HAZRAT HUSSAIN SHUJAUDDIN SIDDIQUI QUADRI (IZZAT) (رحمة لله علىـہ)
Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui Izzat (رحمة لله علىـہ) is one among the big Awliya Allah (اولياء كُبار). His humility, sincerity and love of people is well known. He was the son and successor of Hadhrat Mohammed Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) and was indeed a replica of his great father. He was a guide for thousands of people who benefited from his tawjjoh and teachings.
We have provided below excerpt of what Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri said in this context.
Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was a mirror image of his great father and a rare gem of tawakkal, humility and selfless living of a Complete Human Being (انسانِ کامل). I spent over 9 years in his company and learnt a lot from him. I came to know how important is the role of Awliya Allah in spiritual administration of this world. The helm of spiritual hierarchy held by Shaikh Mohammed Abdul Qadeer Siddique Hasrat ( رحمة لله عليه ) in his lifetime was later held by Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddique Izzat ( رحمة لله عليه ).
Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) once told me that he was 10 years older than my father but he and my father were very good friends as my father was Murid and Khalifa of Hadhrat Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه).
Hadhrat gave me Khilafa in 1995 during Sama on the occasion of the annual Urs of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) and it made a big news as thousands of people witnessed it.
On his encouragement and support, I took up the task of translating Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui's (رحمة الله عليه) works. Hadhrat was very keen in spreading this knowledge in the whole world. Whenever a book was complete, he used to show a lot of happiness. Sometimes I think that the translation work I did was more to see the Shaikh happy.
I used to visit the Shaikh every evening after Isha prayer. And if I did not visit his house for two/three days, he would send someone to find out. During my daily visits, it was a routine that I used to read the English translation I did that day in front of the Shaikh. He used to listen and suggest changes, if any. He had also made a team of 5 people from Hadhrat's family, who used to read the final draft of the book before its publication. Dr. Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Aleem Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) and Hadhrat Mohammad Abdur Razzaq Siddiqui, the present Sajjada Nashin at Siddique Gulshan, both sons of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdur Raheem Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), the eldest son of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) were part of this team. The team was very helpful in translating certain Arabic and Persian statements and couplets in the books. This way the translation work got accomplished.
Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was very happy to listen to my Urdu Kalam (poetry). Whenever I wrote a new Kalam, he was the first person who would listen to it and appreciate. Often, he also asked me to recite from his kalam as he liked the way I recited the poetry and used to enjoy listening to it. One night when I read one of my new kalam in his house in front of a small gathering of his Khulafa; Shaikh came in Wajd. All present were also in wajd, and one of Shaikh's Khalifa fell down on floor and was almost fainted. Those Mahafils in the nights at Shaikh's resident are treasures in my life and it is there I learned a lot from this great Shaikh.
Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri
With Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri's permission, we have included three couplets from his Urdu Kalam which he wrote in 1998, a few months after the death of Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه).تھے جب تک تم ہمارے بیچ کیا اچھا زمانہ تھا
مزے کے دن تھے اور پرکیف اک عالم سہانہ تھاThe time you were with us in this world was such a good period. It was such a pleasant time which was full of ecstasy and affection.سُكوں دیتا تھا ہنستا دیکھنا ، سُننا ، تمھیں چھونا
تمہاری روز و شب خدمت بظاہر اک بہانہ تھاWe always liked to see you, listen to you, sit in front of you and touch your feet. People thought that we are busy in serving you, but indeed it was our pretext to remain close to you for long hours, as far as possible.کبھی نعت نبیۖ ہوتی ، کبھی مدّح ولیوں کی
تمھیں زنجيرِ نسبت کی ہمیں کڑیاں بنا نا تھاIn your company sometimes we recited Naat in the honor of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), and sometimes sang praises of Sahabah and Awliya Allah. We did not realize that you were actually training us in the love of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and other dignitaries of Islam from your Tawjjoh, so that we become anklets of the spiritual chain which will continue till the day of resurrection.الشیخ میر اسداللہ قادری
We have given a detailed account of ancestors of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) on this LINK.
Shaik Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) is the son and successor of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه). We have provided detailed information about him on this LINK.
Shaik Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was born on October 21, 1909, corresponding to Shawwal 6, 1327 AH. His genealogical lineage from father's side meets with Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddique (رضئ الله تعالی عنه) in 33rd generation.
There were many similarities between the father and the son. They looked similar in height, face and style. Those who have seen the times of both the great father and his great son, expressed amazement at these similarities.
