Sultan-ul-Waizeen Maulana Abdul Ahad Muhaddith Pilibhitiعلیہ الرّحمہ
Name and Lineage:
His name is ABDUL AHADand titleis Sultan-ul-Wa’izeen.His respected father’s name is Ustaad-ul-Muhaddiseen Maulana Shah Wasi Ahmed Muhaddith Sortiرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ . The following is his genealogy:
“Maulana Abdul Ahad Muhaddith Pilibhiti son of Maulana Shah Wasi Ahmed Muhaddith Sorti son of Maulana Muhammad Tayyab son of Maulana Muhammad Tahirعلیھم الرّحمہ .”
Date of Birth:
He was born in Pilibhit in 1298 AH/ 1883 AD.
Acquisition of Knowledge:
He received early education from his uncle Maulana Abdul Latif Sortiرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ . Later on, he completedall the Islamic knowledge from his respected father رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ.He went to Ala Hazrat رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ for getting further knowledge where he completed Dora-e-Hadith from him and Ala Hazrat رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہperformed the ritual ceremony of ‘Dastar Bandi’(turban-tying ceremony) by his blessed hands.
Allegiance and Caliphate (Khilafat):
He became a Mureed on the blessed hand of Ala Hazrat Ash-Shah Ahmed Raza Khan رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ and got the permission and Khilafat. He also got the authorization to make Mureed in the mystical order of his respected father.
Character and Peculiarities:
He had complete expertise over all the Islamic sciences and arts. He sincerely kept on struggling for promoting the Islam till entire life.He paid the right of leading Ummah in critical timeThe passion for freedom was deeply existing in his veins.He was a great supporter of the independent homeland and a severe opponent of the deceptive tricks of Englishmen.As much as possible, he used to participatein the growing movements of freedomin subcontinent (India).He visited to different cities to explain the evils of Nadwatul Uloom and he stopped Muslims from supporting and cooperatingwith that institution.He strongly opposed the Muslim-Hindu unityand said that, both Englishman and Hindu are non-Muslim in the sight of Muslims. How it is possible that an enemy might be embraced and boycotted another one.It was created an environment of Muslim-Hindu Unityby Congress Maulvis, which was the non-Shariah policy. Rather, it was a serious fear of obstacle in struggling of the independent homeland.He guided Muslims in that critical time accurately and promoted the mission of Ala Hazrat رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ.Similarly, he denounced against the possession of Wahabis on the land of Hejaz-e-Moqaddusand desecration and demolitionof the Shrines of the Sahabah and Ahle Baitعلیھم الرّضوان.Whereas, Wahabis were in leading of British government.
he had a great expertise in the oratory, and he was granted such a clear voice, that would remain its echo in the environment for hours.During the speech, a rapture condition would frequently overwhelm on him sohe would start reciting Durood Shareef in that condition and its effects would directly goover the listeners. That’s why, his impressive speech gotfamousaround the subcontinentat the early age. By inspiring from his effective speech, Ala Hazrat رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہgave him an exclusive title ‘Sultan-ul-Waizeen’ during special ceremony.Ala Hazrat رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہused to favor him a lot. He got the privilege to perform Haj along with Ala Hazrat رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ in 1333 AH and Almighty Allah bestowed him a great opportunity to serve the Mujaddid of time.
Ala Hazrat رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ composed a couplet about him:
اک اک وعظ عبدالاحدپر کیسے نتھنے پُھلاتے یہ ہیں
He passed away between Asr and Maghrib prayer time, on Friday in 13 Shaban-ul-Muazzam, 1352 AH/ December 1st , 1933 AD. His last words were محمدالرسول اللہ جل جلالہ و صلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم.مزید