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23. Rabi-ul-Awwal 1439
29 February 2012 Published in Blog
All Praises is due to Allāh Almighty SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala, choicest Salāms and Salutations upon His Beloved Habīb, Sayyidunā Muhammadur-Rasūlullāh SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam, his noble family, the illustrious Sahābah and distinguished Awliya Ridwanullahi Ta'ala Alaihim Ajma'een.

A rich store of information about Gawth al Aazam is conveniently available, to those familiar with the religious and spiritual tradition of Islam, in his names, his surnames, and the many titles conferred upon him by his devoted followers. It is not unusual for these to take up several lines in an Arabic manuscript, but let us start with the short form of His name:

O Ghaus! You hold a place of prominence ... Your feet are above others heads in eminence

..:: Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani ::..

Shaykh:

A term applied throughout the Islamic world to respected persons of recognized seniority in learning, experience and wisdom. Its basic meaning in Arabic is “an elder; a man over fifty years of age.” [The spellings Sheikh, Shaikh and Shaykh may also be encountered in English-language publications.]

‘Abd al-Qadir:

29 February 2012 Published in Blog

 

Blessed Genealogy of Sayyiduna Gawth al-Aa'zam

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani [Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho]
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Prophetic Supervision, Alavi star, Batooli Boon ... Hussain’s light in Hasan’s Moon

Sayyiduna’sh-Shaykh Muhyyi’d-din ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, al-Hasani, al-Husaini Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho (may Allah be well pleased with him!) Born 470 A.H., Passed away 561 A.H. [1077 - 1166 C.E.]

Raza! Imagine how unique is that garden of compassion;
Where in the bud is Zahra, and Flowers are Hussain and Hasan


His “Nisbah” or Blessed Genealogy:

From Exalted Father:
22 February 2012 Published in Blog
All praises are due to Allāh SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala Who created His Beloved Rasool Sayyidunā MuHammad Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam. Choicest Salāms and most revered Salutations upon the dazzling manifestation of the Sublime Lord SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala who is the most perfect and independent human created by the Real Absolute Almighty Allāh SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.

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Names of the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam

explicitly mentioned in the Qur'an al-Kareem

1. Muhammad: Praised One.
2. Ahmad: Most Deserving of Praise.
3. al-Ahsan: The Most Beautiful. The Best.
4. Udhun khayr: Friendly Ear.
5. al-A`la: The Highest (in all creation).
6. al-Imam: The Leader.
21 February 2012 Published in Blog


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All praise is to Allah, the Lord Of The Creation. The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Owner of the Day of Recompense. Who blessed us being the Ummah of His Beloved Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam. Who sanctified our hearts with the Love and Affection towards His Beloved Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam. Who blessed us with the most precious treasure of Iman (Faith). Countless Salutations, Peace and Blessings be upon the Cream of the Creation... Mercy for all Worlds... Seal of the Prophets Sayyiduna wa Maulana MuHammadur RasoolALLAH Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam, His Blessed Parents, His entire Family, His Progeny, His Companions and all those who Follow Him!!

18 February 2012 Published in Blog
Duties of Children towards Deceased Parents
by AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Baraylawi Alaihir raHmah

A question was asked to the Great Mujaddid AlaHadrat Ash-Shah Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Qadiri (Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu) regarding the Duties of Children towards deceased Parents... Over which HE stated the following points:


1.The first and foremost duty of the children after the death of the parent is that he should immediately arrange and take part in Ghusl, Salat al-Janaza (Funeral Prayer) and Burial which should be done in accordance with the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam, and hope for them to receive the Mercy of Almighty Allah.

2. He should always make Dua and Istighfar for them at all times and never be unconscious about it.

3. He should give out Sadaqah and Khayrat (Charity) and always send the rewards of good deeds (Aa'mal-e-Sawleh) to them in accordance to his personal capacity. When performing Salah and keeping Fast (Roza), do likewise for them. Actually, for any good deed performed, the Sawab should be forwarded to them and all deceased Muslims and this will not affect the benefits one will receive, in any way. On the contrary, the Sawab of such acts will be beneficial to himself, his parents and all the deceased of the Ummah.

4. If the parents left behind any kind of debts or credits it should be paid in full immediately from one's personal wealth, which should be regarded as blessings of this Duniya and Aakhirah. If you cannot afford to pay, assistance should be taken from the family, close friends or charitable Muslims.


