Scholarship & Proficiency 
Imam Ahmad Raza studied under various teachers but
with personal study he perfected himself in more than 54 different disciplines of knowledge.
The following 21 branches of learning he read by his father:
1 IlmalQuran (Knowledge of the Quran)
2 IlmalHadith (Knowledge of Traditions)
3 Usuli Hadith (Principle of Traditions)
4 Fiqhi Hanafi (Hanfi Jurisprudence)
5 KutubiFiqh Jumla (All Books of Jurisprudence)
6 UsuliFiqh (Principle of Jurisprudence)
7 JadliMuhazab.
8 IlamiTafseer ( Knowledge of Excegecis of the Holy Quran)
9 Ilamal Kalam (Scholastic theology)
10 IlmiNahav (Syntax)
11 Ilmi Sarf (Grammar, Accidence and Etomology)
12 Ilmi Maani (Elocution)
13 IlmiBadi (Style)
14 IlmiBayan (Rhetoric)
15 IlmiMantique (Logic)
16 IlmiMunazara (Dialectic)
17 IlmiTakseer (Carrying figures)
18 Ilmi Phalsafa (Philosophy)
19 Ilmi Haiyat (Astronomy)
20 Ilmi Hisab (Arithmetic)
21 Ilmi Handasa (Geometry)
About the following 10 disciplenes of knowledge Imam Ahmad Raza writes :
"I give ijaza in these" disciplines too. which I have not studied under any teacher but I have ijaza in
these from discerning Ulama:
22 Qirat (Recitation of the Quran)
23 Tajwid (Knowledge of Right pronumciation of the Quran.
24 Tasauwuf (Mysticism)
25 Suluk (Knowledge of manner in mystic)
26 Akhlaque (Ethics)
27 AsmaulRajaal (Encyclopaedia of Narrators of Traditions)
28 siyar (Biography)
29 Tawarikh (Chronology)
30 Loghat (Lexicon)
31 AdabMaJumla Funoon (Literature with all crafts)
About 14 disciplines of learning Imam Ahmad Raza says that he has not learnt them by any teachers :
32 Arsamatiqi (Arithmetic)
33 JabroMuqabilah (Algebra)
34 Ilmal Tauqeet (timings)
35 Logharsimat ( Logarithms)
36 HisabeSatini
37 ManaziroMaraya (scence & sight)
38 Ilmulukur (spheres)
39 Zijaat (Astronomical tables)
40 Muthallath Kurvi (Spherical Trigonometry)
41 Muthallath Musattah (Plane Trigonometry)
42 Haiyate Jadeedah (Modern Astronomy)
43 Jafr (Numerology & literology)
44 Murabba'at (Quadrangular)
45 Za'ircha (Horoscopism)
About the following 10 branches of learning he writes that he has received them by the Heavenly Blessing.
46 NazmeArabi (Arabic Poetry)
47 NazmeFarsi (Persian poetry)
48 NazmeHindi (Hindi poetry)
49 NathreUrdu (Urdu Prose)
50 NathreFarsi (Persian Prose)
51 Nathre Arabi (Arabic Prose)
52 KhateNaskh (Arabic Calligraphy)
53 KhateNastalique (Persian Calligraphy)
54 Tilawatma, Tajwid (Recitation of the Holy Quran with right pronunciation)
55 IlmalFaraiz (Knowledge of Inheritance)
The branches of knowledge of Imam Ahmad Raza, are more than 60. Here they
are arranged according to the syllabi of Jamias & universites written as under:
1 Jurisprudence 2 principle of Jurisprudence. 3Lexicon of jurisprudence.
4 Hadith 5 Priciple of Hadith 7 Encyclopaedia of Hadith 7 Critical examination of Hadith. 8 Excegecis 9 Principle of
exegesis. 10 Scholastic theology 11 Islameology 12 Recitation of the Quran with right
pronuncation. 13 Knowledge of the Quran & art of its translation 14 Dialectic. 15 Syntax & etimology 16 Rhetoric and
style & elocution 17 Linguistic and lexicon 18 Phonetic 19 Urdu prose 20 Arabic Prose 21 Persian
Prose 22 Arabic poetry 23 Persian Poetry 24 urdu poetry 25 Hindi poetry.
26 Explanation, criticism & appreciation 27 Prosody 28 Mysticism 29 Metaphysics 30 Incantation &
Invocation 31 Jafr (Literology & Numerology) 32 Carrying the figures (Takseer) 33 Ethics 34 Logic
35 Philosophy 36 Phychology 37 Chronology & Biography 38 Sociology 39 Economics 40 Education
41 Political Science 42 Commerce 43 Banking 44 Arithmetic & Computation 45Algebra (Factorization,
equation of any degree, exponential series, Binomual theorm, set theory, Topology, Tensorial algebra) 46
Plane Trigonometry Enclidean logaithims 47 Spherical Tiponomentry. 48 Euclidean Geometry 49 Cordinate
Geometry 50 Timings 51 Horoscopism 52 Astronomy & Astronomical Tables 53 Hisabe satini 54 Statistics
55 Dynamics 56 Statics 57 Hydro Dynamics 58 Hydro statics 59 Zoology 60 Botany 61 Geology 62 Geography
63Horticultise 64 Unani medicine 65 Physiology 66
Inorganic chemistry 67 Organic chemistry 68 Physical chemistry 69Biochemistry etc.
Thus we see that Imam Ahmad Raza alone is more voluminos than all Jamias & universities and a challenge for all
ulama & Scholar & Imam Ahmad Raza was expert & specialist of 60 rational and irrational branches of
learning. Imam Ahmad Raza was also inventer of a few of them.

