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POEMS: weak, yet the hope is strong.

The heart-touching point is

that even a weak Hadith touched the heart of a Alahazrat
1) Doob Sakti Naheen Tufaan Ki Tugyani Mein! Jis Ki Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh to such an extent.
Kashti Ho Muhammad Ki Nighabani Mein

2) Aankh Mai Bareilly Shareef Ka Surma Laga Kar Dekh, A unique way of sleeping:
Har Bad-Mazhub Khula Shaytan Nazar Aaye Ga!!!
When sleeping, AlaHazrat Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh
would place his thumb upon his index finger to form the
word . He would never stretch or spread his feet
Letter from Madina Tul Munawarah: whilst asleep, but he would sleep on his right hand side
with both hands together and placed under his head. He
Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Rahmatullahi 'alayh would then close his legs to form the word . (Hayat-
says e-AlaHazrat, V1, P99, Maktaba-tul-Madina, Baab-ul-
Madina Karachi)
"A friend sent me a letter from Madina Tul Munawarah in
which he requested 50 rupees. I received this letter on These are the elegant manners of the lovers of Allah
sunday. The post leaves Bareilly every wednesday for Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala and His noble Messenger
bombay where it catches the saturday mail ship for Hijaz. Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Sallam.
This letter slipped my mind on monday and I thought of it
on tuesday. I checked for money in my home. Let alone
50 rupees, I could not even find a paisa (penny)!!
When AlaHazrat Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh went on Hajj
for the second time, he spent much of his time at the holy
Tuesday passed. I performed my Magrib salah and sat
site of the green dome of the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu
worried in the Masjid thinking that tommorow is
ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa
wednesday and I dont have any money to send to a
Sallam. He longed to see the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu
friend who lives in the Sacred city of the Habib Salla
ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa
Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam. I immediatly turned to
Sallam and so kept reciting Durood Shareef for a long
Sayyedinah Rasoolullah Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam
time in front of the gold wire mesh. On the first night, his
assistance and raised my hands and cried "YA
desire was not fulfilled, and he became drowned in
RASOOLULLAH!!! The request has come from your
sadness. He felt loneliness and wrote a lyric in love of the
Sacred city but I have nothing to send. Please grant it to
Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam)
Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Sallam. This begins,
While I was in the dua my nephew Hazrat Hasnain Mian
called out loud to me "seth ibrahim has come from
bombay to meet you"

I came out to meet him and when he left he presented In the last verse he showed his extreme love, devotion,
me with 51 rupees. It made me think why 51 rupees affection & humility for the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu
when only 50 rupees were required. I then realised that 1
ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa
rupee was needed for postal charges. Nonetheless, the
next morning I sent the money. Sallam:

This is how the beloved Habib Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa

Sallam answered my dua.

On 2nd Hajj: (In the second line of the above verse, AlaHazrat
Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh, due to humbleness, used the
During his second Hajj, Alahazrat Rahmatullahi Ta'ala word 'dog' for himself, but, Sag-e-Madina has politely
Alayh was suffering from fever. As the fever subdued, written 'shaida' instead.) AlaHazrat Rahmatullahi Ta'ala
Alahazrat Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh took his bath and Alayh recited this verse whilst he respectfully sat in front
rushed towards the Haram Sharif. In the meantime, it of the blessed grave. Suddenly, his fortune awoke and
began to rain. Alahazrat recollected a hadith Whosoever
he was blessed with the Holy vision of The Beloved of
performs Tawaf amid rains, swims in the bounty of Allah
Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala. Alahazrat Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala, The Noble Prophet (Salla
Alayh kissed the Hajr-i-Aswad and started the Tawaf Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) Sallal Laahu Ta'ala
forthwith, with the result that fever gripped him again. Alayhi Wa Sallam. (Hayat-e-AlaHazrat, V1, P92,
When Hazrat Sayyid Ismail Makki Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Maktaba-tul-Madina, Baab-ul-Madina Karachi)
Alayh, a noted savant of his time, came to know of it, he
said to Alahazrat Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh, You did not Subhan-Allah ! May we be sacrificed over those eyes
care of you simply for a weak Hadith. Upon this Alahzrat
that had physically seen the beloved of Allah
Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh replied Though the Hadith is
Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala! And why would he not have? for the Bihari students; and sheep for the Punjabi and
Because the love of the beloved Prophet Sallal Laahu other foreign students.
Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Sallam had overpowered him and
he was 'lost in the contemplation of the beloved A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) loved and cared for
Prophet Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Sallam'. This children. He always made them feel comfortable
is evident from His poetry. around him. He never shouted or scolded at them
unnecessarily. If any child did something wrong, he
Once, the poets composed poems in praise & would gently explain to that child their error and show
compliment of the governor of Nan-Para (district them the right path. He always returned the Salaams of
Behraich-UP). Some people requested AlaHazrat little children.
Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh to also compose a poem in
praise of the Governor. In reply to this, AlaHazrat
Once, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was performing
Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh wrote a Naat Shareef which
I'tikaaf in the Masjid in Bareilly Shareef. It was a cold
begun like this:
winter's night. It was raining quiet heavily. A'la Hadrat
(radi Allahu anhu) went to perform his Wudhu. In order
not to allow the Masjid floors from becoming wet, he
placed the blanket that he was wearing on to the Masjid
floor by folding it four times to soak in the water. He then
made his Wudhu on the blanket. Thus, he did not allow
one drop of water to fall in the Masjid. A'la Hadrat (radi
And in the last verse of his poem, AlaHazrat
Allahu anhu) then spent the entire night shivering in the
Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh very elegantly writes,
cold since he did not have a blanket to cover himself with
because it was damp with water.

Hadrat Mahdi Hassan Barkaati (radi Allahu anhu), the

Sajjada-e-Nashin of Sarkaare Kilan Mahrerah Shareef
states, "When I used to go to Bareilly Shareef, Huzoor
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) would personally bring out
AlaHazrat Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh says why should I the food for me, and he would also wash my hands.
compliment the rich? I am a beggar of the gate of my Once, while washing my hands, he requested me to give
merciful Prophet Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Sallam. him my ring and bangle which were made of gold. I
My religion is not 'Para-e-Naan'. 'Para' means a piece immediately presented them to him. Later, I departed to
and 'Naan' means 'Roti', which metaphorically implies Bombay. When I returned to Mahrerah Shareef, my
that I will not sell myself to the worldly kings. daughter informed me that there was a parcel for me
from Bareilly Shareef. I opened the parcel and found
Hadrat Allamah Zafruddeen Bihari (radi Allahu anhu) enclosed the ring and bangle. There was also a note in it
states that while he was still a student in Bareilly which A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) wrote presenting the
jewels to my daughter."
Shareef, he and many others used to spend their Eid in
Bareilly Shareef. They did not go home to their families
Subhan-Allah! Look at the respect and wisdom that A'la
as they lived far from the madressa. But, he says that Eid
Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) showed towards his superiors.
was always spent joyfully because A'la Hadrat (radi
He practised upon the law of "Amr bil Ma'roof Wa Nahi
Allahu anhu) used to treat them like his very own
Anil Munkir" (forbidding that what is not proper and
children. He used to also give them "Eidi" (spending
practising that what is good) and the same time showing
money) on that day.
great respect towards Hadrat Mahdi Hassan Barkaati
(radi Allahu anhu).
When Muffasir-e-Azam-e-Hind, Hadrat Ebrahim Raza
Khan (radi Allahu anhu), who is the father of Tajush Once, a young boy went to see A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
Shariah, Hadrat Allamah Mufti Mohammed Akhtar Raza anhu) at his home. He said, "Huzoor! You are invited to
Khan Al Azhari, was born, his grand-father, A'la Hadrat my house tomorrow morning." A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
(radi Allahu anhu), out of great joy, invited all the anhu) lovingly asked the boy, "What will you be feeding
students of Madressa Manzare Islam to a meal. Before me?" The boy, undoing a knot at the bottom of his kurta,
preparing the meal, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) asked happily replied, "Look! I have brought some Dhall and
each group of students as to what they enjoyed eating. chillies." A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) said, "Very well
Accordingly, he prepared the meals for them - fish and then. I shall come tomorrow."
rice for the Bengali students; Firini, Zarda and Breyani
that in the time period from Wudhu till the time of Jamaat,
The following morning, Hajee Kifaayatullah (radi Allahu Hadrat Allamah Sadrush Shariat (radi Allahu anhu) would
anhu) accompanied A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) to the recite one Sipara. Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
boy's house. As they entered the house, Hajee anhu) would listen to it and, thereafter, recite the same
Kifaayatullah commented, "Huzoor! This is the home of a Sipara in the Taraweeh Salaah. He continued with this
musician." Just then the boy appeared to wash their routine for 30 days, And by the end of the month of
hands. A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) asked him, "Where ramadaan, A'la Hadrat Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu became
is your father and what is his occupation?" Before the a complete Hafiz of the Holy Quran!
