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Biographies of the Pious (Akaabir)

Ml. Shah Abdul Qadir Raipuri


Monday, 15 October 2007 18:28

Every Shaikh of Tariqat envies a disciple like him
Very rarely Allah blesses humanity with people like him


The life of Hazrat Maulana Abdul Qadir Saheb Raipuri (Nawwarallahu Marqadahu) yields many precious lessons for the Muslim Ummah. Some insight into his life can be gained through reading Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi’s “Savanih-e-Maulana Abdul Qadir Raipuri”. Hazrat Raipuri’s life can be looked at in three different stages: First, his childhood and education. Second, his search for Shaikh-e-Kaamil and acquiring training from him. Third, after the demise of his Shaikh, how he benefited thousands with the nur of Ma’arifate Ilahi (Divine recognition) of Allah.

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Ml. Muhammad Yusuf Khandhlawi


Monday, 15 October 2007 18:27

Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf Al-Kandhlawi was born on 25 Jumada I, 1335 H, corresponding to 20 March 1917 at Kandahla in India. His family was well-known for its Islamic scholarship and total devotion. His father, Sheikh Muhammad Ilyas Al-Kandhlawi (d. 1943), played an important role in the reform movement led by two scholars, Ahmad ibn Irfan and Muhammad Ismaeel, both of whom were to be martyrs. The reform movement aimed to remove all deviation from people's beliefs and return them to the pure Islamic faith. Several scholars in his family studied under Sheikh Abd Al-Azeez ibn Ahmad ibn Abd Al-Raheem Al-Dahlawi, a highly reputable scholar of Hadith. Indeed the family produced a long line of famous scholars who were devoted to the study of Hadith and Fiqh, as well as other Islamic studies.

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Ml. Abdul Hayy Lakhnawi


Monday, 15 October 2007 18:26

Source:An Nasihah – February 2003

He was born in Banda, India, on Tuesday 26 Zul Qada 1264 A.H, author of many famous works and a great scholar of his time. He was a descendant Sayyidina Abu Ayyub Ansari (R.A). His predecessors emigrated from Madinah Munawwarah to Hirat, then to Lahore, Delhi and finally to Sihala and Firangi Mahal near Lucknow. Pious and noble scholars always inhabited this locality.

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Ml. Muhammad Ibrahim Balyawi


Monday, 15 October 2007 18:25

Maulana Muhammad Ibrahim was born to a respected religious family in 1304 A.H. in Balya (presently in the state of Uttar Pardesh, India)

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Ml. Siddiq Ahmad Bandhwi


Monday, 15 October 2007 18:24

Update: An entire book has been translated into English on the  Biography of Hadhrat Moulana Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi Sahib (RA) titled "Hayaat-e-Siddeeq". Dowload Hayaat-e-Siddeeq

Source: Ar-Rasheed
Jamiat Gauteng

The rûh [spirit] which remained uneasy due to separation,
the nafs [soul] which remained desirous of the Hereafter,
the saint who lived like a traveller as commanded in the hadîth,
the epitome of simplicity, the one whose heart brimmed with the love of Allâh,
finally bade farewell to this transitory abode on 23 Rabî'uth-Thani 1418 A.H. (28 August 1997) on a Thursday in Lucknow, India.

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