THE ADVENT OF REVIVERS – A GREAT HOPE AND ALLAH’S MERCY.
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:-
- He will have un-flinching faith in Allah and will have staunch belief of the Ahle-Sunnah creed.
- He will be an erudite, highly respected and recognised as a leader among scholars.
- He will be extremely pious, as well as courageous.
- 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.
- 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
Imam Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`i
Imam Hasan al-Basri
Imam Malik ibn Anas
Imam Muhammad bin Hassan Shaibani
Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal
Imam Abu al-Hasan al-Ash’ari.
Imam Isma’eel bin Hammaad Ja’fari
Imam Abu Jaafar bin Jareer Tibri
Imam Abu Haatim Raazi
Hudrat Ghawth al Azam Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Gilani
Imam Abu Naeem Isfahani
ImamAhmad bin Muhammad Abi Bakr-il-Qaadir
Imam Hussain bin Raaghib
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
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.
Imam Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani
Imam Taaj’uddeen bin Ata’ullah Sikandari
Kwaja Nizaamuddeen Awliyah Chishti
Imam Umar bin Mas’ood Taftazaani
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
Imam Shahabuddeen Abu Bakr Qistalaani
Imam Muhammad Sharbini,
Allamah Sheikh Muhammad Taahir Muhaddith
Imam-e-Rabbani Shaykh Ahmad Faruqi Sirhindi
Sultaanul Arifeen Imam Muhammad Baahu
Imam Ali bin Sultaan Qaari
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
Allamah Imam Ahmad bin Ismaeel Tahtaawi
Allamah Shah Abdul Azeez Muhaddith-e-Delhwi
Imam Abdul Ali Luckhnowi
Imam Sheikh Ahmad Saadi Maaliki
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