Imarat was messy. It was very difficult to serve the Muslims from this platform. People had virtually snapped their relationship with the Imarat. But no sooner than Qazi Sahib joined the Imarat all the departments became active. Through this platform, he gave impetus to the education among Muslims of Bihar. By his untiring efforts the Imarat that was merely an ordinary organization, now turned into an ideal Islamic court. It had a good impact on Muslims of Bihar. The visitors to the Imarat increased and people started taking their religious and social problems to the Imarat. Looking at the reputation of the Imarat for its impact on the social life of Muslims, the government also had to give recognition to its verdicts.