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Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Khan AL-QAADIRI BARKAATI (radi Allahu anhu)

CHILDHOOD 

HIS BIRTH 

This great Scholar, Saint and Mystic, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu), was born in the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, in the year 1875 (1292 A.H.) in Bareilly Shareef.  

Soon he was to become a true heir to the knowledge and wisdom of the Mujaddid of the fourteenth century, Ash Shah lmam Ahmed Raza Khan Qaaderi Barakaati (radi Allahu anhu)

HIS BLESSED NAME 

According to the family tradition, he was given the name ?Muhammed?, the value of which in Arabic numerals is nine two, at the time of his Aqeeqa. His second name given to him was Haamid Raza, and his title was ?Hujjatul Islam?. 

HIS BRIEF GENEALOGY 

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was the son of the great Mujjadid of the 14th Cenury, A?la Hadrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qaaderi Barakaati (radi Allahu anhu) who was the son of Hadrat Maulana Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu) who was the son of Allama Maulana Raza Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu).

EDUCATION 

He attained all his knowledge at the feet of his blessed father, Sayyiduna A?la Hadrat Azeemul Barkat (radi Allahu anhu). He attained proficiency in the fields of Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, Tafseer, etc. and graduated with disfincfions at the tender age of nineteen. 

His blessed father admired Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi for his sincerity and dedication in gaining knowledge. A?la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) loved him so dearly, that he said: ?Haamidum min?ni wa ana min Haamid? meaning ?Haamid is from me and I am from Haamid.?  

INITIATION INTO THE SPIRITUAL ORDER

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi AlIahu anhu) was the Mureed and Khalifa of Noorul Aarifeen, Hadrat Sayed Shah Abul Husain Ahmad-e-Noori (radi Allahu anhu). His Spiritual Master was from amongst the great Mashaa?ikh of Marehrah Mutaahirah. Hadrat Abul Husain Ahmad-e-Noori (radi Allahu anhu) had immense love for his beloved disciple and guided him with his rays of spiritualism in the path of mysticism. Hadrat Noori Mian (radi Allahu anhu) was the Mureed and Khalifa Khaatimul Akabir Hadrat Sayyid Shah Ale Rasool Marehrwi (radi Allahu anhu) who was the Peer-o-Murshid of A?la Hadrat, Azeemul Barkat (radi Allahu anhu). He was also blessed with Khilafat by his father, Sayyiduna A?la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu).

HIS EXCELLENCE, HABITS & HUMILITY 

HIS EXCELLENCE 

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) is the fortieth Grandmaster in the Spiritual Chain of the Aaliyah Qaderiyah Barakaatiyah Radawiyyah Order. He is the eldest son of Ala Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Fazil-e-Bareilly (radi Allahu anhu). He was the image of his father in looks, and the true successor of his blessed father. His personality was a shining example of the Truth of Islam. In addition to his inner spirituaI beauty, Almighty Allah has blessed him with outer beauty as well. All those who saw Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi have said that never had they seen in their era such a handsome and beaufiful personality. Scores of non-Muslims accepted the pure religion of Islam only by looking at his blessed face. The excellence of his handsomeness was such that anybody who saw him would say, ?Haaza Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi? meaning ?This is the Proof of Islam?. 

When Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) travelled to the Holy cities of Makkatul Mukarramah and Madinatul Munawwarah for Hajj and Ziyarah, he was blessed with meeting great scholars such as Hadrat Sheik Sayyid Husain Dab?baagh and Sayyidi Maaliki Turki (radi Allahu anhuma). After meeting Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu), both these learned scholars said: ?From the learned and talented personalIties in India, we have never met anybody more fluent and commanding in the Arabic language than Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi.? 

He was the combination of many inner spiritual qualities. He was not only a great scholar, but he was the best teacher of his time. He was famous for his lectures on the topics of Hadith and Tafseer. He held a unique position in the command of the Arabic language. He was an excellent poet and his poetry was pure and gentle. His poems (Naats) were written in the deep love of the Holy Prophet Muhammed Mustafa (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). His served the Maslak-e-Ahle Sunnat and the Silsila-e-Aaliyah Qaaderiyah Barakaatiyah Razviyah with complete sincerity and humility. He spent his entire life in striving for the upliftment of the Muslim Ummah. 

HABITS 

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was a bright example of his pious predecessors and his illustrious fore-fathers. He possessed a beautiful character and had all good habits. He was a very pleasant and gentle person and would always smile when he spoke to anyone. His respect for the elders and love for children was one of his blessed qualities. He always lowered his gaze when in conversation or when walking in the street. He spent most of his tine in the recitation of Durood Shareef, and it was for this reason, that many had witnessed him recite Durood aloud even when he was asleep. Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu), like his blessed father strongly opposed the British and their counterparts. He was always firm in his beliefs and never compromised his principles, which were based on the Quran and Hadith. 

