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RIP Shah Saeed Ahmad Raipuri

LUBP offers its deepest condolences on the sad demise of Shah Saeed Ahmad Raipuri, a leading Islamic (Deobandi) scholar of progressive leanings.

Shah Saeed Ahmed Raipuri was a key proponent of the ideology and teachings of Shah Waliullah. As a revolutionary leader, his ideas may be described as Islamic socialist; he wanted to present a progressive image of Islam as a solution to all human problems including those related to class and economic inequalities. He was patron in chief of Rahimia Institute.

He parted ways with the Jamaat-e-Ulama-Islami after their alliance with the Jamaat-e-Islami in 1977. He was a harsh critic of Afghan proxy war and opposed those who issued Fatwas (religious decrees) for it. He also criticised aiding and promoting militancy in Kashmir. His famous quote, “Pakistan negotiations se haasil kiya aur Kashmir ko jang se azaad karana chahtey ho, kuch khuda ka khauf karo” (Loose translation: “Pakistan came into being due to political struggle and negotiations, why resort to violent Jihad for Kashmir?”) — (reported by Ali Arqam)

Spiritual heir of Khanquah-e-Rahimia Raipur, India and a contemporary authority of Shah Waliullah’s thought, Shah Saeed Ahmed Raipuri left this world for his eternal abode on September 26, 2012. He was among prominent disciples of Maulana Shah Ilyas Dehalvi, founder of Tableeghi Jama’at and Shaikh-ul-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariya. Rising above practical politics, on the basis of the thought of Shah Waliullah, Maulana Mahmood Hassan, Shah Abdul Qadir Raipuri, Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi and Maulana Hussain Ahmed Madni, he established JTI in 1967, Tanzeem Fikr-e-Waliullahi in 1987 and Rahimia Institute of Quranic Science in 2000 with which thousands of youth are now associated. These youngsters learn about Islam by rising above extremism and sectarianism.

The funeral prayers of Hazrat-e-Aqdas will be offered at 2:30 pm on September 27, 2012 in Lahore.

http://www.rahimia.org/news/patron-chief-rahimia-institute-leaves-world-his-eternal-abode

He was an incomparable Muslim Sufi, scholar and thinker, known was known for Islamic reformist, revolutionary and progressive ideology. Here are some of his own quotes and favourite quotes (reported by M. Shahid):

HIS FAVOURITE QUOTES

All human beings are Allah’s family. He loves him more who is more beneficial for His family. Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him)

On the Day of Judgment, I will be against him who got his work done by a labourer yet denied him full wages. Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A society can survive with Kufr but cannot survive with tyranny. Hazrat Ali (R.A)

The reason for poverty and hunger is not the scarcity of resources, but their unjust distribution. Shah Waliullah

The Holy Quran guides human societies towards an exalted collective existence. Imam Ubaidullah Sindhi

The objective of the Quran is to establish a just society. Imam Ubaidullah Sindhi

HIS OWN QUOTES

If rulers are unworthy and rights of humanity violated, then work for a revolution to offset decadence.

Allah ordered the Prophet (peace be upon him) to eradicate tyranny from society, to help oppressed people, and to free all people of the world from oppression and injustice.

The purpose and ideology of the Quran is to worship Allah and eradicate injustice from this world and give freedom to the oppressed. It is the divine order of the Quran to eradicate poverty, establish peace, and put an end to an environment of war and fighting. It is the divine order of the Quran to fulfil the rights of your wives, children, parents, brothers and sisters, relatives, and neighbours. And going even further, the Quran enjoins upon us to fulfil the rights of all humanity.

Namaz was supposed to create Walis. Instead, nowadays, we see that the traits of people offering the same Namaz are that of tyrants and evil doers.

Allah says that Namaz is my right and I can forgive my right. But lying, slandering, harming others – these are the rights of the men (Haqooq-ul-Ibad).

If rulers are unworthy and rights of humanity violated, then work for a revolution to offset decadence.

The following excerpt from Professor Tahir Kamran’s article throws some light on the Islamic Deobandi movement of which Shah Shaeed Ahmed Raipuri was an important part.

In the early twentieth century, Abdul Rahim Raipuri (1853-1919), a Naqshbandi pir and Maulana Ashraf Thanvi wielded considerable influence in the Punjab. Abdul Rahim Raipuri was born in Tigri, a town in Ambala district. He, therefore, may be considered as the earliest Deobandi alim with Punjabi background. However, he spent most of his life in Ganga-Yumna valley, working on different positions in various madaris like Mazahir ul Ulum Sahranpur and Delhi. Many of his successors like Shah Abdul Qadir Raipuri, Shah Abdul Aziz Raipuri and Saeed Ahmed Raipuri set up madaris in Lahore and Sargodha by the name of Idara Rahimia Ulum-i-Qurania. 37 The network of Nizam ul Madaris ur Rahimia is very extensive; innumerable madaris affiliated with it through out Pakistan.38 Unlike other Deobandi groups, its denomination disproves violence and organizes peaceful protest movements.

