You are on page 1of 24

Book Extraction

meritehreer786@gmail.com

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

348

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

book

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Book Extraction

Mawlana Ahmad Ali Lahori


If anyone is willing to translate the following article or parts of it please do
so fisabilillah and forward to us:
http://marifat.al-marifat.org/documents/32.pdf
Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori was a renowned Sufi muslim scholar of Indian
subcontinet, in 1950s, who immensely influenced religious and academic circles
in Lahore ,Pakistan.With his particular focus on human spirit in the Quranic
paradigm and its impediments, his message transcended Pakistan and spread all
over the globe, within muslim communities. He was the founder of Khuddam ud
Din Movement ( a movement of accelerating teachings of The Holy Quran and its
application of human, physical and spiritual, affairs. He presented a non-sectarian
and non-political rendition to the universal message of The Holy Quran, about
ones spiritual disorders and a necessary comprehension of anatomy of soul. He
stressed the dire need to guard ones spirit of spiritual disorders aka moral defects.
In fact his name stands prominent in laying guiding principles for Muslim
psychology. Today , his followers spread all around the world and carry this
message of spiritual comprehension of man in a holistic model of integration of
Mind, body and Spirit, thus bringing medical , cognitive and spiritual sciences in a
blend.
A cursory look at his life span can reveal the course of hardships and sacrifices he
took to finally bring out an important facet of human spirit and its varying textures.
Birth
and
Upbringing
He was born on Friday 2nd Ramadhan 1304 A.H ( Wednesday 25 May 1887 C.E)
at Gujrawala, Pakistan. Prior to his birth his father had decided to dedicate his in
the service of Islam.
Basic
Education
At first his mother herself taught him the Holy Quran, and then he was admitted in
the school. Simultaneously and gradually he also started attending Quranric lessons
of Maulana Abdul Haq in Gujranwala. in order to serve Islam and spread Islamic
teachings , he properly started his religious education with Persian curriculum .
After some time, he was entrusted to a renowned Muslim scholar and revolutionist
from Sindh, Maulana Obedullah Sindhi, for religious training. So he then moved to
Sindh to further pursue his religious studies. His father died, when he was only

Book Extraction

nine
years
old.
Maulana Obaid Ullah Sindhi took Ahmed Ali Lahori to his spiritual mentor and
teacher, Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Deenpuri in a Dinpur, Sindh. Maulana
Ghulam Muhammad Dinpuri was a gifted spiritualist and spotted the spiritual
potential of nine-year-old Ahmed Ali Lahori at first sight. So , regardless of his
young age, Ahmed Ali Lahri was accepted in a spiritual bond (Baiat -the first oath
taken in Spiritual orders). So his spiritual education also started side-by-side at
such a young age in the spiritual chain of QADRIA. On the other hand, Maulana
Sindhi himself started teaching him basic Arabic and Persian grammar.
In 1319 A.H. (1901 C.E) Maulana Sindhi established a Madressa , religious school,
from which Ahmed Ali Lahori completed DARS-e-NIZAMI in six years, and then
started teaching DARS-e-NIZAMI at the same place for more than three years.
His spiritual growth was twofold , as he was also guided by another contemporary
renowned Muslim spirtualist, Maulana Taj Mehmood Amroti. So he was laden
with spiritual support from two dimensions, by means of continuous mediations,
Zikr
and
patience.
On finding him qualified, after a rigorous training of 40 Years, he was entitled by
his two mentors to take oaths(Baiat-ul-Irshad) from people and train them
spiritually and morally.
Participation
in
Politics
He was not only a Spiritualist religious scholar, but he had his keen observation on
the contemporary and international political scene. In the days of British rule over
Indian Subcontinent, Muslims were facing turbulent times at the hands of the
British and the Indians alike. So amidst all this disturbance, he actively took part in
Muslim freedom movements and faced harships. He was also imprisoned in Silk
Handkerchief Movement, in Delhi in 1914. Later he was transferred to Shimlah,
Indian Kashmir and then confined in Jalendhar, Western Punjab in Inda.
Afterwards he was released on bail to live in Lahore, which became his permanent
station till the last.
Entry
In
Lahore,
Pakistan
His entry in Lahore was as a complete stranger, who did not even have any
acquaintance to bail him out of jail. In such a milieu , he laid down foundations for
an era of spiritual enlightenment in Lahore, Pakistan. This city was , then , a house
to all sorts of malafide and religious disorder as well. people were involved in a
disfigured version of Islam, which was quite painful for him. So in such a situation
he took up a Herculean task of starting preaching and teaching simple transtaltion
and explanation of The Holy Quran in a small mosque in Sheranwala Gate, Lahore.

