Tarika-e-Maizbhandari

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Hazrat Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi
Universal Sufi Saint
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Shrine of Hazrat Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhandari at Maizbhandar Dorbar Sharif
Born Syed Ahmed Ullah
c. (1826-01-15)15 January 1826
Maizbhandar, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Died 23 January 1906(1906-01-23) (aged 80)
Maizbhandar, Chittagong], Bangladesh
Cause of death
Old age
Resting place
Shrine of Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Other names Ghaus-e-Azam, Kebla, Gausul Azam Maizbhandari, Boro Moulana, Khatemul Olad, Shaie-e-Lillah and Ahmed Ullah Rahmathullah Alai
Known for Maizbhandari Sufi Order
Religion Islam
Children Syed Faizul Haque
Parent(s) Father: Mohammed Matiullah
Mother: Bibi Khairun Nesa
Syed Gulamur Rahman Maizbhandari
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Shrine of Hazrat Syed Gulamur Rahman Maizbhandari at Maizbhandar Dorbar Sharif
Born Syed Gulamur Rahman
c. (1826-01-15)15 January 1826
Maizbhandar, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Died 5 April 1937(1937-04-05) (aged 72)
Maizbhandar, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Cause of death
Old age
Resting place
Shrine of Hazrat Syed Gulamur Rahman Maizbhandari, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Other names Ghaus-e-Azam, Babajan Kebla, Gausul Azam Baba Bhandari
Known for Maizbhandari Sufi Order
Religion Islam
Children Syed Khairul Bashar, Syed Abul Bashar,Syed Mahbubul Bashar, Syed Shafiul Bashar, Syeda Maimuna Khatun, Syeda Sajeda Khatun
Parent(s) Father: Syed Abdul Karim
Mother: Syeda Musharaf Jaan
Relatives Gausul Azam Hazrat Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhandari(K:)

Tarika-e-Maizbhandari, Maizbhandari philosophy/Tariqa was introduced by Hazrat Gausul Azam Moulana Shah Sufi Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi and Hazrat Shah Sufi Moulana Syed (Golamur Rahman Maizbhandari aka Baba Bhanderi) for the welfare of mankind both in the world here and the world hereafter. Its aim is to establish a global human society that would be free from exploitation, injustice, communalism, racial discrimination and idolatry. It is based on the concept of unrestricted divine love, which implies that all people irrespective of caste, creed, race, sex and religion have open access to repository of divine love and spiritualism.

The Maizbhandari Sufi Order is now a globally know spiritual Sufi-guided pathway which teaches students/ Tariqa follower to love the creation of Allah(God). Gausul Azam Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi is the main patron of this Sufism which is directly connected Universal Sufi Saint Gausul Azam Syed Abdul-Qadir Gilani shown Sufism pathway. The Tariqa-e-Maizbhandari also called Khidri Tariqa. Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi is a descendant of holy Prophet Hazrat Ahmad Mustaba Muhammad Mustafa, Muhammad. He is also known as Ghaus-e-Azam, Hazrath Kebla, Gausul Azam Maizbhanderi, Boro Moulana (a title which in the local language means; "the senior scholar"),[2] Khatemul Olad and Shaie-en-Lillah. Gausul Azam Maizbhanderi is his mostly spread name in Tariqa-e-Maizbhandari. The Tariqa-e-Maizbhandari was named from the name of the village Maizbhandar which, is the spiritual junction of Ruhani Sufism of Islam because Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi was born in this village. It is 40 km from the city center of Chittagong. Hazrats' shrine is open for people of all classes, sects and religions.

Whenever the darkness of ignorance enfolded mankind, great teachers came among them as blessing. These great men carried the torch of religion and philosophy to advance the cause of humanity and civilization. With the power of knowledge and dedicated soul for serving the creation, they are like sources of unending light to remove the darkness of ignorance. When the world is in critical situation with religious contradict and conflict Allah sent Piran-E Pir Dastagir Gausul Azam Syed Abdul Kadir Zilani as religion reformer for the age required. Khaja-E Khajegan Syed Mainuddin Chisti Al Fesani Bahauddin Naksbandi and numerous Wali Aulia came in this world with divine love to guide people with a way or path to reach Almighty Allah. The way shown by the spiritual leaders known as Sufi way or order.

The Maizbhandari Order is a liberated Sufism order established in the south Asian nation of Bangladesh in the 19th century by the 27th descendent of Gausul Azam Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Ahmadullah Maizbhandari. (1826 AD − 1906 AD). Five hundred and eighty six years before his birth, a renowned religious scholar and spiritual leader Hazrat Mohiuddin Ibnul-Arabi predicted his birth. He also predicted that the whole world would be enlightened by the knowledge and spiritual power of Syed Ahmadullah Maizbhandari.Soon after his birth, his father was directed by the Prophet to name his son 'Ahmed Ullah'.

