Hadhrat Mauláná Muhammad Masíhulláh Khán Sáhib رحمة الله عليه was born in Sarai Barlah in the district of Aligarh in the year 1329 or1330 H. Hadhrat’s رحمة الله عليه lineage is linked to the noble Sharwání family of landed nobility and, being linked to Sayyid Hussain Ghaurí رحمة الله عليه, the lineage is also Sayyid. Hadhrat رحمة الله عليه attended the local government school up to standard six, but did not continue with his secular education, rather preferring to study Dín which he studied initially in his hometown and, thereafter, completing his studies in Deoband. Hadhrat رحمة الله عليه became bai’at to Hadhrat Ashraf Alí Thánwí رحمة الله عليه, from whom Hadhrat رحمة الله عليه received his Khiláfat. This was in the same year that Hadhrat رحمة الله عليه qualified from Deoband. Hadhrat Ashraf Alí Thánwí رحمة الله عليه stationed Hadhrat رحمة الله عليه in Jalálábád, where Hadhrat رحمة الله عليه established the madrasah, Miftáhul-Ulúm, and a khánqáh where sálikín stayed for their self-rectification. Hadhrat رحمة الله عليه passed away in Jalálábád on the 17th Jamádul-Ulá 1413 A.H., corresponding to the 14th November 1992.