HUMILITY 

Due to his humbleness, his dress was also the same. Not withstanding his status and knowledge his lifestyle remained the epitome of simplicity. Even though he was a great scholar and the son of the Mujjadid of the Century, he never showed any pride over his knowledge. He respected all the Ulama and Mashaa?ikh and humbled himself in their presence. His humbleness was another example of his exemplary character. An example of his humbleness can be gauged from the following statement of Qutbe Madinah, Hadrat Sheikh Zia?uddeen Madani (radi Allahu anhu) who was amongst the esteemed disciples and Khulafa of A?la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) states: ?Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi was a very radiant and handsome personality. He was such a humble person that when I would journey from Madinatul  Munawwarah to Bareilly Shareef, he would be such an excellent host that he would even take a cloth and personally shine my shoes. He never allowed anyone else to serve me and he would personally serve my meals to me. I have difficulty expressing the extent of his hospitality. When I would prepare to return for Madinah Shareef he would humbly say, ?Please convey my Salutation in the Exalted Court of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), and pray that he invites me to the Holy City.?? 

KING GAWALYAAR 

Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu), as we mentioned earlier, was a possessor of great beauty and many traveled just to make Ziyarah of his blessed face.  

It has been stated that he once went to a place called Gawaljaar. For as long as he stayed there, the King of Gawalyaar (a Hindu) used to come daily to make Ziyarah of the blessed face at Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu)

Once Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) arrived home from a journey. At the railway station was Ata?ullah Bukhari. On seeing Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) he enquired concerning him and was informed by the people that this was Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi Maulana Shah Haamid Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) who was the son and Successor of the great Mujaddid, Hadrat lmam Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu). Ata?ullah Bukhari then said, ?I have seen many Molvis, but I have seen none as handsome and bright as him.?

HIS CHARACTER 

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was a radiant personality. Likewise, his character was also admirable. He was exemplary in every way, be it in looks, habits, character, knowledge, piety, actions or in his words, He was always generous and merciful. Not only did those who knew him praise his character, but those who opposed him were also forced to accept his blessed character. Even though he was very gentle and kind, he became very firm and strong against those who insulted Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).  

For those who were true servants of Allah and Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), he was like a rose, which brings pleasure at all times, and for the enemy of Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu ataibi wasallam) he was a naked sword. When Shab-e-Baraat (the eve of the 15th of Shabaan, when the Mercy of Allah reaches the sky above the earth) would arrive, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) would ask for forgiveness and pardon from all those around him. He was so sincere in this, that he would even ask forgiveness from children, servants and his disciples by saying: ?If I have been the cause of any pain to you, then please forgive me, and if I owe anything to anybody, then please inform me.? 

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was an excellent example of ?AI Hubbu Lil Laahi Wal Bughzu fillah? or ?Love for the sake of Allah and hate for the sake of Allah? and ?Ashidaa?u alal kufaari wa Ruhamaa?u bainahum? or ?Firm against the disbelievers and gentle amongst your own?. Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) showed much love and gentleness towards his students and disciples and every one of his Mureeds felt that he was the most loved of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi?s (radi Allahu anhu) Mureeds. 

Once Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) had just arrived home from a lengthy train journey. Whilst he was still seated on the wagon on, a person, who lived in Biharipur, Bareilly, arrived. He told Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) that his elder brother, a Mureed of this great Saint, was very ill and wished to see his beloved Peer-o-Murshid. This person told Sheikh Hujjatul lslam (radi Allahu anhu) that he had come to his home for many days and had to leave when he was told that Sheikh Hujjatul lslam (radi Allahu anhu) was out on a journey and had not yet arrived. When Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) heard this, he did not even get off the wagon. He quickly summoned his younger son, Hadrat Nu?mani Mian (radi Allahu anhu), and asked him to remove the luggage. He told his son to inform the household that he was on his way to visit a sick person. This great servant of Islam immediately went to the house of his ailing disciple (Mureed) and comforted him in his time of ailment and need. 

On another occasion, one of the disciples (Mureeds) of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam (radi Allahu anhu) invited his beloved Peer-o-Murshid to his home for a meal. He lived in Benaris. He was a very loyal disciple but had a firm temper. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was delayed and reached the home of the disciple (Mureed) after quite some time. Seeing that his Peer-o-Mushid had not as yet arrived, the disciple (Mureed) became upset, locked his home and left angrily with his family.  

When Sheikh Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) reached the house of his disciple, he saw that it was locked and the people of the house were away. Any other person would have been annoyed at this type of behaviour of a Mureed, but Sheikh Hujjatul Islam (radi Allahu anhu) knew the disposition of his disciple. Without even the slightest disappointment or show of anger, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam (radi Allahu anhu) returned to Bareilly Shareef with a smile on his face.  

After some time, when Sheikh Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) met this Mureed, he still spoke to him with love and apologized for the inconvenience he had caused although the disciple showed his dissatisfaction. The Mureed, on seeing the humbleness of his Peer-o-Murshid, immediately humbled himself in the Court of his Sheikh and showed more respect and love than ever. 

