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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 08:34
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Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه was a renowned Sufi Muslim scholar of Indian subcontinent, in 1950's, who immensely influenced religious and academic circles in Lahore ,Pakistan.With his particular focus on human spirit in the Qur'anic paradigm and its impediments, his message transcended Pakistan and spread all over the globe, within Muslim communities.

He was the founder of Khuddam ud Din Movement ( a movement of accelerating teachings of The Holy Quran and its application of human, physical and spiritual, affairs. He presented a non-sectarian and non-political rendition to the universal message of The Holy Quran, about one's spiritual disorders and a necessary comprehension of anatomy of soul.

He stressed the dire need to guard one's spirit of spiritual disorders aka moral defects. In fact his name stands prominent in laying guiding principles for Muslim psychology. Today , his followers spread all around the world and carry this message of spiritual comprehension of man in a holistic model of integration of Mind, body and Spirit, thus bringing medical , cognitive and spiritual sciences in a blend.

A cursory look at his life span can reveal the course of hardships and sacrifices he took to finally bring out an important facet of human spirit and its varying textures.

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 08:42
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Birth and Upbringing

He was born on Friday 2nd Ramadhan 1304 A.H ( Wednesday 25 May 1887 C.E) at Gujrawala, Pakistan. Prior to his birth his father had decided to dedicate his in the service of Islam.


Basic Education

At first his mother herself taught him the Holy Quran, and then he was admitted in the school. Simultaneously and gradually he also started attending Quranric lessons of Hazrat Maulana Abdul Haq رحمة الله عليه in Gujranwala. in order to serve Islam and spread Islamic teachings , he properly started his religious education with Persian curriculum . After some time, he was entrusted to a renowned Muslim scholar and revolutionist from Sindh, Hazrat Maulana Obedullah Sindhi رحمة الله عليه , for religious training. So he then moved to Sindh to further pursue his religious studies. His father died, when he was only nine years old.

Hazrat Maulana Obaid Ullah Sindhi رحمة الله عليه took Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه to his spiritual mentor and teacher, Hazrat Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Deenpuri رحمة الله عليه in a Dinpur, Sindh.

Hazrat Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Dinpuri رحمة الله عليه was a gifted spiritualist and spotted the spiritual potential of nine-year-old Ahmed Ali Lahori at first sight. So , regardless of his young age, Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه was accepted in a spiritual bond (Bai’at -the first oath taken in Spiritual orders).

So his spiritual education also started side-by-side at such a young age in the spiritual chain of “Qadria”. On the other hand, Maulana Sindhi رحمة الله عليه himself started teaching him basic Arabic and Persian grammar.

In 1319 A.H. (1901 C.E) Maulana Sindhi رحمة الله عليه established a Madressa , religious school, from which Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه completed Dars-e-Nizami in six years, and then started teaching “Dars-e-Nizami” at the same place for more than three years. His spiritual growth was twofold , as he was also guided by another contemporary renowned Muslim spirtualist, Hazrat Maulana Taj Mehmood Amroti رحمة الله عليه . So he was laden with spiritual support from two dimensions, by means of continuous mediations, Zikr and patience.

On finding him qualified, after a rigorous training of 40 Years, he was entitled by his two mentors to take oaths (Baiat-ul-Irshad) from people and train them spiritually and morally.




Participation in Politics

He was not only a Spiritualist religious scholar, but he had his keen observation on the contemporary and international political scene. In the days of British rule over Indian Subcontinent, Muslims were facing turbulent times at the hands of the British and the Indians alike. So amidst all this disturbance, he actively took part in Muslim freedom movements and faced harships.

He was also imprisoned in Silk Handkerchief Movement (Tahreek Reshmi Rumaal), in Delhi in 1914. Later he was transferred to Shimlah, Indian Kashmir and then confined in Jalendhar, Western Punjab in Inda. Afterwards he was released on bail to live in Lahore, which became his permanent station till the last.

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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 08:48
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Entry In Lahore, Pakistan

His entry in Lahore was as a complete stranger, who did not even have any acquaintance to bail him out of jail. In such a milieu , he laid down foundations for an era of spiritual enlightenment in Lahore, Pakistan. This city was, then, a house to all sorts of malafide and religious disorder as well. people were involved in a disfigured version of Islam, which was quite painful for him. So in such a situation he took up a Herculean task of starting preaching and teaching simple transtaltion and explanation of The Holy Quran in a small mosque in Sheranwala Gate, Lahore.



