Quaid of Millat-e-Islamia Hazrat Allama Maulana Shah Ahmed Noorani Siddiqui (تذکرہ / سوانح)
Quaid of Millat-e-Islamia Hazrat Allama Maulana Shah Ahmed Noorani Siddiqui رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ
Name and Lineage:
His name is ALLAMA SHAH AHMED NOORANI and his titles are, ‘Quaid-e-Ahle Sunnat, Quaid-e-Millat-e-Islamia, Imam-e-Inqilab, Mujahid-e-Islam, Haq-o-Shahadat ki Nishani(A sign of truth and evidence), Ghazi-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwwat, A’lmi Muballigh-e-Islam and Yadgar-e-Islaaf’ etc. His genealogy goes to the first caliph Hazrat Sayyiduna Siddiq-e-Akbar رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ through the thirty-nine connections and his respected mother also was a Siddiqah. Therefore, he was a Siddiqi from both respected father and mother side.
Date of Birth:
He was born in the Mashaikhan Mohalla Meerut, India in 17 Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, 1344 AH/ on 1st April, 1926 AD.
Acquisition of Knowledge:
He memorized the Holy Quran at the age of eight years. After that, he took the admission in a such school whose medium was an Arabic, to get the secondary education and he also got the degrees from Arabic college Meerut. He studied the current books of Dars-e-Nizami from the teacher of teachers Imam-un-Nahu Hazrat Allama Maulana Syed Ghulam Jilani Meeruthi رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ in Madrasa Islamia Qaumiah Meerut. On the occasion of Dastar Bandi (tying-turban ceremony), a dignified ceremony was held in which his respected teacher Maulana Ghulam Jilani Meeruthi, his respected father Maulana Shah Abdul Aleem Siddiqui and Sadrul Afazil Maulana Syed Naeem-ud-Deen Moradabadi, in addition to aforementioned saints, the son of Ala Hazrat Maulana Shah Mustafa Raza Khanعلیھم الرّحمہ , were also present on the stage. He was the one of politicians of Pakistan who was the expert in seventeen languages.
Allegiance and Caliphate (Khilafat):
He was a Mureed and the Khalifa of the global preacher of Islam Khalifa-e-Ala Hazrat Maulana Shah Abdul Aleem Siddiquiعلیھمَ الرّحمہ .
Character and Peculiarities:
He possesses the attributes like his name. Because, he was a NOORANI of the words and deeds, and the character and personality like his name. He owned the comprehensive perfections and attributes too. He was a reciter of the Holy Quran, Qasida Burda Shareef, Dalail-ul-Khairat and Hizbul Bahr and he was the Sheikh-e-Kamil. He had a simple and soft nature. He used to talk in slow voice and he was also an eloquent speaker. He had wheat color, thin lips, luminous face, beard according to Sunnah, an embodiment of the manner of the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم , a living example of sincerity, hospitable and gracious personality for the poor. He was a ‘Mutawakkil’ (who trusts in Almighty Allah) and he had the fear of Allah جل جلالہ and he was a true lover of the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم . He had a broad minded saint and had the leadership capabilities. He paid the great role of National politics, which was a symbol of true speaking, boldness and courage. Whether is individual rule or willfulness of the military dictators, Allama Sahib not only paid the right of ‘Kalimah’ as a principled person, true speaker, fearless political statesman, but also he suffered from all the hassles of politician. Therefore, being a uplifter of ‘Kalimat-ul-Haq’, he will remain alive forever.
He spread the message of Islam all around the world and he brought the millions people onto the right path, who had lost the right path. Lots of people embraced the Islam due to his preaching, in whom pastors, monks, lawyers, engineers, Doctors, and other educated people, who was belonging to the different branches of life, were also included. He was the wise politician and master of ancient and modern knowledge. He had the attributes of Dervish and Faqir as well as he was the Sheikh-e-Tariqat but he was not the traditional Peer because he harshly opposed to his displaying and reputation. Never did he try to show his affectation. Rather, he used to like humbleness, humility and simplicity and he would keep on hiding his religious struggles. After strong insistence of someone, he would make him his Mureed. Despite of that, he would take the pledge from him to become the punctual on the Shariah strictly. He was offered the ministry, governorship and plot permit in every age. Authority knocked at his door over and over again but he rejected it each time with perseverance. He spent whole life like a Dervish in an old minor rented-flat of Master adjacent to the Kachhi Memon Masjid Saddar, Karachi.
لوگ کیا کیا بک گئے تو نے نہیں بیچے اصول تیرے دامن کو بہت دولت عشق رسول ﷺ
He was the founder of many national and international institutions & organizations, and ‘Dawat-e-Islami’ is also one of them. He owned the unique personality. Each aspect of his personality is bright and brilliant, and each is required the expansion.
He passed away at the age of eighty years in Islamabad at 20 minutes past twelve on Thursday in 16 Shawwal-ul-Mukarram, 1424 AH/ 11 December, 2003 AD. His blessed Shrine is in the premises of Abdullah Shah Ghaziرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ .
References: [Anwar-e-Ulama-e-Ahle Sunnat (Sindh) Introduction of the Scholars of Ahle Sunnat, Roshan Dareechay]