Those pious personalities who passed away or their ‘Urs is celebrated in Ramadan-ul-Mubarak

Ramadan-ul-Mubarak is the ninth month of the Islamic year. Brief biographies of 14 of those blessed Sahabah, Awliya and ‘Ulama who passed away or their ‘Urs is celebrated in this month were included in Ramadan-ul-Mubarak issue of ‘Mahnamah Faizan-e-Madinah’, 1438 Hijri[1]. Following are the brief biographies of some more blessed personalities:

Blessed Sahabah

1     Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen Sayyiduna ‘Ali-ul-Murtada رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was born in Makkah Mukarramah in the thirtieth or twenty-eighth year after the “incident of elephant”. He is an honourable Sahabi of Rasool, son-in-law of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Imam of east and west, Asadullah, door of knowledge and Haydar-e-Karraar. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ embraced martyrdom on 21st Ramadan 40 Hijri; his blessed shrine is located in Najaf Ashraf (Iraq). (Tareekh-ul-Khulafa, pp. 132; Mirat-ul-Asraar, pp. 18-192)

2     Khatoon-e-Jannat, Sayyidatuna Fatima-tuz-Zahra رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا was born in Makkah Mukarramah, five years before the declaration of Nubuwwah. She passed away in Madinah Munawwarah on 3rd Ramadan 11 Hijri and was laid to rest in Jannat-ul-Baqi’. She رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا is the daughter of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, honourable wife of Sayyiduna ‘Ali رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ, loving mother of Imam Hasan and Imam Husayn رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُمَا and the chief of all women in Paradise. (Zurqaani ‘alal Mawahib, pp. 331, 337; Madarij-un-Nubuwwah, vol. 2, pp. 459-461)

Blessed Awliya

1     The leader of Mu’mineen in the field of Hadees, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin Mubarak Mervazee رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in Merv (Turkmenistan) in 118 Hijri. He passed away on 13th Ramadan 181 Hijri; his blessed shrine is located in Heet (Anbar province), western Iraq. He was Tab’-e-Taabi’i, a student of Imam-e-A’zam, great ‘Aalim, outstanding Muhaddis and one of the honourable blessed Awliya. Kitab-uz-Zuhd war-Raqaaiq [کِتابُ الزُّہدِ وَ الرَّقائِق] is his famous book. (Tabqat Imam Sha’rani, Juz: 1, pp. 84-86; Muhaddis ‘Uzzaam Hayat-o-Khidmaat, pp. 146-153)

2     A famous Majzoob Wali, Sayyiduna Sharafuddin Bu-‘Ali Qalander Chishti رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 652 Hijri in Panipat (Haryana province), India; he passed away in the same locality on 13th Ramadan 724 Hijri. His blessed shrine is the centre of spirituality which is visited by the people from all walks of life. His poetry collection, namely ‘Deewan Bu-‘Ali Qalander’ is available in the published form. (Akhbar-ul-Akhyar, pp. 129; Shan-e-Awliya, pp. 426, 428)

3     Qutb[2] of his era, Sayyiduna Khuwajah Sayyid Naseeruddin Mahmood Charagh-e-Dihlvi Chishti Nizami رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in Faizabad (Oudh, UP), India. He was an ‘Aalim-e-Deen, a Kamil Wali and the Khalifah [person permitted to make Mureeds] of Khuwajah Nizamuddin Awliya. He passed away on 18th Ramadan 757 Hijri; his blessed shrine is located in Basti Charagh Delhi (Delhi, India). (Khazeena-tul-Asfiya, vol. 2, pp. 219-225; Al-Mustafa wal-Murtada, pp. 359, 368; Mirat-ul-Asraar, pp. 858, 866)

4     Qutb of his era, Sayyiduna Meer ‘Abdul Waahid Bilgrami Chishti Nizami رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in Bilgram (Hardoi District, UP), India. He is a famous Wali-e-Kamil. Amongst his remarkable books, ‘Sab’-e-Sanabil’ [سَبعِ سَنابل] has been acknowledged in the blessed court of Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. He passed away on 3rd Ramadan 1017 Hijri; his blessed shrine is located in his birthplace and visited by the people from all walks of life. (Ma-Aasar-ul-Kiraam, pp. 30, 33; Tazkirah ‘Ulama-e-Hind, pp. 329)

5     Ustaz-ul-Asfiya, Sayyiduna Khuwajah Muhammad ‘Ali Makhadwi [مکھڈوی] Chishti Nizami رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1164 Hijri in Batala (Gurdaspur District, eastern Punjab), India. He was an expert in all the fields of Islamic knowledge, a Kamil Sufi and founder of the blessed Khanqah-e-Makhad. He passed away on 29th Ramadan 1253 Hijri; his blessed shrine is located in Makhad (Attock District), Pakistan. (Tazkirah Awliya-e-Pakistan, vol. 2, pp. 174, 177)

Blessed ‘Ulama of Islam

1     Sultan-ul-Fuqaha, Imam Ibn Humaam Kamaluddin Muhammad Hanafi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 790 Hijri in Iskandariyah, Southern Egypt. He was an expert in the fields of Quran and Hadees, Tafseer and Fiqh, ‘Ilm-ul-Kalam, etc.; he was also a Kamil Sufi. He was one of those ‘Ulama who give Tarjeeh [i.e. preference to one of many opinions in a same Shar’i matter] and was also one of the great Hanafi ‘Ulama. He became famous worldwide because of his commentary, namely ‘Fath-ul-Qadeer’, on the blessed book ‘Hidayah’. He passed away on 7th Ramadan 861 Hijri; his blessed shrine is located in Qarafa, Qahira [Cairo], Egypt. (Al-A’laam liz-Zarkali, vol. 6, pp. 255; Al-Fawaaid-ul-Baheeh, pp. 235, 237; Al-Badr-ut-Taali’, vol. 1, pp. 201, 202)

