Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jamia Sufiya:His Eminence Hazrat Allama Syed Muhammad Jilani Ashraf at Dargah Kichaucha Sharif.

Jamia Sufiya was founded by His Eminence Hazrat Allama Syed Muhammad Jilani Ashraf at Dargah Kichaucha Sharif.



The Holy Dargha [Maqam] of Hazrat Makdoom Syed Ashraf Jahangir Simnani Kichhochhawi ( RA), Baskhari, Dist. Ambedkar Nagar (Faizabad), UP.
Hazrat Sultan Sayyad Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Semnani [d.807] Rahmathullahi alaih. - Kicchocha Shareef - 'Arifeen Zubdat as-SualiHeen, Ghous al-'Alam Sultan Hadrat Meer Auhad al-Din Sayyid Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho),who was such an eminent and outstanding spiritual personality of the world of mysticism, whose shining sun of spirituality and knowledge (ma'rifat) has illuminated every corner of the world.He [qs] was born in Simnan (Iran) in 708 (A.H). His father, Sultan Ibrahim married with Bibi Khadija Begam at the age of twenty five years. He had only two or three daughters and no son, After the birth of daughters, there was no issue up to eight years. He was grieved at heart. One morning, he and his wife Bibi Khadija Begum were sitting together on prayer mate. All of a sudden Hadrat Ibrahim Majzoob entered in to the palace. Both were astonished to see him. Hadrat sultan Ibrahim stood up and went forward to greet him. He made him sit on the throne and both husband and wife were standing bending their heads before him . Seeing such a noble courtesy meted out to him, he said “ Probably you are desirous of son ”. Hearing it both were extremely glad and said, “ It will be our good luck if you bestow a son ”Ibrahim Majzoob again said, “its price is very much as I will give you an extraordinary thing” . Sultan Ibrahim readily said, “whatever you order, I am ready to fulfill it .”
Ibrahim Majzoob said, “I want one thousand Dinar.” Sultan Ibrahim presented one thousand dinar before him. Ibrahim, Majzoob stood up happily and said, “O Ibrahim (To Himself) you gave hawk (baz) to Sultan Ibrahim and he bought it chief. ” Hadrat Sultan Ibrahim went forward with him as a respect. Turning back, Ibrahim Majzoob saw him and said, “ What do you want more; you have got your son.” It is also narrated that one night Hadrat Mohammad Mustafa (Salallaho Alaihi wa Sallam) came in his dream and predicted that a waliullah (Friend of Allah) was to be born in his house; His name will be Sayyid Ashraf.



Shaikh-e-Tariqat Syed Mohammad Jilani Ashraf (Chief & Founder of Jamia Sufiya )

Shaykh Abu Bakr Ahmad Malibari,at Inaugural Ceremony of Jamia Sufiya 12-12-12


[1] Past and Present Status

QOUTE, “For generations, sciences such as Tafseer (commentary), Hadith (tradition), Fiqh and Wasool-e-Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence and its four foundations), scholastic philosophy & rhetoric, logic and philosophy etc have been part of the Islamic Studies curriculum. For centuries, Tasawwuf (mysticism) was also a part of it. Therefore, as well as Jalalain and Baizawi, Roohul-Bayan was incorporated in to the course along with Bukhari & Muslim, Riyazus-Saleheen and other books relating to Hadith that were taught in the Madrasahs (religious learning institutions) and are still found in the library. To further my point , I would like to quote a couplet of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (May Allah shower His mercy upon him).

Khusha masjid wa madrasah khanqah hai 
Ke darway buwad qeel wa qal Muhammad (PBUH)

Three holy establishments have taught the sayings & actions of the Guide of the world, Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessing of Allah be upon him). These are the Mosque, Madrasah (religious institution) and Khanqah (spiritual retreat for Sufis). It is a matter of deep regret that for last 100 years, teaching and training in mysticism and Sufism was taken out from the syllabi and as a result, spiritualism as well as moral and ethical values have started to plummet. In the modern age, Sufism has been referred to by indecent utterances such as the "Pill of Opium" and Sufis have been labelled as a "group of deserters". How much have we gained and lost by forsaking the teachings of Tasawwuf and Sufism? I leave this question open for discussion for those with knowledgeable insight.

It is true that turning away and neglecting the Sufism that is a part of the heritage of the Prophetic Khanqah has caused irreparable damage to Mosques, Madrasahs (religious learning institutions) and Khanqahs of the present day.

Let bygones be bygones. There is no need to say more in this regard. By the virtue of Allah the Exalted and with firm determination I came to think that ‘instead of cursing the darkness, it is better to light a lamp’. And the name of this lamp is Jamia Sufiya. This is the first of the reasons for the establishment of Jamia Sufiya.”