His father’s name is Syed Mati Ullah and his mother’s name is Syeda Khairun Nesa. After completing his primary education in 1260 Hijri he got himself admitted to Kolkata Aliya Madrasha and began to continue his studies there. In 1268 Hijri he completed his studies and got highest degree of Madrasha with distinction having command over the Holy Qur'an, Al-Hadith, Tafsir and Fiqh. He was appointed as Kazi in Jessore in the following year. He resigned from the post of Kazi in 1270 Hijri and joined as Head Mudares in Munshi Bu’Ali Madrasha, Matia Buruz, Kolkata. He took Bayat from Syed Abu Shama Mohammad Saleh Lahori Al-Kaderi who was the Khalifa of Piran-E-Pir Dastagir Syed Abdul Qader Zilani. He also got blessing from Shah Sufi Syed Delwar Ali Pakbaj. Mohajer-E-Madani and many other renowned Sufis. After attaining different kinds of Faiz he returned to his own village Maizbhandar and passed some times in conducting religious teaching in public meetings and conferences (Milad Mahfil). In proper time he started to engage himself in deep meditation towards Allah to attain divine (Belayeti) power. With this divine power the remote village Maizbhandar turned into Maizbhandar Sharif and the Maizbhandari Tariqah was established by Syed Ahmadullah Maizbhandari or as he is most popularly known 'Hazrat Kebla'. It became an ocean of spiritual blessings and a famous centre of spiritualism in the Indo-Pak subcontinent within a few years.

This Maizbhandari order is renowned for its open spiritual method or Sufi way where any one can join despite caste, creed, sex, religion. It is based on humanity and love which connects creator and creation. This order is a progressive age befitting, multi dimensional, conservatisms less, comprehensive, unlimited freedom, humanitarian model of religious equality and is free from communalism.

Maizbhandari order is a model of practicing Shariah, Tariqah, Hakikah and Marifat. This ever dynamic and revolutionary order integrates and synthesizes with Kadria, Chistia and Khijiri Tariqah. Kadria order developed by Hazrat Gausul Azam Abdul Kadir Jilani, Chistia Order shaped with the spiritual principle of Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Chisty and Khijiri principle is to understand the mystery of nature.

The devotee of this Maizbhandari order doing Zikr (Remembrance) to purify the seven layers of soul follows a complex pattern of Nafsiat Zikr located at naval, Ruh under the right chest, Akfah (Mind) and Qualb under the left chest. Zikr is essential to purify seven Nafs. Nafs are described as Nafs-E Ammara, Nafs-E Lawwama, Nafs-E Mulhima, Nafs-E Mutmainah, Nafs-E Rajia, Nafs-E Morjia, Nafs-E Kamila.Above method also done by Kadria devotee for meditation. Dancing during Zikr is another main principle of practicing devotee of Maizbhandari order to purify whole body. A Maizbhandari devotee uses Semah as a form of prayer which makes connectivity with human body and soul leads to Almighty Allah. This Semah practice is inspired from Chistia order. Founder of Maizbhandari order also took some other methods and techniques to guide devotees which are very simple and sound in practice to attain success here and here after. There are seven methods to follow which make a man in perfect one with moral control and self purification. They are divided into two parts like Destruction of human instincts (Fana-E Salasa) and Death of Aptitude (Mout-E Abra).

Fana-E Salasa attains through follow three steps:

(1) Fana Anil Khalak:- With self spiritual meditation achieve self-reliance. In the order of priority, the first principle of Maizbhandari Philosophy is to be self-reliant. (2) Fana Anil Hawa: To avoid slandering at others back and backbiting. If one follows this principle in letter and spirit, human life becomes facile and anxiety-free. (3) Fana Anil Erada: To surrender completely with the will of Allah not having any self desire

Mout-E Abra in four steps:

(1) Mout-E- Abyeaz- White Death: Practicing self-control, continence and modesty, observing starvation, less eating and less sleeping. (2) Mout-E-Aswad- Black Death: To inculcate self-criticism, self-purification, restrain vindictiveness and retaliation, control rage, and accept easily the criticism made by others. (3) Mout-E-Ahmar- Red Death: To control greed, covetousness, sex-impulse and extinct sexual lust, and regulate oneself to internal and external discipline. If any one attain Red Death may belong to the class of saints. (4) Mout-E-Akjar- Green Death: To observe absolute austerity, show gratitude and thankfulness, avoid extravagance and lead a simple pellucid life free from foppishness.

If these seven steps are being achieved, one can become very much dearer to Allah with ardent faith in him and absolute dependence on the Almighty and His Divine unity (Tawhid). Moreover, by following the above principles, many untold sufferings can be avoided. Furthermore, anyone will agree that humanism can be achieved in its best possible way by combining the above principles and that’s why the major focus of Tarika-e-Maizbhandari is on human development and self-attainment.

The goals of Maizbhandari order: To attain nearness to Almighty Allah through achievement of perfection by giving up selfishness of the worldly life. To establish the ideals of universal religious equality through the solution of religious conflict and dispute in the world. Motivate people to lead a life in the path of truth and justice and develop the growth of human virtues to ensure material and spiritual welfare both in the world here and hereafter.To establish personal and social peace by controlling all sorts of moral degradation and crimes.

The Unchained Divine Love is one of the rare contributions of Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Sufi Syed Ahmad Ullah Maizbhandari (K) for global humanity. He called people to express the unity or oneness of Allah. The main purpose of the creations is to unite with the oneness of Allah. Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Sufi Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhandari (K) was the first to open the door of unchained divine love for all people of the world irrespective of caste, creed and religion. One of the important characteristics of Maizbhandari philosophy is to observe the rituals and conventions of shari’ah (e.g., Kalema, Salah, Fasting, Hajj, Zakat, Zikr, Durud etc.,) as stated in the Holy Qur'an. Al-Hadith and Sunnah and ordered by Allah and his Prophet (SM). Maizbhandari philosophy is not something separate from Islam; rather it is the essence of Islam. All people irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion became the followers and devotees of Hazrat Gausul Azam Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhandari (K) and his successor Hazrat Gausul Azam Gulamur Rahman Maizbhandari (K); under the shadow of Maizbhandari Order. With the charm of miracles (Karamat) of Hazrat Gausul Azam Ahmed Ullah Maizbhandari (K) and with the increase in the number of saints through the divine blessings (Faiz) of Hazrat Gausul Azam Maizbhandari (K), the Maizbhandari philosophy spread throughout the sub-continent among the masses of people. These saints burnt the fire of divine love to all those who were the seekers of divine blessing.

