Abdul ‘Azeez Perhaarwi Chishti Nizami

Zubda-tul-Awliya, Sarkheel-e-Asfiya, ‘Aarif-Billah, Manba’-e-‘Ilm-o-Hikmat, ‘Allama-tud-Dahr, Sultan-ul-Fudala, Sahib-e-‘Ilm-o-‘Amal, Jaami’-ul-Ma’qool wal-Manqool, Maahir-ul-Furoo’ wal-Usool, ‘Allamah Abu ‘Abdur Rahman ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Perhaarwi Chishti Nizami رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was born in 1206 Hijri in Basti Perharan, surroundings of Kot Addu (Muzaffar Garh).

(Ahwaal-o-Aasaar ‘Allamah ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Perhaarwi, pp. 25; summarized)

Elementary education

He رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه did Hifz of the Holy Quran through his respected father and then left for Madina-tul-Awliya, Multan (Punjab, Pakistan). There he acquired ‘Uloom-o-Funoon from Sayyid Khuwajah Muhammad Jamaal Chishti Multani رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه. (Tazkirah Akabir Ahl-e-Sunnat, pp. 230)


‘Allamah ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Perhaarwi رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was not so intelligent in his childhood, but he was blessed with such powerful intelligence by the blessed and spiritual attention of his honourable teacher, Haafiz Muhammad Jamaal Multani رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه, that he wouldn’t forget the book he رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه would read once and explain meanings and senses of the most complicated book easily. (Ahwaal-o-Aasaar ‘Allamah ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Perhaarwi, pp. 27; summarized)


He رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was privileged with such special blessings of Allah Almighty, one example is mentioned below:

One night Sayyiduna Khidr عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام came to ‘Allamah ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Perhaarwi رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه. And he عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام put his blessed hand in between the shoulders of ‘Allamah ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Perhaarwi رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه and then by its blessings his chest turned into a great ocean of knowledge and spirituality. (Tazkirah Akabir Ahl-e-Sunnat, pp. 230; summarized)

His [‘Abdul ‘Azeez’s] Tabahhur [تَبَحُّر] in branches of knowledge

‘Allamah Perhaarwi رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه revived many branches of knowledge which had been extinct and further expanded them; because he رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه had Ladunni type of knowledge and other scholars did not even possess a small fraction of his knowledge. (Ahwaal-o-Aasaar ‘Allamah ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Perhaarwi, pp. 32; summarized)

He was well versed in 273 branches of knowledge

He [‘Allamah Perhaarwi رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه] states: We don’t feel pride over the wisdom and intelligence but we glorify Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, Who has bestowed us with the initial knowledge and ultimate knowledge and selected us from Mu’asireen (contemporaries) for the knowledge. Therefore, he [‘Allamah Perhaarwi رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه] had comprehensive skills over these branches of knowledge:

٭ 80 branches of Quran-o-Usool-e-Quran sciences

٭ 90 branches of Fiqh-o-Hadees sciences

٭ 20 branches of ‘Ilm-o-Adab sciences

٭ 40 branches of Hikmat-o-Tabee’aat sciences

٭ 30 branches of Mathematics

٭ 10 branches of Ilahiyaat sciences and 3 branches of Hikmat-e-‘Amaliyah sciences. (Ibid, pp. 32)

His written books

‘Allamah Perhaarwi رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه wrote numerous books on different branches of knowledge. Out of his written books, names of 12 books are given below:

الصِمْصَام فِی اُصُوْلِ تَفْسِیْرِ الْقُرْاٰن ٭ (Arabic)

اَلسَّلْسَبِیْل فِی تَفْسِیْر التَّنْزِیْل ٭

٭ Iman-e-Kamil (Persian)

٭ Al-Ikseer (Tib)

٭ Mushk-e-Anbar (Arabic, Tib)

کَوْثَرُ النَّبِی فِی اُصُوْلِ الْحَدِیْث ٭ (Arabic)

اَلنِّبْرَاس ٭ (Arabic)

اَلنَّاھِیَہ ٭

فَنَّ الْاَلْوَاح ٭

٭ Sharh Hisn Haseen

علم ِاسطر نومیا کبیر ٭

٭ Hayat-un-Nabi

(Ahwaal-o-Aasaar ‘Allamah ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Perhaarwi, pp. 44-60)

His blessed demise and resting place

This pious personage who was enriched with branches of great knowledge, [‘Allamah Perhaarwi رَحْمَةُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه] died at the age of about 33, in the Basti Perharan (Punjab, Pakistan) in 1239 Hijri. His luminous shrine is located at the Basti Perharan, Punjab. (Tazkirah Akabir Ahl-e-Sunnat, pp. 231; summarized) His ‘Urs is celebrated on 8, 9 Zul-Hijja-til-Haraam.

May Allah Almighty shower His mercy upon him and may Allah Almighty forgive us without any accountability for his sake!

اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم




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