Hadhrat Sufi Muhammad Iqbal Qureshi writes regarding Hadhrat Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (ra):

Hujjat al-Islam Maulana Qasim Nanautwi (ra) would refer to him as Abu Hanifah-e-‘Asr (The Abu Hanifah of his time). Hadhrat ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri Muhaddith (ra) would refer to him as ‘Faqeeh an-Nafs’.[1] Our [spiritual] guide Hadhrat Hakeem al-Ummah Maulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi (ra) would say that he was ‘Imam-e-Waqt’ (the Imam of his time).

Ma’arif al-Akabir, Maktabah Arsalan, Page 395

 


[1] Explaining this term, Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi ‘Uthmani writes:  ‘’Faqih an-Nafs” is among the terminology used by the fuqaha [jurists]. It refers to that person, who after long engagement with the science of fiqh, is granted by Allah Almighty a natural disposition with which one is able to come to correct conclusions [in matters of fiqh] without referring to books.‘’See https://zakariyya.wordpress.com/2007/06/11/the-rank-of-recent-hanafi-jurists/ for more details.

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