Remember you pious predecessors

Blessed Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Forty-three blessed companions, Islamic scholars and Awliya (pious saints) whose death anniversary [i.e. ‘Urs] is marked in this month were mentioned briefly in the monthly magazine ‘Faizan­-e-Madinah’, the issues published in 1438 AH, 1439 AH and 1440 AH. Read about further fourteen pious predecessors:

Blessed companions رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهُم

1.   A glorious Badri blessed companion, Sayyiduna Abu Saeed Rafi’ Bin Mualla Khazraji رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ belonged to Ansari tribe ‘Banu Zuraiq’. He رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ took part in the Battle of Badr and was martyred on 17th Ramadan, 2 AH.

2.   Blessed companion, Sayyiduna Abu Amr Safwan Bin Baida Qarshi Fehri رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ had the privilege to be amongst اَلسَّابِقُوْنَ الْاَوَّلُوْن. He رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ took part in all Ghazwat and also migrated to Madinah. Sayyiduna Abu Amr Safwan رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ departed this life in the blessed month of Ramadan 38 AH.

Blessed saintsرَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـه

3.   Sayyidatuna Nafisa Sughra رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْها was the daughter of Sayyiduna Hasan Anwar Bin Zayd Ablaj رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْهِمَا, the blessed grandson of Sayyiduna Imam Hasan رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ.  She was born in Makkah in 145 AH and passed away in Cairo, Egypt. She رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْها was Hafizah, Muhaddisah and ascetic Waliyyah (female pious saint). Sayyiduna Imam Shaafi’i رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه gained knowledge from her and narrated Ahadees from her too.

4.   Sayyiduna Khuwajah Najeebuddin Mutawakkil Chishti, the blessed brother of Baba Ganj-e-Shakar رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in Multan and رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه passed away on 7th Ramadan 671 AH in Delhi.

5.   Nabeera-e-Khuwajah Ahrar, Khuwajah Abdush Shaheed Naqshbandi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born around about in 893 AH and رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه passed away on 8th Ramadan, 986 AH in Samarqand (Uzbekistan). He was laid to rest in the same city. He was a great Islamic scholar, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat and a learned personage.

6.   Qutb-e-Zamanah, Miraan Shah Bhikh [میراں شاہ بھیکھ], Sayyid Muhammad Sa’eed Tirmizi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in India and he رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه passed away on 5th Ramadan, 1131 AH. His sacred shrine is situated in Sirhind, India. He was a great sheikh of Chishtiyyah Sabiriyyah Sufi order, incredible mystic poet and well-versed in three languages (Arabic, Persian and Hindi). 

Blessed Islamic scholars

7.   Taba Taabi’i Sayyiduna Hammad Bin Zayd Basri رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in Basra, Iraq in 98 AH and رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه passed away on 19th Ramadan, 179 AH in Iraq. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was the Haafiz (one who has memorized Quran) of four thousand Ahadees, authentic narrator and honourable teacher of Muhaddiseen. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه gained knowledge from Sayyid-ud-Tabaeen, ‘Sayyiduna Ayyub Sukhtiyani رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه’.

8.   Mufti-e-Islam, Allamah Hasan Bin Ammar Sharunbulali [شَرُنْبُلالی] رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in Egypt in 994 AH and departed this life on 11th Ramadan, 1069 AH in Cairo, Egypt. He was a Haafiz-e-Quran, honourable teacher of Jami’a-tul-Azhar, Hanafi Fiqh jurisprudent and the author of many books.

9.   Great preacher of Islam, Al-Haj, Umar Bin Saeed Taal Foti رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in Senegal, Africa in 1223 AH and رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was martyred on 4th Ramadan 1280 AH. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was a Haafiz-e-Quran, Maliki Islamic scholar, mystic poet, author of books and Tajani Shaykh-e-Tareeqat.

10.   Shaykh Muhammad Zahid Bin Umar Madani Hanafi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in 1275 AH in Madinah and he رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه passed away on 27th Ramadan, 1348 AH. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was Haafiz-e-Quran, Islamic scholar, ascetic and pious honourable Imam and Khateeb of Masjid-e-Nabawi, honourable teacher of teachers and Rukn-e-Majlis Taziraat Shari’ah.

11.   The great preacher of Islam, Suhail-e-Hind Sayyiduna Maulana Ghulam Qutb-ud-din Ashrafi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in India and he passed away on 18th Ramadan, 1350 AH in India. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was a great Muslim preacher and well-versed in Urdu and Sanskrit. Many non-Muslims embraced Islam by virtue of his efforts.

12.   Fakhr-ul-Islam, Maulana Habib-ur-Rahman Kanpuri Qaadiri رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in Kanpur in an educated family and he passed away on 20th Ramadan, 1366 AH. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was a highly-acclaimed Islamic scholar.

13.   Hujjat-ul-Islam, Shaykh-ul-Hadees Allamah Abdul Mustafa Azmi Naqshbandi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in India in 1333 AH and passed away on 5th Ramadan, 1406 AH. He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was a highly-talented student of Muhaddis-e-A’zam, Sadr-ush-Shari’ah Allamah Mufti Muhammad Amjad Ali A’zami رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه. Allamah Abdul Mustafa A’zami رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was a practising Islamic scholar, excellent sermoniser and teacher, honourable teacher and the author of many books. ‘Seerat-e-Mustafa’ (Biography of Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم) and Ajaaib-ul-Quran (Wonders of Quran) are the remarkable literary works produced by him.

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