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) dearly loved both the young and the elderly. His showed immense respect for the learned scholars as we have heard from Qutbe Madinah (radi Allahu anhu). From amongst the Ulama he had much respect for Hadrat Ashrafi Mian, Sadrul Afaadhil maulana Naeemudeen Muradabaadi, Sadrush Shari?ah Maulana Amjad Ali Razvi, Sher Bashai Ahle Sunnat Maulana Hashmat Ali Khan, and his son-in-law and Khalifa, Maulana Taqadus Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhum)

He also had great respect for Haafiz-e-Millat, Maulana Shah Hafiz Abdul Aziz (radi Allahu anhu), who was the founder and Rector of Al-Jamiatul Ashrafiyah Arabic University, Mubarakpur. It was on the invitation of Hadrat Haafiz-e-Millat (radi Allahu anhu) that Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) made his first visit to Al Jamiatul Ashrafiyah in 1334 A.H. accompanied by his younger son, HadratNu?mani Mian (radi Allahu anhu).

HIS IMMENSE LOVE FOR SAYYIDUNA RASOOLULLAH (SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM) 

Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) loved the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) dearly and his every action was in accordance to the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Indeed how could he not be a true devotee when he was groomed at the feet of the greatest devotee of his time, Sayyiduna A?la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu).  

His presence in Madinatul Munawwarah was an important event in his life when he had the opportunity of presenting himself before the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). His love for the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihis wasallam) can be seen in by the Naaths he wrote.

HIS PIETY AND FIRMNESS ON SHARI?AH

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Aliahu anhu) was a very pious and Allah-fearing personality. Whenever he gained any free time from his propagation and other works, he spent this time in the Remembrance of Allah (Zikrullah) and in sending Durood and Salaams upon the Holy Prophet Muhammed Mustafa (sallal laahu laihi wasallam).

Once there was an abscess on his body that was very painful and according to the advice of the doctors, needed to be removed. The doctor who was to do the proceedure informed Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) that he needed to give him anaesthetic, so that the proceedure could be done. Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) refused to take any type of anaesthetic or anything to even numb the area of the operation by saying that he was not prepared to allow anything with alcohol into or on his body.

The doctor informed Hadrat that there was no other way to do the proceedure, as the absence of anaesthetic would cause him unbearable pain during the proceedure. The proceedure was finally performed lasting more than an hour, without any anaesthetic. Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi Islam (radi Allahu anhu) during this time did not show any signs of discomfort and passed through the entire procedure reciting Durood-e-Paak.

After the proceedure, the doctor was completely impressed by the firmness and Taqwa (piety) of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu).

SERVICES RENDERED

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was a great orator, an admirable teacher and a learned Aalim. His life was spent in serving the Deen of Almighty Allah, by propagating Islam, defending the exalted pedestal of Prophethood and educating the Muslim masses in accordance with the pristine teachings of the Holy Quran and the Hadith. This was the real goal in his life. He lived for the sake of the protection of Islam and Muslims. He passed from this mundane world, upholding the flag of Islam. He was a great teacher as he was taught by none other than his blessed father, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) who was proud of his blessed son. 

For the purpose of strengthening the Maslak Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) travelled to every corner of his country teaching Muslims and instilling in them the obedience of Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He debated and refuted openly the Wahabis and all other false sects that were insulting Almighty Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He saved the Muslim masses from the destructive forces of dubious politicians, and during the Shudhi Tahreek (A movement of the disbelievers to convert unsuspecting Muslim to disbelievers), he strongly opposed this movement and struggled for the protection of the Imaan of the Muslims. 

HIS POLITICAL INSIGHT AND SUPPORT OF THE TRUTH 

By being well-infomed regarding the political situation in his time, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) became well versed with the schemes of the dubious politicians. He guided the Muslims out of the ruthlessness of the political arena. He was also prepared to challenge and refute all those so-called Ulama and Muslim Leaders who were using Islam as a bargaining tool to gain political success. He had no fear for any person no matter what his political standing was. 

The great Mujaddid of Islam, Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza (radi Allahu anhu) had passed a fatwa against Maulana Abdul Baari Sahib Farangi Mahali due to certain of his political maneuvers and major errors. The very same Maulana Abdul Baari hosted a massive conference in Lucknow to protest against the actions of the Najdi Government that was bulldozing the Mazaars of the Sahaba of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) with a few other learned Ulama, journeyed to Lucknow under the auspices of ?Jamaat-e-Raza-e-Mustapha?. 

On their arrival, they were given a heroes welcome by Maulana Abdul Baari and various other Ulama. When Maulana Abdul Baari came forward to shake the hand of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu), he pulled his hand back and said: ?As long as my blessed father?s fatwa is on you, and until you do not repent, I am not prepared to meet with you?. 

Maulana Abdul Baari Farangi Mahali seeing the firmness of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) immediately repented sincerely at the hands of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) and said, ?Whether my dignity remains or not, I do not care. I repent in the fear of Almighty Allah, as I have to present myself in His Court. Let it be known that whatever Imam Ahmed Raza Khan wrote is the truth and the fact.? 

HIS FIRMNESS IN IMPLEMENTING ISLAMIC LAW 

An official Conference (at Government level) was held in Lucknow  concerning new laws that were to be gazetted by he Government concerning Muslim marriages and divorce. Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi AlIahu anhu) and Maulana Taqaddus Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu) were representatives from Bareilly Shareef at this conference. 