After the departure of Hazrat Ahmed Ullah Maizbhandari (K) this Maizbhandari philosophy spread through his competent and loving successor nephew Gausul Azam Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Gulamur Rahaman known as Baba Bhandari (K) (1865-1937) took the order to its pinnacle height in terms of manifestation.

Gausul-Azam Hazarat Syed Golamur Rahman was born on Monday, the 10th of January 1865. His father was Syed Abdul Karim, the youngest son of Syed Mati Ullah Shah. His mother's name was Syeda Musharaf Jaan. Even before his birth, Gausul-Azam Hazarat Syed Ahmed Ullah predicted to his brother's wife that she would be the mother of Peran -E-Peer. Soon after the birth of Baba Bhandari, there were signs of tremendous improvement in his parent's family and miraculously the family's financial situation had improved. This was perhaps the first visible manifestation that the new born baby was truly blessed by the Almighty Allah.With the birth of Baba Bhandari, the parent thanked Allah for this heavenly gift and prayed to Him for materialization of Hazrat Kebla Kaba's sacred saying. After seven days of his birth, he was brought to Hazrat Ahmadullah Maizbhandari who took the new born baby in his hand and pronounced: "This child is the rose of my garden. He has got the complexion and beautiful appearance of Prophet Hazrat Yusuf (AS). Look after him. I name him Gulamur Rahman". Not to speak, this prediction came to be true.

Gaus-ul-Azam Baba Bhandari received his education in different Madrasha in childhood. Afterward he got himself admitted into Government Madrasha in Chittagong city. In student life too, he was reticent, introspective and he spent most of his time in the meditation of Allah.

He was first given the Quranic lesson by his own uncle and spiritual guide - Hazrat Ahmadullah Kebla Kaba. Baba Bhandari started his basic education in a local religious school and later continued his higher studies in the Chittagong Government Madrasha - a religious college in Chittagong City. Throughout his academic life, Baba Bhandari demonstrated his utmost brilliance and devoted himself in understanding the underpinnings of the holy Quran and Sunnah.

Baba Bhandari attained the highest level of spiritual power. Since his early age, Baba Bhandari used to go for meditation. When he used to take the herd of cattle to tend in the field, he used to tell them:” Don’t destroy anybody's crops”. This advice to the cattle acted as such that they never encroached upon anybody's crop area. In the meantime, he used to get engulfed in deep meditation. This also clearly indicates the divine power that was awarded to him by the Allah from his boyhood, whereby even the animals would listen to him.

Baba Bhandari worked as a dynamo in spreading our Order and taught his disciples that one is not bound by custom, tradition, race, personal or social ideologies, yet capable of changing the course of human destiny. The focus of his spiritual education is to train the individuals to know their true personality and inner values through inward training, leading to healthier relationships among human beings. Baba Bhandari was installed by Hazrat Kiblah Kaba himself in his own spiritual domain to carry on the torch of Maizbhandari Philosophy. This great saint had portrayed his life with the true spirit of the Islamic teachings and rare humanitarian virtues.

He silently noticed and mixed with silent nature and attained union with the Divine illumination. He developed unimpeachable character and transcended the lure of this world. Thus the stream of nectar of his spiritual attainment showered blessings upon humanity irrespective of creed or cast. Like in the case of Hazrat Kebla Kaba, the description of Baba Bhandari's 'Karamats' appears to be never-ending. All these Karamats were geared towards the well being of human race and to guide the people in the path of welfare. Many people were and are still being blessed by his spiritual power and overcome many of their miseries in life and many got divine blessings by merely coming in association with him.

At the age of 71 years and six months, Baba Bhandari died on 5 April 1937, corresponding to 22nd Chaitra of 1343 Bengali Calendar Year.

After Gausul Azam Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Gulamur Rahaman his second son Syed Abul Bashor (1906-1956) advent Maizbhandari Tarikah in a good shape. Syed Abul Bashor was born in 1906 A.D in Maizbhandar Darbar Sharif. He passed the primary stage of education in Darbar Sharif and Chittagong town. He then passed the final examination of F.M. with flying colours from Calcutta Islamia College and higher degree from the Islamic University. He was one of the renowned Ulemas of the age. He was also a fierce Orator for which he was called Gaus-E-Zaman. After completion of academic education, he dedicated his whole life in the service of his father and spiritual teacher Syed Gulamour Rahman (Baba Bhandari).Syed Abul Bashar (R) was always in the divine side of Baba Bhandari, which helped him in becoming a great saint. He was a great Muslim scholar as well as a great Saint of Islam. He was very much polite and gentle. His smiling face attracted all people irrespective to caste and creed. He was also a great writer, and was also one of the greatest composers of Maizbhandari songs or Semah

He was in the highest rank of dignity among all sons and representatives (Khalifa’s) of Baba Bhandari.Baba Bhandari selected him the Imam of his Janaja (Last Journey) Prayer during his lifetime. Syed Abul Bashor was the brightest star of the age in the sky of Tarikhat and Marifat. He used to call by the Ulemas the "Store-House of Tasauf and Tawhid. He was also called "Sultanul Mashaikh". He had deep inclination to Marifat and Ahley Sunnat Wal Jamat. He had contributed enough to uplift Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat.. He used to spend most of his valuable time in discussing with the Sunni Ulemas about various complicated matter of Tasauf. He could solve the ambiguous matters of Islam very easily by virtue of his sharp intellect. He had vast knowledge in the languages of English, Urdu, Persian and Arabic and could fluently speak with those languages. Many prominent figures of the country were his disciples. The disciples were very much inclined to him and he also loved there like his own sons and daughters.

