THE SWORD OF RAZA SHAYKH ZIA UL MUSTAFA ‘MUHADITH-E-KABEER’

Compiled through the blessing of Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind 

By a humble servant of ALLAH Muhammad Afthab Cassim Al-Qaadiri Razvi Noori

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Compiler’s Note
All praise is due to Almighty Allah, Durood and Salaams in Abundance upon the Most Beloved of Allah’s Creation Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa ‫ .ﷺ‬Peace and Blessings upon His Noble Family, Distinguished Companions, and upon the Learned and Righteous Ulama of Deen, who are the Representatives of the Ambia, and upon all those who follow them with true sincerity and devotion. Just a few days ago, Ashraf Bhai Osman who is currently residing in Dubai called me up, and mentioned that the team of Ziaulmustafa.com have requested that I should prepare a few pages on the life and works of Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. This request he presented on behalf of Maulana Riyaz-ul-Mustafa. I humbly mentioned to Ashraf Bhai that due to the lack of time and immense commitments it is very difficult for me to prepare too lengthy an article, but I gave my word that I would attempt to write a few pages as an introduction to this blessed personality whom I regard as one of my mentors in life. The following day I made this humble attempt using information I already had in my possession, which included a few short articles and many incidents which I personally had knowledge of in regards to the life and works of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. I personally hold Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer in very high esteem and regard him amongst the ‘Chosen Servants of Allah’. I have noticed his love for Murshidi Huzoor Taajush Shariah Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Azhari, and I have noticed the love and Respect that Huzoor Taajush Shariah in-turn has for

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Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. I have always believed and said publicly as well; that Huzoor Aala Hazrat ؓ◌ left behind many blessed personalities, but two of those whom he left behind and appointed as the Islamic Chief Justices for the Muslim System in India, were Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ and Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. I have always felt that these two personalities have in-turn left behind for the same reason and for the same purpose, Huzoor Taajush Shariah and Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer. In brief, I commenced writing a few pages discussing the life of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer and found myself going through many pages very swiftly by the Grace of Allah and Blessing of the Beloved Rasool ‫ ,ﷺ‬and before I knew it this book was prepared in a short space of a few hours daily for five days. This I regard as the blessing of my Grand Masha’ikh and the proof of the acceptance of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer in the Court of Allah and His Beloved Rasool ‫.ﷺ‬ In preparing this document I have extracted much of the information from a manuscript in Urdu on the life of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer which was prepared a few years ago by one of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s students, namely Mufti Abul Hassan Al Qaadiri, who is currently serving as a Mufti at Darul Uloom Amjadia in Ghosi. I must point out that even a book of this many pages which initially was meant to be only a short essay, cannot do justice to the personality and services of Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer.

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I pray that this humble effort is accepted in the Court of Allah, and is a means of benefit for those who read it. I pray that this book serves as a means for my spiritual elevation in this world and as a means for my salvation in the hereafter. I pray through the Wasila of Huzoor-e-Akram ‫ ﷺ‬that Allah affords me the opportunity to remain always in the service of His Deen and in the service of these Great Personalities who serve this Deen with total sincerity and dedication. I pray that Allah Almighty grants Huzoor Taajush Shariah and Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer i.e. the ‘The Shaykhain of this Era’ good health and long life. Aameen. I would like to thank all those who have assisted in making this publication a success, especially those who spent lengthy hours proofing and making valuable suggestions to improve this document. My special thanks to Brother Irshaad Ridawi or Netherlands, for designing the beautiful cover and proofing; to Brother Shakeel Ahmed Razvi Amjadi of Preston (UK) for his tireless efforts in setting and proofing; Brother Tahir Raza Razvi of Colombo (Sri Lanka); Brother Luqmaan Aslam Aziz Razvi of Blantyre (Malawi); Shaykh Omar of Durban (South Africa) and not forgetting my wife for her efforts in proofing this document on her her Murshid. Special Thanks to Haji Cassim Goolam Rasool, Haji Mahomed Amod and Brother Zaheer Hoosain and Brother Zainul Abideen Hoosen Razvi. I pray through the Wasila of the Beloved Rasool  that Allah rewards them all with the best of rewards. Aameen Sag-e-MUFTI-E-AZAM Muhammad Afthab Cassim Al-Qaadiri Razvi Noori

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‫ﺑﺴﻢ ﺍﷲ ﺍﻟﺮﲪٰﻦ ﺍﻟﺮﺣﻴﻢ‬

MUMTAZUL FUQAHA, SULTAAN-ULASAATIZA, HUZOOR MUHADITH-EKABEER, HAZRAT ALLAMA ZIA UL MUSTAFA QAADIRI AMJADI
[Allah preserve him]

His Blessed Birth
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was born on the 2nd of Shawwal AlMukarram in the year 1354, coinciding with 27 October 1935 or 1936 at the blessed home of Sadrush Shariah Allama Amjadi Ali Qaadiri Razvi ؓ◌. Hazrat was born on a Sunday in a town called Ghosi, which also well-known as Madinatul Ulama (The city of Ulama).

His Blessed Name
At birth he was blessed with the name Mohammed Waahid Ali (alias) Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri, but is well known by his alias today.

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A Few Of His Distinguished Titles
He is so versed and proficient in Fiqh (Jurisprudence) that he has been blessed with the title "Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha" which means "The Distinctive one amongst the Jurists". Below are some of the titles bestowed upon him over the years:  Sultaan-ul-Asaatiza  Ra’ees-ul Asaatiza  Katheer-ul-Talaamiza  Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha  Ustaaz-ul-Ulama  Taaj As Soofia  Tarjumaan-e-Maslak-e-Raza  Naa’ib-e-Sadrush Shariah  Raazi-e-Zamaa  Ghazaali-e-Jahaa  Taajedaar-e-Ahle Sunnat,  Rahbar-e-Shariat  Peer-e-Tareeqat  Naashir-e-Sunnat  Qaami-e-Bid’at  Mufak’kir-e-Islam 7

 Naa’ib-e-Rasool-e-Anaam  Qaazi-e-Islam  Ra’ees-ul-Munaazireen  Ajwad-ul-Mutak’kalimeen  Imam-ul-Mudar’riseen  Mumtaz-ul-Muhaditheen  Muhadith-e-Kabeer  Ameer ul Mo’mineen fil Hadith  Naa’ib Qaazi ul Quz’zat fil Hind etc. None of these titles are self-proclaimed titles, but they are titles bestowed upon him by some of the greatest Ulama of the time. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer has been blessed with these titles as he is truly deserving of them. With the exception of the titles mentioned above, Allama Saaheb Qibla (as he is affectionately known to most of his students and followers) has been blessed with many more titles.

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His Blessed Features
 Height: Medium height, which makes clear the embodiment of excellence and auspiciousness.  Complexion: a brown (wheaten) colour, going towards ochre. The radiance in his complexion is manifest and instantly recognizable.  Head: Round, a treasure of philosophical reflection and a profoundly intelligent mind, and the axis of the turban.  Forehead: Broad and magnanimous, reflecting the splendour of good fortune.  Eye Lashes: Black, thick and a wonderful illustration of elegance and handsomeness.  Eyes: Fittingly large, as if adorned with Surma. A stunning set, filled with attractiveness, modesty and bashfulness, yet portraying a deep silence, like the vast open sea.  Nose: moderately long, but slightly raised.  Cheek: Soft and full, but neither too plump nor completely flat.  Lips: Petite and thin, and an image of exquisiteness, always adorned with a smile  Face: Round, but slightly elongated and luminous, glowing with the light of the Holy Prophet’s  love. 9

 Beard: Lengthened according to the Sunnat (i.e. a full beard), a stunning blend of black and white strands of hair. Not too thick.  Moustache: Thin, in accordance with the Sunnat.  Chest: A broad treasure chest, full of knowledge, virtue and wisdom.  Hands: physically long, signifying the signs of beneficence and generosity  Stomach: Flat, in line with the chest.  Waist: suitable as it should be.  Palms: Broad and ample.  Shoulders: Sturdy and level  Body: Lean, Well built and Light

His Blessed Attire
 Turban (Amaama): Made from light fabric. Colours vary. Most common colour being Badaami (Almond coloured).  Topi: Made from white cotton material, known as a Do Pal’li Topi  Kurta: Made from cotton fabric, style known as ‘kalidaar’, long and white.  Jubbah (Long Buttoned Coat): Depending on the weather, either for summer or winter. These are made from either thin or thick fabric. Colours vary. 10

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Sherwani: Vary in colours. Made from thick fabric Pajaama (Trouser): wide, made from white cotton fabric. Handkerchief and shawl: Keeps this with him to wipe his face and beard

With the above mentioned distinctiveness, and with a stick of guidance in his hand; he is wholeheartedly engaged in spreading his rays of knowledge, by truly representing the Maslak (Our true Creed), and by guiding the nation, and educating his students, and by striving for the protection of the Sunni society on an international level.

His Excellence
Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha, Sultaan-ul-Asaatiza, Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer Hazrat Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri Amjadi Qibla is amongst those learned and great Ulama, who possess great and wonderful qualities. He is also well recognised for his Teaching, Oration, Writing, Eloquent Presentations, and manner of Da’wah, debating and numerous other qualities. His intellect and knowledge is so vast that when he delivers any discourse or presents any discussion, one cannot realise whether he has explained it from his intellect or after such intense research, for which there is usually not much time. After his discussion on such topics, if one goes through the authentic books, one will find that whatever he has mentioned is in accordance with all the authentic and reliable sources of knowledge. 11

As for the condition of his alert sense of mind, it can be found that after lengthy journeys and after not sleeping for days on end, if one queries any law of Shariat with him, he immediately presents an answer without showing any signs of being tired or troubled after days of not sleeping. He has been blessed with knowledge of more than 60 thousand Hadith of the Holy Prophet ‫.ﷺ‬

His Beloved Homeland ‘Ghosi’
The birthplace and homeland of Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is a place called Qasba Ghosi (i.e. the town of Ghosi). This is in the Uttar Pardesh Province (Northern Province of India), which falls within jurisdiction of the district Mau, which is in the Awad Region. For centuries, Ghosi has been a cradle for Ulama, Faadils, illustrious Aarifs, Pious personalities, Writers, Orators, Poets, Awliyah, Sufis, Spiritual Grandmasters and people of great splendour. Ghosi has always been blessed with the presence of illustrious Ulama. Some of the famous and blessed Ulama and Shuyukh who hailed from Madinatul Ulama since the 13th Century Hijri are being quoted below:  Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Hussain Uthmani  Hazrat Maulana Ahmed bin Zia’ud’deen  Hazrat Maulana Mufti Qaadi Habeeb’ullah  Hazrat Maulana Shaykh Ata’ullah 12

 Hazrat Shaykh Ghulam Naqshbandi Ghoswi  Hazrat Maulana Khayrud’deen Saaheb  Hazrat Maulana Khuda Bakhsh  Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Jamalud’deen  Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Siddique  Hazrat Maulana Nazeer Ahmed Barkaati (Khalifa Huzoor Waaris-ul-Akaabir was Saalikeen Hazrat Abul Hussain Ahmed-e-Noori Mia Qaadiri Barkaati Marehrawi)  Wali-e-Kaamil Hazrat Maulana Ya’qoob Ghoswi  Shaykh-ul-Ulama Hazrat Maulana Ghulam Jilani  Khair-ul-Azkiya Hazrat Maulana Ghulam Yazdani  Hazrat Maulana Qaari Muhammad Uthman (Author Misbahut Tajweed)  Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Shams-ul-Huda (Son of Sadrush Shariah)  Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Yahya (son of Sadrush Shariah)  Hazrat Maulana Ata’ul Mustafa (son of Sadrush Shariah)  Hazrat Allama Abdul Mustafa Azhari (son of Sadrush Shariah)  Hazrat Maulana Abdus Sat’tar Amjadi  Hazrat Maulana Abdul Mustafa Aazmi 13

 Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Shareef-ul-Haq Amjadi  Hazrat Maulana Mufti Thana ‘ul Mustafa (son of Sadrush Shariah) It is the blessing of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ that today ‘Ghosi’ is known as ‘Assembly of Ulama’, which is not Madinah, but it is definitely ‘Madinatul Ulama’. In other words, it is through the efforts of this great personality that Ghosi is giving birth to scores of ‘Representatives of the Ambia’. There is hardly a single Institute of the Ahl-e-Sunnat in India today that does not boast a few students who have connection to Ghosi. Following In the Footsteps of His Blessed Father: Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer Hazrat Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri has followed sincerely in the footsteps of his blessed father. In this era, he is blessed with the virtue of having thousands of students across the world who are serving the Ahl-e-Sunnat.

Illustrious Family Lineage
Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri, son of Faqih-e-Azam Sadrush Shariah Allama Mohammed Amjadi Ali Aazmi, son of Maulana Hakeem Jamalud’deen, son of Maulana Khuda Bakhsh, son of Maulana Khayrud’deen (Alaihimur rahmatu war Ridwaan)

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An Exalted Family
Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer hails from a family of great and blessed personalities. His ancestors were blessed and pious personalities and even the descendants of this blessed family were well-known as the ‘Family of Maulana Khayrud’deen ؓ◌. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s ancestors, i.e. the Family of Maulana Khayrud’deen ؓ◌ arrived in Ghosi towards the latter part of the Mogul era and settled in Muhalla Kareemud’deen-pur. This family was blessed with a distinct excellence over other families in Ghosi, due to the special blessings upon them.

Distinct Nature Of This Family
1. One of the first distinct qualities of Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer’s family is that continuously for twelve (12) generations the succession of Aalims and Faadils has continued in it. When Huzoor Sadrush Shariah’s ؓ◌ eldest son Hakeem Shamsul-Huda ؓ◌ was born, he said, ‘If this son of mine becomes an Aalim, then it would mean for ten generations continuously there have been Ulama in our family.’ Alhamdulillah, not only was Hazrat Maulana Shaykh Hakeem Shams-ul-Huda ؓ◌ an Aalim, but his son Hazrat Maulana Qamr-ul-Huda was also an Aalim and his son Maulana Naseem Amjadi is also an Aalim, and with the exception of them, the other sons of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ are Aalims, and their children too Ulama, so this 15

succession of Ulama has thus continued today, for 12 Generations. 2. The blessing of this Khandaan (blessed family) did not only spread in India, but its fragrance spread to many other parts of the world, like Africa, America, Europe etc. The world has been blessed by the services of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s family, through the works of its illustrious personalities, such as; Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ in the form of Bahaar-e-Shariat; Ra’ees-ul-Mufassireen Hazrat Allama Abdul Mustafa Azhari ؓ◌ in the form of Jamia Amjadia Pakistan; Sultan-ul-Asaatiza Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer, in the form of students who are serving the Maslak throughout the Globe; Shareh Bukhari Mufti Sharif ul Haq Amjadi ؓ◌ in the form of his Fatawa and annotation of the Bukhari. 3. The amount of Ulama, Fudala, Fuqaha and Asaatiza that are present in this family currently, can rarely be found altogether in one single family. Some of the names of those Ulama presently in this family are as follows:  Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri  Imam-u-Qura’ Qaari Raza-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  Hazrat Allama Mufti Baha-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Fida-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri Amjadi  Hazrat Maulana Ala’ul Mustafa Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Mufti Ata’ul Mustafa Qaadiri 16

 Hazrat Maulana Mufti Jamal Mustafa Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Abu Yusuf Qaadiri Azhari  Hazrat Maulana Faizaan-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Irfan-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri Amjadi  Hazrat Maulana Raihaan-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Noor-ul-Ulaa Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Wafa-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Mufti Mahmud Akhtar Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Mufti Maqsud Akhtar Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Nawaid Akhtar Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Ubaid Akhtar Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Qamr-ul-Huda Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Naseem Ahmed Amjadi  Hazrat Maulana Fazl Mu’een Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Noorani Qaadiri  Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Raza Qaadiri  Maulana Hafiz Faheem Ahmed Qaadiri  Maulana Dr Muhibul Haq Qaadiri  Maulana Hamid-ul-Haq Qaadiri  Maulana Wahid-ul-Haq Qaadiri

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A Brief Family Chart
It seems only appropriate at this time, to present the brief family chart of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s Ancestors and their descendants, so one better understands the excellence of this Family: Hazrat Maulana Khayrud’deen ؓ◌  1. Maulana Khuda Bakhsh ؓ◌ o o Mualana Hakeem Jamalud’deen ؓ◌ Maulana Yaar Muhammad ؓ◌

 2. Janaab Mianji (Passed away at childhood)  3. Janaab La’l Muhammad o Janaab Thana’ullah

Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Jamalud’deen Saaheb ؓ◌  1. Hakeem Muhammad Ali  2. Hakeem Ahmed Ali  3. Sadrush Shariah Hakeem Muhammad Amjadi Ali ؓ◌

Maulana Yaar Muhammad ؓ◌  1. Mualana Muhammad Siddique ؓ◌

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Janaab Thana’ullah  1. Janaab Abdus Samad Hakeem Ahmed Ali  1. Hakeem Ghulam Mustafa  2. Hakeem Ghulam Muhiyud’deen  3. Munshi Noorul Hassan  4. Janaab Sharfud’deen  5. Maulana Hakeem Fakhrud’deen Qaadiri  6. Janaab Qamrud’deen Sadrush Shariah Hakeem Muhamamad Amjad Ali Aazmi ؓ◌  1. Hakeem Shams-ul-Huda ؓ◌  2. Maulana Muhammad Yahya ؓ◌  3. Allama Abdul Mustafa Azhari ؓ◌  4. Maulana Ata’ul Mustafa Aazmi ؓ◌  5. Maulana Qaari Raza-ul-Mustafa  6. Muhadith-e-Kabeer Hazrat Allama Zia ul Mustafa  7. Muhammad (marhoom)  8. Hazrat Maulana Mufti Baha-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  9. Maulana Thana’ul Mustafa Qaadiri ؓ◌  10. Hazrat Maulana Fida-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri 19

 11. Muhtarama Azizah Khatun ؓ◌  12. Aalima Sa’eeda Khatun ؓ◌  13. Aalima A’isha Khatun Saaheba Hakeem Shamsul Huda ؓ◌  1. Maulana Qamr-ul-Huda Aazmi o Maulana Naseem Amjadi

Maulana Muhammad Yahya ؓ◌  1. Qaari Saajid Ali Aazmi Allama Abdul Mustafa Azhari ؓ◌  1. Noor-ul-Mustafa  2. Anwaar-ul-Mustafa  3. Asrar-ul-Mustafa  4. Intisaar-ul-Mustafa  5. Ansar-ul-Mustafa  6. Absaar-ul-Mustafa  7. Izhaar-ul-Mustafa  8. Umm-e-Salma  9. Umm-ul-Fadl  10. Faatima

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Maulana Qaari Raza-Ul-Mustafa  1. Mustafa Anwar  2. Haafiz Mustafa Sarwar Huzoor Muhadith-E-Kabeer Allama Zia Ul Mustafa Qaadiri  1. Hazrat Maulana Ala’ul Mustafa Qaadiri  2. Maulana Mufti Ata’ul Mustafa Qaadiri Amjadi  3. Maulana Mufti Jamal Mustafa Qaadiri  4. Riyaz-ul-Mustafa (Marhoom)  5. Maulana Abu Yusuf Qaadiri Azhari  6. Aalima Kaneez A’isha Saaheba  7. Aalima Sa’eeda Khatun Saaheba  8. Aalima Faatima MUFTI ATA’UL MUSTAFA AMJADI  1. Zubair  2. Muhammad  3. Maulana Riyaz-ul-Mustafa Mufti Jamaal Mustafa Qaadiri  1. Abu Hurairah  2. Hafiz Abu Sa’ad  3. Abu Hamzah  4. Abu Sa’eed 21