Many Shi?ite and Najdi Molvis were also present at this conference. Shah Suleman (Chief Justice of the High Court of India) and the son-in-law of Maulana Abdul Baari Farangi Mahali, Janaab Abdul Waali were also amongst the representatives. During the debate on the issues of Islamic marriages and divorce, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu), with his immense knowledge, wisdom and debating skills, uprooted all those with new ideas from their places. 

After this debate, the decision in this matter was made based on the argument presented by Huzoor Hujjatul (radi Allahu anhu). Whenever he was faced with such situations, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) always stood by the Laws of Shari?ah and never compromised the teachings of the Shari?ah.

In 1935, a Conference was held in Muradabad to address the religious, social, political and financial position of the Muslinis in India. Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was appointed the Head of this conference. During this conference, he delivered a lecture explaining all of the above topics to the Muslims masses. This lecture inspired the Muslims to take a firm stand for the sake of Islam.

AUTHORITY IN THE COMMAND OF LANGUAGE 

Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi?s (radi Allahu anhu) command of the Arabic language was worthy of praise and admiration. His Arabic was praised by both the Ulama of Indo-Pak sub-continent and of Arabia.  

Once, Qutbe Madinah (radi Allahu anhu) presented a book written by himself on Knowledge of the Unseen to Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu), during the physical lifetime of the great Mujaddid of Islam, Imam Ahmed Raza (radi Allahu anhu), so that he may write a foreword to the book. The foreword written by Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) in the Arabic language was so well written that Qutbe Madinah (radi Allahu anhu) was astounded. 

Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) also wrote the translation and commentary of the world-renowned ?Ad Daulatul Makkiyah?, which was written in eight hours by Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza (radi Allahu anhu) on the topic of ?I?lme Ghaib.? 

Once, Hadrat Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) had to go to Darul Uloom Mueenia in Ajmer Shareef as an examiner during the final examinations. While in Ajmer Shareef, Hadrat Maulana Mueenudeen Saahib Ajmeri (radi Allahu anhu), requested Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) to write something concerning the Darul Uloom. Hadrat agreed and said that he knew three languages, namely, Urdu, Arabic and Persian and that he would write in whatever language was necessary. During this time, Maulana Mueenudeen was not very well versed with the immense knowledge possessed by Hujjatul  Islam (radi Allahu anhu), so be suggested jokingly that the article should be written in Arabic.  

Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) immediately wrote an article of numerous pages in the Arabic language, while the earned Maulana looked on. After some time, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) handed the article over to the learned Maulana who perused through the document in amazement. After Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza (radi Allahu anhu) handed over the article, he left. When Maulana Mueenudeen sat down to translate the document, he found that the Arabic language in which the article was written was so pure and deep that he could not even understand many of the words used. He had to search through advanced Arabic Dictionaries and the books of the Arab Ulama to find the meanings to words used by Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) in the article.

HAJJ AND ZIYARAH 

Almighty Allah blessed Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) with the opportunity of visiting the Haramain Sharifain for the purpose of Hajj and Ziyaarah. He travelled for his first Hajj in 1323 A.H. (I905) with his blessed father, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu). This was an elevated Hajj for him and was a journey of much learning and experience. It was in this Hajj that he put together the Kitaab, ?Ad Daulatul Makkiyah bil Maad?datil Ghaibiy?yah?, which was written on this journey by Imam Ahmed Raza (radi Allahu anhu).

The most important part of this journey was Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi?s (radi Allahu anhu) visit to the exalted court of his and our beloved Master, the Means of Creation, Hadrat Ahmad-e-?Mujtaba Muhammad Mustapha (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He relished the opportunity to be present in the Court of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).          

Almighty Allah blessed Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) with his second Hajj in 1334 A.H.

VISIT TO PAKISTAN 

In 1925, Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) visited Pakistan as a representative at the Annual Conference held under the banner of ?Hizbul Ahnaaf?. During this visit, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) gave a challenge of Munaazira (debate) to the Deobandis. At the very last moment, when the debate was about to commence, the Deobandis made a lame  excuse and refused to debate with Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu).

Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) also met with the poet and philosopher, Dr. Iqbal. When Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) informed him of the corrupt and blasphemous beliefs of the Deobandis, he was astonished and replied by saying: ?These are such blasphemous statements made by these people, why is the sky not falling on them? The sky should fall in such blasphemy?.

It was during this journey that a very important event took place. While Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was in Lahore,  a young man who was at that time studying at an English school, would visit Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) daily. Everybody else came to ask questions, or request Taaweez, etc. but this young man would come daily, sit silently and look at the face of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu). When just a few days were left for Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) to return to India, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) asked his reason for coming to visit him daily and yet not requesting anything. The young man replied by saying that his only request was to accompany Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) back to India and become his student in attaining knowledge of Deen. Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) on hearing the request of the youngster was very pleased and immediately agreed to take him with.