Beginning of “Dars - e – Qur'an” (Teaching)

Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه started teaching The Holy Quran, to different audiences. His broad spiritual vision had enabled him to diagnose the strategy for catering to different audiences in Lahore, and even across Pakistan. It all started off with a scanty number of people. But his conviction never tired him of the mission he was committed to spread. with an unflinching patience , he kept on steadily and attracted more audience.

Thus his succor started showing fruits and gradually the crowd started multiplying. He who came once surly came the next time. The secret was the unbiased, non-political, non-sectarian and non-controversial content of his summons. All he stated was plain common sense message of the Holy Quran to all humanity.

His Dars ( Lesson) would satisfy even the most sceptical minds, scholars, students, Professors, Religious scholars, businessmen of his times. To him the poor had the same undistinguished status as the rich or educated would have. It was due to this very quality that his audience would normally comprise even Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs. Upon realising the truth of the message of Allah, many of them converted into Muslims. Due to the growing number of people, his Mosque was expended thrice, so that the listener could be saved from cold. Later on this Dars was divided into three different levels, and at different timings, according to the type of audience.


Public Lessons( Dars-e-Aaam)

This lesson would continue for one an hour daily after the Fajr prayer. It was a kind of preaching that addressed common issues in the light of the holy Quran and Hadith. Even women were also participants of it but behind curtains.



Scholarly Lessons ( Dars-e-Khaas)

The graduated students of Madressa, after 8 years of religious education, from subcontinent, would participate in this Lesson. It even continues till now. These lesson would start from the 1st Ramadan and would complete in two to three months. This Lesson would last for three to five hours daily. it was intended to build up awareness among these students about the spiritual core of Islamic teachings, so to distill in them a better comprehension.


Specialization Lessons (Dars-e-Khaas-ul-Khawaas)

The students who wanted to pursue further after completing Scholarly lessons were taught the Philosophy of Shariat (Mohammedan law) and an authentic Religious textbook for higher studies in Islam,"Hujjatullah Al Balighah " by Hazrat Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlawi رحمة الله عليه . Due to its advanced level , it was meant for only the select audience.

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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 08:55
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In Love With The Holy Qur'an

He had a pofound affiliation with the Holy Book Al-Qura'n as nothing could ever refrain him from conducting Qura'nic Sermons ( Dars-e-Quran), all his life. In one such incidences, he was delivering sermons, when his eldest son, Hazrat Maulana Habibullah Anwar رحمة الله عليه came and whispered something in his ears and left. To which he just nodded and proceeded with the sermon.

A little later, the same son appeared again and again whispered in his ears but the sermon continued as usual. The same happened the third time his son appeared. At the end of the sermon when Maulana Habibullah, his eldest son, was inquired by some attendants about the matter, he revealed that when he came for the first time, he alarmed his father about the critical condition of his sister.

On the second time he intimated about her near-death state (last gasps), and finally he sadly disclosed about her death. But despite the seriousness of the matter Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه did not seize the sermon, in order to avoid discontinuity, even for a single day. (Subhan Allah) ! Many such incidents showed the acme of commitment he had towards Qura'nic sermons (Dars-e-Quran) all his life.

With such zeal he initiated the tradition of Qura'nic sermons (Dars-e-Qura’n)for ladies also. At the beginning, it started in a private house in Lahore, which later on turned into a madressa ( religious school) for ladies.

It is believed that a common inclination towards public Quranic teachings Dars-e-Qura’n was initiated in Punjab only by dint of Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه . So much so that now no mosque is considered complete without Qura'nic sermon.
Below is the explanation of Dars-e-Quran in Jamiah masjid Ahmed Ali Lahori Sherawala Gate Lahore.

#1914 to 1963 Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه

#1963 to 1985 Maulana Obedullah Anwar رحمة الله عليه.

#1985 to date Maulana Muhammad Ajmal Qadri (db).




The emergence of the KHUDAM-UD-DIN organization

Khudam-ud-Din organization was established to preach spiritual teachings of Islam in an organized manner. Truthful and unbiased Preaching of the Holy Qura'n and Sunnah was the decided motto of this organization. Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali رحمة الله عليه presided it and wrote 34 magazines on religious percepts (propositions) meanwhile. He initiated a weekly magazine named Khuddam-ud-Din in 1905 and its readership came up to 15,000 within a period of a few months.