 5. Sumayya Amjadi  6. Aalima Hanifa Amjadi Aalima Kaneez A’isha Saaheba (Wife Of Maulana Shaahid Raza Qaadiri)  1. Haamid Raza  2. Shaa’iq Raza Allama Mufti Baha-Ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  1. Janaab Abul Ulaa  2. Maulana Noor-ul-Ulaa  3. Janaab Shams-ul-Ulaa  4. Ummul Wara  5. Ummul Ulaa Maulana Mufti Thana’ul Mustafa Amjadi  1. Maulvi Safa-ul-Mustafa Amjadi  2. Mufti Wafa-ul-Mustafa Amjadi  3. Janaab Bilal-ul-Mustafa Amjadi  4. Seema Amjadi Maulana Fida-Ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  1. Maulana Faizaan-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  2. Maulana Irfan-ul-Mustafa Azhari  3. Maulana Raihaan-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri 22

 4. Has’saan-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  5. Aalima Rubeena Amjadi  6. Aalima Shabeena Amjadi  7. Aalima Sufiyah Amjadi  8. Aalima Umm-e-Sulaim Amjadi  9. Aalima Umm-e-Rumaan Amjadi  10. Aalima Umm-ul-Khayr Amjadi Aalima Sa’eeda Khatun ؓ◌ (Wife Of Maulana Abdush Shakur Aazmi)  1. Janaab Na’eem Akhtar Saaheb  2. Muhtarama Anjum Afsha  3. Mufti Mahmud Akhtar Saaheb  4. Janaab Sa’eed Akhtar Saaheb Janaab Na’eem Akhtar Saaheb  1. Qudsiya Parween  2. Saleem Akhtar  3. Nadeem Akhtar  4. Aalima Shireen Ambar  5. Zaree(n) Khatun

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Muhtarama Anjum Afsha (Wife Of Hafiz Muhammad Kaleem Saaheb)  1. Aalima Gohar Afsha (Seema)  2. Maulana Hafiz Faheem Ahmed Qaadiri  3. Aalima Shagufta Qaadiri  4. Aalima Saba Qaadiri  5. Aalima Nuzhat Zaiba Qaadiri  6. Maariya Naaz Qaadiri  7. Tan’eem Ahmed Qaadiri Maulana Mufti Mahmud Akhtar Qaadiri  1. Aalima Farhana Khatun Qaadiri  2. Maulana Hafiz Mufti Maqsud Akhtar Qaadiri Janaab Sa’eed Akhtar Saaheb  1. Maulana Nawaid Akhtar Qaadiri  2. Janaab Raihaan Akhtar Qaadiri  3. Maulana Ubaid Akhtar Qaadiri  4. Maulana Hafiz Adnan Akhtar  5. Farhaan Akhtar  6. Juwairyah Faatima

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Muhtarama A’isha Khatun Saaheba (Wife Of Allama Ghulam Rab’bani Fa’iq Aazmi)  1. Muhtarama Anees Faatima  2. Janaab Fazl Mu’een  3. Aalima Umm-e-Salma  4. Aalima Thameena Amjadi  5. Maulana Noorani Muhtarama Anees Faatima (Wife Janaab Rizwaan Ahmed Saaheb)  1. Daanish Raza  2. Aalima Nigaar Faatima  3. Raashida Faatima  4. Qais Raza  5. Umair Raza Maulana Fazl Mu’een Saaheb  1. Owais Raza  2. Hassan Raza  3. Hussain Raza Hazrat Maulana Shaykh Muhammad Siddique ؓ◌  1. Shaykh-ul-Ulama Ghulam Jilani ؓ◌ 25

 2. Maulana Ghulam Rab’bani Fa’iq Aazmi Shaykh-Ul-Ulama Hazrat Allama Ghulam Jilani ؓ◌  1. Ghulam Nu’mani  2. Zainul Aabideen  3. Maulana Ghulam Rab’bani Fa’iq Aazmi Janaab Abdus Samad (Marhum) Shareh Bukhari Mufti Muhammad Shariful Haq Amjadi  1. Habeeb-ul-Haq Marhoom  2. Dr Muhib-ul-Haq  3. Muti’ul Haq Marhoom  4. Maulana Hamid-ul-Haq  5. Zaheer-ul-Haq  6. Faatima Tal’at With the exception of these distinct qualities of the blessed family of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer, they are also well-known and reputed for other services to Deen-e-Mustafa ‫ ﷺ‬including the establishment and the formation of three very important, distinguished and blessed Institutes and Centres of Learning in Ghosi, namely;  Madrassa Shams-ul-Uloom  Tayyibatul Ulama Jamia Amjadia Razvia  Kuliyatul Banaat Al Amjadia (Girls Institute) 26

The above mentioned chart has been presented so that we may better understand the knowledge and greatness of this Khandaan and their generations of services to the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama’at. This will thus allow us to better honour, respect and value Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer.

Huzoor Muhadith-E-Kabeer’s Parents
Before proceeding any further, I think it is of utmost importance to briefly discuss the parents of Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer, so that the readers better understand the background and blessed upbringing of this blessed personality. Both the parents of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer were blessed personalities and came from a line of knowledgeable ancestors. They were both blessed with being born into pious and Allah Fearing Households, which instilled in them the love for Allah and His Rasool ‫.ﷺ‬ When one examines the lives of the beloved parents of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer, one will better understand the manner in which he was nurtured by his beloved mother and trained by his beloved father. There is no doubt that pious parents bear pious and blessed children. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is proof of this.

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His Blessed Father, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌
Faqih-e-Azam Hind, Sadrush Shariah Allama Qadi Muhammad Amjad Ali ؓ◌ was amongst one of the most prominent and illustrious personalities of India. Huzoor Sadrush Shariah, Badrut Tariqat Hazrat Allama Shah Amjad Ali Aazmi the son of Hakim Jamaalud’deen, son of Maulana Khuda Bakhsh, son of Moulana Khairud’deen was born at a place known as Karimud’deen, which is situated in the district of Ghosi, in the well known town of Azamgarh in India. His father and grandfather were both renowned scholars in Religious theology and expert specialists in Unani medicine. When his grandfather, Hazrat Maulana Khuda Bakhsh ؓ◌ went to perform Hajj, he received the permission for the recitation of Dala’il al-Khayrat in Madinatul Munawwarah from the Shaykh Ad Dalaa’il. He was also a great Saahib-e-Karaamat. He received his elementary education from his grandfather, thereafter studying under the watchful eye of his elder brother Maulana Muhammad Siddique ؓ◌. After completion of his elementary studies, he was enrolled for higher education at the Madrassa Hanafiya in Jaunpur. This was a very famous and reputable Islamic University in that time. There, he studied under the guidance of a very reputable and distinguished Aalim-e-Deen of the time, Jaami’ Ma’qulat wa Manqulat, Hazrat Allama Maulana Hidayatullah Khan Rampuri Jaunpuri, who passed away in 1326/1908. 28

Maulana Hidayatullah Khan ؓ◌ was the student of the personality, who was known for first inspiring the Movement for Independence in India, namely; The Imamul Falsafa, Mujahid-e-Jalil, Hazrat Allama Fazl-e-Haq Khayrabadi ؓ◌. After observing his immense wisdom and acumen, Ustaazul Asaatiza Allama Hidayatullah Khan, counted him amongst his most reputable students, which can be better understood from the words of Allama Sayed Sulaiman Ashraf Bihari (Professor of the Religious Faculty at Aligarh Muslim University): ‘Hazrat Ustaazul Asaatiza was kind and attentive towards all his students, but he would place his special attention over three of his students. He used to say; ‘I wish to take whatever is in my heart and pass it on to these three students.’ (The 3 students being mentioned were; Maulana Muhammad Siddique, Maulana Amjad Ali and Maulana Sulaiman Ashraf). It is for this very reason that once his beloved teacher said as followed regarding him:

‘I managed to find one (truly worthy) student and that too, in my old age.’
After graduating and acquiring his degree, he was immediately engaged as the Principal of Madrassa Ahl-e-Sunnat, which was one of the most respected Madrassas in Patna, Bihar. The excellence and repute of this Madrassa can be understood from the fact that before the arrival of Huzoor Sadrush Shariahؓ◌ 29

illustrious personalities like the distinguished student of Allama Fazl-e-Haq Khayrabadi ؓ◌, Allama Maulana Abdul Aziz Mantaqi ؓ◌ and Hafizul Hadith Huzoor Muhadith-e-Surti ؓ◌ held the positions of Shaykh-ul-Hadith at this Madrassa. The first book that he was asked to teach whilst at the Madrassa was ‘The Hidaya Volume 2’. He explained the issues presented therein proficiently and clearly, to such an extent that the Ulama and all those present there were astonished. The Manager of the Institute, Qazi Abdul Waheed awarded him the responsibility of handling all the Educational Affairs of the Madrassa. After the passing away of Qazi Abdul Waheed, he did not remain there for too long. He then journeyed to Lucknow, where he studied ‘Ilm-ut-Tibb’ for two years. After completion of this course, he returned home and commenced serving the people by starting a clinic. His clinic began to progress successfully. When Huzoor Muhadith-e-Surti ؓ◌ heard that Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ had started practicing and had opened a clinic for this purpose, he became very sad. At this time, The Faqih of Faqihs of the Century, The Imam amongst Imams, the Great Reviver of Islam, A’la Hazrat Imam Ahl-e-Sunnat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan ؓ◌ required the services of a teacher at the Darul-Uloom Manzar-e-Islam. Sadrush Shariah then left his clinic and proceeded to Bareilly. At Bareilly, he first served as a teacher. When Huzoor Sadrush Shariah intended to visit Bareilly Shareef, from Pilliphit, 30

Huzoor Muhadith-e-Surti ؓ◌ wrote a letter to A’la Hazrat, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan ؓ◌ asking him to inspire him to continue in the field of Ilm-e-Deen. Within a few months, Mujaddid-e-Deen-o-Millat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan ؓ◌ arranged for Sadrush Shariah to reside permanently in Bareilly Shareef. He was entrusted with many responsibilities by Imam Ahmed Raza Khan ؓ◌. Important affairs such as, The Educational Affairs of Madrassa Manzar-e-Islam, The management of Anjuman Ahl-e-Sunnat, The management of the printing press, arrangement of manuscripts, proofing of books that were being prepared for publishing, issuing Fatawa and dispatching important postage were entrusted to him. Due to his potential and his devotion and sincerity, Imam Ahmed Raza ؓ◌ looked at him with great respect, and due to this, he had immense trust and faith in him. After approximately fifteen years, he journeyed to Ajmer Shareef in 1343/1924 to take up the position as Principal at Darul Uloom Mu’eenia Uthmania. He remained there until 1350 and quenched the thirst of those who came in search of knowledge. The most intelligent and bright students travelled from all corners of the country to humble themselves before him, quenching their thirst for true knowledge and wisdom. Shaykh-ul-Ulama Allama Ghulam Jilani Ghoswi writes: ‘The standard of education at Darul Uloom Mu’eenia excelled to such a high level, that it became famous all over. Students 31

journeyed from the Northern Provinces, Bihar and Hyderabad etc. to acquire knowledge from him, after hearing of his manner of teaching. Those who lived in Ajmer Shareef say that never before did they see such an atmosphere and environment of learning which they saw in his era.’ The Roving Ambassador of Islam Allama Abdul Aleem Siddiqi Meerati ؓ◌ presented the contents to a syllabus which he prepared, for correction and setting to Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. Whilst delivering a discourse at the Annual Jalsa of Madrassa Haafizia Sa’eedia, Maulana Habeebur Rahman Sherwani paid tributes to the Allama Amjadi Ali ؓ◌ as a person and as a professional with these words:

‘There are only four or five teachers in the continent that I regard as completely proficient and appointed on merit, and Maulana Amjad Ali is amongst them. The fact that students are becoming Faazils at his hands and acquiring certificates of merit is clear evidence of his proficiency. He is not just a Maulvi by name.’
When there was the need to appoint a Principal for Darul Uloom Manzar-e-Islam, students were prepared and sent over to him for lessons. Huzoor Hujjatul Islam Maulana Haamid Raza Khan ؓ◌ observed his manner of teaching from a distance. After he had observed him teaching, he returned and said as follows:

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‘When Maulana Amjad Ali was answering the students, it seemed like a vast sea that in which waves (of knowledge) were rising.’
It is the blessing of the teaching of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ that those who are his students directly or indirectly can be found throughout the globe today, propagating Islam. There is probably not a single Madrassa or Darul Uloom in the Indo-Pak sub-continent that does not have at least one teacher that has not attained his blessings. Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ passed from this physical world whilst on his journey towards Hajj in 1367 Hijri coinciding 1948. He intended to make this journey together with Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌, but this was to be the last journey of his physical life in this world. On arriving in Bombay, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ became severely ill, and in this illness, he journeyed into the hereafter on the 2nd of Zil Qaddah 1367 Hijri coinciding 7th December 1948. Madine Ka Musaafir Hind Se Pohoncha Madine me Qadam Rakhne ki Nawbat bhi, Na Aayi Thee Safine me Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ blessed his beloved son, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer from a very young age. After reading the above in regards to Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ then for those like my humble self who know Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer well, 33

and who have seen him, spent time with him and travelled with him, they will know that undoubtedly he is the living example of his beloved father in every way. He is the walking example of the life of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌.

His Blessed Mother
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s blessed mother Muhtarama Haajra Saaheba ؓ◌ was also a very blessed and pious personality, who groomed her children with love, instilling in them the Fear for Allah, Love for Rasoolullah ‫ ,ﷺ‬closeness to the Awliyah and zest for knowledge of Deen. Her father Hazrat Maulana Shah Abdul Lateef Rasheedi ؓ◌ was a renowned, great Aalim and Faadil. Her grandfather Hazrat Maulana Azeemud’deen Saaheb ؓ◌ was also a reputed scholar of high stature. In other words, she too hailed from a family of knowledgeable personalities, and undoubtedly the fragrance for the love of knowledge had rubbed onto her as well. She acquired her education under the guidance and watchful eye of her beloved father Hazrat Maulana Shah Abdul Lateef Rasheedi ؓ◌. Alhamdulillah, she was then blessed with marrying one of the most blessed and illustrious personalities and Faqihs of the era, namely; Huzoor Sadrush Shariah Allama Muhammad Amjad Ali Aazmi ؓ◌, so this in-turn caused her knowledge and wisdom to increase by many folds, making her one of the most blessed and 34

knowledgeable woman of the time. Her studies, her knowledge and her powerful memory made her amongst the great Aalimas and Faadilas. She had an amazing memory and had memorised thousands of laws of Shariah. Two great personalities whose names are inscribed in the list of ‘Scholars of the Era’ and whose knowledge and services are well known all over, namely; Faizul-Aarifeen Hazrat Allama Ghulam Aasi Piya Hassani Abul Ulai’ and Ra’ees-ul-Qalam Hazrat Allama Arshad-ul-Qaadiri ؓ◌ were her brothers. Virtue and blessedness were her wonderful qualities. She was adorned with the qualities that every Muslim woman should possess. She was a prime example of a pious woman of Islam. She was also set an example of being punctual in Namaaz and Fasting; she was generous by nature and always patient, even in testing times. She taught how to be kind to relatives and those near and dear. She was forgiving, kind hearted and dedicated. She trained and nurtured her children as Islam commands a mother to. She paid special attention to the Religious Education of her children and grandchildren, she taught her sons and daughters, and later even her grandsons, the recitation of Qur’an with Tajweed, and even the basic Arabic and Persian books. In doing so, she presented them to the Muslim world as future leaders and Great Scholars of Deen.

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Her following children and grandchildren were blessed with acquiring their basic knowledge from under her care and supervision:  Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri  Ustaazi Hazrat Mufti Baha’ul Mustafa Qaadiri  Hazrat Mufti Thana’ul Mustafa Qaadiri  Hazrat Allama Fida’ul Mustafa Qaadiri  Muhtarama Sa’eeda Khatoon ؓ◌  Muhtarama A’isha Khatoon Saheba  Mufti Mahmood Akhtar Qaadiri  Mufti Ala’ul Mustafa Qaadiri  Mufti Ata’ul Mustafa Qaadiri  Mufti Jamaal Mustafa Qaadiri  Maulana Faizaan-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri  Maulana Abu Yusuf Qaadiri Azhari  Maulana Irfan-ul-Mustafa Azhari  Maulana Rehan-ul-Mustafa Qaadiri With the exception of the above mentioned personalities, all the children of the Qaadiri Manzil Household (i.e. family of Sadrush Shariah) who became Aalims and Aalimas and Faadils and Faadilas during her lifetime were blessed with acquiring knowledge from her. 36

Kuliyatul Banaat Al Amjadia: This was her brainchild and a dream come true. Hazrat Haajra ؓ◌ noticed and observed the need of the time. She realised that much attention was being given to the education of males and institutes for males were flourishing, but she saw that the girls of the Sunni Fraternity were in a pitiful state and in disarray. She noticed that they were not being educated systematically and there was no real arrangement for their studies. She noticed that ignorance with regards to even basic Islamic information was becoming widespread in girls, and even their Imaan and Aqida was been easily targeted and thus had become weakened, due to lack of basic education. The Honourable Lady therefore ordered the ‘Light of her Eyes’ Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa to establish an Institute for the Education of girls, and in doing so she blessed him with her Duas, thereby making it a formula for success. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer thus went all out to fulfil this command of his beloved mother, and in 1981 the Insitute under the name ‘Kuliyatul Banaat Al Amjadia’ became a reality. It gave hope to the daughters of the Ahl-e-Sunnat and thus commenced the sequence of knowledge for the daughters of the Ahl-e-Sunnat. This institute is serving today the Ummah in a beautiful manner, empowering our daughters with the gift of Knowledge 37

of Deen, making them propagators of True Islam wherever they go. To date thousands of girls have qualified at this institute carrying with them the lamp of guidance to hundreds of thousands of mothers and sisters. Sad Demise: The Mother of the Era, This Noble and Blessed Mother of the Ahl-e-Sunnat passed from this world on the 29th of Rajab 1415 coinciding 1st January 1995. She is resting towards the right of the footside of the Mazaar of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. Allah keep her holy grave illuminated always! Aameen

His Early Education
He attained his basic knowledge under the watchful eye of his beloved father, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. Even during this tender age, the brightness of wisdom, intellect, and understanding, discussing and debating could be found in his blessed personality. The reality of this, even Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer himself acknowledges as a blessing upon him. He says, “Once whilst I was being taught Surah Feel in Am’ma Paara (Last Chapter of the Quran), I asked whether Ababeel (swallows) referred to the same ones which we see and I asked about what “Sij’jeel” was.” Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ explained this to Muhadith-eKabeer and then Muhadith-e-Kabeer asked, “Are these the same 38

swallows which bombarded the elephants and destroyed them?” On hearing this Huzoor Sadrush Shariah was very pleased and said,

“Insha Allah, This son of mine will be a very great Aalim in the future.”
This was the level of Hazrat’s understanding and knowledge, when he was just learning how to recite the Am’ma Paara. At this tender age, not only was he just trying to understand the alphabets and learn how to read the Quran, but his mind was focusing on the words and verses of the Quran and trying to understand the incidents in the Quran. The condition of his courage was that at this young age, he was respectfully asking such a question to a learned and great Giant of Islam like Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. He was querying from such a great teacher about whether the Ababeel were not the same ones that we see flying and about the meaning of the word “Sij’jeel”, whereas usually children who are that young never think about what the word means or which incident it refers to. Actually they even find difficulty in paying attention to the proper tajweed of how to pronounce the alphabets, let alone them trying to understand the meanings of words they read. Subhaan Allah! Even after being given an answer by Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ the young Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s thirst to learn did not end. He still furthered queried about whether 39

these were the same swallows that had bombarded and destroyed the elephants. I am assuming that possibly he had heard something about the destruction of Abraha’s army from his beloved mother, when he was much younger, but the intellect and excellent memory he possessed immediately directed his mind to the incident of Abraha and the destruction of his elephant army, the moment he was being taught how to read Surah Feel. This alone shows his wisdom, powerful memory and intellect, even as a child. Today, most people don’t even remember things that have to do with their daily lives. So many things people read in their prime and yet after a week or so, it becomes difficult for them to remember whether they dreamt it or read it. Here, the memory and intellect and more so the interest and zest for knowledge in the young Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer can be seen. Also, the beautiful words of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah that,

“Insha Allah, This son of mine will be a very great Aalim in the future.”
This incident not only shows the power of his memory and his intellectual genius, but also proves that he had been blessed with studying under the guidance of his beloved father, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. Before leaving on his second Hajj, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ sent him to Nagpur to study under the

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watchful eye of Faiz ul Aarifeen Allama Ghulam Aasi ؓ◌. Here he studied the basic Arabic books under his care. Then, in Shawwal 1369 Hijri, he enrolled at Jamia Ashrafiyah (Mubarakpur) under the special care of Muhadith-eMuradabadi Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat Allama Shah Abdul Aziz Mubarakpuri ؓ◌. Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ chose him as one of his blessed students and gave him very special attention, teaching him and instructing him with complete attention. He studied numerous books personally under the hand of Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌. After Graduating in 1377 Hijri, Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ did not stop teaching him. He taught him privately away from everyone else and blessed him with exclusive special attention. Whilst studying at Jamia Ashrafiyah, his amazing intellect and wit was prominent even amongst his fellow classmates. He always attained the best position in class compared to all his classmates. This was because of his wit and intelligence and his desire to strive to attain knowledge. Even his teachers acknowledged his intellectual capacity. Hazrat Allama Sayyid Shah Abdul Haq Saaheb ؓ◌ once asked Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌, “What is our young man (referring to young Muhadith-e-Kabeer) studying?” Huzoor Haafiz-eMillat ؓ◌ ecstatically proclaimed,

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“The amount of pleasure I get from teaching these special sciences of knowledge to him (Allama Zia ul Mustafa), I would not get in teaching a hundred other students.”
It must be also noted that the kind of teacher who has a special zest for teaching finds it difficult to teach in a crowd of too many students and he is never excited by huge crowds around him, but when he finds a student with such powerful mental and intellectual abilities, then he finds great pleasure in training and teaching such a student, even though it may be for a short space of time. Those who have true inner sight will better be able to understand the deep secret when Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat said,

“The amount of pleasure I get from teaching these special sciences of knowledge to him (Allama Zia ul Mustafa), I would not get in teaching a hundred other students.”
In other words, the intelligence and effort that Muhadith-eKabeer showed in his studies was more than that which a hundred students put together would be able to show. Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ would often be heard saying,

“Whatever I have attained from Huzoor Sadrush Shariah, I have given all of it to Zia ul Mustafa”

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Continuation of Studies
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was still in the process of his basic education when Huzoor Sadrush Shariah had to go out of town for a while, so Hazrat’s uncle Hakeem Ahmed Ali took over his studies for that time. He first asked, what book are you learning? The young Muhadith e Kabeer replied by saying that he was studying the second book of Urdu. He then queried if he had already studied the first book of Urdu and Muhadith e Kabeer mentioned that he had not. He said, ‘So then, why are you studying the second book?’ The young Muhadith e Kabeer said, ‘Abba Jee (My dear father) commanded me to’. On hearing this, he said, ‘If Maulana Saaheb said so, then it is fine.’ He then commenced studying this book and in a few short days, he completed it. This alone shows the acumen and intelligence of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer at such a young and tender age. He has been blessed with such acumen, that even at this age and for the remainder of his studies, there was no need for him to follow the actual sequence of books in the course. If he read the basic books, there was no need for him to follow up with the next book as he would be able to read the ones thereafter without any difficulty. It is for this reason that after completing the second book of Urdu, there was no need for him to read the third and fourth books as is recommended, but he was immediately put into the basic Persian books, as he had become

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so fluent in reading the Urdu just by reading Book Two, that he was now ready to commence Persian.

Muhadith-E-Kabeer In The Care Of Huzoor FaizUl-Aarifeen In Nagpur
After this time, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ became engrossed in preparing for his second Journey to Hajj. He thus requested Hazrat Allama Ghulam Aasi Piya ؓ◌ to take Huzoor Muhadith e Kabeer with him, and take charge of his education. Faiz-ulAarifeen was the elder brother of Ra’ees-ul-Qalam, Qaa’id-eAhl-e-Sunnat Hazrat Allama Arshad-ul-Qaadiri ؓ◌, and the maternal uncle (maamu) of Huzoor Muhadith Kabeer. He was a mountain of knowledge and a Master in Syntax and all other fields of Islamic learning. During this time, Faiz-ul-Aarifeen ؓ◌ was serving as the Shaykh-ul-Hadith at Mufti Abdur Rasheed’s ؓ◌ Jaamia in Nagpur, which was called Jaamia Arabia. On this order of Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer accompanied Faiz-ul-Aarifeen to Nagpur. Huzoor Faiz-ul-Aarifeen intended to teach him ‘Muniyatul Musalla’, but since Muhadith-e-Kabeer had not studied any book which taught the manner of reading the actual Arabic text (without the punctuation signs), Faiz-ul-Aarifeen who was noted for his proficiency in teaching this, instructed Huzoor

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Muhadith e Kabeer for about two hours teaching him how to recognise where and how the signs need to be placed. He then taught him 4 to 5 pages of ‘Muniyatul Musalla’over a period of time and by the time he had studied about 5 pages of the book, Huzoor Muhadith e Kabeer became so well versed with the rules of Arabic Grammar and the laws with regards to the Arabic syntax that he understood the complexities of the syntax and could now read the Arabic text without any problem. He had committed to memory all the necessary rules and could also apply it proficiently. In this regard Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer personally states:

‘He (Faiz-ul-Aarifeen) taught me 4 or 5 pages of Muniyatul Musalla, and he introduced me to all the principles of Nahw and Sarf, After this I never found the need to ask anyone in regards to the principles of Nahw and Sarf’
When he now began reading the text with fluency by himself, then as per his acumen and Allah given intelligence, he would complete many pages of Muniyatul Musalla, and thus soon completed this entire book. Immediately after this, he moved on to the famous Hidaayat-un-Nahw and Kaafiyah. He thus attained proficiency and master in the fields of Sarf and Nahw under the supervision of Faiz-ul-Aarifeen. Huzoor Muhadith e Kabeer personally says, ‘Whatever I have acquired in the field of Sarf and Nahw, I have acquired this

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through the teaching and blessings of my beloved elder uncle Hazrat Faiz-ul-Aarifeen ؓ◌.

Muhadith-E-Kabeer In The Care Of Huzoor HaafizE-Millat ؓ◌
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer remained in the care of his Uncle Allama Ghulam Aasi ؓ◌ for two years, where he mastered his basic education. He was now well versed with the principles of Nahw and Sarf and was proficient in reading the actual Arabic text. After this, and on recognising his high levels of thinking, understanding, and his zest for knowledge at such a young age, his uncle Qaa’id-e-Millat Ra’ees-ul-Qalam Munazir-e-Azam Allama Arshad-ul-Qaadiri ؓ◌ decided that the young Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer should be sent to further his studies and to excel in this Science under the guidance of the blessed student of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ and the personality who was well-renowned for his indept knowledge and his piety and virtue, and that was none other than Muhadith Mubarakpuri, Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat Allama Shah Abdul Azeez ؓ◌ He then requested his beloved sister to send Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer to Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ so that he may be instructed by this great and blessed personality. The request was accepted by his respected sister and in Shawwal 1369 Hijri coinciding 1950; he presented himself at Daul Uloom Ahl-eSunnat Ashrafiyah Misbah ul Uloom. 46

Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat was a Possessor of great knowledge and virtue. He was adorned with piety and the rays of guidance emanated from him. The moment the Wali, Huzoor Haafiz-eMillat ؓ◌ placed his sight on the young Muhadith-e-Kabeer, his spiritual sight saw on the forehead of the newcomer the future position that he would hold. He already recognised the greatness and the future excellence of this young child. He noticed the zest and the love for knowledge flowing through the heart of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. He noticed his intelligence, his virtue, his excellence and the signs of him becoming a great personality himself in the future. On noticing all this, Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ immediately cradled the young Muhadith-e-Kabeer into the world of knowledge and wisdom. He blessed him with even more generosity as the young Muhadith-e-Kabeer was the beloved son and the light of the eyes of his Holy Murshid, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. From here on, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer only excelled in knowledge, understanding, wisdom and piety. He spent his entire study life under the care of Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ and those appointed by him to assist in grooming the young personality to one day himself become Muhadith-e-Kabeer, Mumtazul Fuqaha and Sultaanul Asaatiza. As a student, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer spent most of his time sincerely being educated, and at the same time, showed great respect and honour for his Teacher, Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌. 47

Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer loves and honours Huzoor Haafiz-eMillat ؓ◌ dearly. If this topic has to be discussed, I assume that this will be a book by itself. We will end the discussion on Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s education here, as the detailed explanation in this regard cannot be completed in this short document. I (Afthab Cassim) have noticed on numerous occasions the tears and wetness of the eyes of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer when he discusses his Ustaaz Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ Nowadays, we find students who don’t even know how to truly respect and honour their Teachers and Spiritual Masters. We should learn from the love that Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer possesses for his Beloved Teacher.

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The Teachers Of Ashrafiyah Misbahul Uloom In That Era Were:
1. Ustaazul Ulama Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat Allama Shah Abdul Aziz Muhadith Mubarakpuri ؓ◌ 2. Jaam’e Ma’qul Wa Manqul Hazrat Allama Abdur Rahmaan ؓ◌ 3. Allama-e-Zamaa Hazrat Allama Sulaiman ؓ◌ 4. Sultan-ul-Ulama Allama Hafiz Abdur Ra’oof (Student Hafiz-uMillat) ؓ◌ 5. Shaykh-ul-Ulama Allama Ghulam Jilani ؓ◌ 6. Sultanut Tadrees Hazrat Allama Abdul Mustafa Aazmi ؓ◌ 7. Bahr-ul-Uloom Allama Mufti Abdul Manaan Aazmi 8. Shaykh-ul-Maqulaat Maulana Zafar Adeebi Saaheb Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer generally only took one single lesson or one book only from other teachers, and then all his other studies were under the personal tutorship of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌, as Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat had already noticed his passion for knowledge and thus decided to take it upon himself to teach Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ found great satisfaction and happiness in teaching Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. Once Hazrat Allama Shah Abdul Haq ؓ◌ asked Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ ‘What is the young man studying now?’ With much enthusiasm 49

and jubilation, Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ exclaimed, ‘I am teaching him ‘Umoor-e-Aam’ma’ alone, and the happiness I get from teaching him, I would not get even from a hundred students.’

Dastaar-E-Fadilat (Graduation As Faadil)
In brief, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer studies with complete dedication under the guidance of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ and through by the Grace of Allah and the blessing of the Beloved Rasool ‫ ,ﷺ‬he qualified and graduated as Faadil in 1377 Hijri coinciding 1957 during a brilliant graduation ceremony held at the Darul Uloom Ashrafiyah Misbahul Uloom. The Turban of excellence and virtue was tied on the head of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer by his beloved and distinguished teacher as well as numerous other great Masha’ikh, Fuqaha and Ulama. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was very pleased on the day of his graduation and at the same time was grateful to his teachers for their efforts in educating him. In showing gratitude, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer did not forget his beloveds. He immediately purchased jalebi to the value of 51 paisa and made the Esaal-e-Sawaab Faateha for all the Pious predecessors. Mufti Shams-ul-Haq, the Rector and Principal of Jamia Imam Ahmed Raza (Newcastle, South Africa) says: It was close to my graduation, and myself and a few of my classmates presented ourselves before Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer to take his advice. Whilst advising us he said, 50

‘Nowadays students spend thousands of rupees on sweetmeats and make huge invitations, and make many of these things necessary. All this becomes very wasteful, and this becomes difficult upon the parents of the students. On the day of my graduation, I only purchased 51 paisa Jalebi and made Faateha. This was my total expense on that day.’
Looking at this example of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer also teaches us about his simplicity and caution in regards to wastefulness etc. Even today, you will find that he becomes displeased when people spend wastefully, whereas they could use the money for something more beneficial.

Hafiz-E-Millat’s Jubilation On Huzoor Muhadith-EKabeer’s Graduation
Every student is pleased when he qualifies. This is a natural instinct. However, if on the graduation of a student, the Teacher shows immense signs of jubilation, then this is a great blessing for that student. Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ was always pleased during the graduation of his students, but he never was as excited and jubilant during the graduation of anyone, as much as he was during the graduation of Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer. In this regard, Hazrat Allama Mufti Mahmud Akhtar writes: ‘Faadil-e-Jaleel Maulana Tawakkul Hussain Hashmati mentioned on numerous occasions: ‘once I had gone to visit at the residence of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ and noticed that Allama 51

Zia ul Mustafa Saaheb was in the verandah wearing a light rose coloured turban and Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ had both his hands on the shoulders of Allama Saaheb and saying something to him very softly. When he (Muhadith-e-Kabeer) had left, I presented myself before Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌, so Hazrat said; ‘Maulvi Tawakkul! The best of the best students graduate from my Madrassa, but the pleasure and happiness I feel by him qualifying and graduating, I have not felt for anyone else, because whatever Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ had blessed me with, I have given all of it to him.’’

Further Studies In The Field Of Research And Ifta
After completion of his studies and graduation, when Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was about to return home to Ghosi, he first went to his beloved Ustaaz Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌, kissed his hand as a mark of respect and with love and respect took his permission to proceed home. Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ asked Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer what he would like to do and Hazrat replied by saying that as Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ commanded. Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ then asked him to go home and to pass his salaam to his dear mother and to then say that Hafiz Saaheb has requested that she should permit you to study for one more year. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer then respectfully took the permission of his beloved Teacher and left for home. On reaching Ghosi, he passed the Salaam of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ to his dear mother and then presented the request as well. 52

His beloved mother immediately responded by saying that he should do as Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ had commanded. Whilst at home in Ramadaan, he received a letter from Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat which said that there was a need for an Aalim at the Madrassa of Mufti Nazr-ul-Hassan Saaheb and if he wished, then he would place him there (as a teacher). In reply to the letter Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer wrote: ‘I do not wish to be a labourer (employee) anywhere. I am only studying for the sake of serving the Deen.’ After this letter, he had not received any other other communication from Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌. Hence, on the 10th of Shawwal, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer went to Darul Uloom Ashrafiyah to take the blessings of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌. After completion of his discussions with the teaching staff, he addressed Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer and said, ‘I received your letter, but I was not able to understand what you were trying to say? If you are trying to say that I will not be a labourer (i.e. I will not work for anyone), then this is completely correct. An Aalim should not be a labourer (for anyone). However, if your aim of saying this means that you will not take a salary, then listen carefully! A man can never truly serve the Deen if he does not fulfil the necessary needs of his body.

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It is for this reason that we refer to this (salary) as ‘Tun kha’ (i.e. demand of the physical body) and not regard it as a payment. If it (the body) does not get its basic necessities, then for how long will it be able to serve. So are we also merely labouring?’ On hearing these words of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌, the newly graduated Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer ؓ◌ modestly lowered his gaze and respectfully remained seated without saying a single word. Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ then asked, ‘So what is your intention now?’ Hazrat replied: ‘My Dear Mother has passed her Salaam to Hazrat and said that do as Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ asks you to.’ On hearing this he said, ‘Good, now that she has given permission, bring Qaazi Mubaarak and such and such Kitaab and commence studying.’ Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer thus continued his further studies under the care of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌. He then specialised in the fields of Hadith, Fiqh and Ifta, even though he became a specialist in every field of knowledge which he tackled. He also gave special attention to Tajweed and recitation of the Holy Qur’an and is a well reputed Qaari. He studied Qir’at mostly during his basic studies under his uncle Allama Aasi Piya, who was himself a master in the field of Qir’at. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer thus gives very special attention to recitation of the Qur’an and this can be heard even to this day, when he recites the Holy Qur’an or when he leads the Namaaz. 54

He clearly distinguishes in pronunciation of the alphabets, so that each is distinctively noticed from the other.

Muhadith-E-Kabeer Specialises In Ifta
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer had already acquired great skill in the field of Ifta, which is as good as walking on a naked sword. A Mufti has to be well versed with the principles and the laws of Jurisprudence and he should know the condition and the current situation before passing any Fatwa (decree). Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer had already gained much experience from his teachers in this field, especially from Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌. However, he still wished to sit in the shade of a Grand Mufti so that he may further acquire mastery in this important field. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer later was appointed to instruct students in Bengal. Whilst there, he would travel for a month during the summer holidays, and for the month of Ramadaan to Bareilly Shareef, where he was blessed with writing Fatawa under the watchful eye of Ghaus-ul-Waqt, Na’ib-e-Aala Hazrat, Huzoor Mufti-eAzam, Ash Shah Imam Muhammad Mustafa Raza Khan Qaadiri Barkaati Razvi ؓ◌. Here Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer acquired mastery in the skills of Ifta and was blessed with spending lengthy hours in the care and service of Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌.

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Subhaan’Allah! He was blessed with acquiring knowledge in this field from the best and most knowledgeable ‘Grand Mufti of The Era’. Thus, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ can also be undoubtedly counted as the Teacher of Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer has written thousands of Fatawa which are in the process of being compiled. How many Fatawa he has actually written, are difficult to estimate, as he has been constantly writing Fatawa over a period of 50 years, Allah and His Rasool ‫ ﷺ‬know how many they are.

Bai’at And Khilaafat
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is blessed with being the Mureed (disciple) of Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind Ash Shah Imam Mustafa Raza Khan Qaadiri Barkaati Razvi ؓ◌. Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer became Mureed at the blessed hands of Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ and has complete faith in his Shaykh. He has deep love and respect for his Murshid and there is no doubt that the blessings of his Murshid are descending upon him in abundance. Whenever faced with any difficulty he always directs his attention towards his Peer-o-Murshid and always finds peace, comfort and the answer to his prayers through the spiritual assistance of his Shaykh-e-Kaamil. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer has been blessed with the Khilaafat from his Murshid-e-Barhaq, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ and 56

from his dear Teacher Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌. He shows great honour and value to whatever he has acquired and received from his Masters. His actions and way of life is an example of the life of his Grand Masters. Even though he is such a great Shaykh and Imam of his time, he lives a humble and simple way of life. I have noticed personally his love for his every Mureed and his love for the mureeds of Huzoor Taajush Shariah Allama Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Azhari. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer has mureeds throughout the Globe who love and respect him dearly. Every Mureed of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer feels a special closeness to him. He has blessed very few with his Khilaafat as he is very principled in this regard, as he is with all other Deeni issues. Alhamdulillah this humble servant (Afthab Cassim) was also blessed with Khilaafat by his blessed hands on the stage of Urs-e-Amjadi in the blessed city of Ghosi in 2011. I remember after Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer announced that he had blessed me with Khilaafat in the presence of thousands of people, I was stunned and could not gather myself for a few minutes. Hazrat then turned to me on the stage and with love and compassion smiled at me as he noticed my condition, and said, ‘I have just given you Khilaafat’ I gathered myself and then immediately kissed his holy hand, and thereafter he tied the Amaama on my head. This, for me was a very blessed and honourable moment, after the moment when Huzoor Taajush Shariah Allama Akhtar Raza 57

Khan Qaadiri Azhari Qibla had honoured me with his Khilaafat and Wakaalat. I pray that Allah blesses me with being able to protect these great treasures entrusted to a low servant like myself.