Notes:
37 Raipur is a small town near Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) where Shah Abdul Rahim Raipur established Khanqah-i-Aliya Rahimia Raipur which, later on, became one of the leading centres of Deobandi learning. Shah Saeed Ahmed Raipuri, the fourth Sheikh after Abdul Rahim, replicated it in Lahore by the name of Idara Rahimia Ulum-i-Qurania in 2001. See for details Mufti Abdul Khaliq Azad, Mashaikh-i-Raipur: Khanqah-i-Aliya Rahimia Raipur aur mashaikh Raipur ka taaruf (Lahore: Dar ul Tehqiq wal Ishaat, 2006), p.199.
38 Ibid,p.198.

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  • Allah talla Hazarat Aqdas ko janat mein jagah de aur humein is ke mission ko complete karne ke laye himat aur hosila de. AAMIN

  • Hazrat Aqdas Shah Saeed Ahmad Raipuri was the great revolutionry leader of this age.Allah tala Hazrat Aqdas ko janat ul firdous ata farmayen aur tamam followers ko sabre jameel ata farmayen. ameen

  • if we love him we should do more efforts and should prepare ourselves for coming circumstances. He spent his whole life for us so we should move forward his mission to prove ourselves his lovers….peshawar

  • for hazrat aqds raipuri

    me tara pakistni ho,
    me mathi hindostani ho,
    me donya bar ka raja ho,
    par apne qom ka khadim ho,

    ye aml se jo darte hay,
    or bat neki k karte hay,
    me in se tora largic ho,
    par per b in ka saya ho.

    peshawar

  • inna lilla he wa inna ilaehe rajaeoon..Allah (SWT)hazrat aqdas ki magfrat karay aur unko jannat main alaa muqam ata farmaye,,ameen

  • hazrat ke inteqaal ke baad hum yateem mehsos karte hain.. unki mohabbat aur duaen hamesha hamare shmile haal rehti thi.. allah taala hazrat ki magfirat farmae aur jannat ul firdos main aala maqam ata farmae…aamen.. unke aijza aur aqarib wa murideen ko sbre jameel ata farmai.. alla taala hamara aur hamre ghar walon ka taalluq hamesha unke sisile se qayam rakhe hamen unke raste par chalne ki taufeq ata farmai.. hazrat mufti abdul khaliq azad ki sar parasti aur reh numai hamare sath jari rakhe..ameen

  • he was a hope for us .he was a lagend and unique leader.who showed us the real face of islam.God bless him with heaven ameen

  • Hazrat Aqdas Shah Saeed Ahmad Raipuri was the great leader. Allah tala Hazrat-e-Aqdas ko janat ul firdous main Aaalaaa Maqaaam Ataaa farmaay .
    Aur hamara taluq Hazrat k Silslay say Qaim Rakhnay ki Tofeeq Ataaa farmay
    “Ameeeen”

  • Aay Allah, Hazrat e Aqdas ko Aala Illyeen maen aala maqam ata farma, ameen.
    insaniat sy mohabat bila lihaz rang, nasal, mazhab aur geografiai hadood k, sikhany waly,
    Shaoor deny waly azeem leader hum sy juda ho gy. Muhabaton bhara soraj ghroob ho gya,
    Ik shakhs sari duniya ko wiran kr gya.
    Ina lillah hi wa ina illahi rajioon..

  • Silsila Alia Rahimia Qadiria Azizia Raipur Sharif kai matwaseleen kay lia yai andohnak khabar dillon ko intihai malool kar gai kay Hamaray payaara Hazrat Aqdas Shah Saeed Ahmad Raipuri (R.A) apney khaliq kai haqiqi say ja millay. Aap ka khalla na pur honney wala hai. Aap ki saari zindagi mashalay rah ha. Ina lillah hi wa ina illahi rajioon.. Allah ham tamam doostun ko aap kay Insanniat doost fikr per puri istekamat kai saith kam karnain ki tofeeq atta farmai. Ameen

  • Hazrat Aqdes ki judaie ka sdmay ur ,ghem ka izhar alfaz k zariya namumkin ha agar soraj ko asa ghem ka samna hota to uski roshni tariki ma badal jati. ham hazrat sy purumeed han ki MALA E AALA or hazeeratul qudus ki tawajju hamari taraf mabzool kerny ma kamiyab hongy. INNALILAHI WINNAILYHI RAJIAOON

  • AAH, HAZRAT SHAH SAEED AHMAD RAIPURI. HAZRAT Aqdas Shah SAEED Ahmad Raipuri, a great leader. A leader in fact who rules in the hearts of youngsters. He gave us the basic ideology of revolution. He spent his whole life for us so we should move forward his mission. He said “If rulers are unworthy and rights of humanity violated, then work for a revolution to offset decadence”

  • May Allah shower his blessings on the late.Hazrat e Aqdas were real leader of the era.His movement is realy unique in the world.ALLAH TALLA un k drjaat buland kre aur hamen un mission pr qayem rkhe.Aameen.

