Hazrat Syed Makhdoom Ashraf Jehangir Simnani (Radi Allahu Ta'ala
great Wali-Allah was born in the year 708 Hijri at Simnan country
in Persia. His father Hazrat Sultan Sayyad Ibrahim Noor Bakhsh
(ra) ruled the region for about 20 years. Apart from being a noble
and respected governor, he was also a great scholar, theologian
and Sufi. His mother, Bibi Khadijah Begum was also in the lineage
of great mystics and saints. She was very pious and is especially
renowned for his namaaz-e-Tahajjud regular. Hazrat Makhdoom (RA)
was admitted to the Madrassah at the age of 4 years, 4 months
and 4 days. And at the age of 5 years, he became Hafiz-e-Quraan
with 7 ways to make the Qiraa'aat (reading) in a period of 7 months
and 26 days, and he completed his Islamic education at the age
of 14 years.
He was proclaimed the 6th King of Simnan and ascended the throne
at a very tender age after the wafaat (death) of his father. During
his reign he took the help of Hazrat Sheikh Ala-ud-Dowla Simnan
(ra) for his spiritual education and Shariah practiced with all
devotion and great detail in its ibaadats (prayers) without violating
his sunnat and Nafil in each namaz. He was very popular with his
constituents. During the same period, he saw in a dream the great
wali Ouwaÿss Qarni Hazrat (ra) who taught him the 'Marifat'
(step spirituality). Also, the mystical creature, Hazrat Khidr
Aleh Salam the initiative to wazîfahs special and he left
his throne to devote himself full time to the path of Allah, saying
he 's has never experienced neither peace nor personal pleasure
to be on a throne. He then took the road to India courtesy of
his mother. There, he met Hazrat Makhdoom Jalal-ud-Deen Jahânia
Jahangasht Bukhari (ra) and profited enormously from his spirituality
during the 3 days spent in his company. This great Wali asked
to go to Bengal where his true spiritual guide, Hazrat Sheikh
Alaul Haque Waddeen Gunje Nabaat (RA) awaited. En route to his
Murshid (spiritual guide), he arrived in Bihar where he was awaited
to lead the namaz e janazah of Hazrat Sheikh Sharf-ud-Deen Yahyah
Moonîri (ra) according to his will. Hazrat Ashraf (RA) performed
the namaz Janaaza and at the same time, according to this will
he bore the coat 'Khilafat' of this great Wali as a gift. Arrived
in Bengal, he was greeted by his Murshid and others. After the
salaam and Musaffa (braces), his Murshid made him eat 4 bites
of betel with his own hand and Hazrat Makhdoom (ra) took the bai'at
(spiritual commitment). It was filled with spirituality during
its 12 years in the company of his Murshid and with his permission,
he received the title of "Jahangir, the dress and'
Khilafat '. It is from here that his mission began.
Wissal : Hazrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alaih left this world
on the 28th Muharram 808 A.H. Some time before his passing away
he had his dargah (shrine) constructed exactly the way he wanted.
On the 26th of Muharram he went to visit his dargah and noticed
a 'pen' and some paper on the side of the grave. He sat in the
grave and wrote two booklets namely 'Basharat ul Murideen' and
Construction of grave :
It is interesting and amazing to say that he got his grave constructed
in his life time. He laid the foundation stone of his grave and
placed in its foundation stone from Mecca brought by Hazrat Rukunuddin
Sair (R.A.) within minutes. He asked to make grave with brick
and it should be as wide and high that he could say prayer standing
Hazrat Jamshed Qualandar was engaged in its construction for twelve
years . Hazrat Noorul Ain (R.A.), Hazrat Shaikh Mohammad Durre
yatim and Hazrat Shaikh Marauf Addwmwi also participated. He used
to visit grave daily. In his last time he passed whole day and
night in the grave and wrote Resalae Quabria and Basharatul Moridin.
He also predicted that he who would come to his grave, he would
get his desire. The date of its construction can be calculated
from " Arshe Akbar" 793.
Syed Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani R.A.
