Biography: Shaykh al-Allama Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilani
Hudūr Mufakkir-e-Islām (The Great Thinker Of Islam) Pir Syed Dr. ‘Abd al-Qādir Shāh al-Jilānī (hafīdha hullāh) was born on the 14th of December 1935 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He was born to the great scholar of the time Pir Syed Walāyat Shāh al-Jilānī (‘alaīhi al-rahma).
Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām’s Genealogy is linked to Sultan al-Awliyâ Ghawth al-Azām Shaykh Syed ‘Abd al-Qādir Shāh al-Jilānī (radhī Allāhu ‘anh) by 22 links. The eldest son of Hudūr Ghawth al-Azām, Hudūr Shāh ‘Abd al-Wahāb (radhī Allāhu ‘anh) is from whose lineage Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām is linked with. Mufakkir al-Islām is from a Hasanī Jilānī Family, and Mufakkir al-Islām is from a family where both mother and father are Sayyid’s (Urdu Term: Najīb ut-Tarifain Syed).
Before the Birth of Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām, Hudūr Ghawth al-Azām (radhī Allāhu ‘anh) came in the dream of His Father Sayyid Walāyat Shāh al-Jilānī (‘alaīhi al-rahma) and gave him glad tidings about the birth of a boy. He then gave order (in the dream) that the boy should be named same as me (‘Abd al-Qādir Shāh al-Jilānī), hence Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām’s name is the same as Ghawth al-Azām. Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām’s mother did name him Husaīn however the name is not used for Hudūr.
Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām is not given the title “Mufakkir al-Islām (Thinker of Islām)” for no reason. His great knowledge of Islām which still leaves people in awe was the reason why scholars entitled him as the Thinker of Islam. Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām have done a PhD from Madina University and a LLB from Punjab University. He is a great Mūfassir of the Qur’ān, a Mūhaddith and Fāqih (Jurist). He is a master in Islāmic Normative Sciences such as: Ilm al-Tafsīr, Uthool al-Tafsīr, Philosophy (Mantiq), Etymology (Sarf) , Syntax (Nahv), Grammar, Eloquence (Balāghat), Belief (Aqīda), History (Tarīkh). He has a great command in Arabic, English, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi & Urdu and can address his point in all of these languages and talk to his students and Murīds in any of the above languages. This is the reason why the world knows him as Mufakkir al-Islām. Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām once narrated that those who started of as his teachers became students of him in the future. At a very young age, he graduated from the great Institution in Fatehpur, Old Delhi (Before partition of Pakistān). Many great scholars have graduated from there including the great Mujaddid (Reviver) Sayyidinā Pīr Mehr `Alī Shāh (qadas Allāhu sirrahu al-`azīz). He also studied under the teacher of Kāmara, who was un-matched in the fields of linguistic sciences such as Syntax (Sarf) , Etymology (Nahv) & Eloquence (Balāghat) (The age of the Teacher was 120 yrs. old when Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām studied with them). He also studied under the great teacher of Budho, Ustlādh al-Arab wal-Ajam Mawlānā Muhammad Dīn Sahib (álayhi al-rahma), who is the teacher of many great Scholars. The speciality of Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām is that he studied each science under teachers who were masters of the science, hence making Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām’s knowledge much greater than the average scholar.
Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām set the foundations for the Central Association of Ahl al-Sunnah wa Jama’at UK & Europe in the late 1970s, which is the largest platform of Ahl al-Sunnah wa Jama’ah scholars in Europe. Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām also started the ‘Darul Uloom Qādria Jilānīa’ institution, which has many bases around the world. Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām also leads the Largest Annual Mawlid un-Nabī Procession in London (Walthamstow) which attracts tens of thousands of devotees of RasūlAllāh (sall Allāhu ‘alaīhi wa ālihi wa sallam) and hundreds of Scholars from around the world every year.
They lead Jummah Salāh at Dār ul-Uloom Qādria Jilānīa, 12 East Avenue, London. In Pakistan, Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām lead Jummah Salāh at the Jāmia Masjid of Tench Bhatta, Rawalpindi.
Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām is from a family which is known widely for their great spiritual present and power. There are many incidents of Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām where he has performed Karamāts (Miracles).
May Allāh keep us in the blessed shadows of Hudūr Mufakkir al-Islām. Āmīn.
Source : Sunnitv