“There is no doubt that for a long time there has been much deliberation and contemplation over the establishment of Jamia Sufiya. Ideas and activities regarding its formation have appeared then seemingly vanished. Many challenges have been faced regarding its establishment but in spite of this, we have continued to make a determined effort until the materialisation
 of Jamia Sufiya finally took place on 1st Jan 2002/27th Shawwal-al-Mukarram 1423 AH.
The objectives of Jamia Sufiya can be compared to a group of people whose aim it is to obtain water from barren, hard and unfertile land. The group have a firm belief that if water cannot be obtained today, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth will allow them to reach their goal at some point in the future.
Faqeer Ashrafi says with sincere spirit and emotion that had it not been for the enabling grace of Allah the Almighty, the establishment of Jamia would not have come to fruition. Allah has promised - "Those who strive in Our path surely will be shown the righteous path" (Al- Qur'an). Through the materialisation of Jamia, His illuminating shower of mercy can be seen and felt. Despite unfavourable circumstances, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, Jamia Sufiya is headings towards its targets as each day passes. Jamia Sufiya, managed by Spiritual Foundation, is proof of His beneficent promise. This is the second reason for its establishment.
[3]We Acknowledge
“We acknowledge that the sciences of Tasawwuf, purification, Ihsan (kindness) and strength in character allow us to pass through thorny paths. For this however it is necessary to acquire knowledge first because without knowledge, practice remains incomplete. And without practice, knowledge remains inadequate. I endeavour to make Jamia Sufiya a luminous lamp, a lamp which has to be kept illuminated with knowledge and practice so that other lamps could be illuminated by this one. This is the third reason for its establishment.”
[4] The Madrasah and Khanqah
Before I proceed I would like to clarify that it is neither an objective of Jamia nor in its curriculum to have the intention of developing its students to reach the spiritual heights of an Abdaal, Wali, Qutub or Ghaus. This would be an idea of an insane mind, since such high ranks are bestowed upon man by the bounties and blessings of Allah rather than the efforts of other men - "Such is the grace of Allah which He bestows on whom he wills." (Al-Qur'an).
We are making a concerted effort to explore the possibilities in compiling a course structure for Jamia Sufiya. It has been a hundred years since it has lost its treasure of teaching & training. Starting afresh, we are facing many difficulties and problems but we hope to overcome them. It should be noted that Sufism has not ceased to exist in the past hundred years so it should not be assumed that we are the first institution to proceed with its work in this period.
For centuries, copious amounts of work have been done on Tasawwuf, Salook, Shariat, Tariqat and Ihsan and Irfan in the Muslim world. This work continues today, whether it is individually or collectively. I would like to inform you that the guidance is connected with the Guide of the world. Therefore, till the Day of Judgment, works pertaining to the guidance of the people will continue.
In the light of above mentioned facts, we acknowledge that the Madrasah & Khanqah have been overlooking their duties, intentionally or unintentionally, in spreading and promoting the Sufism. The result has been a negative one as the new generation of the Madrasah and Khanqah are free from influence of its practice (illah ma sha'a Allah). Our Madrasahs and Khanqahs are themselves responsible for this miserable condition due to a lack of real spirit (illah ma sha'a Allah). This is the reason why the Poet of the East wept while saying:
Na zindagi na muhabbat na ma'rifat na nigah
There is no life, no love, no enlightening knowledge. (Allama Iqbal)
To reform the above mentioned sad situation, intentionally or unintentionally created by the Madrasah and Khanqah, is the fourth reason for its establishment.

[5] Nothing but Effort

History witnesses that in every age Sufis, Ulema, Auliya (pious men) and Fuqaha have faithfully transmitted the message of the Prophet (Peace & blessing of Allah be upon him) successfully by means of the Madrasah and Khanqah to the world community, irrespective of colour and race. Passing on this valuable asset and the rich heritage of mystic knowledge to the world community is an objective of Spiritual Foundation and the Foundation is gaining its foothold in these activities. To achieve these aims, we need to create an atmosphere where the Madrasah and Khanqah function in an organised manner in order to spread the knowledge of Sufism, so as to reform the soul and to build the character of man. Jamia Sufiya is a distinguishing institution in the sense that it provides a unique environment where knowledge of Sufism combined with modern education can be acquired. In other words, its students would have both spiritual and material knowledge.
Keeping this objective in mind, we have progressed further in terms the practical work involved. The work we are doing is merely an endeavor. To make an effort is my duty but the completion is in the hands of Allah the Exalted. This is the fifth reason for its establishment.

[6]Reality of This World

The model of the proposed plan of the Spiritual Village is fast-approaching. Jamia Sufiya and Meditation Centre is fast becoming a reality. We cannot deny the fact that without modern and technical education, we cannot keep pace with the modern world since the social & cultural onslaught is devouring the vitals of our societies.
It was certainly a golden period when the ruling elite and the wealthy provided the financial support to the Madrasah and Khanqah. Ulema and Sufis in the Madrasah and Khanqah were free from economic problems and engaged in the training, teaching and service of mankind with sincere intention. However, the reality of the world is that today our society, manners, culture and style of living is in complete disarray. As a matter of fact our material needs have abandoned the concept of trust in God and contentment.
Principles and conduct are making dramatic changes in every walk of life. Ethical values are swiftly being eroded and human greatness and magnificence is on a rapid decline. The purpose of the acquisition of knowledge once was to reform the self and to serve fellow man. Now it is acquired for material gain, earning a name, fame and wealth. Therefore, there is a need to protect the coming generation from these incurable maladies. Thus such an atmosphere has to be created in the Madrasah where a relationship has to be established between the glorious values of the past and modern-day education. The course and curriculum must therefore be arranged in such a manner that the student is provided with a contemporary and technical education, so that he could face the challenges of the world with strong courage and determination. This would also provide him a means of fulfilling his material needs and allow him to provide for his family.
To achieve these profound aims and objectives, we have embarked on a journey with little pressure regarding the outcome of the result, be it a positive or negative one. We are going ahead with a set goal in mind, constantly seeking Allah's blessings and guidance to show us the right path and leaving the end results to Him, since He is the only Guardian of all His creations - "And I submit all my affairs to Allah. Verily He is all Guardian of His creations". (Al-Qur'an). This is the sixth reason for its establishment.

