Niaz Ahmed Sahab (Sajjada Hasni Miyan, Khwaja Qutub)
From his father's side the lineage goes to Ali and from his
mother's side it goes to Fatimah Zahra. He was an Alvi from
his paternal and his mother was Rizvi Syed.
grandfathers belonged to the royal family of Bukhara (present
day Uzbekistan). Among his great grandfathers Shah Ayaat-ul-lah
Alvi left the sultanate and settled in Multan (Punjab province
of present day Pakistan). His grandson Azmatullah Alvi came
to Sirhind (Punjab,India), his son Elahi Shah Muhammad Rahmat-ul-lah
later came and settled in Delhi. He was the father of Niyaz.
He was appointed Chief Justice in Delhi. He earned the title
of "Hakim-e-Elahi". Shah Niyaz was born in Sirhind
and came to Delhi with his father.
Name was Bibi Ladoo but was famous by the name of Hazrat Bibi
Garib Nawaz. She was daughter of Syed Maulana Sa'id-ud-din,
who traced his descent from Musa al-Kazim. He was a spiritual
caliph of Kalim-ul-lah of Shahjahanabad (Delhi). She was herself
a spiritual lady. Her spiritual teacher Shah Mohi-ud-din Diyasanami/Giyasnami
inducted her twice in Qadria order of Sufism, the reason for
making her a disciple for the second time was that, as he said,
he was actually making the child in her womb (Niyaz) his disciple.
His primary education started at home under the guidance of
his maternal grandfather Sa'id-ud-din. He got higher education
from Madarsa Faqriya, Delhi which was equivalent to a college
at that time. He completed his education including Quran, Hadis
, Tafseer, Fiqh at the age of 15. He was awarded the degree
of Farighut-tahsil after 3 days of questioning by various scholars.
He then became a teacher there. He later became the principal
of the madarsa.
in Sufi Order
Shah Niyaz inherited spiritual qualities from his parents, particularly
from his mother from childhood.
gave him in the care of Sayed Faqruddin Muhammad Dehalvi who
is famous by the name Maulana Faqr-e-paak/Fakr-e-Zahaan who
later made Shah Niyaz his spiritual disciple. He used to call
him Miyan. Faqr-e-paak deputed Niyaz to Bareilly (Uttarpradesh,
India) to carry out the work of the order.
inducted in Qadri order by Abdullah Baghdadi, who was direct
descendent of Gausul Aazam. The incidence is such that one day
Fakre Paak told that in his dream Ghaus Paak has introduced
him to a certain person (closely related to him) who would be
sent to initiate Niyaz as his disciple and Fakre Paak should
have him accepted by the person. After six days Fakre Paak told
one day that Ghaus Paak has told him that the person has reached
Delhi. Fakre Paak placed a tray full of sweets on his head and
holding the hand of Niyaz went to Jama Masjid Delhi, where the
person (Abdullah Baghdadi) was staying. Hazrat Fakre Paak recognized
Abdullah Baghdadi at once and placed the tray in front of him.
Niyaz was accepted by Abdullah Baghdadi as his spiritual desciple
in front of huge crowd in the arch of Jama Masjid.
also received spiritual blessings from other saints of other
sufi orders. In brief it can be put that he was initiated in
Qadri order by Syed Abdullah Baghdadi and Mohi-ud-din Diyasnami
, in Chisti-Nizami order by Fakr-e-Jahaan and Said-ud-din, in
Suharwardi order by Fakr-e-Jahaan, and in Chisti-Sabri-Naqshbandi
order from Shah Rahmat-ul-lah.
order he established is known as the Niyazi Silsila.
He was married with the daughter of Abdullah Baghdadi who died
after some year. He had two sons, Shah Nizam-ud-din Husain and
Shah Nasir-ud-din, from his second wife.
is in Bareilly (Uttar pradesh, India). His urs (death anniversary)
is celebrated annually in traditional way which is attended
by huge crowd.
His eldest son Nizamuddin Hussain was his premier khalifa and
successor. He had lot of other caliphs, in which some prominent
are-Syed Muhammed Sani of Badakshan, Maulvi Abdul Latif of Samarkand,
Maulvi Nemat-ul-lah of Kabul, Maulvi Yar Muhammed of Kabul,
Mulla jan Muhammed of Kabul, Maulana waz Muhammed of Badakshan,
Maulvi Muhammed Husain of Mecca and Mirza Asad-ul-lah Beg of
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Khanqahe Niazia, 100, Khuwaja Qutubm Bareilly - 243003
Tel : 0091- 581 - 2453252, 0091- 581 - 2474174
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