The pious personalities who passed away or their ‘Urs is celebrated in Zul-Qa’da-til-Haraam

Zul-Qa’da-til-Haraam is the eleventh month of the Islamic calendar. Those blessed companions, Awliya Kiraam and Islamic scholars whose demise or ‘Urs falls in this month, twenty of them were briefly discussed in the monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’, Zul-Qa’da-til-Haraam 1438 AH edition. Introduction of more personalities is presented below:

Blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم

Shuhada [martyrs] of Ghazwah Khandaq: This Ghazwah took place between Muslims and polytheists in Madinah Munawwarah. [According to one saying], it took place in Zul-Qa’dah 5th Hijri. In this Ghazwah, following 7 blessed companions were martyred:

٭ Sayyiduna Ka’b Najaari

٭ Sayyiduna Abu Sinaan Khazraji

٭ Sayyiduna Tufayl Khazraji

٭ Sayyiduna Sa’labah Khazraji

٭ Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Awsee

٭ Sayyiduna Anas Awsee and

٭ Sayyid-ul-Aws Sa’d Bin Mu’aaz رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم. (Zurqaani ‘alal Mawahib, vol. 3, pp. 65)

Awliya Kiraam رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی

1 The accomplished Wali, Sayyiduna Husayn Bin Mansoor Hallaaj رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ was born in the town of Toor Bayda (Province Faaras [Persia]) Iran. He was an Islami scholar, author of poetic books, and among the prominent and highly acclaimed Awliya of his time. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ embraced martyrdom in Zul-Qa’dah, 309 Hijri in Baghdad (Iraq). (Mirat-ul-Asraar, pp. 377)

2 ‘Aarif-e-Rabbani, Sayyid Safiuddeen Haqqani Gaazrooni Naqvi رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was born in (Province Faaras [Persia]) Iran and passed away on 8th Zul-Qa’da-til-Haraam 436 Hijri. His shrine is in Uch Shareef [Tehsil Ahmedpur Sharqia (East), District Bahawalpur, South Punjab] Pakistan. He had the titles of Wali-e-Kamil [great Wali], Mustajaab-ud-Da’waat [one whose Du’as are accepted] and Peer-e-Haajat. Hundreds of his disciples gained blessings from him. (Aqwaam-e-Pakistan, pp. 290-291)

3 Qutb-e-‘Aalam, Sayyiduna Shaykh Noor-ul-Haq Ahmad Chishti Nizami Pandavi رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ was born in Pandoh (District Malda, West Bengal) India, and passed away on 10th Zul-Qa’dah 818 Hijri. His blessed shrine is showering its blessings in Pandoh, India. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ was a Wali (saint) himself and so was his father. He possessed various saintly miracles and was among famous Awliya of Bengal. (Tohfa-tul-Abrar – translated, pp. 231; Mirat-ul-Asraar, pp. 1167-1174)

4 Baba Sayyid Abul Barakaat Hasan Badshah Peshawari Qaadiri رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ was born in Thatta (Bab-ul-Islam Sindh) Pakistan. He was a prominent Islamic scholar and among acclaimed Awliya of Pakistan. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ visited various cities for the purpose of the propagation of Islam and numerous people benefited from him. He passed away on 21 Zul-Qa’dah 1115 Hijri. His blessed shrine is in Yakatoot, Peshawar (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan. (Tazkirah ‘Ulama-o-Mashaaikh Sarhad, pp. 49-63; Tazkirah Awliya Pakistan, vol. 2, pp. 41)

5 Founder of the Jahangeeriyah spiritual order, Shaykh-ul-‘Aarifeen, ‘Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Mukhlis-ur-Rahman Jahangir Shah Qaadiri Abul ‘Ula`ee Mun’ami [ابوالعلائی منعمی] رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ was born in 1229 Hijri in Mirza Khel (Province Chittagong) Bangladesh. He is an accomplished Wali, Islamic scholar, author of books and acclaimed Shaykh-e-Tareeqat. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ passed away on 12th Zul-Qa’dah 1302 Hijri. His blessed shrine is famous in his birth place. (Saal-Naamah Ma’arif-e-Raza, 2006, pp. 213)

Islamic scholars

6 Student of Imam Abu Yusuf, Imam Ahnaaf, Sayyiduna Hilal Bin Yahya Muhaddis Basri Hanafi رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ was born in the 2nd Hijri century in Basra, Iraq and passed away in Zul-Qa’dah 245 Hijri. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was laid to rest in Basra, Iraq. He was expert in Ahkam-ul-Waqf. He was an ocean of Fiqh, Imam of the time, and leader of the Islamic scholars. He is amongst Muhaddis of Ahnaaf and among the illustrious Fuqaha [jurists]. (Tareekh Islam, vol. 18, pp. 528; Tabqat-ul-Hanafiyyah, Juz: 2, pp. 207)

7 Imam-ul-Aimmah, Imam Muhammad Bin Ishaaq Bin Khuzaymah Nayshapuri رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was born in 223 Hijri in Nishapur (District Khurasan, Razavi) Iran and passed away on 2nd Zul-Qa’dah 311 Hijri. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was laid to rest in Nishapur. He was a Haafiz of Quran, illustrious Muhaddis, Shaafi’i Faqih [jurist], Mujtahid-‘alal-Atlaaq and possessor of saintly miracle. Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah is his compilation of Hadees. (An-Nujoom-uz-Zaahirah fi Mulook Misr wal-Qaahirah, vol. 3, pp. 209; Muhaddiseen ‘Uzzaam Hayat-o-Khidmaat, pp. 391, 398)

