Ramadan Message from Madina Shareef by Huzoor Taajush Shariah

Assalamu’Alaikum Ya Ahle Sunnah,

By the grace of Almighty ALLAH and through the blessings of Sayyiduna RasulAllah (SallAllahu Alaihi Wasalam), the first issue of the Centre of Islamic Studies, Jamiatur Raza (Bareilly Shareef) has been launched today with a special message and dua for the Ahle Sunnah by His Holiness, Nabeer-e-Ala Hadrat, Huzoor Taajush Shariah, Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan Al Qadiri (May ALLAH prolong His Blessed Life).
Please visit :
http://www.jamiaturraza.com/Newsletters/edition1_Ramadan_1428.html to view.
The url of the Jamia’s website is http://www.jamiaturraza.com 

Dua is requested for the success of the Jamia to serve the Ahle Sunnah on the Path of Imam Ahmad Raza of Bareilly (RadiAllahu Anhu).


Bismillah hir Rahmaan nir Raheem

All Praise and thanks is due to Allah, Rabb of the Universe, Peace and Blessings upon His beloved Habeeb, the Intercessor of Sinners, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam, his family, companions and all the Pious Servants of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

The Centre of Islamic Studies – Jamiatur Raza (Bareilly Shareef) is pleased to launch it’s first electronic newsletter in the month of Ramadan and we start off with a message by seeking Blessings in the City of Our Beloved and Most Holy Rasul (SallAllahu Alaihi Wasalam).

Ramadan Message from Madina Al Munawarra by Imam Al Atqiya, Shaykh Al Asfiya, Qadi Al Quzzat, Taaj Al Shariah, Mufti Akhtar Rida Al Qadiri Al Bareillwi to the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’ah:

“I am very happy to know that the Centre of Islamic Studies Jamiatur Raza Bareilly Shareef has started this newsletter to share useful islamic knowledge with the Ahle Sunnan.This effort is commendable and I pray for the success of this endeavour. The holy month of Ramadan has started and I pray it brings special blessings for all of us and may Allah keep us steadfast on the Maslak of Sayyiduna Ala Hadrat(RadiAllahu Anhu).” 

Our Ramadan Message:
Alhamdulillah, through the blessings and generosity of the Master of Shari’ah, our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam, we have received such a holy and blessed month of Ramadaan. It is a month in which Allah in His Divine Mercy has promised reward from Himself for those who fasts. This form of worship is especially for Allah Ta’ala as opposed to the other forms of worship since it cannot be performed for show and self grandeur. The true reward for Fasting is the meeting and the sight of our beautiful Allah Ta’ala. Fasting is from amongst those prayers that decreases the desires and increases the proximity to Allah Ta’ala. Therefore, it is from amongst the most beneficial forms of worship.

A Fasting person obtains five magnificence gifts. Among them are:
  • A supplication made by him at the time of breaking fast is immediately accepted.
  • His sitting is equivalent to the glorification of Almighty Allah as enacted by others because all his bones are constantly making Tasbih.
  •The rewards of other forms of worship are fixed unlike Fasting, which is indescribable and infinite.
  • Any supplication made while Fasting is most desirable and his sins are forgiven.

Fasting is one of the pillars of the Deen of Islam and in this month the Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam would intensify and diversify his actions of worship of Allah Ta’ala. In doing so, he(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) laid the foundation for His(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) Ummah after Him(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) to emulate. He(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) would intensify the amount of Sadaqah that He(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) would give. He(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) was the most generous out of all people and Ramadaan was the time when He(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) was most generous. Whenever any person requested something of the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam, He(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) immediately obliged. He (Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) would fill His(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) time staying up late at night in Ibadah, reciting Qur’an Shareef, performing Salaah, remembering Allah Ta’ala, and the Beloved Prophet Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam habitually retired in seclusion in the last 10 days of Ramadaan (I’tikaaf).

Likewise, the Faithful Companions(RadiAllahuma Ajma’een) followed the this practice as set by the Beloved Prophet(Sallal Laahu Alayhi Wasallam) in this month by performing excessive or increase in Ibadah.This Ramadaan, let us try to improve our character as well as abandon bad habits and malpractices. We must become the true followers of Islam, in this era of Atheism and the emergence of false Sects and destruction of moral values. Today, the true teachings of the Ahle Sunnah are expounded in the works of the Great Mujaddid, Imam Abdul Mustafa Ahmad Ridha Muhaddith Bareilwi (Alaihr Rahmah) and we should be guided by those teachings. We pray that Allah Ta’ala grant us all the Taufeeq to remain steadfast on his teachings, to keep all our Ramadaan fast and may Allah Ta’ala in His Infinite Mercy accept all our fasts. Aameen.

An Introduction to the Jamia:
For the benefit of Mankind and Islamic followers and its flourishing, the education and schooling of the new generation is the basic need of the hour. This noble object has always drawn the attention of Imam Ahmad Raza Khan and Huzoor Mufti Azam Al Hind and after them, Qadi-al-Quzzat Huzoor Tajush Shari’ah Allamah Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari to establish the grand religious institution that could be conducive to profound learning and the thorough correct understanding of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah, so as to discover the hidden part of islamic ideology to suit the present situations in the scientific and technological era. And to inculcate into the new generation, the true Islamic spirit and characteristics of a devoted preacher.

At the same time it may emphatically gird them up with modern knowledge, so that they could safeguard themselves against heretical ideologies and material outlook and with their reasonable and logical approach they could put forth Islam to others, as an ideal and evergreen way of life that is beneficial to mankind.

The 20th century’s great Islamic reviver, the Imam Ahmad Raza Khan, is the only thinker who brought about an awakening in the Muslim community and provided a safe guard for Islam from the different seductions of the era.Sub serving this ideology, Huzoor Tajush Shar’iah felt a strong urge to lay down an effective system of education for the Sunni Muslims, which may infuse into our learners orthodox as well as essential modern branches of knowledge.Hence keeping the above view, the Centre of Islamic Studies Jamiatur Raza was instituted on the 29th day of May 2000 and from the very beginning it has been following this aims and objectives.

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17 Responses to Ramadan Message from Madina Shareef by Huzoor Taajush Shariah

  1. majid soebhan says:

    allahoe akbar

  2. sadam says:

    i m admission in madina for madrassa

  3. Junaid says:

    Visit http://www.gatewaytomadina.org as well.
    It is the knowledge base site for Jamiatur Raza (Bareilly Shareef).



  5. Meraj Hussain Azhari says:

    Assalam alai kum

    Bargah E Rabbul Izzat mein mere Exams ke liye Dua farmyen

  6. duadin ahmed says:

    assalam o alaikum hazrat se karm ki drkhas hai







  8. haji ramiz khan azhari says:

    salam :-

    hum kyu na khahe









    kisine Jhaad pe chadkar Fanafillah ko dekha
    kisine khaal khichvaee Baqabillah ko dekha
    Hazaron laakhon ne jaa jaakar Baitullah ko dekha
    agar Moosa ne kohe toor per Allah ko dekha
    to sheikh akhter raza Piya mein humne RasoolAllah sallal lahu alaihi wa sallam ko dekha..

  9. haji ramiz khan azhari says:

    Aala Hazrat Hai Aala Maqam Aapka

    Isliye Sabke Lab Par Hai Naam Aapka.

    Sabse Aula Wa Aala Hamara Nabi

    Kitna Maqbool Hai Ye Kalaam Aapka.

    Mustafa Jaane Rehmat Pe Laakho Salaam

    Kitna Mashur Hai Ye Salaam Aapka.

    Aap Bazare Taiba Me Jab The Beeke

    Phir Koi Kya Lagaye ga Daam Aapka.

    Naat Padhta Rahu Main Sunata Rahu

    Uhi Chalta Rahe Intezaam Aapka.

    Aap Hum Pe Itna Karam Kijiye

    Khidmate Deen Kare Leke Naam Aapka.

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  10. haji ramiz khan azhari .... says:

    Aala Hazrat Hai Aala Maqam Aapka

    Isliye Sabke Lab Par Hai Naam Aapka.

    Sabse Aula Wa Aala Hamara Nabi

    Kitna Maqbool Hai Ye Kalaam Aapka.

    Mustafa Jaane Rehmat Pe Laakho Salaam….

    Kitna Mashur Hai Ye Salaam Aapka.

    Aap Bazare Taiba Me Jab The Beeke

    Phir Koi Kya Lagaye ga Daam Aapka.

    Naat Padhta Rahu Main Sunata Rahu

    Uhi Chalta Rahe Intezaam Aapka.