Huzoor Syed-E-Aalam, Fakhr-E- Bani Aadam, Hazrat Ahmed-E-Mujtaba,
Mohammed Mustafa Sallallahu Taala Alaihe Wasallam
2. Ameer-Ul-Momneen Hazrat Ali Mushkil Kusha Karamallahu Wajhul
Kareem (Zauj) Hazrat Fatma-Tuz-Zohra Razi Allah-O- Ta,Ala Anha
3. Ibn Syed-Ul-Mukarram Ameer-Ul-Momineen Hazrat Syedna Imam Husain
Razi Allah O Ta'ala Anha
4. Ibn Hazrat Imam Zainul Aabdeen Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
5. Ibn Hazrat Imam Mohammed Baaqar Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
6. Ibn Hazrat Imam Jaafar Sadique Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
7. Ibn Syed Ismail Aa'araj Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
8. Ibn Syed Abul Hasan Mohammed Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
9. Ibn Syed Ismail Saani Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
10. Ibn Syed Abu Moosa Ali Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
11. Ibn Syed Abu Hamzah Ahmed Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
12. Ibn Syed Abu Abdullah Husain Saif Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
13. Ibn Syed Jamaluddin Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
14. Ibn Syed Akmaluddin Mabazar Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
15. Ibn Syed Mohammed Mehndi Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
16. Ibn Syed Mahmood Noor Bakhsh Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
17. Ibn Syed Tajuddin Bahlol Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
18. Ibn Syed Zaheeruddin Mohammed Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
19. Ibn Syed Nizamuddin Ali Sher Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
20. Ibn Syed Emaduddin Noor Bakhshi Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
21. Ibn Syed Sultan Ibraheem Rahmat-Ul-Allah Alaihe
22. Ibn Taarik-Ul-Saltanat, Auhoduddin Ghaus-Ul-Aalam, Mahboob-E-Yazdani,
Makhdoom Sultan Meer Syed Ashraf Jahangir Simnai Quds Sarah Noorani
- e- Roohani
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Alhamdulillahe Rabbil Aalameena Wassalato Wassalamo Aala Rasoolehil
Karim Muhammadeow Wa Aalehi Wa Ashabehi Ajmaeen. Amma Baad.
Sarware Kayenat Fakhre Maujudat Ahmed e Mujtaba Muhammad e Mustafa
Sallal Laho Alaihe Wasallam
Hazrat Ameerul Momeneen Imamul Muttakeen Syedna Ali Ibne Abi Talib
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Hasan Basri RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Abdul Wahid Bin Zayed
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Fuzail Bin Ayaz RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Sultan Ibrahim Bin Adham
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Sadeeduddin Hazifatul
Mur ashi RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Aminuddin Habiratul Basri
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Mamshaad Ali Dinuri RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Abu Ishaque Shami RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Abu Ahmed Abdal Chisty
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Abu Muhammad Chisty RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Nasiruddin Abu Yusuf Chisty
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin Maudude Chisty
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Haji Sharif Zandani RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Usman Harooni RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty Hasan
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Fariduddin Gunje Shakkar
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Sheikh ul Mashaekh Nizamuddin
Mehboob e Elahi RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Khwaja Usmani Akhi Sirajul Haque
Waddeen Aaina e Hind RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Sheikh Alaul Haque Waddeen Gunje
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Tareek ul Sultanat
Qudwatul Qubra Ghausul Aalam Mehboobe Yazdani Makhdoom Syed Ashraf
Jahangir Simnani Noor Bakhshi RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Qudwatul Aafaque Hazrat Syed Shah Haji
Abdur Razzaq Noorul Ain Sajjada Nashin RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Hussain Qattal Sajjada Nashin
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Jaffar Urf Shah Laad Katta
Nawaz Sajjada Nashin RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Haji Chirag Jahan Sajjada
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Mehmood Ashraf Sajjada Nashin
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Ali Ashraf Sajjada Nashin
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Hassan Ashraf Sajjada Nashin
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Mahamid Hassan Sajjada Nashin
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Muhammad Makki Sajjada Nashin
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Jamal Ashraf Sajjada Nashin
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Nemat Ashraf Sajjada Nashin
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Yahiya Ashraf Sajjada Nashin
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Naqiuddin Ashraf Sajjada
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Majiduddin Ashraf Sajjada
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Syed Hussain Ashraf Sajjada
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Shah Wajiuddin Ashraf Sajjada
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Maulana Hakim Syed Shah Abdul
Hai Ashraf Sajjada Nashin RA
Elahi Behurmate Rajoneyaz Hazrat Maulana Hakim Syed Shah Zaffaruddin
Ashraf Sajjada Nashin RA
Sheikh e Kamil Hazrat Maulana Alhaj Hakim Syed Shah Fakhruddin
Ashraf Sajjada Nashin Damat Barkatahumul Aliya
description of the learned men and spiritual leaders will remain
incomplete if we do not describe a few things about Hazrat Sultan
Ashraf Jahangir Samnani. And whenever we will discuss his contributions,
the description of Hazrat Abdur Razzaque Nooraul Ain will surely
be taken into account.
