Qazi Khaliluddin

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Qazi Khaliluddin
Residence Bhopal and Alwar
Occupation Employed with a Risala (mounted troop), Alwar State
Known for Scholarship

Qazi Khaliluddin (4 Rabi' al-awwal 1296 AH / 1878 AD – 25 Muharram 1337 AH / 1917 AD) was a religious scholar, employed in a Risala, (a mounted troop) at Alwar State.

Biography[edit]

Qazi Khaliluddin was born in Alwar on 4 Rabi' al-awwal 1296 AH / 1878 AD and was employed in a Risala (mounted troop) at Alwar State. In 1908, he left the job and came to Bhopal, where he first did a job and then started his own business[1]

Religious activities and Hajj[edit]

Qazi Khaliluddin went for Hajj in 1331 AH / 1912 AD. He was accompanied with Naziruddin (son of Munshi Hakimuddin), Saeedun Nisan (daughter-in-law of Tahawar Ali) and her nephew and son-in-law.

He tried to follow Shariah in his activities. He used to go to hear the public lecture regularly by Hafiz Abdul Aziz at Phuti Masjid (Now Tarjuma wali Masjid) at Bhopal. He also used to visit 'Bagh Farhat Afza' to hear the lessons from Pir Asadur Rahman Qudsi. In addition to these persons, he was associated with Taskin Shah of 'Aish Bagh'.

Friends circle[edit]

Qazi Khaliluddin had a very good friends circle. To name a few, Manzoor Ahmad (Tahsildar) alias Bhai Mian, Syed Basharat Ali, Hafiz Mohammad Yusuf Khan, Haji Mohammad Zubair Ali and Zahooruddin Alvi (Kamdar, Daulatpur)[disambiguation needed] were his closest friends.

Marriage and children[edit]

Safia Begum (1880 - 1969), wife of Qazi Khaliluddin
Maulvi Haji Halimuddin (1898 - 1981), son of Qazi Khaliluddin

He was married at the age of 17 years with Safia Begum (2 Ramadan 1298 AH / 1880 AD – 26 Jumada al-Thani 1389 / 10 September 1969), daughter of Yaqub Ali ibn Tahawar Ali at Bhopal on 24 Shawwal 1313 AH / 9 April 1896 AD. Two sons and two daughters were born

  1. Maulvi Haji Halimuddin (11 Rabi' al-thani 1316 AH / 29 August 1898 – 19 May 1981). He was Bay'ah with Shah Abu Ahmad Mujjadadi (1260 AH / 1844 AD – 1342 AH / 1923 AD) and had close relations with his successor Shah Mohammd Yaqub (died on 13 Rabi' al-awwal 1390 AH / 20 May 1970).[2] Shah Mohammd Yaqub also took concern about him. For the same reason, Munshi Halimuddin lived 12 years inside the Khanqah of Shah Abu Ahmad Mujjadadi. At the same place, when one of her daughter Ahmadi Begum was born – her name was kept ‘Amatul Karim’ after the name of Shah Mohammd Yaqub's mother. Munshi Halimuddin was also close to Maulana Abdul Shakoor Lucknavi, Maulana Syed Abu Habib and Maulana Shaikh Masood Ahmad Mujjadadi Mahajir Madni. There are lots of letters in the name of Munshi Halimuddin of these people. Munshi Halimuddin was expert in the doctrines and teachings of Shah Abu Ahmad Mujjadadi. Munshi Halimuddin prepared a “Guldasta-i Husn Sukhan”, a historical “Qata’t Tarikh” on the occasion of the birth of Mohammad Saleh, the son of Shah Mohammd Yaqub. In 1352 AH / 1933 AD, he also prepared Handkerchiefs for distribution of sweets with historical inscription in Persian script on the occasion of first mihrab recitation of Shah Mohammd Yaqub. One of the Handkerchief is preserved in the Museum of Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. Munshi Halimuddin did Hajj in 1938. He died on 19 May 1981 and buried at the side of Hazrat Shah Abu Ahmad Mujjadadi’s grave at Bhopal. He was married to Saliha Begum (died on 10 November 2003), daughter of Abdul Mughni of Sikandrabad and had three sons Maulvi Nooruddin Nadvi (married to Tayyaba Begum, daughter of Hakim Syed Fazlur Rahman, Tariq Khalil and Khalid Halim (married to Kokab) and six daughters Saeeda Begum (married to Hakim Syed Abdul Majeed), Asia Begum (married to Professor Syed Muhammad Saleem), Kaneez Fatima (married to Fasihuddin), Amatul Karim alias Ahmadi Begum (married to Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman), Memona Begum (married to Ziauddin), Asma Begum (married to Mohammad Anwar).
  2. Haji Kalimuddin (10 Ramadan 1330 AH / 24 August 1912 – ). Haji Kalimuddin was Bay'ah with Shah Mohammd Yaqub and was always interested in literature. He was voracious reader of Urdu literature and had a good company of Sir Ross Masood, Allama Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Dr. Hamidullah (Paris). He was married to Naseem Fatima, daughter of Dr. Siraj Mustafa, granddaughter of Syed Afzal Ali in 1939. Three daughters Najmun Nisan (aka Najma), Rehana Khatoon and Rafia Khatoon and one son Najmuddin were born.
  3. Hanifa Khatoon (1 Jumada al-Thani 1333 AH / 1914 AD). She was married to Hakim Syed Fazlur Rahman.
  4. Rafiqa Khatoon (21 Ramadan 1337 AH / 1918 AD – 13 July 2007 AD)
Haji Kalimuddin (in the centre) with his brother-in-law Hakim Syed Fazlur Rahman and Hakim Syed Atiqul Qadir, extreme left is the family servant Mohammad Munshi

Death[edit]

He died on 25 Muharram 1337 AH at Bhopal at the age of 42 years 10 months and 21 days because of Influenza and is buried at the 'Family Graveyard', Jinsi, Jahangirbad, Bhopal.

Memoir[edit]

To perpetuate his memory, a building at Jinsi Road, Jahangirabad, Bhopal is named after him 'Khalil Manzil'.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman (2008). "Qazi Khaliluddin". Hayat Karam Husain (2nd ed.). Aligarh/India: Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. pp. 233–235. ISBN 978-81-906070-5-6. 
  2. ^ Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman (2008). "Maulvi Halimuddin". Hayat Karam Husain (2nd ed.). Aligarh/India: Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. pp. 240–242. ISBN 978-81-906070-5-6.