Thursday, November 11, 2010

Muhi-us-Sunnah (RA) : In a Nutshell

Those Who Sold the Medicine for Heart 
Hazrat Muhi-us-Sunnah Maulana Shah Abrar-ul-Haq Haqqi
Rehmatullah Alaihi : Life and Works
Successor of Muhi-us-Sunnah
Hazrat Shah Hakim Muhammed Kalimullah Sahab Mudzillahu
Dawat-ul-Haq July 2005

 His honourable name was  Abrar-ul-Haq. His honourable father was  Mehmood-ul-Haq Sahab who was counted among well known and famous lawyers of Hardoi. Further his honourable father was Caliph for Company (majaz-e-suhbat) of Hazrat Thanwi, may Allah Most High have Mercy upon them.

He was born on September 20, 1920 AC. The life was spent in Hardoi. Life of Hazrat-o-Aala Muhi-us-Sunnah conformed to the Doctrine (shariat) from the start. He got the honour of Authorization to Pledge and Caliphhood from Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Sahab Thanwi, may Allah Most High have Mercy upon him, in the age of twenty one years. Hazrat Shaikh-ul-Hadis Maulana Muhammed Zakaria Sahab, may Allah Most High have Mercy upon him, used to say about Muhi-us-Sunnah that he was a man of predeliction (nisbat) from his student days.


Hazrat Muhi-us-Sunnah (RA) laid the foundation stone of Ashraf-ul-Madaris in 1942. It was declared in the Mosque that the Madarsa is starting and those who want can send their children, there will not be any financial burden on the family. A cot was laid, on the very first day, in the courtyard of the Mosque. Two students came from Hardoi on the first day. This is how the Madarsa started and continues till the writing of these lines.

Establishment of   Dawat-ul-Haq came into being in 1950AC. In 1953AC he inaugurated the seminaries. The first seminary was established in Asih Azampur in 1373AH. The first teacher there was Munshi Ahmed Siddique who was also working at Mauza Rasoolpur, Anth. The four  tehseels  of district Hardoi have 44 seminaries in total. Other districts have 25. Other states have 27 and till the final sickness 96 seminaries were under his supervision.

Muhi-us-Sunnah Hazrat Maulana Shah Abrar-ul-Haq had Authentication from Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi Quddus Allahu Sirruhu for Pledge and caliphhood. After Hazrat Thanwi (RA) he was attached to Khwaja Aziz-ul-Hsasan Majzoob (RA). After the latter he Pledged himself with Shah Abdul Ghani Phoolpuri (RA). After him there was association with Qutub-e-Alam Shaikh-ul-Hadis Maulana Zakaria Sahab, may Allah Most High have Mercy upon him. After the demise of the later he very regularly presented himself to Maulana Muhammed Ahmed Sahab (RA).

 Life Style

Whole of the life of Muhi-us-Sunnah was a modeled on the style of pious predecessors and it incorporated simplicity, forthrightness, worrying about reformation of the generation. There was no relation or contact with any political organization or politics. He used to meet every common or special man with open mind. He'll have pain in heart for anyone who was involved in a problem.

It is worth noting that even a disturbed or troubled person too will find solace after meeting Hazrat (RA). There ways to solve his problems were found. He did not like elaborate dishes, wanted organization in each and everything; actions against rules were not tolerated, he objected to and forbid actions against the Doctrine (shariat) then and there. In this he exempted none. At all times pleasure of Allah was dominant. Whole of the life was spent in the reformation of society, collection and popularization of the Sunnah of the Prophet, may Peace and Blessings be upon him, promotion of religious education, to inculcate honour and love of the Holy Qura'n in the hearts of the whole Generation and motivating Recitation according to Sunnah way. Used to make earnest efforts to meet the Elders and the Pious, used to instruct to visit the sick, himself went to visit Ali Miyan (RA) twice in sickness on which the latter expressed a lot of appreciation and happiness.

After Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (RA) he showed lots of love for and credence in Maulana Rabey Sahab Nadwi(DM). Specially when there was election of Muslim Personal Law Board in Hyderabad then Hazrat Muhi-us-Sunnah(RA) supplicated earnestly for Maulana Rabey Sahab for the board. Moreover many times Muhi-us-Sunnah, may Peace be on him, specially called Maulana Rabey Sahab to the functions of his Seminary Ashraf-ul-Madaris and arranged his speeches.

Whenever Hazrat Muhi-us-Sunnah went to Aligarh or Mumbai from Lucknow then whenever there was a reference to Nadwa then he'll very gladly accept the invitation. On each visit to Nadwa he'll inform by telephone about it through Hafiz Misbahuddin, then he'll go to Nadwa and address the students and the teachers regarding self correction and training. Maulana Rabey Sahab too used to visit Hardoi for meeting and supplications. Everybody in the family of Hazrat-o-Aala considered Hazrat Abul Hasan Ali Miyan Nadwi as their Elder. Moreover Rabey Sahab Nadwi too considered Muhi-us-Sunnah (RA) as his guide and superior, he was considered as a member of the family.


There are two types of caliphs of Muhi-us-Sunnah, may Allah have Peace upon him. (1) Authorized for Pledge (2) Authorized for Company.

There are 103 Authorized for Pledge and 36 for Company.

Authorized to Pledge are like this, India 60, Pakistan 6, England 1, USA 1, Africa 3, Saudi Arabia 5, Bangladesh 27. These include Hakim Muhammed Akhtar Sahab Karachwi (Pakistan), Mufti Abdur Rehman Bangladeshi, Maulvi Ayyub Sahab (England), Maulvi Yahya Sahab Bham (Africa), Maulvi Sulaiman Sahab Dhanchi, Abdul Haq Sahab Desai (Africa), Anwar-ul-Haq Sahab in Jeddah, Maulana Abdur Rehman Sahab Hyderabadi, Aijaz Sahab Hyderabadi, Janab Mansoor Ali Khan Sahab in Madinah the Pure and Qari Khaliqullah Sahab in Makkah. There are other caliphs whose inclusion is given up owing to brevity.

 In Grief

Hazrat-o-Aala (RA) had a total of five brothers and a sister. Two brothers are alive one in Pakistan and another in Aligarh. Respected wife of Hazrat-o-Aala is with us. Hazrat-o-Aala has three grandsons and three grand daughters. Out of these grandsons Alim-ul-Haq is Authorized for Pledge. ( Note added at the time of translation: Respected wife of Hazrat-o-Aala as well as his brothers in Aligarh and Pakistan have since been encircled by divine Mercy. May Allah Most High have Mercy upon them all.)

Son of Hazrat-o-Aala Hafiz Ashraf-ul-Haq met the Divine Inviter in 1975AC in the age of 28 years. He was very pious.

In his last times Hazrat-o-Aala (RA) paid a lots of attention to the distribution and publication of his Muradabad article and used to advise verbally about its distribution.