personality of great stature, Haji Abdur Razzaque Noorul Ain was
like a son and a grand successor of Hazrat Makhdoom Ashraf Samnani
R. A. he reached dizzy heights in the training and education of
Hazrat Makhdoom Ashraf Samnani R. A. The family of the Ashrafia
proceeds from his generation. After the death of Hazrat Makhdoom
Ashraf Samnani R. A, for almost 40 years he kept on lighting the
candle of education and direction of his predecessor and popularized
his silsila - e - Ashrafia.
relation of Hazrat Makhdoom Ashraf Samnani R. A and Hazrat Abdur
Razzaque Noorul Ain is almost identical to the relationship we
have seen between Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya and Hazrat Sk.
Nasiruddin Mahmood Chirag Delvi or between Makhdoom Jahan Sk.
Sharfuddin Ahmed Yahya Muneri and Moulana Muzaffar Balkhi. The
way Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir looked upon Hazrat Abdur Razzaque
Noorul Ain can be understood by the spiritual and educational
identification of his generations which continues even today.
Ghaus ul Alam loved Hazrat Abdur Razzaque Noorul Ain immensely.
For 68 years Hazrat Abdur Razzaque Noorul Ain lived under his
benign fatherly shadow. He was always there for him on tours and
served him in no uncertain measure as a follower. It is because
of his immense and selfless service that he attained the place
of importance in the Ghousia tradition.
Shaikh Nizam Yemani R.A. speaks of Hazrat Abdur Razzaque Noorul
Ain R. A. "No human being could serve the way Syed Noorul
Ain served his master." It is quoted in Lataife Ashrafi.
"Service can take you to great spiritual heights. There is
no step better to reach this zenith than serving the master."
Gaus ul Alam, Syed Makhdoom Ashraf Samnani R.A. has said that
whatever greatness and blessings he had received from the learned
predecessors, he had transferred all into the pure heart of Syed
Noorul Ain and the togetherness which is there in between us is
birth of Hazrat Noorul Ain
Hazrat Abdur Razzaque Noorul Ain was perhaps born in 750 AD or
752 AD at Jillan village. He was born in the family of Mahboob
- E-Subhani Gaus Shamdani Sekh Abdul Qader Jilliani R.A. and in
the house of Hazrat Abdul Ghafoor Hassan Jallani who was married
to the cousin sister of Hazrat Makhdoom Ahsraf Jahangir Samnani.
This family was extremely respectful and loved in the township
of Jallani. The family became more prestigious due to the inmate
connection of Gaus Ul Azam. This township was the home of men
of letters and spiritual excellence. This earth of the township
is also revered due to the fact that it was the birth place of
Historical appraisal of the son (Farzande manwie)
Hazrat Makhdom Samnani,R.A was preparing for meditation (Zikr)in
the khanquah of Pandua. All of a sudden, his peer Shah Allau-Al
Haque Ganj Nabat, R.A, came on the scene and asked him what was
he doing. He replied "Zikr ke liye kamar kas raha hun"
( preparing for a recitation & prayer) The Sheikh further
hinted "Kamar bandh rahe ho to majboot aur muhakkam bandhna
darmiyan me koi cheej baki na reh jaye" ( If preparing for
recitation and prayer he must not leave any stone unturned.) and
to this Makhdoom E Simnani replied I sacrifice all my sensuality.
Peer murshid spiritual guide teacher of Hazrat Makhdoom Samnani
could sense the danger involved in it. He want into deep meditation
and said that hail to all you will have a follower who will be
no less than a son.
Hazrat Makhdom Samnani,R.A says in Lataife Ashrafi that "This
my son is the issue of my cousin sister who is married to Hassan
Jilani. My relation and touches with him cannot be described in
words". Hazrat Abdur Razzaque Noorul-Ain got complete training
and education in the knowledge of shariat and tarriquat and in
the departments of recitation and narrative from Hazrat Makhdoom
Samnani R.A. and he made him perfect in all kinds of knowledge.
Hazrat Gaus-Ul-Alam left no stone unturned in educating Noorul-Ain.
