Sadr-us Shariah

Maulana Amjad Ali Azmi (may Allah be pleased with him), son of Maulana Abdul Hakeem Jamaluddin (may Allah be pleased with him), was born in 1296 A.H. He started acquiring knowledge under the supervision of his grandfather, Maulana Khudabukhs and his elder brother Maulana Muhammad Siddique (may Allah be pleased with them). He then proceeded to Jaanpur for further studies under the supervision of Maulana Hidayat-Ullah Khan Saheb Jaanpuri. Afterward he went to Peeleebheet where he studied Hadith under Muhaddith Surtee. He learnt medicine from Hakeem Abdul Wali (may Allah be pleased with them)

He taught at madrassa Muhaddith Surtee for 4 years [1323 1327 AH]. He then moved to Patna (Azeemabad) where he gave medical assistance to the sick for 1 year. Learning that Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (may Allah be pleased with him) was looking for someone to teach in his madrassa, Muhaddith Surtee sent him to Bareilly. After staying with Alahazrat for sometime he became the foremost Faqih of his age and was given the title of 'Sadr-us-Shariah'. He became the disciple Alahazrat, remained there for 18 years and obtained Khilafat from him. He continued to deliver speeches and Fatwa on Shariah for the rest of his life.

He is the author of the famous book on Fiqah (Islamic Law) known as Bahare Shariat, which is widely used by many Ulamas. Among his well-known students are Muhaddith-e-Azam Pakistan Maulana Sardar Ahmad, Hafiz-e-Millat Maulana Hafiz Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Mujahid-e-Millat Maulana Habibur Rahman, Maulana Shah Rifaqat Hussain, Maulana Qazi Shamsuddin, Fazil-e-Jaleel Maulana Syed Ghulam Jilani, Maulana Hashmat Ali Khan (may Allah be well pleased with them) etc. He left this world on Monday night 2nd Zil Qadh 1367 A.H. [6th September 1948] at 0.26 a.m. in the presence of Mufti-e-Azam Hind Maulana Shah Muhammad Mustapha Raza Khan (may Allah be pleased with him) in Bombay, while being on the journey for Hajj.