boy could answer, the boy's mother, from behind the
pardah, respectfully said, "Huzoor! My husband passed Once A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) went to Pillibit
away and he used to be a musician, but before his death Shareef. He stayed with Muhaddith-e-Surat, Hadrat
he repented. Now, all that I have is this young boy who Mawlana Wasi Ahmad Sahib (radi Allahu anhu). Before
works to support us." A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) then leaving for Bareilly Shareef, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
made Dua-e-Barakah and sat down to eat. After eating anhu) requested to borrow a Kitaab called "Uqoodul
he said, "If I would receive such sincere invitations Arya" from him. As there was only one copy of the book
daily, then I will definitely accept them." he gave A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) the book and said,
"After studying the book, please return it as these are the
On Last saturday we have held a conference in only few kitaabs that I have for Fatawa writing."
rememberance of great Ala-Hazrat Radi Allahu anhu,
one of the scholar said a great thought.. i would like to A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was supposed to depart
share here. from Pillibit Shareef that night, but since he had been
invited at another person's home, he stayed one more
He said.. night in Pillibit Shareef. Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi
Allahu anhu) spent the entire night studying the Kitaab,
"Ala-Hazrat Radi Allahu anhu not nurished or which consisted of numerous volumes.
delivered scholars.... you can buy a scholar, his
words you can buy..his pen you can buy.... The following morning, before leaving for the Railway
Ala-Hazrat Radi Allahu anhu Station to meet A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu), Hadrat
nurished and delivered Ashiqs (Lovers/Slave) of our Muhaddith-e- Surat (radi Allahu anhu) found that the
prophets Mohammed Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam Kitaab that he had lent A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) had
and no one can buy a lover." been returned. He thought that A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
anhu) was angry and displeased with him for asking him
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was a child of 4 years to return the Kitaab quickly. He immediately went to A'la
when this incident took place. On that particular day, he Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) and asked for pardon. A'la
was dressed in a long Kurta. As he stepped out of his Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) smiled and then said, "That is
house, a few female prostitutes walked past him. In order not the reason for returning the Kitaab. I stayed one more
to cover his eyes, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) quickly night, so I studied the book and, therefore, did not find
held the bottom of his Kurta with both his hands and lifted the need to take it with me."
the Kurta over his face. When one of the prostitutes saw
what he did, she said, "Well! Young man. You covered When Hadrat Muhaddith-e-Surat (radi Allahu anhu)
your eyes, but allowed your Satr to be shown." With his heard this he was surprised and exclaimed, "You have
face and eyes still covered, the young A'la Hadrat (radi studied this book in one night!" A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
Allahu anhu) replied, "When the eyes are tempted, then anhu) replied, "Insha-Allah Azwajal, For the next 3
the heart becomes tempted. When the heart is tempted, months I will not need to look at the book to find any
then the concealed parts become tempted." So shocked statements, And as for the essence of the book,
and affected was this woman on hearing such a reply Insha-Allah Azwajal, I will not forget it in my lifetime."
from a child that she lost consciousness. He then said, "The book did not have a table of
contents. I have drawn up one for you."
Once, someone wrote a letter to Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat
(radi Allahu anhu) and addressed him as "Hafiz". When Hadrat Muhaddith-e-Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhu)
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) saw this, he became reported that in the period when he was given permission
depressed for he felt that he was not worthy of such a to serve in the Darul Ifta at Bareilly Shareef, A'la Hadrat
title. He immediately decided to become a Hafiz of the (radi Allahu anhu) bought sweets (Niyaaz) to the value of
Holy Quran. 11 Rupees and made the Fatiha of Sayyiduna Ghousul
Azam (radi allahu anhu). He then distributed the sweets
How did he become a Hafiz-ul-Quran? It has been stated to those who were present. While the sweets were being
distributed, those who were present became astonished was called, looked at me closely for a few minutes. He
to see A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) standing up from his exclaimed that I had the Plague. I could not speak at that
chair and kneeling down on to the floor in the Tashahud moment, or else I could have told him that his diagnosis
position. They immediately came closer to him too see was incorrect and false.
what had happened. Then only did they realize that
the person distributing the Niyaaz had dropped a "I was certain that I did not have the Plague or any other
little on the ground, and A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu major disease, simply because I had already recited a
anhu) was lifting this piece of Niyaaz with the tip of Dualink as explained by Sayyiduna Rasoolulah (salal
his blessed tongue! laahu alaihi wa sallam) who said that if one sees a
serious and deadly illness, he should recite the following
This alone will show the great amount of love and Dua, which would protect the person from such an
respect that A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) possessed illness. I had, therefore, recited this dua: 'Al hamdu lil
for Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu). It laahil lazi aafini mim mab tilaaka bihi wa fad dalni 'ala
has been stated that A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) katheeram mimam khalaqa tafdeelan.' Whenever I saw
was not only the Na'ib (Helper) of Sayyiduna Ghousul a serious illness, I recited this Dua, therefore, I was
Azam (radi Allahu anhu), but he was also the protected against it, including the Plague.
