Hamid Raza Khan
|Hamid Raza Khan Qadri|
Rabi' al-awwal 1292 Hijri
|Died||23 May 1943
17 Jumada al-awwal 1362 Hijri
|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.
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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 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.
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. His funeral prayer led by Hadrat Shaykh-ul-Quran Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Hazarvi. His tomb is beside his father. Every year thousands of Muslims attend his urs to pay tribute.