This young man studied with great sincerity, respect and dedication at the feet of Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) and qualified with distinctions as an Aalim and Muhaddith. This young boy grow up to be none other than the world-reknowned Muhaddith-e-Azam Pakistan, Maulana Sardaar Ahmad (radi Allahu anhu) who later became the Leader of the Muslims in Lahore. This was definitely the karam of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) on Muhaddith-e-Azam Pakistan that led him to being one of the greatest scholars of Hadith in Pakistan. 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC SERVICES 

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) served the Muslim Ummah in various ways. He encouraged them to become self-sufficient and not remain labourers and s!aves of the West. In 1925 he held a conference in Muradabad under the banner of ?All India Sunni Conference? in which he explained to the Muslims the importance of being self-sufficient. He delivered an inspiring lecture in which he pointed out the importance of Muslims strengthening their financial positions and removing themselves from dependency. A few excerpts from his lecture are being quoted below.

He said, ?Our only means of income today is as labourers or as public servants. The situation has become so bad, that even the Hindu Nawaabs do not employ Muslims anymore. As for jobs in Government, our applications never seem to reach the proper authorities, and even if they do, it takes three years to process by which time a person is soaked in debts. By the time he receives a Job, his debts are so vast that the small Government salary is not enough to pay off these debts. Even if he gets the job, then because of the large numbers of Hindus in high positions, he is always being watched (and can be removed for a minor reason).

?We must realise that our incomes should not be confined to such jobs. We should learn different trades and gain expertise in various fields. We should start businesses and factories, so that our socio-economic conditions may be strengthened. Today, all our certificates and diplomas are not accepted. We do not have the proper finances to educate our children. If we had some type of profession or trade, then today we would not have been dependant like the way we are. Today, if a person loses his job, he and his family are destroyed, as he has no other means of dependable income. We should now completely forget the thought of labouring. Labouring has never given success to any nation in the world. Muslims should become professionals and tradesman if they wish to gain economic and financial stability.?

SHUDHI MOVEMENT 

This was movement of the Hindus to convert unsuspecting Muslims to disbelievers, by using political and financial influence. It was during this time that Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) protected the Imaan of the Muslims and saved thousands of Muslims from becoming Murtads.

He informed the Muslims of the evils schemes of the Kufaar in the following words: ?The movement of converting the Muslims by the ?shudi? is now not only in the main states, but they have now spread their false movement throughout the country. They are using their schemes in the whole of India and are taking advantage of ignorant and unsuspecting Muslims. Huge groups of people are being destroyed and caught in their web of deceit. Muslims do not have many institutes and organisations to combat this corruption and wherever there are organisations, then due to a lack of correspondence, they are either not well informed or do not have the expertise to cope with this dangerous problem. Unless Ulama are summoned from other parts of the country to combat this problem in the affected areas, these will be no success. I already have experience in such situations and it must be known that these movements of infidelity destroy the propagation work of Muslims. 

?I have been to the effected areas where thousands of Rupees have been given to Muslims to sell their Imaan and they have been promised positions and power. In such places, all that I could use were the words of the Beloveds, reminding Muslims of our religion and of the fear of Allah. This seemed to be the only medicine for those with the illness of weak Imaan. This method was so successful that the Muslim youth that were being misled immediately repented and kicked away the promises of wealth and power given to them by the disbelievers and became obedient to the words of Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). 

Concerning the unity with other groups, Hujjatul Islam (radi Allahu anhu) said: ?Whenever Sunnis decide to call for unity with others (non-Sunnis) they should first remember the opposition from their own. What reason is there to try to unite with those who spend their days and nights scheming to undermine the Ahle Sunnat and increasing their number of misled followers? Our true brothers have not allowed such movements to be successful. Remember! If these other groups were on Haq, then there would have been no I need for them to leave the mainsteam and form their own firqas (groups). An example of this is the newly formed Khilafat Committee, which used the front of support of the Khilafat Movement to call for unity. Even in this Committee, there is a joint Union of the so-called Jamiatul Ulama, which is made up of a majority of Wahabis, Ahle Hadith and Ghayr Muqallids. This forefront was only used to win the support of the Sunnis on the name of unity, but it is the same group of people that are openly opposing the beliefs of the Ahle Sunnah. I received a letter from Molvi Ahmed Mukhtar, who is the President of Jamiatul Ulama Bombay in which he writes that the huge amounts of money have been collected from the Muslim community and with this, two hundred thousand copies of ?Taqweeyatul Imaan? (this book has been written by Ismaeel Dehlwi, who in it has made statements of blasphemy against the Holy Prophet Muhammed sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) have been printed and distributed free. Now I ask, should we now join and unite with such groups? It is definitely a means of destruction. It is with our own finances that our very religion is being destroyed.? 

IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION 

Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) had a deep feeling for the importance of knowledge. He spent much time encouraging students and parents alike to attain knowledge. He tried his utmost to explain the importance of education for females. He travelled throughout India trying to instill the importance of educating females in the hearts of the Muslim Ummah. His words were heeded and opened the doors of religious learning for many females throughout the country. During his talk at the Muradabad Conference, he said: ?It?s also of utmost importance o have educational institutes for females. In addition to religious education, they should be taught simple home economics such as dressmaking, etc. that they would be able to do from their homes. However, in doing this, there must be strict adherence to the laws of Pardah.? 

