AlaHazrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (Alayhir Rahmah) ::..
Birth: 10th Shawwal 1272 / 14th June 1856
4 Years: First completion of Qur’an recitation
5 Years: First speech in Rabi al-Awwal
12 Years: First Work in Arabic
13 Years: Graduation (13 Years, 10 months and 5 days) + Begins to Teach and Issue Legal Edicts Under Supervision
19 Years: Marriage
20 Years: Birth of Eldest Son: Mawlana Hamid Raza Khan
21 Years: Permission to Issue Legal Edicts Independently
22 Years: Tariqah – Initiation and Permission to Initiate (Ba’yat/Khilafat) + First Urdu Work
23 Years: First Hajj and Visit to the Two Sanctuaries + Ijazah in Hadith from Shaykh Ahmed Zayni Dahlan al-Makki, Shaykh Abd ar-Rahman al-Siraj and Shaykh Husayn Salih Jamal al-Layl (Alayhim ar-Rahmah)
26 Years: First Persian Work
35 Years: Subhan as-Subbuh
38 Years: Birth of Second Son: Mawlana Mustafa Raza Khan
39 Years: Attends the Inaugural Session of Nadwatul Ulama in Kanpur
41 Years: Al-Fadl al-Mawhibi
43 Years: Dissociation from the Nadwah Movement
45 Years: Refutation of Qadiyani False Prophet + Refutation of Nadwah: Fatawa Al-Haramayn
46 Years: Hailed as Mujaddid/Reviver of the age by Indian Scholars
48 Years: Al-Mustanad Al-Mu’tamad
50 Years: Establishment of the School Manzar-e-Islam in Bareilly + Begins Compilation of Fatawa ar-Ridawiyyah
51 Years: Second Hajj and Visit to the Two Sanctuaries
52 Years: Ijazah of Hadith Given to Scholars in Makkah and Madinah + Attestions on his Fatwa and Husam al-Haramayn + Al-Dawlatul Makkiyyah and Endorsements + Return From Hajj
53 Years: Collection of Poetry Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish in 2 Volumes
54 Years: Jadd al-Mumtar, A gloss on Radd al-Muhtar in 5 Volumes + Tamheed-e-Iman
58 Years: Translation of the Qur’an: Kanzul Iman
62 Years: Refusal to Attend a British Court and Exemption
64 Years: Establishment of Organization: Raza-e-Mustafa
66 Years: Refutation of Albert Porta’s Doomsday Prediction
67 Years: Illness and relocation to Nainital in Ramadan
68 Years: Passing Away on 25th Safar 1340 / 28th October 1921
Note: Imam Ahmad Raza’s age according to the lunar calendar is 68 years and the solar calendar is 65 years. Age computed above is according to the lunar calendar.
Once, Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (Alayhir Rahmah) was invited to the home of a certain person. In those days, the Ulama were transported on chariots. AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah) was sitting in a chariot carried by the chariot-bearers. As they proceeded, Sayyiduna AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah) suddenly commanded the chario t bearers to stop. He immediately alighted from the chariot and asked, “Who from amongst you is a Sayyid? I am receiving the scent of a Sayyid.”
One of the chariot-bearer’s, who was a Sayyid, was too scared to speak. Nevertheless, when AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah) further prompted that person to reveal himself, he came forward and admitted that he was Sayyid. With tears in his eyes, AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah) fell at his feet and began asking for pardon.
The Sayyid continuously asked AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah) to refrain from doing so but, AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah) continued asking for pardon, by saying, “Please forgive me. what would I do on the Day of Qiyamah if the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) asks me concerning this incident, and says to me that I showed disrespect to his family?”
The Sayyid readily forgave AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah). But this Aashiq-e-Rasool (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) and the Mujaddid of his era was yet not satisfied. He commanded the Sayyid to sit on the Chariot, and placing the chariot on his blessed shoulders, carried the Sayyid for the same distance for which he had been carried.
Teri Nasl-e-Paak Me He Bachcha Bachcha Noor ka;
Tu Hay Ayn-e-Noor, Tera Sab Gharaana Noor Ka!!