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Archive for November 8th, 2007

Pir Sayyid Jamat Ali Shah (ra)

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Thursday 8th November, 2007

He had a wonderful, awe-inspiring personality and was gentle and loving towards all, yet was afraid of no one when it came to defending the religion of Allah’s Messenger sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam; this is demonstrated by his leadership of the Muslims during the Shahid Ganj Mosque incident where the Shaykh led the opposition to the plans of the British rulers in Lahore as well as his refusal to pray behind the official Wahabi Imams in the Haramain appointed by King Saud and his refusal to visit the King when he was ordered to do so to explain: “I am a faqeer, he is a king” was his famous reply. In the end it was Saud who relented and allowed the Shaykh to pray by himself! He received medals from the Sultan of Ottoman Turkey for his services to Islam and for his amazing generosity in helping the people of Madina during a drought there for which he received the title “Abu’l Arab”………..more.

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Pir Mehr Ali Shah (ra)

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Thursday 8th November, 2007

pir mehr ali shah (ra)Pir Meher Ali Shah narrated himself that during his childhood, he used to feel uncomfortable in populated areas and found deserted places providing much serenity. Quite often, he said, he used to quietly leave the house at night after everyone else had gone to bed, and to spend much of the night wandering among the nearly bushes, trees and ravines. As he grew, he said, he started experiencing a feeling of such unusual heat within his body that he was sometimes compelled, even on cold winter nights, to bathe in the ice-cold canal water out in the open and also to rub pieces of it on his body. When he left his room late at night after finishing his studies, he used to experience the same kind of comfort from contact with the cold mountain air that a thirsty person normally derives from cool water at the height of summer.

Mehr Ali received his early education of the Holy Quran at the Khankah and was given classes in Urdu and Persian in the local Madressah. Allah blessed Hazrat Pir Meher Ali Shah (R.A) with tremendous mind abilities. As soon as Hazrat completed his oral reading of Quran, the entire Holy Book became embedded in his memory without any conscious effort by him towards that end. He completed his intermediate level religious education here. His stay in this Madressah was for 2 –2 and(1/2) years. After completing his education at Angah at the age of 15 years, he decided to continue further studies in the United Provinces of India (U.P). Therefore, Pir Meher Ali , in 1290 A.H set out his quest for higher education, to different parts of India such as Kanpur, Aligarh, and Saharanpur His stay at Aligarh at the Madressah of Maulana Lutfullah of Aligarh was 21/2 years. [ more here..]

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