Those Islamic personalities whose day of demise or ‘Urs is marked in Jumadal Aula

Jumadal Aula is the fifth month of the Islamic calendar. 35 blessed companions, Islamic scholars and great blessed saints who passed away in it were briefly mentioned in the issues of the Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah, of Jumadal Aula, 1438 and 1439 AH. The introduction to the other blessed personalities has been mentioned below.

Blessed companions

Three blessed companions رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُم who were martyred in Jumadal Aula 8 AH:

 1 Sayyiduna Zayd Bin Haarisah رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ was a dear companion of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ, his adopted son, first amongst slaves who embraced Islam, a Mujahid and martyr. He رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ is the only companion whose blessed name has been mentioned in the Holy Quran (Part 22, Surah Al-Ahzaab, Ayah 37). He رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ was born 48 years before the [Hijrah] migration. (Al-Ikmaal ma’ Mishkat, pp. 595)

 2 Sayyiduna Ja’far Tayyar Zul-Janahayn [ذُوالْجَنَاحَیْن] Haashimi Qarashi رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ was the paternal cousin of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ, the companion who embraced Islam earlier, the leader of the Muhajireen (emigrants) of Habshah, a Mujahid and martyr. He رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ was born 33 years before Hijrah. (Al-Ikmaal ma’ Mishkat, pp. 589)

 3 Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin Rawahah Khazraji Ansari رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ was the companion who embraced Islam earlier, a Badri [participant of Battle of Badr] companion, one of the twelve chiefs of Ansaar and a best poet and Khateeb. He رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ participated in all the Ghazwat (battles) before embracing martyrdom. (Al-Ikmaal ma’ Mishkat, pp. 604; Al-Istee’aab, vol. 3, pp. 33, 34)

Pious saints

 4 Sultan-ut-Tarikeen Sayyiduna Ibraheem Bin Adham رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in Makkah Mukarramah. He was Tab’-e-Taabi’i’, expert in many branches of knowledge, Sayyid-ul-‘Urafa, a great blessed saint of Allah Almighty and had a great personality. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ passed away on 26th Jumadal Aula, 162 AH. His shrine is located in Damascus [Syria] near the luminous shrine of Sayyiduna Loot عَلَیْہِ السَّلَامand is visited by everyone. (Tazkira-tul-Awliya – translated, pp. 56, 67; Wafyaat-ul-Akhyar, pp. 12)

 5 Khuwajah-e-Khuwajagan Sayyid Shamsuddin Ameer Kalaal Sukhaari رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in town of Sukhar (near Bukhara, Uzbekistan) in 676 AH and at the very same place he passed away on 15 Jumadal Aula, 772 AH. He was the Mureed of Baba Samasi رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ and Peer-o-Murshid of the founder of Silsilah Naqshbandiyyah Khuwajah Bahauddin Muhammad Naqshband رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ and a blessed saint with saintly miracle. (Tazkira-tul-Mashaaikh, pp. 32, 33; Tazkirah Naqshbandiyyah Khayriyah, pp. 279, 285)

 6 Ghaus-e-Millat Maulana Shah Turab ‘Ali Qalander Kakoravi رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in 1181 AH in Kakorvi Shareef (near Lucknow UP), in India and at the very same place he passed away on 5th Jumadal Aula in 1275 AH. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was the Sajjadah Nasheen of Khanqah Kazimiyyah Takiya Shareef, a practising Islamic scholar, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, a poet in Persian, Urdu and Hindi languages and the writer of 13 books. ‘کَشْفُ الْمُتَوَارِی فِیْ حَالِ نِظَامِ الدِّیْنِ الْقَارِی’ is his book. (Tazkirah Mashaheer-e-Kakorvi, pp. 75 to 81)

 7 Mujahid of Islam Maulana Peer Haafiz ‘Abdur Rahman Qaadiri رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in 1310 AH in Khanqah-e-Qadiriyyah Bharchundi Shareef (Daharki, Ghotki District, Bab-ul-Islam, Sindh) and at the very same place passed away on 9th Jumadal Aula, 1380 AH. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was the third Sajjadah Nasheen of Khanqah Qadiriyyah Bharchundi Shareef, Haafiz of Quran, Islamic scholar, the founder of Anjuman Ihya-ul-Islam and had a dynamic personality. (Tazkirah Akabir-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, pp. 218 to 221)

Islamic scholars

 8 Imam-e-Qira`at, Shaykh-ul-Islam Sayyiduna Imam Abu Bakr Shu’bah Bin ‘Ayyaash Asadi Kufi رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in 95 AH in Kufa (Iraq). He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was a Tab’-e-Taabi’i, Muhaddis of his time, Islamic jurist, lexicologist, narrator of one method of Qira’at, Imam-e-‘Aasim, an ascetic and Allah-fearing person and would recite the Holy Quran abundantly. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ passed away in Jumadal Aula 193 AH and his blessed shrine is located in Kufa. (Siyar A’laam-un-Nubala liz-Zahabi, vol. 7, pp. 680 to 689; Kitab-us-Siqaat li Ibn Habbaan, vol. 4, pp. 428)

