The title of our family is "Siddiqui" which indicates our family history through Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA) a friend and confidant of Prophet Mohammad (SWA)

and the first Khalifa of Islam. The name "Siddiqui" derives from the word Siddiq, which means "truthful". Today there are many families which are the descendants of

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq(RA). Most of them are known by the name "Siddiqui" and " Atiqi or Al Atiqi".

In East Ethiopia, Siddiqui's are usually called "Qallu". In Somalia they are known as "Sheekhaal". In Bangladesh they are known by the name of "Qureshi".

There are also "Al-Atiqi" or " Atiqi" families in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and other places in the Arabia, all are the descendants of Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA).

Their Ancestors are Hazrat Abdul Rehman bin Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) and Hazrat Muhammad bin Abu Bakr (RA).

The "Al-Bakri "family in Egypt are the descendants of Hazrat Muhammad bin Abu Bakr (RA), While the "sheekhaal" or "Fiqi Umar" Family is found in Somalia, Ethiopia and

Kenya and the "Atiqi" or "Aal Atiq" families found in the Arabia are the descendants of  Hazrat Abdul Rehman bin Abu Bakr (RA).

"Haryanvi Siddiqui" ancestors Hazrat Qazi Qawam ud Din bin Hasam ud Din (RA) is descendants of Hazrat Abdul Rehman bin Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA). His family tree is

 

01-Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddiq (RA)    

02-Hazrat Abdul Rehman (RA)

03-Abdullah Tabai (RA)

04-Ismail(RA)

05-Ibrahim (RA)

06-Abu Bakar (RA) (sani)

07-Mehmood (RA)

08-Ahmad(RA )       

09-Hasam ud Din (RA)

10-Shams ud Din Madni (RA)   

11-Imam ud Din (RA)

12-Kamal ud Din Yemani (RA)

13-Moin ud Din (RA)

14-Alau ud Din(RA)

15-Fakharud Din Alias Mohi ud Din (RA)

16-Nizam ud Din(RA)

17-Qazi Hasam ud Din (RA)

18-Hazrat Qazi Qawam ud Din (RA)

 

Hazrat Qazi Qawam ud Din (RA) came India for visit with his nephews Shaikh Muhammad Musa (RA), Shaikh Muhammad Ismail (RA) and Shaikh Muhammad Ishaq (RA) in early period of Sultan Muhammad Tughluq between ( 1220-1225). He was the Qazi of Juchneer in Sistan (Iran) at that times.

In Delhi he received khilafat from Hazrat Nizam ud Din Awliya (RA) .The King offered  Hazrat Qazi Qawam ud Din (RA) and Shaikh Muhammad Musa(RA) Offices of The Qazi (judge) and sent them to Rohtak (Haryana District) and Garh muktesar ( Meerut District).

Shaikh Muhammad Musa (RA) is also known as "Bandagi Shaikh Musa" and his descendants are still living in India and Pakistan.

Hazrat Qazi Qawam ud Din(RA) came in Rohtak with his nephews Shaikh Muhammad Ismail (RA) and Shaikh Muhammad Ishaq,(RA) but both nephews were martyred in Madina village during the travel of Da'wa o Tabligh.

Madina village is situated between Rohtak and Meham, They were the first from our family who sacrified them salve for Islam in Haryana India.

Hazat Qazi Qwam ud Din (RA) married with "Bibi Ain ul Badar" the daughter of Qazi Shaikh Sultan Muhammad Surkh zul Qarni Qureshi (RA) in Rohtak.

There he constructed a fort with the help of Shaikh Qazi Sultan Muhammad Surkh zul Qarni Qureshi (RA).. He and his wife Ain ul Badr are buried in the fort in Rohtak.

His both son Maulana Iftikhar ud Din and Maul ana Kabir ud Din were born in Rohtak.

 

In 1287 Sultan Muiz ud Din Kiqabbad appointed Maulana Kabir ud Din as Khatib, Amer e Adel and Mutawalli of Meham and Maulana Aammad ud Din S/O Maulana Iftkhar ud Din as Qazi, Mufti and Muhtasib of Meham.

At present Haryana state has four division; Ambala, Rohtak, Gurgaon and Hissar. 

Meham is sub division of Rohtak. During the Muslim rule our family occupied places of knowledge, honor, spirituality and leadership. The family held the post of the local Qazi (judge), Mufti, Muhtasib, Amer e Adel and Khatib. In addition they had held high offices in both civil and military ranks at national level. They also contributed greatly in the fields of literature, education and spread out Islam in the surrounding districts of Delhi:

Rohtak, Gurgoan, Hissar, Karnal and Mewat. They also played an important part in the conversion and guidance of Hindu, Jats and Rajputs and some other tribes to Islam.

 

HAZRAT SHAH MUHAMMAD RAMZAN SHAHEED MEHAMI (RA)

 

"Hadi e Haryana" Hazrat Shah Muhammad Ramzan Shaheed Mehami (RA) was the prominent reformer of Haryana who typified this Da'wa. He was dissatisfied with the Sufi religious system under his father Hazrat Shah Abdul Azeem (RA) whose Rajput devotees present him with a tithe from every thing taken in their raids.

Hazrat Shah Muhammad Ramzan (RA) therefore left his family to study with Hazrat Shah Abdul Qadir (RA) and Hazrat Shah Abdul Aziz (RA) Delhivi the sons of Hazrat Shah Waliullah (RA). There he studied fourteen year ( 1783-1796).

Hazrat Shah Muhammad Ramzan made the Rajput Muslim conscious of their separate identity from Hindus.

Hazrat Shah Muhammad Ramzan was a crusading tablighi of Haryana.

