Shaykh Ahmad al-Nuri
From Hakim Abd al-Hayy al-Hasani’s ‘Nuzhat al-Khawatir’ (p.1166)
Salam. I found the following brief biographical entry for the spiritual guide of Mawlana Ahmad Rida Khan which I wanted to share with others who might find it of interest. This same scholar was mentioned by Mawlana Ahmad Rida himself in his Ijazah to Shaykh Abd al-Hayy al-Kattani mentioned elsewhere on this blog. Hakim Abd al-Hayy al-Hasani said:
The pious scholar, Shaykh Abul Hussain bin Zahoor Hasan bin Aal Rasul bin Aal Barakat bin Hamza bin Aal Muhammad bin Barakatullah al-Hussaini al-Wasiti al-Marehrawi, better known as Ahmad al-Nuri.
He was from the Sufi scholars, he was born and raised in Marehra and began studies from a young age. He took hadith and the spiritual path from his grandfather Sayyid Aal Rasul.
He took the pattern chained narration of firstness (musalsal bil-awwaliyyah) from Shaykh Ahmad Hasan al-Muradabadi from Shaykh Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Dimyati from Shaykh al-Muammar Muhammad bin Abd al-Aziz from Shaykh al-Muammar Abil Khair bin Amus al-Rashidi from Shaykh al-Islam Zayn al-Din Zakariyyah al-Ansari. And this is a very high/elevated chain. I met him in Bhopal more than once and took from him the pattern chained narration of firstness. He was a pious scholar, possessed a radiant face, noble/honourable/generous, heavy set, of a medium height and eloquent.
He has a number of works in the furu and usul, amongst them being:
- Al-Nur wal-Baha fi Asanid al-Hadith wa Salasil al-Awliyah
He passed away with 11 days of Rajab having passed in the year 1324.