Mulana Mazharul haque
was born on 22 dec.1866 in village Brahmpur, Thana Maner of Patna
district. He got lot of land donated to him by his relatives and settled in villageFaridpur of district Siwan
He constructed a home in the village and named it
'Ashiana'. Pandit Motilal Neharu
in 1927, Smt. Sarojani Devi in 1928, Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, K.F. Nariman, Maulana
Abdul Kalam Azad visited his house 'Ashiana' in Faridpur. He was the only son among
the three children's of Sheikh Amedullah. The names of his sister were Gafrunisha
and Kaneej Fatma. His father was a rich landlord.
He got his primary education from a Maulvi at home. He passed his
matriculation from Patna Collegiate in 1886. Then he went to Lucknow for higher
studies and took admission in Cannigh College. But he could not adjust himself and
left to England for studying law in 1886. He returned to India in 1891 after passing
law and started practice at Patna. On the advice of his friend Willam Barket he
joined the judicial
service as Munsif. But he soon resigned following differences
with the District & Session Judge and started practice at Chapra. Again he went
to Patna in 1906 to practice law.
In 1906 he was elected as Vice Chairman of Bihar Congress Committee.
He also stared a journal
'Motherland'. He took actively participated in
and was sentence to 3 month imprisonment. He was the founder of "Sadaquat Ashram" at Patna and