His Journey To Hajj
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer performed his first Hajj in 1386 Hijri coinciding 1966, in the company of his beloved and dear mother. This journey to Hajj was not only his first Hajj, but he was blessed with a special task and responsibility by Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌. Just as Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was preparing to embark on this spiritual journey of Hajj, Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ visited him and blessed him with his Duas and good wishes, advising him in regards to his first Hajj. Then, just as he was about to leave on this journey, Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ commanded him as follows: Present yourself at the Holy and Sacred Court of the Beloved Rasool ‫ ﷺ‬and whilst you are there, present this request on my behalf, that Sarkaar-e-Do-Aalam ‫ ﷺ‬should afford me the opportunity to make Haaziri in his Holy Court, in accordance with the Shariat.’ The aim of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ was to say that he should be allowed to make Hajj without having to take a photograph for his passport. He was so firm on the laws of Shariat and his piety was such that he was not even willing to take a photograph for the purpose of a passport. He accompanied 58

Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer for a leg of this journey upto the town of Mau, and there he bade him farewell and reminded him of his request. When Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was blessed with visiting the Beloved Rasool ‫ ,ﷺ‬he daily for 25 days after the time of every Salaah, presented himself before Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬and thus presented this request of his beloved Teacher. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer himself once mentioned:

‘I was blessed with 25 days in Madina Shareef, and after every Namaaz, I presented myself in the Court of Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬and would pass my humble Salaams, and on every occasion I made Dua for Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ whilst weeping, and Alhamdulillah, the following year, in 1387 (coinciding 1967) Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ journeyed for Hajj and Ziyaarat.’
Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ himself believed and announced that he was blessed with Haaziri in Darbaar-e-Rasool ‫ ﷺ‬without a photo in his passport, through the Dua of Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer. It is for this reason that when Hafiz-e-Millat returned from his Hajj in 1967, he mentioned: The actual means to my Haaziri in Darbaar-e-Risaalat ‫ ﷺ‬was only the Dua of Maulvi Zia ul Mustafa’ He once said, ‘Year after year I attempted to journey (for Hajj and Ziyaarat), but this was to no avail, and it caused me immense distress; when the beloved son of my Murshid, Hazrat Maulana Zia ul Mustafa Saaheb met me before his journey to Hajj, so I sent my request through him.’ 59

These two statements of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ clearly display the trust and confidence which he had in Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. A great Wali of his time like Huzoor Hafize-Millat ؓ◌ believed that his Dua for Hajj and Ziyaarat was accepted due to the Duas of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. This alone shows the calibre and excellence of Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri Amjadi. During this journey, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer would perform his Namaaz with Jama’at, where he would lead the Jama’at in the Musjid-e-Nabawi Shareef in Riyad-ul-Jannah for those with him. Once he was invited to deliver lecture to a group of Hajis whose guide was not available with them, so he delivered a dynamic lecture regarding the Excellence of the Beloved Rasool ‫.ﷺ‬ This annoyed the tableeghis and the following day at Asr he was confronted by a person about why he was leading a separate Jama’at and not performing behind their Imam. The following day after Maghrib Salaah, the police came to him and said that he should accompany them to the (Saudi) Qazi for questioning. In brief, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was asked numerous questions by their Qazi and he answered all of them and debated the Qazi on many points for which he had no answer. He finally became frustrated and asked Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer to leave, saying that if he wanted to read alone he should read in his room and should not be seen in the Musjid. He also said that he was sending a deportation order to the 60

agent ordering that Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer be sent back to India. This however, through the blessing of Rasoolullah ‫ﷺ‬ did not materialise and Hazrat remained in Madina Shareef for 25 days. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was further blessed with making Hajj on numerous occasions. He journeyed for his second Hajj in 1990, then in 1994, 1998, 2003, 2008. His visits to Madina Munaw’wara were always special. He spent as much time in the Remembrance of Allah and sending Durood upon the Beloved Rasool ‫ .ﷺ‬Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is a true Aashiq-eRasool ‫ ﷺ‬and we can only imagine what his spiritual condition would have been like when he first presented himself before the Beloved Rasool ‫ .ﷺ‬Undoubtedly he was soaked in the deep love of Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬at this precious time.

His Love For The Beloved Rasool ‫ﷺ‬
As I have mentioned above, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is a true and devoted Aashiq of the Beloved Rasool ‫ .ﷺ‬Why should this not be so, when his father and ancestors were true servants of Rasoolullah ‫ ,ﷺ‬and what can be said about the Shaykh-eKaamil of his father, who is none other than Imam-e-Ishq-oMohabbat Aala Hazrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan ؓ◌, and his (Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s) Shaykh-e-Kaamil is Ghaus-ulWaqt Huzoor Sayyidi Wa Sanadi Sarkaar-e-Mufti-e-Azam Hind

ؓ◌.
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The life of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer has been spent studying, committing to memory and teaching the Ahadith of the Beloved Rasool ‫ .ﷺ‬He has observed thousands and thousands of words of the Beloved Rasool ‫ ﷺ‬through the narration of thousands of Sahaba-e-Kiraam ؓ◌ and his entire life; he has been spreading these words of the Beloved Habeeb ‫.ﷺ‬ This alone would have filled his heart with the love of Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬to the level that ordinary people like me will never understand. It is for this reason that we find whilst he delivers his lectures, such elegance and sweetness in his words, as every word is flowing in the love and respect of Rasoolullah ‫.ﷺ‬ One of the greatest signs of his love for Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬is that he is the perfect example of the Hadith of Rasoolullah ‫ﷺ‬

‫ﻻﻳﻮﻣﻦ ﺍﺣﺪﮐﻢ ﺣﺘﯽ ﺍﮐﻮﻥ ﺍﺣﺐ ﺍﻟﻴﻪ ﻣﻦ ﻭﺍﻟﺪﻩه‬ ‫ﻭﻭﻟﺪﻩه ﻭﺍﻟﻨﺎﺱ ﺍﲨﻌﲔ‬
None from amongst you is a true believer, unless he loves me more than his father, his children and all the people together. [Mishkaat Shareef] Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer never fears saying what is true and correct and always upholds the true teaching of Islam. He does 62

not care if he has to disassociate with anyone for the sake of Allah and His Rasool ‫.ﷺ‬ His deep love for Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬is evident in his devout adherence to the Sunnat of the Holy Prophet ‫ ;ﷺ‬and the loving and passionate manner in which he teaches the Hadith of Rasoolullah ‫ .ﷺ‬When Naat Shareef is recited in his presence, especially those written by Aala Hazrat ؓ◌ and Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam ؓ◌, he can be seen listening with complete attentiveness. Even when the Kalaams written by Huzoor Taajush Shariah Hazrat Allama Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan are recited in his presence, he enters into a state of deep spiritualism. I have personally noticed tears flowing down his holy face as he listened to Huzoor Taajush Shariah reciting one of his own Kalaams. His true love for Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬can be seen through his adherence to Shariat-e-Mustafa ‫ ,ﷺ‬in his manner of eating, sitting, sleeping and conversation etc.

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Miraculous Blessings Of Huzoor Muhadith-EKabeer
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer initiated his initial visits to South Africa towards the end of 1991. During the first visit to South Africa, many parts of Southern Africa were affected by drought and this included the City of Durban as well. The hot and humid weather had prevailed for a lengthy period of time with no sign of relief. All were praying and hoping for rain, but there was no sign of rain at all. The moment Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer arrived in South Africa it marked the day when the drought had broken. On his arrival, it began raining, and Subhaan’Allah, this not only brought an end to the natural drought, but the entrance of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer brought an end to a spiritual drought, as the rains of Mercy and Blessings descended upon the hearts of the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama’at through the presence and blessed words which flowed with wisdom and guidance from the blessed lips of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. The end of the drought was undoubtedly a miracle of the arrival of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer to our shores.

Muhadith-E-Kabeer Assists His Mureed Spiritually
Once a Mureed of Muhadith-e-Kabeer was involved in a car accident wherein he had crashed into the rear of another car. The father of the young Mureed was very stressed in regard to 64

this issue as he could not meet his daily financial needs easily, and this would definitely set him back if the insurance company of the opposite party would claim for damages. His fear became reality when the company claimed damages. When this happened, the ardent Mureed remembered that he had in his possession the Blessed Amaama Shareef of his Murshid, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. The Mureed sincerely held the Amaama Shareef (Turban) and remembered his Shaykh-e-Kaamil, asking for his assistance. The Mureed mentioned that he would be pleased with whatever his Murshid wished. After doing this, the ardent Mureed and his father were at ease, as thereafter all letters, phone calls and demands from the opposite party’s insurance company came to a sudden end. It is seemed as if there were no records left of this incident and he was never contacted in this regard again. This incident shows the blessing of the belongings of the pious and also shows the spiritual assistance that Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer gave to his young Mureed. It also teaches every one of us a very important and vital lesson that every Mureed should strive to be a ‘Mureed-e-Saadiq’ i.e. a devout and true disciple.

Medical Condition Of A Patient Changes
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confirmed that he had a major heart attack. He even showed him the results of the ECG and immediately requested an ambulance to move the patient to a hospital that was more equipped to deal with this situation. Brother Sayed Ahmed Faiz called his Shaykh-e-Kaamil Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer and requested him Duas. The Shaykh immediately made sincere Dua for the father who is also Hazrat’s Mureed. On arriving at the said hospital and after being examined by the Doctor on duty, the diagnosis had changed and it was being regarded as a minor attack. When Sayed Saab spoke to the Doctor he said, ‘we are not allowed to really say this, but it seems like the major attack somehow passed him by’. In other words he could not explain how it had been averted. Subhaan’Allah! This was undoubtedly the Dua of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer that caused the condition of this patient to change, and to thereafter recover.

An Elderly Woman Released From Her Long Term Discomfort
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer had gone to deliver a lecture at a Musjid in Chatsworth, Durban, South Africa one afternoon. After delivering an awe inspiring talk, Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer met with the Musal’lis of the Musjid with much love and humility, and then left the Musjid to return to his place of residence. 66

As Hazrat was about to leave, the Imam of the Musjid mentioned to Hazrat that he had requested some of the Musal’lis to bring with them a bottle of water and a bottle of oil so that Hazrat could make Dum on this for them. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer immediately with much humility agreed to do so, and read on each bottle of water and oil. One of the Musal’lis took this water home immediately and had one of the women in his family drink from it, as she had been affected by evil forces for a very long time. The moment she drank the water, to his amazement she began to call out to the Shaykh. The person, now not knowing what to do, quickly put her into his car and drove to the Musjid, hoping that the Shaykh would still be there. As they arrived at the Musjid, we (Sayed Ahmed Faiz; Afthab Cassim and others) were in the car park walking towards our vehicle. She began to call out to the Shaykh. Her family member requested Hazrat to make Dua for her (and we were also informed that she had been affected by this for many years and no one could treat her situation). The woman was now behaving in an abnormal manner which had become common of her and well-known to her family. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer walked over to the car and adhering to the Shariat lowered his gaze, standing at a distance from the vehicle. The Shaykh then recited something and then blew in her direction. The woman immediately became calm and

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The Effect Of Hazrat’s Dua
On numerous occasions, mureeds and those who love Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer have narrated how they were severely ill, or how their children were severely ill. They called Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer and he diagnosed the illness and made Dua and even explained home remedies which always worked as Hazrat mentioned. His Duas are so effective that he made Dua for a Mureed who had a serious problem with his tooth, and it was healed, a child diagnosed with asthma, recovered and the wife of a disciple who could not deliver her baby due to a lengthy labour and low energy levels, delivered her baby comfortably, ten minutes after the Dua of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. Why should this not be the case, when even his beloved Teacher Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ regarded his Dua as effective and accepted! This is evident from the incidents quoted previously in regards to Hazrat’s journey to Hajj.

Huzoor Muhadith-E-Kabeer As An Accomplished Debater
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is also a great debater and has gone through many debates against the corrupt and misled sects. Many debates never materialised as the moment they heard 68

that he had been chosen as the debater, they would never turn up. As for those that did materialise, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer devastated the opposition with proof from Qur’an and Hadith and brought them to their knees. He destroyed all their proofs and proved the teachings of the Ahl-e-Sunnat to be correct. Great personalities like Huzoor Mujahid-e-Millat ؓ◌ invited him to debate the enemy of Islam. In the Debate of Banaras, he devastated the opposition and the ghair muqallids had no answers in response to his questions and the proof he presented against them. It was after this debate that he was blessed with the title of ‘Faatahe Banaras’. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is the Lion of Aala Hazrat ؓ◌ and the Sword of Raza. He has followed in the sacred footsteps of his Spiritual Masters and The Pious Predecessors. His firmness against the budmazhabs and the insulters of the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬is something that is itself a special blessing. For those who are true in their love for Allah and His Rasool ‫ ,ﷺ‬he is as soft and gentle as a rose petal, and those who are the insulters of Rasoolullah ‫ ,ﷺ‬he is the Sword of Raza. From amongst the many Debates in which he debated, the ones most well-known were:  Munaazira Bajardiha Banaras U.P.  Munaazira Badayoun U.P. 69

 Munaazira Baanudchatru Pilamau  Munaazira Daamda Purilya Bengal  Munaazira Malikpur Kathiyahaar Bihar  Munaazira Hiranpur, Muwaishi Haat Paakor By the Grace of Almighty Allah, the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama’at were victorious in every single one of these major debates wherein Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was appointed the Chief Debater. There were numerous Munaaziras (debates) in which the great and learned Ulama appointed Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer as the Chief Debater. Even though every single one of these great personalities were learned and blessed personalities and masterful debaters themselves, they always appointed Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer as the Chief Debater in numerous debates. Each one of them was aware of the powerful intellect and the authority of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer in the principles and strategies of debating. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer always remained very calm and relaxed during a debate, and never feels any pressure, but rather he causes the opponent to become tense. All the Ulama who knew him as a debater and watched him handle notorious misled persons, knew this about him. They also knew that he was blessed with deep knowledge in Hadith and Fiqh and this served as a great weapon for him during debates. 70

Amongst those learned Ulama who appointed him as Chief Debater during debates with the budmazhabs, were:  Mujaahid-E-Millat Hazrat Allama Muhammad Habeerur Rahaan Qaadiri ؓ◌  Hazrat Allama Qadi Shamsud’deen Jaunpuri ؓ◌  Shareh Bukhari Allama Mufti Shariful Haq Amjadi ؓ◌  Ra’eesul Qalam Hazrat Allama Arshadul Qaadiri ؓ◌  Bahrul Uloom Allama Mufti Abdul Manaan Aazmi  Hazrat Allama Maulana Mushtaq Ahmed Nizami ؓ◌  Qadi-E-Shariat Allama Muhammad Shafi Aazmi  Allama Aashiqur Rahmaan Habeebi  Qazi Ul Quzzat Huzoor Taajush Shariah Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Azhari Qibla

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Brief Synopsis Of The ‘Badayoun Debate’
This debate took place against molvi Khalil Ahmed Bijnauri. The main reason behind this was that in the beginning molvi Khalil Ahmed Bijnauri used to operate as a very strong Sunni and was also the Mureed of the Sajjadah of Marehrah Shareef, Taajul Ulama Hazrat Sayyid Shah Awlaad-e-Rasool Qaadiri Barkaati Marehrawi ؓ◌. Now, since he apparently behaved and practiced as a Sunni and because he was the mureed and later received Khilaafat from Hazrat Taajul Ulama Hazrat Sayyid Shah Awlaad-e-Rasool Qaadiri Barkaati Marehrawi ؓ◌, the people in Badayoun regarded him as a strong sunni and thus numerous people in the locality became his Mureeds, and soon he had built up a very strong following of supporters. After all of this, the people were surprised to note that in his private gatherings and functions he would slander the Ulama-eAhl-e-Sunnat by referring to them as ‘ignorant’ and ‘foolish’, and on the contrary, he would heap praises on the scholars of deoband, giving false narrations of their so-called piety and knowledge etc. Another thing which he had done, even though he claimed to be a Sunni and even though there was no shortage of highly acclaimed Sunni Institutes, he had enrolled both his sons to study at deobandi institutes. One of his sons was enrolled at the ‘madrassa ameenia’ in Delhi and the other was enrolled at the ‘nadwa’ in Lucknow. 72

People still didn’t doubt him because he continued claiming to be a strong Sunni and his general practices and actions seemed in accordance with the Sunni Creed. However, he secretively continued educating his children at the deobandi institutes. After his sons qualified at these institutes and returned home, his views and his ideology now completely changed and he clearly began to say that he did not regard the deobandis as kaafir. It must be noted that it is the belief of the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama’at that anyone who insults the Beloved Rasool ‫ ﷺ‬is declared an infidel and anyone who after knowing regarding the infidelity of such a person and his corrupt beliefs, doubts his punishment or the fact that he is an infidel, himself becomes an infidel. It must be noted that on the basis of this, Aala Hazrat Mujad’did-e-Deen-o-Millat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan ؓ◌ and the Ulama-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat including the learned and illustrious Ulama of the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama’at have declared the ulama-e-deoband as infidels and they have declared all those who after knowing of their corrupt beliefs, knowingly and intentionally regard them as believers to be infidels as well. The reason why the ulama-e-deoband were declared heretics and infidels was on the basis of their insult to Allah and His Beloved Rasool ‫ .ﷺ‬Their leaders like ashraf ali Thanvi, khalil ahmed ambethwi, rasheed ahmed gangohi and ismail delhvi insulted 73

the Beloved Rasool ‫ ﷺ‬in their writing and refused to accept that their beliefs were corrupt and misleading. A detailed explanation of the belief of the deobandis can be found in the books of the Ulama-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, such as in the books of Aala Hazrat Imam Ahl-e-Sunnat  and in the books of other current day personalities, such as Jaa’Al Haq by Mufti Ahmed Yaar Khan Na’eemi ؓ◌ and in ‘Tablighi Jama’at by Allama Arshad’ul Qaadiri. The corrupt beliefs and an overview of the corrupt beliefs have been discussed by Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s father Huzoor Qadi Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ in the 1st Volume of Bahaar-e-Shariat which is also available from us at Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre in English and can be downloaded from

www.noori.org The decrees of the Ulama-e-Haramain
Sharifain in this regard can be viewed in the world-renowned Husaam-ul-Haramain. Going back to the ‘Badayoun Debate’ it must be said that molvi khalil Ahmed bijnauri now openly declared that he did not regard the deobandis as infidels. When this news spread, he started to try and control the situation from giving numerous versions to those who questioned him in this regard, as his aim was to try and calm the situation. In order to clarify that this was really the case and not merely a rumour, Maulana Muzaffar Ali Sehwaani directly approached khalil bijnauri and discussed this situation with him. 74

