MAULANA MUHAMMAD FAROOQ KHAN, an eminent Islamic scholar, poet and writer, was born in 1932 in Karpi village of Sultanpur, UP. He did his Post-Graduation in Hindi literature. He started his career with teaching at Azamgarh. Afterwards he switched over to writing, as he had a knack for it. His first work was translation of the Holy Qur'an into the Hindi language. His compilation of Ahadith (Traditions of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him) with commentary named Kalaam-e-Nabuwwat in four volumes has been widely acclaimed.