On the passing of Shaykh Dr. Khalid Mahmood

It is with great sadness that we inform others of the sad news of the passing away of Hadhrat Aqdas Allamah Shaykh Dr Khalid Mahmood r.a.
(Manchester, UK). Allamah Khalid Mahmood was Shaykh Amin’s mentor.

انا لله وإنا إليه راجعون اللهم اغفرله وارحمه وأجعل قبره روضة من رياض الجنة واعلى مقامه في جنات الفردوس

Hadhrat r.a. being taken back to Allah in the blessed month is a sure sign of his Quboolyiah and acceptance in the sight of Allah سبحانه وتعالى.

He was a Giant amongst the Scholars of Islam in this era and a true example of the pious predecessors. He was a link to the early Akabir and Saintly elders of Islam.

Allah had gifted him with much, his Taqwah, his adherence to the Sunnah, he had a photographic memory and his Faqahat was acknowledged by Ulema all over the world. The quality that stands out most was his steadfastness and istiqamah.

His efforts against the deviant sects especially the Qadiyani and his defence of Khatam Nabuwwah was unparalleled. In spite of old age and illness he would travel abroad to address large audiences and defend the Finality of the Prophethood of Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم.

Hadhrat was also a Sufi and was a Khalifa of Hadhrat Qari Muhammad Tayyab sahib r.a, Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafi r.a. Hadhrat Mawlana Maseehullah Khan r.a. after which he gave bay’ah to Hadhrat Mawlana Hakeem Akhtar sahib r.a. then finally he again gave bay’ah after the passing of Shah Hakeem Akhtar r.a to Hadhrat Mawlana Qamruzaman illahabadi db who also granted him Ijazah in khilafat (In Tasawwuf).

This shows how inspite of his rank he always kept someone above him as his Shaykh and shows how much importance he gave to Tasawwuf and the science of Spirituality.

May Allah elevate his rank and grant us the ability to benefit from the knowledge that he has left behind.

Syed Farooq Al-Hassani
Khanqah Rahamkaria Imdadia