Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui

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Mazar Qari Muslehuddin Siddiqui
Muslim scholar
Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui Qadri Razavi
Title Qari, Sheikh, Hafiz
Born 1336 AH / December 27, 1918 CE
Died 1403 AH / March 23, 1983 CE
Karachi
Era Modern
Jurisprudence Sunni Hanafi Barelvi

Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui (December 27, 1918 – March 23, 1983) (Urdu محمد مصلح الدین صدیقى), was a Sufi leader born in Nander Hyderabad on India's Deccan Plateau. His father was Ghulam Jilani, an Islamic scholar. He spent his life preaching Islam, and served the Barelvi movement until his death.[1]

Education[edit]

Under the supervision of his father Ghulam Jilani, he memorised the Quran before the age of 14. He then received Dastaar[clarification needed] from Muhammad Abdul Aziz Muhaddis Mubarakpuri.[2]

On the suggestion of Muhammad Abdul Aziz Muhaddis Mubarakpuri, in 1935 at the age of 17 years he went to Ahle-Sunnat's[clarification needed] Darul-uloom Ashrafiya university in Mubarakpur Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh, where he studied fiqh, hadith and other Islamic subjects. His teachers were Abdul Azeez Mubarakpuri, Sanaullah Azami, and Muhammad Suleman Bhagalpoori. After 8 years at this university, he travelled with Abdul Azeez Mubarakpuri in 1943 to Nagpur and received Dastaar-e-Fazeelat from different Mashaikh and scholars.[3]

Barelvi movement

Sunni Barelvis consider Dargah Ajmer Shareef as their prime center of Islam in South Asia
Central figures

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
Hamid Raza Khan

Organizations

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

Institutions

Al Jamiatul Ashrafia · Manzar-e-Islam
Al-Jame-atul-Islamia · Jamiatur Raza

Notable Scholars

Ameen Mian Qaudri, India
Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi, Pakistan
Muhammad Ilyas Qadri, Pakistan
Akhtar Raza, India
Qamaruzzaman Azmi, United Kingdom
Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui, Pakistan
Arshadul Qaudri, India

Literature
Kanzul Iman, translation of the Qur'an

Bay'ah and Khilafah[edit]

After attaining education, he diverted his attention towards gaining spiritual education, when he shown his interest in this regard to his teacher Maulana Shah Muhammad Abdul Azeez Mubarakpuri, he took him on decided time to Ghosi District Azamgarh, to meet Sadrush Sharia Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Amjad Ali Azami, who came on leave to his hometown Ghosi from Madarsa Manzar Islam Bareli. He then learnt Sahih Bukhari from Sadrush Sharia and after Asar Prayer he entered Qari Muslehuddin in his Bay'ah during 1358 AH.[4]

At the age of 29, in 1946 Qari Muslehuddin went to Nagpur, India, and in a congregation of Naat Khuwani, his master Sadrush Sharia Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Amjad Ali Azami asked him to recite Naat; he recited Naat of Maulana Jami. Sadrush Sharia Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Amjad Ali Azami was also crying and during naat; he conferred khilafah upon Qari Muslehuddin thus giving him permission to speak on behalf of the Qadri Order.[5]

Pakistan Movement[edit]

During the Pakistan Movement, Siddiqui was among the scholars who sided with Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Muslim League, on the platform of “All India Sunni Conference″ held at Banaras in 1946. As such, he played a role in the creation of Pakistan on August 14, 1947.[6]

Migration to Pakistan[edit]

Siddiqui later went back to Karachi due to some personal problems[clarification needed] and joined his previously left position of Khatib in Akhond Masjid situated in Kharadar, people were weeping when he left Wah Cantt, soon after this he was then requested to join Khori Garden Masjid situated at Jodia Bazar, since it was an ample place. He continued to serve humanity and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat till his demise at Khori Garden Masjid.[7]

He also corresponded with “Madarsa Qadriya" located in Baghdad, Iraq, to send many Pakistani students for higher studies.[7]

Death[edit]

On the 7th day of Jumada al-Thani 1403 AH, corresponding to March 23, 1983, at noon, he felt ill, and started to recite Kalimah and Durood. Siddiqui died in the ambulance en route to the hospital due to a heart attack at the age of 67 years. Thousands of people attended his funeral, which was led by Akhtar Raza.[8] His mazar is adjacent to Khori Garden Masjid, which is now called “Memon Masjid Muslehuddin Garden″ located at Jodia Bazar Kharadar, Karachi.[1]

Mazar Qari Muslehuddin Siddiqui

Urs[edit]

Fatiha for Siddiqui is performed on every 7th day of the Islamic Month in his mazar [2], and his urs is celebrated in the Islamic month of Jumada al-Thani [3] every year, and attended by thousands, led by Syed Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qadri, the Khalifa of Siddiqui, which include Naat Khuwani, Salat o Salam and Manqabat. After the Urs, food is dedicated to the attendees.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tazkira-e-Qari Muslehuddin - Professor Jalaluddin Ahmad Noori (Karachi University)
  2. ^ Tazkira-e-Qari Muslehuddin - Page 2 - Professor Jalaluddin Ahmad Noori (Karachi University)
  3. ^ Tazkira-e-Qari Muslehuddin - Page 4 - Professor Jalaluddin Ahmad Noori (Karachi University)
  4. ^ Tazkira-e-Qari Muslehuddin - Page 4 - Professor Jalaluddin Ahmad Noori (Karachi University)
  5. ^ Irfan-e-Manzil - Darul Kutub Hanfia Kharadar Karachi - 1984
  6. ^ Allama Syed Shah Turabul Haq Qadri - Khalifa of Qari Muslehuddin
  7. ^ a b An interview with Qari Muslehuddin - Irfan-e-Manzil - Darul Kutub Hanfia Kharadar Karachi - 1984
  8. ^ Daily Jang Newspaper - April 1983AD

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