Hazrat Khwajah Huzaifah Marshi
His title is Sadeedud Deen. At the age of seven he was already a Hafiz (Expert) of the seven Qira’ts. At the age of 16 after completing the acquisition of Uloom-e-Zaahiriyyah (academic knowledge) he linked up with Hadhrat Ibrahim Adham by means of the guidance of Hadhrat Khidhr (alayhis salaam). Within six months he achieved perfection in Sulook. He is an author of many books on Sulook.
He would eat only after six days as a rule and say:
“The nourishment of those who have hearts is
. لآ إله إلا الله
Crying was dominant in him. When asked: “Why do you cry so much? Do you not believe in the grace and mercy of Allah. he responded:
“A group will be in Jannat and a group will be in Jahannam.”
I do not know in which group I shall be.”
It was said: “If this is your condition, why do you make bay’t of others?”
On hearing, this Hadhrat Huzaifah drew a long sigh and fell down unconscious. When he regained his conscious, a voice from the ghaib (unknown and unseen realm), which everyone heard, conveyed the glad tidings of Jannat for him. It is said that on hearing this voice 300 kaafirs accepted Islam.
Hadhrat Huzaifah said:
“If someone takes an oath and says that my (referring to himself) deeds do not resemble the deeds of a man who believes in Qiyaamah, I will say: ‘You have spoken the truth. You don’t have to discharge kaffaarah for the oath.”
“The best virtue is to remain at home. If I had some excuse for not going out for Fardh Salaat, I would have availed myself thereof and remain always at home.”
According to the popular view, Hadhrat Huzaifah (rahmatullah alayh) passed away on either 14th or 24th Shawwaal 206 Hijri. Sha’raani says that he died in 207 Hijri.
He had several Khulafaa, the most famous being Khwajah Hubairah Basri (rahmatullah alayh). It is said that Imaam Shaafi (rahmatullah alayh) was also among his Khulafa.