Syed Muhammad Rabey Hasani Nadwi is currently (since 1999) the Rector of Nadwatul ‘Ulama. He was born in 1929 and educated at Nadwatul ‘Ulama and Darul ‘Uloom, Deoband. From 1949, he has been serving Nadwatul ‘Ulama in different capacities.
He is the nephew of Syed Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi. As Dr. ‘Abdullah ‘Abbas Nadwi has written in the Introduction of this biography, Syed Rabey Nadwi was the most trusted associate and confidant of Syed Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi.
He is a Trustee of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, the President of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, a Vice President of the Muslim World League, a founding member of the World Forum of Islamic Literature, the President of the Academy of Islamic Research and Publications, the President of Religious Education Council, and a patron of Payam-e-Insaniyat. He has to his credit about 30 books in Arabic and Urdu.