He pointed out his views to Maulana Muzaffar Ali Saaheb who made note of them and prepared a query in regards to khalil bijnauri’s views and had them sent to numerous Darul Ifta’s for a response. All the responses came back declaring bijnauri a deobandi. The Maulana returned to him with all the verdicts and presented to him and very strategically asked him to retract and make tauba. Bijnauri refused and slandered the Ulama and Darul Iftas of the Ahl-e-Sunnat. Even Ahsan-ulUlama Hazrat Sayyid Mustafa Haydar Hassan Mia Qaadiri Barkaati ؓ◌ tried to explain to him and clarify this with him, but he did not take heed. On his refusal, the Ulama of Ahl-e-Sunnat in that area prepared one hundred and fifty three questions to khalil bijnauri, and sent it to him by registered mail. A year had passed and no reply came. In brief, numerous attempts were made to rectify him and get him to clarify his views publicly, but he refused. The end result was a debate which took place on the 6th and 7th of March 1981. A delegation of Ulama journeyed to Badayoun for the Debate with khalil bijnauri. This Delegation consisted of: Ja Nasheen-e-Mufti-e-Azam Taajush Shariah Allama Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Azhari Qibla; Shareh Bukhari Mufti Sharif-ul-Haq Amjadi ؓ◌; Shehzaada-e-Sher Beshe Ahl-e-Sunnat Allama Mushaahid Raza Khan ؓ◌; Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri Amjadi; Allama Mufti Ghulam Muhammad Khan Nagpuri; Maulana Mufti Mujib Ashraf Razvi; Allama Qadi Abdur Raheem 75

Bastavi ؓ◌ Maulana Ayub Na’eemi Muradabadi; Allama Mufti Muzaffar Ahmed Data Ganjvi; Maulana Mazhar Ali Sehwani and Maulana Muhammad Haneef Khan Rampuri and a few other Ulama. It was agreed that Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer will be the Chief Debater in this debate, but Allama Mushaahid Raza also wished to debate, so both were appointed. On the day of the debate, the Ulama-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat arrived on time on their stage and khalil bijnauri arrived more than 30 minutes later on his stage. The debate commenced with Allama Mushaahid Raza discussing the issues with him and every time he tried to prove a point, Allama Mushaahid Raza blocked him. This continued with no real result as he continued to evade the actual issues of Aqaa’id. Huzoor Mushaahid Raza ؓ◌ became upset and said that he was not prepared to debate with such a corrupt person any longer as he was not willing to accept his wrong even though it was being clearly proven to him. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer then stood up and took the permission of the debating committee to engage khalil bijnauri. He was told that he should do so in a calm manner and he said that he would. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer questioned khalil in regards to the statement of Ashraf Ali Thanvi in ‘hifzul imaan’ and whether he regarded it as kufr or not. He began to evade the topic of discussion and tried to start new discussions on other topics. 76

Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer then told him that the statement in hifz-ul-Imaan is clear kufr and it is on this basis that ashraf ali Thanvi was decreed a kaafir. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer then told him, that since he has rejected the fact that they are kaafir, the rule of infidelity applied to him as well. Hazrat further said you are not in the category of ‘one who doubts the kufr or Azaab’ but you are in the category of ‘one who rejects the kufr’ and this too causes the kufr to fall on you. Hazrat then said, ‘Now whatever clarification you wish to present, you may now present it’ The debate commenced with the following words: bijnauri: Who are you? Muhadith-e-Kabeer: I am a representative of the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama’at. bijnauri: What is your name? Muhadith-e-Kabeer: What need is there for you to know my name? (At this stage bijnauri’s son answers saying that it is Allama Zia ul Mustafa) bijnauri: Are you the son of Sadrush Shariah? He was my Ustaaz!

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Muhadith-e-Kabeer: Incorrect! He is not your Ustaaz, but he is the Ustaaz of Sunnis. The day you adopted deobandiyat, from that very day you were removed from his Register of Students. bijnauri: But you are the son of my Ustaaz Muhadith-e-Kabeer: Incorrect! I am not the son of your Ustaaz. I regard you as the ‘Representative’ of the deobandis; whereas I am the ‘Representative of Aala Hazrat ؓ◌’. Start debating (the issue at hand) and do not waste time in all these discussions. After this, a lengthy discussion ensued; in which bijnauri tried his best to evade the questions posed by Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer, but this was to no avail. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer did not allow him an inch of slack and continued pounding him with such points which he could not answer. After many issues and points, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer brought him back every time to the statement of hifzul imaan and brought him to the point where he had to either regard it as kufr or not. The debating committee called for a short recess and then resumed. Bijnauri started to deny statements he had made. He said there was no proof regarding a point which Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer made and which had cornered him into a position from which he could not come out. He said that if Muhadith-e-Kabeer could show him what he was saying in the books, he would accept defeat. After the recess, he denied having made such a statement. Fortunately there was an audio recording of the debate and it was played back to him. 78

Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer then showed the proof to him in Shifa and in Sharah Shifa. Bijnauri tried to divert from this as well, but Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer brought him back to the statement of hifzul imaan. Bijnauri was in a corner and could not come out of it. He then diverted from the Muzaazira (debate) and made a challenge of ‘Mubaahila’. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer immediately accepted the challenge and publicly declared the words of Mubaahila. Now, when the time came for bijnauri to declare the words of Mubaahila, he began to stammer and stutter and could not find the courage to do so, as he knew it would be the means to his destruction. The public demanded that he declare the words of Mubaahila and he started to make excuses again, and whilst people were still trying to get him to do so, and whilst everyone was in the midst of discussion, he quietly picked up his books and fled the stage. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer had defeated bijnauri. He could not face the knowledge and power of ‘The Sword of Raza’. A huge Meelad-e-Mustafa ‫ ﷺ‬Mehfil was hosted and lectures were given by the great Ulama. During this program, it has been said that the lecture of Huzoor Taajush Shariah Allama Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan Al Qaadiri Azhari was a historic and amazing lecture which won the hearts of the people. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer and the Ulama-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat were gifted with garlands and people who had been with bijnauri broke away by the 79

thousands. These people then took Bai’at later at the blessed hands of Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ and Ahsan-ul-Ulama Hazrat Sayyid Mustafa Haydar Hassan Mia ؓ◌

Tahirul Padri Flees From Debate With Huzoor Muhadith-E-Kabeer
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer initially visited South Africa in late 1991. Not much longer after this the notorious Tahirul padri visited South Africa. Before this, one of his students had already come to South Africa to set the stage for the professor. He was due to deliver his lecture at one of the prominent Sunni Musjids as he had already delivered a lecture there the week before. It happened such that at that stage the Sunni Muslims were unaware of the devious nature of the professor and his cronies. It so happened that during this trip of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer, he was also requested to lecture at the same Musjid on that particular day. The moment this student of the ‘professor’ heard that a personality by the name Muhadithe-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri Amjadi was going to be delivering the lecture there as well, he immediately fled and never returned there again. After a few years, tahir came to South Africa and Huzoor Taajush Shariah and Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer were requested by the Muslims of South Africa to come to South Africa to support the Muslims through this testing time. Both blessed personalities immediately agreed to come over to South 80

Africa.

Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer accompanied

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Taajush Shariah as the official Debater as the objective was to invite tahir to a debate. During this huge time of stress and fitna, the two great and blessed personalities did not care about their well-being or anything else. They immediately journeyed to South Africa in order to support the Sunnis of our country. A debate was arranged at the Grey Street Musjid, where the professor was initially due to deliver a talk, but he was challenged to a debate wherein the Debater would be Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. In brief, tahir fled that night from the Musjid. He made many excuses but the reality was that he could not face the two great personalities and did not have the courage to debate with Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. After the incident in Grey Street Musjid, tahir himself says that a person from India named Maulana Zia ul Mustafa was brought to debate with him, by Huzoor Taajush Shariah. He repeated this many times. This showed that he was not prepared to face Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer as he had heard in the past about the excellence of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. He knew that this was one of the greatest debaters of the era, and that he had absolutely no chance in his presence.

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Service To Ahl-E-Sunnat Wa Jama’at
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer has spend his entire life this far, in the service of Deen-e-Islam. He has done this by way of preparing students that are spread out all over the world defending the pristine teachings of the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama’at. He has travelled to numerous countries spreading the teachings of Allah and His Rasool ‫ .ﷺ‬Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer travels to many countries delivering speeches and attending Islamic conferences. It is said that hardly a day goes by without Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer delivering a speech for at least an hour in which he recites many Ahadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) on a single specific topic. A list of his services to Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama’at can be compiled, but to do this will require a volume by itself.

Huzoor Muhadith-E-Kabeer As A Teacher
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer has been engaged in teaching the Deen since the age of 22. He has taught Hadith for over 40 years. His students reside all over the world. Recently a list was compiled which reached over 30'000 students. This refers to students whom the Madrassa has a record of. Every year Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is invited to scores of institutes for Khatm-e-Bukhari, where the students, study the last few Ahadith of Bukhari at the feet of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer, so they can be counted amongst the students of Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer. This is regarded as a great honour to a student. 82

It is said that over a thousand new books and pamphlets are annually published in the Sunni world of India, and according to the Islamic Literature Board in Lucknow almost ninety-five percent of the authors of these books and pamphlets are students of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa. His students always mention the beautiful manner in which he teaches and all of them feel very close to him. Many of them explain his kindness towards them and his firmness in regards to his principles. He is an uncompromising person in the issues of Deen, but kind and gentle to those who have a true yearning for knowledge.

A Great Muhadith
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer (The Grand Muhadith of the Era), has been blessed with this title by the Great and Learned Ulama of the past and present. Ja Nasheen-e-Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam, Murshid-e-Barhaq, Huzoor Taajush Shariah, Rahbar-e-Tariqat personally refers to him as ‘Muhadith-e-Kabeer’ Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer has been blessed with immense mastery and proficiency in the field of Hadith. He is not only well read in the sciences of Hadith, but also a Master in Asma-eRijaal and in the sciences of the principals of Hadith. With the exception of this he is blessed with an amazing memory and has memorised thousands of Hadith of Rasoolullah ‫ .ﷺ‬It has been mentioned that he has knowledge of almost sixty thousand Hadith of Rasoolullah ‫ .ﷺ‬During his younger age, he was known even by the elders to know hundreds of Hadith by 83

memory, and as he became more engrossed in this Field, he committed more and more Ahadith-e-Mubaaraka to memory. His uncle Ra’ees-ul-Qalam Allama Arshad-ul-Qaadiri ؓ◌ once said, ‘He (Allama Zia ul Mustafa) makes us proud in the fields of Hadith and Fiqh, just like his honourable father. He has committed hundreds of Hadith of the Sahihain to memory including the chains of transmission. In this time, amongst his contemporaries, he is second to none with regards to his knowledge, experience, memory, and manner of teaching, oration and debating.’

Muhadith-E-Kabeer’s Hadith

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Mujad’did-e-Azam Aala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qaadiri Barkaati Barelvi ؓ◌ received the authorisations in Hadith from Khatimul Akaabir Hazrat Shah Aale Rasool Mia Marehrawi; Shaykh Ahmed Zain Dahlaan Makki; Shaykh Abdur Rahmaan bin Abdullah Makki; Shaykh Hussain bin Saleh Jamal-ul-Layl; Shaykh Abul Hussain Noori Marehrawi and from Khatimul Muhaqiqeen Shaykh Muhammad Naqi Ali Khan (i.e. His Blessed Father)ؓ◌ . He blessed his beloved son Mufti-e-Azam Allama Shah Imam Mustafa Raza Khan Qaadiri Barkaati Noori ؓ◌ with authorisations in all these chains of transmission. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ in-turn blessed Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer with these authorisations. Similarly, Aala Hazrat  84

blessed Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ with these authorisations and Huzoor Sadrush Shariah blessed his chosen student Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ with these authorisations. Huzoor Hafiz-eMillat ؓ◌ in-turn blessed his spiritual son, Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer with these authorisations in the field of transmitting Ahadith. In this manner Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer received from two blessed Shuyukh the blessings of Haramain Sharifain; Delhi Khairabad; Farangi Mahal; Marehrah Mutaharah and Bareilly and Bilgiraam.

His Chain Of Authorisation In Transmission Of Hadith
His Masha’ikh-e-Hadith from Imam-ul-Muhaditheen Sayyiduna Ash Shaykh Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Isma’eel Bukhari ؓ◌ upto Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ is as follows:  Shaykh Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Isma’eel Bukhari  Shaykh Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Yusuf bin Matr bin Saleh Bishr Farbari  Shaykh Abu Muhammad Abdullah bin Ahmed Sarkhasi  Shaykh Abul Hassan Abdur Rahmaan bin Muzaffar Daadudi  Shaykh Abul Waqt Abdul Awwal bin Isa bin Sho’aib Sanjari Harwi  Shaykh Siraaj Hussain bin Mubaarak Zubaidi 85

 Shaykh Abul Ab’bas Ahmed bin Abi Talib Al Hajaar  Shaykh Ibrahim bin Ahmed At Tanukhi  Shaykh Abul Fadl Shihabud’deen Ahmed bin Ali bin Hajr Asqalani  Shaykh Ahmed Zakariya bin Muhammad Abu Yahya Al Ansaari  Shaykh Shamsud’deen Muhammad bin Ahmed bin Muhammad Ar Ramali  Shaykh Ahmed bin Abdul Qud’doos Abul Mawahib Ishnawi  Shaykh Ahmed Al Qashaashi  Shaykh Ibraheem Kurdi Al Madani  Shaykh Abu Taahir Muhammad bin Ibraheem Al Kurdi Al Madani  Shaykh Wali’ullah Muhadith Delhvi  Shaykh Abdul Aziz Muhadith Delhvi  Shaykh Sayyid Aal-e-Rasool Al Marehrawi  Shaykh Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi  Shaykh Muhammad Amjad Ali (Sadrush Shariah)  Shaykh Mustafa Raza Khan (Mufti-e-Azam)  Shaykh Abdul Aziz (Hafiz-e-Millat)  Shaykh Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri (Muhadith-e-Kabeer) 86

A Further Chain Of Authorisation
 Shaykh Abul Ayash Muhammad Abdul Ula Lucknowi  Shaykh Muhammad Sindhi  Shaykh Uthman Dumyaati  Shaykh Jamalud’deen bin Abdullah Mufti Makkah  Shaykh Aabid Sindhi Madani  Shaykh Ali Hussain Muradabadi  Shaykh Khaleel-ur-Rahmaan Muhammad Abadi  Shaykh Sayyid Ahmed Zain Dahlaan  Shaykh Abdur Rahmaan bin Abdullah Siraaj Makki  Shaykh Hussain bin Saleh Jamal-ul-Layl  Shaykh Abul Hussain Ahmad Noori  Shaykh Raza Ali Khan Barelvi  Shaykh Muhammad Naqi Ali Khan Barelvi  Shah Wali’ullah Muhadith Delhvi  Shah AbdulAziz Muhadith Delhvi  Sayyid Aal-e-Rasool Marehrawi  Shaykh Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (Aala Hazrat)  Shaykh Muhammad Amjad Ali (Sadrush Shariah)  Shaykh Mustafa Raza Khan (Mufti-e-Azam) 87

 Shaykh Abdul Aziz (Hafiz-e-Millat)  Shaykh Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri (Muhadith-e-Kabeer)

Authority In Hadith Musalsal Bil Aw’waliyah
 Shaykh-ul-Islam Ashraf Zakariyah bin Muhammad Al Ansari  Shaykh Abul Khayr bin Umoos Ar Rasheedi  Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdul Azeez  Shaykh Ahmed bin Muhammad Ad Dumyati Al Ma’ruf Ibn Abdul Ghani  Shaykh Maulana Ahmed Hassan As Sufi Muradabadi  Shaykh Sayyid Shah Abul Hussain Ahmed Noori Marehrawi  Shaykh Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (Aala Hazrat)  Shaykh Muhammad Amjad Ali (Sadrush Shariah)  Shaykh Mustafa Raza Khan (Mufti-e-Azam)  Shaykh Abdul Aziz (Hafiz-e-Millat)  Shaykh Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri (Muhadith-e-Kabeer) In the aforementioned Chain of Authorisation in Transmission of Hadith, it commences at Sayyiduna Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬upto Hazrat Shaykh Shahabud’deen Abdul Fadl Ahmed bin Hajr Al Asqalaani with all the said Masha’ikh, and thereafter the Chain of Authorisation continues as stipulated above. 88

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 Hazrat Abul Fatah Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Ibrahim Al Kubra Al Meydoomi  Hazrat Shamsud’deen Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Ahmed Al Qadmeeri  Hazrat Shaykh Zaynud’deen Abdur Raheem ibnil Hussain Al Iraqi  Hazrat Al Fadl Abdur Raheem bin Hussain Al Iraqi  Hazrat Shaykh Abul Fatah Muhammad bin Abu Bakr bin Hussain Al Miraghi  Hazrat Shaykh Shahabud’deen Abul Fadl Ahmad Ali Al Asqalaani  Hazrat Ash Shaykh Sayyid Ibrahim  Hazrat Shaykh Shamsud’deen Sakhaawi Al Qaahiri  Hazrat Shaykh Ahmed Muhibi Abu Hiraani  Hazrat Shaykh Wajihud’deen Abdur Rahmaan bin Ibraheem Alawi  Hazrat Shaykh Sa’eed bin Muhammad Al Muqri  Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad bin Amlih Al Yamani  Hazrat Shaykh Sa’eed Ibrahim Al Juzaari  Hazrat Shaykh Abdul Wahab bin Fathullah Baroohi  Hazrat Shaykh Yahya bin Muhammad Shaadi  Shaykh Sayyid Abdul Wahab Al Muttaqi 90

 Hazrat Shaykh Abdullah bin Saalim Al Asri  Hazrat Shaykh Abdul Haq Muhadith Delhvi  Hazrat Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad Umar  Hazrat Shaykh Abur Rida Delhvi  Hazrat Shaykh Shah Wali’ullah Muhadith Delhvi  Hazrat Shaykh Sayyid Mubaarak Fakhrud’deen Bilgiraami  Hazrat Shaykh Shah Abdul Aziz Muhadith Delhvi  Hazrat Shaykh Tufayl Muhammad Atraulwi  Hazrat Shaykh Sayyid Aal-e-Rasool Ahmed Marehrawi  Hazrat Shaykh Sayyid Hamzah bin Sayyid Aale Muhammad Bilgiraami Hassani Al Waasti  Hazrat Shaykh Sayyid Aal-e-Rasool Ahmed Ach’che Mia Marehrawi  Hazrat Shaykh Sayyid Aale Rasool Ahmadi Marehrawi  Shaykh Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (Aala Hazrat)   Shaykh Muhammad Amjad Ali (Sadrus Shariah)  Shaykh Mustafa Raza (Mufti-e-Azam)  Shaykh Abdul Aziz (Hafiz-e-Millat)  Shaykh Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri (Muhadith-e-Kabeer)

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Statements Of The Great Masha’ikh And Ulama About Him
Huzoor Sadrush Shariah Allama Qadi Amjadi Ali Aazmi ؓ◌

“(Insha Allah), this son of mine will be a very great Aalim in the future.”
Haafiz-E-Millat Allama Abdul Azeez Muhadith Muraadabadi ؓ◌

“The amount of pleasure I get from teaching these special sciences of knowledge to him (Allama Zia ul Mustafa), I would not get in teaching a hundred other students.” “Whatever I have attained from Huzoor Sadrush Shariah, I have given all of it to Zia ul Mustafa” Once whilst delivering a talk at Ashrafiyah Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ said, “I have called Maulvi Zia ul Mustafa for Ashrafiyah. There is not much increase in his salary. However, if there is a need, I am willing to even give my salary to increase his, but he should not be allowed to leave here.” He would often be heard saying, “I have kept Maulvi Zia ul Mustafa in my place” He would also often say, “I have handed over all my responsibilities to Maulvi Zia ul Mustafa”
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Muhadith-E-Azam Pakistan Allama Sardaar Ahmed ؓ◌ Muhadith-e-Azam Pakistan is a personality well known to the Ulama-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat and is regarded one of the greatest Teachers of Hadith of his time. He was the Mureed of Huzoor Hujjatul Islam Maulana Haamid Raza Khan ؓ◌ and the student of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. In numerous of his letters, he wrote about the intelligence of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. He often wrote:

“The respected Zia ul Mustafa Saaheb is a very intelligent person”
Huzoor Mujahid-E-Millat Hazrat Allama Habeeb-Ur-Rahmaan Ab’basi ؓ◌ Huzoor Mujahid-e-Millat ؓ◌ was a great Aalim, a Wali and the contemporary of Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ He stated:

“Whatever Khilaafat etc Sadrush Shariah Mufti Amjadi Ali Saahebؓ◌ bestowed upon me, I am handing over all of this to his son, Zia ul Mustafa”
Whilst appointing Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer as the Chief Debater during the Debate of Bajardiha in Banarus against the notorious ‘ghayr muqallid’ Maulvi safi’ur Rahmaan Mubarakpuri, Huzoor Mujahid-e-Millat ‫ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﺍﻟﺮﲪﻪ‬said:

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“Today, as the representative of our Madhab (Ahl-eSunnat), I am appointing such a young Aalim as the Chief Debater, who has complete proficiency in the skills and sciences which is required, and possesses a special masterfulness in the field of Ahadith. (In other words he was referring to Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa)”
A few of the elder Ulama present before the commencement of the debate were not well versed in regards to the knowledge and intellect of Hazrat and conferred with regards to this decision, and Huzoor Mujahid-e-Millat ؓ◌ said:

“I know what he is (i.e. I am aware of Allama Zia ul Mustafa’s capability). Insha Allah we will be victorious in this debate through him.”
Alhamdulillah, the debate ended with victory through Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer, as per the words of Huzoor Mujahid-eMillat ؓ◌. Ra’ees-Ul-Qalam Allama Arshad-Ul-Qaadiri ؓ◌

“He (Allama Zia ul Mustafa) makes us proud in the fields of Hadith and Fiqh, just like his honourable father. He has committed hundreds of Hadith of the Sahihain to memory including the chains of transmission. In this time, amongst his contemporaries, he is second to none
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with regards to his knowledge, experience, memory, and manner of teaching, oration and debating.”