Shaikh received his religious education from his father Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) in all the fields of Islamic education. He learnt Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, Theology and Tasawwuf under the able guidance of his great father Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ). He also completed all stages (منازل) of Sufi traditions on the hands of his father and later emerged on the spiritual horizon as a bright star of among the great league of Awliya Allah.
Shaikh's mother died when he was 2 years old. Therefore he was very affectionate of his father throughout his life. As compared to the rest of his brothers, he had the opportunity to serve his father and Shaikh for long years.
Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) completed his schooling in the erstwhile State of Hyderabad and joined Government service. He retired as Tahsildar of Hosanagar District, Karnataka State in 1970. He did Hajj after retirement from Government service.
He was the second one (among his brothers) to get Khilafah from his father. He was 18 years old then. The first one was his eldest brother Hazrat Abdur Rahim Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه).
Shaikh Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) undertook intensive training under his father. It is reported that he used to walk 25 kilometers, after 12 O'clock midnight doing Zikr-e-Jaher (Reciting Allah's names loudly) through lonely rural area to reach a mosque located at a hill. He used to reach the mosque just before Salatul Fajr. He used to perform the Salah in the mosque in congregation and return to his home through the same rout on foot. This practice was continued for several years.
Shaikh used to keep fast after fast, sometimes several days at a stretch right from his childhood. People used to get amazed to see him fasting continuously for weeks at a stretch all through the year.
Shaikh gave Zakats of Asma-e-Elahiyya extensively. It is reported that he recited each Ism-e-Elahi over 10 million times. All his Murideen were also required to do Zikr on a regular basis. Every week on Sunday evening a Zikr Mehfil was conducted at Shaikh's residence which was attended by many of his Murideen.
and It is reported that Hadhrat Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله عليه) was 10 years older than Shaikh Momin Ali Quadri (رحمة لله عليه).
Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri with Shaikh Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ). This picture was taken in 1996.
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Watch following video clips. Shaikh is doing wajd during the Sama.
DEVOTIONAL ELATION ( WAJD - وجد ) IS SUNNAH
Wajd has been performed by the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) himself and by his companions (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). We have provided below excerpts from Shaikh's Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui's (رحمة الله عليه ) book about the Wajd of Sahabah.
In سماع when someone gets elated in devotion (وجد); why do others get up and stand?
They do this as a sign of respect to the one who gets elated in the remembrance of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and his Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) or in the name of the friends of God (اولیا اللہ). Also, the person who is elated in devotion may fall on the people seated around him. This may cause inconvenience and injury which is also a reason why people stand.
This act has been performed by the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) himself and by his companions (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). All these acts are included in the Prophet's ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) Sunnah. A kind of devotional elation occurs from participating in Sam'a. In this state, somebody laughs, someone weeps, others cry and start to dance. Sometimes people even get unconscious. This devotional love leads to different states.
When you hit a cold iron with a sledge hammer, nothing happens. But when you heat the iron with the fire of love of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) and Awliya Allah, then the iron starts taking the desired shape.
Since when is the tradition of Sam'a in existence?
Singing is a natural thing. Every human being feels like singing. Ever since humanity has existed, singing and music has also existed. لَا رُهبانيه فِي الاسلام [ There is no Christian Monasticism in Islam] (Hadith Ahmed). From this command, it is evident that the things that are natural, are not forbidden in Islam. Eating food is a natural necessity. Therefore, it is not forbidden. But you need to eat Halal food because Haram food is dangerous to your health. The craving to have a spouse to share your life, is a natural thing. Islam prohibited Christian monastic life, stopped fornication and allowed marital bliss. Similarly, singing and music is a natural thing. Singing songs of infidelity is not allowed, because they take you away from Allah's (سبحانه و تعا لی) remembrance. But, singing of poetry that facilitates to thrive in the affection of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) and increases the love of the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) in our hearts is allowed. The Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) said, "the couplet is a speech; the good is good and the bad is bad" (Abu Dawood).
Why do people not get elated in devotion listening to the Quran?
The reason is that many Muslim are unfamiliar with Arabic. And due to this self inflicted language barrier, people get deprived of the gracefulness of the Quran. The people who understand Quran can feel the eloquence of the Quran to a great extent. They get affected deeply, by the verses and get elated in devotion.
What is devotional elation and what are the effects of this state?
The devotional elation is a state of elation and inebriation of love. It is in Quran - إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللَّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُمْ إِيمَانًا [The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith. ] (Al-Afaal-2)
In this verse, 'إِنَّمَا' pinpoints on reckoning; meaning, Muslims are those whose hearts palpitate when invocation of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is done. Does your heart also get shaken when Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) invocation is done? If it shudders, I congratulate you.