5. If he has not performed Hajj, firstly, try to perform his Hajj-e-Badal for him personally, or send someone as a representative to do so. If he has any previous Zakah to be paid, do so immediately. If he has any Qada of Salat or Roza (Fasting) perform the Kaffarah for him. The children should, in all aspects, try their best to execute the duties of their parents which were left undone.

6. Whatever desires and wishes were made by the parent should be carried out even though it may displease you and the Shariah does not compel you to. For example, if he has made a Wasiyat (Wish) to give half of his wealth or belongings to a dear friend, non-inheritor or total outsider, even though in accordance to the Law of the Shariah, one-third of the wealth or belongings cannot be given to anyone without the consent of the heirs, it is best for the heirs to execute the Wasiyat and priority to the wishes and happiness of the deceased.

7. If he has taken an oath, carry it out after his death.If the parents had sworn an oath that their child must not do a certain thing or not meet with a certain person or must not go to a certain place, it must not be discarded after the death, saying :"Well, they are not alive so I can do certain things." Wrong! One should abide by it as he did while they were alive, as long as it does not conflict with the Shariah.

8. Visit their graves every Friday and recite Surah Yaseen at the graveside loudly and pass the Thawab of recitation to them. While travelling, never pass their graves without greeting and performing Fatiha.


9. As long as you live, be kind to their relatives.


10. Maintain friendship and respect for all their relatives.

11. Never, at any time, insult anyone's parents, so that they may not insult yours.

12. The most difficult duty is never to commit any sin and inflict harm to them in their graves. All deeds of the children are taken to their parents in the grave. On seeing the good deeds they are very pleased and their faces glitter with happiness. On the contrary, if they see the bad deeds or sins, they become very sad.



O! Merciful and Most Forgiving Allah! The Almighty and All Powerful! On behalf of your most Beloved Prophet, Mercy of the Universe (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam), protect us from sins and grant us the guidance and courage to always do good. Fill the graves of our elders and deceased with Light and happiness. O Allah! You are the All Powerful, we are the weak. You are the Wealthy and we are the poor. Protect us... Aameen!!

12 February 2012 Published in Blog
Hadrat Sayyid Shah Aal-e-Ahmad
Acchay Miyan Marehrwi Alaihir raHmah


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Qudwat al-Kaamileen, Abu al-Fadhl Hadrat Sayyid Shah Aal-e-Ahmed Ache Miyan is the thirty sixth Imam and Shaykh of the Silsila Aaliyah Qaadiriyah Barakatiyah Ridawiyyah Nooriyah.

BIRTH:

He was born on the 28th of Ramadan al-Mubaarak 1160 Hijri.

NAME:

His name is Sayyid Aal-e-Ahmed and his title is Ache Miya. His father was has Hadrat Sayyid Shah Hamza.

PREDICTION OF HIS BIRTH:
Hadrat Saahib al-Barkaat Shah Barkatullah said that he would be blessed with a son (descendant) in the fourth generation, who will strengthen the brightness of the Khandaan. He also gave a cloak to his eldest son, Hadrat Sayyiduna Shah Aale Muhammad to pass it over to the child. When the Bismillah Khwaani of Hadrat Ache Mia was taking place, Hadrat Shah Aale Muhammad, seated him down on his lap and said, “This is the child concerning whom my father foretold.”

EDUCATION:

He attained his education under the watchful eye of his father, and also studied tibb (medicine) under the tutorship of Kaleem Nasrullah Saahib Marehrwi.

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HIS EXCELLENCE:

He was a very powerful Aarif Billah. There was no example to him in Karaamat and knowledge in his time. He was well known for his Mujahida and wazaaif. He personally took care of his disciples and was an excellent example of the character of the Prophet ù. He showed love to all his disciples, but paid special attention to those who came from Badayoun Shareef. He would often say, “Badayoun is our property which was given to us by Huzoor Ghawth al-Azam.”