The life of Noorul Ain was so very similar to the life of Hazrat
Makhdoom Samnani. Hazrat Gaus-Ul-Alam devoted all his life to
Allah(god) leaving behind his parent, family estate and wealth.
Hazrat Noorul Ain too followed suit and followed in the footsteps
of Hazrat Makhdoom Samnani and devoted all his life in the ways
as suggested by the almighty.
Hazrat Syed Ahsraf Jahangir R.A took great pride in him. He used
to say,' as Hazrat Mehboob Elahi Nizamuddin Auliya R.A was proud
of his great disciple. In the same fashion I am proud of Noorul
Ain. I will celebrate this gift of god on the day of judgement.
He was placed in highest positon of spiritually Hazrat Nizam Yamani
writes that once Gaus Ul Alam was present at the Jama Masjid of
Damascus. A group of disciplines were also present there Hazrat
Abul Makaram Anu al wafa kharzami Sk. Ali Aseeluddin and Shaikh
Taqiuddin were also present there. The discussion of spiritually
and reality was going on. The name of Hazrat Noorul Ain cropped
up in between. He stated that god has blessed me with two special
gifts. I have sacrificed my life and my spiritual and real knowledge
on son Abdur Razzaque.
Hazrat Gaus Ul Alam in one of his letter which he wrote to Syed
Abdur Razzaque has written that it is my earnest prayer that the
almighty blesses you with the highest of positions. Hence he became
Ashraf sani and his linage Ashrafia spread all over the country
and the famous family of saadat - the family of Ashrafiya in India
is from his generation.
When Syed A. Razzaque Noorul Ain R.A. reached the age of adulthood,
Hazrat Makhdoom samnani started thinking of his marriage. He went
on in search of a family having lineage of Mohammad(P.B.U.H).
He did some research in this regard. In the letters of Ahsrafi
it is written that the marriage took place in the house of a Saddat
of village Nasirabad. Perhaps that Nasirabad is located near Jaaish
and here the marriage was materialised. The wife's name was Bibi
Sultana Khatoon whose graveyard is in the South-east vicinity
of Makhdoom Ashraf's mausoleum and which is also a place of respect
Whatever knowledge and blessings and articulations Hazrat Makhdoom
samnani R.A, achieved from the great walis (friends of the almighty),
transferred all of them to Syed Abdur Razzaque Noorul Ain and
all the gifts, citations and tabarukaat he got from great sufi
saints and elders distributed them among his sons and selected
hi m ( Noorul Ain) his chief Successor and declared the same among
all the followers and disciples and asked them to be loyal to
him and accept him as such.
Hazrat Makhdoom samnani R.A. at the end of his illustrious life
presented four saintly dresses and named him successor to his
tradition of spirituality. He also blessed him with his choicest
prayers. Even in the last phase of his life, he did not forget
the sons of Hazrat Noorul Ain and blessed them hugely called them
individually and prayed for them.
He called the sons of Noorul Ain first to Syed Shamsuddin whom
he gave a green colour dress as according to Hazrat the boy was
adept in knowledge, but with a very short life he died at the
age of 18 years. After that he presented a saintly dress to Syed
Hassan and said that Hassan has better reasons to get a great
place. Then he presented a saintly dress to Syed Hussain and stated
that Hussain is identical to me and great men will be born in
his family and will be our successors, and in some manuscript
it is written that he unfolded his pashmina from his head and
gave it to him. After him Syed Fareed was called and offered him
gifts and said the smell of love of god is coming from you O successor
of Fareed and finally he called Syed Ahmed and offered him gifts
and stated he is as good as his name and he will have great sons.
The children of Syed A. Razzaque too got so much in the company
of Hazrat Makhdoom samnani. He also blessed him so much so that
he almost gave them permission and made them successors.
Syed A. Razzaque , after this took charge of his sons and made
them perfect in the ways of God. Each one of them reached perfect
All the five sons of Syed A. Razzaque was adequately trained and
he offered them saintly dresses and filled them with the knowledge
of the material and spiritual world.
After Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Samnani R.A. closed his eyes, Hazrat
Syed Abdur Razzaque R.A continued to represent in decent tradition
on the seat of sainthood of Hazrat Makhdoom Samnani and between
869 and 872 Hijri, he left this world for his heavenly abode.
The grave is by the side of Makhdoom Samnani in the east and a
place of pilgrimage. He lived for one hundred and twenty years.
