Makdoom Syed Ashraf Jahangir Simnani
Kichhochhawi ( RA), Baskhari,
Dist. Ambedkar Nagar (Faizabad), UP.
Sultan Sayyad Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Semnani [d.807] Rahmathullahi
alaih. - Kicchocha Shareef -
Rasulpur, Kicchocha Sahreef, Dist: Faizabad
Makhdoom Ashraf rahmatullahi alayh was born in 708 A.H., in
father Hadrat Sultan Sayyad Ibrahim Noor Bakshi rahmatullahi
alayh governed the city for approximately 20 years. As well
as being a highly noble and just ruler he was also a great scholar,
theologian and Sufi. His mother Bibi Khadija Begum was also
from the pedigree of distinguished and notable mystics and saints.
She was a very religious and pious lady particularly renowned
for her punctuality in tahajjud prayer.
Sayyad Makhdoom Ashraf rahmatullahi alaih, started their education
at the age of 4 years, 4 months and 4 days. Allah, the most
Sublime, blessed Sayyad Makhdoom Ashraf rahmatullahi alaih with
immense ingenuity, intellect and knowledge. By the age of 7
they had already acquired and memorized the entire Qur'an al-kareem
by heart with seven types of qirat, and excelled in the study
of Qur'anic exegesis 'tafseer', narration and sciences of hadith,
Islamic law 'fiqh' etc. At 14 years they had mastered all the
subjects including theology and philosophy, maturing into the
most accomplished and proficient scholar.
their notable teachers were His Eminence Mawlana Imad al-Din
Tabrezi, Imam Abd'ullah Yafai at Makkah Mukarramah, Baba Mufrah
(s/o the great Najm 'al-Din Kubra) at Iskandaria and Mawlana
Ahmad Haqqani ridwanallahi ta'ala aly'him ajma'een. Hadrat Makhdoom
Ashraf (rahmatullahi alaih), had overwhelmed even the great
scholars and theologians from as far as Baghdad with his remarkable
talent which was recognized in the historic and famous Persian
book Lata'if-e-Ashrafiya, in the following couplet;
Mashhoor Ghasht Az Darse Talim,
ke Pas Ahle Funun Kardand Taslim"
popularity excelled in his early education, that the learned
men acknowledged his ability' After the completion of his education
Hadrat Sayyad Makhdoom Ashraf rahmatullahi alaih attributed
a lot of his time in teaching. Amongst his pupils was his nephew
Hadrat Sayyad Abdul Razzaq 'Noor al-Ayn' Jilani rahmatullahi
alaih - 11th direct descendant of The Great Ghawth al-A'zam,
Sayyad as-Shaykh Abd'al-Qadir al-Jilani Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu.
: Hadrat 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 Muradeen' and
'Resal-e-Qubria', an extract from Resal-e-Qubria is presented
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In this short time that i have stayed in the grave seventy thousand
splendor (Tajally) of elegance of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala,
angels descended on this Fakir and intimate Muqaraban of Allah
Subhanhu wa Ta'ala Angels showed so much exalting (izaz) and
kindness that cannot be expressed in words. The announcer from
the sublime court of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala -'Bargahe Elahi'
announced in the world of Angels (Alam-e-Malakut) that "Ashraf
is my beloved (Mahboob) I write kindness and forgiveness on
the forehead of his disciples and show care to his disciples
with absolution (Maghferat) and forgiveness (Mafee)". All
praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala his glad tidings for our
that it was the order of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala and eight
thousand angels, thirty thousand of Haramain Shareef, one thousand
from Bait al-Muqaddus, one thousand from Abdal of Maghrib (west),
one thousand from Rejalud Ghaib of Sarndip, and one thousand
Maradaneh Ghaib from Yemen will perform your bath. Your funeral
prayer will be said in front of Baitullah Shareef and you will
be buried in the earth for the benefit of slaves (Banda) ; he
who comes on your grave will get his barkaat and maghferat.'
It is an accepted fact that the mystics of Islam have rendered
valuable services to the cause of Islam in every period. The
religious and literary services, done by Hadrat Sultan Sayyad
Makhdoom Ashraf Semnani Rahmatullahi alayh are the golden chapter
of the history of Islam in general, and history of tasawwuf
in particularly. He lighted the candle of reformation and spirituality
in the darkness of infidelity at Kicchocha Shareef and brought
those astray on the right path.
is narrated that twelve thousand non-believers accepted Islam
having been impressed with Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi
alayh's purity of character and spirituality. Hadrat Nizami
Yemani Rahmatullahi alayh in his book, 'Lataif-e-Ashrafi has
written that wherever Hadrat Makhdoom Ashraf Rahmatullahi alayh
went he delivered spiritual lectures in the dialect of that
locality and wrote four books in the area dialect and left them
with the locals to benefit from.
Gate of Mazaar
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 Ruknuddin 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
DATE of this Dargah : Urs is celebrated on the 27TH of Moharam
Ahmed Irfani ( Khadim Dargah Hazrath Lalu Bhai Qasir Chisti
( Khwaja-e-Bangalore ) and Astana-e-Irfani Hyderabad.
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