Once, a person went to the Naqeeb al-Ashraaf of Iraq and asked a question relating to the oneness of Allah. He asked him to travel to India and ask his question to Hadrat Shaykh Abdul Aziz Muhadith-e-Delhwi. The man travelled to India and met Hadrat Muhadithe Delhwi. Hadrat answered his query but he was still not fully satisfied. Hadrat Shaykh Muhadith-e-Delhwi then said that he should travel to Marehrah Shareef and meet with Hadrat Ache Mia , as he would get the most satisfying answer from him. Hadrat spent most of his time in Ibaadat. With the exception of his five daily Salaah, he always performed Salaatul Maaqoos and many other wazeefas and amals. He had a special pattern in his daily life. He would wake up in the third portion of the night, make fresh wudhu and then perform his Tahajjud Salaah. He then raised his hands and made dua for prosperity in Deen and for the maghfirat of those close to him. After this, he would read the Kalima Shareef aloud eleven times. The door of the house would then be closed, and none would be allowed to enter. He would go into his room for a while and then enter the Khanqah Shareef. He would then sit in the company of the dervishes and fulfill their needs, and as a manner of encouragement, he would revise some of their wazaaif. He would then enter the Dargah Shareef, and first make Fateha at the Mazaar of his father. He would then make Fateha at the Mazaar of his beloved mother and all his other forefathers. He would go into the garden, which was adjacent to the Dargah. He would lay a carpet and sit under a fruit tree. After a while, he would then go into the Khanqah again. This was the open court, where everyone was allowed to present his or her problems and difficulties before him. He trained his disciples with firmness. He very seldom gave wazifas and amals to ordinary people. Like his predecessors, he assisted those who needed financial assistance etc, very discreetly. He ate two or three thin rotis (bread) with some gravy or moong dhall for lunch. He would then rest for a while (Qailulah). He would then make fresh wudhu and pray his Zohar Salaah. He would then become engrossed in the recitation of the Holy Quran. He would then go to the Khanqah and read the wazifa of Duroods. He would then pray Asar Namaaz at the Musjid and return to the Khanqah. He would go into the Musjid for Maghrib Salaah and then pray the Khatm-e-Khajegaan after Maghrib, and then return to the Khanqah. He would then sit a while with his Khaadims who showed great respect and honour to him. He would then pray his Esha Salaah and the doors would be closed.

BOOKS AND TREATIES:

One of the most famous books written by Hazra Ache Mia is a book called Aa’in-e-Ahmadi, another book was a compilation of wazeefas and special amals. He also wrote the famous Adaabus Saalikeen and the Diwan Ash’aar.

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HIS KARAAMATS:

Janaab Shaykh Rasool Bakhsh says that once a soldier came to meet Hadrat. He suffered from leprosy and thus stood very far away from Hadrat. Hadrat saw him and called him closer. He said that he was not worthy of coming too close. Hadrat again asked him to come closer.

When he came close to Hadrat, Hadrat placed his hand over the area that was affected with white patches and said, “There is nothing here” When the man looked, he found that there was no sign of the illness.”

It is in Asaar-e-Ahmadi that a person from Bukhara came to Marehrah Shareef. He performed Zohar Namaaz at the Khanqah and then presented himself before Hadrat Ache Mia . He said, “I heard your name and came here to gain spiritual excellence, as I do not have the ability to make Mujahida etc. I wish to attain this without any striving, and just through your blessed sight.” Hadrat smiled at him and said, “You wish to attain such a huge valuable and yet you do not wish to go through any strenuous exercise?”

One person from amongst those seated in the gathering mocked the man and said, “Do you think that it is some type of sweet, that it can just be put into your mouth?”

On hearing this, Hadrat said, “Do not say such a thing. Nothing is far from the Power of Allah.” Hadrat then gave him a Durood Shareef and asked him to read it. That night, he read the Durood Shareef and was blessed with seeing the Prophet ù in his dream. The man’s entire life changed in a few moments. The mystical secrets dawned upon him and he entered the world of Tasawwuf. In the morning, he went to Hadrat Ache Mia and said, “Last night, the Prophet ù said to me, ‘after every century, there will be such a person in my Ummah, who will revive my Deen.” He said, “Huzoor! In this Century, you are that personality.”