He was of simple nature and did not love to lead a life of pomp and grandeur. This great Wali Allah was very much fond of deep meditation. He always taught his disciples to purify soul. He said, "Perfection of soul depends on the revolute against the appetites." The holy Quran also declares: Kad aflaha man jakkaha: Truly he succeeds who purifies it (Soul).

After the demise of Baba Bhandari thousands of people always used to come to Maizbhandar Darbar Sharif to visit the holy shrine of Baba Bhandari and they come into deep contact with Syed Abul Bashar (R) as he was the most learned man in the Darbar Sharif. He welcomed the people with great enthusiasm. He entertained the guest's cordially. Thousands of people from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan flocked together to become his disciples. He had great influence in various parts of the Sub-Continent. He had some influential and successful Khalifas (Representatives) who earned a great reputation in this region. Syed Abul Bashar has seven sons and five daughters. The following are his children:

Sons: 1.Shahjada Syed Farid Uddin Ahmed 2. Shahjada Syed Nizam Uddin Ahmed 3. Shahjada Syed Main Uddin Ahmed 4. Shahjada Syed Giash Uddin Ahmed 5. Shahjada Syed Kutub Uddin Ahmed 6. Shahjada Syed Rafiq Uddin Ahmed 7. Shahjada Syed Anis Uddin Ahmed.

Daughters: 1.Syeda Rezia Ahmed 2. Syeda Rahima Ahmed 3. Syeda Khurshida Ahmed 4. Syeda Jarina Ahmed 5. Syeda Murshida Ahmed

Allamah Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Abul Bashor died at the age of 59 on 16 December 1965.

Among the other saints from Maizbhandari 'Silsila' (Lineage), especially Hazrat Shah Sufi Maulana Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari (1358-1432 Hijri) (10 February 1938 – 17 Aug ust2011) played a vital role in the spread of Maizbhandari philosophy world wide. He is the Grandson of Hazrat Gausul Azam Shah Sufi Syed Gulamur Rahman Baba Bhandari and third son of Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Abul Bashar Maizbhandari, also the Imam of last journey prayer of Syed Abul Bashor. His mother was Syeda Jahanara Begum who was the descendent of Syed Shah Makhdum Al Hossaini came from Bhukhara at Rajshahi Bangladesh.

Hazrat Shah Sufi Maulana Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Al-Hasani Wal Hossaini Maizbhandari, was born on 10 February 1938. He was a globe trotting Sufi who established numerous centers of his order in different countries. Maizbhandari Khankas (Centers of perseverance) are now in Arab Emirate, Thailand, Singapore, USA, UK and other places to preach Islam as peaceful way of living and seeking union with the creator. Called Baba Mainuddin by the devotees, works as the source of consolation for the spirit in distress and fountain of wisdom for the spirit in thirst of knowledge. Baba Mainuddin started a worldly career as a banker. But he was suddenly drawn to the spiritual realm by his Murshid Kiblah (Spiritual Guide) to assume the figure of a strong and loving spiritual father for millions of devotees in the next. On 5 April 1962, in the day of holy Urs Sharif of Gausul Azam Syed Gulamur Rahman Baba Bhandari, his honourable Murshid Kiblah also Father Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Abul Bashor Maizbhandari (Second son of Baba Bhandari) bestowed him with very special 'Bayet-E-Khas'. This special Bayet empowered him with 'Belayet (spiritual strength), a divine power that works within a devotee to take him to the highest level of spirituality to immerse in the existence of creator himself. Baba Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari expressed this ideology of Islam to his followers. He said, “Islam means peace, Total peace. It is a religion of love, Love for Creators and his Creation”. “Human Love” is the Philosophy of Tarika-E Maizbhandari according to Syed Mainuddin Ahmed. He always tries to make understand people that, Love is the best way to invite people to Islam. As a reformer, almost 5 decades he traveled to the whole world to spread messages of human love. The appearance, teachings, philosophy, warmth of relations, touches and propositions of Baba Mainuddin bear the proof that for Maizbhandari order he is one of the biggest trees of Ilm-E-Marifat (Inner knowledge of truth) that acts as the shade of the Supreme Being. The believers will certainly feel comfort under the shade of Baba Mainuddin and feel attracted to come under this shade. Though Baba Mainuddin preaches the Maizbhandari order established by great saints- Gausul Azam Syed Ahmad Ullah Maizbhandari and Gausul Azam Syed Gulamur Rahman Maizbahndari but he added a new dimension to the order with his Belayeti power. Baba Mainuddin gave the order in a new and more dynamic also time befitting dimensions to address the demand of the age. The very striking point of Baba Mainuddin teachings are his encouragement to private spirituality on the basis of real life. The loving reformer preaches not to be carried away in the name of emotion. He has done miracles in bringing the devotees of Maizbhandar back to the path of health and controlled mind. Baba Mainuddin has proved successful in infusing love and affection to the people in distress to give them new lease of life.

