Bhopal: Islamic scholar, rector of Darul Uloom Tajul Masajid Pir Saeed Miyan is no more
Shams Ur Rehman Alavi
BHOPAL: Eminent Islamic scholar and rector of Darul Uloom, Tajul Masajid, Maulana Pir Saeed Miyan Mujaddidi, passed away in Bhopal.
He breathed his last on Sunday at 5.40 pm at his residence. He was 85.
The late scholar was born in Bhopal when it was a princely state ruled by last Nawab Hamidullah Khan.
Pir Saeed Miyan's last journey would start at around 8 from his residence and Khanqah at Peer gate and the Namaz e Janaza would be held at Lal Parade ground at 9 am.
He would be laid to rest in his family graveyard just opposite to Lal Parade ground and adjacent to police petrol pump. Referred respectfully and affectionately as Pir Sahab by the Muslim community, he was unwell for a long time.
Pir Saeed Miyan belonged to the illustrious family that has its played a major role and is known for religious and spiritual guidance to people in Bhopal for ages. One of his ancestors, Shah Rauf Mujaddidi had established the Khanqah here.
Later, under it was Maulana Abu Ahmad who was lovingly called Pir Sahab in Bhopal, that its fame as a centre of Islamic scholarship grew. People from across the world including eminent Islamic scholars came here during their visits to Bhopal.
In fact, the Mujaddidi clan is related of the legendary Alif Mujaddid Sani who had taken on the mighty Emperor Akbar when the latter had announced his plan to come up with a new faith, Din-e-Ilahi, and there was a period of confusion among the Muslim masses.
Known for his simplicity and humility, Saeed Miyan Mujaddidi was chairman of MP Waqf Board from 1989 to 1994 but never took a penny from the board. Apart from not taking salary, he also didn't use the official vehicle.
Even when Sunder Lal Patwa led BJP government was formed in 1990, Waqf Board was not reconstituted as he was heading it. He was also involved in Alami Tablighi Ijtima's preparations annually.
He has been member of Majlis-e-Shoora of Nadwa, Lucknow as well as member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for years. His father Shah Mohammad Yaqub alias Pir Nanhe Miyan was a well-known Islamic scholar. Of Nanhe Miyan's five sons and three daughters, Sayeed Miyan was eldest.
The Khanqah-e-Mujaddidia has been a centre of religious scholarship here, from the time when Bhopal was a princely state. Sayeed Miyan was admitted in a local hospital for about a moth and was released from hospital only a week back though he was still on ventilator.
The ventilators were removed on Sunday morning at the residence and just few hours after that he breathed his last. Leaders, politicians and prominent personalities have expressed shock and grief at his demise. Photo courtesy: Mr Iftikhar Ayub