Shijr-e-Nasab Sayed Abdul Razazaque Noorul Ain R.A
1) Huzur Syede Alam Fakhre Bani Adam Ahmed Muztaba Mohammad Mustafa
2) Sayadul sadat Maulae Kayenat Amirul Momenin Hazrat Ali Karmallah
Wajhu. Zauja Sayadah Nisa Fatimatuz Zohra Razi Allah Tala Anha.
3) Hazrat Sayadna Hassan Razi Allah Tala Anho.
4) Hazrat Syed Hasan musna R.A.
5) Hazrat Syed Abdullah Mahez R.A.
6) Hazrat Syed Musa Aljaun R.A.
7) Hazrat Syed Abdullah R.A.
8) Hazrat Syed musa R.A.
9) Hazrat Syed Dawood R.A.
10) Hazrat Syed Mohammad R.A.
11) Hazrat Syed Yahya Zahid R.A.
12) Hazrat Syed Abdullah Jalil R.A.
13) Hazrat Syed Abu Saleh Musa jangiDost R.A.
14) Hazrat Syed Qutubul Aqtab Gausul Azam Mehboobe Subhani Hazrat
Syed Mohiuddin Abdul Qadir Jilani Qudsaratul Aziz R.A.
15) Hazrat Syed Tajudddin Abu Bakar Abdul Razzaque R.A.
16) Hazrat Syed Aamaduddin Abu Saleh Nasar R.A.
17) Hazrat Syed Abu Nasar Mohammad R.A
18). Hazrat Syed Saifuddin Yahya Hamumi R.A.
19) Hazrat Syed Shamsuddin Jilani R.A.
20) Hazrat Syed Alauddin Ali R.A.
21) Hazrat Syed Badruddin Hassan R.A.
22) Hazrat Syed Abul Abbas Ahmed Jilani R.A.
23) Hazrat Syed Abdul Gafoor Hassan Jilani R.A.
24) Hazrat Syed Shah Haji Abdur Razzaque Noorul Ain R.A. - Sister's
son and successor of Gausul Alam Mehboob Yazdani Hazrat Makhdoom
Simnani R. A.
Brief Introduction to the family of Ashrafia.
This biographical work attempts to introduce the Ashrafia the
descendents of the great Prophet Mohammed S.A.W, which command
great respect and reverence in the Indian populace. In the last
700 years this great family has produced many stalwarts of Islamic
theology, oratory writing and sainthood. These great propagators
of Islam and Islamic culture have contributed invaluably to the
ideals of the Islam by the dint of their Islamic practices and
their ardent following of the teaching of the great prophet.
This family traces its origin in the India from the advent of
Hazrat Makhdoom Ashraf Simnani RA and thereafter from his adopted
son Hazrat Abdur Razzaque Noorul Ain RA as Hazrat Makhdoom Simnani
RA had conqured his sensuality (Nafs) in his quest for spirituality
and remained unmarried. Hazrat Noorul Ain was the son of his cousin
sister who was married into the family of direct descendents of
Gausul Azam Hazrat Mohiuddin Abdul Qadir Jilani RA.
Hazrat Syed makhdoom Simnani Ra loved immensely to his son farzande
manwie Hazrat Abdur Razzaque Noorul Ain RA.
Out of love and affection Hazrat Simnani RA once narrated that
he prayed to Allah and blessed Hazrat Noorul Ain's descendents
up to the 18th generation with the protection of Allah's Angels
from the enemies and ill wishes of the family. In another narration
Hazrat Makhdoom Simnani RA had once said that he would be ever
present as the protector for his descendents in his life and his
afterlife. These two narrations manifest the importance and eminence
of the Ashrafia family. To further manifest the importance and
eminence of the family one has to narrate and clarify the conceptual
meaning of successor ship or "Sajjadgi". The process
which goes into the anointment of a successor or Sajjada is that
amongst the living descendents those who could make spiritual
connection to the illuminating spirituality of Hazrat Makhdoom
Ashraf Simnani RA have been raised to the realm of becoming Gaus,
Kutub, Abdal and true devotee of the almighty Allah of their times
i.e. Hazrat Noorul Ain RA., Hazrat Syed Hussain Qattal, Syed Shah
Jaffar RA, Syed Shah Haji Chiragh Jahan RA, Syed Shah Mahmood
RA, Syed Shah Mahamid RA and Syed Shah Abdul Hai RA.
