Thursday, June 11, 2009

PIR SYED JAMAAT ALI SHAH

  Hazrat Pir Sayyid Jamaat Ali Shah Sahib quds-sirruhu (c.1840 -1951) of Alipur Sharif, Sialkot, Pakistan. The Shaikh was one of the great saints of the Punjab and a Sayyid also from both maternal and paternal sides of his family. His ancestors, all Sufi masters themselves, hailed from Shiraz in Iran and came to the Subcontinent when one of them accompanied Emperor Humayoun back to Delhi after his exile in Iran where Humayoun had originally met him. The Shaikh's ancestors honoured the court of Humayoun with their presence but when Akbar began to deviate from the religion of Islam and announced his Din i Ilaahi they left the imperial court in protest. Akbar was loathe to see such saintly persons go but they were adamant and so he granted them a piece of land in Alipur area as a parting honour. Here the Shaikh's ancestors settled in the subcontinent and their descendants have remained there ever since.

Hazrat Jamaat Ali Shah Sahib was renowned for his saintliness even as a young child and after completing his religious studies (he was an expert in all of the branches of fiqh but especially in the Sciences of Hadith) he went throughout the width and breadth of the subcontinent working tirelessly for Islam and the Muslims. He laid the foundation stones--and funded-- hundreds of mosques throughout the Subcontinent from Peshawar to Hyderabad, Deccan. He was a leading personality in all of the major movements of that time such as the Khilafat movement and he was especially active against the Arya Samaj movement and helped to save the iman of countless Muslims with his tireless efforts. He also was one of the key defenders of the Ahle Sunnah faith against the rise of Qadianism and also was an opponent of the reform movements like that of the Wahhabis.

He had a wonderful, awe-inspiring personality and was gentle and loving towards all, yet was afraid of no one when it came to defending the religion of Allah's Messenger sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam; this is demonstrated by his leadership of the Muslims during the Shahid Ganj Mosque incident where the Shaikh led the opposition to the plans of the British rulers in Lahore as well as his refusal to pray behind the official Wahhabi Imams in the Haramain appointed by King Saud and his refusal to visit the King when he was ordered to do so to explain: "I am a faqeer, he is a king" was his famous reply. In the end it was Saud who relented and allowed the Shaikh to pray by himself! He received medals from the Sultan of Ottoman Turkey for his services to Islam and for his amazing generosity in helping the people of Madina during a drought there for which he received the title "Abu'l Arab".

However, apart from his vast learning, it was as a Sufi shaykh that the saint was loved by the populace and it is estimated that he had over 1 million Murids [disciples] from Afghanistan to the southern tip of India; he received the Khirqa [cloak] from his Shaikh very soon after taking Bayah [pledge of spiritual allegience] and was thus the representative of his Shaykh early on. He was authorized to accept Murids into many Sufi Orders but it was as a Naqshbandi Master that he is famous for, carrying the great secret of this Order. He transformed the lives of countless people and sinners repented at his hands by the thousand and many others themselves reached the highest levels of spiritual development by his attention. His Karaamaat [miracles] are too many to recount and there are many eye-witnesses to them.

He was extremely generous and magnanimous towards all, especially the poor, and he would not eat alone and the poor had been invited to share his table with him. Though possessing great family wealth the Shaikh spent it all on Islam and the poor, himself living frugally in the manner of the great Naqshbandi Sufis of the past.

12 comments:

  1. Assalam-o-Alaikum.Please visit www.nfie.com and blog May/June on Hazrat Pir Jamaat Ali (r.a).Wassalam. Ahmed Mirza

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  2. Assalam-o-Alaikum and thanks to you who show the vedio of pir syed ishtiaq hussain shah.plz show more of vedio of pir saab.i am mureed of pir syed ishtiaq hussain shah.my name is Imran jamaati.

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  3. Dear Peer Bhai,
    My name is Muhammad Alim. I have need some video of my Peer-e-Kamal Hazrat Peer Afzal Hussain Shah? Im Kidney patient, my both kidneys are failure and now my treatment is continue @ karachi. So, its my request to whole peer bhai'z i.e pray for me.
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  4. Assalam-o-Alaikum I need name and contact number, Khalifa of Pir Syed Jammat Ali shah in Karachi pls send all details at fmahkri@hotmail.com

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  5. SUBHAN ALLAH

    MERE HAZRAT PIR AFZAL HUSSAIN SHAH KI HAR DAM KHAIR HO

    UMAIR BAIG KARACHI.

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  6. aslam o alaikum
    im mureed of Hazoor Fakhry Milat

    Tahir Mughal

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  7. aslam o alaikum
    im mureed of Hazoor Fakhray Millat Peer Syed Afzal Hussain Shah n request to all peer bha's where ever u live in Pakistan or abroad contrys in whole world send me your contact no n e-mail id's n now a days heve to need unity of peer bhai's in whole world as every related areas of ur city bcuz Hazoor Ameer a Milat (RA) "said mureed wo hota hy jo peer bhai ko daikhy tu usy peer yad a jay n peer n murshid ki yad ay tu peer bhai ko mila kero n daikha kero n peer bhai ka rishta dunia k sab rishton say mazboot hota hy n ye qiyamat k din b nafa bakhsay ga" so inshaAllah i will share to all of u much more whats our plann in future.

