His name is ‘SYED IBRAHIM’ and he is called ‘Irji’ due to affinity with Iraj. His genealogy is as follows:
“Sayyed Ibrahim Irji son of Hazrat Sayyed Moin son of Sayyed Abdul Qadir son of Sayyed Murtaza”.
He was born at the place of Iraj, hence he is called ‘Irji’.
He acquired the complete education of Shariat and Tariqat. He benefited from the great Scholars and Mashaikh of that time. He completed the traditional knowledge from Hazrat Sheikh Aleemuddin Muhaddith (quddisa sirruhu) and he completed the knowledge of ‘Tariqat’ (mystic way of life) from Hazrat Sheikh Bahauddin (quddisa sirruhu) son of Al-Junaidi and his Sheikh-e-Tariqat also wrote a treatise “Azkar-o-Ashghal” for him. Biographical writers mentioned it with the name of ‘Risala Shattaria’.
He became a Mureed of Hazrat Sheikh Bahauddin Qadri Shattari (quddisa sirruhu) and he was given the permission and Khilafat. He was the 26th Imam and Sheikh-o-Tariqat of Aliya, Qadiriyya, Barkaatia and Rizvia order.
All the historians acknowledged his excellence and elevation. Therefore, Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi (quddisa sirruhu) wrote his merits and qualities with details into his world famous book “Akhbar-ul-Akhyar”. He says, “The fact is that no one was equal to his knowledge and wisdom at that time in Delhi. His contemporaries who did not take benefit from him and did not confess his Scholarly ability, they did injustice.” It was his routine that he used to study books by secluding himself from people due to their ignorance, injustice and lack of attention and he would remain busy in their correction. A few people took advantage from him. Sufis would come to him to get Islamic sciences and arts. For the purpose of studying, he used to give the book to only those who were sincere.
He was graduates in intellectual, traditional, ritual and real knowledge and he was a great Philosopher of his time. He studied many books of every knowledge and edited them too. He used to resolve the hard issues of books in such manner that an ordinary reader would easily understand them without helping of a teacher. After his demise, lots of books were found from his library which are out of guess and in which most often books were written by his hand.
He passed away on the 5th of Rabi-al-Thani, 953 AH and his Shrine is located in the premises of Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (quddisa sirruhu) in Delhi
Aap ke waalid ka naam Hazrat Sayyed Moeen bin Sayyed Abdul Qaadir hai.
Aap ne Hazrat Shaikh Ilm-ud-deen se ta’aleem haasil ki.
Aap Hazrat Shaikh Baha-ud-deen Ansaari Qaadri rahmatullāhi alaihi (Daulatabad) ke mureed aur khalifa hain.
Aap Qaadri silsila ke shaikh hai.
Aap ke khulfa :
(1) Hazrat Nizaam-ud-deen Shaah Bhikari (Kakori),
(2) Hazrat Shaikh Rukn-ud-deen bin Abdul Quddoos,
(3) Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Azeez bin Hasan.
Ek martaba Shaikh Rukn-ud-deen bin Shaikh Abdul Quddoos Gangohi Aap ki baargaah me haazir hue aur Khwaja Qutb-ud-deen Bakhtiar Kaaki rahmatullāhi alaihi ke urs ke mauqe par dargaah par tashreef laane ke liye arz kiya. Aap ne farmaaya ‘Tum chale jaao aur ziyarat karne ke baad saahibe qabr ki roohaaniya ki taraf mutawajjeh hokar dekhna ke Khwaja Qutb-ud-deen Bakhtiar Kaaki kya farmaate hain?’
Shaikh Rukn-ud-deen Khwaja Qutb-ud-deen Bakhtiar Kaaki ke mazaar par pahunche tab mehfil e sama jaari thi. Ziyarat karne ke baad woh Hazrat ki roohaniyat ki taraf mutawajjeh hue. Itne me un ko Khwaja Qutb-ud-deen Bakhtiar Kaaki ki ziyarat naseeb hui aur Hazrat ne un se farmaaya ‘In bad-bakhto ne mera dimaag khaa liya hai aur zahen ko pareshaan kar rakha hai.’
Hazrat ka ye farmaan sunkar me Shaikh Rukn-ud-deen Hazrat Ibrāheem Irji ki khidmat me haazir hue to aap ne muskuraate hue farmaaya ‘Ab bhi aap mujh ko aisi majlis e samaa ki shirkat ke liye kahoge ya nahi?’ to unho ne arz kiya ‘Huzoor! Aap haq ki taraf hain aur aap ka us dhol taashe waali mehfil me sharik na hona munaasib hai jaisa ke mujhe roohaaniyat e Khwaja Qutb-ud-deen Bakhtiar Kaaki se ma’aloom hua.’
Aap ka wisaal 5 Rabi uṡ ṡaani 940 Hijri (October 1533 A.D.) ko hua.
Aap ka mazaar Delhi me Hazrat Khwaja Nizaam-ud-deen Auliya ke mazaar rahmatullāhi alaihi ke saamne hai.
ALLĀH ta’ala us ke Habeeb sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ke sadqe me
Aur Hazrat Shaikh Sayyed Ibrāheem Irji rahmatullāhi alaihi aur tamaam Auliya Allah aur Ahle bait ke waseele se
Sab ko mukammal ishqe Rasool ata farmae aur Sab ke Eimaan ki hifazat farmae aur Sab ko nek amal karne ki taufiq ata farmae.
Aur Sab ko dunya wa aakhirat me kaamyabi ata farmae aur Sab ki nek jaa’iz murado ko puri farmae.