His speech at the Muradabad Conference inspired the hearts of many. In reality what he did was ?to gather the ocean into a jar? so that everybody understood the point that he was making in a (radi Allahu anhu) simple fashion. 

HIS BOOKS AND TREATISE 

In addition to all of his other exceptional qualities, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was a distinguished author of various books, which he wrote on various important topics. His immense knowledge can be gauged by perusing the books that he has written. Some of the more renowned books are listed below:

1.      As Saarimur Rabaani alaa Asraaf Qaadiyani

2.      Translation of Ad Daulatul Makkiyah

3.      Translation of Husaamul Haramain

4.      Haashia Mulla Jalaal

5.      Naatia Deewaan

6.       Majmua Fatawa

HIS KARAMAAT 

Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was also Saahib-e-Karaamat, meaning that he performed various miracles. His greatest Karaamat however, was his firmness on the Shari'ah, and his adherence to the Sunnah of Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasalIam). A few of Hadrat?s Karaamats are being quoted for the sake of attaining blessings:

KARAAMAT AS A TEACHER

Once, a few teachers from the madressa decided to resign. They had thought that they would be indispensable and that nobody would be able to teach. The Karaamat of Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was that he taught all the students all the subjects, with even more insight than was given by any other teacher. The scheme of the teachers failed hopelessly and even more students enrolled at the Madressa after becoming aware of the high level of education being attained by students under the tutorship of Hujjatul lslam (radi Allahu anhu).

THE GRAVE IS IN THE INCORRECT PLACE

Haji Muhammad Ismaeel bin Haji Abdul Ghaffaar Saahib re?ported that once Hujjatull Islam (radi Allahu anhu) went to Madanpura. After Salaah, he was asked to make Fateha at the Mazaar of one of the Awliyah Allah whose Mazaar was on the Musjid properly. Hadrat lifted his hands for Dua, and after a few moments moved back and said that the Grave in the Mazaar was not in its original place. The people were astounded and informed Hadrat that they had moved the spot of the actual grave slightly due to the shortage of saff space. Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) explained to them that this was improper and that it should be rectified.

REMOVING JINNAAT 

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was blessed with the mystical power of removing Jinn and Aaseb (evil spirits). Once, while he was in Banaris, many people heard of the mystical power possessed by him and thus crowds of people arrived to take his Duas. He asked for some clothing of all those with such problems to be placed in front of him. He looked once at the clothing and then only removed a few and said, ?On these people are effected, there is nothing wrong with the rest of them.? He then prayed with the clothes in front of him, and in a few days all those with these problems were fully cured. Also during this time in Banaris, there was a person who has such a strong Jinn controlling him that he used to run on the roofs of high buildings late at night. His family was very worried and brought him to Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu), who made dua for him. The Jinn, which was affecting him, immediately made tauba and left him, and the person was cured for good.

UNSEEN WRATH ON A DEOBANDI BLASPHEMER 

Hadrat Sheikh Abdul Ma?bood Jilani Makki (radi Allahu anhu) states, ?When I visited Bareilly Shareef, A?la Hadrat Azeemul Barakat (radi Allahu anhu) was writ?ing the eleventh stanza of his famous Naaths ?Wo Kamaal-e-Husne Huzoor he, ke Gumaan Naqs Jahaa Nahi?. As I was from the lineage of Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allahu anhu) I took this to be a good sign for me.  

?While I was in Bareilly Shareef, I became very close to Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) and I had to accept that he was, undoubtedly, a Saahibe Karaamat. The reason I am saying this is because, I left Bareilly Shareef and went to Dehli after sometime. In Dehli, I had taken a place to stay, which was right next to where the Deobandis were having one of their gath?erings. I could thus hear their lectures from my room. 

?During a lecture session, one of their Molvis stood up and said the following in his lecture, ?This Maulana Haamid Raza is not Haamid, but he is Jaabid (dumb). After saying this, all those present witnessed that, that Molvi became dumb and could not speak any?more. A few moments after this, he fell to the ground and died an agonizing death. Those present at the gathering say that when he fell to the ground, he tried to say something but could not talk. He signalled for a pen and paper. Those in the gathering quickly brought him a pen and a paper on which he wrote the following before dying, ?I repent for my disrespect towards Maulana Haamid Raza Khan.??

