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Syed Sibte Hasan Naqvi
Indian cleric

Syed Sibte Hasan Naqvi

Syed Sibte Hasan Naqvi
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Biography

Maulana Syed Sibte Hasan Naqvi (مولانا سيد سبت حسن نقوى) was a Shia cleric from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Family background

Maulana Waris Hassan (with cap) was son of Sibte Hasan

His last name "Naqvi" indicates he is one of the direct descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through the lineage of the Imam Ali al-Naqi, he belonged to Nasirabadi sub-branch of Naqvis of Darul Ijtihad Jais and Nasirabad. Waris Hasan comes from Khandan-e-Ijtihad a notable family of Shia Muslim clerics of erstwhile Oudh State whose Ayatollah Syed Dildar Ali Naseerabadi Ghufran-Ma'ab Naseerabadi was Sibte's ancestor.

Maulana Syed Sibte Hasan Naqvi had a son named Syed Mohammad Waris Hasan Naqvi. Waris Hasan too was a Shia and held position of Principals of institutions like Shia College, Lucknow and Madrasatul Waizeen, Lucknow.

Studies

He trained several Ulama such as Syed Sibte Hasan Naqvi, Farman Ali, Mohammad Haroon, Mohammad Dawood, Kifayat Hussain, Adeel Akhtar, and Jaffer Hussain. He did Mumtazul Afazil from Jamia Nazmia where Ayatullah 'Najm al-Ḥasan Namjmul Millat was his teacher. Sibte Hasan was also the teacher of Maulana Ibne Hasan Nonaharvi.

Public life

He was most famous for refining the style of Muharram majlis to the format used today, most notably in the Urdu language. Before his time, majalises in Lucknow and other places contained marsiya, recited by great poets like Mir Anees and Mirza Dabeer. The new format has Khutba in Arabic, some tafseer, fazail of Ahlul Bayt and then masaeb of Karbala.

He created a waqf Shamsul Ulema Maulana Syed Sibte Hasan Naqvi on 10 April 1933, of which Waris Hasan his son became mutwalli (caretaker).

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