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    Default Syed Ahmed Saheed (RA)

    Sayyid Ahmed Berelwi (1201–1248AH)

    A Biographical Sketch Of Hazrat Sayyid Ahmed ibn Muhammad Berelwi RahmatulLahi ‘alaih

    Born in 1786 C.E. in Rai-Berelwi, Uttah Paradesh, India.

    His noble father’s name was Sayyid Muhammad Irfan, an ‘Alim of immense stature.

    He was a direct descendent (36th in line) of the Holy Prophet salla’lLahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, through his grandson Hasan ibn ‘Ali radiAllahu anhum.

    His ancestors started arriving in India around 1211-1236 C.E. and begun spreading the light of Islam.

    On the 6th of June 1831 C.E. the Imam fought a jihad against the Sikhs in Balkot, Afghanistan, and became a martyr along with 9,000 other mujahideen.

    His Murshid was the Imam of his time in India; Shah Abdul ‘Aziz, Muhadith-i-Dehlawi.

    One of his murid, ‘Abdul Ahad reported that during his lifetime, around 40,000 Hindus and non-Muslims took shahadah in his blessed hand!

    His three most prominent khulafahs where:

    Shah Sufi Nur Muhammad Nijampuri
    Mawlānā Imamuddin
    Mawlānā Karamat ‘Ali Jaunpuri

    Of the three, Hazrat Karamat ‘Ali was the only one who did not take part in any jihad against the Sikhs or the ruling British Raj, as he was ordered by his Murshid to go to Bengal (present day Bangladesh) and guide the people to Islam and implement the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet salla’lLahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, as opposed to the prevalent customs and cultures of the time.

    A Miracle (Karamah)

    An incident is recorded regarding the noble Sayyid while he was residing in Calcutta; there was once a man who had an obsession with alcohol. One day this fellow came to the presence of the Imam and asked to give baya’ to the Imam, but begged to be given the chance to continue with his drinking as he felt he would die without it!

    The Imam answered, “As you wish, however you must promise never to drink in front of me”.

    Having made his promise to the Imam, the person then gave baya’ and went on his way home.

    Once home, he ordered his servant to bring him alcohol, and while holding his drink in his hand, he was about to touch the glass to his lips, when he saw the Imam right in front of him! Shocked by the sight, he dropped his drink.

    As soon as the glass smashed on the floor spilling the alcohol, he realised the Imam was no longer there! So he begun to get more alcohol, and like before, as soon as he brought the alcohol next to his lips the Imam appeared right in front of him, and again he dropped it on the floor with the same result, the Imam had disappeared!

    Feeling a little freaked, he locked all the doors and windows in his house and once again begun to take the alcohol and again the Imam stood right in front of him! As soon as he dropped it, the Imam was nowhere to be seen!

    In the end, out of despair, he took the rest of the alcohol and went into the toilet, reasoning the Imam wouldn’t be there. But to his surprise the Imam stood right in front of him!

    Realising that where ever he goes to drink, the Imam would be watching him, he got rid of all the alcohol in his house and went straight to the Imam and fell at his feet and begged for forgiveness and promised he would never touch alcohol again!

    A Slur Against The Noble Sayyid

    His enemies accused him of being a ‘Wahabi’, however, he was far from it, the jihad he waged against the Sikhs was solely to defeat non-Muslims and bring peace and Islamic rule to what was once Muslim-India before the British went in and murdered the Muslim Mogul Emperors.

    His intention was to defeat the British Raj and free the Muslims in Hind from kufr rule.

    It is an irony that a descendent of the Messenger of Allah salla’lLahu ‘alaihi wa sallam can be even called a ‘Wahabi’!

    Today, his intellectual and spiritual descendents are all over India, especially in Assam, and also in Bangladesh, if he was (as is claimed) a ‘Wahabi’, then his so-called ‘Wahabi’’-influence should have passed onto them, yet we observe those pure Sunni Muslims following a Madhhab and belonging to a Ţariqāh and observing the Mawlid, hardly the actions of a would be ‘Wahabi’!

    AlhamdulilLah, the Messenger of Allah salla’lLahu ‘alaihi wa sallam told us to hold onto his household in times of darkness, as they are the shining examples for us to follow.

    Taken from the blog: http://haqiqat-e-muhammadi.blogspot....2011248ah.html
    Main Source(s):
    Mawlānā Husam ud-Din Fultali
    (‘The Life Of Sayyid Ahmed Berelwi for Youngsters’).
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    Ya Habib Salamu 'alayka,
    Ya Rasul Salamu 'alayka,
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    strange no dhikr khair of Shah Ismael shaheed (inshaAllah) rahimahullah.


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    Interesting quote from a biography of the Shaykh life, "Sayid Ahmad Shahid, His Life and Mission" by Mohiuddin Ahmad.

    "Every fundamentalist-reformist movement in Islam must, of necessity, be a call to go back to the 'pure faith' as liad down by the precepts and practices of the Prophet himself. Religion was an absolute eterneal reality which did not stand in need of revision or reformation: what one needed was only, to find out appropriate solutions to the problems, thrown up by the march of time in accordance with the spirit and purpose of its teaching. And, this was the point at which the movements of Sheikh Muhammad ibn 'Abdul Wahhab, Shah Waliullah and Saiyid Ahmad Shahid converged. Still, the two reformist movements of Arabia and India differed on some important issues which cannot be overlooked by any historian. While the former movement totally rejected mysticism, denouncing it as a later accretion, the Indian revivalist movement represented by Shah Waliullah and Saiyid Ahmad Shahid was nourished by a rich tradition of mysticism."

