The ancestors of AlaHazrat Imam Ahmad Raza belonged to Qandhar,
Afghanistan, the Barhaich Pathan tribe. Among his
forefathers Hazrat Sayeedullah Khan came India along with
Nadirshah who invaded India in 1739 (Aasarus-Sandeed).
Nadir Shah returned back but Hazrat Sayeedullah Khan stayed in
India. Sultan Muhammad Shah appointed him as the commander of
six thousand soldiers in Royal Army. He was given the title of
"Shuja'at Jang Bahadur"
Sa'adat yar Khan, the elder son of Hazrat Sayeedullah Khan was
the Revenue Minister of Sultan Muhammad Shah. Sultan granted
him a land in Budaun.
Sa'adat yar Khan's elder son Hazrat Muhammad Azam Khan was
also attached with the Royal court but after a few years he
terminated himself from Royal services entered the field
of mysticism. He had taken up abode in Bareilly, in the
Mohalla Biharipur Memaran. He died in Bareilly & was
burried in the grave yard of Biharipur,
Hafiz Kazim Ali Khan, the elder son of Hazrat
Azam Khan was the collector of Budaun He was awarded Jageer
(land grant) in the village 'Kartauli' of Budaun
about 36 Km away from Bareilly. This land remained under
possession of the family of Imam Ahmad Raza till
1978. Hafiz Kazim Ali Khan was the disciple of Maulana Anwarul
Haque firangimahli (d 1236 A.H.) Anwarul Haque firangimahli
was the teacher of Imam Ahmad Raza's saintly guide
shah Aale Rasool Marahravi. Hafiz Kazim Ali Khan had been
holding Milad celebration every year on 12th Rabiul-Auwal.
This is still continued in this
Maulana Raza Ali Khan was the elder son of Hafiz
Kazim Ali Khan. He was born in Bareilly in 1224 A. H &
died in 1286 A.H. He was a great Alim, jurist, Mufti, writer,
speaker and dialection.
He devoted himself for the
Service of Din-o-Millat. He
caused to write the refutation of Ismail Dehalvi's TAQWIATUL
IMAN by his
disciple Malik Muhammad Ali Khan entitled
with 'Tashee-he-Taqwiatul Iman Radde-Taqwiatul Iman.
All the ulama of Bareilly verified this book. Its
manuscript is safe in 'Raza Library' Rampur under no 32/7579
After the martyrdom of Nawab Hafiz Rahmat Khan, Rohilkhand
territory came under possession of Shujaud-Daula and his son
Asifud-Daula. They began to give rise to Rafzite' (a Shi'ite
dissenting sect). Maulana Raza Ali Khan also refuted this
non-Islamic sect and secured the beliefs of Muslims.
He wrote the sermons of "Juma, Idul-Fitr
& Ide-Adha'in Arabic. His disciple Maulana
Muhammad Hasan Ilmi collected them & Compiled his verifed
urdu sermons as a book named "Khutbate Ilmi" This book
is very much popular in Sunni circles of India and Pakistan.
Maulana Raza Ali Khan was anti British & a freedom
fighter. He verified the fatwa of Jehad' against British Govt.
Maulana Naqi Ali Khan was the son of Maulana Raza Ali Khan.
Maulana Naqi Ali Khan (Birth-1246 A.H.-Demise:- 1297 AH) had
(1) Imam Ahmad Raza Khan
(2) Maulana Hasan Raza
(3) Maulana Muhammad Raza Ali Khan.
Maulana Hasan Raza
Khan was an Alim, mystic & poet.
Maulana Muhammad Raza
Khan was an Alim & Mufti.
Maulana Naqi Ali Khan was a
great Jurist , Mufti & Writer.
Imam Ahmad Raza had admired
his scholarship & piety, much. He taught till the completion of his education. He refuted
wahabism & mischiefs. like his reverred
father Maulana Raza Ali Khan. He was also anti British and a
freedom fighter. He is the very fortunate person. who got the
honour of becoming the father of the reviver of 14th Islamic
century. He has written about 26 books from amongst which the
following are mentionable :-
1- Al-Kalamul Audhah (
The commentry of surah Alam Nashrah)
wasilatun-Najaah (The biography of the Holy prophet Sall
Allahu Alaihi Wasallam)
4- Hidayatul Bariyah (Refutation of 10 false
5- Ahsanul we'a etc