Life sketch of Hazrath Yahya Pasha Qibla
Deccan, the land of probity and morals, is in fact the house of saints and apostles. From here the light rays of knowledge and spirituality scatter through out the world making it sublime and bright. Hazrath Yahya pasha (Rh) is one among those eminent saints of the recent past, who has had transformed and moulded thousands of vagabond persons, towards the path of truth i.e. to follow the commandments of Allah SWT and the dictates of the prophet Mohammed SAW. He served his whole life in preaching his followers.
Qutub-e-Deccan Hazrath Syedna Yahya Pasha Qibla (Rh.) was the second son of Qutub-ul-Aqtab Hazrath Syedna Khaja Mohammed Siddiq Mahboob Allah (Rh.). Hazrat Yahya Pasha (Rh.) was born in Hyderabad on the 23rd day of Safar 1303 Hijri. He had his early education under his reverend father. After his father’s demise, his mother, the daughter of Syed Shah Shaikun Ahmed Shuttari (Rh.) decided to migrate to Madina Tayyaba. He went with her and studied there for two years in Madrasa-e- Faqria. He came back to Deccan and got his further education under the eminent scholars of his times. He acquired spiritual knowledge from his elder brother Hazrath Syed Mohammed Osman Hussaini Fayeq (Rh.), who also accorded Khilafat to him. After the death of Hazrath Syed Osman Hussaini (Rh.) he became his successor (Sajjada Nasheen).
A quick glance at this great saint’s education shows that he had his formal education under the great interpreter of Holy Quran Hazrath Moulana Syed Shah Omer Hussaini (Rh.), the author of Tafseer-e-Qadri.
He had his school education from famous school of times Darul-uloom. He got his Moulvi and Aalim degree from Punjab University. The knowledge of interpretation of Holy Quran and Ahadith (Sayings of Prophet Mohammed SAW) he had from his cousin Bahrul-uloom Hazrath Allama Moulana Mohammed Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui (Rh.). He also learnt martial arts from him.
He was an able calligrapher. He was an expert, particularly in two types of writing ‘Nusq’ and ‘Nastaleeq’ (Persian and rounded spherical writings).
He was a poet as well. Hazeq was his pen name. Unfortunately, most of his poetical works are not available, whatever is left is already published and the collection of his poems is called “Anwar-e-Ghaib”, which includes praises of Allah SWT, Prophet Mohammed SAW and saints (Rh).
Hazrat Yahya Pahsa Qibla (Rh.) was a pious, humble, benevolent, benign and recluse person. He used to wear simple clothes, ate simple food, lived in a simple house and lead a simple life, submissive to the will of Allah SWT. He was a strict follower of Sharia and Sunnah. He strictly urge others too to follow them.
Generally he used to sleep in the early hours of night, immediately after night (Isha) prayer and used to got up after 2’O Clock in the morning and busied himself in the worship and adoration of Allah SWT.
Generally he used to go by walk to his followers places. He never insisted on having a carriage. He walked miles and miles reading Allah SWT’s name. He walked up to Shamsabad and Golconda Fort. This shows his simplicity and piety. He disliked name and fame. He never wanted the news of Majalis and Urs to be published in newspaper and if anyone did he was enraged.
He was very disappointed with the downfall of Muslim Ummah in terms of their unattachment with Islam, their loose faith and unpragmatic attitude. He used to pray for them and asked others to pray for betterment and enlightment of Muslims.
He used to be very apprehensive during Police Action ( Indian Army's agression against Nizam of Hyderabad) days. When people inquired him he said: “Insha Allah, the city will be safe but I am scared that there might be bloodshed and Massacre in districts.” Therefore he organised special prayers after Morning (Fajar) prayer and after sunset (Maghrib) prayer in his mosque (Masjid-e-Noor). He indulged all his family members, his followers and the people of the locality for the special prayers called Khatam Shareef. Lastly he would finish it with a heart rendering prayer. And by the grace of Allah his prayers were fruitful and no one in Qazipura was arrested or harmed by the new Government.
He was neither a land lord nor a rich man but his whole life was dependent on Allah SWT and from his time until today in every Majlis and Urs there is food arrangement for all those who attend it.
During his life he came across a different sect of muslims called Najdis, who were attacking Sunni Muslims by names like Mushriks, Kafir etc. so “Noor-e-Hidayat” a celestial light indeed is an answer to those baseless allegations.
On the 4th day of Safar Al Muzaffar 1373 H (1953 A.D) this great soul departed. Every year on 3rd, 4th and 5th day of Safr Al Muzaffar his holiness Syed Yahya Pahsa (Rh.)’s Urs-e-Shareef is celebrated at Riyaz-e-Madina, Misrigung, Hyderabad in which thousands of people from far and near gather to pay tribute to this holy saint.