Ahmad Saeed Kazmi (Urdu: احمد سعید کاظمی) was a well known scholar and Sufi of international fame, living in Multan. He is well known for his contribution to the Pakistan Movement, Urdu Translation and Explanation (Tafseer) of Quran, Dars-e-Hadith and many other religious services for the sake of Islam.
Hazrat Allama Syed Ahmed Saeed Kazmi was born at Mohalla Katkoi, Amroha (India) on Thursday, 13 March 1913 (04 Rabi-us-Sani 1331 Hijri). His father Syed Muhammad Mukhtar Ahmad Shah Kazmi died when Ahmed Saeed was still an infant. Because of knowledge, piety and nobility his family was very famous. The family relates with Imam Musa Kazim through 35 steps, and this is why he is called Kazmi.
Allama Syed Ahmad Saeed Kazmi was only 6 years old when his father died at the age of 39. Therefore his eldest brother Sayyed Muhammad Khalil Kazmi brought him up. Because all of his family members were highly educated, he got his basic education from his mother. Later on his uncle gave him Sanad-e-Hadith and Spiritual education which polished his god gifted qualities.
Sayyed Nafir Alam’s was a Sufi Saint, he used to celebrate the Urs of Khawja Moin-ud-Din Chishti Ajmeri in Multan. He invited young Ahmad Saeed to debate in Multan. When he listened to his speech, he was greatly impressed. So he continuously requested Ahmad Saeed to permanently shift to Multan. Therefore he migrated to Multan in the early 1935.
In Multan, he started teaching in his own home near Tinan Wali Khoi. In November 1935 he started giving lectures in Masjid Hafiz Fateh Sher Outside Lohari Gate, which continued for 18 years. After that He started Dars-e-Hadith in Hazrat Chup Shah’s Mosque and completed Mishkat Sharif followed by Bukhari Sharif. Here he soon became famous due to his knowledge.
In that era, Muslims of India were struggling for their independence and their major party was Muslim League. Sayyed Ahmad Saeed was impressed by Muslim League’s program therefore he joined it. In the area of Southern Punjab, he worked hard to spread political awareness among Muslims and to bring them at the platform of Muslim League. He never met with Quaid-e-Azam yet he was connected with him through mail.
He got married in a noble family in 1934 at the age of 21, but his wife died after 9 years. In these nine years, she gave birth to 4 daughters, 3 of them died in infancy while the fourth one was married with his nephew Zia-ul-Matin Kazmi, she also gave birth to four daughters and died in 1962. His second wife also belonged to Sufism and was a Mureed of Sayyed Khalil Ahmad Kazmi
Sayyed Ahmad Saeed had six sons and six daughters. The Names of Sons are following. Sayyed Mazhar Saeed Kazmi ( Ex professor in English literature in Bahaudiin Zakeria University Multan, chairman of tenzim ul madaris and Member of Islamic Council of Ideology) Sayyed Sajjad Saeed Kazmi (Ex banker and now Running a network of English Medium Schools) Sayyed Hamid Saeed Kazmi (Federal minister, Ministry of religious affairs and hajj) Dr. Sayyed Rashid Saeed Kazmi (doctor, currently residing in England) Sayyed Arshad Saeed Kazmi (a great expert in Aloom-e-hadith) Sayyed Tahir Saeed Kazmi (running his own school by the name of Hope) All of his daughters and sons are highly educated and are working/retired from good posts in different departments. His elder son Mazhar Saeed had taken charge of his seat after his death. The youngest daughter expired in summers of 2004.
He founded Madrasa Arabia Anwar-ul-Uloom in 1943 (1362 hijri), situated near Chowk Kumharanwala Multan. This Islamic schools is providing higher education including Dars-e-Hadith, Dars-e-Nizami, Hifz, Tajveed, etc. Its degrees are equivalent to Bachelors and Masters degrees. A hostel is attached where poor and needy students live free of cost. Madarsa Arbia Anwar ul uloom was initially in muahallah qadeer abad. And it was stated there till early 1990. and because of the large number of students, a piece of land was purchased in new multan. and then madarsah was transferred to this new place. Now his elder son Sahibzada Syed Mazher Saeed Kazmi is serving as Mohtamim. His son Sahibzada Syed Arshed Saeed Kazmi is serving as Shaikh-ul-Hadis..he never wrote his name Al-Husyni.the spelling of his name is Syed Ahmed Saeed Kazmi
He wrote many books, some of them are following:
He was the either the founder of most Muslim organizations or was the part of them. Like Jama'at e Ahlesunnat (Islahi wing، school of thought), Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (political wing، school of thought), Dawat e Islami (Tableeghi wing، school of thought, Anjuman talaba e islam (student wing، school of thought).
On the request of Nawab of Bahawalpur and nawab of kalabagh Hazoor Ghazali e zaman accepted the post of Shaikh ul Hadith in Islamia university of Bahawalpur. And he taught there for long time. Where he fulfill the spiritual needs of the people of Bahawalpur. And within no time he was the popular person in the area in Ilm e Hadith.