‘Shaykh-ul-Islam’ title?

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri suddenly started to be called himself as ‘Shaykh-ul-Islam’ whereas no one gave him this title

The first person to award the title of “Shaykh ul Islam” to Dr Tahir ul Qadri was al-Mu`ammar Hadrat as-Sayyid Ghulâm Rasûl Shâh Khâkî of Chakwâl (Pîr Khâkî Shâh Sâhib) who had died at the age of 130 years! He awarded this title before 1994 when he passed away. He was a direct student of Imâm al-Hind Mawlânâ Shâh Ahmad Ridâ Khân al-Barêlwî and was among the main khalîfas (spiritual successor) of Naqîb al-Ashrâf Sayyidunâ Ibrâhîm Sayfuddîn of Baghdad. He also had association with Pîr Shâh Sharafuddîn, Khawâja Muhammad Qâsim Kiyânî Moharwî, Sayyidunâ Mihr `Alî Shâh Golrawî, Hâfiz Khawâja `Abd al-Karîm [`Îdghahî], as-Sayyid Jamâ`at `Alî Shâh [`Alîpûrî], Yahyâ Qalandar, Mawlânâ Amjad `Alî Ridwî, Mawlânâ Kifâyatullâh Dehelwî and Mawlânâ Anwar Shâh Kashmîrî. He would give the title of “Shaykh-ul-Islam” to Shaykh Tahir-ul-Qadri and desired only for him to lead his janâza prayer. The Shaykh-ul-Hadîth of The Minhaj University, al-`Allâma Muhammad Mi`râj-ul-Islâm (direct student of Hadrat ash-Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shâh al-Azharî – quddisa sirruh) narrated directly (mubâsharan) that he heard ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Rasûl Shâh Khâkî say:

“mujhe HaDrat ghawth a`Zam sayyid `abdul-qâdir jîlânî raHmatullâhi `alayh ne Hukm diyâ he ke logo kô batâdô ke muHammad Tahir-ul-qâdrî shaykh-ul-islâm hê!”“Hadrat Ghawth A`zam Sayyid `Abdul-Qâdir Jîlânî ordered me to tell the people that Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is Shaykh-ul-Islam!”

He then sent a flag to Shaykh Tahir-ul-Qadri with the following written on it: “Shaykh-ul-Islam Professor Doctor Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri”. This flag was gifted by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri to Shaykh-ul-Hadîth al-`Allâma Muhammad Mi`râj-ul-Islâm who still has it among his possessions. The above has been reported by abundant witnesses amongst whom is the son of as-Sayyid Rasûl Shâh Khâkî, as-Sayyid Mahmûd-ul-Hasan Shâh Khâkî who writes in his book “Tadhkira e Khâkî”:

“Hadrat Pîr Sayyid Rasûl Shâh Khâkî bestowed upon Professor Doctor Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri the title of Shaykh-ul-Islam after putting into consideration his services for the Dîn. He would often say that ‘Professor Sâhib’s service to the Dîn is exactly according to the times which is the need of this era. He is working exactly according to the Sharî`a… He is striving for Mustafawî Inqilâb.’ He further said, ‘If someone is not supporting Professor Sâhib, he should at least not oppose him.’ He futher added, ‘Finding someone with his capabilities and perfections is difficult. In truth, Qadri Sâhib’s [[murshid]], Sayyidunâ Tâhir `Alâ’uddîn Qâdrî’s special blessings (khâS naZar) are upon him due to which his work is increasing.”(Mahmûdul-Hasan Shâh Khâkî, Tadhkira-e-Khâkî, Section 3)

Here are some other facts:

Vice chancellor of al-Azhar ash-Sharîf, ash-Shaykh Usama al-`Abd refers Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri as al-Fâdil al-Jalîl Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri:

Here is the praises of Imâm al-Akbar Shaykh al-Azhar Dr Muhammad Sayyid Tantâwî for Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri (click to read)

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Here is a message of support in which again Dr. Qadri was called Shaykh-ul-Islam:
http://www.minhaj.org/english/tid/15026/Messages-of-Support-to-Peace-for-Humanity-Conference.html

Here is the praises of Mufti al-A`zam Egypt `Alî Jumu`ah for Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri (click to read)

Here are the praises of ash-Shaykh al-Ustâdh Dr Ahmad `Umar Hâshim (former president of prestigious Al-Azhar University of Egypt) for Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri (click to read)

Al-Azhar Sharîf officially endorsed Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri’s Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings (click to read)

Dr. Qadri was given the title of “mujaddid” by his own murshid, the head of the Qâdrî Tarîqa, Qudwa al-Awliyâ’ ash-Shaykh as-Sayyid Tâhir `Alâ’uddîn al-Gîlânî al-Baghdâdî (quddisa sirruh). Ash-Shaykh Ahmad az-Zubaydî of Syria who is from the family of Sayyidunâ al-Imâm al-A`zam Abû Hanîfa (radiyallâhu `anhu) reports that he personally heard Sayyidunâ as-Sayyid Tâhir `Alâ’uddîn al-Qâdrî al-Gîlânî referring to him as “Mujaddid (Reviver of Islam)”. Ash-Shaykh az-Zubaydi is a leading scholar whose father’s standing was such that he was known as Abu Hanifa as-Saghir.

Al-Azhar University have been inviting Dr. Qadri for a long time for a visit which finally occurred in 2012. Here is a video showing a warm welcome they gave to Dr. Qadri upon arrival:

Dr. Qadri is one of the people of Allah, so fear Allah before slandering him lest you bring punishment upon yourself. Listen to how the Pîr of Dewal Sharîf reveals his status in wilâya:

Pir Amin Ul Hasnat Shah`s Coments about Shaykh-ul-Islam

Pir Fazl e Rabbani Narian Sharif on great status of Shaykh ul Islam