At home and abroad, he is preaching lessons to embrace the essence of divine love and his unique way of preaching Islam to the new people by evoking love and affection among all for the creator as well as the creation. His life and works in fact depicts his unflinching determination to create love among entire humanity. To him "Islam means peace, total peace. It is a religion of love. Love for creator and his creation". Baba Mainuddin who was a regular attendee at the symposium of International Association of Sufism (IAS) has been given the title of Sheikh-Ul Islam in 1997. Syed Mainuddin Ahmed attended the UN Millennium World Summit of religion and spiritual leaders 2000 where has called upon the world community to follow the Madina Charter to establish global peace. Baba Mainuddin widely traveled Europe. On 17 September 2000 to join 'International workshop on Sufism and religious dialogue" he went to Uzbekistan. During his visit to Eastern Europe he was given a grand reception by Tashkhand Islamic University. All his activities in the international arena did not go unnoticed by the world community. The national council of Ghana and US based universal Islamic centre gave him designation "Worthy Grand Ambassador for Islam, Universal Peace, Reconciliation, Spiritual Uplift of Humanity International Award of the Decade for the year 2005." Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari a name of a saint whose contribution to the human welfare and spiritual uplift is globally endorsed and acclaimed. Baba Mainuddin a symbol of heavenly love. His presence and guidance gave uncounted people the direction towards enlightened path. He established Anjuman-E-Rahmania Mainia Maizbhandaria, Baba Bhandari research Academy, Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari Foundation, In 2007 for the shake of world peace Sufi Unity for International Solidarity (SUFIS) Bangladesh and other 127 institution. Baba Syed Mainuddin Ahmed published Monthly ‘Noor-E-Rahman’, quarterly ‘Sufis’ delivered Islamic Knowledge and Sufism. He established numerous centers of his order in different countries called Maizbhandari khankahs (Centers of perseverance). He was succeeding to spread the message of peace and human love to the world. Near by One Lac Different religious people come to the shade of Islam by saying Kalimah (La Ilaha Illallahu Muhammadur Rasulallah) through Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Al-Hasani Wal Hossaini Maizbhandari. About 10 Millions of followers, 350 Representatives (Khalifas) of Hazrat Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari are working in the home and International arena. His theory and guidance are giving uncounted people the direction to enlightened way. “The way of Salvation” written by Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari is a book for those people who love to see the right path of truth. His work was the inspiration for the people who love to see the light of the truth in the life and hereafter. With the height of spiritual semblance and services to humanity made it clear to everybody that Syed Mainuddin works as the inspiration to know truth of life. On 17 August 2011 Allamah Shah Sufi Mawlana Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Al-Hasani Wal Hossaini Maizbhandari died at the age of 73. After the death of Baba Mainuddin his son Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari took the responsibility to advent his philosophy more dynamic way. Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari had been declared the successor of Baba Mainuddin as his life time also be the Imam of Baba Mainuddin’s Janaza (last Journey) prayer. In 2007 when Baba Mainuddin was invited by Holy Prophet to performed Hajj–E Akbar that time Baba ordered to declare Syed Saifuddin as his successor. In his lifetime Baba Mainuddin gave the sole authourity to Syed Saifuddin through court affidavit to run Darbar. Present Imam and Sajjadanshin of Darbar-E Gausul Azam Maizbhandari Shahjada Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari is the successor and torch bearer of Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Al- Hasani Wal Hossaini (K).Now Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari is preaching Maizbhandari philosophy through seminars, conferences, different social works, educational organizations to serve the greater cause of global humanity and peach. Syed Saifuddin Ahmed established Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari Trust. All religious institution like Madrasas, Orphanages, Mosques, Khankas,Tasauf Training centre, Imam Training Programe and general educational institution like Schools, Vocational Training centre, College and proposed University are under this Trust. All social work like Mainia Shishu Kishor Mela where children are learning and competing arts and culture, Mainia Calligraphy foundation arranged competitions and training in calligraphy, Qirat, Hamd-Naat etc. done under the Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari foundation. Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari founded a Mainia Jubo Foram where the young generations get support to enlighten them and lead a fruitful life. Syed Saifuddin Ahmed is the honourable chairman of all Anjuman, Trust and Founadation to lead millions of devotees.He has three sons—Syed Mehboob-E-Mainuddin, Syed Mashuk-E-Mainuddin and Syed Hasnain-E-Mainuddin.

Today the whole world is confronted with multi-dimensional problems like terrorism, atrocities, genocide, injustice, secret killings, exploitation, and deprivation. Today people look for a world wherein there are development, welfare, love, humanity, peace, equality, brotherhood and blessings. Therefore, people of the world now feel convinced that only an easily practicable model based Islam can provide them desired solution of the problems and crises in the contemporary world.

We can say that the Maizbhandari order which is modern and fit in all age may be regarded as a latest model of above desired type of Universal Tariqah which will bridge all and leads with harmony to world peace.

Gausual Azam Hazrat Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi[edit]

The founder of Tarika-e-Maizbhandari Gausul Azam Syed Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi was born on January 15, 1826 corresponding to Magh 1, 1233 of Bengali calendar Year. It is said that, the spiritual Sufi scholar Hazrat Mohiuddin Ibn Arabi (R.A.) had predict the birth of Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi, 586 years earlier.[citation needed]

Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi spent his childhood in his native district Chittagong. After accomplishing his secondary education level he was admitted to Calcutta Alia Madrasha[3] (Aliah University) of greater India for his higher studies in Islamic religion and philosophy.