8 Shaykh-ul-Islam, Imam ‘Ali Bin ‘Umar Daar Qutni رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was born in 306 Hijri in the town of Daar Qutn, Baghdad, Iraq and passed away on 8th Zul-Qa’dah 385 Hijri. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was laid to rest in the graveyard of Sayyiduna Ma’roof Karkhi, Baghdad. He was expert in the science of Hadees, Ilal-e-Hadees [عللِ حدیث], Isma-e-Rijaal-e-Hadees, Imam-ul-Muhaddiseen, a practicing scholar and author of Sunan Dar Qutni and 80 other books. (Tazkira-tul-Huffaz, Juz: 3, vol. 2, pp. 132, 134; Bustan-ul-Muhaddiseen, pp. 119)

9 The Islamic historian, Imam Shamsuddin Muhammad Bin Ahmad Zahabi Dimashqi Hanbali رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was born in 673 Hijri in Damascus, Syria. He was a Haafiz of Quran, Qaari of the seven ways of Qira`at, a great Muhaddis, an illustrious historian, author of numerous books and teacher of Muhaddiseen. Tareekh-ul-Islam wa Wafyaat-ul-Mashaheer wal-A’laam, Siyar A’laam-un-Nubala, Tazkira-tul-Huffaz and Meezan-ul-Aytidaal are among his famous books. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  passed away on 3rd Zul-Qa’dah 748 Hijri. He was laid to rest in Bab-e-Sagheer, Damascus, Syria. (Siyar A’laam-un-Nubala, vol. 1, pp. 11; Tazkira-tul-Huffaz, vol. 1, pp. 4)

10 Shaykh-ul-Islam Imam Siraajuddin ‘Umar Bulqeeni Shaafi’i رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was born in 724 Hijri in Mawda’ Bulqeenah, District Mahallah Kubra (Al-Gharbiyah Province), Egypt. He was Haafiz of Quran, Mujtahid and Faqeeh [jurist] of the time, Muhaddis-e-Kabeer, founder of the Madrasah Bayn-us-Siyarij (Bab Ash-Sha’riyah) Cairo, author of various books and among the prominent Shaafi’i ‘Ulama. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  passed away on 10th Zul-Qa’dah 805 Hijri. His blessed shrine is in Cairo (Hosh-ul-Ashraf), Egypt. (A’laam lil-Zarkali, vol. 5, pp. 46, Husn-ul-Muhadirah fi Akhbar Misr wal-Qaahirah, vol. 1, pp. 283)

11 Ustaz-ul-‘Ulama, ‘Allamah Shaykh Safiuddin Radoolvi Ashrafi رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was born in Jaunpur (UP) India. He was an academic expert, embodiment of piety and abstinence, disciple and successor of Sultan-ut-Tarikeen (Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Samnaani) and author of various books. His books ‘Dastoor-ul-Mubtadi’ and Sharh Kafiyah ‘Ghaaya-tut-Tahqeeq’ [غایۃ التحقیق] are famous among ‘Ulama. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  passed away on 13th Zul-Qa’dah 819 Hijri and was laid to rest in Radooli (District Faizabad, UP) India. (Fuqaha-e-Hind, vol. 2, pp. 352, 390)

12 Shaykh-ul-Islam, Mufti-us-Saqalayn, Imam-ul-Furu’ wal-Usool, ‘Allamah-e-Waqt, Shamsuddin Ibn Kamal Ahmad Pasha Roomi Hanafi رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was born in Dar-ul-‘Ulama, Tokat (surroundings of Sivas), north east Turkey and passed away on 2nd Zul-Qa’dah 940 Hijri. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was laid to rest in Istanbul [old Constantinople]. He was Haafiz of Quran, illustrious scholar of Islam, great Hanafi Faqeeh [jurist], Mufti and Qadi of Istanbul and author of over 300 books. His compilation of booklets Ibn Kamal Pasha has been published. (Kawakib-us-Saa`irah, vol. 2, pp. 108, 109; Shazraat-uz-Zuhub, vol. 8, pp. 258; At-Tabqat-us-Sunniyyah, vol. 1, pp. 106)

13 Imam-ul-Meeraas, ‘Allamah Siraaj Ahmad Khanpuri Chishti رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  was born in 1303 Hijri in the village of Makkhan Belah (Tehsil Khanpur, District Rahim Yar Khan, South Punjab), Pakistan. He was ‘Allama-tud-Dahar, expert in various arts and sciences especially in the field of inheritance, Mufti of Islam, Ustaz-ul-‘Ulama and among the leaders of the Ahl-us-Sunnah. Siraaj-ul-Fatawa and explanatory notes on various books are among his authored books. He رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ  passed away on 5th Zul-Qa’da-til-Haraam 1391 Hijri. He was laid to rest in Jatki Basti, Khanpur. (Tazkirah Akabir Ahl-e-Sunnat, pp. 146)

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