at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

Works of Deen

Hadhrat Maulana Yunus Patel Sahab (Daamat Barakaatuhum) is the Khalifa of two great luminaries – Hadhrat Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (Daamat Barakaatuhum) and Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood-ul-Hasan Gangohi (Rahmatullah ‘alaih).

In this Bayan he points out the importance of respecting all different kinds of Deeni efforts, may it be the work of Daw’at & Tabligh, Khanqahs & Tazkiyah or Madaris & Darul Ulooms. The speech is given in English language, although Maulana Patel Sahab (Daamat Barakaatuhum)’s native language is Urdu. To find out more about him go here

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3. Nisbat Islaahi

Taken from “Aap Beti”, page 633-639:

3. Third form of Nisbat is ‘Nisbat Islaahi’:
Hazrat Shah Abdul Aziz has stated that this form of Nisbat is stronger than both the previous Nisbats and likens it to someone who digs a water canal and strengthens the bed and the shores thoroughly. Then he connects the canal with a strong-flowing river. When the strong currents of water enters the canal, the stength of the water sweeps everything lying around in the water like leaves, branches, bricks and sand along with it. Small stones and rocks are unable to stop the flow of the river, but a very major rock or landslide can block its flow.

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Golden Voice: Yusuf Ludhyanvi Shaheed

Now and then presents a very special Bayan as the Golden Voice. This time again the Golden Voice is a dime amongst the thousands or millions of Bayanaat and Taqreers you can get online. This time it’s Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Ludhyanvi Shaheed (Rahimullah) with “Ummat ki Khair kay teen zamaanay. Download it now: Part I | Part II

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The uploaded PDF file contains 3 articles by different great scholars on the topic ‘Ikhtilaf’ translated from Urdu into English. Download it!

a.) “Differences in the Ummah” is a great article written by the late Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Ludhyanvi Shaheed (Rahmatullah Alayhi). He describes the two different types of differences of opinion: “Ijtihaadi Ikhtilaaf” & “Nazaryaai Ikhtilaaf” (Theoretical differences); with examples from the times of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

b.) “Boundaries of Differences” is from the Discourses of Faqihul-Ummat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (Rahmatullah Alayhi). Purpose of this is to show how the general public has to act/behave when ‘Ulama differ. Guidelines have been extracted for this purpose from Mufti Muhammed Shafee Sahib’s (Rahmatullah Alayhi) ‘Wahdat-e-Ummat’, and Hadhrat Sheikhul-Hadith Moulana Muhammed Zakaria Sahib’s (Rahmatullah Alayhi) ‘I’tidaal’.

c.) “Al-Insaf fi bayan sabab al-ikhtilaf” is a rational explanation of difference of opinion (in Fiqh) by Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Al-Dihlawi (Rahmatullah Alayhi). In easy language Hadhrat Shah Sahab tells how ‘Fiqh & Masa’il’ was created, because it didn’t even exist at the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as a subject as it does today.

May Allah Ta’ala shower His blessings upon these great ‘Ulama-e-Haq for their sacrifices.

Filed under: 2. Fiqh, 6. History & Biographies

Takbir-e-‘Ula missed after 22 Years

Once Hadhrat Aqdas Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (Rahmatullah Alayh) went to Deoband’s Jalsah of Dastarbandi (the turban-tying ceremony for final year students). One day at Asr time, Maulana Muhammad Yaqub went forward to lead the Salaat. On account of the huge crowd and abundance of musaafahah (hand-shaking), when Hadhrat Gangohi joined the Jama’at, the Qiraat had already commenced despite Hadhrat’s haste in joining. After the Salaam it could be seen from his expression that Hadhrat was dejected. Sorrowfully he said:

“Alas! After twenty two years, today I missed Takbir-e-‘Ula.”

[from Masha’ikh-e-Chisht]

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2. Nisbat Il-Qau-Iyyah

Taken from Hadhrat Maulana Zakariya Kandhlawi (Rahmatullah Alay)’s autobiography, p. 632-633:

2. The second Nisbat is Nisbat Il-qau-iyyah.
This Nisbat is stronger than the previous one. It may be likened to a person who takes a lamp (or latern) with oil and wick and goes to the Sheikh, where it gets lighted with the flame of the Sheikh’s love for Allah.

Shah Abdul Aziz says: “The Nisbat is stronger than the first one and in this case, it is not necessary to remain in the Sheikh’s company. Even when he is absent from the Sheikh the Nisbat remains and for as long as the oil and the wick, (the wirds which he recites), the Nisbat will remain. This Nisbat requires the oil and a wick; in other words the Zikr, wirds and spiritual efforts, it also requires voluntary abstention from evil deeds. Evil deeds will extinguish the flame.”

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Filed under: 5. Tasawwuf, Zikr & Du'a

At the Time of Death

Hakeemul Ummah Hadhrat Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah Alayh) concludes the list of “True Beliefs” in ‘Bahishti Zewar’ with the following two points:

“51 – However good or bad a person may have been in his life, but he is rewarded or punished according to his condition at the time of his end (death).

52 – Whenever a person deprecates or begs pardon or becomes a Muslim in his life, it is acceptable to Allah. But just at the time of death when the breath is not regular and the angels of doom are visible, no deprecation or regret or Faith is accepted by Allah.”

This is a serious matter and highlights the importance of never neglecting the commands and orders of Allah Ta’ala, because you don’t know when your end is written. Just imagine a 110 year old man has his whole life been engaged in Salaah, but at his last day he decides to take a rest. Allah alone knows if this man will be raised amongst the Namazi or be-Namazi… may Allah protect us all from forgetting our death.

Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid

Hamd: Yaar Rahe

A beautiful Urdu Nasheed. Enjoy!

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