Siraj-ul-Arifeen Hazrat Maulana Syed Shah Abul Husain Ahmed Noori Marahravi رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ
Name and Lineage:
His genealogy is as following:
“Siraj-ul-Arifeen Syed Shah Abul Husain Ahmed Noori son of Shah Zahoor Hasan son of Hazrat Shah Aal-e-Rasool علیھم الرّحمۃ.”
Date of Birth:
He was born on Thursday on Shawwal-ul-Mukarram 19, 1255 AH/ December 26, 1839 AD.
Acquisition of Knowledge:
He received early education from his respected grandmother and grandfather (Shah Aal-e-Rasoolعلیہ الرّحمۃ). He got and completed the different Islamic sciences and arts from the teachers of Khanqah-e-Barkatiyah; Maulana Shah Muhammad Saeed Badayuni (died in 1277 AH), Maulana Fazlullah Jalesri (d.1283 AH), Maulana Noor Ahmed Badayuni (d.1301 AH) and Maulana Hidayat Ali Barelvi (1322 AH) علیھم الرّحمۃ are including in them.
Allegiance and Caliphate (Khilafat):
He became Mureed on the blessed hands of his respected grandfather Khatam-ul-Akaabir Shah Aal-e-Rasool Marahraviعلیہ الرّحمۃ at the age of twelve years on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1267 AH and he was awarded the absolute permission.
Character and Peculiarities:
Hazrat Jaleel-ul-Barkaat Noor-ul-Arifeen Maulana Syed Shah Abul Husain Ahmed Noori Marahravi was one of the blessings of Almighty Allah particularly in the family of Barkaat and generally for Islamic world. He was that personality whose training was performed by one of the perfect Wali of that time. By looking at his mystic exercise abundantly in this little age, his grandmother would say to Shah Aal-e-Rasoolرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ “Will you make this child a Faqir like you?” He would reply, “Yes, I will do it so and such a Faqir that the great king and rich people would bow their heads in front of him.” By granting all the apparent and spiritual knowledge, he made his grandson a perfect heir of all spiritual blessings of the family of Barkatiyah and a true successor of his ancestors.
His manners were a reflection of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم . He was a true inheritor of the inheritance of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم . He had strong faith and was a punctual of the Shariah. The forbidden works (Haram) are far-off matter, he was very careful about even the abominations (Makroohat). The mystic exercise, generosity, fulfillment of the needs of poor people and fellowship with them, well-wishing particularly with Sunni Muslims, making prays for them all the time, staying away from bad-mazhabs (who have bad faith), horror of sinfulness and impiety and well-wishing with his peer-brothers are just few corners of his luminous morality. .
میلا لگا ہے، شانِ مسیحا کی دید ہے
مُردے جِلا رہا ہے خرامِ ابوالحسن
ذرّے کو مہر، قطرے کو دریا کرے ابھی
گر جوش زن ہو بخش عامِ ابوالحسن
He passed away on 11 Rajab-ul-Murajjab 1326 AH. His Shrine is resort of all in Marahra Sharif.مزید