Hadhrat Syed . Sheikh-e-Tariqat Muhammed Jilani Ashraf Founder & Chief: Sufi Foundation, Spiritual Foundation &Jamia Sufia.
 His blessed life on this world began on the 4th July in 1946 in the illuminated city of Kichaucha Sharif in India. He is the son of the well respected Hadhrat Syed Muhamid Ashraf, and his grandfather was the most revered Muhhaddith-e-Azam Hind Kichauchavi. His blessed ancestry can be traced back to be the 28th descendant of Ghausal Azam Syedna Abdul Qadir Jilani (RA). He is the 38th descendant of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). . Th sacred Ashrafiya family belongs to the reformer and revivalist of the eighth century (hijrah) , Hadhrat Syed Ashraf Jahngir Samnani (RA) who was born in 707 Hijri in Simnan[Iran] & passed away in Kichaucha Shareef,Ambedkar Nagar,U.P.,India. This sacred family has been fulfilling the legacy of spiritual and ethical services at a global level for the past several hundred years.
He received his primary education at Kichaucha Sharif Ambedkar Nagar-UP and Darul Uloom Ashrafia Mubarakpur and Jamia Arabia Sultanpur. After completing his education in Philosophy and Logic he moved to Bhiwadni (Mumbai) where in 1968 he estabilished the Arabic College Darul Uloom Deewan Shah. This is the beginning of his practical life. Sheikh-e-Tariqat is a distinguished writer and uninhibited journalist. He edited a well known, widely read journal ‘Al-Meezan’ from 1974 to 1987. Sheikh-e-Tariqat has been granted permission for Baiat-o-Iradat (administering oath of allegiancve). By the grace of Allah, he has a long train of disciples in all around the world.
He is a heir to Qadriya, Chistiya, Naqshbandiya,  Shuharwardiya and Nizamia Ashrafia line of Tariqahs. New disciples are introduced in accordance to the afore mentioned mystical paths (silsila). Sufism promotes love, peace and brotherhood. Humbleness, respect and service to mankind and through non violence are inherent roots of Sufism. Hatred, enmity, oppression & terrorism find no place in Islamic teachings or in Sufism. Sheikh-e-Tariqat has estabilished Spiritual Foundation and Sufi Foundatiobn to work on spiritualism, humanity and ethics in a structured and systematic manner. He has also compiled a book on Tasawwuf  known as ‘Kashful Quloob’. It contains more than several thousand pages and is categorized as a encyclopaedia of tassawwuf. In addition to this Sheikh-e-Tariqat is the author of more than two hundred books on ethical and spiritual subjects. The movement that Sheikh-e-Tariqat has initiated is growing globally as each day passes, through the light of the universal concept of firm determination. By constant struggle Sheikh-e-Tariqat is engulfing the world in love Sheikh-e-Tariqat’s spiritual, ethical work and training is being carried out nyo only in India but also in UK, Europe, North America, New Zealand, South Africa in addition to other African countries. This list grows as we speak – Ameen! His Emminence has also established Jamia Sufiya; a first modern educational and training institute for the revival and preservation of the teachings of Sufism in a well thought out framework at Dargah Kichaucha Sharif U.P. India.

