Hazrat Maulana Rafiq Ahmad Shah Qureshi Fazali Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (born 1957) is the present sajjada-nashin (successor) at the noble khanqah of Miskeenpur sharif, in district Muzaffargarh, Pakistan, which was established by his grandfather Hazrat Pir Fazal Ali Shah Qureshi, may Allah be pleased with him.
He is a maternal grandson of Hazrat Pir Qureshi, the founder of the Fazali Naqshbandi Order which has millions of followers worldwide.
He was born in 1957 and is the third son of Mawlana Abdul-Rauf Shah Qureshi. His father was just 11 years old when Hazrat Pir Qureshi passed away from this world, and who later married the younger daughter of Hazrat Qureshi. Mawlana Abdul-Rauf was son of Mawlana Saeed Ahmed Shah who was nephew and a beloved disciple of Hazrat Pir Qureshi and used to be with him most of the time.
One day, Maulana Saeed Ahmed was sitting close to his beloved shaykh Hazrat Pir Fazal Ali Qureshi. Hazrat Qureshi was having a meal that Maulana Abdul-Rauf, who was seven years old, came there. Hazrat Qureshi took him in his lap with love and gave him a mango to eat. Then he told his father that I have seen in a dream that I am building a wall and Abdul-Rauf and his two sons are helping me. Then he interpreted the dream that Abdul-Rauf and his sons will continue my mission after my death. Maulana Rafiq Ahmed is one of those two sons Hazrat Qureshi had foretold about.
He is from the descendants of Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas, the cousin of the Prophet of Mercy, may peace be upon him, and the family is called Qureshi.
He received his education in various madrasahs in Multan, Karachi and Tando Allahyar. After completion of his Islamic education, he did Bay’ah in the Naqshbandi Path with Hazrat Khwaja Allah Bakhsh Abbasi Ghaffari Naqshbandi well known with the name Sohna Saeen, who also awarded him the complete khilafah after few years.
After the demise of Hazrat Sohna Saeen, he did second Bay’ah with Hazrat Khwaja Muhammad Tahir Abbasi Naqshbandi well known as Hazrat Sajjan Saeen, the son and successor of Hazrat Sohna Saeen.
He served as a teacher for three years, in the central madrasah in Allahabad sharif near Kandiaro, the khanqah established by his shaykh.
Hazrat Shaykh Rafiq Ahmad Shah has two sons, Muhammad Shafiq and Fazal Ali. He resides at the illuminated khanqah of Miskeenpur sharif and sometimes travels to other areas for spreading the noble tariqah. Most of his time is spent in the missionary work of spiritual reformation of people and he has devoted his whole life to this noble cause.
He teaches the Naqshbandi tariqah and propagates the message of Islam and the path of Sufism to many areas in Punjab as well as other parts of Pakistan. He arranges an annual Ijtema (gathering) with regard to the Urs of his grandfather Hazrat Pir Qureshi in the noble khanqah of Miskeenpur. This large gathering is attended by many thousands from all over Pakistan.
Shaykh Rafiq Ahmad is also a poet of Saraiki language, considered a very beautiful and sweet language of Pakistan. He also delivers lectures in Saraiki, and the sweetness of his tongue can easily be felt spiritually. One of his lectures can be watched here (in Saraiki)
While he represents the Sufi order founded by his grandfather which has millions of followers worldwide, yet his simplicity is so evident from his personality. His simple dressing code mirrors that of his grandfather and grandshaykh Pir Fazal Ali Qureshi who was known for his simple dressing even when he was the master of hundreds of Islamic scholars and shaykhs.