Farid-ud-Din Qadri

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Farid-ud-Din Qadri
Born1918
Jhang, Punjab, British India (Now In Pakistan)
Died(1974-11-02)2 November 1974
Cause of deathCholera
NationalityIndian (1918-1947) Pakistani (1947-1974)
Academic work
School or traditionQadiriyya Sufi

Farid-ud-Din Qadri (1918, in Jhang – November 2, 1974, in Jhang) was the father of Islamic Scholar Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. His ancestors belong to Sial family of Jhang. They were landlords of Kheewa Village, Chiniot Road of Tehsil & District Jhang; two of them being very spiritual persons, gave up all their lands and properties and migrated to Jhang (then Known as Maghiana) and D.I Khan respectively.[1] He travelled worldwide for Arabic and Persian Literature and Islamic jurisprudence especially Tasawwuf. He graduated and specialized in Eastern Medicine from Lukhnow (India). He received a gold medal in 1940 from Punjab University. He studied at Lukhnow, Hyderabad (Deccan), Delhi, Damascus, Baghdad at Madinatu-l-Munawara; was associated with Hakim Nabeena Ansari in Delhi and Hyderabad. He was a speaker, poet, medical practitioner and a spiritual student of Naqibul Ashraaf Hazrat Seyyed Ibrahim Saif—ud-din al Gilani of Baghdad. He remained associated with Muhammad Iqbal and worked with Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the Pakistan Movement; remained medical consultant to the King of Saudi Arabia, 1948.[2] Farid-ud-Din died in Jhang on 2 November 1974, at the age 56.

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