Taajush Shariah Allama Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Azhari All those who are aware of the spiritual relationship between Huzoor Taajush Shariah and Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer will know that on numerous occasions Huzoor Taajush Shariah has heaped praise on Muhadith-e-Kabeer. A collection of these incidents alone would form a lengthy booklet. Some of Huzoor Taajush Shariah’s statements regarding Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer are:

“Allama (Zia ul Mustafa) Saaheb in this time is an important Commander in Chief of Maslak-e-Aala Hazrat
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Aala Hazrat and is one who will remain steadfast on Maslak-e-Aala Hazrat” “Allama Zia ul Mustafa is a great Scholar and Sufi of this time” “Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa is not merely a single person but it is the name of an entire Assembly (i.e. Movement)”

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Allama Dr Muhammad Aasim Aazmi (Lecturer Shams-Ul-Uloom Ghosi)

“Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha, Muhadith-e-Kabeer Hazrat Allama Alhaaj Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri is an exalted and celebrated Aalim of this era, a Faqih with deep insight, a reputable Muhadith, conscious and intelligent personality, masterful orator, a proficient debater and teacher. His sequence of lectures and teaching has now encompassed a period of almost 60 years. Thousands of thirsty seekers of knowledge of the Deen-eMustafa ‫ ﷺ‬have quenched their thirst through him. He is serving the Deen sincerely in his propagation as a Jurist and lecturer etc, both in India and abroad. With the exception of his deep knowledge, Hazrat is blessed with being a great philosopher, intellectual and strategist. He handles the affairs of Jamia Amjadia Razvia (Ghosi) with complete dedication and professionalism. Within a short period of time he has made his mark both in India and abroad, and is regarded as a consistent and dependable personality in the circles (of Ahl-e-Sunnat) both in India and abroad.”

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Allama Ridwaan Ahmed Saaheb Shareefi (Lecturer Shams-UlUloom)

“The interpreter and guardian of Maslak-e-Aala Hazrat, Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa Saaheb Qibla has complete expertise in the customary sciences and skills. He is blessed with great proficiency, particularly in the Sciences of Hadith. He is definitely and undoubtedly deserving of the Titles ‘Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha’; ‘Sultaan-ulAsaatiza’ and ‘Muhadith-e-Kabeer’. Each and everyone who knows him definitely concede to his Scholarly Distinction. Forget the views of all else; the learned Elders have always praised his scholarly capabilities.” I remember well that Hazrat was invited for the annual Khatam Bukhari Shareef function at Jaamia Farooqia. There were numerous Ulama and Masha’ikh present on the stage, more prominently, Shams-ul-Ulama Huzoor Qaazi Shamsud’deen Saaheb Qibla ؓ◌. On listening to his scholarly discourse, the entire crowd became euphoric. The condition of Shams-ul-Ulama was such that he was beaming and glowing. He heaped praise and Duas on Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. Allah bless us by keeping him amongst us for a long time.

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Shehzada-E-Sadrush Shariah Allama Fida-Ul-Mustafa Qaadiri

“Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ produced Ulama and many students, and the Successor of Sadrush Shariah, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer carried his (Sadrush Shariah’s) mission forward, and produced Ulama, but also established a Plant (i.e. Institute) which produces Ulama.”
Hazrat Allama Maulana Mufti Rajab Ali Saaheb Balrampuri

“If I teach for an entire year, you will not be able to receive as much beneficence as you will receive one minute of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s Lesson.”
Allama Mufti Qudrat’ullah (Principal Darul Uloom Ahl-ESunnat)

“Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha Muhadith-e-Kabeer Hazrat Allama Zia ul Mustafa Saaheb Qibla is very skilled in the Sciences of Fiqh and Hadith. It is for this reason that the Ulama-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat have bestowed upon him the titles ‘Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha’ and ‘Muhadith-e-Kabeer’. He is the possessor of immense knowledge and brilliance. He possesses great proficiency in the Sciences of Shariat. He is always active in propagating and working for the sake of Islam and Sunniyat. He is also a masterful debater. He has conquered the ‘ghayr muqallids’ and the ‘deobandis’ in numerous debates, forcing them to bow their heads in
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defeat. (I pray) that Almighty Allah blesses him with long life and good health, so that he may be amongst us for a long time. Aameen”
Hazrat Mufti Shamshaad Ahmed Aazmi (Lecturer Jamia Amjadia Ghosi)

“He (Muhadith-e-Kabeer) is very well recognised in Europe, Asia, Africa and America etc due to his diverse personality. He is a splendid and leading authority in the educational field. Further, he is a Masterful Orator and one of the most Blessed personalities in the Sciences of Fiqh and Hadith today. He is also a great Interpreter and Debater on behalf of the Ahl-e-Sunnat wa Jama’at.”
Shehzada-E-Muhadith-E-Kabeer Hazrat Maulana Ala’ul Mustafa Qaadiri (Manager Jamia Amjadia Ghosi)

Mumtaz-ul-Fuqaha wal Muhaditheen Hazrat Allama Zia ul Mustafa Saaheb Qibla is the reminder of Faqih-eAzam Hind Huzoor Sadrush Shariah’s ؓ◌ knowledge and competency, in India. He (Muhadith-e-Kabeer) holds a special position amongst the Ulama. Jalaalatul Ilm Ustaaz-ul-Ulama Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat
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be understood from this, that when the post of Fakhr-ulUlama Hazrat Allama Maulana Hafiz Abdur Ra’oof ؓ◌ became vacant at Al Jami’atul Ashrafiyah, Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ called Hazrat and during his lifetime, appointed him to teach the most important Kitaabs at the Institute.”
Maulana Anees Aalam Siwaani (Faadil Saddam University Iraq) “Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is a Master in every Science of learning. He is a respected and honoured personality of the Ahl-e-Sunnat Wa Jama’at and a competent leader of the Muslim Nation. He is the Guardian of the Station of Risaalat. He is a sea and treasure chest of knowledge and spirituality, and a shore-less sea of wisdom and insight.” Hazrat Maulana Badr-Ul-Qaadiri Saaheb (Denhaag Holland)

“In this current era, Muhadith-e-Kabeer Hazrat Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri is the rightful Janasheen (Successor) to the knowledge and spiritualism of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ and Huzoor Haafiz-e-Millat ؓ◌ and it is very difficult in this time to find anyone with knowledge and virtue, as possessed by him. Due to his knowledge, piety and his expertise in Jurisprudence, Hazrat has been blessed with such an exalted status, that from whichever angle in the world we look at it, we find Hazrat unique amongst the Ulama of this day and age.
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Just as Huzoor Taajush Shariah is the rightful Successor of Sayyiduna Aala Hazrat ؓ◌ from Bareilly Shareef; likewise Hazrat Muhadith-e-Kabeer is the rightful Successor and heir of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. (I pray) that Almighty Allah keeps his beneficence and blessing over us for a long time. With the exception of services in the Field of knowledge, and his other Religious services, the establishment of The Institute for Girls was the need of the time and has only benefitted India, but it has been beneficial for the entire Sunni World. Following this example, not just one or two, but scores of such Institutes are now being established. This is owed to the foresight and deep spiritual insight of Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer. (I pray that) Allah keeps him amongst us for a long time. Aameen”
Above we have only presented a few statements of the Ulama which Mufti Abul Hassan Al Qaadiri of Jamia Amjadia Ghosi had quoted in his Urdu manuscript which details the life and works of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. The Manuscript contains the statements of numerous other Ulama, including many of the distinguished students of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. It must be noted that the concise nature of this book does not allow us to quote all such statements. I must end this section by saying that I (Afthab Cassim) have personally found Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer to be one of the most simple and humble personalities in this era. Even though he has been blessed with such vast 101

knowledge and he holds such a towering position amongst the Ulama and Masha’ikh, he continues to live in a humble and simple manner. There is no doubt that he is from amongst the ‘Chosen Beloveds of Allah’ in this era. May we be blessed by him always. Aameen Mufti Jamal Mustafa Qaadiri (Son Of Muhadith-E-Kabeer) And Principal Of Jaamia Amjadia Ghosi “I have studied numerous Kitaabs from the beginning of Dars-eNizaami right upto the final stages under Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer, and I have not found any teacher who was able to teach and explain these Kitaabs in the manner in which he did. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is a very blessed personality and the true successor of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah and the rightful successor of the knowledge and Ruhaniyat of Huzoor Hafiz-eMillat ؓ◌. Even though Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is such a blessed and esteemed personality he is still such a humble and gentle person. Even when he taught, I have not seen anyone as gentle as him towards the students. If a student asked him something he immediately explains in a manner whereby the student understands him so well. I noticed that if he is engrossed in anything, no matter how busy he may be, if someone asks him something about a Deeni issue, he would immediately leave whatever he is doing and attend to their query. He has been blessed with great honour and respect amongst the Muslims, especially amongst the learned personalities. I remember well 102

that once Huzoor Taajush Shariah came to Ghosi for the opening ceremony at Jaamia Amjadia and during this time, he taught a lesson from Baidhawi Shareef after reciting ‘Iqra’. After he taught this, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer on his request stood and gave a detailed explanation of Hazrat’s lesson. A Great and Blessed Personality like Huzoor Taajush Shariah then addressed Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer with numerous blessed titles, such as the Imam of Hadith, and the Great Jurist of his time and referred to him as one of the most knowledgeable persons in the Science of Hadith in this day and age. I (Mufti Jamal Mustafa) after observing Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer from my childhood, declare that I personally regard him as a ‘Wali’ and I have seen none in this era like him, in his way of piety and steadfastness. I have personally noticed that whenever Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer enters the Mazaar of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌, then when he comes out of the Mazaar Shareef, I have always seen a radiant glow on his holy forehead. This I am not just saying, but it is a reality which I have always seen with my own eyes. I believe this glow is the special blessing of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah upon him. I sincerely pray that Almighty Allah increases his life and grants him good health, keeping his blessing over us for a long time. I also make Dua that Allah blesses Maulana Afthab Cassim Al Qaadiri Razvi Noori with good health and long life for the sake of service to Ahl-e-Sunnat wa Jama’at and take even more service of Deen from him. I make Dua that Allah accepts this effort of his, and protect him from the envy of the envious and 103

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Khilaafat In The Spiritual Presence Of Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer mentions that once Huzoor Hafiz-eMillat ؓ◌ came to Ghosi for Haaziri at the Mazaar of Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. After his Haaziri and Faateha at the Mazaar, he walked down the stairs and then went up a few steps, then came back and took him (Muhadith-e-Kabeer) by his hand into the Mazaar Shareef. He then removed his personal Amaama Shareef (Turban) and tied it on the head of Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer and said addressing Huzoor Sadrush Shariah spiritually;

‘Huzoor! I am making you witness that whatever you have bestowed upon me in the form of Khilaafat and all other blessings, I am passing on all of this to Maulvi Zia ul Mustafa’.

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Huzoor Muhadith-E-Kabeer Meets Huzoor HujjatUl-Islam ؓ◌
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer mentions that once whilst he was a very little boy, he was seated on the roof (garden) of the house, when his beloved mother called out to him. He immediately rushed to his mother, and she said to him that he should take a bath and put on nice clean clothes as ‘The Big Maulana’ (i.e. Huzoor Hujjatul Islam ؓ◌) was coming to their home today. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer remembers very well how he quickly took a bath and put on his best clothes. Hujjat-ul-Islam Huzoor Haamid Raza Khan ؓ◌ the elder son of Mujaddid-eDeen-o-Millat Aala Hazrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan ؓ◌ had graced their home to visit Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s beloved father, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer mentions that after dressing up, he went out to meet Huzoor Hujjat-ul-Islam ؓ◌. He says that he made Salaam to Huzoor Hujjat-ul-Islam ؓ◌ and then kissed his blessed hand. Huzoor Hujjat-ul-Islam asked what his name was and Muhadith-e-Kabeer, who was very young, a child at that stage, in his childlike manner said ‘Zia ul Mustafa’. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer says he remembers well that Huzoor Hujjat-ul-Islam ؓ◌ then with love poked him in his stomach and asked, ‘What do you do?’ so the very young Muhadith-e-Kabeer softly said, ‘Nothing as yet’. Huzoor Hujjat105

ul-Islam then said to him, ‘You should study (i.e. ilm-e-Deen)’ and he then made Du’a for Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer saying, ‘When you study, you will be very successful’ Subhaan’Allah! This was the meeting between Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer when he was only a few years old, with Huzoor Hujjat-ul-Islam ؓ◌. There is no doubt that Huzoor Hujjat-ul-Islam encouraged him to study at such a young age, as he had already seen that this child would one day be the Muhadith of his Era.

Duas Of Ghaus-Ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-E-Azam Hind ؓ◌
As mentioned earlier in this book, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was blessed with spending much time under the guidance of his Shaykh-e-Kaamil Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ blessed him with the Khilaafat as well and blessed him with his Duas on numerous occasions, praying for his success and spiritual progress. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer mentions that once he requested Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam to bless him with permission to recite a particular amal and Hazrat Mufti-e-Azam ؓ◌ then blessed him with the Ijaazat for numerous other prayers and amals immediately.

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His Immense Caution And Piety
I have noticed very few personalities today with the piety and cautiousness like Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. He is cautious in everything which has to do with the Deen of Allah and His Rasool ‫ .ﷺ‬He shows caution in his discussions and the manner in which he chooses his words. When addressing Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬and the Beloveds of Allah and His Rasool ‫ ﷺ‬he shows complete caution and utmost respect. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is absolutely particular and vigilant in regards to issues of Halaal and Haraam. He never eats anything regarding which there is the slightest doubt. He pays special attention to the issues of Halaal and Haraam, to the extent that if he doubts the meat which is being served, he will not even eat the vegetable dish if it was cooked using the same utensils or if the spoon from one dish is used in the dish which he is not sure about. I have never seen or heard him slander any person who is a Sunni Sahihul Aqida. He exercises complete caution in all aspects of his life, be this at home or whilst on journey. If one observes him perform his Wudu and then offering his Salaah, one will notice his sincerity in the manner in which he offers his Salaah. Every action is performed with caution and in accordance to the commands of the Shariah. When looking at him in Salaah, those who are aware of the laws of Fiqh related to Salaah will be able to see the words of the book being adopted in the practical manner. Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s 107

cautiousness and his piety should serve as an example for us. We should observe the lives and ways of these blessed personalities, and use this to rectify our own lives and ways.

His Simplicity And Humility
Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is a very simple and humble personality. He does not look for the respect of people, but rather shows so much of respect and honour to those Ulama and true Sunnis, who are much less in knowledge and age than him. I (Afthab Cassim) had the opportunity of residing at the home of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer during Urs-e-Amjadi in 2011. Subhaan’Allah! Looking at his simple way of life and his humility brought tears to my eyes. For as long as we were at Hazrat’s home, he personally served our meals and would not allow us to do anything. He slept with us in the same room, placing only a thin sheet on the cement floor. This I am told is his normal manner of sleeping. Even when Hazrat blessed me with living at my home last year whilst in South Africa, he did not sleep on the bed but requested permission to sleep on the floor. Whilst at his blessed home, I noticed his adherence to the Sunnat and how he tried to the best of his ability to make his guests feel comfortable. He cared for each of us and went out of his way to make sure that we were all fine at all times. When going to the stage of Urs-e-Amjadi, I had noticed that he never 108

waited for a group of Mureeds or well-wishers to escort him to the stage, but walked alone towards the Urs Area. There is no doubt that he is the true example of the Pious Predecessors. When one looks at the simplicity and humility of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer, one undoubtedly remembers great personalities like Hazrat Junaid-e-Baghdadi ؓ◌ and Hazrat Ba yazeed-e-Bustaami ؓ◌.