Molvi Riyaazudeen Sahawani, the Khalifa of Hadrat Ache Mia writes as follows in Gulshan-e-Abraar: A villager came to Hadrat and became mureed. After becoming mureed, he did not get the opportunity of coming to the Khanqah for a very long time. One year, he managed to present himself at the Khanqah for the Urs of Hadrat Sayyid Hamza. The Khanqah was filled with thousands of devotees’ and disciples. The man thought that Hadrat had thousands of mureeds and new groups of people become his mureed on a daily basis. He thus thought that it was not going to be possible for Hadrat to recognize him. After a while, he managed to reach Hadrat Ache Mia and presented his salaam to him and spoke a few words. Hadrat then pointed him out and called him close. He asked about him and about his village. Hadrat then said, “You take the flock of your fellow villagers with you when you go to graze your own flock. How do you recognize your own flock from those of the others?” He answered by explaining the method that is used to differentiate the flocks. Hadrat then said, “Mia! This Faqeer also recognizes his flock in the same way. There is a (spiritual) string of love that is around their necks.” Hadrat had a small trunk, which was called Ghala-e-Ghausiyah. He kept his money in this small trunk. He distributed money to the needy, took care of the Khaadims and financed the entire Khanqah, but there was never a shortage in this trunk. This too was a Karaamat of Hadrat Ache Mia.

HIS CHILDREN:

Hadrat married Fazal Faatima, the daughter of Sayyid Ghulam Ali Salharwi Bilgiraami. He was blessed with a son and a daughter. His daughter passed away on the 11th of Rabi ul Awwal 1196 Hijri and his son Hadrat Saa’in Saahib passed away just a few days after his bismillah khwaani due to fever, on the 13th of Rabi ul Awwal 1196 Hijri.

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HIS KHULAFA:

The actual number of his mureeds is not known, but many have said that Hadrat had approximately two hundred thousand mureeds. Hadrat’s Khulafa were all very great personalities. Some of the names of his Khulafa are as follows:
  • Hadrat Sayyid Shah Aale Rasool Marehrwi,
  • Hadrat Peer Baghdad Saahib (descendant of Ghaus-e-Azam radi Allahu anhu),
  • Hadrat Shah Khairaat Ali (grandson of Hadrat Shah Fazlullah Kalpwi),
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Majeed Ainul Haq Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Majeed Usmani Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Haafiz Sayyid Ghulam Ali Shahjaanpuri,
  • Hadrat Molvi Riyaazudeen Sahsawani,
  • Hadrat Maulana Fakhrudeen Usmani Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Zikrullah Shah Saahib,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Ahmed Shah Shahjahanpuri,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Shah Meeran Barelvi,
  • Hadrat Ghulam Jilani Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abul Hassan Usmani Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Habeebullah Saahib Abbasi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Baha ul Haq Abbasi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Ali Saahib Ghulam Darvesh Lucknowi,
  • Hadrat Maulana Fazl Imam Rai Barelvi,
  • Hadrat Shah Muhammad Ghulaam Ghaus Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Shah Gul,
  • Hadrat Mia Habeebullah Shah Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Nizaamudeen Saahib Abbasi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Mia Shah A’lam,
  • Hadrat Maulana Shah Salaamatullah Badayouni Kanpuri,
  • Hadrat Mia Shah Hassan,
  • Hadrat Shah Hussain Mughl,
  • Hadrat Maulana Muhammad Afzal Siddiqi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Maulana Ghulam Abbas Bardwaani,
  • Hadrat Khaja Kilan Qaazi Suroonj,
  • Hadrat Allama Muhammad Azam Sahsawani,
  • Hadrat Haafiz Muraad Shah,
  • Hadrat Maulana Noor Muhammad,
  • Hadrat Shah Ghulam Qaadir,
  • Hadrat Shah Shahabudeen Mast,
  • Hadrat Chaudri Niyaz Ali Marehrwi,
  • Hadrat Maulana Badrudeen Bukhari,
  • Hadrat Maulana Shaykh Ahmed Delhwi,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Jabaar Shahjahananpuri,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Qaadir Daghistani,
  • Hadrat Shah Be Fikr,
  • Hadrat Khaja Ghulam Naqshbandi Khan Delhwi,
  • Hadrat Mian Ji Abdul Malik Ansari Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Qaazi Zaheerudeen Siddiqi Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Qudrat Ali Shahjahanpuri,
  • Hadrat Shah Najf Ali Shah,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Munawwar Ali Shah,
  • Hadrat Haafiz Muhammad Mahfood Aanola,
  • Hadrat Maulana Abdul Ulaa Farshori Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Shah Ilah Yaar,
  • Hadrat Mian Jee Shahabudeen,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Shah Fazl Ghaus Barelvi,
  • Hadrat Hafiz Murad Shah Punjabi,
  • Hadrat Deendaar Shah Rampuri,
  • Hadrat Shah Abdul Haq Shahjanpuri,
  • Hadrat Maulana Ibaadatullah Siddiqi,
  • Hadrat Ne’matullah Shah,
  • Hadrat Luft Ali Shah,
  • Hadrat Shaykh Baarikullah Siddiqi,
  • Hadrat Shaykh Ashraf Ali Ansari,
  • Hadrat Munshi Zulfikaarudeen Badayouni,
  • Hadrat Shaykh Mubaazirudeen,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Rif’at Ali Shah,
  • Hadrat Maulana Qaazi Abdus Salaam Abbasi,
  • Hadrat Qaazi Imam Bakhsh Siddiqi,
  • Hadrat Mia Abdullah Shah Sahraa’ee,
  • Hadrat IsA’lat Khan,
  • Hadrat Sayyid Mahmood Makki,
  • Hadrat Jalaaludeen Purbi,
  • Hadrat Maulana Naseerudeen Uthmani Badayouni and
  • Hadrat Shah Khaamoosh (Ridwaanullahi Ta'ala Alaihim Ajma'een).
GEMS OF WISDOM:
  • Try only to desire the closeness of Allah. If you have attained closeness to Allah, then you have attained everything.
  • Always show respect from your heart, to those, who have a link to the Prophet ù, such as the Sayyids, Masha’ikh, Awliyah and the Ulama.
  • Know that your Peero Murshid is the most exalted for you compared to all the other Shaykhs in the world. Always follow his commands, for they are the commands of the Prophet ù and never look at any of his actions or sayings with contempt.
  • Try to eat less and sleep less, as there is great benefit in this.
WISAAL:

