Personality of Imam Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه)

It is stated by Sayed Ayub Ali (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) when Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) was an infant, a teacher used to come to his residence to educate him. One day, the teacher was again and again advising Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) to pronounce a word, but Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) could not produce words vocally. The teacher was pronouncing the word with a “Zabr” but Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) was pronouncing the same word with a “Zer” alternatively. This very incident occurred again and again. Moulana Raza Ali Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) also observed this scene and advised Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) to come to him along with the Holy Quran. Ala Hazrat’s grandfather Moulana Raza Ali Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) detected that the writer had mistakenly placed a “Zabr” instead of a “Zer” and was surprised to see that the words produced vocally by Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) were perfectly correct. Moulana Raza Ali Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) inquired his grandson! Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه)! Why were you not following your instructor? He respectfully answered, “I had no command on my tongue”. Many other specific occurrences similar were witnessed; however, the Grace and Generosity of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَل) accompanied him all the time. This is referenced by (Hayat-e Ala Hazrat, V1, P68, and Maktaba-tul-Madina Karachi)

personality of Ala hazrat

At the age of 13 years, 10 months and 4 days, after learning the common sciences relying on the supervision of his honored father Moulana Naqi Ali Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) a “Dastar” (achievements in Islamic research) was rewarded to Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه). On that particular day, he created a “Fatwa” and forwarded it to his honorable father Moulana Naqi Ali Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) who inspected it and it was completely accurate. Apprehending to the skills of his beloved son, Moulana Naqi Ali Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) sanctioned Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) to uphold the position of a “Mufti” and Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) persisted this until the limit.

Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَل) sanctified Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) with abilities of distinct wisdoms. Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) wrote on more than (50) various sections of wisdoms and was a proficient in each every distinct wisdom. Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) was such an experienced stargazer and visionary that he (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) would adjust his timepiece just by examining the sun in the daytime and the stars at nighttime. The time he determined was regularly exact and correct with not even a moment’s difference. Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) was also an excellent and wonderful Mathematician. Earlier the vice President of Aligarh University, a superior Mathematician and heritor of various worldwide degrees, came to Ahmad Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه). He shyly exposed the complication of the question but to his state of surprise Ahmad Raza Khan ( رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه  )answered the question instantly!, he proclaimed, My plan was to travel to Germany for the answer but it seems as if you were vigilant to the answer of this question in a book. When he returned the impact of this action, he raised a beard and became careful in performing Salah and fasting.

When people surrendered in finding the related references for Fiqh, they went to Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) who presented the right answers instantly. When these books were explored, they would find the verses or verdict written exactly as Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) had stated. We can only say that this is surely Almighty Allah’s (عَزَّوَجَل) gifted rare recall, that he even remembered the most aged books by heart.

Sayed Ayub Ali ( رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه  )states that one day Ala Hazrat ( رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه  )said, Some people who are unaware have written the title of Hafiz before my name even though I am not worthy of this title because I have not memorized the Quran. Sayed Ayub (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) states that on the same day, Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) started memorizing the holy Quran. His everyday habitual was most apparently from after he performed his “Wuzu” for (Esha-prayers) until the last time of (Esha-prayers). Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) memorized one Para (chapter) of the holy Quran each day and completed the 30th Para (chapters) on the 30th day.

Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) was a symbol of affection and love for the holy Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم). The love that Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) had for the holy Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم) can be widely recognized by reading “Hadaaiq-e-Baksheesh”, in which very line of every page is evidence of Ala Hazrat’s (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) love and affection towards the holy Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم). Every single verse which he( رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه )has phrased the holy Prophet( صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم  )from the intensity of his heart, declares to his boundless love & adoration for the holy Prophet( صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم). Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) never ever wrote complementary poetry in devotion of an essential or a ruler to impress or satisfy them, because Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) had genuinely approved the thralldom, and reverence towards the holy Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْه وَاٰله وَسَلَّم).

Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) never addressed poor with disappointment and never dispatched those empty handed. He (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) always aided the meager and deprived. Before his demise, he (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) advised his companions and members of the family to attend the needy, delight them by nourishing them with luscious food and do not chastise or abuse them. He (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) always performed “Salah” (Prayers) with “Jamaat” and consumed very little meal, and did not slumber more than approximately two hours in a day.

Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) was on a visit to “Bareilly” in a train from “Peeli-Bheet”. During the trip, the train halted at “Nawab-Ganj” platform for a few moments. Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) with his associates came onto the platform to offer their “Magrib-Prayers. The associates were anxious the train may depart barring them, but Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) stayed very quiet and requested one of his associates to proclaim “Azaan”. In the meantime, the train-driver was engaged mysteriously in difficulties in starting the locomotive, the locomotive would not maneuver. All the engineers along with the superior officials of the platform assembled together to see what basically was the problem. “The engine is perfectly ok the driver proclaimed” abruptly a Pundit (Hindu priest) exclaimed, “A Darvesh is supplicating, maybe that is why the train is not maneuvering”. People surrounded Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) and as he finished supplicating and embarked the locomotive along with his associates the locomotive started maneuvering. It’s correct that one who is loyal and obedient to Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَل) the complete world becomes obedient to him.

Hazrat Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) has composed almost one thousand books and numerous “Fatawah” (Legal-Rulings) unluckily they have completely not been recovered and those recovered are entitled as (Alata yan nabawiyah fil Fataawah Radawiyyah). He has also translated the holy Quran in Urdu which is called Kanzul-Imaan.  

On the 25th of Safarul Muzaffar 1340 (28th October Friday 1921), at exactly 2:38 pm. Ala Hazrat (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) Imam-e-Ahle Sunnah, Mujaddid of the Muslim Ummah, motivator of the Sunnah, teacher of Shariah, mentor of Tariqah, source of blessing, Allama Moulana Muhammad Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) passed away from this colorless journey (اِنَّا لِلّهِ وَاِنَّآ اِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُوْن). The sanctified shrine of Hazrat Ahmed Raza Khan (رَحْمَةُ الله عَلَيْه) is located in Mohallah Soudagaran, Bareelly Shareef in (UP) India.

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