Abdul Qadir Jilani (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) was born on the 1st of Ramadan 470 Hijri which appears to be the most favored date amid the learned scholars of Islam. His birth was a great sacred sign for the Muslim Ummah as it was not only the birth of a child but it was actually the upcoming of the Sultan of all the (Awliyaah’s), which had been forecasted for centuries before his holy birth. There are many marvelous events which encircled the birth of Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ). Hazrat Sayyeduna Shahabudden Suharwaardi (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) mentioned the following miracles (Karamaath) which encircled the holy birth of Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) in his famous book “Manaaqib-e-Ghousia”.
On the night before the birth of Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) his father Sayyedi Abu Saalaeh (رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) saw in his dream the holy, noble Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) who gifted him the happy tidings: ” Abu-Salaeh! Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) has sanctified you with a spiritual son. He is my very beloved and also the beloved of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and he is the most high-ranked among all the Awliyaah and Aqtaab of the Universe.”
When he was born, he had the birth imprint of the holy footprint of Rasoolullah (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) on his shoulder. This is the evidence of his Wilaayat and Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) gifted delightful greetings to his parents in their dream that their beloved son would be the Sultan-ul-Awliyaah and those who confront him would be deceived (Gumraah). On the night of his birth approximately 11 hundred males were born in Jilaan Shareef and every one of them was a (Wali Allah) friend of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ).
He was born on the night before the holy month of Ramadan. During the whole month of Ramadan amid Sehri and Iftaar time, he not once consumed milk from the time of (sehri) and afore the spell of Iftaar. In common words, he fasted from the very day he was inborn. His sanctified mother mentioned: “He would never cry asking for milk the complete day and would only consume milk at the time of (Iftaar) Subha-nallah! Masha Allah”.
Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) was not alike other offspring’s who would contribute their precious time playing and tricking around. From an affectionate age, he would spend his time in the true memories of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ). By chance if he ever anticipated joining other children, instantly from an invisible source a voice would be heard saying: “Come towards (Me) dear blessed” Initially, on hearing this say, he would become frightened and would rush to his mother and be seated on her lap. As the time passed, he became familiar to this voice, and now instead of rushing to his mother, he would sacrifice the thought of playing and dwelled in the memories of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ).
When he was approximately 4 ½ years old, according to firm narrations, his mother signed up his name into a local Madrassa in “Jilaan” shareef. He thus started his initial learning’s at this very Madrassa and stayed in this Madrassa till the age of ten. Through this certain period of time numerous amazing happenings followed. Each time Huzoor Ghous-e-Azam (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) entered the Madrassa he witnessed spiritual figures marching by side and stating: “Make way for the Friend of Almighty Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ)” His son Sayyidi Abdur Razzak(رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ) says that once my father was inquired when he principally came to know of his Wilaayat and Huzoor Ghous-e-Pak (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ) answered by saying: “When I was about ten years old, I witnessed (Angels) marching alongside on my way to the Madrassa and when we would arrive at the Madrassa I could hear them say: “Make way for the Wali Allah, Make way for the friend of Allah’ It was when this persisted that I distinguished that I had been sanctified with the blessings of Wilaayat.”