Hazrat Mawlana Qamar uz Zaman Sahib of Allahabad India is a leading Shaykh of Tasawwuf in both the Chishti Imdadi Silsila connecting through Hazrat Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (ra) and the Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Silsila connecting through Hazrat Mawlana Fazl ur Rahman Ganj Moradabadi (ra). Many leading ulama of the Indian subcontinent as well as across Africa, Europe, UK, and North America are his students. He is known for his piety, simplicity, and humility which are the hallmarks of a true Sufi.
Hazrat Mawlana Qamar uz Zaman was born in December 1933 / Sha’ban 1352 in a small town in India. At the young age of 16 he became bayah to Hazrat Shaykh Mawlana Shah Wasi Ullah (ra) who was one of the most senior khulafa of Hazrat Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (ra). In Rajab 1370, when he was just shy of turning 18, his noble Shaykh (ra), who had become so fond of this pious young man in two years, married him to his own daughter. After marriage, he remained in the company of his Shaykh, studying many books of ilm and tasawwuf from him including the Sahih of Imam Bukhari. Upon graduating, Hazrat Mawlana Qamar uz Zaman became an Ustadh of Dars Nizami and then the Shaykh ul hadith of the madrasah where he taught the Sahih of Imam Bukhari. He received ijazah as a Mujaz-e-Suhbah from Hazrat Shah Wasi Ullah (ra) and then later as a Mujaz-e-Bayah from the elder khulafah of Hazrat Shah Wasi Ullah (ra) who would then refer students to Hazrat Mawlana Qamar uz Zaman for bayah and islah.
After Hazrat Mawlana Shah Wasi Ullah (ra) passed away, Hazrat Mawlana Qamar uz Zaman gave bayah to a leading Naqsbhandi Mujaddidi Shaykh, Hazrat Mawlana Muhammad Ahmad Partapgadhi (ra) who was one of the most senior khulafa of Hazrat Mawlana Fazl ur Rahman Ganj Moradabadi (ra), the Ustadh ul Hadith of Hazrat Mawlana Qasim Nanotwi (ra) and Hazrat Mawlana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (ra). He received ijazah and khilafah in Naqshbandi Mujaddid Silsila from his Shaykh.
Hazrat Mawlana Qamar uz Zaman spent 17 years in the constant company of his first Shaykh and 24 years in the constant company of his second Shaykh and is one of the few living Mashaaikh who have combined a deep understanding of both the Chishti and Naqshbandi Mujaddidi Silsilahs.
He has authored and compiled many works especially on Tazkiyah and Tasawwuf in Urdu, many of which have been translated by the ulama of South Africa and the UK. Many of his lectures may be found on the internet and several of his books, both the Urdu original and English translation, are available for download on this site .