He found that the converted Rajputs and Jats were in no way different from their Hindu counterparts in culture, customs and celebrations of religious festivals.

They were not only pir-parastand, qabr-parast they were also idol worshipers.

They celebrated Holi, Diwali and other Hindu festivals with zeal and dressed in the Hindu fashion.

Hazrat Shah Muhammad Ramzan (RA) used to sojourn in areas inhabited by such converted Rajputs, dissuade them from practicing Hindu rites and persuade them to marry their cousins (real uncles daughters which converts persistently refused to do). They equally detested eating cows flesh. To induced them to eat beef, he introduced new festivals like Mari yam ka Roza and Rot-bot. On this day, observed on 17 Raj jab, a pao of roasted beef placed on a fried bread, was distributed among relatives and near and dear ones. Hazrat Shah Muhammad Ramzan(RA) also encouraged such people to build mosques in large numbers, and to establish the wearing of Muslim dress and the observance of Islamic obligation. Waa'z (sermons) were employed as method of Da'wa. He also opposed "taqlid". Hindus also revered Hazrat Shah Muhammad Ramzan (RA) and in several Hindu villages there were "Shah Ramzan ke Chabutre" (raised platforms for Shah Ramzan).

He wrote in local language and dialects, sometime in the form of poems that could be recited and held debates with the scholars of other religious.

His famous books "AQAID E AZEEM","BULBUL BAGH E NABI" And"AKHIR GUTT" are available on" Haryanvi Siddiqui" page.

For further detail about Hazrat Shah Muhammad Ramzan (RA) in Urdu kindly read book "Hadi e Haryana" by Prof; Manzoor ul Haq Siddiqui After Muslim rule when the British took full control in Hindustan, they changed the administrative language and the system of governance, consequently the function of the Qazi and Mufti was terminated, all of their land grants were confiscated and the office holders (Qazi and Mufti) were made redundant.

As for their role in the Battle of Independence in 1857, this family was branded the leaders of the rebels and subsequently fourteen prominent members of the family were martyred. Their homes were dug up to two feet deep in order to find weapons and consequently numerous relics and artefacts that had been in the family’s possession for centuries were stolen by the soldiers.

Despite all these destructions the government was not able to stop the religious efforts of this family as it continued to teach and spread Islam.

During the years of the British Raj this family’s recognition was in the field of knowledge and nobility.The historical achievement of the family was that they prevented peoples from being converted to Christianity despite the fact that Christians were openly supported by the British government. According to the 1880 Census of the Rohtak District, there were just eighteen Christians from the indigenous population and half of the fourteen per cent of the Muslim population comprised of people whose ancestors had recently converted to Islam.

Due to the efforts of this family thousands of Jats, Rajputs and Mawati also embraced to Islam. During the British Raj the writers from this family made valuable contributions in the field of Urdu literature; composing and translating works on Sufism, Jurisprudence, Medicine, Critique, History, Biographies, Biography of the Prophet (SAW), Law, Philosophy, Ethics, Politics, Astronomy, Municipal administration, Logic, Literature, Morphology, Dictionaries and Comparative Religions.

 

PIRZADA MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN ARIF MEHAMI (1856-1928)

 

Among them a jewel of our family was Pirzada Muhammad Hussain Arif Mehami. He passed Punjab Entrance Examination in 1875 with fifth position in Punjab and first position among nine passed Muslim student. He was the first member of our family who attend the college. He attended Govt College Lahore and complete his graduation with Mathematics and Philosophy from Calcutta University in 1879. Because Punjab University established in 1882. He also passed "High professionsci in Art Test" examination (professional career test) in 1879 and stood first. He awarded Malerkotla McLeod Medal and Macleod Arabic fellowship in 1880 and appointed as Asstant Professor "Head of Urdu Department" at Oriental College Lahore in 1881.

He was the first MA persien of Punjab University in 1883 with first class. He passed Cambridge International Examinations in 1885 and appointed District Judge in 1890. Govt sent him Kashmir on deputation in 1906 there he established High Court and he was the only single Judge of this High Court for four year.

When he was Divisional and Session Judge in 1910 he was awarded "Khan Bahadur" title. During Delhi Darbar in 1911 he was awarded "Chair" and introduced as ; "Pirzada Maulvi Mohammad Hussain Khan Sahib (1897) Khan Bahadur (1910).

M.A.of the Punjab University (1883), Divisional and Sessions Judge Hissar. He belong to very old and respectable Qureshi family of Maham, District Rohtak.

Several members of the family held high posts under Pathan Kings and Mughal Emperors of Delhi. The family played a conspicuous role in the conversion and reformation of the Muhammadan Rajputs in the Districts of Hissar, Rohtak,

Karnal and Gurgaon. Pirzada Mohammad Hussain Khan has done much for enriching the vernacular literature by translating works on Astronomy, Hydrostatics, Jurisprudence, Constitutional law, Political Economy and Philosophy into Urdu and is the author of many books in additions" His book collection known as "Collection of Pirzada Muhammad Hussain Arif" consists of 165 manuscripts and 809 books in Arabic, Persian and Urdu available at Punjab University Library Lahore.

Some books "Khazeena e Muaarif", "Masnavi Aqad Gowher Motiyoon Ka Haar", "Safar Naama Ibne Batoota" and "Qasida Barda Banat Saad" are available on "Haryanvi Siddiqui"page.

In India our ancestors lived in Rohtak and Meham (Haryana State) more than 700 years (1220-19247). During the partition of 1947 one tenth of the Muslim population of Rohtak was martyred and the rest was forced to flee to Pakistan due to massacres of Muslims by the Hindu and Sikh fanatics.

Presently most of the descendants of "Harryanvi Siddiqui" are settled in Pakistan but scattered.....................contd.