 9 Haafiz of Hadees Sayyiduna Imam Ibn Abid Dunya Abu Bakr ‘Abdullah Bin Muhammad Baghdadi Qarashi Hanbali رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in 208 AH in Baghdad, Iraq. He was a famous Muhaddis, author of more than 180 books, teacher of Muhaddiseen and Salateen, embodiment of asceticism and piety and a best preacher. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ passed away in Jumadal Aula 281 AH. He was laid to rest in Maqbarah Shuniziyyah, Baghdad, Iraq. (Mawsu’ah Imam Ibn Abid Dunya, vol. 1, pp. 8 to 10; Al-Waafi bil-Wafyaat, vol. 17, pp. 281)

 10 Sultan-ul-‘Aashiqeen Sayyiduna Shaykh Ibn Farad [فَارَض] ‘Umar Hamavi Shaafi’i رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in Cairo, Egypt in 576 AH and at the very same place he passed away on 2nd Jumadal Aula, 632 AH. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was laid to rest at the foot of Jabal Qarafah. He was a renowned Arab Sufi poet, Islamic scholar, pious and abstinent and a great blessed saint. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ would give Dars at Jami’ah Azhar. He had held the post of Qadi-ul-Quda for some time. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ had also been busy with worship and spiritual exercises in Haramayn Tayyibayn for 15 years. Nazm-us-Sulook is his collection of poetry. (Wafyaat-ul-A’yaan, vol. 3, pp. 398, 399)

 11 Shaykh-ul-Islam, a commentator of Quran, Sayyiduna Abu Sa’ood Muhammad Afandi ‘Immadi Hanafi رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in İskilip near Istanbul, Turkey in 896 AH and passed away on 5th Jumadal Aula 982 AH. He was laid to rest near the shrine of Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub Ansari رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was a great Islamic scholar, Hanafi Islamic jurist, teacher of Islamic scholars, the author of 21 books, the poet of three languages Turkish, Persian and Arabic. Amongst books, his Tafseer Abi Sa’ood is famous. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was appointed on the post of Qadi first in the Ottoman Empire, then Mufti and then Shaykh-ul-Islam. (Shazarat-uz-Zuhb, vol. 8, pp. 467, 468)

 12 Shaykh-ul-Islam Sayyiduna ‘Allamah Muhammad Bin Ahmad Faakihi Hanbali Makki Hindi رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in 923 AH in Makkah Mukarramah and passed away on 21st Jumadal Aula 992 AH in Ahmadabad (province Gujarat), India. His book, ‘Sharh Mukhtasar-ul-Anwaar’ is memorable. (An-Noor-us-Saafir, pp. 527; Fuqaha-e-Hind, vol. 1, pp. 665, 667)

٭ Shaafi’i Sagheer Sayyiduna Imam Shamsuddin Muhammad Bin Ahmad Ramli Misri رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was Shayk-ul-Islam, a great Islamic scholar, Shaafi’i Islamic jurist, revivalist of his time and a teacher of Islamic scholars. Amongst his works Fatawa Ramli, Nihaya-tul-Muhtaj Sharh-ul-Minhaj are famous. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in Ramla Monufia province, Egypt in 919 AH and passed away on 13th Jumadal Aula, 1004 AH. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was laid to rest in Cairo. (Mu’jam-ul-Mu`allifeen, vol. 3, pp. 61)

13 Shaykh-ul-Islam ‘Allamah Muhammad Anwaarullah Farooqi رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was a great Islamic scholar, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat of the order of Chishtiyyah Sabiriyyah, author of books, the founder of Jami’ah Nizamiyah Hyderabad Deccan and was an internationally-renowned person. His famous books are Anwaar-e-Ahmadi, Ifada-tul-Ifhaam and Maqasid-ul-Islam. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ had also held the post of Sadr-us-Sudoor and Minister of Religious Affairs in Islamic state Hyderabad Deccan. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in 1264 AH in Nanded (Maharashtra), in India and passed away in Hyderabad Deccan on 29th Jumadal Aula, 1336 AH. His shrine is located in Jami’ah Nizamiyyah which is visited by people from all walks of life. (Marqa’-e-Anwaar, pp. 25, 27)

14 Talmeez Khalifah-e-A’la Hadrat Maulana ‘Abdul Haamid Badayuni Qaadiri رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was born in Delhi, India in 1318 AH and passed away on 15th Jumadal Aula, 1390 AH. He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ was laid to rest in Jami’ah Ta’leemat-e-Islamiyyah (present Orangi Degree College near Banaras Chowrangi, Bab-ul-Madinah, Karachi). He رَحْمَۃُاللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہ completed his studies from Madrasah Qadiriyyah Budaun; he was a preacher of Islam, administrator of Madrasah Shams-ul-‘Uloom Budaun, a national leader, Majaaz-e-Tareeqat, the founder of Jami’ah Ta’leemat-e-Islamiyyah and the author of 21 books and booklets. (Tazkirah Akabir-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, pp. 202, 208; Anwaar ‘Ulama-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Sindh, pp. 474 to 478)

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