In view of the devotional elation, some people weep, some fall to ground on their faces.
It is in Quran - وَيَخِرُّونَ لِلْأَذْقَانِ يَبْكُونَ وَيَزِيدُهُمْ خُشُوعًا [ And they fall upon their faces weeping, and the Qur'an increases them in humble submission. ] (Al-Israa - 109)
It is in Quran - اللَّهُ نَزَّلَ أَحْسَنَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابًا مُّتَشَابِهًا مَّثَانِيَ تَقْشَعِرُّ مِنْهُ جُلُودُ الَّذِينَ يَخْشَوْنَ رَبَّهُمْ ثُمَّ تَلِينُ جُلُودُهُمْ وَقُلُوبُهُمْ إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ۚ [ Allah has sent down the best statement - a consistent Book wherein is reiteration. The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah. ] (Az-Zumar - 23)
Some people fall down with a cry as evidenced by the following verse.
It is in Quran - فَلَمَّا تَجَلَّىٰ رَبُّهُ لِلْجَبَلِ جَعَلَهُ دَكًّا وَخَرَّ مُوسَىٰ صَعِقًا [ When his Lord flinged His Tajalli on the mountain, He rendered it level, and Moses fell unconscious. ] (Al-A'raaf - 143).
Some people shriek and some people jump with joy. Imam Ghazali, wrote, "When Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) said to Hadhrat Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), 'You are (from me) mine and I am (from you) yours'. Hadhrat Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) started dancing with joy and hit his legs on the ground several times as is the tradition of the Arabs when they feel overjoyed at the time of marriage.
When the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) said to Hadhrat Ja'afar Tayyar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) 'you resemble me in nature and manners', he also started dancing in joy.
To Zaid bin Haaris (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) said, 'you are my brother and (freed) servant', hearing this, he started to dance in happiness as well".
Thus, whoever says that dancing in devotional elation is prohibited, is committing a mistake.
Always remember that every action has an equally reciprocated reaction. If one asserts the other to be an infidel and if that person does not deserve this accusation, then the accusation sticks on the head of the accuser, like the water emerging from the waterfall comes down on itself. Those who consider religious and revered people committed a forbidden act and also consider them to be guilty of infidelity because they considered the act permissible are daringly provoking the wrath of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) upon themselves. Their infidelity, their disrespect of religiously revered personalities will someday, come upon them and they will be destined to lose both in this world and in the hereafter
Sama and Singing of Poetry with Musical instruments is Sunnah
To understand true meanings of poetry, it is important that the reader should have some knowledge of poetical expressions and terms generally used in poetry. It is very difficult for professionals who are expert in their respective fields to understand poetry. Similarly, it is also very difficult for Salafis, Deobandis and their like minded groups) to understand Sufi poetry because they have developed an excessive phobia about shirk and kufr in simple issues. We have written a detailed article in this context based on Quran and Ahadith. You can read it on this LINK.
We have also written an article on the importance of recital of Naat and eulogies of Awliya Allah with music in Islam. You can read this information on this LINK.
Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) has written a book on 'The Recital of Poetry in Islam'. You can read this book on this LINK.
SPIRITUAL EMINENCE OF SHAIKH SHUJAUDDIN (رحمة الله عليه )
Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) is one of the greatest celebrities among Awliya-e-Kubar. He was like a big magnate of affection during his life time. People used to rally around him in large numbers whenever he attended any function. His trust in Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) and His Apostle Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was unparalleled. Whoever visited him and sat in his company for a few days became good and people used to get amazed at the change in their way of thinking and life style.
Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) had several thousand Mureedeen who are spread all over the world.
People who were close to the Shaikh testify that the helm of spiritual hierarchy held by Shaikh Mohammed Abdul Qadeer Siddique Hasrat ( رحمة لله عليه ) in his lifetime was later held by Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddique Izzat ( رحمة لله عليه ) during his life time.