Khalifa[edit]

In the way of Sufism or Islamic system Khalifa means the authorized person who is assign for a particular work, on the way of Maizbhandari Sufism, Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi assigned Khalifa to spreading Maizbhandari Sufism all over the continent. Khalifa are consider spiritual masters who are appointed to practice Sufism. There was a numbers of Khalifa's from different place appointed to teach Maizbhandari Sufism. We can find a list of his successors as it was published by one of his descendants, Delwar Hossain Maizbhanderi, in his famous work Gausul Azam Maizbhandarir Jiboni O Karamat (Life sketch of Hazrat Kebla Kaba).

List of his Successor/ Khalifa[edit]

S.No Name and Location
1 Huzure Gausul Azam Syed Golamur Rahman Maizbhandari (Bengali: বাবা ভাণ্ডারী/Baba Bhandarii)
2 Aminul Haque Wasel Maizbhandari (Bengali: ছোট মৌলানা/ Choto Moulana)
Daftar-e-Gausul Azam- Amin Manzil, Maizbhander Dorbar Sharif
3 Moulana Shaikh Osiur Rahman Al-Faruqi of Charandip, Boalkhali Chittagong
4 Moulana Asad Ali of Ahla, Boalkhali, Chittagong
5 Moulana Abdul Aziz Saheb of Khitabchar, Boalkhali, Chittagong
6 Moulana Aminul Haque Harbangiri of Boalkhali, Chittagong
7 Moulana Khalilur Rahman of Rangunia, Chittagong
8 Moulana Aman Ullah Ali of Banchkhali, Chittagong
9 Moulana Mohsen Ali of Banchkhali, Chittagong
10 Moulana Monsef Ali of Banchkhali, Chittagong
11 Moulana Akam Uddin of Moheskhali, Chittagong
12 Moulana Mia Hosain of Kanuchi, Arakan, Myanmar
13 Moulana Abdul Aziz of Khandal, Arakan, Myanmar
14 Moulana Mostafizur Rahman of Amilaish, Shatbaria, Chittagong
15 Moulana Ahmed Safa of Kanchannagar, Chandanaish, Chittagong
16 Moulana Mujibullah Sultanpuri of Rawjan, Chittagong
17 Moulovi Abdur Razzak (Hakim Shah) of Shatbaria, Chittagong
18 Baharul Ulum Moulana Abdul Gani of Kanchanpur, Fotikchari, Chittagong
19 Moulana Abdul Salam Vujpuri of Edilpur, Kanchanpur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
20 Moulana Mufti Aminul Haque Forhadabadi of Forhadabad, Hathazari, Chittagong
21 Moulana Mohaddes Hajez Qari Tafazzal Hosain Mirjapuri
22 Moulana Abdul Aziz Kanchanpuri of Noakhali
23 Moulana Ashraf Ali of Dugayah, Chandpur, Comilla
24 Moulana Ali Azam Mondol of Khondol, Noakhali
25 Moulana Yakub Gazi of Horinkata, Sripur, Noakhali
26 Moulana Ahmedullah of Maizvanga, Shandip
27 Moulana Keramath Ali Nezampuri of Mirossorai, Chittagong
28 Moulana Shirajul Haque of Kawkhali
29 Moulana Salequr Rahman of Rangunia, Chittagong (Bengali: দুলহায়ে হযরত/Dulha-e Hajrath)[1]
30 Moulana Enayath Ullah of Pathantuli, Chittagong
31 Moulana Yakub Nuri of Alipur, Noakhali
32 Moulovi Ujeer ali of Noakhali
33 Moulana Hasmath Ali of Chipaitali, Guman mardan, Hathazari, Chittagong
34 Moulana Yousuf Ali of Hawla, Boalkhali, Chittagong
35 Moulana Abdur Rashid of Shatbaria, Chittagongs
36 Moulana Kaji Abdul Bari of Satkania, Chittagong
37 Moulana Abdul Gafur shah of Sharwatali, Boalkhali, Chittagong
38 Kaji Moulana Monwar Ali of Borouthat, Patiya, Chittagong
39 Moulana Abdul Hadi Kancanpuri of Fatikchori, Chittagong
40 The only son of Gausul Azam Ahmad Ullah Maizbhanderi: Moulana Faizul Haque Maizbhanderi
41 Moulana Jafor Ali Shah Shahbaj HijrothKari of Karachi, Pakistan
42 Moulana Abdur Rahim of Babunagar, Fatikchari, Chittagong
43 Moulana Rijwanuddin Shahnagari
44 Moulana Muhabbat Ali of Bibirhat, Fatikchari, Chittagong
45 Mia Abdul Jalil (Balu Fakir) of Sadek Nagar, Fatikchari, Chittagong
46 Hachi Fakir Qutub Kalandar of Chariyah, Hathazari, Chittagong
47 Yousuf Ali Fakir Chaiyah of Chittagong
48 Moulana Nazir Ahmad (Nazir Shah Shahar Qutub) of Station Road, Chittagong
49 Mamu Fakir ‘Mazzub Maktul’ of Rangunia, Chittagong
50 Obaidul Haque Mia ‘Masth Qalandar’ of Chandgaon, Chittagong
51 Azgar Shah ‘Mozzub Qalandar’ of Chawkbazar, Chittagong
52 Khalil Shah ‘Chaiyah Qalandar’ of Khandakia, Hathazari, Chittagong
53 Zafor Ahmed (Mamu Fakir) of Yangun, Chuliagoli, Myanmar
54 Bangali Baba of Karachi, Pakistan
55 Belayath Ali Shah Abdal Qutub of Chaitannagoli, Chittagong
