Shawwal-ul-Mukarram-1441 Is The Tenth Month Of The Islamic Calender

Shawwal-ul-Mukarram is the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. Forty-five blessed companions, Awliya (pious saints), and Islamic scholars whose day of demise [i.e. ‘Urs] is marked in this month were briefly mentioned in the issues of ‘Monthly Faizan-e-Madinah’ from 1438 AH to 1440 AH. Read about thirteen more.

Blessed companions عَـلَيْهِمُ الرِّضْوَان

1.   Sayyiduna Abu Aamir Ubaid Bin Sulaym Ash’ari رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ was a paternal uncle of a famous companion Sayyiduna Abu Musa Ash’ari رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ. He was one of the companions who first embraced Islam. He was blind in his early age, but Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ blessed him with the eyesight later on. He migrated to Habshah first and then Madinah Munawwarah. In the battle of Hunayn (on 10th of Shawwal 8 AH), the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم tied the Liwa (flag) for him and sent him towards the enemies. He رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ took part in the battle with great bravery and finally was martyred in the same battle. The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم made Du’a: اَللّٰھُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِاَبِی عَامِرٍ وَاجْعَلْہُ مِنْ اَعْلٰی اُمَّتِی فِی الْجَنَّۃِ. (O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Forgive Abu Aamir and include him amongst the high category of my Ummah in Paradise.) (Tabqat Ibn-e-Sa’d, vol. 2, pp. 115, Isaabah vol. 7, pp. 210)

2.   Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Abu Bakr رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُمَا Tameemi Qarashi was born in Makkah. He and Sayyidatuna Asma Bint-e-Abu Bakr رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُم were born to the same mother. He became Muslim in the early days of Islam and had the privilege to migrate to Madinah. After suffering an injury in the Battle of Taif, he recovered, but then the wound opened up and caused him to embrace martyrdom in Shawwal 11 AH. (Usud-ul-Ghaabah, vol. 3, pp. 305)

Blessed Awliya (pious saints)

3.   Peer Turkistan Hadrat Khuwajah Hafiz Ahmad Yaswi Alawi Hanafi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born at the end of the fifth century in Seram, South Kazakhstan. He passed away on 27 Shawwal 562 AH. His shrine is in Yassa (near Turkistan), South Kazakhstan. He was a disciple and the successor of Khawja Yusuf Hamdani رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه, a writer of a great poetic collection and Sufi poet, the preacher of Islam and the founder of Yaswiyyah order. He was an influential personage of Turks. (Urdu Dairah Ma’arif-e-Islmaiyyah, vol. 2, pp. 157, 158, Mirat-ul-Asrar, pp. 533, Wafiyat-ul-Akhyar, pp. 16)

4.   Sayyiduna Abu Nasr Muhammad Jeelani رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه gained Islamic knowledge from his father Sayyiduna Abu Saalih Nasr Bin Sayyid Abdur Razzaq Jilaani رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه and from other Islamic scholars. He was a Ghaus-e-A’zam lookalike to a great extent, an Islamic scholar, pious, and a teacher of Bab-ul-Azaj Madrasah. He passed away on 12th Shawwal 656 AH and was buried in Madrasah Bab-ul-Azaj. (Ithaf-ul-Akabir, pp. 396)

5.   Sayyiduna Maulana Shaykh Isa Jundullah Siddeeqi Qaadiri رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in Achalpur (district Amravati, Maharashtra), India in 962 AH and passed away in Mahallah Sindh-Purah Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh), India on 14 Shawwal 1031 AH. His shrine is the place visited by everyone. He was a Hafiz of Quran, Islamic scholar, author of more than 13 books and booklets, and the spiritual leader of Qaadiriyyah Shattariyah Sufi order. (Burhan-Pur kay Sindhi Awliya, pp. 82 to 115)

6.   Allamah Peer Sayyid Adam Khan Banori Mashwani رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in town Hudah (near Sarhind Shareef, Patiala) India in 997 AH and passed away on 13th Shawwal 1053 AH in Madinah Munawwarah. He was buried in Jannat-ul-Baqi’. He was a saint by birth, filled with ‘Ilm-e-Ladunni, enthusiastic about calling towards righteousness, a saint with a saintly miracle, the founder of Khanqah-e-Naqshbandiyyah Banor (near Chandigarh India), and one of the great successors of Sayyiduna Mujaddid Alf-e-Sani رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه. (Sawanih Hayat Sayyid Adam Banori, pp. 31 to 103)

