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Insistence not to be photographed… Indira’s Saudi Prince, Mufti-e-Azam Hind performed Hajj without a passport.

Nita Yadav

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The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi called the ruler of Saudi Arabia Shah Faisal and requested for Mufti-e-Azam Hind.

Passports and visas are the first priority for Muslims in the country to participate in Islam’s holy Hajj pilgrimage. Without these documents you cannot even think about Hajj pilgrimage, and these documents cannot be done without your photo. There was also a Hajj pilgrim in the country who had never taken a photo in his life due to which his passport could not be made, but he reached Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj without passport and visa.

This person was Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan, son of Fazil Barelvi Ala Hazrat Maulana Ahmed Raza Khan. You are also called Mufti-e-Azam Hind. Maulana Mustafa Raza Khan was sent by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to Makkah and Madinah Sharif for Haj without passport and visa after talking to the then ruler Shah Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

Photograph required for passport

In fact taking photographs is considered wrong in Islam. Big scholars, Muftis, Maulanas avoid photos and videos. Among those who followed Islamic beliefs closely, was Chashmon Maulan Mustafa Raza Khan alias Mufti-e-Azam Hind, chasman of Dargah Ala Hazrat in Bareilly. You lived your life only on the Islamic Sunnah (Prophet Muhammad’s guidance). Among these, he considered taking photographs haram (against the Shariah). When Mufti-e-Azam Hind was required to produce a passport and get his photo taken to go on Hajj, he flatly refused.

Indira Gandhi called the Saudi ruler

This was in the year 1972 and at that time the Prime Minister of the country was Indira Gandhi. The biography of Mufti-e-Azam Hind is written in Savane Umri that when Indira Gandhi came to know from Ala Hazrat’s murids (disciples) that Ala Hazrat’s son Mufti-e-Azam Hind wanted to go to Saudi Arabia. Performed Hajj, but his passport could not be produced as his photograph was not taken. On this, Indira Gandhi spoke to the then ruler of Saudi Arabia, Shah Faisal, on phone and sought permission from him for Hajj without a passport and visa, taking the guarantee of Mufti-e-Azam Hind and his family.

The Saudi ruler gave permission

The Saudi ruler Shah Faisal immediately accepted Indira Gandhi’s request and allowed Mufti-e-Azam Hind and his family members to come to Saudi Arabia for Hajj without a passport. After receiving permission, Mufti-e-Azam met his wife to perform Haj without a passport from India. Grandson Hazrat Khalid Mian, niece, Khadima, Ishaq Behdawi and South African Talib Ilm Abdul Hadi went to Saudi Arabia. Mufti-e-Azam Hind has millions of followers not only in the country but also abroad. You were born on 18 July 1892 in Mohalla Saudargaran, Bareilly.

Murid belonged to Marhara Sharif

Mufti-i-Azam was a follower of Syed Abul Hussain Ahmed alias Noori Mian, the last Qutb of Dargah Khanqah Barkatiya located in Marhara Sharif, Eta District, Uttar Pradesh, India. Syed Najib Haider Noori, Sajjadanshin of Khankah Barkatiya, said that Sarkar Noori Mian gave the Khushkhabar (good news) of the birth of Hazrat Moulana Mustafa Raza Khan aka Mufti-e-Azam Hind to his father Alkh Hazrat Moulana Ahmed Raza. Khan. Sarkar Noori Mian had said at that time that this child would be the sun of knowledge in his time and would illuminate the whole world with his rays of light.

A fatwa was issued against sterilization

Mufti-e-Azam Hind lived his life according to Shariat. Mufti-e-Azam Hind himself issued more than 100 fatwas. The sterilization program was started around the year 1975 during the Indira Gandhi government. Due to the fear of the government, many ulema of the country justified sterilization, but Mufti-e-Azam Hind issued a fatwa against it, calling sterilization wrong. The government of the day pressured him to withdraw the fatwa but he refused saying that governments change, but fatwa does not.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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