2     Shaykh-ul-Hanafiyyah, Sayyiduna ‘Allamah Mufti Khayruddin Bin Ahmad Ayyubi Ramalli Hanafi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in Ramadan 993 Hijri in Ramallah, Palestine. He completed his education from Jami’a-tul-Azhar [Al-Azhar University]. He is Khatima-tul-Fuqaha [خاتمۃ الفقہاء] and the author of ‘Fatawa Khayriyah’. He passed away on 27th Ramadan 1081 Hijri; his blessed shrine is located in Mahallah Baashqurdi, Ramallah, Palestine. (Khulasa-tul-Asar, vol. 2, pp. 134, 139)

3     Sayyiduna Maulana Rahmatullah Kayranavi Muhajir Makki رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in Jumadal Awwal 1233 Hijri in Mahallah Darbar-e-Kilan Kairana (Muzaffar Nagar District, UP), India. He is Fakhr-ul-‘Ulama, Shaykh-ul-Asfiya, Muballigh-e-Islam, founder of Madrasah Sawlatiyah in Makkah Mukarramah and also the author of ‘Izhar-ul-Haq’. He passed away on 22nd Ramadan 1308 Hijri and was laid to rest in Jannat-ul-Ma’la. (Imam Ahmad Raza Muhaddis Baraylvi aur ‘Ulama Makkah Mukarramah, pp. 27; Tajalliyat Muhar-e-Anwar, pp. 318, 319; Muballigh-e-Islam Maulana Rahmatullah Kayranavi, pp. 20)

4     Zaheer-ul-Islam, Sayyiduna ‘Allamah Hakeem Muhammad Zaheer Ahsan Siddeeqi Naymwee Naqshbandi Hanafi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1278 Hijri in Mauda’ Salehpur (near Bihar Shareef, Patna District, Bihar Province), India. He passed away on 17th Ramadan 1322 Hijri in the city of Patna and was laid to rest in Mauda’ Naymee (Patna District, Bihar Province). He was a physician, a great poet and writer, great ‘Aalim and honourable Muhaddis, expert in all the fields of Islamic knowledge and the author of many books. The Hadees book he had authored, namely ‘Aasaar-us-Sunan’ is famous worldwide. (Aasaar-us-Sunan, pp. 281)

5     Hakeem-ul-Ummat, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1324 Hijri in Mahallah Awjhiyani, Budaun (UP, India). He passed away on 3rd Ramadan 1391 Hijri; his blessed shrine is located in Gujrat (Punjab, Pakistan). He was a Mufassir-e-Quran [Quranic exegete], Shaarih [commentator] of Mishkat, Ustaz-ul-‘Ulama, author of many books and one of the great ‘Ulama of Ahl-us-Sunnah. (Tazkirah Akabir Ahl-e-Sunnat, pp. 55-58)

6     Khalifah of Mufti-e-A’zam Hind, Sayyiduna Maulana Badruddin Ahmad Razavi Misbahi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was most probably born in 1348 Hijri in Gorakhpur District (UP, India). He completed his education from Jami’a-tul-Ashrafiyah. He was a great Mufti [Islamic jurist], Ustaz-ul-‘Ulama and the author of 18 books. He passed away on 7th Ramadan in Barhya, Basti District. (Mufti-e-A’zam Hind aur In kay Khulafa, pp. 235-240; Fayz-ul-Adab, pp. 3 – published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah)

7     Ustaz-ul-Fuqaha, Sayyiduna ‘Allamah Mufti Qadi ‘Abdur Raheem Bastawee رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1354 Hijri in Basti District, UP (India). He passed away on 4th Ramadan 1431 Hijri in Bareilly. He was the Khalifah of Mufti-e-A’zam Hind, a Mufti of Markazi Dar-ul-Ifta of Bareilly, Ustaz-ul-‘Ulama, a good writer and one of the great ‘Ulama of Ahl-us-Sunnah. He wrote Fatawa [Islamic verdicts] for 52 years and many of his Fatawa have been published in ‘Fatawa Bareilly’. (Mahnamah Ma’arif-e-Raza, October 2010, pp. 6, 51-54)



[1] (1) Sayyiduna Saree Saqati   (2) Sayyiduna Shah Aal-e-Muhammad Marehravi (3) Sayyiduna Imam ‘Ali Raza (4) Sayyiduna Imam Yusuf Bin Isma’eel Nabhaani (5) Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman Bin ‘Ali Jawzi (6) ‘Allamah Fayz Ahmad Owaysi (7) Shams-ul-Aimmah, Qadi Khan Hasan Aoozjandi (8) Muhaddis-e-Kabeer, Ibn Majah Qazweeni (9) Mufti Muhammad Khaleel Khan Barakati (10) Maulana Hasan Raza Khan (11) Maulana Rehan Raza Khan (12) Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Ahmad Bisalpuri (13) Maulana Sayyid Hidayat Rasool Lakhnavi (14) Maulana Sayyid Ayyub ‘Ali Razavi رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی.

[2] A Wali who has a ‘special rank of Awliya’.

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