Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s paternal grandfather Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amir ud-Din, Military Secretary of the Nizam (far right) with H.E.H. Osman Ali Khan Asaf Jah VII, Nizam of Hyderabad, and Jawaharlal Nehru at the King Kothi Palace, Hyderabad.
See, Military Records from Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amiruddin’s Service to H.E.H. The Nizam of Hyderabad
Eleanor Roosevelt with the world’s wealthiest monarch, H.E.H. Asaf Jah VII the Nizam of Hyderabad on March 16, 1952. Behind Mrs. Roosevelt (far left in official head dress) is Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amir ud-Din, Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s paternal grandfather, the Military Secretary to H.E.H. the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Asaf Jahi Coat of Arms
- Paternal Family
- “Who is more honorable than the descendants of the Prophet (saws )? Woe to you! Woe to you! All the fitna/corruption is from this, because you left the banner of the Prophet (saws) and his children…” (Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani qadasAllahu sirrahul ‘Aziz, Oct 2012, Saltanat.org)
A fragment of Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s original paternal family tree. This document is written on parchment paper and is traced back through the Deccan, to Delhi, Central Asia, Syria, to Iraq. It traces his descent back to the Prophet Muhammad, through Imam Hasan al-Askari and his son Sayyid ‘Ali Akbar and his son Sayyid ‘Ali Asghar.
In her book “Pain and Grace: A Study of Two Mystical Writers of Eighteenth-Century Muslim India” p. 32, Dr. Annemarie Schimmel writes: “Khwaja Mir Dard’s family, like many nobles, from Bukhara; led their pedigree back to Baha’uddin Naqshband, after whom the Naqshbandi order is named, and who was a descendant, in the 13th generation of the 11th…imam al-Hasan al-Askari.”
Like the venerable Baha al-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin is a direct lineal descendant of ten of the Twelve Imams from the family of the Prophet (S) from his paternal side; tracing his lineage to the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) through Imam Hasan al-Askari (alaihi salam), and a descendant of Imam Hasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib from his maternal grandmother, thereby making him a descendant of eleven out of the twelve imams of the biological progeny of the Prophet Muhammad.
- Master Islamic Occultists
(Left to Right) Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s paternal great great great grandfather Nawab Sayyid Munir-ud-din Khan-Bahadur, Secunder Yar Jang II, Asaf Jahi, Jagirdar, Taluqdar, Subedar, Commissioner, then his son, Nawab Sayyid Karim-ud-din Khan-Bahadur Asaf Jahi, Jagirdar, then his son, Nawab Sayyid Farid-ud-din Khan, then his son, Nawab Lt. Col. Sayyid Mohammed Amir ud-Din Khan, the Military Secretary to H.E.H. Asaf Jah VII the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Asaf Jah VI His Highness Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Siddiqui
The Master Arabic-occultist Nawab Sayyid Munir ud-Din Khan-Bahadur, Taluqdar, Secunder Yar Jang II, Asaf Jahi (centre) is the great grandfather of Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s grandfather. He is mentioned by name in the book “Hyderabad State List of Leading Officials, Nobles and Personages” published by Hyderabad Residency Government Press.
On page 59 of the book “Tulasī kī sāhitya-sādhanā: The Legacy of the Nizams”, published by the H.E.H The Nizam’s Urdu Trust Hyderabad, author Lallana Rāya writes of the relationship between Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s ancestor Nawab Sayyid Munir ud-Din Khan-Bahadur and the King of Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Siddiqi, stating Nawab Sayyid Munir ud-Din Khan was a teacher of occult Islamic practices to the King.
Rāya writes: “(The King) Mir Mahboob Ali Khan was known to possess healing power for snake bite. With his spell, it is said that the venom of the snake would abate. It was his order that if anyone from the public had a snake bite, he could approach him…It is said that Nawab Muneer uddin Khan Taluqdar (Landlord) who knew this spell, taught the mantra to Mir Mahboob Ali Khan. When a man suffered from a snake bite, the name of the Mahboob Ali had to be mentioned in these terms: “Mahboob Ali Pasha Ki Dohaee”. Then, the venom would not spread further, or in other words, the venom of the snake would abate. Hence, the name of Mahboob Ali Pasha, and the practice of spell of snake bite became famous throughout Hyderabad.” [Tulasī kī sāhitya-sādhanā: The Legacy of the Nizams by Lallana Rāya, published by the H.E.H The Nizam’s Urdu Trust Hyderabad, 2002. p. 59].
Asaf Jahi flag of Hyderabad State
Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s great-grandfather Nawab Sayyid Farid ud-Din Khan-Bahadur Asaf Jahi. Nawab Farid ud-Din was the Director of Forestry in the Princely Nizam State. He was educated at The University of Edinburgh.
Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s paternal great grandmother Ella Allen (Halima Farid ud-Din). Her brother Murray Allen was a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland. She converted to Islam when she was 16 years old after dreaming of the Ka’aba and married his great grandfather Nawab Syed Farid ud-Din Khan-Bahadur Asaf Jahi two years later while he was in Scotland. She followed the Qadiri Sufi Order, and was a Murid of Naqeeb al-Ashraaf fi Dar al-Islam Pir Ibrahim Saheb of Baghdad, Iraq. She had spiritual association with Abu Nasr Sahab, a Qadiri Sufi Saint and reknowned Majdhub from Baghdad, who lived in Hyderabad. She dreamt of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) more than 27 times, and claimed to have seen him while conscious during Hajj when she was in Madina tul-Munawwara.
Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III
Sayyid Amiruddin’s paternal grandmother Safia Ali Akbar.
Herself a descendant of Imam Ja’far al Sadiq, Sayyid Amiruddin’s paternal grandmother the late Safia Ali Akbar shared a great grandfather with Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC, the 48th Imam of the Nizari Ismaili community. This makes Sayyid Amiruddin a fourth cousin of His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan IV, the 49th Nizari Ismaili Imam.
Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s paternal grandparents Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amir ud-Din Khan, Military Secretary to H.E.H. Asaf Jah VII the Nizam of Hyderabad, and Safia Ali Akbar.
Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amir-ud Din, grandfather of Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin at the age of 98 (Hijri), after Ramadan night prayers and the Khatm al-Khwajagan one month prior to his passing.
Maternal lineage: From his maternal grandmother, Sayyid Amiruddin is a Hasanid, and a 26th generation maternal descendent of Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (may Allah be well pleased with him), the Cardinal Saint of Sufism. His lineage is as follows. Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin, son of, Sayyida Fazal un-Nisa,daughter of, Sayyida Habib un-Nisa Mohammedi Qadiri, daughter of, Sayyid Shah Ahmad Badshah Qadiri al-Musawi, son of, Sayyid Shah Pir Badshah Qadiri, son of, Sayyid Husayni Badshah Qadiri, son of, Sayyid Shah Musa Qadiri, al-Musawi (Qadas Allahu Sirrah) son of, Sayyid Muhiuddin Muhammad son of, Sayyid Shah Darwaysh Muhiuddin Qadiri son of, Sayyid Muhiuddin Qadiri son of, Sayyid Shah Ghulam Mohiuddin al-Qadiri (Pir Shah Mohiuddin Thani Qadiri) son of, Sayyidul Abdaal Syed Shah ‘Abd al- Lateef Qadiri, Lawbali, al-Hamawi son of, Syed Shah Taher, son of, Syed Shah Sharfuddin Zahid Qadiri, son of, Syed Kamaluddin Arif Qadiri al-Hamawi, son of, Syed Shah Nasiruddin Hashim Qadiri, son of, Syed Qutbuddin Muhammad, son of, Syed Shabbuddin Ahmed, son of, Syed Badruddin Hassan, son of, Syed Shah Shaykh Alauddin Abul Hasan ‘Ali, son of, Syed Shamshuddin Mohammed Thani, son of, Syed Saifuddin Abu Zakariyya Yahya-Al- Hamawi Wa Baghdadi son of, Syed Zaheeruddin-al- Bagdadi, son of, Syed Abu Nasr Shamsuddin, son of, Syed Imaduddin Abi Saleh Nasr Qadiri, son of, Syed Al Aqtab Sayyid Shah Tajuddin ‘Abdur Razack Qadiri, son of, Qutb Al ‘Arifeen, Sayyid Al Mashriqayn, Naib Al Rasulullah, Arif Billahil Qaili Bi Amrillah ‘Qadami Hadhi ‘Ala Raqbati Kulli Waliyillahi, Imamul Awliya I Fakhal Asfiyai Ghawthus Samadani Ma’shuqir Rabbani Sahibish Sharia’ti Madanil Tariqati Wal Haqiqati Muhiyillahi Wad Din, Jaddina Wa Shaykhina Wa Sayyidina Wa Mawlana Sayyidina ‘Abd al-Qadir al Hasaniul Husayni, al-Ja’fari, al-Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala ‘anhu).
Hadrat Sayyid Shah Musa Qadiri al-Hasani qadasAllahu sirrahul ‘aziz (left), maternal ancestor of Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin and a direct descendant of Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
Sayyid A. Amiruddin’s mother’s brother, Syed Vicaruddin being granted the distinguished rank of Officer of the Royal Order of Alaouite by Sahib al-Jalalah, ’Amir al-Mu’minin, Nassarahu-Illah; His Majesty Commander of the Faithful, may God grant him victory, the King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The Order of Wissam Alaouite or the Royal Order of Al-Alaoui is a military decoration of Morocco which is bestowed by the King of Morocco upon those civilians and military officers who have displayed heroism in combat. The decoration was established on January 11, 1913 and is awarded in five classes: Grand Cross (Grand Croix), Grand Officer (Grand Officier), Commander (Commandeur), Officer (Officier) and Knight (Chevalier).
Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin’s mother visits in Jeddah, KSA, HRH the great grandson of Sharif Ali bin Hussein (1879–1935), King of Hejaz and Grand Sharif of Mecca. Sharif Ali ibn Hussein was the eldest son of Sharif Huissein bin Ali, the first modern King of Hejaz, of the Hashemite family. With the passing of the kingship from his father he also became the heir to the title of Caliph, but he did not adopt the caliphal office and style.
With H.E. the Naqib al-Ashraaf Sayed Ahmad Dhafar al-Jilani, Sajjada Nashin (Custodian) of the Mosque and Tomb of Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, Baghdad, Iraq.
With H.E. the new Naqib al-Ashraaf al-Shaykh Sayed ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Jilani the Custodian of the Mosque and Tomb of Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, Baghdad, Iraq.
Visit by His Eminence Pir Salman al-Gailani, son of H.E. Pir Najmuddin al-Gailani, son of Naqib al-Ashraaf Pir Syed Ibrahim Saif al-Din al-Gailani, Custodian of the Mosque and Tomb of Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, Grandson of Iraq’s first Prime Minister, Qutb al-Aqtab Naqib al-Ashraaf Syed ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Gailani.