  • Hazrat shah said ahmad raipuri made the allice was not with jumat-e-islami that was jameat aulama-e-islam, coze he consider them the successurs of shekh-ul-hind ( jameate ulama-e-hind). . .
    I request the auther plz correct the statment .

  • hazrat bhot azeem insan ty,inho ne bhot qurbania di ha,lekn hazrat-e-aqdas aj b hmary dilon me zinda ha.
    ALLAH unk Qabar ko manowar fermai.AMEEN
    apk jamat ka khadim banda fazal rehman

  • HAZRAT SHAH SAEED AHMED RAIPURI JESAY INSAN IS ZULAM K NEZAM MAE
    ALLAH KE TERF SAY GUJNU KE TERA HOTAY HAN JO LOGON KO SAHI RASTA DEKA K GAIB HO JATAY HAN
    ALLAH UN K DARGAT BULAND KERAY AAMIN

  • HAZRAT AQDAS SHAH SAEED AHMED RAIPURI was a great leader in the world , HE gave awareness to the yuongestrs against the tyrany and to help the oppressed people.He gave revolutionary idealogy and real face of Islam.
    HE said;
    “Allah ordered the Prophet (peace be upon him) to eradicate tyranny from society, to help oppressed people, and to free all people of the world from oppression and injustice”.

  • HAZRAT E AQDAS SHAH SAEED AHMED RAIPURI Ek Jamaat aur Ek Fikar Ka Naam Hai Jin ki Judai Aj k Nojawano k liye ek Almiya Hai…

  • assalamuallaykum allah jallah jallalahoo mri aur tamam bazurgane deo bund ki hifazat karay aur apnay din ka kam leta rahey aur jo bazurgan-e- deobund wisal pa gay myjhey aur sare immat ko un ke naqshe qadam per chalney ki tAUFEEQ DA AMEEN HARATE AQDAS NE APNAFARZ PURA KIA DIN BUHAT KHIDMAT KI SARI UMER DIN KO DEE HUMEN BHI UN KAY NAQSHE QADAM AUR TALEEMAT PAR CHALNA CHAHIYA K ISI ME HUM SUB KI BHALAI HA HAZRATE ALA AQDAS BARI MILANSAR TABEEAT KA MALIK HOY HEN APNI DUA MEN HUMEN BHI SUB YAD RAKHKHEN ASSALAAMUALAYKUM

  • Assalam u Alaikum to All
    Hazrat Aqdas was a greate leader in present iime.
    He loves to all huminity and trained to new genration for revolution.
    New Generation will be came revolution in Pakistan on principle of justice.
    Allah Pak Hazrat Aqdas ko pyare Aaqa Hazrat Mohammad Mustufa Salallaho Alaohe Wasallam or Sahaba-e-karaam or unki ittiba krne wali jamat ki sohbat mohabbat or Jannat me Ala makam nasib ata farmaye.
    Ameem summa Ameen.

  • His greatest achievement has been the establishment of Rahimia Institute, a negotiating space that has the potential to bridge innumerable binaries which remain a curse for our society. He traced creation of these binaries: deen/dunya, mullah/gentleman, etc to the colonial era. He was a true hero with a brave heart and a clear, deep-seeing eye. May his soul rest in peace and his memories continue to encourage his team working on his mission.

  • skon ki jis ko tlash hy wo apny ap ko rohani or jismani tor pr khankah rahimia k spord kr dy

  • Hazrat u Aqdus play a dynamic role to introduce the real roll of islam among the young genration specially they creat awearness among the young genration that they can analize among right and wrong driction of the society and under stand captelistic roll play in the world for their own ecnomic benifits

  • AALAH TALAH , HAZRAT AQDAS K DERJAT BULAND FERMAEY. AUD HM KO UN K MISSION KO PURA KRNY KI HIMAT AUR HOSLA DY. AAAMEEEN.

  • Allah Ta”ala Hazrat Aqdas Ko apnay Jawar-e-Rehmat main jaga day. ( Aameen). Aour un k mission ko paya-e-takmeel tak pohnchany main hamari madad keray. (Aameen)

  • Hazrat Aqdas Shah Saeed Ahmad Raipuri was the great revolutionary leader of this age.Allah tala Hazrat Aqdas ko janat ul firdous ata farmayen aur tamam followers ko sabre jameel ata farmayen. ameen.

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