Saturday, February 25, 2012

After Qari Amir Hasan Sahab (RA)

Standing on the twenty fifth floor of a Mumbai high rise Mufti Usama, may Allah(SWT) provide him protection, is mulling over what to do. Loneliness of the vacuum left behind by Hazrat Qari Sahab (RA) is only accentuated by the void out side the sky scraper. When some one dies on Friday, as it happened in case of Hazrat Qari Sahab (RA), one is counted as a martyr. And one's tomb is extended to his native place if one dies away from home and one also gets the status of martyrdom. Allah(SWT)'s bounty know no limits and the status of a martyr, twice over, is no surprise for an Elder is already bestowed with the higher status of a Siddique in his life.
Mufti Usama told that Qari Sahab (RA)'s Funeral Prayer was lead bu Maulvi Qutbuddin - Qari Sahab (RA)'s grandson. Qari Sahab (RA)'s only son died several years back having left three sons behind. For last many weeks Qari Sahab(RA) was camped in Delhi because his daughter-in-law went through some medical procedures. He also has left a daughter behind and has several grand children from that side. Maulvi Qutbuddin was, for some time, discharging the duties of chief assistant of Hazrat Qari Sahab (RA). Like Maulvi Qutbuddin, like Mufti Usama Hazrat Qari Sahab (RA) has left a big vacuum in the life of so many people. Yours truly too got a dream that must be immediately after the sad demise of Hazrat Qari Sahab (RA). Yours truly is one of the relatives and after coming out of the population there is the view of an Eidgah and a Mosque. Both are old and exquisite in their get up but deserted. Yours truly remarked to the relative that I feel like crying at their condition. We shall leave the proper interpretation to the scholars but few things can still be remarked. Both of these places are places of worship, places of 'Ibadah. These are deserted when 'Abids are absent. In all probability it was the heralding of the fact that an 'Abdal has left this world. Of course it is also an indication that we the mourners must pay special attention to 'Ibadah - our worship of Lord Most High.

Hazrat Qari Amir Hasan Sahab (RA) was born in district Siwan of Bihar in India. Initial education was received there only. Then he took admission in Mazahir Uloom, Saharanpur, UP, India and finished his education there. He got khilafah from Shaikh-ul-Hadeeth Maulana Muhammed Zakariya Kandhalvi (RA) in very early age. In deed Shaikh-ul-Hadeeth (RA) is reported to have said that when Allah(SWT) will ask as to what I brought from the world then I'll present Amir Hasan. Qari Sahab (RA) has left behind a large number of khulafa of both kind - the number will easily cross hundred. Allah(SWT) continuously chose him for the journey of Haj since 1977 including the last Haj. According to Hijri he got an age of 91 years.

May Allah(SWT) have Mercy upon him and elevate his status.