Ghousul Azam of his time. He wrote many
Manqabats in praise of Hadrat Sheikh Abdul Qaadir "Thereafter, with extreme respect, I proclaimed aloud, 'O
Jilani (radi Allahu anhu). Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala! Prove that the words of
your beloved Habeeb (salal laahu alaihi wa sallam) is
"Once, when A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was returning true, and that the words of the doctor is false'. At that
from Hajj by ship with his father, there was a great storm. moment a voice on my right advised me to use the
The storm reached such an intensity that the Captain Miswaak and black pepper. With a little difficulty, I
advised the passengers to wear their kafans (shrouds), performed brushing with the Miswaak and kept the black
for he could see no escape from such a storm. A'la pepper on my tongue as a tablet. Infinite, indeed, is the
Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu), noticing the concern on the Mercy of Almighty Allah! Within a few minutes, I had
face of his father, inquired as to what had transpired. His gained my strength and sent the doctor away by proving
father replied, 'My beloved son, I have no concern for that his diagnosis was false and baseless"
myself, rather it is for you that I am sad'. The young A'la
Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) replied, 'O father! If the captain Once, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu) was
has lost hope then let him do so. We should have invited to the home of a certain person. In those days,
complete faith in Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala and His the Ulema were carried in chariots as a means of
beloved Habeeb, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu transport. A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was sitting in
alaihi wa sallam). In accordance with the commands of one of these chariots that was carried by the chariot-
the beloved Habeeb (sallal laahu alaihi wa sallam), when bearers. As they proceeded along the way, Sayyiduna
entering this ship, I recited the Dua: 'Subhaanal lazi A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) suddenly commanded the
sakh khara lana haaza wa maa kunna lahu muq chariot-bearers to stop. He immediately alighted from the
rineen wa inna ila Rabbina la mun qalibun'. chariot and asked, "Who is a Sayed from amongst you? I
Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wa sallam) am receiving the scent of a Sayed." One of the chariot-
has stated that, 'Whosoever, recites this Dua when bearer's, who was a Sayed, was too scared to speak.
entering a ship (any mode of transport), that ship Nevertheless, when A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) further
would not be destroyed. Therefore, I have absolute prompted that person to reveal himself, he came forward
certainty that generations may change, yet, this ship and admitted that he was Sayed.
would never sink'."
With tears in his eyes, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) fell
A'la Hadrat, Having merely spoken these words, at his feet and began asking for pardon. The Sayed
when the captain arrived and began informing the continuously asked A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) to
passengers that the storm is subsiding and that refrain from doing so but, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu)
there was no need for concern! continued asking for pardon, by saying, "Please forgive
me. What would I do on the Day of Qiyamah if the Noble
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) narrates, "There was Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (sallal
once a rumour in Bareilly, that the Plague had appeared. laahu alaihi wasallam) asks me concerning this incident,
Co-incidently, at that moment, my gums became and says to me that I showed disrespect to his family?"
extremely inflamed. It continued to such proportions that
it became difficult for me to open my mouth. I also had a The Sayed readily forgave A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu).
high fever, coupled with inflamed glands. The doctor who But this Aashik-e-Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
was yet not satisfied. He commanded the Sayed to sit on dropped him."
the Chariot, and placing the chariot on his blessed
shoulders, carried the Sayed for the same distance which At that moment, Mawlana Mustapha Raza Khan (radi
he had been carried! Allahu anhu), who was still a child, was playing on the
roof of the house. When Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi
Allahu Akbar! Those who had been witnesses to this Allahu anhu) reached the house, his mother came up to
incident could not believe that the Imam of the Ahle him and said, "You should know better than to argue with
Sunnah Wa Jamaah, the Mujaddid of Islam was Majzoobs. Look! Mustapha Raza has fallen off the roof."
carrying a chariot-bearer on his blessed shoulders. A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) enquired as to whether his
But to A'la Hadrat (radi allahu anhu), that person that son had been hurt or not. When he was told that he was
he was carrying was no ordinary chariot-bearer. It not injured, he said, "I am prepared to sacrifice a
was a family of the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala thousand Mustapha Raza's on the raza, But I will not
'alayhi wa Sallam) (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! allow one word to be uttered against the dignity of
Rasool e Akram Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa
It has been recorded that Hadrat Mawlana Sallam."