He passed away on a Thursday, the 17th of Rabi al-Awwal 1235 Hijri, at the age of 75.

MAZAAR SHAREEF:

His Mazaar Shareef is Marehrah Shareef. (India)

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Tadhkira Mashaikh-e-Qadiriyah Barakatiya Ridawiyah
Urdu: Mawlana Abdul Mujtaba Ridawi | English: Mawlana Aftab Qasim

10 February 2012 Published in Blog
The Writer of Dalail al-Khayrat Sharif

Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli
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Al-Qutb al-Kamil, Al-Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Abdur Rahman Ibn Abi Bakr Ibn Suleiman Al-Jazuli Simlali al-Hassani al-Maghribi (d. 869/1454). Referred to his grandfather, he is called shortly Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Suleiman al-Jazuli. He belonged to the Berber tribe of Jazula which is settled in the Sus area of Morocco between the Atlantic and the Atlas Mountains. Although the date of Imam al-Jazouli's birth is not known, enough information exists to provide a rough outline of his origins and background. His nisbah (Attributional Name) tells us the he came from the Simlala tribe, one of the most important Sanhaja Berber groups in Jazula. The turbulent political environment of Simlala in the fifteenth century forced the Shaykh to leave his homeland because its culture of violence made serious scholarship impossible. As it turned out, the young sharif had to travel all the way to Fez to get an education, since the insufficient intellectual resources of Marrakech (Morocco), the usual destination for students from central and southern-Saharan Morocco, made study in that city impossible as well.

 


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He studied locally and then travelled to the Madrasat as-Saffareen in Féz, the spiritual capital of Morocco where his room is still pointed out to visitors. In Fez, He memorized the four volumes Mudawwana of Imam Malik and met scholars of his time such as Ahmad Zarruq, and Muhammad ibn 'Abdullah Amghar, who became his Shaykh in the Tariqah or Sufi path. After setting a tribal feud he left the area and spent the next forty years in Makkah Mukarrama, Madina Munawwarah and Jerusalem. After this, he returned to Fez where he completed Dala'il al-Khayrat.

He took the Shadiliya Path from Shaykh Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Amghar as-Saghir, one of the Ashraaf (Descendants of the Prophet) of Bani Amghar village. He spent fourteen years in Khalwa (seclusion) and then went to Safi where he gathered around him many followers. The governor of Safi felt obliged to expel him and as a result, Jazuli called down Allah's wrath on the town and it subsequently fell into the hands of the Portugese for forty years According to a tradition, it was the governor of Safi who poisoned Jazuli and caused his death, whilst engaged in prayer, in 869 AH (or 870 or 873)


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When he became a Complete Shaykh, he headed towards the town of Safi where he gathered many disciples around him. Later on, Sidi al-Jazuli moved to Afwiral, a Sus village in Morocco, where he established his zawiya that became a centre of spirituality attracting 12665 disciples of his. His Tariqa was mainly based on making prayers upon Sayyiduna Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) as indicates his book: (Dalail al-Khayrat), which he published in Féz after spending forty years in Makkah Mukarramah, Madina Munawwarah and Jerusalem. Dalail al-Khayrat or “ad-Dalil” as Moroccans prefer to call it, is considered as an exclusive source to make prayers upon Sayyiduna Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him), as well as a correct and innovative piece of work ever published on the issue.