A Great Faqih (Jurist) Of This Era
Undoubtedly Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is one of the most renowned, competent, masterful and conversant Jurists of this era. The Position and status of a Faqih is a very blessed and exalted position. This status is one that is blessed to those who are specially chosen for this task by the Divine Grace of Allah, and by the Mercy and Blessing of Rasoolullah ‫ .ﷺ‬Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer is one such blessed personality. He is not just a Faqih, but he is regarded as being amongst the Imams of the Fuqaha of this Era. Who is a Faqih? I think at this juncture it is of utmost important to re-iterate the importance and the excellence of a Faqih, so that we may better understand the position that has been blessed to Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. In doing so I would like to present a brief discussion on the excellence of a Faqih in the Light of Ahadith, which is extracted from the English Translation of an essay by Mujahid-e-Ahl-eSunnat Allama Sayed Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qaadiri. It has been

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mentioned as follows in the Hadith Shareef in regards to the excellence and the virtue of a Faqih:

‫ﻦﹺ‬‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻰ ﺍﻟ‬‫ ﻓ‬ ‫ﻔﹶ ﱢﻬ‬ ‫ﺮﺍﹰ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ ﺧ‬‫ ّ ﺍ ُ ﺑﹺﻪ‬‫ﺮﹺﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻳﻘﻪ‬ ‫ ﷲ‬‫ﻳ ﺪ‬
Hazrat Ameer Mu’awiyah ؓ◌ has reported that the Beloved Rasool ‫ ﷺ‬said ‘If Allah wills to bestow someone with special virtue; He makes him a Faqih of the Religion’. [Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkaat]

‫ﺍ‬‫ﻮ‬ ‫ﺫﹶﺍ ﻓﹶﻘ‬‫ﻼﹶﻡﹺ ﺍ‬‫ﻰ ﺍﻟﹾﺎﺳ‬‫ ﻓ‬‫ﻢ‬  ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ ﺧ‬‫ﺔ‬‫ﻠ‬‫ﺎﻫ‬‫ﻰ ﺍﻟﹾﺠ‬‫ ﻓ‬‫ﻢ‬  ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺥِﻳ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﻴ ﺭﻫ‬ ‫ﺭﻫ‬
Hazrat Abu Hurairah ؓ◌ reported that Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬said; ‘Those who were good in the days of ignorance are also good in Islam, if they have understanding of the Deen.’ [Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkaat] In this Hadith, Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬mentioned that people are bestowed with being better, on the basis of Fiqh, i.e. on the basis of their understanding of their Deen. This also proves that according to Rasoolullah ‫ ,ﷺ‬one of the best qualities in a person is for him to have knowledge of Fiqh. Once the Holy Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬made the following Dua for Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ab’bas ؓ◌ by saying;

‫ﻦ‬‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻰ ﺍﻟ‬‫ ﻓ‬ ‫ ﻓﹶ ﱢﻬ‬  ‫ﺍﹶﻟﹼ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻠ ﻬﻢ ﻘ ﻪ‬
O Allah! Make him a Faqih of the Religion [Bukhari] Hazrat Ibn Ab’bas ؓ◌ says that Rasoolullah ‫ ﷺ‬said

‫ﺎﺑﹺﺪ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ ﺍﹶﻟﹾﻒ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻄﹶﺎﻥ‬‫ﻴ‬ ‫ﻠٰﻰ ﺍﻟ‬‫ ﻋ‬ ‫ ﺍﹶﺷ‬ ‫ﺍﺣ‬‫ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻓﹶﻘ‬ ‫ﺸ‬ ‫ﻪ ﺪ ﺪ‬
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‘One Faqih is more superior over shaitaan, than a thousand worshippers.’ [Tirmizi, Ibn Majah, Mishkaat] From this Hadith it is evident that a single Faqih (Jurist) is more powerful over shaitaan, than a thousand devout worshippers. The reason for this is that due to the knowledge which Allah has bestowed upon him, and due to his understanding of the Deen, he is able to recognise and avoid the traps and the trickery of shaitaan. In reality, he becomes the one who assist others to be protected from the trickery and deception of shaitaan. In Ilm-Al-Hadith, there are two things that are fundamental. The first being, the authenticity of the chain of transmission, and its narration; and the second being it’s meaning and understanding. The Muhaditheen of the Ummah memorised and preserved the words and chain of transmission of the Hadith, whereas the distinguished Fuqaha carried the responsibility of understanding its true meaning and wisdom. It should also be noted that the distinguished Fuqaha also have complete expertise and proficiency in the subject of Hadith. One incident pointing to the importance and excellence of the Fuqaha is as follows: ‘Khateeb Baghdadi mentions that a Group of Muhaditheen were present, when a woman who used to bath deceased females came forth and asked a question, ‘Can a female who is menstruating give Ghusl to a female who has passed away or not?’ Imam Yahya bin Mu’een, Abu Hatheema, Zuhair bin Harb, and Khalf bin Saalim etc. who are regarded 111

amongst distinguished Muhaditheen were present there. Each one of them began to look at the other, and none of them was able to give an answer immediately. At that very moment, Imam Abu Thaur ؓ◌ who with the exception of being a Muhadith; was also a Mujtahid and a Faqih, passed by. The lady approached him and queried regarding the said issue. He said ‘Yes, a female who is menstruating is permitted to give Ghusl to a deceased female.’ The reason being that once Rasoolullah ‫ﷺ‬ said to Hazrat Sayyida A’isha
‫ﺭﺿﻰ ﺍﷲ ﺗﻌﺎﱃ ﻋﻨﻬﺎ‬

‘Your menstruation is

not in your hand’. It is also mentioned in the Hadith that whilst in the condition of Haidh, Hazrat A’isha ؓ◌ used to sprinkle water in the hair of the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬and she would comb a path in his hair. So, if in such a condition, water can be poured onto the head of a living person, why then can a deceased not be given Ghusl?’ When the distinguished Muhaditheen heard this Fatwa of Imam Abu Thaur ؓ◌ they began to discuss the chain of transmission of the Hadith he had mentioned, mentioning who its narrators were and how it was narrated. When the woman heard this, she said ‘Where were you all this while?’ In other words, she tried to say that if that were the case, why then did they not give the answer’. [Tareekh-e-Baghdad Volume 6 Page 67] After this brief introduction to a Faqih in the light of Ahadith, one may now better understand the excellence of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. Not only is he a Faqih, but he is also a Muhadith, and not just a Muhadith, but he is regarded as the most learned personalities in the era as ‘Muhadith-e-Kabeer’. 112

The Shuyukh Of Muhadith-E-Kabeer In The Field Of Fiqh
Aala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qaadiri Barkaati ؓ◌ is the Mujaddid of the 14th Century Hijri and a great Imam and Master in the Sciences of Hadith. He spent his entire lifetime for the sake of reviving the faith of the Muslims and the love for following the Sunnat. He blessed the treasures of his knowledge in Fiqh to his beloved and reliable student, Sadrush Shariah ؓ◌ and to his beloved son, Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind Ash Shah Imam Mustafa Raza Khan Qaadiri Barkaati Noori ‫ .ﷺ‬Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer received this authority in Fiqh directly from Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ and through Hafize-Millat ؓ◌. His chain of authority in Fiqh reaches the Beloved Rasool ‫ .ﷺ‬The chain of authority is as follows:  Hazrat Rasool-E-Azam Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa ‫ﷺ‬  Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ud  Hazrat Shaykh Alqama wa Shaykh Aswad  Hazrat Shaykh Imam Ibrahim  Hazrat Shaykh Imam Ham’maad  Hazrat Imam Azam Abu Hanifa Nu’man bin Thaabit  Hazrat Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Hassan Shaybaani 113

 Hazrat Imam Ahmed bin Hafs (particularly known as Abu Hafs)  Hazrat Abdullah bin Abu Hafs Bukhari  Hazrat Imam Abu Abdullah As Sabzmooni  Hazrat Abu Bakr bin Muhammad bin Fadl Bukhari  Hazrat Qadi Abu Ali Nasfi  Hazrat Imam Fakhr-ul-Islam Bazdawi  Hazrat Imam Burhaanud’deen  Hazrat Imam Abdus Sattar bin Muhammad Kardari  Hazrat Imam Jalalud’deen Kabeer  Hazrat Shaykh Abdul Aziz Bukhari  Hazrat Shaykh Jalalud’deen Khubazi (Shaareh Hidaya)  Hazrat Shaykh Ghulaamud’deen As Siraani  Hazrat Shaykh Siraj Qaadi Al Hidayaa  Hazrat Shaykh Kamaalud’deen Ibn Al Humaam (Saahib Fathul Qadeer)  Hazrat Shaykh Siri’ud’deen bin Abdul Birr bin Shahna  Hazrat Shaykh Ahmed bin Yunus Ash Shalbi (Saahib Al Fatawa)  Hazrat Shaykh Abdullah Al Khareeri; Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdur Rahmaan Al Musiri; Hazrat Shaykh

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Muhammad bin Ahmed Al Hamawi; Hazrat Shaykh Ahmed Al Mahbi  Hazrat Shaykh Umar bin Najim (Saahib Nahr Al Faa’iq; Shamsul Khanuti (Saahib Al Fatawa); Hazrat Shaykh Ali Maqdasi (Nazm Al Kanz wa Riwaayah Al Thaani)  Hazrat Shaykh Ahmed Ash Shawbari Sharnablali  Hazrat Shaykh Isma’eel bin Abdul Ghani Al Nablusi  Hazrat Shaykh Abdul Ghani bin Isma’eel Al Nablusi  Hazrat Shaykh Isma’eel bin Abdullah Shaheer bihi (Ali Zaada)  Hazrat Shaykh Abdul Qaadir bin Khalil  Hazrat Shaykh Yusuf bin Muhammad bin Ala’udeen Muzjaaji  Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad bin Aabid Ansaari Madani  Hazrat Mufti Makkah Sayyid Jamal bin Abdullah bin Umar  Hazrat Mufti Al Hanafiyah Maulana Shaykh Abdur Rahmaan As Siraaj bin Al Mufti Abdullah As Siraaj  Hazrat Shaykh Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qaadiri Barelvi  Hazrat Shaykh Sadrush Shariah Allama Shah Muhammad Amjad Ali Aazmi  Hazrat Shaykh Mufti Aazam Allama Mustafa Raza Khan Noori

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 Hazrat Shaykh Haafiz-e-Millat Allama Abdul Aziz Muhadith Muradabadi  Hazrat Shaykh Muhadith-e-Kabeer Allama Zia ul Mustafa Qaadiri Below are a few of my personal experiences with Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer Qibla:

A Flight To Remember
During the Holy Month of Ramadaan this year, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer once again graced the shores of Durban, as they have been for many years, blessing us sinful servants with their love, knowledge and blessings. Hazrat stayed in Durban for a few days and then flew to Lilongwe Malawi and was to then proceed to Blantyre Malawi. I thus decided to take advantage of this situation and accompany Hazrat on this journey. A day or two before I booked my ticket on South African Airways and since I am a voyager member, I had accumulated some miles, so I decided that I would buy a normal ticket and then use my miles to upgrade mine and Hazrat’s ticket to business class so that Hazrat would be more comfortable during the flight. However, when I attempted to do that, I was told that there was only one seat available for upgrade and at that stage there was a problem with the issuing name on Hazrat’s ticket, so I asked them to upgrade my ticket. I decided that once on the

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plane I would give my business class seat to Hazrat and then take Hazrat’s as only one seat was left. The upgrade was from Johannesburg to Lilongwe. We flew from Durban to Johannesburg and then after a short transit we were to fly to Lilongwe. Again when we got to Johannesburg, I tried to see if I could get Hazrat’s ticket upgraded with my remaining miles as well, but it was in vain as I was told that there were no business class seats available for upgrade. I had made this attempt once more, as Hazrat did not seem comfortable to take my seat in business class, but I explained to Hazrat that I don’t fly in business class usually and that I had upgraded my seat so that I could get him to sit there. He thanked me, but I could see that he was not comfortable. I noticed that he felt he was going to be more comfortable than me and this he was not too pleased about. We waited for about 2 hours at Johannesburg airport on a day that was out of the ordinary, at only 1 degree. Whilst sitting at the airport, Hazrat on two or three occasions said, ‘Please don’t worry. You sit in the first class seat and I am fine where my seat is’, so again I mentioned to Hazrat that I did not really upgrade for me but it was for him and it was only with my name as I am the voyager member. After a little while I noticed Hazrat smiled at me and was then very relaxed for the next fifteen or so minutes that remained in the boarding time, and he did not discuss the issue of the seat again.

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Just as the boarding began an announcement was made that all business class passengers should board from the right and economy class passengers should board from the left. I got Hazrat to stand almost at the front of the economy class queue, and even though I was not very comfortable now, I stood in the business class queue, as boarding is required to be done with Identification. I said to Hazrat that once we were on the flight, he could take my seat which I had upgraded for him and I would take his. Hazrat simply smiled. Co-incidentally I got to the boarding desk on the right just as Hazrat got to the boarding gate desk to my left. As the ground staff in charge of boarding handed the boarding pass stub to me, I noticed the ground staff on the other side tear Hazrat’s stub into a few pieces and throw it into the waste basket. She then wrote a new boarding pass and handed it to Hazrat. As we got out of the boarding area together, I asked Hazrat to give me his boarding pass and to take mine so he could sit in my seat. He smiled at me saying that there was no need, and I insisted. Hazrat then smiled and said, it wouldn’t make any difference, but I was not comfortable sitting in business whilst Hazrat sat in economy, so Hazrat smiled and handed the stub of his boarding pass to me. To my amazement, Hazrat had been upgraded to business class, and not just that, but right next to me. Subhaan’Allah! To me, this was undoubtedly, a Karaamat of Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer. I was told time and over again that there was no seat available even a short while before, but Hazrat caused this to 118

happen so that I would not be uncomfortable and so that he would not have to take my business class seat (which was really for him). It may seem like something trivial, but it made me remember that they have been blessed with the ability to change things which you and I cannot do even though we have the worldly means to do so.

Hazrat Maulana Faizal Farooq ؓ◌
I have noticed numerous other miraculous actions performed by Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. I remember well the night that Khalifa-e-Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ Hazrat Maulana FaizAl-Farooq ؓ◌ passed away (Allah exalt him in Jannat-unNa’eem). He was a great Sunni Aalim and a true Aashiq of his Murshid Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌. He was my very close and dear friend, whose passing away left a deep sadness in my heart and a void in the Ahl-e-Sunnat community. The night that Hazrat Maulana ؓ◌ passed away was the night before Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was to leave from Durban back home to India. Hazrat’s flight was early that morning and Maulana Saaheb ؓ◌ passed away during the early hours of that morning, to be more accurate, he passed away at 1:40am on the morning of the 2nd of Shawwal and I remember it well as it was the time of passing from this world of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ (1:40am) and this proved his love for his Shaykh.

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I mentioned to Hazrat about the passing of Maulana ؓ◌ and since Hazrat knew him well, especially due to his role in the refutation of tahirul padri, Hazrat was saddened by his passing. Unfortunately Hazrat had to leave early for the airport and could not make it to the Janaazah. I took Hazrat’s permission and left for Maulana’s ؓ◌ home. About an hour and a half before the flight time of Hazrat I noticed one of our brothers arriving at Maulana’s ؓ◌ home with Hazrat. Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer walked in and comforted the family and then sat beside Maulana ؓ◌. I saw tears flow from Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer’s eyes as he sat beside Hazrat Maulana ؓ◌. He then made Faateha and walked out saying,

‘The love of his Murshid has taken him to Jannat’
To me these words proved that Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer was seeing that which none of us was could see. Huzoor left for the airport, with hardly any time left for his flight. We were all concerned that they would not make it on time as the airport was at least a 35 minute drive away and by then the check-in counters would have closed. The first Karaamat on this morning were the words of Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer, and the second miracle was that the driver returned that evening with others who went with to the airport and was completely amazed. He could not believe how quickly he reached the airport with still almost 30 minutes to spare before the check-in closed, which was not a possibility with the 120

amount of time which was remaining when they left the home of Maulana ؓ◌. It reminded that Almighty Allah gathers the earth for his beloveds’ so that they may travel between places within short spaces of time. Subhaan’Allah!

Hazrat Peerji ؓ◌
The discussion on life of Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer would not be complete if we did not discuss Hazrat Mohammed Saleh (alias) Peerji ؓ◌. He was the Mureed and Khalifa of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ and was given the title Peerji by Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam ؓ◌. He loved his Murshid dearly and his Murshid ؓ◌ loved him dearly too. Alhamdulillah, Hazrat Peerji ؓ◌ travelled to South Africa in the company of Huzoor Muhadithe-Kabeer for many years. He was Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s close and beloved companion for a very long time. He always said that after Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind ؓ◌ he in that time did not see anyone like Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam ؓ◌ but one person who he felt was firm in the way of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam ؓ◌ was Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. I (Afthab Cassim) Alhamdulillah share a very special closeness with him since my days as a student at Madrassa Manzar-eIslam in Bareilly Shareef, as he would live in my room when he came to Bareilly Shareef for the Urs. After I had returned home, after my studies, whenever I visited India, he would be waiting for me at the airport and would say that I was his guest. He was a truly loyal companion to Allama Saaheb Qibla (as Hazrat is 121

affectionately known to many of us), and showed great respect and love for Hazrat, and Allama Saaheb Qibla displayed the same for him. I remember well that a day or two after Peerji ؓ◌ had passed from this world, I dreamt of him. He was at my flat lying on the bed in one of the rooms. In my dream I looked at him surprised as I knew he had passed away and in the dream he was so alive. On seeing my astonishment, he looked at me and smiled as he always did when he spoke to me, and then he gave a slight chuckle and said, “Did you think I was dead. Don’t worry I am alive as you can see.” He then said to me in the dream that I should tell Allama Saaheb Qibla not to worry as he was fine. I called Allama the following morning and mentioned what I had dreamt. He said it was evidence of his success in the hereafter. Rahmatullah Bhai who was also very close to Peerji ؓ◌ and who was blessed with many spiritual gifts from Peerji ؓ◌ said to me, when I mentioned the dream to him, that some others had also dreamt similar dreams. Allah showers rains of Mercy over his holy resting place.

His Kindness And Gentle Manner
With the exception of the above experiences I have had many other experiences, some of which cannot be mentioned here as some may not understand the deep sense of such incidents. I have however noticed also how his treatment to people with numerous illnesses through Taweez and Hakeemi medicines has worked wonders. Hazrat is also an accomplished Hakeem like his beloved father and many people have been blessed with 122

Shifa, after using medicines prescribed and sometimes even made by him. His Taweez have such an effect that those who use them with sincerity are blessed with the alleviation of their difficulties and illnesses after using them. I have noticed how he shows special attention to those who are not wealthy and never stands with hands tied with respect before the wealthy, as it is sadly the manner of many Ulama today. He always makes a person who is not wealthy feel very welcome and makes sure that they sit close to him.

His Love For Huzoor Taajush Shariah
We have already discussed his humility earlier, but his love and respect for the true Ulama is something worth noting. Even to those who are much younger than him and cannot compare in knowledge to him in anyway, he shows so much of love and respect. As for the Masha’ikh, I have noticed his sincere love and respect for Huzoor Taajush Shariah on many occasions. I noticed once at the house of Brother Askari Raza in Harare, Zimbabwe, when Huzoor Taajush Shariah had entered the bathroom, he quickly got onto the bed on all fours and began to straighten the sheets. We were so surprised, and as he started to do that, Taajush Shariah came out of the bathroom in seconds, as if he knew what Allama Saaheb Qibla was doing, and said, ‘Allama (Saaheb) what are you doing. Please don’t do this.’ Allama Saaheb although elder in age to Hazrat Taajush Shariah, he shows great love and respect for him. Once, my brother inlaw, Sayed Ahmed Faiz who is a truly ardent and devoted 123

Mureed of Muhadith-e-Kabeer, (and Alhamdulillah so is my wife and her family, even before my marriage) had gone with us to the airport to welcome Huzoor Taajush Shariah and Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer. On arrival at the airport, he started to feel stressed as to whom he should meet first. This, he mentioned to me much afterwards. He says he started to worry about whom he should meet first as he did not wish to disrespect either of the Masha’ikh as he loves them both. However, he could not decide whether to meet Muhadith-e-Kabeer first, who is his Murshid, or Huzoor Taajush Shariah, who is the descendant and successor of Aala Hazrat ؓ◌. In this state of confusion, he decided that he should first take the blessings of his Murshid, and then thereafter with his Murshid’s blessing, he should take the blessings of Huzoor Taajush Shariah. He says that he stepped forward and walked towards Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer who was engrossed meeting many people at once, but as he noticed Sayed Ahmed Faiz, he immediately looked at him and said, ‘You should meet with the Senior Blessed Personality first’ and pointed him towards Taajush Shariah. My brother in-law was taken aback by this Karaamat of Hazrat, as he was aware of the condition of his Mureeds heart, and this, is the true sign of a Kaamil Murshid. This not only showed the miraculous vision of Muhadith-e-Kabeer, but it also displays his love for Huzoor Taajush Shariah and for the family of Huzoor Aala Hazrat ؓ◌.

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His Respect Towards A Sayed
Once, Huzoor Taajush Shariah Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Azhari Qibla, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer Hazrat Allama Zia Mustafa Qaadiri Amjadi Qibla and Mujahid-eAhl-e-Sunnat Allama Sayed Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qaadiri Qibla had visited Harare, Zimbabwe together as the guests of Brother Mansur Raza and his family. During this stay in Harare, we had all gone with the Masha’ikh to partake in a meal at the home of Maulana Qaari Ahmed Raza Saaheb (Brother Mansur Raza’s father). After the meals, Huzoor Taajush Shariah, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer and Huzoor Shah Saaheb sat together in the room for a while having some ilmi discussions. After their discussion ended, Hazrat Sayed Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qibla requested permission to leave. He met Huzoor Taajush Shariah and then met Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer and exited the room. As he exited, Huzoor Muhadith-eKabeer calmly walked out with him. Hazrat Shah Saaheb Qibla took notice of Allama Saaheb Qibla walking with him and stopped after a taking a few paces. He requested Allama Qibla to return to the room and take rest, but Allama Saaheb Qibla insisted on walking him to the car, by saying that he was a learned Aalim and more so he was a Sayed, so he would like the honour of walking Huzoor Shah Saaheb to the car. Huzoor Shah Saaheb tried to convince Allama Saaheb Qibla that it was fine and he would be walked to the car by all the others, so Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer smiles and then asked why he should be 125

deprived of the blessing of walking a Sayed and a guest to the car. As they were still in the house discussing this, Huzoor Taajush Shariah walked out of the room and said that he was asking about Allama Saaheb and was told that he had gone to walk Shah Saaheb Qibla to the car, so Huzoor Taajush Shariah smiled and said, If Allama is walking Shah Saaheb to the car then I too should do the same. Shah Saaheb now, was trying to convince Huzoor Taajush Shariah that it was just a few paces to the gate and the car, but he could not go without them, and Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer and Huzoor Taajush Shariah walked Allama Sayed Shah Turab-ul-Haq to the gate and as he left, Huzoor Taajush Shariah and Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer walked together in the garden for a short while. What a beautiful sight this was, to see how such great personalities show so much love and respect to one another. This incident points out so many different things. Firstly, Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s love and respect for the Sadaat-eKiraam, secondly Huzoor Sayed Shah Turab-ul-Haq’s humility, and thirdly, Huzoor Taajush Shariah’s love for Allama Saaheb Qibla and him using Allama Saaheb Qibla as a means to get the opportunity to walk Shah Saaheb Qibla to the car, which Shah Saaheb would have never agreed to, if it had not been for Huzoor Muhadith-e-Kabeer’s insistence. The truth be told, this was one of those moments that one can capture with his vision and heart and hold it there forever. (I pray) that Almighty Allah grants all three of these great Masha’ikh good health and long life. In doing so, I must 126

especially pray for the good health of Huzoor Shah Saaheb Qibla, who has not been in good health of late. May Allah bless him with Shifa and long life. Aameen

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Manqabats
AMEER-E-BUZM-E-MA’RIFAT Ameer-e-Buzm-e-Ma'rifat Faraz-e-Charkh-e-Aagahi Wo Aik Mard-e-Baa Safa wo Aik Momin-e-Jari Pukar Uttha har aik Gul, Ye keh utthi har Ik Kalee Bahar-e-Baag-e-Amjadi Muhaddis-e-Kabeer hain The leader of the assembly of cognition, the elevation of the Skies of acquaintance He is Man of Pure Character, He is an intrepid Believer Every Flower has blossomed and the bloom has said The Spring of the Bliss of Mawlana Amjad Ali is Muhadith al-Kabeer Ada Ada mein Baankpan, Nafas Nafas mein Zindagi Labon pe Zikr-e-Mustafa Jabeen pe Naqsh-e-Bandagi Ba har Qadam Ba Har Nafas Khayal-e-Sunnat-e-Nabi Meri Nigah mein Wali Muhaddis-e-Kabeer hain His every Action is Smart; His energy is full of life Lips engaged in remembrance of Beloved Mustafa, Forehead decorated with the Mark of Worship At every step and at every thought, having the Imagination of the Sunnah of Beloved Prophet, The Friend of Allah Almighty in my Sight is Muhadith al-Kabeer 128

Mizaj narm is qadar chaman ho jesay phool ka Magar Usool k liye Himalia Usool ka jo koi murtakib hua Ihanat-e-Rasool ka Dhul-Fiqar-e-Haideri Muhaddis-e-Kabeer hain His nature is so much polite as if it is a Garden of Flowers But for the Islamic Constitution, His is the Mountain of Determination (for) whoever has committed the Disrespect of the Beloved Messenger, The Sword of Ali al-Murtada on them is Muhadith al-Kabeer Hazar Hikmatain chupi hui hain baat baat mein Tamam Khoobiyan Simat gaee hain aik zaat mein wahi hay karr-o-farr har aik manzil-e-hayat mein Mard-e-Momin-e-Jari Muhaddis-e-Kabeer hain Thousands of Contrivances are hidden in his speech All the excellences has merged into one personality What an Awe fullness in every stage of entity Fearless Believer of Allah Almighty is Muhadith al-Kabeer Zaban mein Zor-e-Amjadi, Qalam mein Quwwat-e-Raza Nigah-eNuqta been mein, Jalwa-e-Ba Seerat-e-Raza Bara-e-Seena-eAdoo, Ba Faiz-e-Himmat-e-Raza Raza k Nezay Aleen Muhaddis-e-Kabeer

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His speech has the strength of Mawlana Amjad Ali, His Pen has the energy of Ala Hadrat Imam Ahmad Rida In the eyes of the knowledgeable , He is the manifestation of Raza's disposition For the chest of enemies with the Blessings of Raza's Vigour The strike of Raza's spear is Muhadith al-Kabeer Hay Jiske Khawf se Jahan-e-Najdiyat Dhuwan Dhuwan Dari hui hay Jis ki Zau se Zulmaton ki Aandhiyaan Hay Jis ke Dam se Bazm-e-Ilm o Fann mein Noor ka Saman wahi Zia-e-Qaadiri Muhaddis-e-Kabeer hain With the fear of whom the world of Najdies (Kharijites) is dispersed - Of whose brilliance the winds of Obscurity are frightened With whose existence is the illumination in the congregation of Sacred Knowledge - That brightness of the Qadiri Order is Muhadith al-Kabeer

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Ahl-E-Sunnat Ki Kiran
Ahl-e-Sunnat ki Kiran, Hazrat Zia ul Mustafa Naazish-e-Ahl-e-Chaman Hazrat Zia ul Mustafa

Ishq o Irfaa(n) ke Samandar, ilm ke Jabl-e-Azeem Azmat-e-Deen-e-Hassan, Hazrat Zia ul Mustafa

Partaw-e-Sadrush Shariah, Naa’ib-e-Ahmed Raza Mufti Azam ki Phaban, Hazrat Zia ul Mustafa

Maslak-e-Ahmed Raza ki Aabroo he unki Zaat Hai(n) bil Shubha, Chaman Hazrat Zia ul Mustafa 131

Aap ki Seerat me Pinha(n) Sunnat-e-Shaah-e-Rusul Rahbar-e-Ahle Sunan, Hazrat Zia ul Mustafa

Ai Mash’hoodi! Ye Haqeeqat Ahl-e-Aalam se Kaho Hai(n) Sarapa Anjuman Hazrat Zia ul Mustafa

Haami-E-Deen-E-Shaah-E-Huda
Haami-e-Deen-e-Shaah-e-Huda, Aap Hai(n) Bilyaqee(n) Aashiq-e-Mustafa Aap Hai(n)

Aap ke ilm se he Munawware Jahaa(n) Shama’e ilm-e-Nabi, ki Zia Aap Hai(n)

Markaz-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Mujhda milaa Naa;ib-e-Shah Akhtar Raza Aap Hai(n) 132

Ilm-o-Hikmat ke hai(n) Aap Koh-e-Giraa(n) Deen Ke Mo’tabar Peshwa Aap hai(n)

Maslak-e-Shaah-e-Ahmed Raza Khan Ke Paasbaan-e-Jaree Ba-Khuda Aap Hai(n)

Bhaage Najdi Na Kyu Aap ke Khauf Se He Pataa Usko Sher-e-Raza Aap Hai(n)

Partaw-e-Haafiz-e-Deen-o-Millat Kahu(n) Apne Ustaaz Ki Ek Ataa Aap Hai(n)

Aap Ka He Thana Khaa Wisaal Aazmi Ho Inaayat ke Behre Sakhaa Aap Hai(n)

Paykare-E-Sidq-O-Safa
Paykar-e-Sidq-o-Safa hai(n) Mere Allama Zia’ee Jaa(n) Nisaar-e-Mustafa hai(n) Mere Allama Zia’ee

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Dushmanaan-e-Sarwar-e-Kaun-o-Makaa(n) ke Waaste - Neza-e-Ahmed Raza hai(n) Mere Allama Zia’ee

Haafiz-e-Millat ke Qawl-o-Fe’l Ka Aks-e-Jameel Aur Zia-e-Bu Ulaa hai(n) Mere Allama Zia’ee

Ek Mufakkir, Ek Mudabbir, Ek Muhadith Ek Faqih Aur Bhi Uske Siwa hai(n) Mere Allama Zia’ee

Maslak-e-Ahmed Raza Ke hai(n) Naqeeb-o-Jaa(n) Nisaar Aashiqe-Ahmed hai(n) Mere Allama Zia’ee

Jis Ka Thaani to Nazar Aata Nahee(n) he Dahr mai(n) Aise Marde-Ba Safa hai(n) Mere Allama Zia’ee

Ek Nizaam-e-Qaadiri hee Kya, Subhi Hai(n) Mu’tarif Iftikhaar-e-Awliyah hai(n) Mere Allama Zia’ee

Waaris-E-Deen-E-Payambar
Waaris-e-Deen-e-Payambar hai(n) Zia ul Mustafa Ilm-o-Hikmat Ke Samandar hai(n) Zia ul Mustafa 134

Aala Hazrat ke Chaheete Amjadi Gulsham ke Phool Mufti-e-Azam Ke Dilbar hai(n) Zia ul Mustafa

Aap ki Ta’meeri Khidmat Qawm Par Ehsaan he Dawr-e-Haazir Ke Sikandar hai(n) Zia ul Mustafa

Hazrat-e-Sadrush Shariah Ke Pisr, Sher-e-Raza Zarb-e-Musa, Azm-e-Haydar hai(n) Zia ul Mustafa

Ahl-e-haq ke Waaste Ek Shagufta Phool hai(n) Seena-e-Najdi Pe Khanjar Hai(n) Zia ul Mustafa

Chaahe jitni Khaak Daale(n) Aa’ine Pe Aandhiya(n) Mithl-e-Suraj Ke Munawwar hai(n) Zia ul Mustafa

Aap ko sone se Tole, Haq na Ho Phir Bhi Ada Aap Wo Anmol Gohar hai(n) Zia ul Mustafa

Aap ki ilmi Baseerat par Jameel Akhtar Nisaar Ahl-e-Haq ke Sach’che Rahbar hai(n) Zia ul Mustafa 135

Mazhab-E-Shaah-E-Dana Ke Paasbaa(N)
Mazhab-e-Shaah-e-Dana Ke Paasbaa(n) Hazrat Zia’ee Gulshan-eAhmed Raza Ke Baaghbaa(n) Hazrat Zia’ee

Bil Yaqee(n) Raazi, Ghazaali aur Junaid-o-Bayazeed Apne Maujooda Zamaa(n) Ke Be Gumaa(n) Hazrat Zia’ee

Maalik-e-Arsh-o-Samaa, Sarkaar-e-Azam Mustafa Ke Yaqeenan Mu’jiza aur Izz-o-Shaa(n) Hazrat Zia’ee

Aalim-e-Mufti, Muhadith, Naa’ib-e-Qaazi ul Quz’zat Ahl-e-Sunnat ke Ameer-e-Kaarwaa(n) Hazrat Zia’ee

Aaj Jis Ke Zaat Par He Sunniyat Ko Fakhr-o-Naaz Peshwa-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Aali Shaa(n), Hazrat Zia’ee

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Jalwa-E-Khayrul Bashr
Jo hai(n) Rashk-e-Maah-o-Akhtar Masdar-e-Fikr-o-Nazr Wo Zia ul Mustafa hai(n) Jalwa-e-Khayrul Bashr

Jo Hai(n) Sultaan-e-Zamaa, Taqreer Mai(n) Tadrees Mai(n) Jo Hai(n) Raazi Be Guma(n) Tafseer Mai(n) Tahdeeth Mai(n) Jo Hai(n) Aks-e-Bul Ulaa, Allah ki Taqdees Mai(n) Wo Zia ul Mustafa hai(n) Jalwa-e-Khayrul Bashr

Jo Mufassir No Mukkari Aur Muhadith Hai(n) Kabeer Jo Muhaqqiq Ho Muqarir Aur Mudarris hai(n) Shaheer Jo Mudabbir Jo Muharrir Hai(n) Munaazir Be Nazeer Wo Zia ul Mustafa hai(n) Jalwa-e-Khayrul Bashr Jinke Faiz-e-Dars se Kitne huwe la’l-o-Gohar Ek Nigahe Luft se Kitne huwa hai(n) Ba Hunar Jin Ke Ilmi Zau Se Kitne Hogaye Rashk-e-Qamar 137

Wo Zia ul Mustafa hai(n) Jalwa-e-Khayrul Bashr

Jin Kei lm Aagahi Ka Aaj he Sikka Rawaa(n) Jin ke Faiz-e-Dars Ka He Har Taraf Durre Urwa(n) Jin Ke hai(n) Shaagird Har soo Kaarwaa(n) Dar Kaarwaa(n) Wo Zia ul Mustafa hai(n) Jalwa-e-Khayrul Bashr

Jo Ashid’da’u alal kufaar ki Tasweer hai(n) Yaa’ni Aa’daa-e-Nabi Ke Waaste Shamsheer Hai(n) Aur Momin Ke liye jo Tohfa-e-Tabsheer hai(n) Wo Zia ul Mustafa hai(n) Jalwa-e-Khayrul Bashr

Hai(n) Pidar Ke Jin Ke Murshid Hazrat-e-Ahmed Raza Aur Murshid Jin Ke Khud Hai(n) Hazrat-e-Ibn Raza Khaanwada Jin Ka Poora He Fida-e-Shahe Raza Wo Zia ul Mustafa hai(n) Jalwa-e-Khayrul Bashr

Maslak-e-Ahmed Raza Ko Kardiya he jis ne Aam Mazhab-e-Haq Ko Ataa Kardiya Jis Ne Qawaam 138

Jin ki Zaat-e-Pak Ke Marhoon Hai(n) Sub Khaas-o-Aam Wo Zia ul Mustafa hai(n) Jalwa-e-Khayrul Bashr

Jo hai(n) ilm-o-Fazl Ke Ta Bindah Khursheed-e-Sama Jin ke ilmi Zau Ke Aage Maand Khud Mahr-e-Sama Jin Ke Dar Se Hogaye Hai(n) Mithl-e-Ahsan Pur Ziya Wo Zia ul Mustafa hai(n) Jalwa-e-Khayrul Bashr

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Shajrah Silsila Aaliyah Qaadiriyah Razviyah Amjadia
     

Ya Ilaahi Rahm farma Mustafa ke waaste Ya Rasool’Allah karam Kijiye Khuda ke waaste

Mushkile hal kar Sha’e Mushkil Kusha ke waaste Kar balaa-e-rad Shaheed e Karbala ke waaste

Sayyid-e-Sajjaad ke sadqe Me Saajid rakh mujhe I'lm-e-Haq de Baaqir-e-i'lm-e-Huda ke waaste

Sidqe Saadiq ka tasadduq Saadiqul Islaam kar Be ghazab raazi ho Kaazim Aur Raza ke waaste

Bahre Ma'roof-o-Sirri Ma'roof De be'khud Sirri Jund-e-Haq me gin Junaid-e-baa safa ke waaste

Behre Shibli Sher-e-Haq Duniya ke kut’to se bacha Ek ka rakh Abd-e-Waahid Be riya ke waaste 140

Bul Farah ka Sadqa, kar, Ghum ko Farah de Husn-o-Sa'ad Bul Hassan aur Bu Saeede Sa'adza ke waaste

Qaadiri kar Qaadiri rajkh Qaadiriyo me ut'haa Qadre Abdul Qaadire Qudrat Numa ke waste

Ahsanal Laahu lahu rizqan se de Rizqe Hassan Banda'e Razaaq Taajul Asfiya ke waaste

Nasr Abi Saaleh ka sadqa Saaleh-o-Mansoor rakh De Hayaat-e-Deen Muhiy'ye Jaa fizaa ke waste

Toor-e-Irfaan-o-Uloo-o-Hamd-o-Husna-o-Bahaa De Ali Moosa Hassan Ahmed Bahaa ke waaste

Bahr-e-Ibraheem mujh parnaar-e-ghum gulzaar kar Bheek de Daata Bhekaari Badsha ke waaste

Khana'e dil ko Zia de Roo'e Imaan ko Jamaal Shah Zia Maula Jamaalul Awliya ke waaste

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De Muhammad ke liye Rozi kar Ahmad ke liye Khwaane Fazlullah se His’sa gadaa ke waaste

Deen-o-duniya ki mujhe Barkaat de Barkaat se Ishq Haq de Ishqiye Ishq Intima ke waaste

Hub’be Ahle Bait de Aale Muhammad ke liye Kar Shaheed-e-Ishqe Hamza peshwaa ke waaste

Dil ko acha tun ko Sutra jaan ko purnoor kar Ache pyaare Shamsudeen Badrul Ulaa ke waaste

Do jahaa me khaadim-e-Aal-e-Rasoolullah Kar Hazrat-e-Aal-e-Rasool-e-Muqtada ke waaste

Kar ataa Ahmad Raza-e-Ahmad-e-Mursal mujhe Mere Maula Hazrat-e-Ahmad Raza ke waaste

Ai Khuda Farma Ataa Sidq-o-Safa Majd-o-Ulaa Hazrat-e-Amjadi Ali Bul Ulaa Ke Waaste

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Bakhsh De Jurm-o-Khata, Fazl Farma Daa’ima Haafiz-e-Millat Azeezul Awliyah Ke Waaste

Noor Jaan aur Noori Imaan Noor Qabr-o-Hashr De Bul Husain-e-Ahmad-e-Noori Liqa ke Waaste

Kar ataa Ahmad Raza-e-Ahmad-e-Mursal mujhe Mere Maula Hazrat-e-Ahmad Raza ke waaste

Saaya-e-Jumla Masha’ikh Ya Khuda hum par rahe Rahm Farma Aal-e-Rahmaan Mustafa ke waaste

Kar Ataa Hum Ko Zia-e-ilm-e-Mustafa Banda-e-Miskeen Zia-ul-Mustafa Ke Waaste

Sadqa in ay'yan ka de Che ain, izz - i'lm-o-amal Afu-o-irfaa aafiyat is be-Nawaa ke waaste

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