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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

URS Grand Mufti of India Imam Mustafa Rida Noori al-Qadiri Alaihir rahmah


URS Grand Mufti of India Imam Mustafa Rida Noori al-Qadiri Alaihir rahmah
HIS BISMILLAH KHWANI At the age of 4 years, 4 months and 4 days the traditional Soofi Bismillah Khani was personally performed by Ala-HaDrat Imam AHmad RiDa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho. He was then given in the care of his elder brother, Hujjatul-Islam Mawlana Hamid RiDa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho, to teach him the Nazara of the Holy Qur'an. This astonishing child shocked his brother by completing Nazara of the recitation of the entire Qur'an in just 3 years!
HIS EDUCATIONAL CAREER
After the completion of the recitation of the Holy Qur'an, Ala-HaDrat Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho then handed him over to the able teachers of teachers [Ustaz al-'Ulama], HaDrat Mawlana RaHam Ilahi Manglori al-Qadiri Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho to study the elementary books of the 'Alim course. After teaching him for a few months, he said to Imam AHmad RiDa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho: "I am indeed honoured to teach this future giant of Islam. Your son is a Wali and it is not possible for me to perfect him. It is only your personality that can fulfil this difficult task. However, I will do my utmost best to teach him as much as I can which for me is not an easy task. I am dumb-founded at his memory and intellect."
Ghawth al-Waqt, Mufti al-A'zam Qutb al-'Alam, Imam Mustafa RiDa al-Qadiri Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho completed his external studies under 5 Masters. They were as follows:
1) His Father, Imam al-Akbar Ala-HaDrat Imam AHmad RiDa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho
2) His elder brother, Hujjatul-Islam Mawlana Hamid RiDa al-Qadiri Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho
3) The Teacher of Teachers, HaDrat Mawlana RaHam Ilahi Mang'lori Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho
4) Shaykh al-'Ulama 'Allama Sayyid Bashir AHmad 'Aligari Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho
5) Shams al-'Ulama HaDrat Mawlana Zuhoor al-Hasan Farooqi Rampuri Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho
HIS ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTION
Ghawth al-Waqt Mufti al-A'zam Qutbul-'Alam Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho was a prolific writer and wrote numerous books on different subjects of Din. Unfortunately, many were never published and of those that were published, many are out of print. There is some resurgence amongst the present day scholars to locate the Murshid's books to be printed. Below, is a list of some of his books: