The Revivers (Mujaddids) of Islam


It is an established fact that there will be no new prophet after the last of the Apostles, The Holy Prophet  Mohammad (Peace be upon him).
In order to protect this pure religion,  Allah will send at the  turn of every century, a great scholar who will strive against evil and revive the religion for the Muslim nation. He will be sent to remove all innovations and deviations that will have crept into it.

The Reviver will have some noble and un-mistakable traits:-

  1.  He will have un-flinching faith in  Allah and will have staunch belief of  the  Ahle-Sunnah creed.
  2. He will be an erudite, highly respected and recognised as a leader among scholars.
  3. He will be extremely pious, as well as courageous.
  4. He will come at a time when many trials will be prevalent, confused ideas will be rampant and when the enemies of Islam – the open disbelievers and the hypocrites – will be seeking to destroy it.
  5. He will stand up against every sort of tyranny, deviation in belief and hypocrisy.

How unfortunate it is that the word “reviver of Islam” is also being misused by deviant sects to promote their own leaders and corrupt beliefs.  Surprisingly some of these so-called revivers are actually those who advocate ‘friendship” with all disbelievers or who are bank-rolled by anti-Islamic governments! Look at the above traits and judge for yourself!
We pray to Allah  to  continuously  guide us, as He  has  taught  us to  pray  for it, in the opening chapter of the Holy Qur’an.

Guide us on the Straight Path. The path of those whom You have favoured. [Fatihah 1:5-6]

Allah’s Apostle   said, ““There will always be in my nation a group who will safeguard the truth until the day of resurrection comes” (Hakim Mustadrak)

The Holy Prophet   said, ““Allah shall send for this Ummah at the head of every hundred years a person who shall revive their religion for them” ( Abu Dawood, Hakim, Baihaqi)

The Holy Prophet   said, “The scholars are the inheritors of the prophets.(Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood, Nasai, Ibn Maja, Ahmad, Ibn Hibban)

Allah has  –  as promised  –  sent several erudite and pious bondmen who strove against blasphemy, lies, tyranny, innovations, deviations and hypocrisy. These pure souls arrive at the turn of every century.  Sometimes, many came at the same time, in various regions  –  for it was not possible for a single man to  cover the large & vast area under the influence of Islam – with varied cultures and languages.

The possible revivers (mujaddids) of Islam

First Century (after the Prophetic era)
Ameer al-Mu’minin Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz
Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa an-Nu’man
Hafiz Imam Ibn Sireen

Second Century
Imam Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`i
Imam Hasan al-Basri
Imam Malik ibn Anas
Imam Muhammad bin Hassan Shaibani

Third Century
Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal
Imam Abu al-Hasan al-Ash’ari.

Fourth Century
Imam al-Bayhaqi
Imam Tahtaawi
Imam Isma’eel bin Hammaad Ja’fari
Imam Abu Jaafar bin Jareer Tibri
Imam Abu Haatim Raazi

Fifth Century
Hudrat Ghawth al Azam Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Gilani
Imam Al-Ghazali
Imam Abu Naeem Isfahani
ImamAhmad bin Muhammad Abi Bakr-il-Qaadir
Imam Hussain bin Raaghib

Sixth Century
Hadrat Hasan Moinuddin Chishti Sanjeeri
Imam Fakhr al-Din al-Razi
Shaykh Ahamd Kabir Rifa’ee
Allamah Imam Umar Nasafi
Imam Qaazi Fakhrud’Deen Hassan Mansoor
Imam Abu Muhammad Hussain bin Mas’ood Fara’a

Seventh Century
Imam Taqiyuddin As-Subki
Imam Shaykh Shahbuddeen Suharwardi
Imam Akbar Muhi’yuddeen Muhammad ibn Arabi
Allamah Jamaaluddeen Muhammad bin Afriqi Misri
Imam Uz’zuddeen Ali bin Muhammad Ibn Atheer.