He believed and justified that first decree should be looked up in the Holy Qura’n, if not found then Hadith (sayings of the Islamic Prophet) be consulted and lastly if not found there too, then Imam Abu-Hanifa's words should be followed.

After his sad demise, his son Hazrat Maulana Obaidullah Anwar رحمة الله عليه became the leader of this Organization in 1962. Since 1985 Hazrat Maulana Ajmal Qadiri (db) , grandson of Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه , is sustaining all the matters of the organization. Hazrat Maulana Ajmal Qadiri (db) is the present editor of this magazine.

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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 09:06
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Spiritual training

Hazrat رحمة الله عليه was allowed and authorized to take spiritual oaths, Bai'at from people by Hazrat Maulana Taj Mehmood Amroti رحمة الله عليه in 1936. (And Hazrat Maulana Ghulam Muhammed Deenpuri رحمة الله عليه )


General teachings

Below is the nutshell of Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه 's general teachings.

1. To do Zikr-ullah (1000 times daily)
2. To be punctual in Five Times Prayers daily
3. To assure not getting anybody into trouble.


Translation and Interpretation of The Holy Qur'an

The translated version of the Holy Qura'n by Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه was first published in 1937. It is unanimously verified and authenticated by all sects alike.


Students and Disciples (khulafa)

Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه had chosen his disciples during his life time. He has insisted all of them to continue the mission and observe sincerity and selflessness in their service to religion. The number of his disciples (khulafa) is limited and a carefully chosen total of 24. ( Mard-e-momin).

Due to their caliber, all of these were living institutes in themselves. In true sense of the word, they proved to be torch bearers in toeing the same line of Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori. Their names are as:

Hazrat Maulana Hafiz Habibullah Muhajir Madani رحمة الله عليه - (Eldest Son of Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه )

Hazrat Maulana Abdul Haadi رحمة الله عليه - Successor of Hazrat Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Deenpur رحمة الله عليه i-Khanpur District Raheem Yar Khan

Mufakkir e Islam Hazrat Maulana Syed Abul Hassan Nadwi رحمة الله عليه - Director Nadwatul-Ulema Lucknow, India.

Hazrat Maulana Abdul Aziz Shah رحمة الله عليه - Masjid Noor Sahiwal

Hazrat Maulana Mufti Bashir Ahmed رحمة الله عليه - Shahi Masjid, Pasroor,District Sialkot

• Jansheen Sheikh-ut-Tafseer Maulana Obaidullah Anwer-Successor of Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori-


Literary contributions

Under the patronage of the Khuddam ud-ddin Organization a section of publication was established. Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه published 34 pamphlets on different Islamic issues. In 1964 the publication size raised up to 11,56000 copies. In English language there were 11 pamphlets on various issues that concerned those times. Most of them were distributed for free for public welfare.

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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 09:12
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Golden Sayings of Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه

1-' The Gist of the Holy Qura’n is an unflinching affiliation with Allah.'

2-' A saint ( wali) can never be a polytheist and a polytheist can never be a saint (wali).'

3- 'Bounty i.e spiritual benefit comes through three chords of Faith, Reverence, and submission. If a single chord breaks then there will be disconnection.'

4- 'Namaz (prayer), Roza (fasting), Zakat (alms-tax), and Hajj (pilgrimage), can not save a person from hell, who disobeys his parents. There is a sure decision of hell for those.'

5-' Courage of Faith comes through the teaching of the Holy Qura’n.'

6- 'Adoring others except Allah, praying for a boon and offering oblation or seeking help in the times of misery from them is also polytheism.'

7- 'Ill-gotten(haraam) spoils the Illumination of Faith, so spend according to your sources.'

8- 'Refutation of Hadith (sayings of the Holy Prophet) is the refutation of the Holy Qura’n and he who refuses Qura’n spoils his faith.'

9- 'Nobody can say that he has become a perfect man. There is a lurking danger before entering the grave.'

10- 'There are pearls in the dust under the shoes of saints, which are not found in the crown of kings, they are not! they are not! And these pearls will be taken along into the grave and in the day of resurrection.'

11- 'The crux of the Holy Qura’n is'
• Please Allah by worship (Ibaadat)
• Please the Prophet Muhammad (saw) by Submission ( Ita'at)
• Please people service (Khidmat)

This is the complete explanation of the glory of the Holy Qura’n. He, who follows it, is a real Muslim.


