at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

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

In Memory of Hadhrat Shaykh Zakariyya

Nawarallahu Marqadahu

In the last century, India has undoubtedly become an important center for the study of hadith, and the scholars of India have become well-known for their passion for religious knowledge. Upon them ended the era of leadership in teaching hadiths, codification of the special fields (funun) of hadith, and commentary upon its texts (mutun). Such was their mastery of this science that Muhammad Rashid Rida mentions in the introduction of his book Miftah Kunuz al-Sunna, “Were it not for the superb attention to detail in the science of hadith displayed by our brothers, the scholars of India in the present era, this science would have withered away in the eastern cities. And, indeed, mastery of this science has been waning in Egypt and Syria since the tenth century ah.” There is no doubt that Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya was among the most distinguished hadith scholars of India and a great contributor in service of the Sunna. He was given the honorary title of Shaykh al-Hadith, or “Great Scholar of Hadith,” by his teacher, Shaykh Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri, who recognized his deep insight, clear-sightedness, and extensive knowledge of hadith and related sciences.

(from White Thread Press…)

In the picture above you can see Hadhrat Shaykh’s personal library. It’s one of many pictures the website of Darul Uloom Bury has uploaded in the memory of Hadhrat Yusuf Motala Sahab’s beloved Shaykh. You can find the whole gallery (plus presentation) here

They uploaded as well the jalsa in homage of this late illustrious elder held in the Zakariyyah Islamic Academy in Bolton. Various Ulema-e-Kiram and disciples of Hadhrat Shaykh gave speeches, for example Hadhrat Maulana Yusuf Motala Sahab, Shaykh Riyadhul-Haq, Hadhrat Maulana Hashim Sahab and others.

CD 1

Introduction to Hadhrat Shaykhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya – Maulana Zahir Mahmood
Hadhrat Shaykh: The personality in context – Dr Maulana Mahmood Chandia

CD 2

Hadhrat Shaykh and his superiors – Hazrat Maulana Hashim Saheb
Salaatu-salaam Alun-Nabi Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wasallam)
Khatme Hifz al-Quran
Qirat Part 1
Qirat Part 2
Audio of the Powerpoint Presentation

CD 3

Hadhrat Shaykh’s special personality – Maulana Shabbir Menk
His work as the Shaykh of Ahadith – Shaykh Riyadhul-Haq

CD 4

The high esteem of Hadhrat Shaykh – Hadhrat Maulana Yusuf Motala Saheb

Hadhrat's study area

A view on Hadhrat Shaykh Zakariyya’s study area.


Filed under: 6. History & Biographies, Audio

6 Responses

  1. mujahid7ia says:

    Wow, Jazak Allahu khayra!

  2. Zaid says:

    is there a way i could download it ?

  3. Zaid says:

    nvm i got it

  4. Irving says:

    Alhamdulillah! May Allah bless his noble soul and raise him to the rank of proximity of His beloveds. Ameen.

    Thank you so much for posting such an amazing and important resource.

    Ya Haqq!

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  6. Ahmad says:

    Masha Allah nice site

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