    The forward for the book was written by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi who is a descendent of Sayyid Ahmad Shahid. Shaykh Ali Nadwi lamets the claims that Sayid Ahmad Shahid was a Wahabi. Inshallah I will post more quotes from the book...

    Can the mods maybe move this thread to the biography section?


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    As Mufti Saeed Ahmed Khan (student of Shaikh Abul Hassan Ali Al-Nadavi, Shaikh-ul-Quran Maulana Ghulam Ullah Khan and Shaikh-ul-Hadeeth Maulana Zakariya Sahib) said, if it was not for 4 people, today there would be no Islam in the sub-Continent.

    1. Mujaddid Shaikh Ahmed Sarhindi r.h
    2. Sultan Aurangzaib Alamgeer r.h
    3. Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlvi r.h
    4. Syed Ahmed Shaheed r.h
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    MashaAllah, awesome thread.

    :thumbup:


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    Default Peculiar quotation!

    Asslamo Allaikum Brother,

    I have read "Tareekh-e-Dawat-o-Azimat" by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi again and again over the last 15 years & have NEVER found this quote or even an implicit reference to such a thing.

    I find it amzing that Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi would say such a thing; I don't mean to doubt you but for my personal benefit would you be able to list/text the complete quotation, please?

    Jazakullah Khairun

    Quote Originally Posted by hmoin View Post
    Interesting quote from a biography of the Shaykh life, "Sayid Ahmad Shahid, His Life and Mission" by Mohiuddin Ahmad.

    "Every fundamentalist-reformist movement in Islam must, of necessity, be a call to go back to the 'pure faith' as liad down by the precepts and practices of the Prophet himself. Religion was an absolute eterneal reality which did not stand in need of revision or reformation: what one needed was only, to find out appropriate solutions to the problems, thrown up by the march of time in accordance with the spirit and purpose of its teaching. And, this was the point at which the movements of Sheikh Muhammad ibn 'Abdul Wahhab, Shah Waliullah and Saiyid Ahmad Shahid converged. Still, the two reformist movements of Arabia and India differed on some important issues which cannot be overlooked by any historian. While the former movement totally rejected mysticism, denouncing it as a later accretion, the Indian revivalist movement represented by Shah Waliullah and Saiyid Ahmad Shahid was nourished by a rich tradition of mysticism."

    The forward for the book was written by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi who is a descendent of Sayyid Ahmad Shahid. Shaykh Ali Nadwi lamets the claims that Sayid Ahmad Shahid was a Wahabi. Inshallah I will post more quotes from the book...

    Can the mods maybe move this thread to the biography section?


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    Default Shah Ismael Shaheed!

    Asslamo Allaikum Brother,

    He was the right hand man of Syed Ahmed Shaheed (RA) & the one who Syed Saheb relied upon exclusively as evident from their biographies.

    May Allah (SWT) give him immense reward in his efforts in pointing out the correct path of Tawheed & Sunnah away from Shirk & Bid'aa.

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM TO DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If it wasnt because of him we the Muslims of Sub-continent would be so far immersed in Shirk & Bid'aa it won't even be funny!

    Quote Originally Posted by Salafi View Post
    strange no dhikr khair of Shah Ismael shaheed (inshaAllah) rahimahullah.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hmoin View Post
    Interesting quote from a biography of the Shaykh life, "Sayid Ahmad Shahid, His Life and Mission" by Mohiuddin Ahmad.

    "Every fundamentalist-reformist movement in Islam must, of necessity, be a call to go back to the 'pure faith' as liad down by the precepts and practices of the Prophet himself. Religion was an absolute eterneal reality which did not stand in need of revision or reformation: what one needed was only, to find out appropriate solutions to the problems, thrown up by the march of time in accordance with the spirit and purpose of its teaching. And, this was the point at which the movements of Sheikh Muhammad ibn 'Abdul Wahhab, Shah Waliullah and Saiyid Ahmad Shahid converged. Still, the two reformist movements of Arabia and India differed on some important issues which cannot be overlooked by any historian. While the former movement totally rejected mysticism, denouncing it as a later accretion, the Indian revivalist movement represented by Shah Waliullah and Saiyid Ahmad Shahid was nourished by a rich tradition of mysticism."

    The forward for the book was written by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi who is a descendent of Sayyid Ahmad Shahid. Shaykh Ali Nadwi lamets the claims that Sayid Ahmad Shahid was a Wahabi. Inshallah I will post more quotes from the book...

    Can the mods maybe move this thread to the biography section?
    I've read quite a few books by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi and he has always praised Shah Ahmed Shaheed and Shah Ismail Shaheed. Strange quote bro.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Muadh_Khan View Post
    Asslamo Allaikum Brother,

    He was the right hand man of Syed Ahmed Shaheed (RA) & the one who Syed Saheb relied upon exclusively as evident from their biographies.

    May Allah (SWT) give him immense reward in his efforts in pointing out the correct path of Tawheed & Sunnah away from Shirk & Bid'aa.

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM TO DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If it wasnt because of him we the Muslims of Sub-continent would be so far immersed in Shirk & Bid'aa it won't even be funny!
    thanx alot. may Our Lord bless u.


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    Default Shaykh Abul-Hasan Ali Nadwi (RA)??? Wahabi???

    Asslamo Allaikum,


    I have read many books of Shaykh (RA) in Urdu, English & Arabic and I am surprised at the term "Wahabi"; to the best of my memory he has NEVER used this term for anyone let alone a scholar of such magnitude as Shah Ismael Shaheed (RA).

    That's why I am most inetrested in knowing the exact quotation.

    Allah (SWT) knows best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamli 1857 View Post
    I've read quite a few books by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi and he has always praised Shah Ahmed Shaheed and Shah Ismail Shaheed. Strange quote bro.


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