Mawlana Haji Riyasat Ali Khan Shahjahanpuri Naqshbandi

Hadhrat Mawlānā Shaykh Hājī Riyāsat Alī Khān Shāhjahānpurī Hanafī Naqshbandī Mujaddidī, may Allāh sanctify his soul, was a great Islamic scholar and jurist, a Mufassir of the Holy Qur’ān, and a master of the Naqshbandī Mujaddidī path.

He was born and lived in Shāhjahānpur, in the current state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

He studied some books of education from the scholars of his hometown. Later, he went to Rāmpur where he studied from the esteemed scholar Hadhrat Muftī Muhammad Irshād Husain Mujaddidī Naqshbandī quddisa sirruhū. He studied from his shaykh many sciences including Jurisprudence, Usūl, Kalām, Logic and traditional medicine. He lived with his master for many years and learned the spiritual path as well. When he acquired the sublime spiritual stations of sainthood and traversed the prophetic perfections, his shaykh awarded him deputyship and made him a successor [khalīfa].

Shaykh Riyāsat Alī then returned to his hometown and dedicated himself to teaching and providing spiritual guidance to the seekers. He was not only a great spiritual guide, he had a vast amount of knowledge which is apparent from his writings. He wrote many books, two of them are the following in the science of Tafsīr:

  1. Al-Zalālain Sharh al-Jalālain (الزلالين شرح الجلالين)
  2. Lubāb al-Tanzīl Fī Hall Mushkalāt al-Qur’ān (لباب التنزيل في حل مشكلات القرآن)

He passed away in the month of Rabī’ as-Sānī 1349 AH (1930).

One of his deputies was Hadhrat Shaykh Isrār Alī alias Amīn ad-Dīn Naqshbandī, who was followed by Shaykh Abd al-Hakīm Naqshbandī, who was followed by Shaykh Muhammad Māmūn ar-Rashīd Naqshbandī (Banglādesh) who is currently leading this branch of the Mujaddidī Order and has migrated to Cambodia for guiding the spiritual seekers there.


  1. Nuzhat al-Khawātir (Arabic), by Mawlānā Abd al-Hayy Lakhnawī
  2. Mawlānā Irshād Husain Mujaddidī Rāmpurī, by Sayyid Shāhid Alī Rizwī Rāmpurī, published from Rāmpur, India, 1989.
  3. Mashāikh-i Naqshbandiya Mujaddidiya, by Mawlānā Muhammad Hasan Naqshbandī Mujaddidī, Qādrī Rizwī Kutubkhāna, Lahore, 2003.


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5 Responses to Mawlana Haji Riyasat Ali Khan Shahjahanpuri Naqshbandi

  1. Muhammad Waseem says:

    assalamo alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
    I have great pleasure in reading and studying some of the biographies of some of the greatest renowned personalities of the Islamic world, and their magnificence.
    I think there should be much more biographical information about these personalities not only on the internet, but also in book form.
    I am deeply interested in the works of Shah Riyasat Ali Naqshbandi Mujaddadi, Shah Irshad Hussain Rampuri, Shah Ahmad Saeed Mujaddadi, Shah Ghulam Ali Mujaddadi may Allah be pleased with them all.
    It would be helpful if you could give me guidance from where i may attain such important information.
    I am greatly seeking after this, and wonder if you could help.

    Kindly awaiting your reply.

    Muhammad Waseem
    (Preston, U.K.)

  2. Mohammad RezaulKarim says:

    I am very dedicated follower of Hazrat Maw. Mufti Md. Riyasat Ali khan Shahjahanruri (R.A). His renowned books named Jamiul Fatwa (3 vol), Jawahere Tanjil, Faslul Khitab, Halat etc. Ever my knowledge I know Marhum Aminuddin sb was not his deputy (khalifa) only his murid. And only son of Aminuddin was Abdul Hakim was a notorious magician. Still now one of son of Abdul Hakim is practicing astrology.

    • Mahbub Alam says:

      Dear Mr. Rezaul Karim
      As salamu alaikum.
      Amin Uddin Ra was a khalifa of Hazrat Maw Riyasat Ali Khan Ra. Amin Uddin Ra’s son Abdul Hakim Ra: was a magician in his early life. but he left all those and became a disciple of his father. He migrated to Shatkhira, Jessore, East Pakistan (Now Banglades) in 1946. He lived a very simple life and was a traditional medicine practitioner, Hakim. He was known as Hakim Abdul Hakim Ra. His Chief Khalipa Md. Mamunur Rashid Ra was a renowned Islamic scholar and sufi. He also lived a simple life and was a Semi Govt. Service holder. He has over 30 khanka’s in Bangladesh. He also migrated to Cambodia and started preaching Islam there. He has written and edited 66 books, of them are Tafseer E Mazhari, Madare jun nabuyot, biography of Sufis. He was also a renowned Islamic poet. There are over 100,000 followers of Md.Mamunur Rashid Ra., all over the world. His main khanka (Office) was in Hakimabad, Bhuigar, Narayangonj. (15 Km from Jatrabari, Dhaka). He passed away in May 2016 at the age of 66. Now Hakimabad is being looked after by his Chief Khalipha Hazrat Md.Shamim Akter, who is also his only son-in-law.

      If Hazrat Amin Uddin Ra was not pure & enlightened, we would not see a ‘Star’ as Hz.Md.Mamunur Rashid Ra. I have personally been with Hz.Mamunur Rashid for 30+ years. When ever I saw him i felt I am watching Rasul Sm.
      I welcome all to come to Hakimabad, Bhuigar, Narayangonj, Bangladesh and gather the essence of Naqushabondia, Mozaddedia order. Wa Salam.