56 Moulana Amiruzzaman Mozzub-e Salek Awlia of Patiya
57 Moulovi Abdur Rahman Miah Qalandar Shah of Munshiqdar bari, Forhadabad, Chittagong
58 Abdul Wahab Shah of Malibag, Dhaka
59 Moulovi Abdul Aziz Qutub Qalandar of Fani
60 Pagla Moulovi (Known as Feni Miah)
61 Pagla Miah of Rawjan
62 Amir Mozaffor Ahmed Shahar Qutub of Coxsbazar
63 Mozzub Ali Ullah (Father of Mr. Zaker Hosain the Ex-Governor of East Pakistan)
64 Moulovi Munir Ullah of Nasirabad, Chittagong (Previous caretaker of the Shrine of Bayezid Bostami at Chittagong)
65 Moulovi Nurussofa of Kazipara, Kanchan Nagar, Patiya
66 Moulana Lutfur Rahman of Patiya
67 Jahed Miah of Patiya
68 Moulovi Abdur Rahman of Sartha, Rawjan, Chittagong
69 Moulana Karim Bax (Bazlul Karim Mandakini)
70 Moulana Rahat Ullah of Rangunia, Chittagong
71 Moulana Fariduzzaman of Shatkania, Chittagong
72 Moulana Abdul Hamid of Banchkhali, Chittagong
73 Moulana Rahimullah of Rawjan Chittagong
74 Moulana Abdul Quddus Hawlapuri of Boalkhali, Chittagong
75 Moulana Sultanuddin Bacha Fakir of Rangunia, Chittagong
76 Ahmed Bashir (Bacha Shaha Fathepuri)
77 Wali Mastan (Known as Wali Shah at Hill tracks) of Rawjan
78 Abdul Gafur (Qambli Shah) of Mohanpur, Faridpur
79 Matiur Rahman Shah of Farhadabad
80 Haji Moulana Abdur Rashid of Shatbaria, Chittagong
81 Sufi Nuruzzaman of Boizzarkhil, Boizzakhali, Rawjan, Chittagong
82 Moulana Mir Ahmad of Boroma, Patiya
83 Moulovi Forrok Ahmed (Ex Sub Registrar)of Nanupur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
84 Moulovi Eklasur Rahman of Bahaddarbari, Chittagong
85 Moulovi Reazat Ullah (Ex Sub Registrar) of Kumillah
86 Abdul Aziz Miah (he was the Nayeb/Chief employee of Nawab Hossainul Haidar of Cumilla) of Kazi Bari, Cumilla
87 Ali Miah (Was the Nawab of Ghawar, West Cumilla) of Cumilla
88 Ali Bahadur (Nawab of Cumilla Bagicha Bari) of Cumilla
89 Doctor Abul Fazal (Kala Miah) of Nanupur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
90 Khuilla Miah Fakir of Naupur, Fatikchari Chittagong
91 Umed Ali Fakir of Nanupur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
92 Sufi Mamtaz Ali of Azimnagar
93 Abdur Rahman Sufi of Azimnagar
94 Moulovi Doctor Shamsuzzaman of Bakshi Bari, Chittagong
95 Moulovi Matiur Rahaman of Moheshkhali, Batakandi, Cumilla
96 Hafez Abdur Rahim of Qadir Shardar Bari, Brammon Shakua, Bagra Bazar, Cumilla
97 Moulovi Abadullah Shah of Ukhia, Harbang, Cokoria, Coxs Bazar
98 Nur Ahmad Khan of Khandakia, Hathajari, Chittagong
99 Munshi Ishaq of Farhad Nagar, Noakhali
100 Moulovi Abdul Gani Mokhtar of Bainnar Tila, Chittagong
101 Kala Miah Chawdhuriy
102 Abdul Karim of Mogdair, Rawjan, Chittagong. (went to Myanmar according to Gausul Azam’s commandment and lived there)
103 Moulana Ramjan Ali of Kadhurkhil, Boalkhali, Chittagong
104 Moulana Anwar Ali of Kadhurkhil, Boalkhali, Chittagong
105 Ajizur Rahman of Boijjarkhil, Boizzakhali, Chittagong
106 Moulana Hamid Ullah of Baroyghona, Rawjan, Chittagong
107 Obaidullah Chaiwdhury of Mirossarai, Chittagong
108 Delwar Ali Chawdhury of Mirossarai, Chittagong
109 Altaf Ali Miah of Kawkhali, Feni
110 Moulana Sufi Chand Miah Mandakini of Hathajari, Chittagong
111 Mastar Fazlur Rahman Mandakini of Hathajari, Chittagong
112 Anwar Miah of Dawlathpur
113 Hajrrath Chunnu Miah Chowdhury
114 Tutun Miah Fakir of Dawlatpur
115 Fazlur Rahman Chowdhury of Dawlatpur
116 Malequzzama Miah of Dawlatpur
117 Moulana Amjad Ali of Dawlatpur
118 Writer Abdul Wares Shah of Vujpur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
119 Doctor Khair Uddin of Nanupur
120 Moulana Abdul Latif of Nanupur
121 Moulana Abdul Gani of Miazipara, Maizbhander
122 Hajrath Munshi Sayed Nesar Ahmed of Nanupur
123 Khayez Ahmed Miazi of Maizbhander (Neighbor)
124 Haider Ali Gomosta of Nanupur
125 Mohammad Oasin of Kulalpara
126 Moulana Nazer Ali Shah of Bardhona, Satkania
127 Abdul Jabbar Chawdhury of Rangunia
128 ul Haque Fakir of Azim Nagar, Chittagong
129 Tutun Fakir of Azim Nagar
130 Moulovi Ziaul Hossain of Maizbhander
131 Gurudas Fakir (Was a follower of Hinduism)