Demise

Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه died on 17,Ramazan-ul-mubarak 1381(hijri). There was no intimate when he arrived in Lahore , but there were more than 300,000 people, who participated in the funeral. Days after his demise, a local newspaper reported emission of a sweet fragrance from his cemetery. So much so the soil of the cemetery was chemically tested and analysed through every possible way. But the fragrance odour. In fact his grave became the authenticated proof of a Hadith, which he used to quote very often that

“Grave is either one of the orchards of heaven or one or the pits of hell”


Thus, his own cemetery became one of the orchards of the heaven, by the grace of Almighty Allah سبحانه وتعالى and by the blessings of the Holy Prophet (saw) . The fragrance of the cemetery attested the saying of the Holy Prophet (saw), which was experienced by the masses present at the funeral.

- by Kamran Hussain; Khadim Markaz-e-Huqa , Sheranwala Gate, Lahore.
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 09:28
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The Books & Biographies of Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori رحمة الله عليه



1. His most important work was his Tafseer Qur'an e Aziz

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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 09:34
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The following are his various Rasail..

2.Tadhkira Ar Rasool al Islamiya

3. Shadadat an Nahareer Al'a Hurmat an Mazameer

4. Islam me Nikah Bewagaan

5. Ahkam Shabe baraat

6. Zaroorat Al Qur'an

7. Khalaq Muhammadi

8. Rasulallah ke farmaye hue wazife.

9. Khulasa Islam

10 Maal e Miraas me hukm e shari'at.

11. Tauheed e Maqbool.

12. Foto ka shar'iii faisla

13. Paigham e Rasool

14. Tohfah Meelad un Nabi (saw)

15. Risalah Meraj un Nabi (saw)

16. Falsafa Eid Qurban

17. Islam-e- Hind Khatre me

18. Sharah Asma al Husna

19. Falsafa Namaz

20. Falsafa Roza

21. Islam ka Fauji Nizam

22. Bahishti aur dozakhi.

23. Khuda ki nek bandiyan

24. Musalman aurat ke faraiz.

25. Peer aur mureed ke faraiz.

26. Guldasta Sadd ahadith Nabawi (saw)

27. Falsafa Zakat

28. Islam aur Hathiyar

29. Ulema e islam

30. Maqsad Qur'an

31. Khuda ki marzi

32. Najaat Darain ka program.

33. Istehkam Pakistan

34. Khulasatul Mishkaat

36. Majmua Tafaseer

37. Tarjuma Qur'an

38. Qur'an Majeed ba Hashiya.

39. Haq Parast Ulema ki Maududiyat se Narazgi ke asbab.


His English works.


1. Islam and Ahmadism

2. Wisdom of the Qur'an I & II

3. Qur'an and Science

4. Qur'anic conceptions of National solidarity and International Peace.

5.Preaching of islam

6. Reform of Muslim society

7. Spirit of Islamic culture.

8. The Qur'anic origin of Islamic Policy.

9. The secret of inviolable of the five prayers.

10. Islam's solution of the Basic Economic Problems.
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 09:42
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A collection of some of his 33 above mentioned Rasail are contained in the following book






The list inside..



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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 09:49
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His Khutbaat and Malfoozat..



1. Khutbaat e Lahori is indeed a must have.. consists of 5 volumes..




2. Malfuzaat e Tayyibaat compiled by Janaab Usman Ghani B.A sahab




3.Nayaab Moti (selected khutbaat) complied by Hazrat Maulana Anees ur Rahman Athar Qadri sahab (db).

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#11 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2015 09:58
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His Biographies.


The most detailed biography was a special edition by his founding institution the Anjuman Khuddam-ud-deen published in 1979.. contains articles on his life and works by prominent ulema and mashaikh..i doubt if its readily available..consists of 626 pages..

This is the copy..





And a glimpse inside the contents.







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#12 [Permalink] Posted on 14th May 2015 09:58
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Another Biography is Mard e Momin by Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hameed Khan sahab (db) consists of 241 pages..

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#13 [Permalink] Posted on 14th May 2015 10:02
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#14 [Permalink] Posted on 14th May 2015 10:04
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Another lovely book on his wonderful incidents is Shaikh at Tafseer Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori sahab رحمة الله عليه ke Hairat angez waqiat by Hazrat Maulana Hakim ali sahab (db) ..



This Book shall be Available in India soon إن شاء الله by the efforts of Maulana Abu Uzair sahab (db) (attabligh.com) who has taken the task of printing it there.. May Allah سبحانه وتعالى accept his efforts.. Ameen..
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