  3. Mohammad Arif says:


    Dear rezaulkarim please read this.
    Dear you may have some wrong info.At first Hazrat Aminuddin rah in Qadirya tariqa.he gains many kamalat and Qadirya khilafat also.thn he meet irshad hussain sb.thn he bayat from irshad sb.after few years later he gained khilafat from him.he was a school teacher and also so poor.but in this situation he tried his best to outreach the tariqa.he had many khalifa.And Hazrat Hakim was his only his childhood he had many magic.but it was his early age before the bayat.when he bayat from his father he changed.he was not very educated that’s why his profession was Hekimi treatment.but his father gave him ijajat and khilafat with many condition.Long time later and did many riyajat he reached the goal.then he started bayat and outreache the tariqa.he had 33 khalifa…All had a list in the rowjay hakim abdul hakim(sathkhira from them hazrat Mohammad mamunur rashid was the chief khalifa.
    Hazrat mohammad mamunur rashid (rah) born in birampur,
    he was M.A in journalism from dhaka university.also a writer,poet,freedom fighter.and a murshed.he wrote many books or kitab were:
    ***[.Tumito murshed mohan(about Hakim Abdul Hakim rah)
    .Basic in Islam,
    .Qalbe zikir,
    .Jilan surjer hathsani,(life story of abdul qadir zilani r,)
    .Cherage chisty,(life story of moiniddin chisty r)
    .Bayanul baki,(life story of Baki billah r)
    .Naqshay naqshband,(life story of Bahauddin r)
    .Nure serhind,(life story of mujaddede alfe sani rah)
    .Nobi nondini,
    .Oghni uddhaner kotha,
    .bissaser bristychinhi.
    .Moha premik musa.
    .Pita ibrahim.
    .Jononider jiboni kotha.
    .Forater tir
    .Abar asiben tini.
    .Obaddhoder ki hoyechilo.
    .Sonar sikol,
    .Kabbo songhkolon,
    .Sundor itibritto,
    .Ramzan mash,
    .Allahr zikir,
    .kaliyarer kutub,
    .Quran o tazbid shikkha,
    .poth porichiti(bangla,urdu,english,)]etc.
    he wrote many books or kitab in bangla.many books were translated many languages.all books are found in this
    Hazrat mohammad mamunur rashid rah was editing first
    *Tafsire Majzari( part:1-12) translated bangla in was mainly written by Hazrat Kazi Sanayullah panipathi(rah)
    who was khalifa of Hazrat mirza jane jan (rah).he was also editing
    *Madarizun Nabuyat(part:1-8) translated was best lifestory of rasul (saw).it was wriiten by abdul haq muhaddes dehlobi (rah).
    and he also editing translated bangla in thease books
    *Malabuddah minhu[fiqh,written by kazi Sanayullah panipothi rah]
    *[Mabday mawad,mukashifate ayniya,mayarife ladunniya (these three ar risalay of mujaddede alfe sani (rah)]
    *Maqamate mazhari (part1-2) life story of miraza majhar jane jan.
    *Hazratul Qudus (part1-2) [life story of all bujurgo in this naqshband mujaddediya was mainly written hazrat badruddin serhindi rah was a khalifa of mujadded alfe sani rah.]
    *muktubate masumiya(part:1-3)
    *vhul songshodon
    *Qalb songsodhon.
    *muktabate rabbani (farsi to arbi)
    he had many khalifa in bangladesh.Uk.America,Australiya.Asam.Cambodiya.
    in cambodiya he had a large mission to outreach islam.his mission was not only reach the but also reach the beauty of islam.
    in cambodiya he had 2 big khankha.and thousand of buddist are divert islam.this is now going on.if you have time you may visit cambodiya and see in your eyes.many or most people don’t know about him.because he didn’t want any popularity.he had 125 khalifa in (bd,uk,cambodiya,asam,india,australiya,america)and he had 65 khanqa in bd.all khankha had a permanent khalifa.he talked about fitna like mawdudi,kadiyani.he is not a murshed he is also a mujadded in this era…recently he died 23 may,2016 in india.and his rowja was in (bangladesh,dinajpur,birampur)
    His all chain are active now.his main chief khalifa is Hazrat Muhammad Shamim Akhter ( all chain are active..he tries his best to complet the cambodiya mission.
    if you want to know about this chain then contact .
    oma alaina illal balad.

  4. A Patel says:

    Assalamu alaykum

    I was investigating the author of the Hindustani hashiya of Tafsir al-Jalalayn which mentions the name of Shaykh Irshad Husain RA [referred to as ‘My Master’] and also Maulana Abdurrahman Bengali RA. However, there is no mention in the books I have read of Maulana Abdurrahman Bengali having any works like this. I did however find that Maulana Riyasat Ali Khan RA has written a book by the name of ‘Zalalayn’, but his name I could not find in the hashiya!

    My Q is, do you, your Shaykh, or anybody else from this silsila have any more information about the authorship of the hashiya? It intrigues me because I am teaching it this year, and wanted to make a breakthrough on this subject. Maybe somebody from the family of Maulana Sajjad Hussain will be able to help too, wallahu a’lam.

    Please do let me know once you have made relevant queries. It is only right that we attribute the hashiya to its rightful author. JazakAllah khaira

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