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Monday, 31 August 2009 21:41

Ramzan 10- Bahr-e-Aam, Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Tashreefullah RA (Jalgaun, Jamood)

Ramzan 11- URS, Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Tashreefullah RA (Jalgaun, Jamood)


This humble article is dedicated to ‘Allamatul Asar’ Asad-Ul-Ulema’ Peer-O-Murshid Hz Moulana Miyan Abu Sayeed Syed Mahmood Sahab Tashreefullahi RA alias ‘Murshid Miyan Sahab’ of Kachiguda (founder General Secretary ‘The Majlis-E-Ulema- E-Mehdavia- E-Hind’ and the erstwhile ‘Darsgah Jaanashinan- E-Sajjadegan- E-Mehdavia’.


His eldest son Hz Peer-O-Murshid Moulana Abulfatah Syed Nusrat Sahab Qibla Tashreefullahi establishd the first ever Mahdavia Dairah outside the Indian sub-conteninent in Chicago , USA  in 2016. He has been serving the Mahdavia community in North America since 1990.  The Grand children Ilyas Syed and Syed Noor Mohammed established the Chicago (US) based famous website of Mehdavia community www.mahdavia.com in his memory for propagating the teachings and practices of Imamuna AS, providing religious literature, community news and important events along with Moon sighting etc through this website and twitter. Hz Peer-O-Murshid Moulana Syed Sarfaraz Mehdi Sahab of Kachiguda is also one of the Grandsons.


Concise Biography of Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Sharif ‘Tashreefullah’ RA


His Birth:

Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Sharif Tashreefullah RA was a very pious and saintly personality. His birth was recorded as a blessing on the entire Daira of Hz Bandagi Miyan RZ, on this night 2 rakats of Prayers are offered every year, and Allah blessed the inmates of his Daira with his faiz before he passed away.


He was born on the night of 26th Zilhaj 926H. At the time of his birth his mother Bibi Aisha RZ alias Achcha Bibi Saheba RZ was in the 11th day of Starvation “Faqa”. There was not a single lamp or any oil available in the house of Bandagi Miyan Hz Syed Khundmir RZ Siddiq-e-Vilayath Shaheed (Murshid of more than 3,00,000 Mureed’s just only in Gujrath apart from other places) the Bibi’s of the Daira burnt the dried leaves, twigs and dry grass to see the infant’s face and in that light the infant was shown to Hz Bandagi Miyan RZ. Here one can imagine how the Bibi’s practiced the ‘Pardah-Hijab” and spent their lives that until the delivery nobody from outside the Daira knew about it. This is the same night of glad tidings Allah bestowed on Hz Bandagi Miyan RZ and on the inmates of his Daira and this incident is recorded in Hashia Insaf Namah by its author Hz Bandagi Miyan Vali RA bin Yusuf RZ as follows:


It is narrated that Bandagi Miyan Syed Khundmir (RZ) had severe pain in his stomach and eye while he was staying in Khanbel. Later in the night, he dreamt Allah Most High as commanding, "O Syed Khundmir, We have blessed you and all those staying in your daira tonight with coats (robes) of honour (khil'aten) and magnanimities (buzurgiyan) . Among the magnanimities is the one that We have also blessed your flesh, skin, bones and hair with (the loftiness) of perishing (fana) in Us." Next morning, when his sister Bibi Khunza Buwa (RZ) was grooming his hair. Bandagi Miyan Syed Khundmir (RZ) told her, "Give the glad tidings to all the brothers and sisters of the daira that Allah Most High had blessed them with lofty bounties and ask them to say two cycles (rak'aten) of thanks giving prayers." Then he called Bandagi Malik Ilahdad (RZ) and told him all the details of the great bounties that had been conferred on the inmates of the daira………………(truncated).


That night Allah SWT bestowed his fazal even on the unborn still developing in the mother’s womb. In the morning of 27th Hz Bandagi Miyan RZ informed his sister Bibi Khunza Buwa (RZ) and said inform one and all in the Daira about the glad tidings of Allah, and from this night of event not only the Tashreefullahi’s but all those belonging in the lineage of Hz Bandagi Miyan RZ and the Murids of these lineage offer 2 rakats of thanks giving prayer in the night between 26th and 27th Zilhaj and seek His bounties for Eeman, Najath i.e the Deedar (without going in discussion what Ibadath to do in this night). That is why this celebrated night is also called LAILATHUL EEMAN and LAILATHUL NAJATH.


Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Khundmir RZ has given many glad tidings in favour of Hz Miyan Syed Sharif RA. The most distinct of them is that he called him ‘Tashrifullah’. He also initiated him into the Order of Hz Imam Mahdi al-Mau'ood AS. Later he joined the company of Hz Bandagi Malik Ilahdad RZ with the strict observance of the conditions laid down for the companionship of the truthfuls. After the death of Hz Bandagi Malik RZ, he did not abandon the company of his mentor, Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Shihabuddin RZ. He performed his duties of companionship with zest and sincerity. After him, he joined the companionship of Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Mahmood “Syedanji Khatim-ul-Murshidee n” RZ.


When Mughal Emperor Akbar invaded Gujarat , Hz Khatimul Murshideen RZ advised his companions and followers, “Whichever brother gets a place to live in peace; he should go and settle there for the time being. But when peace returns, all of them should congregate at one place.” In short, some of the murshidin left the daira. Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Sharif RA also followed suit. But when they returned after peace was re-established, Hz Khatimul Murshideen RZ did not keep them in his company, and permitted them to set separate dairas and said, “It appears that the murshidi and the Silsilah-e-Khilafat is to be established through Bandagi Miyan Syed Sharif in the Deccan. How can this banda compel him to remain in his own company?” Then Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Tashrifullah RA migrated from Gujarat and arrived in the Deccan . He remained steadfast in following his murshid Hz Bandagi Malik Ilahdad RZ and conducted his murshidi in accordance with the highest principles of piety.


When he attained the age of 63, he breathed his last at Burhanpur near Jamood, Jalgaon on the 11th of Ramazan, 988/9 AH. He blessed the inmates of his Daira even in his passing away.


In the Daira of Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Tashreefullah RA in Jamood more than 700 Fuqara passed away due to hunger and starvation. Daily he buried dozens of fuqara in the nearby Non-Cultivable fields. When the landowners came to know about the burials in their lands they complained to the authorities. The officials came to enquire about the burials. He said dig and see the entire land if there is a single body present. They dug the entire land and were astonished not to find a single body and not even the shroud cloth was seen, he said our fuqara will not be in the graves as this servant of Allah gives this hand and Allah takes with the other hand.


After seeing this miracle many Non-Muslims became Muslims on his hands and accepted Mehdaviat and many Muslim officials and surrounding villagers also accepted Mehdaviat. At the time of his death it was exactly like that of his mother, he was in the state of starvation “Faqa” from last 11 days and was in continueous fasting ‘Roza’ in that condition on the 11th Ramzan 988H, he breathed his last, before he passed away he did the distribution ‘saviath’ of his Faiz among the inmates of the daira.


His family:

Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Sharif ‘Tashreefullah RA had three sons and two daughters.


His first son was Hz Miyan Syed Sadullah RA, he was an eminent murshid of his day.


His second son was Miyan Syed Latif RA was a majzub [a Godly person absorbed in meditation, not in full possession of his senses]. He gave up his murshidi and remained in the company of his elder brother.


His third son Miyan Syed Abdul Wahab RA became an eminent murshid of his time. He remained in full emulation of his murshid and father in the highest standards of piety.


These three sons of Hz Bandagi Miyan Syed Tashreefullah RA had a large number of descendants.


His first daughter was Bibi Syeda Ruqaiya RA who was married to Malik Piara RA, son of Malik Raja RA. His second daughter was Buwa Syeda Amat al-Karim RA who was married to Malik Salar Ahmad RA.


O Allah! Send your blessings (and the Holy Words of Yours) upon Muhammad (SAS) and the family of Muhammad (SAS), as You have send blessings upon Ibrâhim A.S and the family of Ibrâhim A.S. You are worthy of all praise, All Glorious.


O Allah! Bless Muhammad (SAS) and the family of Muhammad (SAS) as You have already blessed Ibrâhim A.S and the family of Ibrâhim A.S. You are worthy of all praise, All Glorious.


Note: I regret that the article is being truncated at many places due to its length. Every possible effort has been taken to avoid errors. To err is human and if any occurs it is due to this Khadim and I apologise for it.


Khaksar-O-Khadim, Groh-E-Mehdavia,

Taher Md. Saheb

S/o Mohammed Saheb (Vice-President Idara Tableegh-E-Mehdavia , Musheerabad 

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