Muhammad Madani Miya Ashrafi Al-Jilani - Titles

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He acquired the title of Shaykh al-Islam circa 1974 when the Ulema of India started addressing him as such. Among the Ulema present at the time were Mustapha Raza Khan of Bareilly Shareef son of Ahmad Raza Khan, and his Sufi teacher, Sayyad Mukhtar Ashraf 'Sarkar-e-Kalan'.

He was first addressed as Raees al-Muhaqiqin by 'Gazzali-e-Doaran' Sayyed Ahmad Saeed Kazmi of Pakistan after he had sent for his perusal a fatwa on the Islamic use of television & video. Gazzali-e-Doaran Sayyad Ahmad Saeed Kazmi was so pleased with his ruling and the way that he had dealt with this subject that he addressed him as 'Raees-ul Muhaqiqin'. A letter confirming this was published in the monthly journal 'Al-Ashraf ' in Karachi in 1986.

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