Hazrat Allama Maulana Arshadul Qadri Rehmatullahi A'laih

Hazrat Allama Maulana Arshadul Qadri Rehmatullahi A'laih

Hazrat Allama Maulana Arshadul Qadri Rehmatullahi A'laih
We are all saddened by the fact that on the 29th of April 2002, the light of our hearts, the true lover of the Holy Prophet Sallahu Ta'ala Alaihi wa sallam, the great Scholar, RA'EES-UL-QALAM HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA ARSHADUL QADRI REHMATULLAHI ALIA departed from this mundane world, to meet his Lord ALMIGHTY.......Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raje'oon.
This apparent demise of this great Scholar and Pious person of Islam, has left everyone in great shock, and has created a big 'gap' in the Ahle sunnah Wal Jama'at structure, which is quite difficult to estimate, as HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA ARSHADUL QADRI REHMATULLAHI ALAY was THE main person involved in differentiating the good from the bad, the truth from the false.
It is only after a person passes away, do we realize how exalted and Knowledgeable that person was. We always think that we should have prepared a document of some sort on his Life and Works dedicated towards Islam, but we never seem to do this in their lifetime. We always wish that we could have kept a record of all of his Works and Services rendered to Islam and its nation. Even Mujaddid-e-Azam, Imam-e-Ahle Sunnah Shah Ahmed Raza Khan Fadhile-e-Bareilly Radiallahu ta'ala anho noted this when he (Radiallahu ta'ala anho ), was categorizing his journey for Hajj. This has always been our weakest sector in our past, and has been the sole reason for why we have not been giving full publicity to our Great Scholars and the Pious. Consequently, our children have not yet been brought up to realize and accept the efforts and the hardships contributed into the propagation of Islam, because we have not yet provided them the facilities, such as literature on these Great Scholars.
As we all know, it is quite difficult to write a biography of any personality after their demise, since searching for records, dates and their genealogical charts is an almost impossible task. However, alhamdolillah, Allama ¡¥Ala'ul Mustafa Qadri saheb had already wrote a small but concise biography on this learned scholar, which we are quite grateful of, named "Hayat-o-Khidmat¡¨, "Life and works" of Huzoor Sadrush Shariah Rehmatullahi Alay (Pages 462-464)
There is not much that a humble servant like myself can say concerning HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA ARSHADUL QADRI REHMATULLAHI ALAY, however, there are a few highlighted points that we need to consider which are worth of being noted and remembered:
He was always prepared to defend the Pristine teachings of Islam, by writing books differentiating between the Haq and the Batil, the truth from the
false, such as "Tableeghi Jama'at", "Zer-o-Zabar", "Lala Zar", "Zalzala", and so forth. By reading these concise books, one immediately faces the truth from the falsehood conveyed by the mendacious and unreliable groups of this modern Age.
His knowledge was so vast that even Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat, Allama Shah Muhaddith-e-Muradabadi, thumma Mubarakpuri, Allama Abdul Aziz Sahib Rehmatullahi Alay, stated about this when HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA ARSHADUL QADRI REHMATULLAHI ALAY was studying under his supervision at a very tender age, at the famous University of the ' Mother of Knowledge ', AL-JAMIATUL ASHRAFIA, in Mubarakpur, U.P. (See
His in-depth knowledge is such, that if someone searches deeply and researches, the qualities of a great learned Scholar would immediately emerge.
HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA ARSHADUL QADRI REHMATULLAHI ALAY was born in 1924, in a town "Sayyidpura", in the district of Balya (U.P.).
His father, Moulana Abdul Latif, was a humble, modest and a very pious Scholar of Islam.
HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA ARSHADUL QADRI REHMATULLAHI ALAY attained his basic and intermediate education under the supervision of his learned father, Allama Moulana Abdul Latif. Then, continuing these Islamic Studies, HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA ARSHADUL QADRI REHMATULLAHI ALAY came to AL-JAMIATUL ASHRAFIA(*), where he studied under the careful guidance and supervision of Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat, Allama Shah Abdul Aziz Sahib Rehmatullahi Alay.
(*) = Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat's endeavors and striving for the establishment of an Islamic University was so successful that in 1352 Hijri, a huge group of students enrolled, amongst them were Hazrat Sharih Bukhari, Allama Moulana Mufti Sharif-ul-Haq Rehmatullahi Alay (see "The Annotator of the Bukhari"), and also HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA ARSHADUL QADRI himself.
It was during the earlier stages of his childhood, when he was attaining Islamic Knowledge, that signs emerged of his intellectuality and his discernment: Huzoor Hafiz-e-Millat, Allama Shah Abdul Aziz Sahib Rehmatullahi Alay used to always remember Allama Arshad's educational childhood, with the following words: "Throughout the whole of my life, I have not yet met anyone so intellectual in understanding the SAHIH BUKHARI SHARIF, as Allama Arshadul Qadri."
In 1365 Hijri he graduated with the Honors, from this highly recognized University, AL-JAMIATUL ASHRAFIA.
After this he moved to Madrasa Islamia Shamsul Uloom, in Nagpur, where he taught the future Great Scholars of Islam, such as Allama Moulana Mufti Jalaluddin Ahmed Amjadi Rehmatullahi Alay.
In 1950, he came to Jamshaidpur to propagate Islam and for a continuous 5 years under the open sky, on the side of a bridge, he taught his students, and despite all these problems, he did not utter a word of complaint, but kept steadfast on teaching and propagating Islam. Until, after years of hard work, he established "Darul Uloom Faiz-ul-Uloom", on a land brought from the 'ta ta company' at that time. He did not stop at this, but, by his full commitment and his efforts, a technical institute department had also been set up, where students from Bengal, Bihar, and all other parts of India, arrived to gain Knowledge.
In 1972 he performed his 2nd Hajj, in which he established the "World Islamic Mission" or the 'Al-Da'wat-ul-Islamiyyat-ul-A'lamiyyah', and he was chosen to be the General Secretary of organization. The main markaz, or the Head office was situated in Bradford, England.
In 1954, he gained great victory over the famous deobandi debater, Molvi Abdul Latif Nu'mani, the Shiekh-ul-Hadith of "Miftahul Uloom" in Mau (U.P.). Hence, he was given the title "Fateh Jamshaidpur" or the 'Conqueror of Jamshaidpur".
Overall, HAZRAT ALLAMA MOULANA ARSHADUL QADRI was the Beacon of Light, which enlightened the numb and dull hearts of many and guided many to the straight path....May ALMIGHTY ALLAH JALLA JALALUHU reward him bountifully for his every effort.....Ameen
Although he (Rehmatullahi Alay) is not physically with us today, as we do not possess the strength in our eyes to see him, the lamp that he had lit still shines, and the fruits of the seeds that he had sown out of his sheer efforts, have finally emerged.
We finally humbly ask ALMIGHTY ALLAH JALLA JALALUHU that he sanctifies his soul, and place him in the highest of heavens, and may we gain the benefit of the vast ocean of knowledge that he left behind.
May ALMIGHTY ALLAH JALLA JALALUHU reward him bountifully for his every effort and may all his works be accepted all over the world...Ameen
Please remember me in your duas Was salaam
Sharik-e-Gham, Mohammed (UK)

