Blessed Awliya

Safar-ul-Muzaffar is the 2nd month of the Islamic year. Nineteen blessed companions, pious saints and Islamic scholars whose demise or ‘Urs is observed in this month were briefly mentioned in the issue of ‘Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah’ of Safar-ul-Muzaffar 1439 AH. Please read the introduction of more (such personalities).

Blessed companions رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُم - Martyrs of Bair-e-Ma’oonah:

Seventy blessed companions (including many Huffaz and Qurrah [reciters of Holy Quran]) set out for presenting the invitation towards Islam to the people of Najd. When these blessed companions رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُم reached Bair-e-Ma’oonah, tribe Banu Saleem attacked them and martyred all the blessed companions except Sayyiduna ‘Amr Bin Umayyah Zamri. This incident occurred in Safar 4th Hijri. (Al-Muntazim, vol. 3, pp. 198 to 200, Tabqat-e-Ibn-e-Sa’d, vol. 2, pp. 39 to 42)

1 Glorious companion Sayyiduna ‘Ammar Bin Yasir ‘Ansi رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was born in Makkah Mukarramah 56 years before the migration. He was the one who embraced Islam in the early days; he رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was an embodiment of patience and steadfastness, desirous of Paradise, Mujahid of Islam, Governor of Kufa and the narrator of Ahadees. He was martyred on 7th Safar, 37 Hijri in Safeen Valley. His blessed shrine is located in Raqqa, the city of Syria. (Tabqat-e-Ibn-e-Sa’d, vol. 3, pp. 186 to 200, Tareekh-e-Ibn-e-‘Asakir, vol. 43, pp. 359 to 449)

Blessed Awliya (saints) رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی

2 Daata Ganj Bakhsh Sayyid Ali Bin Usman Hajwayri Junaydi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in (approximately) 400 Hijri in Ghazni, the city of East Afghanistan. He had expertise in academic and spiritual knowledge. He was a highly-ranked Sheikh Tareeqat of the spiritual order of Junaydiyyah and the author of the renowned book namely ‘Kashf-ul-Mahjoob’ and a great pious saint of the subcontinent. He passed away on 20th Safar, 465 Hijri. His blessed shrine in Markaz-ul-Awliya Lahore (Pakistan) is the place of luminosity and Tajalliyat and the place where Du’as are answered. (Faizan-e-Daata Ali Hajwayri, pp. 4, 74)

3 Qutb-ul-Aqtaab, Abu Sara`ir Ahmad Bin ‘Uroos Hawari Maaliki رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 778 Hijri in Mazateen Tunis (Continent Africa). He was a Hafiz of Quran, practicing Islamic scholar, a man of awe-inspiring personality, the founder of the order of Shazaliyyah ‘Uroosiyyah and a pious person with saintly miracles. He passed away on 2nd Safar, 868 Hijri. His blessed shrine is located in Zawiyah Ibn-e-‘Uroos (near Zaytoonah Masjid) Tunis which is visited by common people as well as important personalities. (Jami’ Karamaat-e-Awliya, vol. 2, pp. 383, Mu’jam-e-A’alam-ul-Jaza`ir, pp. 146)

4 The pious person of Babul Islam (Sindh), Sayyid Shah Abdul Lateef Bhittai رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1101 Hijri in Hala Haveli (District Mityari), Pakistan. He was an Islamic scholar, a perfect pious saint and a Sindhi mystic poet. He passed away in 1165 Hijri in Bhitt Shah (District Mityari). His Urs is celebrated on 14th Safar. ‘Shah Jo Risalo’ is the collection of his Kalam (poetic works). (Tazkirah Awliya-e-Sindh, pp. 195 to 201, Urdu Da`irah Ma’arif-e-Islamiyyah, vol. 5, pp. 329 to 330)

5 Peer Pathan, Ghaus-e-Zaman, Khuwajah Muhammad Sulayman Tonsawi Chishti Nizami رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1184 Hijri in Mauza Garrgoji (near Taunsa Sharif), Pakistan. He passed away on 7th Safar 1267 Hijri. His shrine is located in blessed Taunsa (District Dera Ghazi Khan) where Du’as are answered. (Manaqib-ul-Mahbobeen, pp. 574, Faizan-e-Peer Pathan, pp. 3, 56)

6 Shams-ul-Aarifeen, Khuwajah Shamsuddin Siyalvi Chishti Nizami رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1214 Hijri in Sial Sharif (Tehsil Sahiwal, District Gulzar-e-Taybah, Sargodha), Pakistan. He passed away at the same place on 24th Safar, 1300 Hijri. His shrine is the centre of spirituality. He was an Islamic scholar, leader of Sufis and the Murshid (spiritual guide) of Islamic scholars and people. (Mirat-ul-Aashiqeen, pp.289, Faizan-e-Shams-ul-Aarifeen, pp. 1, 13, 53 )

