Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Muhaddith Barelvi Quds Sira (born 1272 AH, passed away 1340 AH) is the name of this great figure of the twentieth century, who dedicated his entire life to the propagation and propagation of the religion of Islam and his life in following the Sunnah of the Prophet. Basar. He spread the teachings of the Quran and Hadith. He eradicated the evils spread in the society with his knowledge, actions and morals and he guided the Muslim Ummah at every turn. He had access to all popular sciences, and he was a true lover of messengers, rather, it would be appropriate to say that the Supreme Prophet was the embodiment of love of messengers. The love of the Prophet was distinguished from his knowledge capital. He taught to live and die in the love of the Prophet. He himself also thought about politeness and respect. Why was this respect? Because the heart beating in his chest was devoted to the love of the Holy Prophet ﷺ. His life mirrored the love of Mustafa ﷺ. Imam Ahmad Raza proved the love of the Prophet by his words and deeds. If there is no love of the Prophet and no love of the family, then love is not perfect. When there will be true love for the government, then it will also be for the family of the government. The proof of this love was given by Imam Ahmed Raza with his character and affairs. The love of your Sadat was seen by those who saw it, heard by those who heard it, and acted by those who did it.
Regarding respect and reverence for Sadat, Malik Ulama Allama Zafaruddin Bihari, a student of the great Hazrat, writes: Sadat is the most deserving of respect and reverence due to being a part of the Prophets and Messengers, and the one who fully implements it, we have called the great Hazrat. Found the holy head of al-Aziz. This is because he does not see a Sayyid Sahib from his personal status and merit, rather he sees him as a part of the two worlds.
His Highness’s family has been known for the honor and greatness of Sadat since time immemorial. Maula Na Raza Ali Khan, Grandfather of Hazrat Qibla, used to pray Fajr every day and go to Sadat Karam to know the well-being of Nao Muhalla and send greetings. There was no difference in his routine. This Najib family was also a strange family of Sadats. His morals used to say that the blood of the Prophet was in his veins and the whole family of Hussain and Jameel was beautiful and well-behaved. After Maulana Raza Ali Khan Sahib, Maulana Nanqi Ali Khan also belonged to this family. In every event, in every invitation, he used to share the needs of the Sadats and his honorarium was doubled.
The Incident of His Highness’ Displeasure:
If the Holy Prophet was ever unhappy, he used to give up food, haqq or paan, which caused him severe pain, sometimes it became mujahidah. At first, family members and friends tried to calm down this anger. If he could not finish this Mujahideen, then it would have been requested from the Sayyid Sahibs. The Holy Prophet had to obey the order of the Sayyid Sahib. He did not approve. The efforts of the whole family and their friends went in vain. Nomahla appeared in the service of Syed Maqbool Sahib, and said: Today it has been two months that the Highness has stopped eating, we are all tired of trying, you are the only one who can force him. That in our life they have had the courage to stop eating, now I will prepare the food and bring it, as promised, Syed Maqbool Sahib brought food to a Nimatkhana and brought it himself. They came out as soon as they got the information from Syed Sahib. They kissed the feet of Syed Sahib. Now the conversation started. Syed Sahib said, I heard that you have stopped eating. Aala Hazrat said that I eat daily. Syed Sahib said, I know how you eat. The Holy Prophet said that there has been no difference in my affairs so far. I am doing all my work as usual, I don’t know that I need more than that, then Syed Sahib Qibla got angry and stood up and said: Good! So I am going to take food, tomorrow I will hold the foot of Sarkar Dujahan and submit that a Sidani cooked food with great enthusiasm or brought a receipt, but your Ahmad Raza Khan somehow did not eat. At this, the Holy Prophet trembled and said that I am here to obey the command. I will eat now. Sayed Sahib Qibla said that now you can eat this food only when you promise that you will not stop eating for the rest of your life. So Aala Hazrat Qibla promised not to stop eating for the rest of his life, so Syed Sahib Qibla fed him in front of him and went away happily.
For His Highness, the legitimate order of Sadat was the last. After Sadat’s order, the Highness had no choice but to obey the order. We did not see the era of his father Majid, but we saw that after the order of Allah and the Messenger, only the order of Sadat could be enforced in the presence of the Supreme Leader. It is an undeniable fact that the last will and testament of Sarkar-du-Alam “In-i-Tarak Fikum Al-Saqaleen Kitab Allah wa Attarti”. (Translation) I leave two heavy trusts in you, the Book of Allah and my children. It was only Hazrat Qiblah who showed it in this era by fully fulfilling it.
Mr. Syed Ayub Ali describes, “On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, people crowded to kiss hands after the prayers of Fakir and my brother Syed Qwant Ali.” But when Quwanat Ali kissed his hand, Hazrat Noor Aala kissed his hand, he was afraid and mentioned it to other close friends, then it was known that it was the custom of the Holy Prophet to shake hands with everyone during Eid. The first one who shakes hands with Syed Sahib, His Eminence kisses his hand. Most likely, you will be the first among the Sadats present to kiss hands.
See the prudence and greatness of the Prophet (may peace be upon him):
Mr. Syed Ayub Ali Sahib’s statement is: A young son was employed in Kashana Aqdas to help with household chores. Later it came to know that these are Syedzades, therefore (Ala Hazrat may God bless him and grant him peace) urged the family members not to take any work knowing that Sahibzade is a Makhdoomzade, food, etc. and whatever things are needed. (in the service of) should be present. The salary that was promised continued to be offered as a gift, as per the instructions, they continued to comply. After some time, that gentleman went on his own (Hayat Aala Hazrat, vol. 1, p. 223)
A question regarding taking service from Syed Zade:
There was a question in the court of the Highness that it is permissible to take a religious or worldly service from a Sayyid’s son when he is a student or an employee and kill him or not?
Then he said in reply: It is not permissible to take humble service from him. It is not permissible to employ him in such a service, and he can be employed in a service in which there is no humiliation. However, the disciple can also take it as long as he is known and known (to take service), and it is permissible to take him (i.e. Sayyid) That is, absolutely abstain). (Fatawa Razaviya, Volume 22, Page 268)
An untouched style of improvisation:
Maulana Mufti Muhammad Ibrahim Sahib Faridi, President of Madrasa Shams Uloom, is the statement of the early days. Hazrat Mehdi Hasan Sajjada Nishin Sarkar Kalan Marhara Sharif said: When I used to come to Bareilly, Hazrat himself used to bring food and wash his hands. He said while washing his hands as usual. Hazrat Shahzade Sahib! Give me this ring and rings, I immediately took them off and left for Bombay. Returned from Bombay to Marhara, then my daughter Fatima said, Father! A parcel came from Maulana Sahib of Bareilly, which contained rings and rings, both of them were gold. And the name was mentioned in it, Princess Sahib, these two gold items are yours. This was respect for Hazrat Kasadat and Pirzada. (Hayat) Aala Hazrat, Volume 1, p. 234)
That which is not permissible for men to wear and women can wear, he removed them with love and sent them home so that women could wear them, this also led to reformation, and the Supreme Leader also fulfilled his religious duty.
Malik Al-Ulam writes: “During the time when the library was being built on the western side of His Highness’s Daulat Kada, the women stayed in the old ancestral house of His Highness, in which Hazrat Maulana Hasan Raza Khan, the brother of His Highness, used to stay with his relatives. And the house of the Highness was made manly so that there was always a gathering of the Raj workers, in the same way for several months that house remained manly. It happened, Masturat went to this house as per the rules, coincidentally, a Sayyid who had visited a few days ago and found this house to be masculine, then came and went inside without thinking that it was a masculine house, when When they reached half of the courtyard, they saw Masturat, who was engaged in housekeeping work in the women’s house. I have become a woman, I made a grave mistake, I went away and bowed my head in regret and started to return saying, ‘Ala Hazrat He immediately came from the canopy on the south side and took Mr. Sayyid Sahib to the place where Hazrat used to stay and was engaged in writing and writing and sat Sayyid Sahib and talked for a long time in which Sayyid Sahib’s worries and regrets were removed. At first Syed remained silent out of fear, then apologized and showed his ignorance that I had no knowledge of a woman’s house. The Highness said that Hazrat, these are all your slaves, you are the master and the son of the master, what is the need of an apology, I myself think that the Hazrat should stay in peace. He ordered bread and fed them, when he saw that there was no sign of regret on the face of Syed Sahib and Syed Sahib asked for permission, he came along and took them to the outer gate and sent them away. They kissed hands and left. At that time it was Madrasah and Rahmatullah Khan Khadim had also gone to the market. There was no one outside the room to inform Syed Sahib about the house becoming a woman. He said, “We understood that today was a good day, but our Pathans respected and valued it so much that the heart was happy. If there is true love for the Messenger, so be it.” (Hayat Aala Hazrat 1, p.
From these few incidents, the value of the Syedzads and their culture and respect can be estimated. Apart from this, many other incidents are mentioned in the biographical books. There are great great personalities. You could also respect the Sahibzadas and Mashaikhs of your pirkhana and used to lay eyelids for the Sayyidzadas in your pirkhana. “Thick volumes can be written on the topic, here I summarize them. May Allah grant us the ability to learn from these events and teachings and to act. Amen.
By: Muhammad Arif Raza Naumani Misbahi
Editor: Payam Barakat, Aligarh