    Aap Hum Pe Itna Karam Kijiye

    Khidmate Deen Kare Leke Naam Aapka.

    by haji ramiz khan azhari

    m +91-9021116032

  11. Haji Ramiz Khan Azharii. says:

    Daagh-e furqat-e Tayba qalb muzmahil jaata
    Kaash Ghumbad-e Khazra dekhne ko mil jaata
    Mera dum nikal jaata unke Aastane par
    Unke Aastaane ki khaak meh mein mil jaata
    Mere dil se dhul jaata daagh-e furqat-e Tayba
    Tayba meh fanaa ho kar Tayba meh hi mil jaata
    Maut le ke aa jaati zindagi Madine meh
    Maut se ga?le mil kar zindagi meh mil jaata
    Khuld zaar Tayba ka is tarha safar hota
    Peeche peeche sar jaata aage aage dil jaata
    Dil pe jub kiran parti unke subz Ghumbad ki
    Uski subz rangat se baagh bun ke khil jaata
    Furqat-e Madina ne wo diye mujhe sudme
    Koh par agar parti koh bhi to hil jaata
    Dil pe wo qadam rakhte Naqsh Paa ye dil banta
    Yaa to khaak-e-paa bun kar paa se mut?tasil jaata
    Un ke Dar pe Akhtar ki hasrate huwi poori
    Saa?ile dar?re aqdas kaise munfa?il jaata

    Furqate Tayba ki wahshat dil se jaaye khair se
    Me Madina ko chaloo wo din phir aaye khair se
    Dil mein hasrat koyee baaqi rah na jaaye khair se
    Raahe Tayba mein mujhe yoon maut aaye kahir se
    Mere din phir jaaye ya Rabb shab wo aaye khair se
    Dil me jab Maahe Madina Ghar banaaye khair se
    Raat meree din bane Unki baqaaye khair se
    Qabr me jab Unki tal?at jagmaghaaye khair se
    He Ghanee ke dar pe hum bistar jamaaye khair se
    Khair ke talib kahaan jaa?enghe jaaye khair se
    Wo Khiraame naaz farmaaye jo paaye khair se
    Kya bayaan woh zindagee?ho dil jo paaye khair se
    Mar ke bi dilse naajaaye ulfaht baage Nabee
    Khuld me bi bhaag janaa yaad aaye khair se
    Ranjo gham hon benishaan aaye bahaar be khizaa
    Mere dil me bhaage janaa ki huwaaye khair se
    Istaraf bi do qadam jalwe khiraam naaz ke
    Reh?ghuzar me hum bi he aankhe bichae khair se
    Ho mujhe seere ghulistaane Madina yoon naseeb
    Me bahaaronme chaloo khud ko gumaaye khair se
    Zindabaad ae arazoo-e-baaghe Tayba zindabaad
    Tere Dhum se he zamaane ke sitaaye khair se
    Najdiyo kee cheera dusthee Ya Ilaahee ta?bake
    Ye balaaye najd ye Tayba se jaaye khair se
    Jhaanhklo aankho me Unkee hasrate Tayba liye
    Zaa?ere Tayba Ziyaa?e Tayba laaye khair se
    He ye Tayba ka payaame taalibe aaishe dawaam
    Jan?nate Tayba me aahistee mitaaye khair se
    Sanghe dar se aa mile Tayba me abtojaa mile
    Aagaye Dar pe Tere, Tere Dar pe bulaaye khair se
    Ghosh bar aawaaz hu Qudsee bi iske gheet par
    Baaghe Tayba me jab Akhtar ghunghunaaye khair se

    Sambhal jaye dil-e muztar Madina aane wala hai
    Luta-e chashme tar gohar Madina aane wala hai
    Qadam ban ja-e mera sar Madina aane wala hai
    Bichu rah meh nazar bankar Madina aane wala hai
    Jo dekhein un ka naqsh pa khuda se woh nazar mangoon
    Chiraage dil chalo lekar Madine aane wale hai
    Karam unka chala yoon dilse kehta rahe Tayba meh
    Dille muztar tassalli kar Madina aane wala hai
    Nichawar heh Madina ki ye mera dil meri aankhen
    Nichawar hoon Madina par Madine aane wala hai
    Ilaahi mein talabgaar fana hoon khaak Tayba mein
    Ilahi kar nisaare dar Madina aane wala hai
    Madina ko chala meh be niyaz rahbare manzil
    Raahe Tayba hai khood rahbar Madina aane wala hai
    Mujhe khinche liye jaata hai shouqe koocha-e jaana
    Kincha jaata hoon mein yeksar Madina aane wala hai
    Wo chamka Ghumbade Khazra woh shehrepur zia aaya
    Dhale ab noor mein pekar Madina aane wala hai
    Jahan se bekhabar hokar chalo khulde Madina mein
    Chalo ab hosh ki peekar Madina aane wala hai
    Madina mein khule baabe hayaat noa-batarz nou
    Badal daalo kahan daftar Madina aane wala hai
    Madina aagaya ab der kya hai sirf itni si
    Too khaali kar ye dil ka ghar Madina aane wala hai
    Falak shaahid zamin par rahgaya khaake guzar bankar
    Biche heh raaha mein Akhtar Madina aane wala hai
    Qamar aaya hai shaahid un ke talwon ki zia lene
    Bicha hai chaand ka bistar Madina aane wala hai
    Muhammad ke Ghada kuch farsh wale hi nahein dekhon
    Wo ataa hai sha?e khaawar Madina aane wala hai
    Ghubaar raha anwar kis qadar poor noor hai Akhtar
    Tani hai noor ki chaadar Madina aane wala hai

    Zeenato sajda-o bazme qazaa milta nahein
    Lale yakta-e-Shahe Ahmed Raza milta nahein
    Wo jo apne dor ka sadeeq tha milta nahein
    Mahrame raaze Muhammad Mustafa milta nahein
    Ab chiraaghe dil jalaakar ho?sake to doon?diye
    Partawe Ghaus-o Raza-o Mustafa miltaa nahein
    Aalime sozdaroon kis se kahoon kis se kahoon
    Chaara saaze darde dil darde aashinaa milta nahein
    Aalimo ka Mu?tabar wo peshawaa milta nahein
    Jo Mujas?sam I?lm tha wo kya huwa milta nahein
    Zaahido ka wo mus?sallam Muq?tadaa milta nahein
    Jispe Naazaa Zaahid tha wo Paarsaa milta nahein
    Faro Afraade Zamaan wa? Shayhk Ash Shayake jahaan
    Kaamilaane dehr kaawo muntaha milta nahein
    Istiqaamat kaawo koha muh?kamo baala tere
    Jiske jaane se zamaana hilgayaa milta nahein
    Chaariyaaro ki adaa-e jisme te Jalwanuma
    Chaariyaro ka wo roshan Aaina milta nahein
    Ekh Shaake ghul nahi saraa chaman? andogheen
    Mustafa ka andaleebe khushnawa milta nahein
    Mufti-e-Azam ka zar?ra kya banaa Akthar Raza
    Mehfil-e Anjum me Akhtar doosraa milta nahein

    Peer-o ke Aap Peer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Ahle Safa ke meer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Ranjo alam Kaseer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Hum aajozo aseer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Hum kayse jee rahe heh, ye tum se kya kahe
    Hum heh alam ke teer, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Tere nazar se pherdo, sare alam ke teer
    Kya ye alam ke teer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Tere hi hath laaj hai, Ya Peer-e Dastageer
    Hum tere Dastageer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Kis dil se ho bayanee, bedade zaalima
    Zaleem bare shareer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Ahle Safa ne paaie, tumse rahe safa
    Sab tumse mustaneer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Sadqa Rasool-e Paak ka, jholi mein daaldo
    Hum Qadri Fakeer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad
    Dil ki sunaa-e Akhtar, dil ki zaban mein
    Kehte yeh behtaneer heh, Ya Ghous al-Madad

