Hasnain Baqai

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Hasnain Baqai
شاہ سید حسنین بقائ
Shah Syed Hasnain Baqai.jpg
Hasnain Baqai, March 2016
Religion Islam
School Sufi
Lineage Syed
Known for inclusive and broadminded interpretation of Islam
Education Alim, Fazil, Masters
Other names Shah Saheb
Nationality Indian
Born 26 February 1993
Parents Syed Waliullah Baqai Father
Senior posting
Title Khatibul Hind
Religious career
Initiation Khanqah Aliyah Baqaiyah
Profession Zakir, Orator, Businessman
Present post Nayeb Sajjada Nasheen
Website www.hasnainbaqai.blogspot.com

Hasnain Baqai (Urdu: شاہ سید حسنین بقائی‎), also known as Shah Saheb, is an Islamic scholar and reformer.[1] He is the patron and parts of various social, academic and other developmental activities of Sufi Sunni Muslims in India.[2] [3][4] He is the President of the All India Ulema and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB U.P), which is a Sufi movement in India.[5][6][7] One source describes him as having an inclusive and broadminded interpretation of Islam.[8]

Family Background[edit]

Baqai comes from a family of Sufis known as "Khandaan-e-Baqaiyah".[citation needed] He traces his lineage from Syed Baqaullah Shah, the founder of Silsila Baqaiyah. His ancestors came from Iran. He is the son of Maqdoom e Millat Shah Syed Waliullah Baqai.[9][10]

Positions and activities[edit]

He has held the following positions:



Baqai addressing the media

Hasnain Baqai disagrees with the notion of a "triple talaq" divorce. He believes that saying "talaq" three consecutive times in public does not amount to divorce. He said in an interview: "in the Shariat, uttering 'talaq' thrice at one go does not amount to divorce, and some maulanas are kicking up controversy to keep their domination in the community." He supported the central government's rendition of an opinion against the legality of 'triple talaq' divorce for Muslim women, during the proceedings of the Supreme Court. [17] [18] [19]

Involvement in Waqf Movement of Lucknow[edit]

The "Waqf Movement", or Tehreek-e-Awqaf, which is going on in Lucknow under the leadership of Kalbe Jawad and Baqai has achieved a nominal success to date.[20][21]

Execution of Nimr al-Nimr & Faris Zarani[edit]

Baqai addressing a crowd in Lucknow

In an interview condemning the execution of Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia, Baqai said: "One Shia and [one] Sunni cleric were hanged just because they were raising voices for minorities’ rights and against the sheltering of terrorism by Saudi Arabia."[22][23]

Unity between Shia and Sunni[edit]

Baqai advocates the unity of Sunnis and Shia.[24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31][32]


  1. ^ "इंसानियत के लिए निकला हूं राह-ए-अमन पर – Navbharat Times". 11 October 2015. 
  2. ^ https://www.livehindustan.com/uttar-pradesh/lucknow/story---1610860.html
  3. ^ https://www.navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/metro/lucknow/other-news/amp39sunni-waqf-board-to-be-made-sufi-waqfamp39/articleshow/61208793.cms
  4. ^ http://www.erfan.ir/hindi/79895.html
  5. ^ "नोटबंदी के चलते सुन्नी सूफी कांफ्रेंस स्थगित". 
  6. ^ http://www.newnews.co.in/breaking-news/all-india-sunni-ulema-and-sufi-conference-in-lucknow-the-board-postponed-mshaik/
  7. ^ "Category Statements – All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board". 
  8. ^ News), Raftaar News(Latest Hindi (18 October 2016). "आतंकवाद-के-विरुद्ध-फिर-दिखेगा-जंगे-कर्बला-का-मंजर". 
  9. ^ "Safipur_ Unnao". www.aulia-e-hind.com. 
  10. ^ "ABOUT SAFIPUR SHARIF". hasnainbaqai.blogspot.in. 
  11. ^ "AIUMB on Twitter". 
  12. ^ http://naqeeblucknow.com/?p=15771
  13. ^ "वक्त की जरूरत है मुसलमान एक हो : कल्बे जवाद – Navbharat Times". 11 October 2015. 
  14. ^ https://news.raftaar.in/lucknow-teen-talaq-muslim-fatwa-khan-alia-bakaiya-practice-खानकाह-आलिया-बकाईया-फतवाः-प्रथा-तलाक/detail/e3ba091decd2efa1819ceaf3d6985fda
  15. ^ https://mnaidunia.jagran.com/national/-three-divorce-non-islamic-issues-hasnain-bakai-1153187
  16. ^ http://tasveernews.com/?reqp=1&reqr=nzcdYaEvLaE5pv5jLv52LD==
  17. ^ https://m.jagran.com/lite/uttar-pradesh/lucknow-city-fatwa-of-khan-khan-alia-bakaiya-like-a-satipratha-three-divorce-is-a-mal-practice-16019162.html
  18. ^ "Sufis join the chorus against triple talaq in single sitting – Times of India". 
  19. ^ "Sufis join the chorus against triple talaq in single sitting – NewsTread". 13 May 2017. 
  20. ^ "केंद्रीय मंत्री से मिलने पहुंचे मौलाना कल्बे जवाद, सपा सरकार की शिकायत की – Navbharat Times". 16 April 2016. 
  21. ^ "राज्य सरकार और प्रशासन की नापाक हरकतों को हम बर्दाश्त नहीं करेगे :कल्बे जवाद – Shahernama – Latest News, Articles, Analysis, Local, National, World". 
  22. ^ "Protests in Srinagar, Lucknow over Saudi execution". 4 January 2016. 
  23. ^ IBTimes. "Restrictions in Srinagar after Shias protest execution of cleric by Saudi Arabia". 
  24. ^ https://m.navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/metro/lucknow/other-news/shia-sufi-sunni-conference-will-be-held-on-25th-despite-terrorist-threats/articleshow/63113546.cms
  25. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/city/lucknow/shia-cleric-kalbe-jawad-claims-he-got-threat-call-for-speaking-against-terrorism/articleshow/63049688.cms
  26. ^ https://www.instantkhabar.com/item/2018-03-24-shiya.html
  27. ^ http://avadhnama.com/shia-soofisammelan-25-marchanti-terrorist/
  28. ^ http://nayalook.com/?p=13057
  29. ^ http://tahlkanews.in/up-news/lucknow-bada-imambada-shiya--sufi-sammelan--469773
  30. ^ https://m.patrika.com/lucknow-news/muslim-sammelan-in-lucknow-opposed-terrorism-and-its-supporters-1-2550356/
  31. ^ https://m.livehindustan.com/uttar-pradesh/lucknow/story-muslim-1867549.html
  32. ^ https://www.kashmirmonitor.in/Details/148556/a-curious-friendship

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