Hamid Raza Khan

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Hamid Raza Khan Qadri
Born 1875
Rabi' al-awwal 1292 Hijri
Bareilly, India
Died 23 May 1943(1943-05-23)
17 Jumada al-awwal 1362 Hijri
Religion Islam
Region India
School Sunni, Hanafi
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.[1]

Lineage[edit]

Barelvi movement
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Tomb of Ahmed Raza Khan
Central figures

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
Shah Waliullah
Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki
Meher Ali Shah

Mufti Amjad Ali Aazmi
Hamid Raza Khan

Organizations

Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, Pakistan
Sunni Tehreek, Pakistan
Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan
Dawat-e-Islami, International
World Islamic Mission, International
Sunni Dawat-e-Islami, International

Institutions

Jamiatur Raza (Bareily, UP, India)
Al Jamiatul Ashrafia (Azamgarh, UP, India)
Manzar-e-Islam (Bareily, UP, India)
Al-Jame-atul-Islamia (Faizabad, UP, India)

Notable Scholars

Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi, Pakistan
Ilyas Qadri, Pakistan
Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui, Pakistan
Allama Arshadul Qaudri, India

Literature & Media

Kanzul Iman, translation of the Qur'an
Madani Channel

Hamid Raza Khan was the son of Ahmad Raza Khan, who was the son of Naqi Ali Khan son, who was the son of Raza Ali Khan.[1]

Basic education[edit]

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.[2] 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.")[1] 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.[3]

Initiation into Silsila and Khilafah[edit]

Qaaderi was a mureed of Abul Hussain Ahmad Noori of Mahrer, and was initiated into the Barkatiya Silsila. Khan was also blessed with khilafat from his father, Ahmad Raza Khan.[1]

Literary works[edit]

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.[2]

Raza Khan's works include:[1]

  • As Saarimur Rabaani alaa Asraaf Qaadiyani
  • Translation of Ad Daulatul Makkiyah
  • Translation of Husaamul Haramain
  • Haashia Mulla Jalaal
  • Naatia Deewaan
  • Majmua Fatawa

Death[edit]

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.[1]

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