Huzoor Mufti e Azam e Hind Maulana Shah Mustafa Raza Qadri Noorie alaihir rahmah is the youngest son of Mujaddid e Azam, Aala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Qadri Barkati Bareilly alaihir rahmah. His personality and attributes need no introduction. On the one hand, he was a great scholar, a respectable and authoritative Muslim Jurist, a distinguished philosopher, expert in a wide variety of subjects and sciences, and was a great poet.
On the other hand, he was a devoted worshipper, pure and untainted, fearful and dedicated, and was familiar with the sciences of the inner and outer self. His piety and sincerity was evident and glowed brightly in all fields. He was such a lamp that millions of seekers of light surrounded him to benefit from him.
Birth and Family History
His name is "Muhammad" His hidden name was "Aal e Rahman." His spiritual mentor, Hazrat Makhdoom Shah Abul Hussain Ahmadi Noori, alaihir rahmah, one of the great personalities of Mahrehrah Shareef, named the child "Abul Barkaat Muhiy'yuddeen Jilani." His father, Syedi Aala Hazrat, later gave him the formal name "Mustafa Raza." In his poems he referred to himself as "Noorie." His formal name became so famous that is how he is most often referred to. His birth took place on 22 Zil Hajj 1310 A.H. corresponding to 18 July 1892 in the famous city of Bareilly in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Muhaddith e Azam Pakistan, Maulana Jalaluddin Qadri, Part 1, Page 65)
Ba'it and Khilafat
Hazrat Mufti e Azam e Hind was only 6 months old when his spiritual guide, Hazrat Allama Shah Abul Hussain Ahmed Noorie alaihir rahmah came to Bareilly Shareef. He took the child in his arms and prayed for him and put his finger in the child's mouth and made him his disciple (Mureed) and his successor (Khalifa).
(Monthly "Istikaamat" Kanpur, Mufti e Azam e Hind, May 1983, Page 111)
Whilst making him a disciple, the Mentor said, "This child will be of great assistance to the religion and the society. The servants of Allah ta'ala will benefit greatly from him and receive great blessings through him. This child is a friend of Allah Ta'ala. From his blessed sight, hundreds of thousands of stray Muslims will be guided. He is an ocean of blessings. (Bi Weekly Loyalty, Pattna, 15 Dec 1981, Page 13)
Imam Ahmed Raza alaihir rahmah also blessed his youngest son with great titles and made him proficient in many fields of spirituality and Islamic law.
After Huzoor Mufti e Azam had learnt to speak, Imam Ahmed Raza alahir rahmah said to his older son, Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Sham Muhammad Haamid Raza alaihir rahmah, "You are aware of how busy I am, therefore you teach your younger brother." Therefore he started teaching his younger brother with great enthusiasm. At the age of 3 years he had completed the Introductory Quran book. After he had completed these, on the orders of Imam Ahmed Raza alaihir rahmah, he was taught by Maulana Shah Rahim Ilahi Manglori and Maulana Sayyid Basheer Ahmed Aligarhi. (Excerpt from Firmness of Mufti e Azam, Number 198). He continued to receive the bulk of his education from his Father. In 1328 (1910), at the age of 18, after he had completed his studies in subjects and sciences he graduated from the Manzir e Islam Madrasa in Bareilly Shareef.
Issuing Religious Edicts (Fatawa)
The surroundings that Huzoor Mufti e Azam alaihir rahmah grew up in were full of knowledge and blessings. Furthermore he received knowledge and guidance at the hands of one of the greatest personalities of Islam. This is itself was a great blessing, but nevertheless, Huzoor Mufti e Azam alaihir rahmah's nature, disposition, conscience, and character were entrusted with proficient religious knowledge. This is the reason that in 1328AH (1910), he lifted his pen and wrote his first fatwa.
The incidents surrounding it are as follows: In the Dar ul Ifta (Fatwa Department) in Bareilly, under the guidance of Imam Ahmed Raza Khan alaihir rahmah, Maulana Zafrud'deen Bihari and Maulana Sayed Abdul Rasheed were issuing fatwa's. Mufti e Azam e Hind alaihir rahmah walked into the Darul Ifta and noticed that Hazrat Maulana Zafrud'deen alaihir rahmah was writing a certain Fatawa. He was taking "Fatawa Razvia" from the shelf as his reference. On seeing this, Huzoor Mufti e Azam alaihir rahmah said, "Are you relying on Fatawa Razvia to write an answer?" Maulana Zafrud'deen alaihir rahmah replied, "Alright then, why don't you write the answer without looking." Huzoor Mufti e Azam alaihir rahmah then wrote a powerful answer without any problem. This was the Fatawa concerning "Raza'at" (Foster Mother), the very first Fatawa which he had written.
HIS POSITION IN THE SILSILA: Maqbool-e-Bargahe Ilaahi, Gohar Darya-e-Wilaayat, Qutbul Aqtaab, Fardul Ahbaab, Hazrat Abu Muhammad, Sayyid Muhiyyudeen, Mahboob-e-Subhani Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allaho anhu) is the seventeenth Imam and Sheikh of the Silsila Aaliyah Qaaderiyah Barakaatiyah Razviyah Nooriyah.
BLESSED BIRTH: He was born on the eve of the 1st of Ramadaan 470 Hijri in the city of Gilan.
HIS BLESSED NAME: His blessed name was Sayyid Abdul Qaadir.
TITLES: His title was Abu Muhammad and he is famously known as Muhiyyuddeen, Ghaus-e-Azam, Ghaus-e-Paak and Ghaus Piya (radi Allaho anhu) etc. He is tarafain Sayyid (descendant of Imam Hassan and Hussain)
HIS PARENTS : He was a descendant of the Holy Prophet Muhammad from both his mother's and father's side. His father's name was Sayyid Abu Saleh Moosa (radi Allaho anhu) and his mother's name was Sayyida Ummul Khair Faatima. (radi Allaho anhu) HIS FEATURES: He was very well built and of medium height. Broad chest, a long broad beard, tan in color, joint eyebrows, strong voice, and of beautiful character.
HIS FAMILY TREE: His family tree reaches Sayyiduna Ali-e-Murtaza (radi Allaho anhu) from his father through 14 generations and through his mother by 12 generations.
Hazrat Sayyiduna Abdur Rahmaan Jaami (radi Allaho anhu) said the following concerning the geneology of Sarkaar-e-Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allaho anhu) :
"He is an exalted King, who is known as Ghaus-e-Azam (radi Allaho anhu). He is Sayyid from both his parents. Hassani from his father and Hussaini from his mother."
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