Naee'muddeen Muradabadi Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh
once asked A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) the reason After some time, the Majzoob returned and met
from him being so severe upon those who Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) and said, "O
disrespected Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu Ahmed Raza! You are victorious. Our case was
alaihi wa sallam). A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) replied, brought up before Sultaanul Hind, Hadrat Kwaja
"O Mawlana! I am severe upon those people, Because Gharib un Nawaaz Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu. He had
instead of insulting sayyinuna Rasulullah Sallal Laahu passed the verdict on your behalf, And
Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Sallam, They should rather make me Alhumdulillah, Through your blessings, I am now
the target for their insults. I do not have any interest in able to see the karam (mercy) of the Noble Prophet
what they are calling me. At least, While they are busy (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) Sallal Laahu
insulting me, My Beloved Master, Sayyinuna Rasulullah Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Sallam even in the skies."
Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Sallam is spared from
these insults." In the year 1294 A.H., at the age of 22 years, Sayyiduna
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) became the Mureed
The above mentioned incidents clearly highlights the (Disciple) of Imam-ul-Asfiya, Sayyiduna Shah Aale
following thoughts of Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (radi Rasool Mahrerwi (radi Allahu anhu). The incident
Allahu anhu): "If you desire my life, I will sacrifice it. surrounding the Bai'at (Spiritual Allegiance) and Khilafat
If you desire my wealth I will give it. But, there is one (Spiritual Successorship) of A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
thing that I will never sacrifice, and that is, the love anhu) is as follows:
and reverence for the beloved, Sayyiduna Rasulullah
(sallal laahu alaihi wa sallam)." Once Hadrat Mawlana Abdul Qaadir Badayouni (radi
Allahu anhu) came to Bareilly Shareef. He invited A'la
Bai'at And Khilafat Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) to go to Mahrera Shareef with
him. Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) accepted
Once, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) went into the Raza his invitation and they both set off to Mahrera Shareef.
Masjid in Bareilly Shareef. He was confronted by a When they arrived at the station in Mahrera Shareef, A'la
Majzoob, Hadrat Dhoka Shah (radi Allahu anhu). The Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) said, "I'm Receiving the scent
Majzoob said, "O Ahmed Raza! I see the Power of the of my murshid."
Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam)
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) only on the earth and not in When they reached the Khanqah-e-Barakaati and
the skies." entered, Sayyiduna Shah Aale Rasool (radi Allahu anhu)
saw A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) and said, "Come in.
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu), in turn, replied: "The I've been awaiting your presence for a long time."
Power of Huzoor (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is on the
earth and in the skies." The Majzoob said that he could Sayyidyna Shah Aale Rasool Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu
not see this. immediately made A'la Hadrat Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu a
mureed and blessed him with khilafat and i'jazat in all the
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) said, "Whether you see it sufi silsilas. Thus, A'la Hadrat's (radi Allahu anhu) Peer-
or not, it is still present." o-Murshid (Spiritual Guide) was Hadrat Sayyiduna Shah
Aale Rasool (radi Allahu anhu).
The Majzoob, in a highly spiritual state, said, "Go! I have
Hadrat Sayyiduna Abul Hussain Noori Barakaati (radi Respected Representative," and would not allow that
Allahu anhu), who was also the Peer-o-Murshid of person to leave without giving him something to eat. A'la
Moulana Mustapha Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu), was Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) would personally go into the
also present in this spiritual gathering. He was also a house to bring out food for that person. He even used to
great Awliya Allah and needed no introduction to carry the dish or plate of food on his head!
Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu). For the benefit
of the others who were present and to make them aware If this is the respect that A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
of the exalted calibre and status of A'la Hadrat (radi anhu) showed towards the representatives of his
Allahu anhu), he asked Hadrat Sayyiduna Shah Aale Peer-o-Murshid and his family, one cannot imagine
Rasool (radi Allahu anhu) a question. He asked, "Huzoor! or fathom the respect which he showed towards
The ritual here at mahrera shareef is that if any person them personally!
comes here, and after becoming mureed desires to gain
khilafat and i'jazat, then we ask him to perform mujahida A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) gained great expertise
(struggle in the path of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala). in the field of Astronomy and Astrology.
We also give him dried bread to eat as part of his
spiritual training. After this, if we find him worthy enough, There was a person by the name of Mawlana Ghulam
then we grant him khilafat and i'jazat in one or two Hussain Sahib, who used to regard himself as an
silsila's. But you have blessed this young man with authority in Astrology. Once, Mawlana Ghulam Hussain
khilafat and ijazat of all the silsilas, and even Sahib visited A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu). A'la Hadrat
commanded him to look at and verify all the kitaabs (radi Allahu anhu) asked him, "So! What is the situation
which you have written. Why is this so?" of the rain?" After working out the position of the stars,
Mawlana Ghulam Sahib drew-up an astronomical table
Sayyiduna Shah Aale Rasool (radi Allahu anhu) and said,"In this month there will be no rain. It will only
answered with the following words: "O People You do not rain in the following month." Mawlana Sahib then handed
know Ahmed Raza. Others who come here need to be over the astronomical table to A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
prepared before gaining i'jazat and khilagfat. But Ahmed anhu). A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) examined it and
Raza Khan has come prepared from Almighty Allah said, "All the Power is by Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala. If
Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala. All he needed was a link and He pleases, then it may rain now." Mawlana Ghulam
this is why I made him mureed." Hussain then said, "Are you not observing the
astronomical table?" A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) said,
"I always teared through the fear of Almighty Allah "I am observing everything."
Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala that if on the day of Qiyamah, He
Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala questioned me concerning what I A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) then looked towards the
had brought for Him from the world, then I would have no clock and asked, "What time is it?" Mawlana Ghulam
answer. But, today, that fear no longer exists. If on the Hussain said, "Quarter past eleven." Sayyiduna A'la
day of Qiyamah the Almight asjks, 'O Aale Rasool! What Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) said, "That means that there is
have you brought for me?' Then, I will immediately three quarters of an hour left for twelve o' clock." Saying
present Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Radi Allahu Ta'ala this, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) walked up to the clock
Anhu to my Creator." that was in the room. With his finger he moved the big
needle of the clock until it was on the twelve, thus
This highly spiritual incident alone explains the showing twelve o'clock. The clock began to chime. A'la
status of A'la Hadrat, Azeemul Barkat, Imam Ahmed Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) then said, "You said that it
Raza Khan (radi Allahu anhu). would take three quarters of an hour for the needle to
come to twelve o' clock." The Mawlana Sahib replied,
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) possessed immense love "But you were responsible for altering the position of the
for his Peer-o-Murshid and for the family members. He needle."
also displayed his love for all those who had contact with
them and respected them. Whenever A'la Hadrat (radi On hearing this, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) said,
Allahu anhu) went to Mahrera Shareef to gain blessings "Almighty Allah is All-Powerful and He may alter the
from his Peer-o-Murshid, he would remove his shoes at position of the stars whenever he wishes..."
the station and walk bare feet in Mahrera Shareef!
Whenever any person or representative from Mahrera A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) had not yet completed his
Shareef arrived in Bareilly Shareef to deliver a letter or sentence when it began to rain uncontrollably.
parcel to A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu), he would treat
that person with great respect and dignity. He addressed
the person with words of respect, such as, "Most
Incidents Pointing To His Immense Knowledge: Governor commented that since he was so brilliant at
such a young age, that A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu)
A few days after the Nikah of A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu should study a few books in Logistics under the
anhu), a certain person came to Bareilly Shareef. He supervision of Moulvi Abdul Haq Kheyrabaadi.
presented a Fatawa of Mawlana Irshaad Hussain
Mujaddidi (radi Allahu anhu) to Hadrat Allamah Mawlana Coincidently, Moulvi Abdul Haq Kheyrabaadi arrived.
Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu) for an answer. The They were both introduced to one another. After getting
Fatawa bore the signatures of many Ulema. acquainted, he questioned Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi
Allahu anhu) concerning the books that he had studied in
Hadrat Allamah Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu), the field of Logistics. A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) told
instructed the messenger with the following words: "Go the Moulvi that he had studied the Kitaab, "Kazi
into the room. Moulvi Sahib is there. He will answer your Mubaarak." Moulvi Abdul Haq Kheyrabaadi did not
question." The messenger entered the room and only believe A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) because he felt
saw A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) sitting there. He that he was too young to study "Kazi Mubaarak". He
returned to Hadrat Allamah Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu then, very sarcastically, asked, "Have you studied
anhu) and said, "There is no Moulvi Sahib there. All I see 'Tahzeeb'?" A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) also answered
in the room is a young lad." Hadrat Allamah Naqi Ali in a very sarcastic manner by saying, "Is 'Tahzeeb'
Khan (radi Allahu anhu) told the messenger: "Give the taught after 'Kazi Mubaarak' at your institution?"
Mas'ala to him and he will answer it." The messenger
went to A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) and handed him After listening to the answers of A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
the Fatawa. He studied it and realised that the answer on anhu), he began questioning him about his qualifications.
the Fatawa of Mawlana Irshaad Hussain (radi Allahu A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) said that he preferred
anhu) was incorrect. A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) wrote teaching, engaging in Fatawa work and writing books. He
the correct answer to the Fatawa and respectfully further asked A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) concernin his
presented it to his father. His father verified his (radi field of expertise. A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) replied
Allahu anhu) answer as being correct. by saying that he specialised in any field that was
necessary at any given time, and this included
The very same Fatawa was then taken to the Governor debating the wahabis.
of Rampur. After studying the Fatawa of A'la Hadrat (radi
Allahu anhu), the Governor requested the presence of When Moulvi Abdul Haq heared this reply from A'la
Mawlana Irshaad Hussain Sahib (radi Allahu anhu). Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu), he remarked, "That crazy
When the said Mawlana appeared before the Governor, person from Badayoun is also in this fanaticism." (He
the Fatawa was shown to him. Mufti Irshaad Hussain was referring to Mawlana Abdul Qaadir radi allahu anhu).
