تحفۂ زواریہ، مکتوبات شریف حضرت شاہ احمد سعید مجددی، مترجم اردو
Translated in Urdu by Muhammad Zaheer'uddin Bhatti
Published by Zawwar Academy Publications, 2011
Digitized by Maktabah.org, December 2011
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Shah Ahmad Saeed Mujaddidi (d.1277 AH)
Hazrat Shah Ahmad Saeed Mujaddidi Faruqi Dehlavi (شاه احمد سعيد مجددي) quddis sirrahu was one of the most prominent shaykhs of the Mujaddidi order in India. He was born in 1217 AH (1802 CE) in Rampur, India, and passed away on 2 Rabi al-Awwal 1277 AH (1860 CE) in Madinah Munawwarah. He was son of Hazrat Shah Abu Saeed Faruqi (1196-1250 AH). He, along with his father, received khilafah in the Naqshbandi Mujaddidi tariqa and many other tariqas from Hazrat Shah Abdullah alias Ghulam Ali Dehlavi (1156-1240 AH), the great Naqshbandi shaykh who is renowned to be the Mujaddid of 13th Hijri century.
He was the second successor to Shah Ghulam Ali, first being his father who was the chief khalifa of his shaykh. Most of the Naqshbandi branches in South Asian countries trace their spiritual lineage to him, similar to the Naqshbandis in central Asia who connect to Maulana Khalid al-Baghdadi (d. 1242 AH) who was one of the major khulafa of Shah Ghulam Ali.
Shah Ahmad Saeed was a renowned Sufi and a great scholar. He wrote a few books, one of them on proving the legal validity of Mawlid (or Milad sharif). He was the first signatory on the fatwa for Jihad against the British colonial government that led to the war of independence in 1857. After this war, he migrated to Madinah al-Munawwarah and lived their for about two years. He passed away in 1277 AH and was buried in al-Baqi alongside the holy tomb of Sayyidina Usman bin Affan, may Allah be pleased with him.