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HAZRAT HUSSAIN SHUJAUDDIN SIDDIQUI QUADRI (IZZAT)    (رحمة لله علىـہ)

 

Written   By

 

Shaikh Mir Asedullah Quadri

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بِسم الله الرحمنِ الرحيم  

 الحمد لله رب العالمين ، والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين


Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه)  was a mirror image of his 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 learned 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 Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) in his life time was later held by Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ). 

Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه)  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).

On his encouragement and support, I took up the task of translating Shaikh Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui's (رحمة الله عليه) works in 1994. 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 would 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, 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.  

I have written many encomiums in praise of my Shuyookh in Urdu and English. The following are a few couplets in this regard which are part of my English Kalam (poetry).

 
I was taught, by eminent Shaikhs
Who were knowledge reservoir lakes
Held high ranks, in the ‘Other world’
They were solemn, towering stakes
 
In their aegis, I was remold
And arrived at, a blessed threshold
Given access,  to ‘spiritual world’
Allah’s rewards are, sure manifold
 
O’my Shuyookh I am so thankful
For all your help I am grateful
 This book provides a brief account of his life and works.  An interesting read for all sincere Ahle Sunnah.
 

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LINEAGE

 

Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was the direct descendant of Khalifa-e-Rashid, Amir al-Momineen, Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddique (رضئ الله تعالی عنه).  In twenty ninth generation, his lineage meets with Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddique (رضئ الله تعالی عنه) from father's side. 

 

ANCESTORS
 
The ancestors of Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) lived in Hyderabad, Deccan for over 200 years.  Before that, it is reported that they lived in Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India. 
 
It is reported that his great grandfather Abdul Gafoor Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was a well known Shaikh of Quadriya order.  He lived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.  He asked his son Abdul Quader Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) to migrate to Deccan (South India).
 
Abdul Quadar (رحمة الله عليه)  reached Aurangabad  at a time when Asif Jah II, Mir Nizam Ali Khan, was the ruler of Hyderabad State.   At that time, Aurangabad was the Capital of Hyderabad Deccan.  His hard work earned him the title of 'Mohiuddin Daula Nawab Quader Khan' from the ruler.  He died at the age of 80 in 1774 AD.
 
Mohammad Ali Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), the son of Abdul Quadar Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) migrated from Aurangabad to Hyderabad along with Nizam Asif Jah II when the Capital of the State was changed to Hyderabad.  In Hyderabad he lived in the company of Sufi Shaikhji Hali (رحمة الله عليه). 
 
Mohammad Fadhlullah Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), the son of Mohammad Ali Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was born in 1812 AD.  He memorized Quran and  took baya in Naqshbandi order.   He was later appointed as Chief Justice in Hyderabad State.  He died in 1866 AD.   
 
Mohammad Fadhlullah Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه), had 6 sons and 4 daughters.  His second son's name was Abdul Quadar Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) who was born in 1835 AD.  He was very learned scholar and wrote many books.  He took baya on the hands of Shah Sa'adullah (رحمة الله عليه) and received Khilafah from Shah Abdulgani Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (رحمة الله عليه), the son of Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehelwi (رحمة الله عليه).  He was also appointed as Chief Justice of Hyderabad State.
 
Abdul Quadar Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) married the daughter of Hadhrat Mir Parwarish Ali Badshah Hussaini Quadri (رحمة الله عليه) who lived in Quazipura area in Hyderabad. Shaikh Mohammad Siddique Mahboob Allah Quadri (رحمة الله عليه) was the son of Hadhrat Mir Parwarish Ali Badsha Hussaini Quadri (رحمة الله عليه).  
 
Abdul Quadar Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) had two sons and one daughter. Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was the elder son.  And Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) was son of Hadhrat Mohammad Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه).

 

BLESSED BIRTH

Shaik Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليهwas born on October 21, 1909, corresponding to Shawwal 6, 1327 AH. 

 

EDUCATION

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 spiritual training and tazkia 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.

 

Hadhrat Mir Momin Ali Quadri (رحمتہ اللہ علیہ)

Hadhrat Hussain Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة الله عليه) and Hadhrat Mir Momin Ali Quadri (رحمة لله عليه), my  father were great friends. Hadhrat Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله عليه) was 10 years older than Shaikh Momin Ali Quadri (رحمة لله عليه). 

  

 

 

 

My picture with Shaikh Shujauddin Siddiqui (رحمة لله علىـہ) in 1996. 

 

  

CLICK HERE to see more pictures of the Shaikh. 

 

SPIRITUAL EMINENCE

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 (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) 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. 

 

SPIRITUAL CHAIN  

(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)

 

DEATH

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.

 


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.

 

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