THE RAMADAN OF MAULANA RASHEED AHMAD GANGOHI: I have written in AAP BETI No 6 under the heading of spiritual exertion, that while dictating the practices of Hazrat Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi in Ramadan, I wanted to note it down because of its relevance to the subject. There I wrote: “His extreme exertion in spiritual exercises were such that onlookers felt pity for him. Such was he that in Ramadan, even when his age had advanced beyond seventy, he … [Read more...]
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Early Life Moulana Asgar Husain ̨ belongs to a noble Sayyid family and was born in 1294 A.H. He initially studied under his father and thereafter was admitted to Darul ‘Uloom Deoband where he was fortunate to study under great personalities as Sheikhul Hind ̨, Mufti ‘Azizur Rahmaan ̨, Haafiz Muhammad Ahmad ̨ and Moulana Habibur Rahman Usmaani ̨. He was popularly known in Deoband by the name of Hadhrat Mia Saahib. Career After qualifying, … [Read more...]
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Sheikhul Hind, Hadhrat Moulana Mahmoodul Hasan Saahib (RA) is a khalifa of Moulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (RA). He was the head ustaad of Darul Uloom Deoband and spent his entire life teaching Hadith Shareef. He also made a concerted effort in the political arena to liberate India from the British. He was apprehended and imprisoned in Malta for many years. He was harshly treated and tortured but remained firm and steadfast. The torture left scars … [Read more...]
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Hadhrat Moulana Ali Mia Saahib (RA) had mentioned, “I once visited Hadhrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas Saahib (RA) in Nizaamudeen, Delhi. We then proceeded together to an Ijtima in Mewat. It was the time of Asar and it was extremely hot. The houses and Masaajid were even hotter. A large crowd of people waited to make musaafaha (shake hands) with Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Saahib (RA). He made musaafaha with each and every one of them. Hadhrat then … [Read more...]
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Hadhrat Sheikh, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (RA) intended to go from India to Madinah Tayyibah. Prior to his departure, someone dreamt that Nabi-e-Kareem Salalaahu Alayhi Wasallam was awaiting Hadhrat Sheikh`s arrival in Masjidun Nabawi Salalaahu Alayhi Wasallam. Many people were assembled there as well, but he could not recognize any one of them. Hadhrat Sheikh's luggage began to arrive. Nabi-e-Kareem Salalaahu Alayhi Wasallam was saying, "Keep … [Read more...]
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In a poem of Hadhrat Haaji Imdaadullah Muhaajir Makki (RA), the following couplet is mentioned: "You are mine and I am yours, I am yours and you are mine." These are some of the words of his poem. He also made du’aa, "O Allah Ta’ala, do not raise me blind from my grave and do not take me blind from this world. Rather, take me away showing me the noor of Your blessed countenance." This is an expression of ishq (extreme love) for Allah Ta'ala. … [Read more...]