Wiladat is on 1st Ramadan 1438 Hijri. This will be approx Saturday 27th May 2017 (Dependant on the moon sighting for the blessed month of Ramadan)
The third “Sultan-ul-Faqr” status is adorned by the beloved soul of the chief of all the Qutabs, Abdals and Awliya Hazrat Mahboob-e-Subhani Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allah Anhu. His grandeur and splendour in the world of Sufism and Faqr does not require any introduction as his dignity and honour is brighter than sun, and his attributes and virtues are countless.
Ghaus-ul-Azam Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allah Anhu was born on Friday the first of Ramadan in 470 Hijri (1078 A.D). His lineage goes back to Hazrat Mohammad Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam from faternal as well as maternal side. His father Hazrat Abu Saleh Musa Jangi Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh was a Hassani Syed and his mother Umm-ul-Khair was a Hussaini Syed. He got the heritage of Faqr from Hazrat Mohammad Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam through blood as well as soul. He was the complete manifestation of the reality of the Divine resplendent innerself of Mohammad Sall Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam. All the virtues and attributes of his holyself were evident from Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allah Anhu. The grandeur of his status was visible since birth.
He was born on the night of first Ramadan. The next day was the first fast of Ramadan. He didn’t take motherfeed during the day the whole month and only drank milk after Maghrib and before Fajar prayer. Next year appearance of the moon of Ramadan was doubtful due to clouds. It was the 29th of Shaban. The next day when Ghaus-ul-Azam didn’t take any milk his mother understood that it was the first of Ramadan. Afterwards it was confirmed through reliable witnesses. His son Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Razzaq Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh states that once his father Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allah Anhu was asked that when did he come to know that he had got the status of beloved friend of Allah? He answered, “when I was ten years old I used to go to a religious school. On the way I used to see angels around me, when I reached the school I heard them saying “let the beloved friend of Allah sit, leave place for him”. When this happened many times, I was assured that Allah has blessed me with the honourable status of his friend (a Wali)”.
Meaning: My foot is over the neck of every saint !
Meaning: Ghaus-ul-Azam Razi Allah Anhu has got the same status among the sufis and saints as Mohammad Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam has got among the Prophets.
Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Rehmat-ul-Allah Alayh says:
Meaning: Ghaus-ul-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani Razi Allah Anhu is the King of both the worlds and the leader of progeny of Adam. All the humans, angels and jins are full of praise for him.