Biography of Shaykh Sajid Mir
Biography of Shaykh Senator Professor Sajid Mir, Ameer Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith Pakistan
Professor Sajid Mir was born on 12 October 1938 in Minapurah area of Sialkot. His father’s name was AbdulQayum Mir. He completed his primary education in Sialkot and obtained top positions from primary to FA, and obtained a scholarship for his Matric and obtained a Wazeefah for BA. He completed MA English in government college in 1960.
After completing his studies, he started his teaching career as English lecturer in Jinnah College Sialkot. He held different teaching positions from 1960 to 1975 in Jinnah Islamiyah College and Government Polytechnic Institute.
During this he studied at Jamiyah Ibraheemiyah Sialkot, Dars Nizammi (8 years course, study of 6 books of Hadith, Fiqh, and other subject) and also studied ar Madrasah Taqwiyatul Islam Lahore (of the Ghaznawi family where Shaykh Ataullah Bhujiyani also taught)
Departure abroad: Shaykh Sajid Mir migrated to Nigeria in 1975 and remained there up to 1984 where he taught as associate Professor in different universities.
Role in Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith Pakistan
When he returned to Pakistan in 1984, Jamiat Ahl e Hadith was divided in 2 group: One whose president was Shaykh Mueenudin Lakhvi and Secretary General Mian Fadhlul Haq, and the second group’s president was Shaykh Muhammad Abdullah and its secretary general was Allamah Ehsan Ilahi Zaheer.
Shaykh Sajid Mir was associated to the Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith Pakistan since 1962 when he became a member of Majliz Aamilah (Executive body). From 1962 to 1973, he was the secretary of Sialkot Branch, and from 1973 to 1974, he was the Markazi Secretary general of Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith.
After the martyrdom (insha Allah) of Allamah Ehsan Ilahi Zaheer, he was appointed as secretary general of Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith. In 1990 when Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith and Jamiat Ahl e Hadith united, he became the secretary general of this united Jamiat called Muttahidah Jamiat Ahl e Hadith and when it was renamed after its historical name Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith Pakistan in 1992, he was appointed as its president (Ameer).
Shaykh Sajid Mir participated in many international conferences among which:
International Da’wat Conference Birmingham 1985, 1987, 1988 (and many times after)
European Islami Conference London 1988, 1992
International Hajj Conference 1988
International Islamic conference in Philipines 1988
International peace conference Baghdad 1987-1988
Muslim World league conference Makkah 1990
Da’wat Conference new Jersey US 1989
Da’wat Conference Delhi Banaris 1990
International Jihad conference Riyad 1991
International conference Kuweit 1991-1992
Asian Conference Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 1990
Dawat Conference Sigapore 1990
International middle Asia conference Moscow 1991
Dawat Conference, emirates 1991
Asian Islamic conference Columbo Sri Lanka
Libya Conference 2000
And many other conferences after and in other countries Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, France, Nigeria, Canada ect.
He translated from Arabic to English the book of invocation “Al-Hiozb Al-Maqbool”
He verified the translation of Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi’s book “Ma za Khasira Al-aalam min Inhitat al-Mulslimeen”
He also verified some parts of translation of Sahih Muslim published by Shaykh Muhamamd Ashraf.
He authored many articles in the weekly magazine “Tarjuman Al-Hadith”, “Ahl e Hadith” and “Al-Islam” regarding Tafsir, Hadith, Islamic history, Fiqh, moral and society issues, political issues.
He would also write different articles in different national newpapers.
His Urdu book “Isayat ka Tajziyah wa Muatalah” in 481 has been published by Darussalam, which is the Shaykh long research on Christianity.
Shaykh Sajid Mir has been very active in politics (like all his predecessors leaders of Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith), and by making a coalition with Muslim league, he was elected many times in the senate of Pakistan, and occupied chairmanship of powerful Senate committees.
From 2002 to 2008 during the Musharaf Era, Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith was part of MMA, a collation of different Islamic parties, which rules one of the 5 provinces of Pakistan, Khairbar Pakhtunkhwah. The parties who were part of this coalition were:
- Jamiat Ulema e Pakistan (JUP)
- Jamiat Ulema e Islam (JUI F): led by Molana FazlurRahman
- Jamate Islami, whose leader then was Qadhi Husayn
- Tahreek Jafaria Pakistan (TJP)
- Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith of Shaykh Sajid Mir
- Muttahida Deeni Mahaz (MDM)
This coalition collapsed before the 2008 elections after which People’s party made a ruling coalition.
In 2013, after Muslim League N victory, Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith made a coalition with them and obtained many positions in Senate, Islamic Nazriati Council (a body which supervises legislation to check if it is conformity with Islam) and others.
Source: Based on book "Ahl e hadith Manzil ba Manzil" of Dr abdulGhafoor Rashid, published by Markazi Jamiat Ahl e Hadith Pakistan, and other sources