Sahib (radi Allahu anhu) humbly acknowledged that his On hearing this, Sayyiduna A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu)
Fatawa was incorrect and that the Fatawa from Bareilly became offended and said, "Your father, Mawlana Fadhl-
Shareef was the correct answer. The Governor of e-Haq Kheyrabaadi (radi Allahu anhu), was the first
Rampur then said, "If the Fatawa of Bareilly is correct, person to debate the Wahabis, and he was the one
then how is it that all the other Ulema verified and responsible for writing a book against Isma'il Delhwi. He
endorsed your Fatawa?" Mawlana Irshaad Hussain (radi called this book 'Al Fatawa Fi Butali Taghwa'."
Allahu anhu) replied, "They endorsed my fatawa
because I'm prominent, But the true fatawa is the one Mawlana Abdul Haq Kheyrabbadi then said, "If, in my
written by the mufti of Bareilly." presence, you answer me in this way, then it will be
impossible for me to teach you." A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu
When the Governor learnt that Imam Ahmed Raza Khan anhu) replied by saying, "I have already decided not to
(radi Allahu anhu) was only 20 old, he immediately had study under you, since for me to study under you will be
the great yearning to meet him. It so happened that A'la an insult to the Ulema-e- Ahle Sunnah".
Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) once visited Rampur. The
Governor went and met A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu). Mawlana Mufti Mazharullah said: "Once, I enquired from
The Governor was overwhelmed and as a mark of A'la Hadrat about the holy sacrifice offered by Muslims.
respect offered him a silver chair to sit on. A'la Hadrat He, in his reply, described innumerable kinds of sheep
(radi Allahu anhu) refused to sit on the silver chair saying which was a matter of surprise for me. I kept his letter
that the use of silver furniture is Haraam. Feeling with me. It so happened that Mawlana Kifaayatullah
ashamed, the Governor requested A'la Hadrat (radi came to see me and by chance he saw the letter. He was
Allahu anhu) to sit on the bed. astounded and said, 'No doubt his learning and
knowledge knows no boundaries'."
While conversing with A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu), the
Astonishing Events Of Childhood: Ramadaan also shows A'la Hadrat's (radi Allahu anhu)
piety and fear of Allah. Fasting was not Fardh (obligatory)
At the age of 3, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was once upon him because he was still a child, but on that day he
standing outside the Raza Musjid in Bareilly Shareef. An intended to keep fast. It should be known that for a little
"unknown" person, attired in an Arabian garb, child to keep fast in India during the summer season was
approached him and spoke to him in the Arabic very difficult. The average temperature on a summer's
language. Those who were present and witnessed this day rises to approximately 50 degrees Celsius. On that
incident heard the young A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) day, the heat of the sun was intense. Hadrat Allamah
converse with the person in pure Arabic. They were Naqi Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu) took his young son, A'la
surprised. The person who spoke to A'la Hadrat (radi Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu), into a room where sweets
Allahu anhu) was never seen again in Bareilly Shareef! were kept. He closed the door and said, "There, eat the
sweets." A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) replied that he
A Majzoob (one drowned in his love for Almighty Allah) was fasting. His father then said, "The fasting of children
by the name of Hadrat Basheeruddeen Sahib (radi Allahu is always like this. The door is closed and no one is
anhu) used to live at the Akhoon Zada Musjid in Bareilly looking. Now you may eat." On hearing this, the young
Shareef. He spoke harshly to anyone who visited him. A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) respectfully said, "Through
A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) wished to meet this Whose command I am fasting, He is Seeing me." On
Majzoob. One night, at about 11 o'clock, he set off alone hearing this answer from a little child, tears began to flow
to meet him. He sat respectfully for about 15 minutes from the eyes of Hadrat Allamah Naqi Ali Khan (radi
outside the Majzoob's house. After some time, the Allahu anhu). He then left the room with A'la Hadrat (radi
Majzoob became aware of him and asked, "Who are you Allahu anhu).
to Mawlana Raza Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu)." A'la
Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) replied that he was the
grandson of Hadrat Raza Ali Khan (radi Allahu anhu).
