Wednesday, December 5, 2012

URS Grand Mufti of India Imam Mustafa Rida Noori al-Qadiri Alaihir rahmah-5

South Africa: 1) HaDrat Mawlana MuHammad AHmad Mukaddam al-Qadiri RaDawi MA. [Rector - International Peace University, Cape-Town (IPSA)]
2) HaDrat Mawlana 'Abdul-Hamid Palmer al-Qadiri Noori [Chairman – Sunni 'Ulama Counsel, Durban ]
3) Khadim al-'Ilm al-Sharif Shaykh Abu-MuHammad 'Abdul-Hadi al-Qadiri RaDawi [Founder & President - Imam AHmad Raza Academy, S. Africa & Director – Barkaatur-Raza Publication, S.Africa ]
The Ghawth performed his first Hajj in 1323/1905 at the age of 13 years with his illustrious father, A'la-HaDrat Imam AHmad RiDa al-Qadiri Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho. His second trip was in 1364/1945 and the third trip was in 1391/1971. The third trip was a very historic one where all Hujjaj were required to travel with a passport and a valid Hajj Visa. Both these documents had to have the photograph of the traveller. But the Ghawth Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho, from a very young age never took out a photograph because the sacred Shari'ah forbade the taking of photograps . He always strictly followed the Laws of the Shari'ah in all aspects of his life. Since he had made his Niyyah for Hajj and Ziyarah, hence nothing could now stop him to undertake this sacred journey. It was his Charismatic Exploit that the Indian Government and the Saudi Consulate exempted him from the use of a photograph on his passport which was indeed the first time for something like this to happen. Why not, no Law is superior to the Divine law of Almighty Allah Azzawajal and one who adheres to the Divine Law is always Divinely Protected by the Sublime Lord Azzawajal. This was a unique occasion when the world witnessed the Divine Control of Allah Azzawajal and the authority of His Azzawajal Awliya.
In this trip, the Ghawth Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho was accompanied by his wife, his niece, his grandson, the very old servant-lady (Khadima) of his father, A'la-HaDrat Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho and my humble self. This journey was undertaken by ship. The Murshid was welcomed at Jeddah docks by Qutb al-Madina Shaykh Dia al-Din AHmad Siddiqi al-Qadiri Madani Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho, HaDrat Mawlana Shaykh FaDlur-RaHman Madani Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho, the Indian Ambassador and hundreds of Mureeds and followers.
Ghawth al-Waqt, Murshid al-Kamil Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho was married to his cousin and only child of HaDrat Mawlana MuHammad RiDa al-Qadiri Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho on 11th May 1911. Mawlana MuHammad RiDa al-Qadiri Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho was the youngest brother of A'la-HaDrat Imam RiDa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho and received all his education from his big brother. He was a master of 'Ilm al-Fara'iD (Faculty of Distribution of Inheritance) and all questions (Fatawa) pertaining to this subject that came to A'la-HaDrat Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho was referred to him to be answered. HaDrat Mufti A'zam Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho had six daughters and one son, Anwar RiDa, who passed away at a tender age of 18 months. His progeny survives through his daughters.
Ghawth al-Waqt, Mufti al-A'zam Qutb al-'Alam Imam Mustafa RiDa Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho peacefully departed from this mundane world at the age of 92 on Wednesday night – 1:40 am, 14th MuHarram al-Haram 1402 / 11th November 1981. He was put to rest on the right side next to his illustrious father, Qutb al-Irshad Imam al-Akbar Ala-HaDrat Imam AHmad RiDa al-Qadiri Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho. Although the illustrious Ghawth has physically departed from this material world, but the spiritual beams of his guidance and blessings still manifests as a radiant beacon for Mureeds of the sanctified Qadiriyyah Barkatiyyah RaDawiyyah Spiritual Order.
May ALLAH Azzawajal The Real Absolute, instil in our hearts the love and honour for all the Awliya-ALLAH and give us courage to follow the principles of mystical ethics taught by the Righteous 'Ulama and Masha'ikh and as laid down in their books.