"O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the last day; this is better and very good in the end." The Quran 4.59
Over the past one decade the portrayal of Islam as an authoritarian and militant religion exposed it to an image crisis. The spread of so-called fundamentalist philosophy actually tends to depict Islam mere as a religion of some rituals and harsh stricture discarding its essence or spirit. But history says whenever the darkness of ignorance enfolds society great teachers appear as blessing for the mankind. These great men carry the torch of light-religion and philosophy to advance the cause of humanity and civilization with their power of knowledge and dedicated soul for serving the creation.
A descendent of Prophet Muhammad , Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari is indeed a friend who answers in need for thousands of his devotees belonging to different caste, creed and religion and admirers whoever comes into his contact.He is the Grandson of Shah Sufi Syed Gulamur Rahman Bababhandari (R) and is the son of Shah Sufi Syed Abul Bashar Maizbhandari(R).With the height of his spiritual semblance and services to humanity made it clear to everybody that he works as the inspiration to know truth of life.
Lovingly called Baba Mainuddin by the devotees, he works as the source of consolation for the spirit in distress and fountain of wisdom for the spirit in thirst of knowledge. Baba Mainuddin started a worldly career in materialistic world of accounting in a bank. But under the divine design, he was suddenly drawn to the spiritual realm by his Murshid (Spiritual Guide) to assume the figure of a strong and loving spiritual father for millions of devotees in the next four decades.
Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari, the saint who was born on 10th February 1938 is now a globe trotting Sufi who has established numerous centres of his order in different countries. Maizbhandari Khankas (Centres of perseverance) are now in Arab Emirate, Thailand, Singapore, USA and different places in Europe to preach Islam as peaceful way of living and seeking union with the creator.
Baba Mainuddin says that he was busy in building his career as a banker, but on the 5th of April 1962(22 Chaitra,Bengali), which is the Urs Sharif of Syed Gulamur Rahman Bababhandari, his Murshid and father Shah Sufi Syed Abul Bashar Maizbhandari called him to his room and bestowed him with very special bayet-e-Khas (Allegiance). This special bayet empowered Baba Mainuddin with belayet (spiritual strength), a divine power that works within a devotee to take him to the highest level of spirituality to immerse in the existence of creator himself.
After almost five decades, the appearance, teachings, philosophy, warmth of relations, touches and propositions of Baba Mainuddin bear the proof that for Maizbhandari order he is one of the biggest trees of Ilm-e-Marafat (Inner knowledge of truth) that acts as the shade of the supreme being. The believers will certainly feel comfort in the shade of Baba Mainuddin and feel attracted to come under the shade. He is a friend who in need answered.
Although Baba Mainuddin preaches the Maizbhandari order established a century ago by great saints- Gausul Azam Syed Ahmedullah Maizbhandari and Gausul Azam Shah Sufi Syed Gulamur Rahman Maizbahndari, he has given added a new dimension to the order with his belayeti power.
Baba Mainuddin gave the order new dimensions more dynamic and time befitting to address the demand of the age. One of these dimensions is selection and grooming up of devotees as Khalifas (representatives). He bestowed his Khalifas with his belayeti strength to enable them to expand and spread the order across the globe. Baba Mainuddin now has hundreds of representatives working as the reformers of following the footsteps of their murshid.
The very striking point of Baba Mainuddin teachings are his encouragement to private spirituality on the basis of real life. The loving reformer preaches not to be carried away in the name of emotion. He has done miracles in bringing the devotees of Maizbhandar back to the path of health and controlled mind. Baba Mainuddin has proved successful in infusing love and affection to the people in distress to give them new lease of life.
At home and abroad, he is preaching lessons to embrace the essence of divine love and his unique way of preaching Islam to the new people by evoking love and affection among all for the creator as well as the creation. His life and works in fact depicts his unflinching determination to create love among entire humanity. To him "Islam means peace, total peace. It is a religion of love. Love for creator and his creation".
Baba Mainudddin's approach towards religion with love has been well acclaimed in the international arena. The acclamation has been well exposed by the laurels that are being conferred upon him.
Baba Mainuddin who is regular in attending the symposium of International Association of Sufism (IAS) has been given the title of Sheikhul Islam in 1997.
Syed Mainuddin Ahmed attended the Millennium World Summit of religion and spiritual leaders 2000 where has called upon the world community to follow the Madina Charter to establish global peace.
Baba Mainuddin widely travelled Europe. On September 17, in 2000 to join ' International workshop on Sufism and religious dialogue" went to Uzbekistan. During his visit East Europe he was given a grand reception by Taskand Islamic University.
Syed Mainuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari is now a name of a saint whose contribution to the human welfare and spiritual uplift is globally endorsed and acclaimed.
Baba Mainuddin is now a symbol of heavenly love. His presence and guidance are giving uncounted people the direction towards enlightened path. His work is the inspiration for the people who love to see the light of the truth in the life and hereafter.
Baba Mainuddin is blessed with one son and two daughters who are already working relentlessly for the advancement of the order. His son is Shah Sufi Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari,who has already been declared the successor of Baba Mainuddin.Baba Mainuddin's daughters are Shahjadi Syeda Saima Ahmed Maizbhandari and Syeda Shaheda Ahmed MaizbhandariPresident Ahley Sunnat Wal Jammat
In the year 1988 ten thousands renowned Ulemas including some Muftis and Mashaiks selected Baba Moinuddin the president of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat. In a great Historical gathering in front of the Jamia Ahmadia Sunnia Madrasa,Sholosahar,Chittagong.Syed Mainuddin Ahmad Al- Hasani Wal – Hossaini Maizbhandari (M J A) was chosen the honourable president. All Ulemas and renowned Peer Mashaiks flocked together under the banner of Baba Mainuddin.
By dint of his merits and enthusiastic efforts he could organise all Sunni Peer –Mashaiks, Ulemas & general people on a single strategical platform. He had to struggle whole life against those so called Muslims who try to estimate the Prophets and Wali –Allas like ordinary people.
Hazrat Shah Sufi Allmah Tayab Shah ® had a strong support for Baba Mainuddin.After a great procession on the ocassion of Eid –E-Miladunnabi in the year 1988 a metting was held im the Kaderiya Tayabia Madrasa,Dhaka.Agreat number of respectable ulemas including Allamah Taher Shah (M J A) were present in the meeting.Allamah Tayab Shah ® had sent a letter from london. He was then under treatment in london.In that letter Syed Tayeb Shah® expressed his whole hearted support for Baba Mainuddin to be the president of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat Bangladesh.Baba Mainuddin decleared openy " If blood is to be shed for Sunnist, I (Mainuddin) will shed blood."
He sacrificed his whole life to uplift the status of Ahley Sunnat Wal Jammat.He did not hesitate to spare money and valuable time for the sake of Ahley Sunnat Wal Jammat.He successful protests the ill motives of the Wahabis. In media & papers, in meeting and seminar, in native country and in abroads he launched efforts against the Wahabis and could earn great reputation both at home and abroad.The Muslim Ummah will remember him with great respect and deep honour.May Allah prolong his valuable life from the greatest interest of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat.
Where there humanity is cruelly slanghtered, Baba Mainuddin came to the forefront and protested boldly against barbarism. In 2000 A.D in the Millennium peace summit in the U N O Baba Mainuddin suggested many important and effective points for establishing peace and tranquility in the world.He was entrusted a great title,"Grant Ambassador For Peace and Islam". We are extremely proud of our great leader, Baba Mainuddin.