Eighth Century
Imam Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani
Imam Taaj’uddeen bin Ata’ullah Sikandari
Kwaja Nizaamuddeen Awliyah Chishti
Imam Umar bin Mas’ood Taftazaani

Ninth Century
Imam Hafiz Jallaluddeen Abdur Rahmaan Suyuti
Imam Nooruddeen bin Ahmad Misri
Imam Muhammad bin Yusuf Karmani
Imam Shamsuddeen Muhammad al- Sakhawi,
Imam Sayed Shareef Ali bin Muhammad Jarmaani

Tenth Century
Imam Shahabuddeen Abu Bakr Qistalaani
Imam Muhammad Sharbini,
Allamah Sheikh Muhammad Taahir Muhaddith

Eleventh Century
Imam-e-Rabbani Shaykh Ahmad Faruqi Sirhindi
Sultaanul Arifeen Imam Muhammad Baahu
Imam Ali bin Sultaan Qaari

Twelfth Century
Shaykh Muhiyyudin Muhammad Aurangzeb Alamgir
Imam Abdul Ghani Naablisi
Sheikh Ahmad Mulla Jeewan
Al-Qutb Abd Allah al-Haddad
Allamah Muhammad bin Abdul Haadi Sindhi

Thirteenth Century
Allamah Imam Ahmad bin Ismaeel Tahtaawi
Allamah Shah Abdul Azeez Muhaddith-e-Delhwi
Imam Abdul Ali Luckhnowi
Imam Sheikh Ahmad Saadi Maaliki

Fourteenth Century
Ala Hadrat Shah Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Qadiri
Shaykh Yusuf bin Ismail an-Nabhani
Muhaddith al-Akbar Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Hasani

Hadrat Mujadad Alaf Thani

Hadrat Shah Abdul Haq Muhadis Dehlvi 

Hadrat Peer Mehr Ali Shah Golarvi

Hadrat Shah Waliullah 


17 thoughts on “The Revivers (Mujaddids) of Islam”

  1. u did’nt mention Mujadid e Azam Shah waliullah muhadis Dehlvi(R.A),Haji Imdadullah muhajir makki(R),Pir Mehr ali shah goldawi(R.A) etc.

  2. u did’nt mention
    Mujadid e Azam
    Shah waliullah
    muhadis Dehlvi
    (R.A),Shah Abdul Haq muhadis Dehlvi(R.A),Haji
    Imdadullah muhajir makki
    (R),Pir Mehr ali
    shah goldawi
    (R.A) etc.

    1. O hello they were not in 14th century they were 11 r 12 century
      Hazrat sheikh Ahmad sirhindi mujadid alfi sani(R.A) & Shah Abdul Haq muhadis Dehlvi(R.A) were mujadids of 11th century.Shah Waliullah muhadis dehlvi(R.A) around 12th century.Haji Imdadullah muhajir makki(R.A) around 13 century.Pir mehr Ali shah goldawi(R.A) around 14th century.So plz correct it immediately.Ask well known scholars also.

    2. So @kittyonline plz correct it imdiately.Sheikh ahmad sirhindi mujadid alfi sani(R.A),Shah Abdul Haq muhadis dehlvi(R.A),Shah waliullah muhadis dehlvi(R.A) r the Imams of deobandis, barelvis,jamateislami &ahli hadees.
      Sub-continent may sab masalik k ulma ki sanad in hi hastiyun per khatam hoti hai.

  3. Did’nt u know who was Shah waliullah muhadis dehlvi(R.A) .He(R) brought ilm hadees to indian sub-continent .Ask deobandis,barelvis,Ahli hadees,Jamaateislami.All of these will tell u who was shah waliullah(R) the mujadid e Azam.A/c to Dr. Israr ahmad :
    Imam ghazali(R.A)+Ibn Tayimiyya(ra)=Shah waliullah(R)

  4. Alahazrat Haji imdadullah muhajir makki(rahimullah) mutawafi 14th century hijri.He was mujadid of chisti sabri sufi order.

  5. Funny how the ‘ulamā of Deoband are often criticized for not ruling according to Qur’ān and Hadīth when they have a clear chain through Shah Wali Allah Muhaddith Dehlavi to the Prophet saw whereas the critics themselves, don’t have any clear form of a chain whatsoever.

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