7.   Sayyid Abu Turaab Husaini Qaadiri Shattari رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in Shiraz, Iran and passed away on 14th Shawwal 1071 AH in Lahore. His shrine is situated in (Railway Colony, Garhi Shahu) Lahore. He was a disciple and the successor of Sayyiduna Allamah Shah Wajeehuddin Gujrati رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه. He was a perfect saint with a saintly miracle, and had the manner of Majzoob and Qalandar. (Tazkirah Awliya-e-Lahore, pp. 231 to 234)

8.   Peer Shah Miyan Ghulam Muhammad Peshawari Sarhindi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in 1101 AH into an educated and Sufi Mujaddidi family of Peshawar and also passed away there on 1st Shawwal 1175 AH. His shrine is situated in Bagh Asadullah Khan Railway Road, Peshawar. He was a practicing ‘Islamic scholar, Jami’ Shara’it, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat and the successor of Khanqah-e-Mujaddidiyyah Peshawar. (Tazkirah Ulama-o-Masha’ikh Sarhad, vol. 1, pp. 101 to 103)

Islamic scholars رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ 

9.   Shaykh-ul-Islam Sayyiduna Allamah Shaykh Abu Hamid Ahmad Isfrayeeni Shaafi’i رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in Isfrayin (near Nishapur, Khurasan), Iran in 344 AH, and passed away on 19th Shawwal 406 AH in Baghdad. His shrine is situated in Bab-e-Harb. He was a great Mufti of Fiqh Shaafi’i, an Islamic scholar, Munazir, an author of many books, Siqah Raawi (reliable narrator) of Hadees, a teacher of Islamic scholars, pious and ascetic, and the reviver of Islam of the fourth century. (Wafayat-ul-A’yaan, vol. 1, pp. 94)

10.   Maulana Mufti Shah Muhammad Ruknuddin Alwari رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in Moza’ Kherla (Z’a Gurganoa near Delhi, India) and passed away on 21st Shawwal 1355 AH in Alwar (Rajasthan, India). His shrine is also situated there. He was a Faqih (an Islamic jurist), an Islamic scholar, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat of the Naqshbandiyyah order and a writer of books. It is he who has authored Rukn-ud-Deen. He benefited from A’la Hadrat Imam Ahmad Raza رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه by by asking questions by post. (Jahan-e-Imam Ahmad Raza, vol. 5, pp. 386 to 390)

11.   Maulana Fareed-ud-Deen Hashimi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in 1324 AH in Bhuyigarh (Tehsil Hasan Abdaal, district Attock, Punjab) into an educated family and also passed away there on 2nd Shawwal 1392 AH. He was a student of Maulana Mushaq Ahmad Kanpuri رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه and the class fellow of Hakeem-ul-Ummat Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـه, a great Islamic scholar and an expert teacher. (Allamah Qadi Abdul-Haq Hashimi aur Tareekh-e-Ulama-e-Bhoi-Gaar, pp. 131)

12.   Allamah Sayyid Ahmad Sa’eed Kaazimi Chishti Qaadiri رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in 1331 AH in Mahallah Katoti Amroha (district Moradabad UP), India. He was a Shaykh-ul-Hadees, a teacher of Islamic scholars, the founder of Jami’ah Islamiyyah Arabiyyah Anwar-ul-Uloom, an excellent Khateeb, an author of books, a religious and national leader, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat and one of the great leaders of Ahl-e-Sunnat. He passed away on 26th Ramadan 1406 AH. His annual ‘Urs takes place on 4 and 5 Shawwal. His shrine is situated in Eid-Gah Madina-tul-Awliya Multan. (Faizan-e-Allamah Kaazimi, pp. 3 to 60)

13.   The son of Qutb-e-Madinah, Sayyiduna Maulana Hafiz Fazl-ur-Rahman Qaadiri رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in 1344 AH in Mahallah Bab-us-Salaam Zaqaq-quz-Zarandi, Madinah Munawwarah and passed away on 27th Shawwal 1423 AH. He was buried in Jannat-ul-Baqi’. He was an Islamic scholar, an excellent reciter of Quran, and a Shaykh-e-Tareeqat. Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Allamah Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ received Khilafat from him for many spiritual orders. (Sayyid Ziya-ud-Deen Ahmad Al-Qaadiri, vol. 2, pp. 406 to 417, Anwar-e-Qutb-e-Madinah, pp. 576, Ta’aruf Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, pp. 73)





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