Hazrat Molana Shah Imdad Hussain Rampuri (تذکرہ / سوانح)
Hazrat Imdad Husain known as Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki علیہ الرّحمہ
Name and linage:
His name is HAJI IMDADULLAH son of Hafiz Muhammad Ameen son of Hafiz Sheikh Budha son of Sheikh Bulaqi علیھم الرحمۃ. His parents named him Imdad Husain and alias Imdadullah Muhajir Makki. His historical name is Zafar Ahmed.
Date of Birth:
He was born at Nanuta district Saharanpur (India), on Monday on 22nd Saffar-ul-Muazzam, 1233 AH/ 1818 AD.
Acquisition of Islamic Education:
He memorized the Holy Quran in a Madrasah near to his house. He studied the primary books of Persian from Allama Mamluk Ali, Mishkat Shareef, Mathnawi Shareef and other books of Hadiths from Maulana Qalander Bakhsh Jalalabadi رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہما. He studied ‘Hisn-e-Haseen’ and ‘Fiqh-e-Akbar from Maulana Abdur Raheem رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ .
Allegiance and Caliphate (Khilafat):
As per the order of Nabi-e-Kareem صلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم, He took an oath of the allegiance on the blessed hand of Sheikh Noor Muhammad Chishti Jhanjhanviرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ in Chishtiya Sabriyah order.
Biography and Peculiarities:
He was Farooqi (from Hazrat Farooqرضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ’s descendants) and he became a member of Chishtiya order. He had naturally proper height, neither too tall nor short. He had slim body with light brownish color, wide forehead with big round eyes, soft spoken with simple nature. He had the great love and affection for the others. He was very amiable and active in all his jobs. He used to get very little sleep and he would have little meal. A large number of people especially Scholars got the benefits from him. Some of so-called Scholars of that time, who formally became his Mureed. Then, they claimed for the caliphate (Khilafat) to mislead the people. When he disaffected with them, he intensely refuted their concepts and wrote the ‘Faisla-e-Haft Masalah’.
Besides these, in response to ‘Baraaheen-e-Qaati‘ah’, he got Maulana Abdus Sami Rampuri to write ‘Anwaar-e-Saati‘ah’ (regarding Fatiha and Maulood), then he published it.
The beliefs and opinions are clearly exposed from his couplets, which are as follows:
یا رسول اللہ فریاد ہے یا محمد مصطفےٰﷺ فریاد ہے
آپکی امداد ہو میرا یا نبیﷺ حال ابتر ہوا فریاد ہے
سخت مشکل میں پھنسا ہوں آجکل
اے میرے مشکل کشا فریاد ہے
[Kulliyat-e-Imdadia, P. 90- 91]
He passed away in Makkah-tul-Mukarramah on Monday in 12 Jamadi-al-Thani 1317 AH and he was buried at Jannat-ul-Ma‘la, close to the blessed grave of Sheikh Rahmatullah kairanvi رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ.