He was Muhammad Najīb Ibn al-Hāj Muhammad Ibn al-Hāj Yūsuf Sirājuddīn, an erudite scholar of hadīth, tafsīr, fiqh, usūl and `ilm al-kalām. The great Imām was born in 1857 (1274H), after his father had received glad tidings in a dream of his son's birth. His father had seen Shaykh Ahmad al-Tirmanīnī who made him wear his turban. Shaykh Muhammad's father related his dream to Shaykh Ahmad who told him that a son would be born to him who will eventuall y wear the turban. After Shaykh Muhammad Najīb's birth, his father took him to Shaykh Ahmad who made du`a for the child.

 

Shaykh Muhammad Najīb Sirājuddīn
By Shaykh Shoayb Ahmad