Hadrat Allama Mufti Pir Sayyad Muhammad Madani Miya Ashrafi al Jilani is Chief caretaker (Sajjada Nasheen) of Makhdoom al Millat Muhaddith al A'zam al Hind (RA). His Silsila is Known as Ashrafia Silsila. He is a Well known Sufi Scholar of Kichhocha Sharif U.P India. He extensively visits foreign countries in order to propagate Islam.
It was in the light of such an Islamic enviroment that Hadrat was born on the 1st of Rajab 1357 A.H.
HAZRAT'S BLESSED PARENTS
Hadrat Shaykh al-Islam ("Hadrat") is the son of MUHADDITH AL AZAM AL-HIND Rahmatullahi 'alaih. Hadrat's paternal grandfather was Mawlana Sayyad Shah Nadhar Ashraf Rahmatullahi 'alaih who was a renowned Hakeem, an outstanding Islamic scholar and a distinguished lecturer of the Persian language. He was also well respected for his debating skills and poetry. Sayyad Nadhar Ashraf Rahmatullahi 'alaih had a reputation of being extremely generous, and whatever wealth he ontained was generously distributed among the poor.
This charitable institution of giving alms to the poor and needy is deeply embellished in the 'Silsila-e-Ashrafiya' tradition and to this day continues especially within the family of Kanwada-e-Muhaddith al-A'zam al-Hind Rehmatullahi 'alaih.
It was the heartfelt wish of Sayyad Nadhar Ashraf Rahmatullahi 'alaih to have a son who would be a great Islamic Scholar and Saint and this wish was granted by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala with the birth of Muhaddith al-A'zam-e-Hind Rahmatullahi 'alaih.
Muhaddith al-A'zam al-Hind Reamatullahi 'alaih married Sayyada Fatima Makhdooma in 1915. She was the daughter of Hadrat's maternal grandfather 'Alim al-Rabbani' Sultan al-Waizeen Hadrat Mawlana Sayyad Shah Abul Mehmud Ahmad Ashraf Ashrafi al-Jilani Rahmatullahi 'alaih ("Mawlana Ahmad Ashraf") who was also a Saint and revered all over the Muslim World. Sayyada Fatima was an extremely pious lady and while Muhaddith al-A'zam al-Hind Rahmatullahi 'alaih was away on preaching missions throughout the year, Sayyada Fatima raised all the children and gave them a thorough grounding in education and was the first teacher to all her siblings.
He has written extensively books on Various current a relevant topics of Islam, which have been published at various times during the last thirty five years. Some of the books authored by him are listed below :
› Islam Ka Tassawure Ila Aur Maududi Sahib
› Din Aur Iqamate Din
› Masila Hazir O Nazir
› Islamic Law
› Khutbate Bartaniya
› Islam Ka Nazriyae Ibadat Aur Maududi Sahib
› Farizae Dawat O Tabligh
› Video Aur TV Ka Shari Isatamal
› Tafhim al-Hadith Sarrah Mhiskat Sharif
› Islam Ka Nazriyae Khatme Nabuwwat Aur Tehzirun Nas
› Kanz al-Iman Aur Digar Tarazum-e-Quran Ka Taqably Mutalia
› Asri Takaze
› Kitabatun Niswa
› Muhabbate Rasul Ruhe Iman
› Rasool-e-Akram Kai Tashreehi Iktiyaaraat
› Islam Ka Nazriyae Ibadat
› Khutbate Hyderabad
› Roohai Namaz
› Sharhe Hadeese Jibreel
› Tafheem al-Hadees - Sharhe Shikwa
He was also the architect in publishing Ma'ariful Qur'an which is the translation of the Qur'an al-kareem into Urdu by Muhaddith al- Azam al-Hind Rehmatullahi alaih. This translation was published along with notes in Gujrati and Hindi languages.
He is regarded an outstanding poet writing numerous Naats. When he first started writing naats he sent some of his work for perusal to the Indian poet Shafiq Jaonpuri who after reading his work replied that "poetry this complete and comprehensive does not require rectification or amendment."
He writes poetry under the pseudonym of Akhtar and a compilation of his work was made and published in the sub-continent titled 'Guldasta '.
He acquired the title of Shaykh al-Islam circa 1974 when the Ulema of India started addressing him as such. Among the Ulema present at the time were Mufti-e-Azam al-Hind Mawlana Mustapha Raza Khan Rehmatullahi 'ta'ala alaih of Bareilly Shareef son of Ala'Hadrat Azeem al-Barkat Imam-e-Ahle Sunnat Mawlana Shah Ahmad Raza Khan Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu ; and Hadrat's Pir-o-Murshid - Shaykh al-Mashaykh, Mawlana Sayyad Mukhtar Ashraf 'Sarkar-e-Kalan' Rehmatullahi alaih.
Hadrat was first addressed as Raees al-Muhaqiqin by His Holiness 'Gazzali-e-Doaran' Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Sayyed Ahmad Saeed Kazmi Rehmatullahi ta'ala alaih of Pakistan after he had sent for his perusal a fatwa on the Islamic use of television & video. Gazzali-e-Doaran Sayyad Ahmad Saeed Kazmi Rehmatullahi ta'ala alaih was so pleased with