Some years ago a certain individual living in Blackburn whose daughter was about to reach the age of 5 years was greatly concerned regarding her upbringing. During that time the mentality was such that education was to be taught in a secular/state school, and this great concern was in reality from the auspicious teachings of our elders.
He made a journey to India to meet the great personalities [M. Maseehullah Khan Sahib, M. Mohammad Ahmad Sahib, M. Abrar Ul Haq Sahib, M. Ali Miah Sahib & M. Qamaruzamaan Sahib] to request their pious and humble Duas and to seek advice from them as to what to do with regards to his young daughter, and how he should seek guidance in regards to this great concern. Eventually their efforts and tearful Duas made this school come into existence.
We would think that we need thousands of pounds and a great building etc to initiate a school, when researching into this matter, we found that you do not need all these materials but you can start a schooling system in your very own home. I remember reading Sawaani Qaasmi by Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki Sahib where somebody told him that they had started Madrasah in Deoband. Hazrat Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki Sahib asked “How many Ahle Dil (physicians of the heart) have cried in prostration for this? Through their attention and focusing on this Madrasah thereby it came into existence and you are saying that you have made a Madrasah. When in reality it is the attention of the Akabireen (the elders) that these schools come into existence, same is the matter with this very school.
Later, our Geloo brothers who are widely popular and well known Mashallah gave us a property on rent which could be used for the school, so Alhamdulillah the school was transferred there.
The Principal, Mashallah, who has a connection with the pious, elder personalities, took in charge of the school and continued with the hard work and zeal until a time came when the school became too small to accommodate the children.
A very important person in the initial stages of producing. Rawdhatul Uloom was Hazrat Mufti Abu-Zafar Saheb, who is a very close associate of Hazrat Qari Tayyib Sahib (principle of Darul Uloom Deoband). Mufti Abu-Zafar is currently an Imam in Birmingham , He helped fully with his pious advice and guidance yet still continues to render his time and efforts towards the development of the school, making it better for the interest of the people.