    Chaldiye tum aank me ashko ka daryaa chor kar
    Ranje furqat ka har ek seene meh sha?la chor kar
    Laz?zat mae legayaa wo jaamo meena chor kar
    Mera saaki chaldiya khud me ko tashna chor kar
    Har jigar me dard apna mitha mitha chor kar
    Chaldiye wo dil me apna naqshe waala chor kar
    Jaame mushke liye Arshe Mu?Allah chor kar
    Farsh par aaye Farishte bazme baalaa chor kar
    Aalim baalaa me har sow marhaba ki ghoonj ti
    Chaldiye jab tum zamaane bar ko soona chor kar
    Maut Aalim se bundi he maute aalam be ghumaa
    Roohe aalam chaldiya aalam ko murdo chor kar
    Mut?taqee bun kar dikhaaye is zamaane me koyee
    Ekh mere Mufti-e-A?zam ka Taqwa chor kar
    Khwaab me aakar dikaawo humko bi eh jaa kabhi
    Konsi dunya basaa?ee tumne dunya chor kar
    Ekh tum dunya me reh?kar tareek?e dunya rahe
    Reh?ke dunya me dikhaaye ko-ee dunya chor kar
    Iska eh Sha-e-Zaman saraa zamaana hogaya
    Jo tumhara hogayaa saraa zamaana chor kar
    Rahnumaye raahe Jannat he Tera naqshe Qadam
    Raahe Jannat tena hogee Tera rasta chor kar
    Misle ghiro saya-e-duste karam he aaj bee
    Kon kehta he gaye wo be?sahaara chor kar
    Ho sakhe to dekh Akhtar Baaghe Jannat me isse
    Wo gayaa taaro se aaghe aashiyaana chor kar

    Jahaa Baani Ataa Kar De Bhari Jannat Hibah Kar De
    Nabi Mukhtaar-e-Kul Hai Jis Ko Jo Chaahe Ataa Kar De
    Jahaa Mai UNKI Chalti Hai Woh Dum Mai Kya Se Kya Kar De
    Zamee Ko Aasmaa Kar De Suraiyya Ko Saraa Kar De
    Fizaa Mai Urne Waale Yoo Nah Itraaye Nidaa Kar De
    Woh Jab Chaahe Jise Chaahe Oose Farmaa Rawaa Kar De
    Meri Mushkil Ko Yoo Aasaa Mere Mushkil Kushaa Kar De
    Har Ik Mauje Balaa Ko Mere Maula Naa Khuda Kar De
    Ataa Ho Bekhudi Mujh Ko Khudi Meri Hawaa Kar De
    Mujhe Yoo Apni Ulfat Mai Mere Maula Fanaa Kar De
    Jahaa Mai Aam Paighaam-e-Shahe Ahmad Raza Kar De
    Palat Kar Peechhe Dekhe Phir Se Tajdeed-e-Wafaa Kar De
    Nabi Se Jo Ho Begaanaa Oose Dil Se Judaa Kar De
    Pidar Maadar Biraadar Maal-o-Jaa Oon Par Fidaa Kar De
    Munawwar Meri Aankhon Ko Mere Shamsud Duhaa Kar De
    Ghamon Ki Dhoop Mai Woh Saaya-e-Zulfe Dotaa Kar De
    Kisi Ko Woh Hasaate Hai Kisi Ko Woh Rulaate Hai
    Woh Yoo Hi Aazmaate Hai Woh Ab Tau Faislah Kar De
    Gule Taybah Mai Mil Jaaoo Gulo Mai Mil Ke Khil Jaaoo
    Hayaate Jaawidaani Se Mujhe Yoo Aashnaa Kar De
    Oonhe Manzoor Hai Jab Tak Yeh Daur-e-Aazmaaish Hai
    Nah Chaahe Tau Abhi Woh Khatm Daur-e-Ibtilaa Kar De
    Sage Aawaara-e-Sehraa Se Uktaa Si Gayi Duniya
    Bachaao Ab Zamaane Ka Sagaan-e-Mustafa Kar De
    Mujhe Kya Fikr Ho Akhtar Mere Yaawar Hai Woh Yaawar
    Balaao Ko Jo Meri Khud Giraftaar-e-Balaa Kar De

  12. Our Beloved Rasool Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ordered his followers to safeguard and be punctual
    with their Salaah, and he showed the world in practical terms by acting upon this himself.
    Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam performed each Salaah with congregation, on time, with his
    Companions. Aala Hazrat Imam Ahle Sunnat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Radiallahu Ta’ala
    Anh was a true devotee and follower of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and that is why he
    repeated the words that were spoken by Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, and he performed
    the same actions that were performed by Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Every step of the
    way, he was an embodiment of one who acts upon the sayings and teachings of Nabi-e-Kareem
    Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, and that was the reason why he never missed performing his Salaah on
    time, just as the following incidents show.

    In the year 1337 A.H., corresponding to 1919, even though he was ill, Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala
    Anh travelled to Jabalpur at the invitation of Hazrat Maulana Abdus Salaam Rahmatullah Alaih. The
    following is described by Hazrat Burhan-e-Millat Rahmatullah Alaih:

    “At 4 am, Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh and this attendant left by car and headed for Bareilly
    railway station. I said, ‘Sir, the train departs right at the time of Fajr Salaah, where will we pray our
    Salaah?’ He smiled and replied, ‘Insha Allah, on the platform.’ When we got to the station, we found
    out that the train was going to be 40 minutes late. Prayer mats, cloths etc. were laid down on the
    platform and many people performed the Fajr Salaah behind Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh. It
    was a miracle (Karaamat) of Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh that we were all able to perform the
    Salaah in peace without having to rush for fear of missing our train.”

    Hazrat Maulana Abdus Salaam Rahmatullah Alaih had come with his companions to Katni to meet
    and accompany Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh the rest of the way, and he describes the rest of
    the incident:
    “The train reached Katni at 4 am. Arrangements were made for Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh to
    perform ablution and he asked, ‘Where will we perform Fajr Salaah?’ I said, ‘In Sulaimanaabad Insha
    Allah, but the train only stops there for three minutes. Sir, you perform ablution, your attendant is
    here to serve you.’ I walked towards the engine and saw that the driver was a Muslim who had just
    come from greeting Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh. He greeted me and shook my hand. I said to
    him, ‘We have to perform Salaah in Sulaimanaabad.’ He asked, ‘How long will it take?’ I replied, ’12-
    15 minutes.’ He said, ‘I will delay the train.’ I also met with the guard and he also assured us that we
    could perform our Salaah at Sulaimanaabad. The train reached Sulaimanaabad on time and the prayer
    mats, cloths etc. were laid down on the platform. Approximately 300 people prayed Fajr Salaah
    behind Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh. All the other passengers on the train were watching Aala
    Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh, who prayed his Wazeefas calmly and peacefully after the Salaah and
    then proceeded back onto the train.”

    Hazrat Burhan-e-Millat Rahmatullah Alaih also noted and wrote that during his stay in Jabalpur,
    Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh would walk to the Masjid to perform all five daily Salaah with
    the congregation. In those days, Hazrat Burhan-e-Millat Rahmatullah Alaih used to perform his
    prayers in a Masjid, which was more than 500 feet away from his home. This is not a short walk for
    one who is sick, frail and thin; rather it exceeds the amount that a person who is sick would be able to
    walk. After returning back from Jabalpur, on the 22nd Rajab 1337 A.H., Aala Hazrat Radiallahu
    Ta’ala Anh sent the following message to Hazrat Burhan-e-Millat Rahmatullah Alaih:
    “I arrived back in Bareilly safely on Monday at 8 pm. I received a great blessing from Allah Ta’ala
    along the way because I thought I would miss my Maghrib Salaah. The train was scheduled to arrive
    at Shahbahanpur at 6.33 and was only scheduled to stop there for 8 minutes. Based on that schedule,
    it would not be time for Maghrib Salaah yet. However, the train arrived 15 minutes late at
    Shahbahanpur and stayed there for over 10 minutes. Alhamdulillah, all my prayers were performed
    peacefully and on time during the journey. Many people had come to the station to welcome me back
    and I reached home quite late. This faqeer first went to the Masjid and performed Esha Salaah with
    the congregation.”

    This is a true aashiq and follower of the Beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Upon returning
    home after spending one and a quarter months away, instead of rushing home to meet his children
    and family, first of all he goes to the House of Allah Ta’ala. His thought was that ‘I do not want to
    miss the congregation amidst all the excitement of seeing my children again.’ This is called
    safeguarding Salaah, and this is having enthusiasm and passion for prostrating and worshipping Allah
    Ta’ala. The following incident further illustrates the passion and zest with which Aala Hazrat
    Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh performed his Salaah.

    Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh travelled for his second pilgrimage at the age of 52. After the
    rights of Hajj were fulfilled, he became so ill that he was confined to a bed for almost two months.
    When he had recovered and was better, he left Makkah Shareef to visit the blessed resting place of
    Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam on the 24th of Safar 1334 A.H. He went to Jeddah and
    travelled by boat to Raabig and, from there, completed the journey to Madinah Shareef on camel. The
    following is an account of what happened, in the words of Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh

    “Along the way, we got to Peer Shaikh and there were only a few miles left to reach our destination,
    but there was only a short time left for performing Fajr Salaah. The camel owners wanted to continue
    until we reached our destination, but the time for Fajr would have passed by that time. My
    companions and I got down from our camels. We had a bucket for pulling water from the well but
    did not have a rope, and the well was quite deep. We tied our turbans to the bucket, drew the water,
    performed ablution and, by the Grace of Allah Ta’ala, we were able to perform our Salaah on time.
    Now the worry was that after only just recovering from a long illness, how would I be able to walk
    the long distance that was left to our destination? I turned my head and was shocked to see an
    African camel owner whom I did not recognise, who was waiting for me with a camel. I praised
    Allah Ta’ala and got on the camel. People asked me, ‘Why did you come on this camel? Shaikh
    Hussain has told us very forcefully to ensure that we did not fall short at all in serving you.’ We
    proceeded a little further and I saw that the original camel owner was waiting with the camel on
    which I had been riding. I asked him why he was waiting there and he said, ‘When the leader of our
    group stopped for a rest, I thought to myself that you will have to endure difficulties if you have to
    walk all the way, therefore I released the camel and headed back to where you were.’ All this was a
    great blessing from my Beloved Master Muhammad Mustafa Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam because
    neither have I ever met nor do I know Shaikh Hussain or the African camel owner.”

    Subhaanallah! This is what is called enthusiasm and eagerness to perform Salaah. Just the thought of
    missing the Salaah at its allocated time makes one restless and uneasy. If the Salaah is prayed on time,
    the heart feels content and peaceful and the soul gets new life. Even after being severely ill for
    months and being very weak, he did not care about all the problems and was prepared to leave the
    group and put up with any amount of difficulties, but was not willing to give up performing Salaah
    on time. A true lover and devotee of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam considers Salaah as a
    great blessing, and thanks Allah Ta’ala for granting him this great gift. May our lives be sacrificed in
    trying to achieve the zest and passion that Aala Hazrat Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh had for performing
    Salaah and prostrating to Almighty Allah, our Cherisher and Sustainer. Ameen.


  13. BRIEF LIFE HISTORY OF TAAJUSH SHARIAH HADRAT ALLAMA MUFTI MOHAMMED AKHTAR RAZA KHAN AZHARI AL-QAADIRI If you have information which we can add to this section on Hadrat’s life history, travels, works, lectures, miracles, meetings, etc. please contact us.

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    Illustrious Family and Birth

    Taajush Shari?ah, Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari al-Qaadiri, son of Mufassir-e-A?zam, Hadrat Maulana Ibrahim Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu), son of Hujjatul Islam, Hadrat Maulana Haamid Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu), son of Imam-e-Ahle Sunnah, Mujaddid-e-Deen-o-Millat, Ash Shah Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) was born on the 25th of Safar 1942, in the district of Saudagran with in the city of Bareilly Shareef, India.

    The name given during his Aqeeqah was ?Mohammed.? He was also given the name ?Ismail Raza.? However, the name by which he is famously known is ?Akhtar Raza.?

    When he reached the tender age of 4 years, 4 months, 4 days, his respected father, Hadrat Maulana Ibrahim Raza (radi Allahu anhu), who was a great Islamic Scholar of his age, arranged for his ?Bismillah Kwaani? (Commencement of Islamic Studies). His eminent maternal grandfather, Ghousul Waqt, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Hadrat Maulana Shah Mustapha Raza Khan Noori (radi Allahu anhu), performed the traditional ?Bismillah Kwaani?. All the students of the famous Darul Uloom Manzare Islam, which was originally built by Sayyiduna A?la Hadrat, were invited to this auspicious function.

    Early Education

    His mother, who is the blessed and pious daughter of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu), showed great concern for his study as she was certain that he would be the Khalifah (Spiritual Successor), of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu).

    Peer-o-Murshid, Hadrat Allama Akhtar Raza Khan Qibla gained his basic Islamic education within his blessed home and he completed the basic recitation and study of the Holy Quran under the guidance of his respected mother. He then studied further under the guidance of his most respected father.

    Having completed his basic studies at home, Hadrat Maulana Ibrahim Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) enrolled him in Darul Uloom Manzare Islam in Bareilly Shareef. Here, under the guidance of renowned teachers, he studied many books, commencing with the basics such as, ?Mizaan?, ?Munsha?ib?, ?Nohmeer? and proceeding to much more advanced books such as ?Hidaya Akhirain,? etc.

    Education at the Al Azhar University

    In 1963, at the age 21, he was sent to Cairo in Egypt to study at the famous Al Azhar University. He studied Tafseer of the Holy Quran and Ahadith foe3 years at this Islamic University. It has been stated that even as a child, he was very intelligent, a person of great wisdom and possessed an excellent memory. While studying at the Al Azhar University, teachers and students were surprised when he conversed with them in superior Arabic. When he spoke to them, they would often look stunned at his mastery over the Arabic language.

    The examinations conducted at Al Azhar University are mostly done in writing, however the general knowledge sections are tested orally. It is stated that when the students were asked general knowledge questions by the examiner, none of them were able to answer these questions. The examiner used to then direct these questions to Taajush Shari?ah, Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari al-Qaadiri. He used to reply to each question in such an intelligent manner that it often surprised the examiner. When the examiner questioned him on how he managed to answer intricate questions on the topic of I?lm-e-Kalam (Knowledge of Imaan), even though he was only studying Ahadith and the principles of Ahadith, he used to reply ?I studied this subject while I was still a student at Darul Uloom Manzare Islam.?

    He also used to achieve first position during every examination. His studies continued at the Al Azhar University and he began achieving more success in the academic field as the days passed. He achieved the distinction of being one of the best foreign students to have studied at Al Azhar University.

    Even till this day, ex-students of the Al Azhar University still remember him is this fashion.

    In one famous monthly magazine, this distinction was echoed in the following words: ?The grandson of Huzoor Hujjatul Islam, Maulana Haamid Raza Khan and the son of Jilani Mia, Hadrat Ibrahim Raza Khan graduated with a B.A. degree in Arabic in a most worthy and excellent manner. HIS EMINENCE DID NOT ONLY COME FIRST WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE AL AZHAR UNIVERSITY, BUT ALSO FIRST IN THE WHOLE OF CAIRO. May Allah grant him more success, make him worthy of propagation, and may be known as the true Successor of A?la Hadrat .? Ameen.

    Upon graduating from the Al Azhar University, Hadrat Allama Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari was awarded the ?Jamia Azhar Award? by Colonel Jamaal Abdul Nassir. He was also presented with a Certificate of Merit in the field of Ahadith. After graduating and receiving the Al Azhar Award, he returned home to continue his Islamic mission.

    A photocopy of the Certificate in Arabic awarded to his Eminence at Al Azhar University has been presented. This Certificate was awarded to him in his faculties of Ahadith and the Principles of Ahadith. Please bear in mind that because the certificate is nearly 30 years old, the writing is a little faded.

    His Eminence Returns Home

    He returned home when he was 24 years old and three years later. And, of course, being anxious of his well being, a large crowd awaited him at the railway station. They gave him a very warm welcome. An article describing his return to Bareilly Shareef was written by Mr. Umeed Razvi. It was printed in the ?Monthly A?la Hadrat? magazine. It was printed in the December issue under the title, ?GREAT WELCOME.? The article reads as follows:

    ?A beautifully coloured and scented rose from the garden of A?la Hadrat, his Eminence, Maulana Akhtar Raza Khan, the son of Hadrat Mufassir-e-Azam Hind, Maulana Ibrahim Raza Khan arrived in Bareilly Shareef after a lengthy stay at the Al Azhar University. He has arrived in Bareilly Shareef after completing his studies at the Al Azhar University in Cairo.

    ?He was welcomed at the Bareilly Junction Railway Station by many well-wishers, friends, families, great Ulama and students of Madressa Manzare Islam. Under the spiritual supervision of Huzoor Sarkaar Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, they all welcomed him. They showed his Eminence a great deal of love, respect and adorned him with garlands prepared from colourful flowers.

    ?This organization congratulates Maulana Akhtar Raza Khan and his relatives on such a success. We pray that Almighty Allah with the Wasila of the Prophet make him the true Successor of his forefathers, especially of A?la Hadrat, Imam-e-Ahle Sunnah, Mujaddid-e-Deen-o-Millat, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan.? Ameen.

