Hamid Raza Khan
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (March 2012)|
Rabi-ul-Awwal 1292 Hijri
|Died||23 May 1943
17 Jamadi-ul-Ulaa Hijri
|Main interests||Aqeedah, Fiqh, Tasawwuf|
Hamid Raza Khan Qaadiri: was an Islamic scholar (Hujjat-ul-Islam) and mystic of the Barelvi movement. Qaaderi was born in 1875 (Rabi' al-awwal 1292 Hijri), in the city of Bareilly, India. The name given at the time of his aqeeqah was Muhammad, as it was family tradition.
Ameen Mian Qaudri, India
He received his early education under the tutorship of his father Ahmad Raza Khan. By the age of 19, he completed his formal Islamic studies. His own father admired Qaaderi for his sincerity and dedication in gaining knowledge. Ahmad Raza Khan loved him and said: Haamidum minni wa ana min Haamid ("Haamid is from me and I am from Haamid.") He was proficient in both Arabic and Persian, as well as a master in the field of ahadith, fiqh, philosophy, mathematics and many other fields.[dead link]
Initiation into Silsila and Khilafah
Raza Khan wrote and translated numerous books on a variety of subjects. Amongst his famous works were his compilation of Risaal-e-Jaleela. He has also translated many books of his father. One of the books he has translated is Ad Daulatul Makkiya Bil Mad'datil Ghaibiya, which was translated from Arabic to Urdu. This book dealt with the subject of the knowledge of the unseen.
Raza Khan's works include:
- As Saarimur Rabaani alaa Asraaf Qaadiyani
- Translation of Ad Daulatul Makkiyah
- Translation of Husaamul Haramain
- Haashia Mulla Jalaal
- Naatia Deewaan
- Majmua Fatawa
Haamid Raza Qaaderi died on the 17th of Jamadi-ul-Ulaa (23 May 1943) while praying. He was sitting in the tashahud position when he died. Hundreds of thousands of devotees and mureeds gathered for his funeral prayers, which wer performed by his khalifa, Muhaddith-e-Azam Pakistan, Sardaar Ahmad.