Waliyullahi 'Saiful Ilah' Zainudheen al Qadiri al Malibari-QS_By:Abu Hamid Al Malibari

Perumugham Usthad[qs] was born at Kizhiyeri House in Thenhipalam, Kozhikode(Malabar), Kerala, India in the month of Rajab, 1352.AH(1933 A.D(.Exact date not known).This great servant of Allah was born to Imbichali Mollah, son of Ahmed Kutty Mollah, son of Mangatt Ali Kutty Haji (Nawwarallahu Markada) and to the pious lady Beefathima as their 3rd out of 6 children.His was a pios Sunni Muslim family.His Grand father Ahmed Kutty Mollah was a Sheikh of Rifai'iyyah Sufi Order and was known for his miracles and whose wife Ayammah Umma too was a Qur'an Teacher and She died off while finishing the teaching of the last Juz'u of Qur'an by writing the verses on a flat board with chalk.(May Allah have His Mercy on them all).His great Grandfather Ali Kutty Haji was known for performing Hajj on foot in those difficult days. His mother Beefathima too was an Islamic teacher who used to teach the essentials to children.Al Usthad Zainudheen Musliyar was named as ‘Enikutty’ by his father and was subsequently known as ‘Zainudheen’. His initial studies were with his own Father Imbichi Molla and his elder brother Ahmed Kutty Molla. Thereafter he studied in different Dars establishments (learning centers attached to major mosques).Thus he was taught by M.Abdullah Kutty Musliyar,the grandson of Shujayi Moidu Musliyar) at Thenhipalam and Puthukkudi Alavi Musliyar at Thenhipalam andPukayoor. Then he became a student of the great Malibari scholar Paravanna Moideen Kutty Musliyar(Rah) at Islahul Ulum Arabic College,Tanur.Paranna usthad was successful in guiding him to oratory field in which he excelled his contemporaries later on. Zainudheen usthad’s thirst for more and more pure Sunni Islamic knowledge led him to seek other famous teachers and they included the another current great scholar P A Ahmed Kutty Musliyar(Rah) and later prominents such as Shamsul Ulama E.K.Abu Bakr Musliyar(Rah) and Thajul Ulama Assayed Abdu Rhiman al Bukhari(May Allah Preserve him), the latter two at Quwwathul Islam Dars (now Arabic College) at Taliparamba, Kannur. Even after this he did not rest but continued to study from Koyappa Kunhayin Musliyar near his home at Velimukk and then went to Ullal (Dakhin Karnataka) to complete his study from Syed Kunhi Seethi Koya Thangal.

His Shareekks(co-students:): The Great Islamic Scholars of Malabar as Qutubul Alam al arif bi’llah c.m.Muhammad Abu Bakr Musliyar Madvoor(QS) and the great orator and debater Shaykhu Shariah E.K.Hasan Musliyar(n.m) were his class mates. His full class mates include Sayed Jamalillai Thangal of Chelari, Sayed Cherukunhi Thangal of Kadalundi,Moulana Ali Kunhi Musliyar of Shiriya, Muhammad Musliyar of Perumugham and K.K.Muhammad Musliyar.

His Sufi Shaykh: He was fortunate to get spiritual training and connection from the Qutb of his age Mawlana Abul Fadl Assayyed Muhammad Jalaludheen (b. Androth sland) al Jili, al-Hydrosi, an-Nuri, al-Qadiri, ar-Riafii, al Chisti, ash-Shadili and an-Naqshbandi (Qaddasallahu Sirrahul Azeez)[d.Kunnathery,Aluwa,Bani Noorul Irfan Arabic College].                

His Tariqah is unique in that both the Qadiri and Naqshbandi Sisilah pass through one of the greatest scholars that India had ever produced i e, Hadrat Imam Shah Waliyullah Muhaddis Dehlavi (QS) (d.1176.A.H.Delhi) and the Naqshbandi path ,as is usulal for all Indian Naqshbandi paths through the fountain head of Naqshbadiyyah, i e,the Great Mujaddid Imam-I Rabbani Hadrat Mujaddid e Alf Thani Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi (QS) (d.1034.AH.Sirhind,Punjab,India).

