Shaykh al-Masha’ikh Aftaab-e-Hidaayat, Mahtaab-e-Wilaayat Hadrat Sayyid Meer Ahmad Kalpwi Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho is the thirty first Imam and Shaykh of the Silsila Aaliyah Qadiriyah Barakatiyah Ridawiyyah Nooriyah.


He was born in the Kalpi Shareef (India)


His blessed name is Meer Sayyid Ahmed kalpwi Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho


His father’s name is Meer Sayyid Muhammad bin Abi Saeed Al Hassani Tirmizi Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho.


He was a very well qualified Aalim and Faadhil. He attained his education firstly at the feet of his beloved father. His father then appointed his Khalifa Hadrat Afzal bin Abdur Rahmaan Ilaahabadi Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho as his teacher. His teacher loved him dearly and taught him well. He qualified under Hadrat Afzal Ilaahabadi Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho and graduated to be a very well accomplished teacher. [Wafiyaat al-A’laam, Page186]

He was the Mureed and Khalifa of his father, Hadrat Meer Sayyid Muhammad Kalpwi Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho. He was allowed to take the position of his father at the age of 24.


He was an embodiment of apparent and hidden knowledge and a great Aabid and Aarif. He was always engrossed in the Ibaadat of Almighty Allah. He possessed wonderful character and was very kind and generous. His entire life was in accordance with the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam.

He had a special connection to the Darbaar of Hadrat Khaja Ghareeb Nawaaz Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho. Once whilst in Ajmer Shareef with his father, he attained great spiritual blessings through the Rooh of Hadrat Khaja Ghareeb Nawaaz Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho.

His sight was very powerful. If he placed his spiritual sight on any person, that person would lose control and become physically unconscious. Once a person came to him and said that his heart had become very hard, and even if a close relative of family member passed away, he felt nothing. He requested the Shaykh to place his blessed sight on him. Hadrat held both his hands and then shook them, but he still remained in the same condition.

He did this thrice and on the third time, his heart became soft and tears began to flow from his eyes. When he regained his senses, he immediately took bai’at at the hands of the Shaykh and became from amongst his devotees.



He wrote various books during his lifetime. Some of the books that he wrote are:

  • Jaami’ul Kalam
  • Sharah Asma’ul Husna
  • Risala Mu’aarif
  • Mushaahidaat Sufiyah
  • Diwaan-e-Sher


Almighty Allah blessed him with three sons, who served the Deen-e-Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam in the footsteps of their beloved father. They were all great Ulama and true servants of Allah. Their names are:

  1. Hadrat Sayyid Shah Fazlullah Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho
  2. Hadrat Sayyid Shah Sultan Maqsood Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho
  3. Hadrat Sayyid Shah Sultan Mahmood Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho


He passed away on a Monday or Thursday, 19th of Safar al-Muzaffar, 1084. His Mazaar Sharif is situated in Kalpi Shareef (India).