    Blessed With Khilafah

    When he reached the age of 20, he was blessed with Khilafah by Ghousul Waqt, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu). This distinguished function took place on the 15th of January 1962. Many great personalities were present at this function. Amongst them were Shamsul Ulama, Maulana Shamsuddeen Ahmad and Burhanul Millat, Hadrat Burhanul Haq.

    Allama Sadrush Shari’ah, Ash Shah Maulana Amjad Ali (radi Allahu anhu) is reported to have made the following statement during the Urs of Hujjatul Islam, Hadrat Maulana Haamid Raza Khan. He has said, ?I asked A?la Hadrat during his life time as to who his Successor would be. A?la Hadrat replied that it would be Huzoor Haamid Raza. I asked him as to who will be after him. He replied that it would be Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind. I asked him as to who would be after him. He replied that it would be Jilani Mia (the father of his Eminence), on the conditions of knowledge and practice. It is recorded that when A?la Hadrat made Jilani Mia his Mureed he wrote on his Shajrah the following words, ?Khalifa, Insha-Allah, on conditions of knowledge and practice.? As to the spiritual position of His Eminence, Hadrat Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind is reported to have said the following words concerning his Successor, ?I HAVE A LOT OF HOPE ON THIS LITTLE BOY?” (meaning Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Al-Qaderi Azhari).

    During the later stages of his life Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) gave his statement in writing to Hadrat Allama Akhtar Raza Khan.

    On the 14th and 15th of November 1984, when Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Al-Qaadiri Azhari presented himself at the feet of Ahsanul Ulama, Hadrat Maulana Sayed Hassan Mia Barakaati (radi Allahu anhu), who is the Sajjadah Nasheen of Khanqah Aaliyah Barakaatiyah Mahrerah (Mahrerah Shareef) he was welcomed with the following words: ?QAA?IM MAKAAM HUZOOR MUFTI AZAM! ALLAMA AZHARI! ZINDA BAAD!?

    In a gathering in which many Ulama, Mashaa?ikh and other dignitaries were present, Hadrat Maulana Hassan Mia Barakaati stated, ?As the Head of the Khanqah-e-Aaliyah Barakaatiyah Nooriyah, I AM PRESENTING ALLAMA AKHTAR RAZA KHAN ALL THE KHILAAFAH AND THE SPIRITUAL PERMISSION OF THE FOLLOWING SPIRITUAL ORDERS ? QAADRIYA, BARAKAATIYAH, NOORIYAH. Let all those gathered hear this, let all Barakaati Mureeds hear this and all the Ulama that are present bear witness to this.?

    After uttering these words, Hadrat Maulana Sayed Hassan Mia Barakaati (radi Allahu anhu) tied the traditional Amamah (Turban) around the head of Hadrat Allama Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari and also gave him some money as a gift.

    He has also received Khilafah from Sayyidul Ulama, Maulana Sayyid Aa?la Mustapha and Maulana Burhanul Haq Razvi.

    Even while he was still a student, Hadrat Maulana Ibrahim Raza (radi Allahu anhu), issued a statement in which he made his son, Hadrat Allama Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari, as his spiritual Successor.


    Taajush Shariah married the daughter of Hakimul Islam, Maulana Hasnain Raza Khan on Tuesday, the 3rd of November 1968, in Bareilly Shareef.

    From this marriage were born 6 children, one son and five daughters. His son?s name is Muhammad Muhaamid Raza and he is also known as ?Asjad Mia.? May Almighty Allah bestow upon them the Spiritual Benediction of A?la Hadrat, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Al-Qaadiri (radi Allahu anhu).

    Distinguished Teachers

    He received his education under the supervision of many distinguished teachers, who were great scholars of their time. Among them were:

    1. His maternal grandfather, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Shah Mustapha Raa Khan Noori Barakaati (radi Allahu anhu).
    2. Bahrul-Uloom, Maulana Sayed Afzal Hoosen Razvi.
    3. His father, Sheikh-e-Tafseer, Hadrat Maulana Ibrahim Raza Khan (Jilani Mia) (radi Allahu anhu).
    4. Hadrat Maulana Allama Muhammad Simahi- Sheik-ul- Hadith and Tafseer, Al Azhar University.
    5. Hadrat Maulana Mahmood Abdul Ghaffar- Al Azhar University.
    6. His eldest brother, Rehaan-e-Millat, Hadrat Maulana Rehaan Raza Khan and
    7. Ustaaz-ul-Ulama, Mufti Muhammad Ahmad Jahangeer Khan Razvi.

    As A Teacher

    In 1967, at the age of 25, he was appointed a Lecturer at Darul Uloom Manzare Islam. He gladly accepted this position and commenced teaching.

    In 1968, his eldest brother, Hadrat Maulana Rehaan Raza Khan, offered him the post of Principalship of Darul Uloom Manzare Islam which he humbly accepted. He was also appointed at the same times as the Head Mufti of the institute. The service continued for the next 12 years. He supervised the Madressa with such distinction that it continued to prosper and improve.

    Later on, due to his wide travels around the world for propagation purposes, he began to give private tuition of the Holy Quran and many students came from far and wide.

    In 1986 and 1987, he performed the blessed completion of the Sahih Bukhaari Shareef at Jamia Islamia Ganj Qadim in Rampur. In the beginning of 1987, he again commenced the teaching of Sahih Bukhaari Shareef at Madressa Farooqiya and again in 1988, he taught the Sahih Bukhaari Shareef at Jamia Amjadia, Karachi. Later in that year, he also taught ?Shaya Waqqaya? (a famous book on Islamic Jurisprudence) to students at the Al Jamiatul Qadria.

    Hadrat Maulana Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari also has an excellent command of the English language.

    The Issuing Of Fatawa (Legal Islamic Rulings)

    This service to humanity has always been a feature of the family of Sayyiduna A?la Hadrat. If we examine the details listed below, we will gain an insight as to the lengthy period in which this service was upheld by this August Family.

    1. 1831 to1865 – Hadrat Maulana Raza Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu).
    2. 1869 to 1921 ? A?la Hadrat, Ash Shah Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu)
    3. 1895 to 1942 ? Hadrat Maulana Haamid Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu).
    4. 1910 to 1981 ? Maulana Mustapha Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu).

    One can see by the above that this service has been offered to the world community for the past 163 years. Continuing in this vein, his Eminence continues to answer questions pertaining to various issues relating to Islam and the world.

    He has continued this since when he was only 17 years old and under the spiritual guidance of Ghous-ul-Waqt, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) and Maulana Muhammad Afzal Hussain Razvi. Due to the tremendous work load and inquiries received from all parts of the world, many other Islamic scholars work under the direct supervision of Taajush Shariah to fulfill this great need.

    It is recorded that Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustapha Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) once spoke the following words to his Eminence:

    ?Akhtar Mia! There is no time to sit at home. It is for you to take care of this task, therefore, I am handing it over to you.? The great Saint then turned to those present and declared, ?ALL OF YOU SHOULD NOW TURN TO AKHTAR MIA. HE IS NOW MY SUCCESSOR.?

    Taajush Shariah personally states the following: ?I had Already joined the Spiritual Order Of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind during childhood. On my return from Jamia Azhar and due to preference, I became involved in presenting Fatawa. At the early stages, I performed this duty under the supervision of Mufti -e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) to show him my work. After sometime, I became more inclined towards this task and continuously presented myself before Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu). In a very short period and due to the Spiritual Benediction of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu), I achieved immense benefit in this faculty.?

    For the past 30 years, his Eminence has continued this task entrusted upon him by great Spiritual luminaries. His Islamic verdicts are recognized and accepted throughout the world. As a point in passing, the Islamic verdicts issued by Taajush Shariah to date stands at nearly 5 000, enough to fill many volumes.

    Titles Bestowed Upon Taajush Shariah

    On the 18th of August 1984, he arrived at a place called Junagardh for a gathering organized by Bazme Raza at the Junagardh Masjid. There were many Ulama present at this function wherein his Eminence received the title of ?Taajul Islam? (Crown of Islam). This title was also confirmed by Mufti-e-Gujrat, Mufti Ahmed Mia Sahib. Hadrat was also given the title of ?Faqih Islam? (The Jurist of Islam) by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Maulana Mufti Sayed Shaahid Ali Razvi Rampuri.

    He was also given the title of ?Taajush Shariat? (Crown of Shariah) And ?Marja?i Ulama.? Besides this, he has also received many other titles around the world bestowed upon him by eminent Scholars of Islam.