132 Dhonon Joy (Was a follower of Buddhism)
133 Nur Ali Miah of Forhadabad
134 Fayez Ahmed Chawdhury of Dholoi, Hathajari, Chittagong
135 Shadhu Mono Mohan Datta of Sajmara, Kumilla
136 Moulana Afaz Uddin Ali of Kaloromar Chara, Moheshkhali, Coxs Bazar
137 Moulana Abdul Aziz Saheb of Sonapur, Noakhali
138 Moulana Abdur Rahaman of Kanchanpur, Chittagong
139 Abdul Majid of Azimnagar, Fatikchari, Chittagong
140 Moulana Aminul Haque Pani Shah of Dholoi, Hathajari, Chittagong
141 Moulana Golamur Rahman of Barishal
142 Matiur Rahman Shah of East Forhadabad, Fatikchari, Chittagong
143 Moulana Abdul Aziz of Feni
144 HMohammad abdur Rahman (Fakir Shah Abdullah Darbesh) of Bancharampur (Boro Bari), Brammonbaria
145 Afzal Shah Patwari of Haindgaon, Begumgonj, Noakhali
146 Moulana Rajab Ali Shakrapuri of Shakrapur, Comilla
147 Mohammad Hossain of Dhaka
148 Mohammad Ayoub Ali Sub-Registrar of Hathajari, Chittagong
149 Moulovi Abdul Aziz of Eastern Chambol, Banchkhali, Chittagong
150 Moulana Abdul Hakim of Courtpara
151 Moulana Fozu Miah Chawdhury of Fatikchari, Chittagong
152 Kazi Mosaheb Uddin Shahpuri of Shahpur, Comilla
153 HMakbul Fakir of Panchlaish, Chittagong
154 Hafez Fazlur Rahman of Hafez Nogor, Chandanish, Chittagong
155 Afaz Uddin Miaji (Chulla Fakir) of Rawjan, Chittagong
156 Amet Ali of Rangunia, Chittagong
157 Nobidur Rahman Shah of Nanupur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
158 Makbul Pandit of Kutubdia, Chittagong
159 Moulana Nuruddin of Kutubdia, Chittagong
160 Yakub Shiqdar of Kutubdia, Chittagong
161 Dula Fakir of Dulahajara, Coxs Bazar
162 Khairuzzaman of Chandanish, Chittagong
163 Askar Ali Pandit of Chandanish, Chittagong
164 Yasin Munshi of Kali Shimul, Brammanbaria
165 Ahsan Ullah of Rashider Ghona, Lohagara, Chittagong
166 Moulana Abdul Gani of Fatikchari, Chittagong
167 Khalekuzzaman Miah of Dowlathpur
168 Kabi Abdul Hakim of Bangladesh
169 Moulana Obaidur Rahaman of Nanupur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
170 Moulana Amin Uddin Munsef of Nanupur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
171 Asmat Ali of Kodala, Rangunia, Chittagong
172 Abdul Qader of Nasirabad, Chittagong
173 Moulana Odiath Ullah of Jahapur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
174 Moulana Ejabath Ullah of Baktapur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
175 Moulana Amin Ullah of Sundarpur, Fatikchori, Chittagong
176 Moulana Abdul Hakim of Fatikchari, Chittagong
177 Moulana Doctor Abdul Majid of Boalkhali, Chittagong
178 Moulana Abdul Malek of Boalkhali, Chittagong
179 Hedayet Ali of Bangladesh
180 Moulana Jamir Uddin of Latif Shikdar, Tripura, India
181 Moulana Aminullah (Father of Dr. Aminul Haque) Baktapur, Fatikchari, Chittagong
182 Miah Fakir of Azim Nagar, Fatikchari, Chittagong
183 Rauf Miah Siddiqi of Akubdondi, pur, Boalkhali, Chittagong
184 Mohammad Raham Ali of Bangladesh
185 Osiur Rahman (Lal Miah) of Haithkandi, Mirossorai, Chittagong
186 Jinnath Ali Shah of Harbang, Chakaria, Chittagong
187 Abdul Gani Chawdhury of Damdama, Fatikchari, Chittagong
188 Kharu Fakir (Chunnu Miah Fakir) of Sadek Nagar, Fatikchari, Chittagong
189 Moulana Kalimullah of Southern Shatta, Rawjan, Chittagong
190 Shaikh Abdul Oahab Shah of Goni Tola Dorbar, Mirossoirai, Chittagong
191 Mohammad Abdur Rouf Chawdhury of Krisna Jafarabad, Mirossorai, Chittagong
192 Humed Ali Chawdhuri of Mirossorai, Chittagong
193 Jobed Ali Chawdhruy of Mirossorai, Chittagong
194 Fazal Kabir Shah of Central Kadhurkhil, Boalkhali, Chittagong
195 Alim Uddin Shah of Kadhurkhil, Boalkhali, Chittagong
196 Ahsan Ullah (Mamu Fokir) of Kadhurkhil, Boalkhali, Chittagong
197 Moulana Amanath Ullah of Pathantuli, Nazir Bhander, Chittagong
198 Moulana Matiur Rahman Sultanpuri of Shatgachia
199 Moulana Jamir Uddin Ahmed (Noor Nagari) of Ciora, Comilla
200 Moulana Nuruzzama of Charkhizurpur
201 Jamir Uddin of Tishna, Comilla
202 Ali Ullah of Rajapur, Kumilla
203 Nur Bax of Goalia, Noakhali
204 Abdullah of Banchkhali, Chittagong

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