Syed Muhammad Jalaludheen al Jili, al-Hydrosi, an-Nuri, al-Qadiri, ar-Riafii, al Chisti, ash-Shadili and an-Naqshbandi Malibari (qs)

The blessed Grave of Abul Fadl Assayyed Muhammad Jalaludheen (b. Androth Island) al Jili, al-Hydrosi, an-Nuri, al-Qadiri, ar-Riafii, al Chisti, ash-Shadili and an-Naqshbandi[qs]

alias, A.I.MUTHUKOYA THANGAL,died at KUNNATHERY,ALUVA,Kerala,India],  :

Bani Madrasa Noorul Irfan Arabic College (Q.S)
In the middle of roaring waves of Arabian Sea few islands are situated as pointers of supreme power of the mighty creator, collectively they are known as Lakshadweep. In A.D 1910, Shaiquna Bani Thangal was born to Puthiyaillathuappura Sayyid Idrosiyyu Thangakoya Thangal (Q.S) and Ayshayyapura Valiyabeevi of Androth Island, the cultural capital of islands. Androth is blessed by the birth of innumerable holy souls. Shaiquna was born in “Jeelee” Qabila (which is the main Qabila of Lakshadweep) as 21st grandson of Ashaaique Muhyiddeen Abdulquadir Jeelani (Q.S). Shaiquna was named as Assayyid Muhammed Jalaluddeen, Muthukoya thangal (Q.S) and opted kunya ‘ Abulfazal’. Shaquna bani (Q.S) was an intelligent and studious child. Learned Quran and primary religious instruction from his mother and also had great passion for subjects related to religion and spirituality. He had left his native Island to quench his thirst for knowledge. Shaiquna started his main stream education in Madrasa An - Noorul Muhammadiya, Puthukkudi, in Tamilnadu. The Madrasa was run by Sufi saint Shaique Abdulkareem Hazrat (Q.S) disciple of shaiquna Abdulkadir Sufi (Q.S) (popularly known as ‘Hyderabad Sufi’). Shaiquna obtained “Noori” degree from there and also excelled in various stream of knowledge with the help of great teacher. Quest for spirituality took him to his uncle Puradam Kunjikoya Thangal (Androth) popularly known as Ashaique Ahamad Jeely (Q.S) and took the “Baia’th”. After the demise of his beloved shaique, as per the instruction of shaique himself shaiquna took Baia’th from Ashaique Muhammed Sufi al- Quthari (Q.S) , popularly known as “Thodupuzha Hazrath”. Shaiquna also had great spiritual teachers like Puthiyapura Shaique Sayyid Yousuf Buqari (Q.S) and Kalathodu Shaiquna:Shaique Moulana Kammukutty Musliyar (Q.S).

Services Shaiquna was purifier of innumerable hearts and a beacon of light in the paths of Allah, All Mighty. Shaiquna lived as shining orb of spiritual world for decades and donated great disciples to spread his legacy. Legends of spirituality and knowledge like Marhoom M.Muthukoya thangal(Q.S) Androth, E.K.Hassan Musliyar, Thevakara Alavikunju Musliyar, Koyakutty Musliyar perumukham, Aalikutty Musliyar, Mudarris Peringathoor, M.P. Muhammed koya Musliyar Kuttikattoor, M.K.Cheriyakoya Thangal Androth(N.M) were disciples of Shaiquna Bani(Q.S). Shaiquna founded Noorul Irfan Arabic College (which means light of spiritual knowledge) in Kunnathery, Aluva giving particular stress on “Ilmuthasavvuf “(knowledge of self purification). There was no institution, in existence giving particular importance on this branch of spiritual knowledge when this great institute was founded. By the great leadership of Son of the founder and our beloved great spiritual leader Shaiquna K.P Sayyid Shihabuddeen Koya thangal (M.L), the institute is conquering the heights of success. Shaiquna Bani dedicated his life to remove the obscurity of ignorance from the society. Shaiquna took great interest in implementing ‘hijab’ culture among the women, and fought against the evils in society like traditional “ear piercing” (known as Kathukuthu). His brave stands against the bad element of the society made him plenty of enemies. 

Shaiquna had founded few prayer centers for his disciples: 

1. Mahlarathul Qadiriyya( Kunnatheri, Aluva) 

2. Mahlarathul Qadiriyya( Kolathara, Calicut) 

3. Mahlarathul Qadiriyya( Androth, Lakshadweep) 

4. Mahlarathul Qadiriyya-wa-Rifaiyya ( Vakkethodi, Manjeri) 

Works of Shaiquna 
Shaiquna, the epitome of spiritual world also proved his genius with pen. Knowledge and incomparable literary genius are when united in a person, literary master pieces are born. Great epic poem - Thajul Akbar was born thus. Melodious poems like Fathima Beevi Wafath, Wagibath & Thouheed Maala, Maa’rifath Maala and Muhiyiddeen Maala. 
Wajibath Maala: 
Wajibath Maala is poetry in Arabi- Malayalam, explaining in lucid and easy language the essentials of faith, like 40 Assle’s of kalima,50 Aqeedas, knowledge required for performing Namaz and fasting and few guidance.
Thouheed maala:
Thouheed Maala is poetry in Arabi- Malayalam which was written at the request of few disciples .This work will be great use for those who well versed with the usages of “Isthilahusoofiyya” .The work also communicates aspects of the thareeqath and summary of great kithabs. 