MUREEDS AND KHULAFA  

Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi?s (radi Allahu anhu) Mureeds run into a lengthy list, both in India and abroad. Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi had many Mureeds in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Sultanpur, Bareilly and Kanpur. He also had many Mureeds in other counties such as Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Amongst the names of his famous students and Khulafa are the following: 

1.Muhadithe Azam, Maulana Sardaar Ahmad

2.Huzoor Mujahid-e-Millat

3.Hadrat Maulana Shah Rifaaqat Husain

4.Hadrat Maulana Hashmat Ali Khan

5.Hadrat Maulana Ibrahim Raza Khan Jilani Mian - son of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana

Haamid Raza Qaaderi

6. Hadrat Maulana Hamaad Raza Khan, son of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi

7.  Hadrat Maulana Ahsaan Ali Saahib

8.  Hadrat Maulana Abdul Mustafa Saahib Azhari

9.  Hadrat Maulana Mufti Taqadus Ali Khan Saahib

10. Hadrat Maulana lnaayat Muhammad Khan

11. Hadrat Maulana Abul Ghafoor Hazarwi

12.   Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Saeed Shibli

13.  Hadrat Maulana wali-ur-Rahmaan Saahib

14.Hadrat Maulana Hafiz Muhammad Mian Saahib Ashrafi

15. Hadrat Maulana Abul Khaleel Anis A?lam Saahib

16.Hadrat Maulana Qaari fazle Karrim Saahib

17.Hadrat Maulana Razi Ahmed Saahib

18. he famous Poet, Janaab Akhtarul Haamidi (radi Allahu anhum)

A brief synopsis of the lives of a few of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi?s (radi Allahu anhu) close sudents is being quoted below for your perusal.

MUHADDITH-E-AZAM PAKISTAN: He was amongst the most famous and most recognized students and Mureds of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu). Muhaddith-e-Azam Pakistan Maulana Sardaar Ahmed (radi Allahu anhu) who was born in a village in Punjab in 1903 was the son of Janaab Miraan Bakhsh. He had com?pleted his primary and secondary education at an English school and had passed matric. When he was in the second yeay of his tertiary education, be Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) during the Hizbul Ahnaaf Conference in Pakistan. Here he took a deep liking towards the great Saint, and later accom?panied him to Bareilly Shareef and became his Mureed. He studied with much sincerity and respect under the tutorship of his Peer-o-Murshid, and completed his education up to the book, ?Kaafia? at Darul Uloom Manzare Islam (Bareilly Shareef).

He then went to Darul Uloom Mueenia in Ajmer Shareef where he studied the rest of the course under the watchful eye of Khalifa-e-A?la Hadrat, Hadrat Allama Sadrush Shari?ah (radi Allahu anhu). In 1351 A.H., he returned to Bareilly Shareef with Sadrush Shari?ah (radi Allahu anhu) where he completed his final examination and graduated with distinctions.

In 1354 A.H., he debated against the notorious Molvi Manzoor Nu?mani and was blessed with success in this debate. He taught for some time at Madressa Manzare Islam until Ghausul Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu), the younger son of A?la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) invited him to take up the position of the Principal of Madressa Manzar-e-lslam in 1356 A.H. He remained in this position until the independence of Pakistan. After independence, he went to Lailpur in Pakistan where he established Darul Uloom Mazhare Islam. Hundreds of students from the entire Indo-Pak Sub-continent en?rolled at his Madressa to gain knowledge.

He passed away at 1.40 a.m. on the night of the first of Shabaan 1382 A.H. There were more than four hundred thousand people in his Janazah Salaah which was performed byAllama Abdul Mustafa Azhari (radi Allahu anhu), who was the son of Sadrush Shari?ah (radi Allahu anhu) and the brother of Muhaddith-e-Kabeer, Allama Zia-uI-Mustapha Saahib, who is the current Sheikhul Hadith and Principal of Al Jamiatul Ashrafiyah Arabic University in Mubarakpur. 

HUZOOR MUJAHID-E-MILLAT: His name is Maulana Shah Muhammad Habeebur Rahman. He was born during Subah Sadiq on a Saturday, the 8th of Muharram 1322 A.H. in Dhaamnagar, India. Hadrat Maulana Shah Abdul Manaan (radi Allahu anhu) gave him the name ?Habeebur Rahmaan?. He is a direct descendant of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abbas (radi Allahu anhu), the uncle of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). His family had initially enrolled him at an English school, even though he had no enthusiasm for this. Hadrat was nine years old when his father passed away. He thus divorced himself from secular education and commenced Islamic studies. He attained his early education at home. He later enrolled at Madressa Subhania in Ilahabad, and later in Jaamia Mueenia in Ajmer, where he at?tained knowledge under the distinguished tutorship of teachers like Maulana Naeemudeen Muradabaadi (radi Allahu anhu), who was the Khalifa of A?la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) and the commentator of the Holy Quran ?Kanzul Imaan? translated by A?la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu).

After graduating he taught for some time at Jamia Naeemia Muradabad, which was the Madressa of Maulana Naeemudeen Muradabaadi (radi Allahu anhu). He was later appointed as the Principal of Madressa Subhania in 1934, where he taught Hadith, Tafseer and various other sub?jects. He was particularly well-versed in the field of logistics and philosophy.

He was an Allah fearing and pious personality. He kept fast from the age of nine, and was very kind and gentle. He always cared for the downtrodden and the destitute. He used to travel throughout India spreading the teachings of the Maslak-e-Ahle Sunnat in a very humble and beautiful way giving Muslims advice on the issues of Aqaaid and Deen, which was his most liked action. He founded a string of Institues and Organizations throughout India. He was blessed with deep political and social knowledge.

