Hazrat Delwar Hossain

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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Delwar Hossain Maizbhandari
Sufism, Islam, Maizbhandari
Main Countries of Activity: 
Bangladesh, Pakistan
Date of Birth: 
27th February 1893
Place of Birth: 
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Date Left His/Her Body: 
16th January 1982


Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Delwar Hossain Maizbhandari is popularly known as the lineal heir of Hazrat Gausul Azam Maizbhandari Hazrat Kebla Kaba (Ochi-E-Gausul Azam).

This great mystic leader expounded the Maizbhandari Philosophy through his inestimable writings.

Hazrat Delwar Hossain was born on 27th February 1893. He was the son of Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Faizul Huq and grandson of Hazrat Gausul Azam Maizbhandari Hazrat Kebla Kaba.

At the age of 9, Hazrat Delwar Hossain lost his father. Hazrat Kebla Kaba used to like him so much that he affectionately used to call Hazrat Delwar Hossain as "Dela Myna". Within the context of Bengali culture, this implies that Hazrat Delwar Hossain was the dearest to Hazrat Kebla Kaba.

Upon completion of formal higher education in Islamic religion and philosophy, Hazrat Delwar Hossain Maizbhandari had made extensive studies on various subjects covering Quran, Hadith, Mysticism, History, Philosophy, and Logic. He had exemplary command on various languages, including, Bengali, Urdu, English, Arabic, and Persian.

In essence, Hazrat Gausul Azam Maizbhandari is being considered as the vast ocean of knowledge and Hazrat Delwar Hossain, unmasked this knowledge and features of Maizbhandari teaching through his writings.

He used to say: "I am the fountain of the Ocean of compassion of Hazrat Gausul Azam Maizbhandari".

Hazrat Delwar Hossain’s writings are considered as challenge to those, who often fail to translate the true spirit of Quran and Sunnah. His famous book "Belayet Emotlaka" contains various scholastic issues of life within the context of Quran and Sunnah and provides valuable direction for the mankind in this world and hereafter.

Many Islamic scholars, including Hazrat Moulana Azizul Hoque Sher-E- Bangla noted extremely high of Hazrat Delwar’s writings.

Hazrat Delwar Hossain received his spiritual blessings from Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Aminul Huq Maizbhandari (one of the nephews and leading Khalifa of Hazrat Gausul
Azam Maizbhandari Shah Sufi Moulana Syed Ahmed Ullah (Hazrat Kebla Kaba) and then from Hazrat Kebla Kaba himself. He also received "Ilme Marefat" (mystic knowledge) from his father-in-law Hazrat Shah Sufi Moulana Syed Golamur Rahman (Baba Bhandari).

He used to explain the message of Hazrat Kebla Kaba to the common people and teach them the true way of accomplishing "Ibadat". He had always encouraged the devotees to lead ideal life as integral human being.

Hazrat Delwar Hossain led a very simple and pious life within the strong fold of Shariah, as outlined in Quran and Sunnah.

Hazrat Delwar Hossain Maizbhandari had established many philanthropic, educational and social institutions, focusing the need for serving the cause of the universal
humanity. Throughout his life, he provided guidance and direction to innumerable people for becoming a good quality human being.

He died on 16th January 1982.


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