Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri (صفی الرحمن مبارکپوری; 6 June 1942 – 1 December 2006) was an Indian writer. Mubarakpuri was born in Husainabad, a village one mile deep to the north side of Mubarakpur, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Mubarakpuri began his studies at home with the Quran under the tutelage of his grandfather and uncle. He then began studies in Arabic and Persian after being admitted to Madrasa Arabia Dar-ut-Taleem. He later moved on to Madrasah Ihyaaul Uloom in Mubarakpur after being admitted there in 1954. Two years after that he joined Madrasa Faiz-e-Aam Maunath Bhanjan (Mau district) for further studies. Upon completion of his seven years of studies, he acquired the Fadilat degree and passed multiple exams to receive the Maulvi and Alim Certification. Mubarakpuri then went on to teach for the next 28 years in various universities, madrasas, and schools in India until he was offered a position at the Islamic University of Al Madinah al-Munawarah. He served several years at the Islamic University of Madinah.
Mubarakpuri wrote and compiled seventeen books in Urdu and Arabic. Several books were translated into English, including:
- Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (English: The Sealed Nectar).
- When the Moon Split.
- History of Makkah Al-Mukaramah.
- History of Madinah Al-Munawarah.
- Abridged Tafsir Ibn Kathir.