Maa’rifath Maala or Munajath: 
Ashaique Assayyid Muhammed Kamaluddeenul Jeeliyul Quadiriyyu Sufiyyu (Q.S) who was main Qualif of Shaiquna Bani(Q.S) introduces this great poetry: “Munajath was sung in the early stages of halath- maqamaths of Shaiquna Al Aarif Billahil Kummal Moulana Abul Fazal Assayyid Muhammed Jalaluddeen Idrosiyyunnoriyyul Quadiriyyurrifaiyyul Chishthiyyshaduliyyunnaqshabandiyyu A.I Muthu koya thangal. It is ideal for those who believe in Ahlussunnathu val Jamaa’, especially members of Quadriyathu Sufiyyath Threeqath. Munajath should be habituated in time of thahajjud or after magrib or before going to bed or right after subhi or whenever comfortable to recite .It is proved by experience that those who recite munajath as a habit will feel the light of ma’arifath in their heart”. Specialty and greatness of the Munajath is underlined by this statement itself. 

Thajul Akbar 

Thajul Akbar is poetry in Arabic Malayalam about life and trials of Prophet Yusuf (A.S). Holly Quran introduces this real life story as the ‘most beautiful story’. This is written in enchanting form, tofuching heart of the listeners. Shaiquna was visited the actual places of events, and referred innumerous books of thafseer as well as Islamic history for writing this unique combination of history and poetry. This great work is the pointer towards the literary genius of the great poet. Readers and audience of this legendary creation will be mesmerized by heavenly happiness bursting out from their mind; a rare phenomenon. In the beginning of this book poet implore to Almighty: “Oh! Lord, may fill the minds of people with happiness.” It is believed that the very phenomenon specified above is the result of this prayer.

Fathima Beevi Wafath Maala

Fathima Beevi Wafath is a poetry in Arabic-Malayalam, which was written based upon historical books. In this poetry shaiquna explains the events occurred before the demise of Fathima (R.A) daughter of Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (S.A). Conversations between Fatima (R.A) and her beloved husband just before her wafath is portrayed in touching language. The poem reminds us about life after death. 

Muhiyiddeen maala 

A poem narrating few memorable incidents and supernatural events from the life of Shaique Quthubul Aqthab Gausul aa’lam Muhiyiddeen Abdul Quadir Geelani(Allah be pleased with him), the leader of sufis, beacon of knowledge, and renovator of Islam.


The great Master of Qadiriyya Thariqath , the reason behind innumerable belighted souls in the path of truth and spirituality, left to the heavenly abode in hijra 1388, in the month of safar 25 (A.D 1968 may 25) Saturday evening. Noorul Irfan Arabic College is truly a citadel of spiritual knowledge, an everlasting tribute to the cause of Allah. Bani Hazarth’s Madhar sharif, is in the nearby Mahlara, founded by him (may Allah be pleased with him) for conducting Ratib and other aurath for the disciples. May Allah favour all of us, to contribute in the growthof this center of Thasawwuf and Islamic knowledge. May Allah reward all of us.
[From Jamia Noorul Irfan Arabic College Website]


Dargha Shareef of Qutubu Zaman Syed Moula al Bukhari al JALALI (qs),at KannurCity,Kannur,Kerala.INDIA
__-His Holiness Bukhary Thangal was born in 1144 A. H. (1731 AD) in a beautiful Island called ANDROTH in the Indian Ocean of the Western Coast of Kerala. His real name was seyyid Muhammad. His father was Seyyid Ahmed a descendant of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Rasool Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam).
He belonged to the famous clan of the house of Bukhary. After an illustrious service in the cause of Education, Spiritual knowledge and Social Service, His Holiness departed from this world at the age of 63 in 1207 AH (1792 AD) and is enshrined in Cannore[Kannur City] Kerala. His Holiness travellewd to various parts of India propageting Religion and morality to the people of various faiths, and especially to the Muslim.
A deputy of Bukhar Thangal His Holiness Abdul Quadhir Valiyullah, a missionary in those parts is enshrined in Malacca and is the Maternal Grand Father of His Holiness Seyyid Muhammad Ma'apilli Lebbai Alim well-known as Imamul Aroos, founder of Aroosiyyathul Quadhiriyyah World Sufistic Order in South East Asia, including Sri Lanka and India (1232- 1316 AH/1816 - 1898 AD).
Imamul Aroos served in Sri Lanka throughout the 19th century and was instrumental in erecting and refurbishing more than 355 Thakkiyas in Sri Lanka, most of them at his own expenses. He introduced a novel method of imparting the religion on short-term and long-term basis. While writing detailed books on Arabic Language on long-term basis he was the first to translate into Arabic-Tamil (Arwi), these religious books as a short-term method for beginners, and starting Arabic Colleges. Among them, Madrasathul Bari at Galbokke Weligama was the first Arabic College established in Sri Lanka (1884 AD.1302 AH) after the Portuguese onslaught.
The foundation for the Maradana Mosque was laid by Allama Imamul Aroos Ma'apillai Alim in 1840 AD/1256. Further, it has to be taken into consideration that, among the Mosques in the City of Colombo i.e. Bukhary Thaika - Forbes Lane, Devatagaha Mosque - Cinnamon Gardens, Magnamus Suadha Thaika - Old Moor Street, Layards Broadway Thakkiya, The Thakkiya just behind R. Premadasa Stadium, Kalandhar Sahib Thakkiya behind Kaleel's Nursing Home Maradana, Masjid Muhiyyaddeen (Mina Mosque) Dematagoda, Katakkalamarathady Thakkiya, Clifton Lane and The Temple Road Thakkiya were built under the aegis of Imamul Aroos Ma'apillai Kebbai Alim.
His two illustrious Sons Al Quthub Seyyid Abdul Quadhir popularly known as Khalwath Nayagam and Al Quthub Sheikh Shahul Hameed well known as Jalwath Nayagam greatly contributed to the Spiritual and Social welfare to the people of Sri Lanka and Managed the Thakkiyas/Madrases and Mosques established by their father. His Grand Son His Holiness Thaika Ahmad Abdul Quadhir Valiyullah, very popularly known as Periya Sheikh Nayagam followed their footsteps and was instrumental in further constructing Thakkiyas in remote areas of Sri Lanka, which is continued to be followed by his Son Al Haj as Sheikh Afdhalul Ulama Moulavi Fazi, Aroosi Dr. Thaika Shu'aib Alim B.A. Hons. M.A. PhD. D.Litt (Jalali).
Bukhary Thangal was very bold, emphatic and at the same time very eloquvant and gentle in imparting the Spiritual thoughts in the minds of the people with his strong exhortation. It is said that more than 400,000 people have entered the right path upon his preaching based on the Holy Qur'an and the teachings of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam. Bukhary Thangal held severe divine powers since his childhood. He exposed such powers on various occasions. [M. Ameen Mubarack JP
Jt. Secretary Aroosiyyathul Quadhiriyyah World Sufistic Order Sri Lanka Branch]