Book Extraction

Beginning
of
DARS

QURAN
(Teaching)
Ahmed Ali Lahori started teaching The Holy Quran, to different audiences. His
broad spiritual vision had enabled him to diagnose the strategy for catering to
different audiences in Lahore, and even across Pakistan. It all started off with a
scanty number of people. But his conviction never tired him of the mission he was
committed to spread. with an unflinching patience , he kept on steadily and
attracted more audience. Thus his succor started showing fruits and gradually the
crowd started multiplying. He who came once surly came the next time. The secret
was the unbiased, non-political, non-sectarian and non-controversial content of his
summons. All he stated was plain common sense message of the Holy Quran to all
humanity. His Dars ( Lesson) would satisfy even the most sceptical minds,
scholars, students, Professors, Religious scholars, businessmen of his times. To
him the poor had the same undistinguished status as the rich or educated would
have. It was due to this very quality that his audience would normally comprise
even Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs. Upon realising the truth of the message of
Allah, many of them converted into Muslims. Due to the growing number of
people, his Mosque was expended thrice, so that the listener could be saved from
cold. Later on this Dars was divided into three different levels, and at different
timings, according to the type of audience.
Public
Lessons(
Dars-e-Aaam)
This lesson would continue for one an hour daily after the Fajar prayer. It was a
kind of preaching that addressed common issues in the light of the holy Quran and
Hadith. Even women were also participants of it but behind curtains.
Scholarly
Lessons
(
Dars-e-Khaas)
The graduated students of Madressa, after 8 years of religious education, from
subcontinent, would participate in this Lesson. It even continues till now. These
lesson would start from the 1st Ramadan and would complete in two to three
months. This Lesson would last for three to five hours daily. it was intended to
build up awareness among these students about the spiritual core of Islamic
teachings, so to distill in them a better comprehension.
Specialization
Lessons
(Dars-e-Khaas-ul-Khawaas)
The students who wanted to pursue further after completing Scholarly lessons were
taught the Philosophy of Shariat (Mohammedan law) and an authentic Religious
textbook for higher studies in Islam,HUJJAH-TUL-BAALIGHA by Shah
waliullah. Due to its advanced level , it was meant for only the select audience.

Book Extraction

In
Love
With
THE
HOLY
QURAN
He had a pofound affiliation with the Holy Book Al-Quran as nothing could ever
refrain him from conducting Quranic Sermons ( Dars-e-Quran), all his life. In one
such incidences, he was delivering sermons, when his eldest son, Maulana
Habibullah came and whispered something in his ears and left. To which he just
nodded and proceeded with the sermon. A little later the same son appeared again
and again whispered in his ears but the sermon continued as usual. The same
happened the third time his son appeared. At the end of the sermon when Maulana
Habibullah, his eldest son, was inquired by some attendants about the matter, he
revealed that when he came for the first time, he alarmed his father about the
critical condition of his sister. On the second time he intimated ab out her neardeath state (last gasps), and finally he sadly disclosed about her death. But despite
the seriousness of the matter Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori did not seize the sermon,
in order to avoid discontinuity, even for a single day. (Subhan Allah) ! Many such
incidents showed the acme of commitment he had towards Quranic sermons
(Dars-e-Quran)
all
his
life.
With such zeal he initiated the tradition of Quranic sermons (Dars-e-Quran)for
ladies also. At the beginning, it started in a private house in Lahore, which later on
turned
into
a
madressa
(
religious
school)
for
ladies.
It is believed that a common inclination towards public Quranic teachings Dars-eQuran was initiated in Punjab only by dint of Ahmed Ali Lahori. So much so that
now no mosque is considered complete without Quranic sermon.
Below is the explanation of Dars-e-Quran in Jamiah masjid Ahmed Ali Lahori
Sherawala
Gate
Lahore.
#1914
to
1963
Maulana
Ahmed
Ali
Lahori
#1963
to
1985
Maulana
Obedullah
Anwar.
#1985 to date Maulana Muhammad Ajmal Qadri
The
emergence
of
the
KHUDAM-UD-DIN
organization
Khudam-ud-Din organization was established to preach spiritual teachings of Islam
in an organized manner. Truthful and unbiased Preaching of the Holy Quran and
Sunnah was the decided motto of this organization. Maulana Ahmed Ali presided it
and wrote 34 magazines on religious percepts (propositions) meanwhile. He
initiated a weekly magazine named Khudam-u-Din in 1905 and its readership came
up to 15,000 within a period of a few monthes. He believed and justified that first
decree should be looked up in the Holy Quran, if not found then Hadith (sayings
of the Islamic Prophet) be consulted and lastly if not found there too, then Imam
Abu-Hanifas
words
should
be
followed.
After his sad demise, his son Maulana Obaidullah Anwerbecame the leader of this

