Imam Rabbani Mujaddid Alf Thani Hadhrat Shaykh Ahmed Sirhindi
The Qutub of the world, the beloved of Allah Ta'ala, Imam Rabbani Mujaddid Alf Thani Hadhrat Shaykh Ahmed Farooqui Naqshbandi Sirhindi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) is a descendent of Hadhrat Umar Farooq (May Allah be well pleased with him).
Hadhrat Umar is his forefather through 28 generations. All of his forefathers were scholars and pious people.
He was born in 971 Hijri in Sirhind.
He was still very young that Hadhrat Shaykh Shah Kamaal Qadri (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) prophesized about him that this child will have a long life and he will be a great scholar and a very great saint. ( Sahab Ahwal A'aliya )
The Shaykh had made Hadhrat Imam suck his tongue and had granted the "Nisbah" (spiritual connection/relationship) of the Qadri Silsila (order of Tasawwuf) to him. Even from childhood, he was such that anybody who saw him would say: This child is very talented, he will accomplish great things. He acquired most of the normative sciences from his great father himself. Then he went to Sialkot and studied under Maulana Muhammad Kamaal Kashmiri and Maulana Yaqub Kashmiri and took the authorization of Hadith (Sanad-e-Hadith) from Qazi Bahlol Badakshi. In his times, there was no equal to him in knowledge. He had received the Nisbah of the Qadri and Chishti orders and the authorization to grant it to others (Khilafah) from his father himself.