7 The founder of the spiritual order of Warisiyyah, Sarkar Waris Pak, Hafiz Sayyid Haji Waris Ali Shah رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1238 Hijri in Dewah Sharif, District Barabanki (U.P., India). He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه passed away on 1st Safar, 1323 Hijri. His blessed shrine, located in Dewa Sharif, is visited by common people as well as important personalities. (Aaftab-e-Wilayat, pp. 46, 170)

Scholars of Islam رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی

8 Imam Hafiz Muhammad bin Ali Hakeem Tirmizi Shafai’ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in Termez (Province Sarkhan River), Uzbekistan and passed away on 21st Safar, 285 Hijri. He was a Muhaddis, Sermonizer, jurist, mystic, pious person, Sheikh of the spiritual chain of Shazaliyyah and an author of many books. Amongst his 64 books نَوَادِرُالۡاُصُوۡل فِیۡ مَعۡرِفَۃِاَحَادِیۡثِ الرَّسُوۡل is famous. (Nawadir-ul-Usool, vol. 1, pp. 13 to 16, Wafyat-ul-Akhyar, pp. 82)

9 Great Scholar Hafiz Zaynuddin Muhammad Abdul Rauf Manawi Shafai’رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 952 Hijri in Cairo, Egypt. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه passed away at the same place on 23rd Safar, 1031 Hijri. His blessed shrine is located in Khanqah Qasam Mubarak (Shara-e-Bab-ul-Bahar, Cairo). He was a Muhaddis, teacher of Islamic scholars, commentator of books of Ahadees, expert in all the fields of Islamic knowledge and a perfect mystic. فَیۡضُ الۡقَدِیۡرِبِشَرۡحِ الۡجَامِعِ الصَّغِیۡر is the most important work out of his 80 books. (Mu’jam-ul-Mu`allifeen, vol. 2, pp. 143, Al-I’lam liz Zarkali, vol. 6, pp. 204)

10 The leader of the war of freedom, Allamah Muhammad Fazl-e-Haq Khayr Aabadi Chishti رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1212 Hijri in Khairabad, District Sitapur (UP, India). He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه passed away on 12th Safar, 1278 Hijri in island Andaman. His shrine is located here in South Point Port Blair. He had the expertise in all branches of Islamic knowledge and had a great name in logic and Hikmat. He was a teacher of Islamic scholars, a famous personality of the Khairabadiyyah scholars, Chief Justice of Lucknow, Urdu and Arabic poet, author of many books and was a man of very strong personality. (Mahnamah Jaam-e-Noor, Delhi, October, 2011)

11 A teacher of Islamic scholars, Leader in all the fields of Islamic knowledge, Maulana Shah Ahmad Hassan Muhaddis Kanpuri Chishti رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1296 Hijri in Patiala (East Punjab), India. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه passed away on 3rd Safar, 1322 Hijri in Kanpur (UP), India. His blessed shrine is also located in the graveyard of Basatees near Punjabi Mahallah. He was an acclaimed Islamic scholar, teacher, author, commentator of books, friend of Ala Hadrat and one of the great leaders of Ahl-e-Sunnat. Amongst his books ‘Risala Tanzih-ur-Rahman’ has achieved great fame. (Tazkirah Muhaddis Sorati, pp. 298 to 301, Kanpur nazdeek say door tak, pp. 25, 30)

12 Ra`ees-ul-Qalam, Maalik-ul-Tahreer, Allamah Ghulam Rasheed Arshad Al-Qaadiri Misbahi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1343 Hijri in Sayyid Pur (District Ballia, UP, India). He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه passed away on 15th Safar, 1423 Hijri. His shrine is located in Dar-ul-Uloom Fayz-ul-Uloom Jamshedpur (Jharkhand, India). He was the disciple of Sadr-us-Shari’ah, pupil of Hafiz-e-Millat, caliph of the Mufti-e-A’zam Hind, teacher of Islamic scholars, Manazir-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, thinker of Islam, the founder of many organizations and Madaris at home and abroad, author of books and one of the great Islamic scholars of Ahl-e-Sunnat. (Ra`ees-ul-Qalam ‘Allamah Arshad-ul-Qadiri, pp. 1 to 36, Seerat-e-Sadr-us-Shari’ah, pp. 251)

13 Allamah Maulana Ghulam Ali Okarvi Razavi Ashrafi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1338 Hijri in Gujrat (Punjab), Pakistan and passed away on 11th Safar, 1421 Hijri. His shrine is located in Jami’ah Hanafiyyah Ashraf-ul-Madaris, which he established himself, in Okara. He was the pupil and the caliph of Shah Abul Barakat Razavi, teacher of Islamic scholars, author of many booklets and one of the great leaders of Ahl-e-Sunnat. (Ashraf-ur-Rasa`il, fi Tahqeeq-il-Masa`il, pp. 6-27, Anwaar-e-Qutb-e-Madinah, pp. 263)

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