|Posted on November 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM|
Hafiz al Millat
Mufti Shah Abdul Aziz Ashrafi Muhaddith Mubarakpuri
Ustad ul Ulama, Jalalat ul Ilm, Hafiz al Millat Mufti Shah Abdul Aziz Muhaddith Quadri Ashrafi Mubarakpuri was born in Bhojpur, a town near the famous city of Muradabad, India in 1314 A.H/1894 C.E. His father Shaykh Hafiz Ghulam Nur bin Mulla Abdur Raheem was an excellent and renowned Hafiz of the area.
Hafiz al Millat memorized the Holy Quran at a very young age under the tutorship of his father and studied Persian and Arabic under local scholars. Hafiz al Millat was appointed an Imam of a local Mosque. Five years passed since then, but Love for Islamic Education increased in him tremendously and took him to ‘Jamiya Nayimiya’ where he studied under the renowned Islamic Scholar Sayyid ul Ulama Sadr ul Afazil Sayyid Nayimuddin Quadri Ashrafi Muradabadi (1300-1367 A.H / 1883-1948 C.E), Ajmal ul Ulama Shaykh Ajmal Quadri Razvi Nayimi Sambhali, Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Ashrafi Nayimi. After studying here Hafiz al Millat went to ‘Jamiya Moyiniya’ at Ajmer where he studied under Umdat ul Fuqaha Sadr ush Shariah Mufti Muhammad Amjad Ali Quadri Razvi A’zami (1296-1367 A.H / 1878-1948 C.E) and others.
In Ajmer, during his stay Hafiz al Millat gave Baiyah (Pledge of Allegiance) to Shaykh ul Mashaikh Shabiha Ghawth al Azam Sayyid Ali Husayn Quadri Chishti Ashrafi Kichochavi (1266-1355 A.H / 1849-1936 C.E) in the great Quadriya Ashrafiya tariqa and received Khilafah in the same tariqa from Shaykh ul Mashaikh. Hafiz al Millat also received Khilafah in the Quadriya Barkatiya Razviya tariqa from Sadr us Shariah.
Hafiz al Millat was asked by Sadr us Shariah to go and teach at Madrasa Ashrafiya Misbah ul Ulum at Mubarakpur, U.P which Hafiz al Millat did and transformed this small Madrasa into a World renowned Islamic University in 1392 A.H / 1972 C.E.
Hafiz al Millat passed away in 1396 A.H / 1976 C.E in Mubarakpur and was buried in the Premises of Jamiya Ashrafiya.
Among Hafiz al Millat’s books are Al Misbah ul Jadeed, Al Azab ush Shadeed, Ma’rif ul Quran, Firqa un Najiya, Anba’ ul Ghayb, Al Deobandiya, Fatawa Aziziya (2 Volumes) and Irshad ul Quran.
Among his famous students are:
i. Shaykh Hafiz Abdur Rauf Quadri Balyavi,
ii. Nayib Mufti al A’zam Hind Mufti Sharif ul Haq Quadri Amjadi,
iii. Shaykh Mufti Zafar Ali Nu’mani Quadri (Founder of Jamiya Amjadiya, Karachi),
iv. Bahr ul Ulum Mufti Abdul Mannan Quadri Razvi A’zami,
v. Qayid al Ahlus Sunnah Shaykh Arshad ul Quadri,
vi. Shaykh ul Islam Sayyid Muhammad Madani Quadri Ashrafi Jilani Kichochavi,
vii. Ashraf ul Ulama Sayyid Hamid Ashraf Quadri Ashrafi (Founder Dar ul Ulum Muhammadiya, Mumbai),
viii. Muhaddith al Kabeer Shaykh Mufti Ziya ul Mustafa Quadri Razvi Amjadi A’zami (Founder of Jamiya Amjadiya, Mubarakpur),
ix. Shaykh Sayyid Mujtaba Ashraf Quadri Ashrafi,
x. his son Shaykh Abdul Hafeez Quadri Azizi (Present Rector of Jamiya Ashrafiya, Mubarakpur, India),
xi. Shaykh Allama Badr ul Quadri Misbahi (the Hague, Holland),
xii. Shaykh Qamar uz Zaman Quadri Misbahi (World Islamic Mission, London),
xiii. Sadr ul Ulama Shaykh Muhammad Ahmad Quadri Misbahi (Present Principal of Jamiya Ashrafiya, Mubarakpur, India) etc.
Basharath Siddiqui Ashrafi
Ashrafiya Islamic Foundation,