Sadrush Shariah (Chief of the Islamic Law), Badr-e-Tariqat (Shining Moon of the Spiritual Mythology or Tariqah), Hazrat Allama Maulana Mufti Amjad Ali Azmi the son of Hakim Jamaluddin was born in the district of Ghosi in India, Mohalla Karimuddin, District Azamgarh in 1300 AH / 1882 AD.
His father and grandfather both were renowned scholars in religious theology and expert specialists in the “Unani” (Greek) system of medicine.
When his grandfather, Hazrat Maulana Khuda Bakhsh went to perform Hajj, then on his return from Makkah to Madina, he received the permission for the recitation of Dalail-ul-Khayrat.
He received his elementary education from his grandfather. After that he studied books in general education for the beginners from his elder brother, Maulana Muhammad Siddeeq. At the end of the elementary course and on the advice of his elder brother, he was admitted to the “Madrasa-e-Hanafiyyah” in Jaunpur, for further education under the supervision and guidance of Jami Ma’qoolaat-o-Manqoolaat, Hazrat Allama Maulana Hidayatullah Khan Rampuri, Jaunpuri (student of Imam-ul-Falsafah, Mujahid-e-Jaleel, Hazrat Allama Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi). At that time, there was no ‘proper’ rail system and it was also quite difficult to get hold of any transport by which Sadrush Shariah could easily travel from Azamgarh to Jaunpur and vice versa. Hence, he would travel from Ghausi to Azamgarh on foot. Then from there, he would reach Madrasa-e-Hanafiyyah, Jaunpur, via a camel-driven carriage.
On completion of the prescribed course (Dars-e-Nizami) at the Madrasa-e-Hanafiyyah Jaunpur, he presented himself before the great scholar, Shiekh-ul-Muhaddiseen (the Master of the people who are elite in the subject field of Hadith), Allama Maulana Wasi Ahmed Muhaddith Surti for higher education in Hadith and with that end in view, he joined Madrasat-ul-Hadith, in PiliBhit and received the Sanad (authenticated certificate or degree) from that Madrasah.
He was granted Khilafat by Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi, the Revivalist of the 14th Hijri Century.
He was writer of many books; among them, “Bahar-e-Shariat” and “Fatawa Amjadiyyah” are world-famous.
He was died on 2nd night of Dhul Qadah 1367 AH / 6th September 1948 AD, and buried at Ghausi in U.P, India.