Muhaddith-e-Azam Pakistan Allama Sardar Ahmed (تذکرہ / سوانح)
Muhaddis-e-Azam Pakistan Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Sardar Ahmed Qadriعلیہ الرّحمۃ
Name and Lineage:
His name is MAULANA MUHAMMD SARDAR AHMED CHISHTI QADRI and kunyat is Abul Fazl. His title is Muhaddis-e-Azam-e-Pakistan and his father name is Chodhri Miran Bakhsh Chishti رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ.
Date of Birth:
He was born in Dayalgarh town, Gurdaspur district (eastern Panjab, India). His date of birth is 29 Jamadi-ul-Akhir, 1321 AH/ 22 September, 1903 AD.
Acquisition of Knowledge:
He received early education till primary from Dayalgarh village and passed the matric exam from Islamic high school Batala in 1343 AH/ 1924 AD. He came to Lahore for preparation of F.A. A great meeting was held in those days under the arrangement of the central Anjuman Hizb-ul-Ahnaf, Lahore. Apart from lots of scholars and Mashaikh of Hind, Hazrat Hujjat-ul-Islam Maulana Hamid Raza Khan Barelvi, a blessed son of Ala Hazratرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہما participated in that meeting. Muhaddis-e-Pakistan was so impressed with the personality of Hazrat Hujjat-ul-Islam رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ that he went to Barely, the central of Islamic sciences and arts by abandoning English education and he got the intellectual benefits from Huzoor Hujjat-ul-Islam, Mufti-e-Azam-e-Hind, Huzoor Sadrush Shariah and Maulana Muhammad Husain etc. رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہم. He had a good time when he became popular around the world with the title of Muhaddis-e-Azam-e-Pakistan by the beneficence of Ala Hazratرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ .
Allegiance and Caliphate (Khilafat):
He became Mureed on the blessed hand of Hazrat Shah Muhammad Siraj-ul-Haq Chishti in the Chishti order and got the caliphate (khilafat) and he also had the benefit from a blessed son of Ala Hazrat Hujjat-ul-Islam Maulana Hamid Raza Khanرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہم in Qadria Razavia order. Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Ash-Shah Maulana Mustafa Raza Noori and Huzoor Sadrush Shariah رحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہما granted him the permission and khilafat in all saintly orders.
Character and Peculiarities:
His respected mother used to say, “Your name is Sardar. May Almighty Allah make you the leader of the world and religion!” Eventually, that time also came when all people saw the effect of his mother’s Dua that Almighty Allah made him a popular personality around the world.
He was a great Muhaddith of Pakistan, Sheikh-ul-Hadith and Tafseer, compiler of intellectual and traditional knowledge, leader of Shariat and Tariqat, luminous personality of Razawiat and great lover of Ala Hazratرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہ . He was simultaneously a great Mudarris, unique Muhaddith, articulate orator, great researcher and honest Mufti; and above all that he was the lover of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم and punctual of the Shariat. While reading and teaching Hadith, he would start weeping in the remembrance of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم in a state of rapture. His love status was so high that can be figured from his saying, “When people get sick, they have medicine but when I suffer from something, I start remembering Mustafa صلی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ وسلم and teach Hadith, by which I get relaxed.”
During teaching, Hafiz-e-Millat Maulana Abdul Aziz Mubarakpuriرحمۃ اللہ تعالٰی علیہم spectacularly stated about his piety, purity and following Sunnah with following words:
“Fearing Almighty Allah, piety, ascetic and following Sunnah had become his nature. He would deeply care about the following Sunnah about his own words, deeds and companies. To concentrate in studying regularly, less eating, less sleeping and to remain busy in getting knowledge was his routines.”
The illuminating sun of guidance, Hazrat Muhaddith-e-Azam-e-Pakistan Maulana Sardar Ahmad, passed away with the voice of “اللہ ھو” at 01:40 a.m. on 1st Shaban, 1382 AH/ 29 December, 1962 AD.