Book Extraction

Organization in 1962. Since 1985 Maulana Ajmal Qadiri, grandson of Maulana


Ahmed Ali Lahori, is sustaining all the matters of the organization. Hazrat
Maulana Ajmal Qadiri is the present editor of this magazine.
Spiritual
training
Hazrat was allowed and authorized to take spiritual oaths, Baiat from people by
Maulana Taj Mehmood Amroti in 1936.
General
teachings
Below is the nutshell of Maulana Ahmed ALi Lahoris general teachings.
1. To do Zikr-ullah (1000 times daily) 2. To be punctual in Five Times Prayers
daily
3.
To
assure
not
getting
anybody
into
trouble.
Translation
and
Interpretation
of
The
Holy
Quran
The translated version of the Holy Quran by Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori was first
published in 1937. It is unanimously verified and authenticated by all sects alike.
Students
and
Disciples
Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori had chosen his disciples during his life time. He has
insisted all of them to continue the mission and observe sincerity and selflessness
in their service to religion. The number of his disciples is limited and a carefully
chosen total of 24. ( Mard-e-momin). Due to their caliber, all of these were living
institutes in themselves. In true sense of the word, they proved to be torch bearers
in toeing the same line of Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori. Their names are as:
Maulana Hafiz Habibullah Muhajir Madani (Eldest Son of Maulana Ahmed Ali
Lahori)
Maulana Abdul Haadi- Successor of Maulana Ghulam Muhammad DeenpuriKhanpur
District
Raheem
Yar
Khan
Maulana Syed Abul Hassan Nadvi- Director Nadva-tul-Ulema Lakhnow

Maulana
Abdul
Aziz
ShahMasjid
Noor
Sahiwal
Maulana Mufti Bashir Ahmed- Shahi Masjid, Pasroor,District Sialkot
Jansheen Sheikh-ut-Tafseer Maulana Obaidullah Anwer-Successor of Maulana
Ahmed Ali LahoriLiterary
contributions
Under the patronage of the Khuddamiddin Organization a section of publication
was established. Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori published 34 pamphlets on different
Islamic issues. In 1964 the publication size raised up to 11,56000 copies. In
English language there were 11 pamphlets on various issues that concerned those

Book Extraction

times. Most of them were distributed for free for public welfare. These pamphlets
were
Golden
Sayings
of
Maulana
Ahmed
Ali
Lahori
1- The gist of the Holy Quran is an unflinching affiliation with Allah.
2- A saint ( wali) can never be a polytheist and a polytheist can never be a saint
(wali).
3- Bounty i.e spiritual benefit comes through three chords of Faith, Reverence,
and submission. If a single chord breaks then there will be disconnection.
4- Namaz (prayer), Roza (fasting), Zakat (alms-tax), and Hajj (pilgrimage), can
not save a person from hell, who disobeys his parents. There is a sure decision of
hell
for
those.
5- Courage of Faith comes through the teaching of the Holy Quran.
6- Adoring others except Allah, praying for a boon and offering oblation or
seeking help in the times of misery from them is also polytheism.
7- Ill-gotten(haraam) spoils the Illumination of Faith, so spend according to
your
sources.
8- Refutation of Hadith (sayings of the Holy Prophet) is the refutation of the Holy
Quran
and
he
who
refuses
Quran
spoils
his
faith.
9- Nobody can say that he has become a perfect man. There is a lurking danger
before
entering
the
grave.
10- There are pearls in the dust under the shoes of saints, which are not found in
the crown of kings, they are not! they are not! And these pearls will be taken along
into
the
grave
and
in
the
day
of
resurrection.
11The
crux
of
the
Holy
Quran
is

Please
Allah
by
worship
(Ibaadat)

Please
the
Prophet
Muhammad
by
Submission
(
Itaat)

Please
people
service
(Khidmat)
This is the complete explanation of the glory of the Holy Quran. He, who follows
it, is a real Muslim.
Demise
Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori died on 17,Ramazanul-mubarik 1381(hijri). There was
no intimate when he arrived in Lahore , but there were more than 300,000 people,
who participated in the funeral. Days after his demise, a local newspaper reported
emission of a sweet fragrance from his cemetery. So much so the soil of the
cemetery was chemically tested and analysed through every possible way. But the
fragrance odour. In fact his grave became the authenticated proof of a Hadith,
which
he
used
to
quote
very
often
that

Book Extraction

Grave is either one of the orchards of heaven or one or the pits of hell
Thus, his own cemetery became one of the orchards of the heaven, by the grace of
Almighty Allah and by the blessings of the Holy Prophet. The fragrance of the
cemetery attested the saying of the Holy Prophet (Salla-o-Illai Waali Wassalam),
which was experienced by the masses present at the funeral.

Kamran Hussain Khadim Markaz-e-Huqa Sheranwala Gate Lahore

meritehree786@gmail.com

6-8-2014