    Pilgrimage To Mecca

    In September 1983, he performed his first Hajj and in 1986, he performed his second Hajj. He is also been blessed with performing many Umrah.

    Arrested by The Saudi Government

    On the 13th of September 1986, a massive protest occurred against the Saudi regime in Bombay. The reason for this was that thousands of Muslims were informed that His Eminence has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia.

    This protest was held under the leadership of Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hadrat Allama Zia-ul-Mustapha Al Qaderi Amjadi. Nearly 50 000 people took part in this procession which included many Imams, Ulama and renowned Islamic leaders. The protesters displayed great anger and showered much scorn on the Saudi Government.

    As a result of this protest and others which took place, his Eminence was finally released by the Saudi Mischief makers.

    Upon arrival in India, he gave a personal account of what had happened to him in Saudi Arabia and spoke about how he was deprived of visiting Medina Shareef. His PERSONAL ACCOUNT is as follows:

    ?On the evening of the 31st of August 1986, at approximately 3 0?clock, a C.I.D. accompanied by uniformed police officers arrived at my hotel room and without warning searched for my passport. They then demanded to search my luggage. I then requested my wife who was in Purdah to go into the bathroom. A revolver was then pointed at me and I was not asked to move. They then began searching my luggage. I had in possession at that moment, a few books presented to me by Maulana Sayed Alawi Maliki and a few books of A?la Hadrat. I also had a copy of the Dalaa?ilul Khairaat Shareef. They confiscated these books and requested a diary which I did not possess. They then confiscated our passports and tickets.?

    ?The same night I was questioned on various issues. The first question pertained to where I had performed the Jummah Salaah. I replied that I was a traveler and that Jummah Salaah was not Fardh upon me, I therefore had performed Zohr in my house.

    ?They asked me if I had ever read Salaah in the Haram Shareef. I replied that since I was staying a distance from the Haram, I only went there to perform the Tawaaf.

    ?They then questioned me on the books of Maulana Sayed Alawi Maliki and as to how I had received them. I told them that the great Scholar had presented them to me a few days ago when I went to visit him.?

    ?After looking through a few books of A?la Hadrat, which pertained to the reading of Naath and various laws of Hajj, they questioned me about my relationship to A?la Hadrat. I told them that he was my paternal grandfather.

    ?At the end of this session in which the entire night had passed, they then placed me in a cell at the time of Fajr Salaah.?

    ?The same day at about 10 0?clock, I was again questioned by the C.I.D. about the various sects found in India. I explained that among the various sects were the Shi?a and the Qadianis. I also pointed out to him that A?la Hadrat had opposed the Qadiani sect and various other corrupt sects and in opposing them he had written many books.?

    ?I then revealed to him that there is a trend to call us Bareilwis. By this, one conceives a notion that the Bareilwis are a new sect. I revealed that this was not so and that in reality we were really the true Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah. I explained that A?la Hadrat did not lay the foundation of a new sect. His teachings were based on the religion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, the Ashaab, the Tabi?een and the pious people of the past and that we preferred being called the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah.?

    ?I then explained to him the difference between the Sunni and the heretic Wahabi. I explained that the Wahabi disbelieves that the Holy Prophet Muhammad possesses Knowledge of the Unseen (as given to him by the Almighty); they do not believe that he will intercede for the creation and they consider it Shirk to ask the Holy Prophet or any Saint for assistance.?

    ?I then explained that we Sunnis believe that the Prophet will intercede and that it is permissible to call to him and to believe in him as a Mediator. We believe that he hears our speech by Allah?s Grace and he certainly possesses the Knowledge of the Unseen by the Grace of the Almighty.?

    ?I then proceeded to present many Quranic proofs and various authentic sources substantiating the beliefs of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah.?

    ?On the second day, he presented a typed report of a statement which read, ?I, Akhtar Raza, the son of Ibrahim Raza is a follower of the Bareilly religion.? I furiously objected to this and again reminded him that Bareilly is not a religion and if there was such a new religion then I was certainly not part and parcel of it.?

    ?Further on, he had written: ?I am a follower of Imam Ahmed Raza. Our belief is that we accept the Prophet mediations, help, and we further believe that to call for his assistance is permissible. We believe that the Prophet possesses the Knowledge of the Unseen even though the Wahabis refers to such acts as Shirk. It is for this reason that I do not perform Salaah behind them.?

    ?Thereafter, in various different methods, I was asked basically the same question. I was questioned about the journey to London and asked whether I had attended any conference there. I mentioned that a conference is held on the command of the Government and on the height of politics. I told him that we are neither politicians, nor do we have contact with any Government. The main theme of the conference was the unity of the Muslims and the issue of Muslim Personal Law. The entire cost of this Conference was borne by the Sunni Muslims of London. I mentioned that a request was presented at the Conference whereby it would be possible for a Sunni to be nominated in the Muslim World as the Nadwis are given unfair advantage. I further mentioned that this resolution was unanimously accepted and the law passed.?

    ?At that moment, one of the senior CID?s approached me and uttered, ?I must admit that I respect you for your age and knowledge, and perhaps in better circumstances I would have requested you to make Dua for me.? When I questioned him about the reason I was arrested, he did not reply adequately but merely mentioned that, it was he who had requested the police to remove my handcuffs.?

    ?They deliberately delayed my release without prosecuting me, and in the process deprived me from visiting Madinah Shareef. After 11 days. I was transported to Jeddah in handcuffs till until we reached the airport. They did not even allow me to perform the Zohr Salaah on the journey and I had to make this Salaah Qazah.?

    Saudi Government Issues Special Visa

    We have seen that the illegitimate Saudi Government had arrested his Eminence without any reasons. He was imprisoned for 11 days and the punishment was that he was not even allowed to visit Madinah Shareef.

    It is due to this tyrannical behavior that thousands of Sunni Muslims throughout the world felt enraged and hurt. It gave birth to many protest marches and numerous news agencies had a field day reporting the incident.

    At the end of this sacrifice, King Fahad had to grudgingly make the following statement, ?MUSLIMS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE WILL BE ALLOWED TO MAKE IBAADAH ON THEIR WAY IN SAUDI ARABIA.?

    This demonstration continued and the World Islamic Mission representatives in London severely replied to King Fahad and his brother, Turki ibn Abdul Aziz, concerning the controversial Wahabi beliefs. Hadrat Allama Arshadul Qadri also presented a memorandum in Arabic to the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia.

    With the result, that on the 21st of May 1987, his Eminence received a call from the Saudi Embassy in Delhi with this message: ?The Government of Saudi Arabia has decided to present you with a special Visa so that you may perform the Umrah and may visit Medina Shareef. This special visa is valid for one month.?

    On the 27th of May 1987, when Taajush Shariah arrived to perform these duties, he was met by a Saudi Ambassador was shown great courtesy and respect. After 16 days he returned to India and was warmly welcomed by a huge crowd both the Delhi and Bombay stations.


    It was reported that Ghousul Waqt, Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) had once commanded Muslims to become the Mureeds of his Eminence. Once, he also personally made a huge group of Muslims become the Mureeds of Taajush Shariah. When he was sent to various places under the direction of Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu), vast numbers of Muslims became his Mureeds.

    Taajush Shariah possesses thousands of Mureeds in many countries and cities such as Iraq, Pakistan, Medina Shareef, Mecca Shareef, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, United Kingdom, Holland, London, South Africa, America, Riyadh, Iran, Turkey and in Malawi. They are also Muslims from all walks of life and among them, there are great Ulema, Mashaa?ikhs, great poets, prose writers, authors, doctors and research scholars.

    He first arrived in South Africa in the year 1990 (invited by Maulana Abdul Hadi Al-Qaadiri Radawi, President of the Imam Ahmed Raza Academy) and has been coming here each here ever since on the invitation of his Mureeds.

    Islamic Institutes Under His Supervision

    Many foreign institutes, besides those in India, are working under the guidance of his Eminence. The names of a few are listed below:

    1. Markazi Darul Ifta ? Bareilly Shareef
    2. Mahnama Sunni Duniya – Bareilly Shareef
    3. Akhtar Raza Library – Lahore (Pakistan)
    4. Markazi Darul Ifta ? Holland
    5. Jamia Madinatul Islam ? Holland
    6. Al Jamiatul Islamia ? Rampur
    7. Al Jamiatul Nooria ? Bahraich
    8. Al Jamiatul Razvia ? Bihar
    9. Madressa Arabia Ghausia Razvia ? Burhanpur
    10. Madressa Ghausia Jashn Raza ? Gujraat
    11. Madressa Ahle Sunnat Gulshan Raza ? Bihar
    12. Darul Uloom Quraishiya Razvia ? Asaam
    13. Madressa Raza Darul Uloom ? Bombay 3
    14. Madressa Tanzeemul Muslimeen ? Bihar
    15. The Imam Ahmed Raza Academy ? South Africa
    16. Muhibbane Raa-e-Mustapha ? South Africa

    Hadrat is also the:


    President of All India Jamiatul Ulema

    President of the Shariah Board

    President of the U.P. Muslim Personal Law Council

    Literary Contributions

    Due to his immense travel and vast number of programmes with in India and other countries, he has very little time for writing. Fatawa are put aside for his attention and they are mostly answered while he is on a journey.

