A brief overview
by [Moulana] Fazl Mahmood Falaahi [Saheb]
Hazrat Moulana Shaah Wasiyyullaah Saheb (قدّس سرّه ).
Fatahpur Taal Narjaa, district of Mau.
Date of birth:
1312 AH, corresponding with 1895 CE.
Memorised the Quraan-e-Kareem in Fatahpur Taal Narjaa. Studied the initial years of Arabic and Persian in Kaanpur. Completed his tertiary education of Fiqh, Hadith and Tafseer etc. at Jamiah Islamiah Deoband. Completed his formal studies in 1336 AH.
Tasawwuf, Ihsaan and Sulook:
While studying in Deoband he had an islaahi relationship with Shaykhul-Hind, Hazrat Moulana Mahmoodul-Hasan Saheb Deobandi and would also attend his majaalis. Following the imprisonment of Hazrat Shaykhul-Hind on the island of Malta, he formed an islaahi relationship and became bay’at to Mujaddid-e-Millat, Hakeemul-Ummat, Hazrat Thaanwi . After he completed his formal studies he dedicated himself solely to the khaanqah of Moulana Thaanwi for islaah. Hakeemul-Ummat , upon seeing his potential and spiritual proficiency, and as a result of extreme reliance on him, gave him ijaazat and khilaafat.
Services to the Deen and Achievements:
He compiled all the sayings and the biography of his Shaykh and mentor, started a khaanqah in his hometown and also expanded the masjid, laid the foundation of Madrasah Wasiyyatul-‘Uloom in Gor Khoor. He also started Madrasah Wasiyyatul-‘Uloom and a khaanqah in Ilahabad. He started a magazine called “Ma’rifat-e-Haqq” and busied himself in the dissemination of Deeni ‘uloom such as Fiqh, Hadith and Tafseer. He would also travel far and wide for purposes of islaah and tableegh.
Distinctions, characteristics & praiseworthy qualities:
He would constantly turn to Allah , was always very conscious of the Aakhirah, had extreme firmness and conviction in du’aa and was very particular about it. He was particularly enthusiastic about reviving the Sunnah and was very concerned about promoting Deen. He
showed great interest in the recitation of the Quraan-e-Kareem. He was the student of the Muhaddith of Kashmir1 , was blessed with the company of Hakeemul-Ummat Thaanwi and, instead of being buried in the warm embrace of the grave, he was laid to rest at sea.
پھول کیا ڈالوگے تربت پر ميرى
خاک بھی تم سے نہ ڈالى جاۓ گی
What flowers will you throw over my grave?
You won’t even be able to throw sand!
21 Sha’baan 1387 AH, corresponding with 24 November 1967.
ہزاروں سال نرگس اپنی بے نورى پہ روتى ہے
بڑى مشكل سے ہوتا ہے چمن ميں ديده ور پیدا
The Narcissus cries
over its lack of beauty for thousands of years.
It is very difficult to find
someone in the garden who has seen it.
1 Allaamah Anwar Shaah Kashmiri .