Those Islamic personalities whose day of demise or Urs is marked in Jumadal-Oola

Jumadal Oola is the fifth month of the Islamic calendar. Of those companions of the prophet, scholars of Islam and blessed Awliya who passed away in this month, 48 of them had been briefly mentioned in the Faizan-e-Madinah monthly Magazine for Jumadal Oola 1438 AH till 1440 AH. Here is the introduction of a further 12.

Companions of the Prophet عَلَیْھِمُ الرِّضْوَان

1    Sayyiduna Abu Mutee’, Hishaam Bin ‘Aas Sahmi Qarshi رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ was born in a wealthy family of Makkah Mukarramah. He embraced Islam in the beginning days of Islam, he migrated to Ethiopia and Madinah Munawwarah, took part in all Ghazawaat after the Ghazwah of Khandaq. He was very pious and brave. He was martyred, after fighting with bravery, in Jumadal Oola, 13 AH in the battle of Ajnadayn (currently Al-Khaleel province, Palestine). (Al-Muntazim, vol. 4, pp. 158)

2    Sayyiduna Sa’eed Bin ‘Aamir Jumahi Qarshi رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ is among the greatest group of blessed companions, he was famous in asceticism and piety, He, after being impressed with Sayyiduna Khubayb Bin ‘Adi’s رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ steadfastness and martyrdom, accepted Islam before the Ghazwah of Khaybar and migrated to Madinah-tul-Munawwarah. He took part in the Ghazwah of Khaybar and all other Ghazwaat after it. Leader of the believers [Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen], Sayyiduna Umar رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ made him the governor of Hims. While being designated in the same position [governorship], He passed away in Jumadal Oola, 20 AH in Hims or Qaysariyah or Raqqah (Syria). (Al-Isabah, vol. 3, pp. 92 to 94, Asad-ul-Ghabah, vol. 2, pp. 462, 463)

Pious Saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـه Blessed Awliya

3    The leading Shaykh [Shaykh-ul-Masha’ikh] Najmuddin Kubra Ahmad Bin ‘Umar Muhaddis Khuwarizmi Shafi’i رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه was born in 540 AH in Khiwah (province of Khwarazm) Uzbekistan and was martyred in Jumadal Oola 618 AH. His shrine Aurganj (Dash Aghwaz Province) is located in Northern Uzbekistan. He was an embodiment of Shari’ah and Tareeqah, a great scholar, a great Wali, founder of the spiritual chain of Kibrawiyyah and the author of many books. His memorable books include Tafseer-e-Quran At-Tawilaat-un-Najmiyyah, Sakanaat-us-Saliheen, Fawa’ih-ul-Jamal wa Fawatih-ul-Jalal and Tawali’-ul-Tanweer.(At-Tawilaat-un-Najmiyyah, vol. 1 ,pp. 43, 52 -Mirat-ul-Asraar, pp. 613, 620, Urdu Dairah Ma’arif-e-Islamiyyah, vol. 22, pp. 148 to 150)

4    Sayyiduna Khuwajah Saifuddeen Sirhandi Mujaddadi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in Sirhind (Haryana district) India in 1049 AH. He was the grandson of Mujaddid Alf-e-Sani رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه, an expert in the outer and inner sciences, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat of the chain of Naqshbandiyyah Mujadiddiyyah and Spiritual guide of the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb ‘Aalamgir’s son Muhammad A’zam. He passed away on 19th Jumadal Oola, 1095 AH. His shrine is situated in his birth place.  (Tareekh Masha’ikh Naqshbandiyyah, pp. 611-627)

5    The pure guide, Khuwajah Muhammad Naamdar Shah Nathiyalvi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in the beginning of the 13th century in Karneen Taal (Area of Ghappi, Peshawar) and passed away on 7th Jumadal Oola, 1259 AH in Nathyal (Fateh Jang tehsil, Attock district). He was honoured to take Bay’at and receive Khilafat from the founder of Khanqah-e-Naqshbandiyyah, Chura Sharif, Bawaji Khuwajah Noor Muhammad Chorahi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه. He was a practicing scholar, a true guide and Marja-e-Awliya? Through his blessings, many Khanqahs were established such as Khanqah Ropar Sharif, Bawli Sharif and Alu Mahar Sharif. (Tazkira Masha’ikh, pp. 334, to 360)

6    Shaykh-ut-Tareeqah, Maulana Sayyid Tahir Ashraf Dehilvi Ashrafi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in 1307 AH in Delhi and passed away on 17th Jumadal Awwal, 1381 AH in Karachi. He was a Son of the Ghausiyyah Ashrafiyyah family, an Islamic scholar and Shaykh-ut-Tareeqah and founder of Khanqah-e-Ashrafiyyah Firdaus Colony, Karachi. He was the successor of Shabeeh-e-Ghaus-e-A’zam Shah Syed Ali Hussain Ashraf Jeelani Kichochawi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه. (Hayat Makhdoom Awliya, pp. 333)

7    Sultan-ul-Awliya, Khuwajah Sufi Muhammad Hasan Shah Jahangeeri Abu-al-O’laai رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in 1298 AH in Bhainsori (Malik tehsil, Rampur district, UP, India) and passed away in the same place on 6th Jumadal Awwal, 1379 AH. His shrine is often visited by people. He was a famous and perfect Wali who remained in the company of Islamic scholars and Sufis and had been honoured to behold A’la Hadrat Imam Ahmad Raza رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه. (Ma’arif-e-Raza Salnamah, 2006, pp. 217-218)

SCHOLARS OF ISLAM

8    The famous Imam ‘Imam Ibrahim Bin Yusuf Balkhi Hanafi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه’ belongs to Balkh (Khorasan). He learned from Imam Abu Yusuf رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه for a long time until he became an Islamic mufti. After this, he focused on the science of Hadees and heard Ahadees from the great Muhaddis [Master of Ahadees], Imam Sufyan Bin Uyaynah رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه. He is known to be from amongst the authentic narrators. He passed away in Jumadal Awwal, 239 AH in Baghdad. (Al-Jawahir-ul-Maziyyah, vol. 1, pp. 51, 52, Raqm 61)

9    Imam Abul Abbas, Ja’far Bin Muhammad Mustaghfiri Hanafi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in 350 AH in a scholarly family and passed away on 29th or 30th Jumadal Oola, 432 AH in Nasf. He was a great Faqeeh, graduate of the era, Authentic Muhaddis, teacher of the scholars, Khateeb-e-Nasf and Sahib-e-Tasaneef?. For a long time, he remained busy spreading Islamic education in Merw and Sarkhas cities of Khorasan and a large number of Islamic scholars benefitted from him. (Al-Fawa’id-ul-Bahiyyah, pp. 74, Raqm 104)

10  Badr-ul-Millat wa Deen, Shaykh Abu Abdullah Muhammad Bin Ibrahim Bin Sa’dullah Bin Jama’at Kanani Hamavi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in 639 AH, Hama, Syria in a scholarly family and passed away on 20th Jumadal Oola, 733 AH in Egypt. He was buried near [the blessed grave of] Imam Shafi’i رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه. He was a famous and an influential Islamic scholar, Shaykh ul Islam, Chief justice, Khateeb in Jami’ Masjid Umawi, Jami’ Masjid Aqsa and Jami’ Masjid Azhar. He was Sufi, teacher of the scholars and Muhaddisin and author of books. Among his 35 books, Al-Munhal-ul-Rawi and Tadbeer-ul-Ahkam are included. (Shazrat-uz-Zahab, vol. 6, pp. 273, 274, Mu’jam-ul-Mu’allifeen, vol. 3, pp. 30)

11  Munazir-e-Islam, Maulana Hafiz Waliullah Kashmiri رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in 1250 AH in Kashmir valley and migrated to Lahore at a young age. Suffering from smallpox, his eyesight weakened. Even whilst blind, he succeeded in memorizing the Quran and Murawajjah Islamic education. At first, He was appointed as the vice-preacher/Salah leader/naib Khateeb of Badshahi Masjid and, later on, appointed as preacher/Salah leader/Khateeb of Wazir Khan Masjid. His speech used to be full of proofs and was effective. He was an expert in giving proofs for the truthfulness of Islam. He engaged in various religious debates with non-Muslims and remained successful in those [debates].

Among his many authored books, ‘Mubahisa-e-Deeni’, ‘Tasdeeq-ul-Masih’ are memorable. He passed away on 24th Jumadal Oola, 1296 AH in Lahore. His shrine is situated in the portion of Shah Abul Ma’ali (near Lahore Railway station). (Tazkira Akabir Ahl-e-Sunnat, pp. 567, Tazkira-e-Ulama Ahl-e-Sunnat-o-Jama’at Lahore, pp. 160)

Devotee of Madinah, Maulana Ali Hussain Muhajir Madani رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه was born in Bhopal in 1312 AH and passed away on 12 Jumadal Oola, 1374 AH in Madina-tul-Munawwarah. He was buried in Jannat-ul-Baqi’. He learned the outer and inner Islamic sciences from Arab and non-Arab scholars and Masha’ikh, including Imam Badr-ud-Deen Hasani Dimashqi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه. He was able to write and deliver a speech in Arabic, Urdu and Persian with clarity and eloquence. He authored many books and would recite poetry [in praise of Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم]. He would punctually organise gatherings for Milad Sharif, Giyarveen Sharif and Urs for other pious predecessors. (Shu’ra-e-Hijaz, pp. 333-338)

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