Hamid Raza Khan

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Hamid Raza Khan Qadri
Born 1875
Rabi' al-awwal 1292 Hijri
Bareilly, India
Died 1943
Jumada al-awwal 1362 Hijri
Region India
School Sunni, Hanafi
Main interests
Aqeedah, Fiqh, Tasawwuf

Sheikh Hamid Raza Khan Qadri 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]

Hamid Raza Khan was the son of Ahmad Raza Khan, who was the son of Naqi Ali Khan, who was the son of Raza Ali Khan.[2]

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. He was proficient in Arabic and Persian, as well as ahadith, fiqh, philosophy and mathematics.[3]

Initiation into Silsila and Khilafah[edit]

Qaaderi was a mureed of Khatmul Akabir Sheikh Abul Hussain Ahmad Noori of Mahrara, and was initiated into the Barkatiya Silsila. Khan was also blessed with khilafat from his father, Ahmad Raza Khan.[4]

Literary works[edit]

(Hujjatul Islam) 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 of Muhammad.[5]

Hujjatul Islam works include:[1]

  • As Saarimur Rabaani alaa Asraaf Qaadiyani(Refuting Ahmadiyyah Sect)
  • Translation of Ad Daulatul Makkiyah
  • Translation of Kiflul Faqeeh Alfahim Fi Hukme Qirats addarahim(The issue regarding the Islamic law concerning currency; 'paper money' and all it's permissible uses, zakaat, etc. This work was written in arabic by A'laHadrat as-Shaykh as-Shah Imam Ahmad Raza Khan which answers the questions of Scholars Of arab regarding the permisibility of paper money at that time)
  • Haashia Mulla Jalaal
  • Naatia Deewaan
  • Fatawa Hamidiyah

Death[edit]

Haamid Raza Qaaderi died on the 17th of Jamadi-ul-Ulaa (23 May 1943) while praying. His funeral prayer led by Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor Hazarvi. His tomb is beside his father. [1]

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