hajul Ulama Syed Abu Rahiman al Bukhari,Ullal,D.K,THE LIVING LEGEND AMONG BUKHARI SYEDS OF KERALA[2012 December]

Syed ALAVI IBN MOULADAWEELA BA ALAWI(QS);Mampuram Thangal,He was born in Tarim, Hadramaut, Yemen in 1166Hijri.Learnt all knowledge including Sufism of Ba Alawi way,before 17 years * sailed abroad,reaching Malabar Coast(Kozhikode ),with his uncle ,when he was 17 years of age. He settled in the present Mampuram,Tirurangadi ,of Malabar ,married there & finally in a house ,named as Maliyekkal. He became the great leader of Muslims/a Sayyid in a true sense ,both on political (anti-British) & spiritual fronts.He attained the position of Qutb,in Sufism. Died in 1269Hijri & funeral was performed by his own son SYED FAZAL(QS) ,who had become famous later,as governor,under Ottoman Sultan & he had died in Istanbul,Turkey.

sYED MUHAMMAD ALI SHIHAB THANGAL (n.m)__Panakkad Syed Mohammedali Shihab Ba-Alawi Al-Hussainy (Malayalam: പാണക്കാട് മുഹമ്മദലി ശിഹാബ് തങ്ങള്‍) (May 4, 1936 – August 1, 2009)_Shihab Thangal was born as the eldest son of Panakkad Syed Ahmed Pookoya Thangal, who was a renowned Islamic leader of Kerala. He had his primary education at the M.M. High School, Calicut. He continued his religious education at Thalakkadathur and Kananchery Dars under Ponmala Moideen Musliar. In 1958, he left for Egypt for further studies and obtained his master's degree in Arabic literature from Al Azhar University in 1961. He continued his studies in Cairo University and pursued a Doctorate in Arabic Literature in 1966.After spending about eight years in Egypt he returned home in 1966.


Thangals are the various Muslim communities of ,mainly Yemeni Arab origin &also from Bukhara found scattered and isolated in the state of Kerala, India They migrated to Kerala during the 17th century to expand their business,and propagated Islam as they are Muslims, and do not belong to the Mappila Muslim community of Kerala. In Malayalam, thangal is an honorific Muslim title almost equivalent to the Arabic term Sayyid (Arabic: سيد) which is given to males believed as descendants of Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) through his grandsons, Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali (RA), who were the sons of his daughter Fatima Zahra(RA) and son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib(KWJ). It has two basic divisions called ba-hassan and ba-alawi. Jamallulaily, Al-Jifri, Al-Bafakhy, Al-Saqaf, Bukhari,bahabooth are considered as important Sayyid families (Khabeelas). Thangals residing in Panakkad, Malappuram district are often regarded as the most powerful and influential Thangals of Kerala. The Thangal of Panakkad is the supreme leader of the Sunni faction of Muslims of Kerala and the hence plays an important role in local politics.
Origins (1) Thangals are descended from Sayyid families, who migrated from the historic city of Tarim, in Hadramawt Province, Yemen, during the 17th century in order to propagate Islam on the Malabar Coast. Sayyids selected coastal areas like Kannur, Koyilandy, Kappad, Mampuram, Ponani and Kochi to settle.
(2) Bukhari Sayyid family migrated from Bukhara in Uzbekistan and now these families are living throughout India. The Delhi imam is one of the famous personality coming from the bukhari family. Bukhari family have played an important role in spreading the 'Sufism' throughout India. A town, Nizamuddin near New Delhi is known by the name of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah who comes from this family. sayyids are widely spread in various regions of India such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Lakshadweep etc. In Kerala sayyid family members are located mainly in Thrissur district (Chavakkad Bukhara, Padoor, Mathilakam), Malappuram district, Calicut district, Kannur district and Kasargod districts.