Background and Upbringing of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi

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Hadhrat’s Grandfather

Hadhrat’s grandfather’s name was Haji Khaleel Ahmad Saahib (RA), the khaadim (attendant) of Hadhrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (RA). He initially took bay’at (allegiance) to Hadhrat Moulana Qaasim Naanotwi (RA). He was a buzurg who was very punctual with the Tahajjud Salaah. He always practiced on the Sunnah of Rasulullah j and was very particular about reciting his daily wazaaif. He was a Saahib-e-Dil and a Saahib-e-Dard (an ardent lover of Allah Ta’ala). He used to study the book “Dard Naama-e-Ghamnaak” written by Hadhrat Haji Imdaadullah Muhaajir Makki (RA). Whilst reading he would often cry. He passed away when Hadhrat Mufti Saahib (RA) was 5 years old.

Hadhrat’s Father

Hadhrat Mufti Saahib’s (RA) father was Hadhrat Moulana Haamid Hasan Saahib (RA).  He qualified in Darul Uloom Deoband. He was a special student of Hadhrat Sheikhul Hind (RA) and was a colleague of Sheikhul Islaam Hadhrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani (RA). He had memorised thousands of Ahaadith. He was very particular about amr bil ma’roof (enjoining the good) and nahi anil munkar (preventing the evil). If in a talk any speaker mentioned an incorrect mas’alah or Hadith, he would stand up in the gathering and immediately correct him by mentioning the correct mas’alah or Hadith rather than waiting for the lecture to end.