at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

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

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]


Filed under: Malfoozat, Salaah

One Response

  1. Ahsan Irfan says:

    as salam `alaykum

    Subhan Allah.. May God bless the akabireen of Deoband.


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