Hazrat Syed Imam Ali Shah al-Hasni al-Hussaini Balapur Hyderabad r.a

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The land of deccan was honoured with so many pious personalities and who did come here and settled down there. In the land of Deccan a large number of pious persons  were resting. For this reason with the Muslims of Hyderabad there is too much faith (eman) spirit in them compared to the Muslim of other state of India and other countries. Among the famous pious personalities Hazrat Imam Ali shah Quaderi is among them. His genealogical link is connected with Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Quader Jilani of Baghdad. Upon the death of his father the Qutub (highest cadre in spiritual pivot at axis) of his time by leaving all his worldly property and belonging  and with the knowledge which he got from the inheritance of his father he was migrated to Hyderabad.

     When he visited the mosque in Kasaratta  in Chowk  area  of Hyderabad for the performing prayer there. Then at that time Qutub of Deccan Syed Yousuf Akbar Sarmast  was seeing him and said “ Imam Ali Shah he was waiting for him. There are the lamp and oil and  wick are available there and he  was having order only to  make light  it.”

     After the morning prayer Hazrat Imam Ali Shah was brought the beef skin stew and buns for his breakfast and  presented  these food items before him. As per tradition it is known that Hazrat Akbar Sarmast was mixed the bun in the beef skin stew and gave two morsel to Hazrat Imam Ali Shah and asked him to eat. At that time the father of Akbar Sarmast was also present there. He told his father “ Oh : dear father there is an order of the Allah’s last prophet to hand over the post of Qutub  of Deccan to Imam Ali Shah.”

    In this way his fame and name was begun in the city of Hyderabad so he went to Balapur village and  he was settled down in the cave of the mountain there. There he engaged himself in the worship of Allah and in his daily recitals there. Due to his saintliness the impression of his fingers was transformed on the mountain.

   Due to the effect of his worships and mystical exercises the Jinns  used to take lessons  from him on the mountain which is situated before the cave. Once  the devotees  and disciples while in his search  arrived the cave and they have watched that he was busy in his worship and around him at that time many snakes  were available there and who were covering him from all sides. So for this reason the people were worried and upset with this matter. They tried to run towards the  snakes to kill them . Due to this situation the snakes also  were also run towards the people to bite them. So Hazrat Imam Ali Shah was given the order  to the snakes not to bite the people. He also told the people not to kill the snakes. Still in the land of Balapur village the snakes don’t bite the mankind and this is  belongs to his live miracle.

Miracles.

     Here we are mentioned some of his famous miracles which are as follows.

    1.One of his disciple Mufti Hafiz Waliullah who used to be in his service and who also love him very much. So while watching his sincere service the sheikh was prayed in his favour and due to his supplication there are Hafiz (Quran conner) persons are available in his all seven generations.That family is still living in Hyderabad city.In their fifth generation the following Hafiz persons are available and their details are mentioned as follows and also some other Hafiz persons are available.

1.Mufti Hafiz Waliullah

2.Hafiz Mohammed Ahmed

3.Hafiz Mohamed Rizwan

4.Hafiz Mohamed Ahmed

5.Hafiz Abudulla

    2.His famous disciple Qaism Saheb of Tadanwale  is well known in the twin cities. Once he was living in very poor condition and passing  through worse economic conditions  but he was  his sincere devotee and once he was requested the sheikh for the enhancement of sources of sustenance. So the sheikh was given him one leave of plant and told him “ To go and in Your seven generation many people will become Hakim (doctor) and all of them will become famous and well known in this field.” Even today this practice has continued in their family and this family has become well known  and respectable for their practices of Hakim (doctor) in the twin cities and in the other places.

      Due to hard endeavours on his hand a large number of non-believers were accepted the religion of Islam. The old graveyard of  Balapur village belongs to his disciple and devotees who were accepted the religion of Islam on his hand and were buried  in this graveyard.

The  two names of son are as follows.

1.Hazrat Sheruddin Quaderi

2.Najaf Ali Shah Hasni Hussaini

   As per one tradition on 25th Safar on the Wednesday he was told his maid that “ Today he goes to meet his Lord. After today she will not see him again”. Then the maid told him “ Hazrat does not go today as today is Wednesday so the people of the village will hurt her that her peer (master) is left this world on Wednesday.” Then he told her that “ All days belongs to Allah. Go I have accepted your talk.” He left this world on 26th Safar on the Thursday.

The Urs  (death anniversary).

    On this day people from various walks of life, irrespective of caste and creed, assemble to celebrate the Urs (death anniversary) which takes place on the 26th Safar of Muslim calendar at the famous Hazrat Imam Ali Shah shrine (Dargah)  in Balapur village every year on the grand scale under the supervision of the shrine custodian Hazrat Rasheed Mohiuddin Hussaini Quaderi. Several hundred thousand devotees from near and far, irrespective of religion and beliefs, gather  there to seek blessings. On this day  the Sandal  ceremony which is  started every  year  from the cave and in which the custodian and his four sons and all other members of his family participated in this ceremony and also they organized it well on the grand scale.

    After  this the following meetings are  held in connection of the annual Urs (death anniversary) programmes.

1.The meeting of Faizan (favour) Auliya (pious persons)

2.The meeting of  Mehfil Naat  (encomium on the holy prophet)

3.The Natiya (encomium on the holy prophet ) and Munqabati (eulogy of the prophet’s companions or relations ) meeting will be held at the shrine building in which learned person used to give biographical details of Allah’s pious persons and in which  several hundred thousand devotees from near and far, irrespective of religion and beliefs, gather  there to hear the above details.

    On 27th Safar  in the shrine area the ceremony of  the Qatam Quran (recitation of the whole of the holy Quran) is celebrated.

    On 28th Safar  the meeting of Samah (ecstasy) is organized and after Maghreb prayer the lights are illuminated on the shrine building and on the mausoleum of the sheikh.   

    Not only Urs (death anniversary) but on every Thursday   several hundred thousand devotees from near and far, irrespective of religion and beliefs, gather  there to seek blessings.

Conclusion.

    To write about this great  Sufi saint   is not only it is difficult and but it is very hard task as he was not only a great pious personality of his time in the area of the Deccan (South India)  but he was also a great  preacher of Islamic religion so in brief he was Qu’tub (highest cadre in spiritual pivot at axis) of his time in the Deccan region.

    For a long time he was engaged in religious discourses, sermons, and spiritual training of the people and he  did also many great endeavours for the preaching and propagation work of Islam in Deccan  (South India) and around this region and there was no such personality during  his time.

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