Friday, October 17, 2008
Salahuddin Wali was the last son of Sulaiman Waliyullah. He was born on 1051 A.H. He studied under his father and elder brothers. He is highly talented Arabic poet. He has contributed profusely to Arabic literature.Mappillai Lebbai Alim Wali once said that Salahuddin Wali is one of the eminent poets the Arab world has everseen. Sadakathulla Appa says that Salahuddin is the youngest among our brothers but he is the greatest of us in Knowledge.
One of his major composition is "umdatul Hujjaj". He has also composed a extensive mawild in praise of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (sal) . It is called Tarafal Alam. He traveled many parts of Tamil Nadu and propagated Islam, Arabic and Arabu and Tamil. He died at Kalakkad Erwadi and was buried there. His shrine is there.
Sadakathulla Appa Waliyullah is widely known as Madihur Rasul. Sadakathulla Appa was the third son of Saint Sulaiman Waliyullah. He was born on 1042 A.H. He studied under his father. Later he went to Adirampattinam and studied under his father’s class mate Magudoom Shaikh Abdul Qadir alias Magudoom Shinnina Lebbai Alim Wali who built the Jumma Mosque in Adirampattinam around 1640 A.D Magudoom Shinnina Wali and Sulaiman Wali studied under Periya Shamsuddeen Wali around 1020 A.H. He taught both men and jinns.
Qasidatul Witriyyah is the famousArabic Epic of Sadakathulla Appa. He has composed several thousand lines of long and short poems. His works also include commentaries on the works of famous Arab authors, criticism on some famous writings and contributions in the form of takhmis and tashtir. He visited various parts of India and preached Islam. He met the great Moghul emperor Aurangazib at Jamiah Mosque near the Red Fort, Delhi. The emperor maintained good relatinship with him and appointed his son Muhammad Lebbai Alim Wali as one of the scholars in the group of Alims who had prepared the famous fatwas called Fatwa Alamgiri. Sadakathulla Appa worked in Mecca and Madina for two years. He taught various subjects to the students in the holy cities. His younger brothers Salahuddin Wali and Samu Shihabuddin Wali traveled with him and propagated Islam. Sadakathulla Appa mostly spent his time in prayer and Dikr at Errattai Kulam Palli. At his old age he stayed at Keelakarai. Follwing Sadakathulla Appa SeethaKadi also went and settled at Keelakarai. When his master and guide Magudoom Shinnina Lebbai Alim came to Erwadi, he invited him and requested to stay at Keelakarai.The shrines of saint Magudoom Sinnina Alim and of a saint sadakathulla Appa are at Keelakarai.
Hafil Ameer Wali: (Approximately 990 A.H – 1070 A.H)
Hafil Ameer Waliyullah’s birth and death years are unknown, but he was a student of Periya Shamsuddeen Waliyullah and also a classmate of Saint Sulaiman. Hence we can assume that he had lived between 990 A.H and 1070 A.H. He was hard working, sincere and obedient student. While he was a student, he went to see his beloved teacher Periya Shamsuddeen Wali and he was asked to stand near his resident door for a short time, but the spiritual guide came back only in the early morning and surprised to see his student was standing throughout the night. He appreciated him for his obedience and respect for his master. He prayed Almighty Allah to grace him good memory power and wide knowledge of various subjects. Soon he became an excellent Hafil and an eminent scholar. It was he who found out Arabu -Tamil writing method and also developed Arabu-Tamil literature. Like his professor, Saint Shamsuddeen, he also learnt the art of controlling and teaching jinns. Like his classmates, Saint Sulaiman and Saint Magudoom Sinnina Lebbai Alim, he also performed many miracles. His tomb is at Hafil Ameer Mosque.