He gained blessings from great scholars like Ashrafi Mian, Qutbe Madinah and his Spiritual Master, Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu). He was blessed with journeying for Hajj on various occassions. His first Hajj was in 1341A.H., second in 1955, third in 1959, fourth in 1973, and lastly in 1974. In 1979, he was arrested by the Saudis and deprived of Hajj for not praying Salaah behind them. He was also blessed with the Ziyarah of Baghdad Shareef twice. He passed away at 5.45 p.m. on a Friday,  the 6th of Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1401 A.H. (13th March 1981) in Bombay. His Mazaar Shareef is in Orissa, India.

The names of a few of his famous Khulafa(radi Allahu anhum) are as follows:

  1. Hadrat Maulana Zahoor Hussaam
  2. Hadrat Maulana Abdul Waheed Oriswi
  3. Hadrat Maulana Abdur Rab Muradabadi
  4. Hadrat Maulana Naeemullah Khan
  5. Hadrat Maulana Sayyid Abbas Alawi Makki
  6. Hadrat Maulana Mushtaq Ahmed Nizami (author of ?Khoon ki Asoo?)

MAULANA RIFAAQAT HUSAIN: He was amongst the esteemed students of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) and was a very pious and humble personality. He gained his early education under the tutorship of Molvi Taahir Husain. He was from the family lineage of a great Saint, Hadrat Jalaaludeen Jarhawi (radi Allahu anhu). He studied at Jamia Mueenia in Ajmer Shareef under the watchful eye of teachers such as Sadrush Shari?ah and Maulana Hakeen Sayyid Abdul Hayy (radi Allahu anhu). He became a disciple of Hadrat Ashrafi Mian (radi Allahu anhu) and then later went to Bareilly Shareef where he studied under Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) and gained his spiritual blessings. He was a firm debater and crushed the Shia movement of Lucknow in his time. He was blessed with the Ziyarah of Haramian Sharafain and Baghdaad-e-Muqaddas. He was also a distinguished author. Some of the books written by him are as follows:

  1. Tafseer Surah Baqarah
  2. Qadiani Kaz?zaab
  3. Tariq-e-Hanafia
  4. Ilyaasi Jamaat
  5. Aurat ki Namaaz

He was blessed with Khilafat from Hujjattul Islam, Qutbe Madina and Allama Sadrush Shari?ah (radi Allahu anhum). He left this mundane world travelling to the Hereafter in the love of his Creator.

SHER BASHAI AHLE SUNNAT, MAULANA HASHMAT ALI KHAN: His name was Maulana Hashmat Ali Khan and his title was Sher Bashai Ahle Sunnat. He was born in Lucknow and attained his early education under Maulana Sayyid Shah Ainul Quzza Lucknowi. His father, Nawaab Ali Khan was the Mureed of Maulana Shah Hidaayat Rasool. On the command of Maulana Sayyid Shah Hidaayat Rasool, his father sent him to Bareilly Shareef to study under the tutorship of Sadrush Shari'ah (radi Allahu anhu). During his graduation in 1340 A.H., Huzoor Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) tied the turban on his head and blessed him with Khilafat. He defeated a very dubious Wahabi in a debate, during the life of A?la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu). When he returned to Bareilly Shareef, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) blessed him with his Duas. He was well recognized for his refutation of the Wahabis. He was very humble and apologized for any shortcomings as soon as he was informed of any error. He was also blessed with the opportunity of Hajj and Ziyarah. He was the Mureed of Sadrush Shari'ah Maulana Amjad Ali (radi Allahu anhu). He passed away on the 8th of Muharram 1330 A.H. and his Mazaar is in Pillibit Shareef. His two sons, Hadrat Maulana Mushahid Raza and Hadrat Maulana Mashhood Raza (radi Allahu anhuma), both qualified at Jamia Ashrafia (Mubarakpur). 

CHILDREN 

Almighty Allah blessed Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) with two sons and four daughters. The names of his sons are: Mufassir-e-Azam, Hadrat Maulana Ibrahim Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) also known as ?Jilani Mian? and Nu?mani Mian, Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Ham?maad Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu).

HIS DEMISE

Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) passed away on 17th of Jamadi-ul-Ulaa (23rd May 1943) while performing his Salaah. He was sitting in the Tasha?hud position when he passed away. The demise of Sheikh Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Qaaderi (radi Allahu anhu) was a great loss to the entire Sunni community. Hundreds of thousands of devotees and Mureeds gathered for his Janazah Salaah, which was performed by his Khalifa, Muhaddith-e-Azam Pakistan, Maulana Sardaar Ahmad (radi Allahu anhu)

His blessed tomb is beside his father, the great Mujaddid of Islam, Sayyiduna A?la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu). Every year thou?sands of Muslims attend the Urs Shareef and pay tribute to a true and faithful servant Allah, a true devotee of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and an Aalim and Saint of his time. May Almighty Allah bless us with his Fuyooz and Barakah always. Ameen.

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