    The following is a list of books, he has written and compiled or edited:

    1. Al Haqqul Mubeen ? Part 1
    2. Difa Kanzul Imaan ? Part 1
    3. T.V. Aur Video Ka Operation
    4. Miratun Najdia Bi Jawaabil Bareilwiyah ? Part 1
    5. Tasweero Ka Shar?I Hukm
    6. Sharah Hadith-e-Niyah
    7. Hadrat Ibrahim Ke Waalid Tariq Ya Aazar
    8. Difa Kanzul Imaan (Booklet)
    9. Ekh Aham Fatawa
    10. Taqdimu Tajjali Aslam
    11. Miratun Najdia Bi Jawabil Bareilwiyah ? Part ? 2
    12. Hashia Sharah Qasidah Burdah
    13. Al Haqqul Mubeen ? Part 2
    14. Difa Kanzul Imaan ? Part 2
    15. Kya Deen Ki Mahm Poori Ho Chuki
    16. Jashne Eid-e-Meelad ?Un-Nabi

    Writing Of Naath Shareef

    His Eminence, following the great tradition of his illustrious family and whose love for Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knew no bounds, has composed many a Naath Shareef. By these compositions one is able to estimate his immense love and reverence for Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) .

    His composition of Naath Shareef is found in a book entitled ?Safina Bakhshish?, which he written in 3 different languages. (This book is available in Durban). The first of these were written while he was only 19 years old.

    Inviting To Islam

    Hadrat has traveled far and wide to help strengthen the faith of the weak Muslims have accepted Islam at his blessed hands. From among them, we have presented the experiences of a few.

    FIRST INCIDENT: Muslim Razvi, previously known as Riyawar, was a vey young boy and lived in Jabalpur.

    He left home and had no place to go to. It so happened that he met a group of Sadhus who invited him to live with them. His entire life as a teenager was spent in there company. From among his friends, one of them was a Muslim. They used to be classmates when Muslim Razvi was still very young. It was from this friend that he heard about Islam. After living with this Sadhus for such a lengthy period, he still did not feel that he had achieved much peace, with the result he began studying books on Islam.

    When he asked about his acceptance in Islam, Muslim Razvi replied, ?I felt true peace after reading these books and I therefore decided to accept Islam. I then went to Bareilly Shareef. There I saw a person whose face shone like the moon. When I asked who he was, I was told that it was his Eminence. After looking at his bright face, I became even more confident. I then asked his permission to recite the Kalima and then officially accepted the pure Religion of Islam.?

    SECOND INCIDENT: Muhammad Ahsan Razvi was first known as George Stephen. He lived in the city of Punjab and was a staunch Roman Catholic. By occupation, he was a Roman Catholic teacher and a famous preacher. He was unlike any other Christian. He was so proficient in his job that he was also given the task of making a comparison between the Holy Quran and the Bible so that he could put error in the Holy Quran. He was also a master in the Urdu language and well versed in the Arabic and Persian languages.

    At present, Muhammad Ahsan Razvi is a very good reciter of the Holy Quran. He accepted Islam and became a Mureed of His Eminence in 1986.

    After accepting Islam, he stayed a while with his Eminence, under his guidance. He began fasting, performing his Salaah and learning more about the Deen of Islam.

    It is to be noted that he found the address of Bareilly Shareef while he was scanning through the pages of ?Fatawa Razvia ? Vol. 7.? When he arrived in Bareilly Shareef he admitted that he had already studied the Wahabi, Deobandi and Shi?ite sects, and had arrived at the conclusion that the true Islam was being been preached in Bareilly Shareef ?to accept Islam.

    He admits that before accepting Islam his mind was in a total state of confusion for at least 6 months. He often believed that the Bible which he was teaching was not the true and real Bible. He knew that Muhammad was mentioned in the true Bible. And that this original Bible had described the Holy Prophet as a Mercy for the worlds that he was the Final Messenger.

    THIRD INCIDENT: In 1988, Muhammad Ahsan Razvi?s wife, daughter and two sons also accepted Islam. His wife?s former name of Sandra Masih was changed to Maryam Khatoon. Peter and Moses, his two sons, were named Muhammad and Mahmood Hassan Razvi, respectively. Their daughter, Rosina, was named Qhanis Fathima.

    FOURTH INCIDENT: It is reported that a teenage girl named Ustai, used to live among ignorant Hindus. She was about 20 years old and on the 29th of September 1989, she came to Bareilly Shareef and accepted Islam at the hands of his Eminence. She also became his Mureed. She admits that she was never forced to accept Islam and that she firmly believed that Islam was the purest of all religions.

    FIFTH INCIDENT: In 1989, a Hindu from Rai Bareilly also accepted Islam and has given an account on why he did so. He said: His father had died. According to the Hindu religion the youngest or eldest son had to burn the father?s body and also hit the body with a Bamboo pole. he took on this responsibility and hit his father?s head with the pole. He suddenly realized how wrong this was and immediately knew that Islam was the true religion.

    That night, as he slept, he dreamt that he saw himself in a new Masjid. He then sees an elderly and bright-faced person in the Masjid. The person is saying to him, ?Son! Recite the Kalima.? He says that he then recited the Kalima in his dream.

    One day he decided to go to Bareilly Shareef. As he entered the district, he eyes fell on his Eminence. So shocked he became that he began screaming, ?I saw this pious man in a dream and he asked me to recite the Kalima.? He immediately accepted Islam at the hands of his Eminence and he was given the name Abdullah.

    His Personality Is Based On Shari’ah And Taqwa

    Almighty Allah has blessed his Eminence with exceptionally good qualities. His actions display his immense love for the Sunnah of the Beloved Prophet. One needs to be in his company to witness this.

    As Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu), his Eminence has always displayed discomfort for those who do not have proper beards and who were gordy westernized clothes. Like Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind (radi Allahu anhu) he also shows great displeasure towards those who wear ties. This is not aimed at the wearer of this Tie, but rather at the institution of the Tie.

    When adorning clothes or putting his shoes, he is very conscious of not violating the Sunnah. He loves using I’tar and great care is taken when putting on his Amamah (Turban). He always sits and eats on the floor and follows the Sunnah meticulously. He evens follows the Sunnah of taking a pinch of salt before eating.

    Whenever he sits in a Meelad-un-Nabi or Mehfil-e-Zikr, he always sits with utmost respect until the very end. He displays great emotions when a Naath Shareef is being read. He always makes certain that the person reading the Naath Shareef uses proper words and is ever ready to correct the reciter. When visiting the Mazaar Shareef, he sits with humble submission and respect. While travelling, he continuously recites the Naath Shareef when everyone is silent.

    He shows great respect for the Ulama and always gives them preference over others. He respects the Sayeds, (Family of the Holy Prophet – sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in a manner as a slave respects his King. He always makes Sayeds sit close to him, even if they are Ulama present. If a Sayed sat on the floor and he became aware of it, he would immediately sit on the floor very afraid of showing disrespect.

    He prohibits Muslims from keeping un – Islamic names. He has advised such names as Abdullah, Abdur Rahmaan, Muhammad and Ahmad. He dislikes using the name ?Rahmaan? for a person. He has said that since this is one of the Beautiful Names of Allah, we should use the persons full name ??Abdur Rahmaan.?

    His entire life has been spent making Jihad against the enemies of Islam such as the Deobandis, Wahabis, Maududis, Ibn Taimiyya, Qadianism, or Najdism. He has always propagated the truth found in the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah. And with his advice, he has helped protect the Imaan of not only the Muslims of India, but of Muslims throughout the world.

    He has attacked the enemies of Islam throughout his writings and his actions. He has done everything in his capacity to challenge the enemies of Islam. He has always paid special concern to those Sunnis who he felt were being misled and always made it his duty to show them the true path of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah.

