|Posted on November 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM|
Ashraf al Asfiya, Sayyid Mustafa Ashraf Ashrafi al Jilani was the second son of Mahbub al Yazdani Shabiha Ghawth al Azam Shaykh al Mashaikh Sayyid Ali Husayn Ashrafi al Jilani Kichochavi. He was born on 17th Dhil Qadah 1311 A.H at Kichocha Muqaddasa and began his spiritual and religious education at 'Madrasa Ashrafiya', Kichocha. He later joined the famous Islamic University, 'Madrasa Farangi Mahal', Luckhnow and studied under Shaykh al Ulama Mufti Abdul Bari Farangi Mahali.
He became the Murid of his illustrious father Shabiha Ghawth al Azam and received Khilafa in all the leading tariqahs. Ashraf al Asfiya passed away on 17th Rabi al Awwal 1391 A.H at Kichocha and was buried near the blessed graves of his great ancestors. He left behind two giants of scholarship and spirituality in the form of his sons:
i. Ashraf al Awliya Sayyid Mujtaba Ashraf Ashrafi al Jilani, the founder of the largest Ahl us Sunnah Madrasa in West Bengal, India named as 'Jamiya al Alaaiya al Ashrafiya', Malda, West Bengal, India. (and father of the present rector Makhdum al Ulama Sayyid Jalaluddin Ashraf Ashrafi al Jilani).
ii. Ashraf al Ulama Sayyid Hamid Ashraf Ashrafi al Jilani, the founder of the largest Ahl us Sunnah Madrasa in Mumbai, 'Jamiya Muhammadiya' (father of present rector of the Jamiya Muhammadiya - Sayyid Nizam Ashraf Ashrafi al Jilani)