The Majzoob immediately embraced him and took him
into his little room. He asked A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu KARAMAAT:
anhu) if he had come for any specific matter, but A'la
Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) said that he had come to ask Without any exaggeration, an entire book on the
him to make Dua for him. On hearing this, the Majzoob, Karaamats (Miracles) of Aala Hazrat (Radi Allah Anhu)
for approximately half an hour, made the following Dua: can be compiled. In this time, the greatest Karaamat that
"May Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala have mercy on you, any person can display is his followance of Shariat-e-
May Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala bless you." Mustafa (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Aala Hazrat (Radi
Allah Anhu) never fell short of this in any way. We also
Imam Ahmed Raza Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh's Piety wish to state that, in reality, the mere existence of
as a child: AalaHazrat (Radi Allah Anhu) was a miracle on its own.

A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) was a child of 4 years Janaab Amjad Ali was a resident of Bhasouri. He was a
when this incident took place. On that particular day, he dedicated mureed of Aala Hazrat (Radi Allah Anhu).
was dressed in a long Kurta. As he stepped out of his Once Amjad Ali took his rifle and went out hunting. While
house, a few female prostitutes walked past him. In order he was hunting, a stray bullet from his rifle accidentally
to cover his eyes, A'la Hadrat (radi Allahu anhu) quickly hit a passer-by, killing him. Amjad Ali was later arrested
held the bottom of his Kurta with both his hands and lifted for murder. He was tried and then sentenced to death by
the Kurta over his face. When one of the prostitutes saw hanging. A few days before his execution, a few
what he did, she said, "Well! Young man. You covered members of his family came to visit him. With the mere
your eyes, but allowed your Satr to be shown." With his thought of his execution, they began to weep bitterly. He
face and eyes still covered, the young A'la Hadrat (radi smiled at them and said, "Go home and do not weep. I
Allahu anhu) replied, "When the eyes are tempted, then will return on the day of my execution. My Peer-o-
the heart becomes tempted. When the heart is tempted, Murshid, Sayyiduna Aala Hazrat (Radi Allah Anhu) has
then the concealed parts become tempted." So shocked stated that he has released me." On the night of his
and affected was this woman on hearing such a reply execution, his mother went to visit him.
from a child that she lost consciousness.
Thinking how near the time of his execution had come,
Imam Ahmed Raza Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh's Piety she began to weep out of fear. But Amjad Ali's faith in the
as a child: words of his Peer-o-Murshid was very strong. He asked
his mother to go home and to stop worrying. He told her
Another incident which happened in the Month of that through the Will of Almighty Allah, he will return
home in a little while to have breakfast with her. Being
visibly shaken, she returned home. The time had finally
arrived. Amjad Ali was escorted to the gallows to be
hanged. The noose was put around his neck. The
authorities asked him if he had any final request. Very
calmly, he replied, "There is no need to request anything.
My time of death has not yet arrived." The authorities
were baffled by his composure. Nevertheless, they
decided to proceed with the hanging. As they were about
to hang him, the authorities received a telegram. The
telegram stated that due to the crowning of the queen,
certain prisoners were granted pardon. Amjad Ali Sahib's
name was on that list! He was immediately released. As
promised he went home to have breakfast with his
mother. In this Karaamat of Aala Hazrat (Radi Allah
Anhu), not only was Amjad Ali pardoned but, many other
prisoners were pardoned.

In Bareilly Shareef, there was a person who suspicious

about Ulama, Awliyah and Peer-o-Murshid and Mureed
relationships. One of his friends, who was on his way to
meet Aala Hazrat (Radi Allah Anhu), asked this person to
accompany him and meet Aala Hazrat (Radi Allah Anhu).
He also suggested that by discussing his false concepts
and beliefs with Aala Hazrat (Radi Allah Anhu), he will be
shown the right path. While discussing whether or not to
go, that person with the false concepts, saw a vendor
selling fresh sweetmeats. He said, "First buy me some
sweetmeats then I will go with you." His friend agreed to
buy it for him on the way back home. Nevertheless, after
much convincing he agreed to accompany his friend to
the house of Aala Hazrat (Radi Allah Anhu). They
entered his blessed house and sat there. A mureed
arrived and brought some sweetmeats. It was the
procedure in the court of Aala Hazrat (Radi Allah Anhu)
that those persons with beards would get two shares,
and those without beards would receive only one share
as they were still taken as children.

The mureed who was responsible for distributing the

sweetmeats only gave one share to the person who had
misconceptions about Awliyah and Ulama. Aala Hazrat
(Radi Allah Anhu), who was present there and witnessing
the entire incident, commanded the mureed to give that
person two shares. The mureed remarked, "Huzoor! He
has no beard. He should get one." Aala Hazrat (Radi
Allah Anhu) replied, "Give him two. He desires to have
two." When the person heard this he immediately
repented and became the mureed of Aala Hazrat (Radi
Allah Anhu). His desire was to receive two shares and he
realised that