Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Sardar Ahmad
Hazrat Maulana Ibrahim Khushtar Siddiqui Qadiri Razvi received spiritual blessings from Shaikh-ul Hadith Muhaddith-e-Aazam of Pakistan, Maulana Sardar Ahmed (may Allah be pleased with him) who educated and trained him. Maulana Khushtar, in his early twenties, had the privilege an honor of performing Hajj in the company of Maulana Sardar Ahmed (may Allah be pleased with him). At that time, Maulana Khushtar was offered employment in Madina Shareef.
He was all delighted for he would have the golden opportunity of residing in the blessed city of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). Not so was Maulana Sardar Ahmed (may Allah be pleased with him). He had in mind of propagating the message of Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Qadiri (may Allah be pleased with him) all across the world and for that noble mission he had chosen Maulana Khushtar. The latter humbly submitted to the desire of his beloved Master and did not stay in Madina Shareef.
Today it is an acknowledged fact that the message of Alahazrat (may Allah be pleased with him), the neglected genius of the east, is known worldwide. Could we not, therefore, say that both the selector and the selected are friends of Allah?
Muhaddis-e-Aazam Hazrat Maulana Sardar Ahmad (may Allah be pleased with him) was born in 19n Diyal Garh District, Gurdaspur. His father who was a farmer was financially well off. By the way, may we add that "wealth, properly employed, is blessing, and a man should lawfully endeavor to increase it by honest means", says the beloved Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace)?
Glance of a Pious believer in Lahore
After completing his matriculation in his native district, Muhaddis-e-Aazam went to Lahore for further academic studies. During a religious gathering there, he was blessed with the golden opportunity to see Hazrat Hujjatul Islam Maulana Hamid Raza Khan (may Allah be pleased with him), eldest son of Alahazrat (may Allah be pleased with him). This very first sight moved his heart.
The glance of a pious believer can bring changes in ones destiny (M. Iqbal)
Nigahe marda moumin se badal jaarti hein taqdeerin
The students who therefore came to Study F.A. at Lahore University finally joined Darul Uloom Mazhare Islam Bareilly. There, Hazrat Hujjatul Islam (may Allah be pleased with him) personally took care of his accommodation and expenses while other students from outside resided in the local mosques. He stayed at the famous institution for three years.
Blessings from Maulana Amjad Ali Azmi
Maulana Amjad Ali Azmi (may Allah be pleased with him), khalifa of Alahazrat, was the leading teacher in Ajmer Shareef’s madrassa Mueeniya Uthmaaniya. Muhaddis-e-Aazam proceeded there in company of Maulana Hassan Raza (may Allah be pleased with him) and was fortunate to receive blessings from this famous spiritual representative of Imam Ahle Sunnat Ahmad Raza Khan Qadiri (may Allah be pleased with him).