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  8. Books related to Pir Syed Jamat Ali Shah

    1. http://www.scribd.com/doc/59669533/Pir-Jamat-Ali-Shah-Mazfulzat-Amere-Millat
    Malfuzat-e-Amere Millat
    2. http://www.scribd.com/doc/2607595/Words-of-Wisdom-Malfoozat-of-Hazrat-AmireMillat-Pir-Sayyid-Jamaat-Ali-Shah-ra Forty Saying of Peer Syed Jamaat Ali Shah
    3.http://www.nafseislam.com/en/Literature/Urdu/TahreekePakistan/AmeereMillatAurTahreekePakistan/AmeereMillatAurTahreekePakistan.htm

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/49601110/Who-was-Ameere-Millat-Aur-Tahreeke-Pakistan
    "Amer-e-Millat orTahreek e Pakistan" Book is Written by Mohammed Hussain Qusuuri. And available for online read on Scribed & also on Nafees Islam
    4. http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=MDsFTw76GZMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=sufi+heirs+of+the+prophet&source=bl&ots=nmbjn-smvr&sig=-yGBB10JNhQyclYfpYyFU4uE9oE&hl=en&ei=p5ndTPvqLIuSuwOMycHzDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=true
    "Sufi Heris of the Prophet(The Indian Naqshbandyya and the rice of the mediating Sufi Sheikh " by English Writer F.Bulhar. This Book is avail read onlin on Goole Books
    5. https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0ByzG-F_i23BbYjE2ODI3YzAtMTk1ZS00NzQ5LWJkZWItOWQzMGE2ODc1ZDU3&sort=name&layout=list&num=50
    "Shajra Sahreef" Golden Cahin of Sufis Download in form of pdf
    6. https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0ByzG-F_i23BbNmZhYmVjM2MtOTE4Yy00YWNiLWI3NjctYWM1ZjdjMDExZjhi&hl=en_US
    -"Sirat-Amer-e-Millat Part 1" This is bio Graphy of Peer Syed Jamaat Ali Shah in Urdu. Book is avail in PDF form to download.Book is Written by Peer Syed Akhtar Hussain
    7. https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0ByzG-F_i23BbODMwNGYyZGYtYmM3YS00ZjMwLWE2NzQtMGI3YTIzZTFjMDUw&hl=en_US
    -"Sirat-Amer-e-Millat Part 2" This is bio Graphy of Peer Syed Jamaat Ali Shah in Urdu. Book is avail in PDF form to download.Book is Written by Peer Syed Akhtar Hussain

    8. http://www.scribd.com/doc/72904849/Tazkira-Shah-e-Jamat
    "Tazkera Shah-e-Jamat" is Bio Graphy of pir syed jamat Ali Shah Sahib. This book is written by pir Syed Hyder Hussain Shah Sahib R.A

    9. http://www.scribd.com/doc/62073080/Spiritual-Guide-by-Abdur-Rahman-Khan-Jamati
    This book explain the sapritual method. Written by Ch. Abdul Rahman Jamati.

    10. http://www.scribd.com/doc/62000130/Sufia-naqshbandia-mujaddidia-Theseus-book-for-PHD-by-Maharban-Hussain
    This thesis is written by Maharban for completion his PhD. In his thesis he explain seven saints fo Silsila Naqasbandia. Third Chapter is related to Pir Syed Jamat Ali Shah Sahib Muhadis Alipuri
    11. http://www.scribd.com/doc/61992161/Mureed-e-Sadiq Aadabe Mureed is book for mureedain

    12. http://www.scribd.com/doc/61923750/Namaz-Tahajjud-by-Pir-Syed-Jamat-Ali-Shah
    "Nama-ze-Tahaj-jud" book is written by Pir Syed Jamat Ali Shah Sahib.

    13. http://www.scribd.com/doc/61781043/Jamat-Ali-Shah-Afda-Lur-Rasool
    "Afda-Lur-Rasool" is written by son of Pir syed Jamat Ali shah Sahib which name is Pir syed Muhammed Hussain Shah Sahi.

    14. http://www.scribd.com/doc/59669533/Pir-syed-Jamat-Ali-Shah-Mazfulzat-e-Ameremillat
    "Malfuzat-e-Ameremillat" is book wirtten by Pir Syed Jamat Ali Shah Sahib.


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    above is group of Pir Bhae on facebook

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  10. Hamare Dada Peer PEER JAMAT ALI SHAH (RA)
    I am From Allahabad India
    My Peer is Khalifa of Peer Jamat Ali Shah's Khalifa Hazrat Abdul Qayyum urf Miyan Manzoor Ahmad(RA) Bulandshaher India

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  11. meray pardada hafiz Gulam mustafa (chak 5 sb bhalwal sargodha) Peer jamat Ali shah sb k gulam thay .....hum aaj b peer sb ke duaon k sadqa khatay hain
    Allah hum ko hmesha iss ghranay say wabsta rkhay(ameen)
    hafiz sb b Ali pur shahreef ma dafan hain

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  12. assalamu alay kum i want the book which is named as " seerate amire millat" my email id: mohammedparvez72@yahoo.com
    please i realy want this books
    please

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