    He has always performed his Salaah in Jamaah whether he was on a journey or not. When performing Wudhu, he washes all the parts thoroughly so that the Sunnah is performed.

    He always advises those who are performing their Salaah to fasten their top buttons, to read their Salaah with long sleeve shirts and remove their Ties. He also advises the males to wear their shirts out of their pants when performing Salaah. He also stresses on the performance of correct actions within Salaah. He never perform Salaah using the mike system and strongly disapproves of this.

    Presently one is saddened to see certain so-called Peers, Faqeers and Aalims, who claim to follow the Shari’ah, but are surrounded by women. His Eminence strongly disapproves of this total lack of Purdah. He disapproves of males sitting in the midst of females and never sits alone with females.

    He also strongly disapproves of women sitting inside Mazaars without any Purdah.

    Hadrat also strongly disapproves of video-taping and insists that the video recorders be turned off. He does not enter a Mehfil where video-taping is being done. He also does not like Muslims watching television. In this regard, Hadrat has written a book proving that the use of the video and television is not permissible in Islam. Hadrat does not approve of Muslims keeping photograph.

    Compromises with any person is never allowed in Islam. Although facing arrest and being locked p in a prison cell in a country that was known for its humans right violations, he accepted his fate, yet never compromised with the authorities in matters concerning Shari’ah. His verdicts are based on Shari’ah and never to please any person of group.

    We make Humble Dua the Almighty Allah, through the Wasila of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and through the Sadaqah and Wasila of Imam-e-Ahle Sunnah, Ash Shah Imam Ahmad Raza Khan and Ghousul Waqt, Huzoor Mufti?e-Azam-e-Hind, Maulana Mustapha Raza Khan Noori Barakaati (radi Allahu anhu) grants his Eminence long life, good health and the strength to continue serving the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah and to serve as an inspiration to the sincere seekers of truth. Ameen.


    Azharul Fatawa – Collection of English Fatawa
    by Taajush Shariah Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari al-Qaadiri

    This Kitaab named Azharul Fatawa is a collection of Taajush Shariah, Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari al-Qaadiri’s Fatawa in English. Although most of the Fatawa were issued in South Africa, the type of questions that were submitted to him are the type that commonly emerges amongst Muslim communities living in Western countries, and therefore, they are useful to these communities.

    Azharul Fatawa has also been published in printed book form.

    Part I: Date of Publication: November 1998 – No. of Copies: 2 000
    Part II: Date of Publication: February 2001 – (Zil-Qadah 1421 A.H.) -No. of Copies: 2 000
    PART I & II: Date of Publication: August 2001 – No. of Copies: 1000
    PART I & II: Date of Publication: August 2001 – No. of Copies: 1000
    PART III: Date of Publication: February 2003 – (Zil Hajjah 1423 A.H.) – No. Of Copies: 2000
    COMBINED EDITION PART I, II & III: April 2005 (Rabi-ul-Awwal 1426 A.H.) – No. of Copies: 1000


    by Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Naseem Ashraf Habibi (Habibi Darul Ifta, Durban SA)

    A few Words about Azharul Fatawa

    by Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Naseem Ashraf Habibi (Habibi Darul Ifta, Durban SA)

    Collection of English Fatawa


    Birth Control

    Blood donation – transfusion and Organ donation

    The Beard – TaraweeH

    The Beard – General

    Darul Harb

    Bank Interest

    The rights of building a musjid

    Conditions oF Wilayat

    Jummah in Prison

    The profit obtained from an Islamic bank

    Circumcision of women

    Wearing of the Tie

    The Superiority of the Holy Prophet MUhammAd (SallAl laAHU Alaihi WasaLlam)

    Khula (Separation by compensation)

    Re-burial by Government authorities


    beard of an Imaam

    The verdict of the Shariah ON the use of the microphone during Salaah

    what is maslak-e-aala hazrat

    the use of the term “hand of allah”



    Reproduction of a copy of the Certificate awarded to Taajush Shari’ah by the
    Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt when he completed his studies there

  15. – Collection of English Fatawa
    by Taajush Shariah Hadrat Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari al-Qaadiri



    Revisiting Graves or Shrines of a Wali Radi Allaho Anhu. In Fiji there is a grave of Wali who came from India and Muslims they visit and respect to that blessed places in the town Navua. The Wali had also shown great Karamaat and even today it can be experienced whosoever visits the graves. The Wahabies claim it is un-Islamic to visit such places. Please provide a Fatawa regarding the cited subject and there is no Muslim Sunni Mufti currenty in Fiji and it is for reason I have knocked your door.

    Shahzad Ali
    Fiji Islands


    In this regard, I have to say that Wahabism is based on disrespecting the Prophets and Saints of Allah and they do not believe in their authority and miracles and so claim that visiting graves and shrines are anti- Islamic and settle such action contrary to the teachings of Islam and say that Muslims should refrain from visiting the graves and shrines and even performing worship at those places.

    In fact, Wahabis have refused the commands of the Holy Quran and authentic Traditions of the Holy Messenger (Sallal-Laahu Ta’ala Alaihi Wasallam) and have adopted very irrespective manners towards the Saints and pious persons. They are misled and every baseless act of Wahabis is against Islamic faith. The Holy Messenger (Sallal-Laahu Ta’ala Alaihi Wasallam) has clearly stated:- i.e. “I had forbidden to visit the graves. But be attentive that now you do visit the graves.”

    Every Sunni Muslim should ask the Wahabis to present the evidence about their claim. If they cannot present any evidence and surely they would not be able to do so, then it goes without saying that their claim is contrary to Islam. Verily! Everybody can point out that no one is opposing Islam but the Wahabis. In fact, Allah has bestowed upon His favorites, a great importance, and therefore, our Shariah urges Muslims to be in touch with the pious persons and wants to remain this connection till the last moment of life.

    “Recite the statement of Hazrat Yusuf Alaihis Salaam, ‘Make me die as a Muslim and join me with those who are worthy to be very close to you’”. (Sura Yusuf: 101) Note: This invocation of Hazrat Yusuf Alaihis Salaam was to instruct the Ummah as the Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Ta’ala Alaihi Wasallam) is preserved from evil end. This is the reason that the esteemed Prophet commanded his Ummah to visit the graves of virtuous persons. This practice has been continuing since the age of the preceding Prophets. The Holy Quran, narrating the saying of people about the men of the cave, says: “Those who prevailed in their affair said, ‘We swear that we shall erect over them a mosque’”. (Al-Kahaf: 21). Hence, everybody can derive clearly that Muslims in every age used to build the Mosque around the Shrine.

    Since Saints are the favorites of Allah and close to Him, therefore the Muslim for beneficence visit the Shrines, perform Namaaz in the Mosque near of the Shrines, and undoubtedly, Muslims consider this act a good deed. Now they should answer whether the statement of Wahabis is contrary to Islam or the practice of Ahle-Sunnat which they have inherited by the virtuous persons from the very beginning of Islam and is still going on. It goes on without saying that whose action is contrary to Islam? This is the action of Wahabis only which is baseless in the light of the tradition of the Holy Prophet (Sallal-Laahu Ta’ala Alaihi Wasallam) which says that Allah cursed the Jews as they assumed the graves of their Prophets in the form of the Mosques. I have to say that this Hadith is never supporting them. This is only backing up the Ahle Sunnat Wa-Jamaat.

    The Jews built the Mosque directly on the graves and this is obvious that this is the contempting manner and irrespective. We never allow to build a Mosque over the graves. However, he who builds a Mosque near the grave of a Saint or performs Namaaz near a grave with the intention to seek spiritual help and to be benefited from the effects of Awliya; then there is no objection to this practice. You know that the Shrine of Hazrat Ismail Alaihis Salaam is in the premises of Masjidul Haram and it is very virtuous to perform Namaaz in certain place.

    In this regard the verses of the Holy Quran i.e. “We swear that we shall erect over them a Mosque” has been stated before. It has been stated in “Jalalain” explaining the word Alaihim i.e. around their graves. Through this explanation given in Jalalain it goes on without saying that the Holy Quran legitimizes to build a Mosque around the grave and it can be derived very clearly that this practice has been going on by the Muslims since thousands of years. Wahabis committed contempt of Awliya in a more violent way and so they destroyed (demolished) the graves and Shrines and still they are not pleased to do so but they just want to obliterate the reverence of the Prophets and Saints absolutely from the heart of Muslims. That is why they urged Muslims neither to visit the graves nor to pay submission and devotion to them at all.

    Ja Nashine Mufti Azam, Allama Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza Khan Azhari Qaadiri

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