Syed Abdul Hai Ashraf RA was born in Baskhari Sharif in Faizabad
district in the year 1908. This township has been foundation of
eminent personalities of the Ashrafia family. Hazrat was brought
up in an atmosphere of learning, philosophy and mysticism. The
prevalent conditions of his upbringing has thus imbibed in him
and made him a true wali e kamil. His father Hazrat Syed Shah
Wajihuddin Ashraf RA was an eminent Hakim, Theologist and poet
of his time and these salient qualities were also imbibed into
Hazrat Shah Abdul Hai RA under his guidance, these qualities made
him a name to reckon with in these fields.
Shah Abdul Hai Ashraf RA ascended to the office of Sajjada on
the demise of his father Hazrat Shah Wajihuddin Ashraf RA in the
year 1937. Though qualities of piety were present in him since
his childhood, it transcended to a higher level after his anointment
as Sajjada Nashin.
discharge of his duties and administration during his 31 years
as sajjada are an example to emulate for his successors. On 26th
of October 1968 at Mohalla Kachchi Bagh in Benaras Hazrat Syed
Abdul Hai Ashraf RA breathed his last. His body was brought to
Baskhari and was buried in the graveyard of Sajjada Nashin in
front of the Shrine of Hazrat Makhdoom Ashraf RA. He left six
sons and two daughters behind him namely
1) Hazrat Moulana Syed Shah Jafaruddin Ashraf RA
2) Hazrat Moulana Alhaj Syed Shah Fakharuddin Ashraf - the present
3) Hazrat Syed Shah Badiuddin Ashraf M A ( Alig)
4) Hazrat Syed Shah Alhaj Wahajuddin Ashraf MA (Alig)
5) Hazrat Syed Shah Mazharuddin Ashraf MA (Alig) and
6) Hazrat Syed Shah Merajuddin Ashraf MA (Alig)
All these respectable persons are having the qualities of their
father and continue the legacy. After the demise of Hazrat Syed
Shah Abdul Hai Ashraf RA his eldest son Hazrat Moulana Syed Shah
Jafaruddin Ashraf @ babu mian became the Sajjada & Motwalli
of Dargah Makhdoom Ashraf RA. After Hazrat Moulana Syed Shah Mohammed
Makki Ashraf RA he was the youngest ever person to adore the office
of Sajjadgi. He breathed his last at the age of 40 years on the
8th of June 1989 at the district hospital of Faizabad.
After his primary education at home, he joined Aligarh Mantu Circle
now known as Tahir Safiuddin High School for further education.
He gave up his education on hearing of his father's illness and
returned to Baskhari. Despite the weight and responsibilities
of being the eldest he continued his education at Tanda Mazharul
Haque. On the demise of his father he ascended the office of sajjada
and also continued his studies in the aspect of tradition and
intellect and completed his education. Despite his high status
and overbearing personality he was humble and down to earth person.
He also possessed great spiritual powers and was a manifestation
of his late father's great qualities.
responsibilities of sajjadgi passed on to Hazrat Moulana Fakhruddin
Ashraf after the demise of his elder brother Hazrat Moulana Syed
Shah Jafaruddin Ashraf RA. A person of very humble, pious, considerate,
disposition and a reflection of his great fathers qualities, having
reached the zenith of piety, worship and dedicated in discharge
of his duties as a Sajjada. Hazrat Moulana Fakhruddin Ashraf is
also the Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
He is presently involved in practicing Unani medicine, Spiritual
healing, Fikh and Masla social Islamic education, upliftment,
correction of the poor students. He is especially involved in
female education, travelling far and wide for the cause of preaching
and education. Extensively writing and publishing articles and
booklets on religious and social matters. Giving financial help
to the widows and weaker segment of the society and establishing
hospital and clinics in the rural areas. May God bless him with
long life and bless him with the highest of positions (Darzae
Eligibility for Sajjadgi:
2) Alim or posses the ability to decipher the finer aspect of
3) Disciple of the past Sajjada.
4) Should be a Calipah and possess the permission to take disciples
5) Should be from descendent.
6) Should be pious and an able instructor / guide of religious
7) Should not be materialistic & dishonest.
8) Should lead the rituals of Urs at the Asthana and wear the
Khirka during Urs.
9) Should be buried at the Sajjada's grave yard at the Asthana.
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