Mufti Azam Hind Muhammad Mustafa Raza Khan Noori (تذکرہ / سوانح)
A blessed son of Ala Hazrat Mufti-e-Azam Hind Shah Muhammad Mustafa Raza Khan Noori Mianرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیھما
Name and Lineage:
His innate and real name is‘MUHAMMAD’ and his respected father named him an Arabic name ‘Mustafa Raza’. He used the pseudonym ‘Noori’ in his poetry. His title is‘Mufti-e-Azam’ and he was a younger son of Ala Hazratرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ .
Date of Birth:
He was born on Friday-morning in 22 Dhul Hijjah, 1310 AH/ 7 July, 1893 AD and his birth place is at the Mohalla Raza Nagar, Sodagran, city Barely, U.P India.
Acquisition of Knowledge:
He received the Islamic education and the real training from his respected father.In the result of God-given intelligence, fond of studying, desire, hardworking, teachers’ compassion, erfect attention of Imam-e-Ahle Sunnat Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ and the favor of Sheikh Mukarram Sayyid-ul-Mashaikh رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ,he completed all the Islamic sciences and arts from the Center of Ahle Sunnat Dar-ul-Uloom Manzar-e-Islam at the age of 18 years old in 1328 AH/ 1910 AD.
Allegiance and Caliphate (khilafat):
Sayyid-ul-Mashaikh Hazrat Shah Abul Hasan Nooriرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ includedhim in his Sufi-orderat the age of six months and three days in 25 Jamdi-al-Thani, 1311 AH and granted him the Khilafat and permission of all the Sufi-orders.
Glad tidings of Perfect Murshid:
At the time of the allegiance,Sayyid-ul-Mashaikhرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ said, “This child will pay a great service of the religion and nation.He is a Wali (a friend of Almighty Allah) and he will bring the millions of lost people from the right path, on the right path through his blessedness-eyes, andhe will distribute the beneficence among the people.”
“The person who wasa great illustrious personality of Islam and thesolid mountain of the perseverance, whose pen-strivingirrigated the religion of Muhammad صلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم, the millions of people who had lost the right path were brought on the right path by him,the renowned Successors used to go to whose auspicious court,who was the expert in such issues, whose solution could not be found before, who was such a confluence of the outward and inward knowledge thatthe desirous of Islamic sciences and artswould get the lots of precious scholarly beneficencefrom him, who was the true successor of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم and embodiment of Siddiq-e-Akbarرضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ in the confirmation of ‘Haq’ (right),similarly a manifestation of Farooq-e-Azamرضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ in the sorting of falsehood, an example of ‘Dhun-Norain’(Hazrat Usman Ghani رٖضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ)in the compassion as well as ‘Dhulfiqar-Sword’ in the elimination of falsehood, who had the thought of Imam-e-Azam, a wisdom of Imam Razi, spiritualism of Imam Ghazali and the ardor of Maulana Rumiعلیھم الرّحمہ , who owned the world famous personality in the knowledge and graceas well as a treasure of the logic and philosophy knowledge, who had the immense knowledge of traditions, who was the Ameer-ul-Momineen in the Jurisprudence and narrationsand a recognized Juristic minster in the Holy Quran and Hadith, who had the most expert in knowledge in the sight of Scholars, the most knower of Juristic knowledge in the eyes of Jurists, a Qutb-e-Alam on the blessed tongue of Auliya-e-Kiramعلیھم الرّحمہ,who was ‘Fani fillah and Baqi billahand the true lover of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم ,People of the world know him by the name of ‘TAJDAR-E-AHLE SUNNAT HUZOOR MUFTI-E-AZAM رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ’.”
After a short illness, he passed away at the age of ninety years and twenty one dayson14th Muharram-ul-Haram, 1402 AH/ 12 November, 1981 AD.