Rabi'-ul-Aakhir is the Fourth of the Islamic Year

Our pious predecessors

Abu Majid Muhammad Shahid Attari Madani

Rabi’ Al-Aakhir is the fourth month of the Islamic year. 45 honourable companions, venerable saints and scholars of Islam who passed away in this month were briefly mentioned in the Rabi’ Al-Aakhir editions of the Monthly Magazine Faizan-e-Madinah for the years 1439 AH to 1441 AH. Below is mention of an additional 12 blessed personalities:

Honourable Companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُم

Martyrs of the Sariyyah[1] of Muhammad Bin Maslamah: On the 6th of Rabi’ Al-Aakhir 6 AH, the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم dispatched Muhammad Bin Maslamah رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ along with ten companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُم to Zul-Qussa (an area located 24 miles from Madinah) in order to quell the tribes of Bani Mu’awiyah, Bani ‘Awaal and Bani Sa’labah. The majority of the companions who took part in this Sariyyah were martyred. (Maghaazi Al-Waaqidi, part 2, p. 551; Zurqaani ala Al-Mawahib, vol. 3, p. 121)

Venerable Saints and Spiritual Guides رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـه

1.   The Shaykh of a spiritual order, Sayyid Sikandar Tirmizi Mangalore رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه stayed in the service of Sayyiduna Makhdoom Jahanian Jahan Gasht Suharwardi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه from a young age. After attaining expertise in the knowledge of Shari’ah and Sufism, he was granted Khilafah. He served in the army of Sultan Feroz Shah and built a Masjid and Suharwardi Zawiyah in Makhdoom Pur (Mangalore, Karnataka, India). He passed away on 10th Rabi’ Al-Aakhir, 825 AH. (Tazkirah Al-Ansaab, pp. 208-210)

2.   Baala Peer Shaykh Abdul Kabeer Bin Shaykh Abdul Qudoos Chishti Sabiri رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was a saint and the son of a saint. He was a disciple and Khalifah of his father and was a man of saintly miracles. He passed away on 26th Rabi’ Al-Aakhir 947 AH, and his shrine is in Delhi, India. (encyclopedia Awliya-e-Karam, vol. 3, p. 80)

3.   The grandfather of the family of ‘Attas Al-Akbar, Sayyiduna Habib Umar Bin Abdul Rahman Ratib Al-‘Attas Ba’alawi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was born in 992 AH in the area of Al-Lisk (Eenaat), Yemen. He passed away in Nafhun (Hareeda) on the 23rd of Rabi’ Al-Aakhir, 1072 AH. Here, his shrine is a focal point for people. He was a hafiz of the Quran, a scholar of the religion, a reformer of the Ummah, and a teacher and Shaykh of many scholars and spiritual guides. (Rehlat Al-Ashwaaq Al-Qaweyyata ila Mawatin Al-Sadah Alawiyyah, pp. 109-112)

4.   A distinguished ancestor of the saints of Bijapur and Aurangabad, Sayyiduna Maulana Qadi Abu Al-Hasan Siddeeqi Gujarati رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was an outstanding scholar, a true saint and the Qadi of the army of the Mughal emperor: Aurangzeb Alamgir. He passed away on 11th Rabi’ Al-Aakhir, 1097 AH, and his shrine is in Mahalla Ghazipur, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India. (Tazkirah Al-Ansaab, p. 59)

5.   Daryaa’e Peer Sayyid Ali Asghar Shah Jeelani رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was born in the 12th Islamic century, and he passed away on 28th Rabi’ Al-Aakhir, 1200 AH, in the Sindh River. His shrine, which is located in Dargah Noora’ee Shareef (Tando Muhammad Khan, Sindh), is a place where Du’as are accepted. He was a scion of the Ghausiyyah Razzaqiyah family, a saint who manifested saintly miracles and a man who strived greatly [in the path of Allah Almighty]. (Tazkirah Awliya-e-Sindh, p. 237)

6.   The Shaykh of spiritual order, Peer Sayyid Wahid Ali Shah Qadiri Chishti رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was born into the family of Shah Wilayat Amrohi in Muradabad. His education took place in Alwar. He was a scholar of the religion, a Shaykh of a spiritual order and a great spiritual individual. He passed away on 11th Rabi’ Al-Aakhir, 1366 AH in Karachi. His shrine is in Bargah Wahidiyyah (Sakhi Hasan Chowrangi, North Nazimabad) Karachi. (Allah Walay, Kulliyat-e-Manaqib, p. 689)

Scholars of Islam رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـه

7.   Shaykh Al-Islam, Sayyiduna Abu Al-Waleed Hishaam Bin Abdul Malik Baahili Basri رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was born in 133 AH and passed away in Rabi’ Al-Aakhir 238 AH. He was a student of Tab Tabi’ee, Sayyiduna Shu’bah Bin Hajjaj. Furthermore, he was a trustworthy narrator of Hadees, the imam of his era, a jurist (Faqeeh) and scholar of Hadees, a teacher of the scholars of Hadees and from amongst the most intelligent people. (Tabqat Ibn-e-Sa’d, vol. 7, p. 227; Tareekh Al-Islam, vol. 16, pp. 437-449)

8.   The Imam of Hadees, Sayyiduna Taqi-ud-Deen, Abu ‘Amr Usman Kurdi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was born in Shahrizor, Kurdistan, Iraq in 577 AH, and passed away on 25th Rabi’ Al-Aakhir 643 AH in Damascus. He was buried in Sufiya Cemetery outside Bab Al-Nasr. He was a grand scholar in the sciences of Quranic Exegesis, Hadees, Fiqh and Asma-ur-Rijaal (narrator biographies). He was a teacher in many madrasas of Damascus. Of his 12 works, his book titled ‘Muqaddamah Ibn Al-Salah fi Uloom Al-Hadees’ gained great recognition amongst the scholars. (Wafayaat Al-Ayaan, vol. 3, p. 212; Shazaraat Al-Zahab, vol. 5, p. 343)

9.   The Khateeb of Damascus, Sayyiduna Imam Ahmad Bin Abu Bakr Roomi Kharbeeri passed away on 14 Rabi’ Al-Aakhir, 719 AH. He was a prominent Hanafi scholar, a teacher of scholars and a grand Shaykh. (Al Jawahir Al-Mudiyyah, vol. 1, p. 62)

10.   Qutb Al-Millat wa Al-Deen, Sayyiduna Allamah Maulana Hakeem Khuwajah Muhammad Qutb Al-Deen Jhangwi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was born in the area of Pir Kot Sadhana, Jhang, and passed away on 25th Rabi’ Al-Aakhir, 1379 AH. His shrine is in Qutb Abad Chak, 232 Jutiyaanwala, Jhang. He was a great scholar of the religion, a skilled physician, an amalgamation of fundamental and peripheral knowledge, a debater for the Ahl-us-Sunnah, an author of books, disciple and Khalifah of Ameer al-Millat and a teacher of scholars. His successor was the founder of Jami’ah Qutubiyyah Razawiyyah, Allamah Muhammad Abdul Rasheed Jhangwi. (Tazkirah Akabir Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan, p. 401)

11.   A scholar of Hadees and Quranic Exegesis, ‘Allamah Maulana Mufti Abdul Hameed Qadiri رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was born in 1319 AH in the region of Anwala (Bareilly, UP), India, and he passed away on 2nd Rabi’ Al-Aakhir, 1393 AH in Nawabshah (Sindh), Pakistan. He was a hafiz of the Quran, a great Islamic scholar, a graduate of Bareilly Shareef, a good orator and teacher, and the Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Nawabshah. (Tazkirah Akabir Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan, p. 215)

12.   A teacher of scholars, Maulana Mufti Muhammad Nu’man Ghor Ghushti رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه was born in 1332 AH in the district of Dheri Saraa (Ghorghushti, Attock) into a learned family. It is here that he passed away on 5th Rabi’ Al-Aakhir, 1436 AH. He was an erudite scholar, a Mufti of Islam and a scholar of Hadees. (Tazkirah Ulama Ahl-e-Sunnat, Attock, pp. 294-296)

[1] Battle in which the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم did not participate himself but sent a companion as chief instead




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