(1) Sultan-ul-Ambiya wal Mursaleen, Rahmatul lil Aalameen, Shafi-ul-Mudhnibeen, Ahmad Mujtaba, Mohammad Mustafa (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)(2) Imam-ul-Mashariq wal Magharib, Asadullah al-Ghalib, Ameer al-Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (عليهِ السّلام)
(3) Ameer al-Momineen, Sayyadush Shuhada Hadhrat Imam Hussain (عليهِ السّلام)
(4) Imam al-Abideen, Ameer al-Momineen Zain al-Abideen (عليهِ السّلام)
(5) Imam al-Muttaqeen, Ameer al-Momineen, Mohammad al-Baqar (عليهِ السّلام)
(6) Imam as-Sadiqeen, Ameer al-Momineen, Ja'afar as-Sadiq (عليهِ السّلام)
(7) Imam al-Kamileen, Ameer al-Momineen, Moosa Kazim (عليهِ السّلام)
(8) Imam al-Wasileen, Ameer al-Momineen, Moosa Radha ( عليهِ السّلام)(9) Hadhrat Shaikh ad-Deen Ma'aroof Kirkhi (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(10) Hadhrat Dhiya ad-Deen Siri Saqati (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(11) Hadhrat Junaid Baghdaadi (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(12) Shayak Abdullah Abu Bakr Shibli (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(13) Hadhrat Abu al-Fadhal Abd al-Wahed Tamimi (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(14) Hadhrat Alauddin Abu al-Farah Tartoosi (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(15) Hadhrat Abu al-Hassan Ali al-Hankari (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(16) Hadhrat Abu Sayeed Mubarak al-Makhrami (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)(17) Qutub al-Arifeen, Murshidus Salikeen, Sayad Abd al-Qadir Jeelani, Mahboob-e-Subhaani (رضئ الله تعالی عنه)
(18) Hadhrat Abdullah (رحمت الله عليه)
(19) Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Yousuf Asadi (رحمت الله عليه)
(20) Hadhrat Mohammed Ahmed (رحمت الله عليه)
(21) Hadhrat Abu Ahmed Mohammed (رحمت الله عليه)
(22) Hadhrat Fakhruddin (رحمت الله عليه)
(23) Hadhrat Mohiuddin Ahmed ( رحمت الله عليه )
(24) Hadhrat Abu Bakr (رحمت الله عليه)
(25) Hadhrat Sharfuddin (رحمت الله عليه)
(26) Hadhrat Mohammed Mirza (رحمت الله عليه)
(27) Hadhrat Ismail ( رحمت الله عليه )
(28) Hadhrat Abu Bakr Salaam (رحمت الله عليه)
(29) Hadhrat Ahmed ibn Moosa (رحمت الله عليه)
(30) Hadhrat Junaid Yemeni (رحمت الله عليه)
(31) Hadhrat Abdul Qadir (رحمت الله عليه)
(32) Hadhrat Sirajuddin ( رحمت الله عليه )
(33) Hadhrat Ameenuddin (رحمت الله عليه)
(34) Hadhrat Mohammed ibn Younus (رحمت الله عليه)
(35) Hadhrat Safiuddin Ahmed Qashashi ( رحمت الله عليه )
(36) Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Ahmed Bafaqeeh (رحمت الله عليه)
(37) Hadhrat Syed Abdullah ibn Ahmed Baroom (رحمت الله عليه)(38) Hadhrat Syed Ulawi Baroom (رحمت الله عليه)(39) Hadhrat Khawaja Rahmatullah (رحمت الله عليه)(40) Hadhrat Muhammad Shah Mohammed Rafiuddin Qandahari (رحمت الله عليه)(41) Hadhrat Mir Shujauddin Hussain (رحمت الله عليه)(42) Hadhrat Syed Mohammed Badshah Hussaini (رحمت الله عليه)(43)Hadhrat Khaja Syed Muhammad Siddique Ali Hussaini Mahbooballah (رحمت الله عليه)(44) Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui Quadri (Hasrat) (رحمت الله عليه)(45) Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (Izzat) (رحمت الله عليه)
Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) died on July 17, 1998, corresponding to 22nd Rabia I, 1419 AH at the age of 89 years. He was buried near the Dargah of Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ).
Shaikh Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui's (رحمة الله عليه) Urs is celebrated between 21-23 Rabia I, every lunar calendar.
The grand Dome under construction at Siddique Gulshan, over the Dargah of Hadhrat Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) also covers the Dargah of Hadhrat Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ).
Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) was a great poet. Compilation of his Sufi poetry titled "Kulliyaat-e-Izzat" was published in 1996 and is available in the market. Free Download version of his poetry will be made available on our Network soon.
- Sh. Abdul Qader Jilani (RU)
- Sh. Abul Hasan Shadhli (RU)
- Sh. Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (RU)
- Sh. Bahauddin Naqshband (RU)
Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri
- Sh. Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (RA)
- Sh. Khaled Wajoodi (RA)
- Sh. Shujauddin Siddiqui (RA)
- Sh. Momin Ali Qadri (RA)