|Posted on November 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM|
Ashraf al Ulama
Sayyid Hamid Ashraf Ashrafi al Jilani
[1349 - 1425 A.H / 1930 - 2004 C.E]
Ashraf ul Ulama Mufti Sayyid Hamid Ashraf Quadri Chishti Ashrafi Kichochavi was born in 1349 A.H / 1930 C.E in Kichocha, Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India. His Father was Ashraf al Asfiya Qudwat al Awliya Sayyid Mustafa Ashraf Ashrafi, the younger son of Ala' Hazarat Shaykh ul Mashaikh Shabiha Ghawth al Azam Sayyid Ali Husayn Quadri Ashrafi al Jilani (1266 -1355 A.H).
His father Sayyid Mustafa Ashraf (1311- 1391 A.H) was the Murid and Khalifa of his father Shah Sayyid Ali Husayn Ashrafi in Quadriya Chishtiya Ashrafiya tariqa. Sayyid Mustafa Ashraf had two sons:
i. Ashraf al Awliya Sayyid Mujtaba Ashraf Ashrafi al Jilani (d.1418 A.H / 1998 C.E)
ii. Ashraf al Ulama Sayyid Hamid Ashraf Ashrafi al Jilani.
Ashraf al Ulama and his elder brother went to the great Ahl us Sunnah Islamic University, Dar ul Ulum Ashrafiya Misbah ul Ulum, Mubarakpur, Azamgarh to study under Hafiz al Millah Mufti Abdul Aziz Muhaddith Quadri Ashrafi Amjadi Mubarakpuri in 1365 A.H /1946 A.H. He graduated from Madrasa Ashrafiya in 1371 A.H/ 1952 C.E and was awarded the Sanad [Cerftificate of Distinction].
Baiyah and Khilafah
Ashraf al Ulama became the Murid [Disciple] of his grandfather Ala' Hazrat Sayyid Ali Husayn Ashrafi Mian in the Quadriya Chishtiya Ashrafiya tariqa and received the Khilafah from his father Shaykh Sayyid Mustafa Ashraf Quadri Ashrafi.
Hafiz al Millah sent him to Madarasa Hamidiya, Banaras to teach, the Sadr ul Mudarrisin of this institution at that time was Shams ul Ulama Sayyid Shamsuddin Ahmad Ja'fari Quadri Razvi Jaunpuri [1402 A.H /1981 C.E]
After a year Hafiz al Millah called him back and asked to teach at Jamiya Ashrafiya. Ashraf al Ulama taught at Jamiya al Ashrafiya, Mubarakpur for 16 years, he was expert in teaching Mishkat al Masabih and Dars al Nizami.
Among his students who studied under him at Jamiya Ashrafiya include.
(i) Shaykh ul Islam Sayyid Muhammad Madani Mian Quadri Ashrafi Kichochavi.
(ii) Shaykh Sayyid Izhar Ashraf Ashrafi Kichochavi.
(iii) Shaykh Sayyid Kumayl Ashraf Ashrafi Kichochavi.
(iv) Shaykh Sayyid Ahmad Ashraf Ashrafi.
(v) Shaykh Sayyid Maqsud Ashraf Ashrafi Jaiysi.
(vi) Shaykh ul Hadith Mufti Muhammad Abdul Shukur Quadri Razvi, the present Shaykh ul Hadith of Jamiya Ashrafiya.
(vii) Ustad ul Ulama Muhammad Ahmad Misbahi, the present Sadr ul Mudarrisin of Jamiya Ashrafiya.
(viii) Muballigh al Islam Shaykh Qamar uz Zaman Quadri Razvi Misbahi, World Islamic Mission, England.
(ix) Ray is ul Qalam Shaykh Yasin Akhtar Quadri Razvi Misbahi.
(x) Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad Jilani Ashrafi Mian Kichochavi, Founder of Jamiya Sufiya, Kichocha, Faizabad.
(xi) Shaykh ul Hukuma Dr Fazl ur Rahman Sharar Misbahi.
(xii) Shaykh ul Ulama Muhammad Idris Bistavi.
Dar ul Ulum Muhammadiya, Mumbai
Hafiz al Millah sent Ashraf al Ulama to Mumbai as the Imam and Khatib of Masjid al Zakariyya, Mumbai. In 1388 A.H /1968 C.E he founded Dar ul Muhammadiya, one of the largest Madrasa of Ahl us Sunnah in Mumbai. He served as its Sadr ul Mudarrisin, Shaykh ul Hadith and Rector until his demise.
Ashraf al Ulama Sayyid Hamid Ashraf, the teacher of over 700 great scholars passed away in 1425 A.H/ 2004 C.E in Mumbai.
Compiled and Edited by
Basharath Siddiqui Ashrafi
Ashrafiya Islamic Foundation