It is said that Sidi Muhammad Al-Jazuli once went on a journey, when in great need of water for making ablutions; he came upon a well but could not reach the water without a bucket and rope which he did not have. He became very worried. A young girl saw this and came to his assistance. She spat into the well whereupon the water rose to the top of its own accord. Seeing this miracle, he asked the girl "And how is that possible?" She replied "I was able to do this through my asking for blessings upon the Prophet, Allah's blessings and peace be upon the him." Having thus seen the benefit of asking for blessings upon the Prophet, Allah's blessings and peace be upon him, he decided to write Dalail al-Khayrat.


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The Dala'il al-Khayrat is the most celebrated manual of Blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in history. In fact, the book of Dalail al-Khayrat was welcomed by the Ummah east and west. Many scholars concentrated to explain some of its meanings and benefits such as Sidi Suleiman al-Jamal Shafi'i, Sidi Hasan al-Adwi al-Misri, Sidi Abd al Majid Sharnubi who call his book (Manhaj as-Sa'adah), Sidi Muhammad al-Mahdi Ibn Ahmad al-Fasi who call his book (Matalia al-Masaraat Bi jalaa Dalail Al Khayrat), and the famous Savant of Allah Sidi Ahmad Zaruk; the disciple of his Shaykh Sidi al-Jazuli (may Allah lighten his tomb).

Sidi Abu Abdullah Muhammad Al-Jazuli passed away in 869 AH and was buried inside his Zawiya in Afwiral. Seventy-seven (77) years after his demise, his body was exhumed for removal to Marrakech (Morocco) and found to be uncorrupted. [Adapted from The Encyclopedia of Islam, 1957 Leiden]

He became one of the Seven Men of Marrakech (Morocco) in addition to Sidi Qadi Ayaad, Sidi al-Abbas Sabti, Sidi Joussouf Ben Ali, Sidi Abdul Aziz, Sidi Moul al-Ksour, and Sidi al-Soheyli (may Allah be pleased with all of them).

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اولئك كتب في قلوبهم الايمان وايدهم بروح منه ويدخلهم جنات تجري من تحتها الانهار خالدين فيها

It is these upon whose hearts Allah has ingrained faith, and has aided them with a Spirit from Himself;
and He will admit them into Gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding in them forever

09 February 2012 Published in Blog

Some deviant and ignorant people claim that the exact date of birth of the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) is not known and hence there is little room for the celebration of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) on 12th of Rabi' al-Awwal Sharif.

12 Rabi' al-Awwal is not only accepted as Milad Day from the classical and ancient scholars, it is also confirmed by the governments of the whole Islamic world. Almost three (3) dozen Islamic countries celebrate it and have public holidays on 12th of Rabi' al-Awwal Sharif.


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Opinion of Renowned Historians for Authentic Date of Mawlid


1. Ibn-e-Ishaq (85-151 H):

Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on 12 Rabi' al-Awwal in 'Aam al-Feel. [Ibn Jawzi in al-Wafa, Page 87]


2. Allama Ibn Hisham (213 H):

Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on Monday 12 Rabi' al-Awwal in 'Aam al-Feel. [Ibn Hisham in As-Sirat-un-Nabawiya, Vol. 1, Page 158]


3. Imam Ibn Jarir Tabari (224-310 H):

Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on Monday 12 Rabi' al-Awwal in 'Aam al-Feel. [Tarikh al-Umam wa al-Muluk, Vol. 2, Page 125]


4. Allama Abu al-Hasan Ali bin Muhammad Al-Mawardi (370-480 H):

Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born 50 days after the event of Ashab-ul-Feel and after the death of His father on Monday 12 Rabi' al-Awwal. [Ailam-un-Nabuwwa, Page 192]


5. Imam Al-Hafiz Abu-ul-Fatah Al-Undalasi (671-734 H):

Our leader and our Prophet Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam), the Messenger of Allah, was born on Monday 12 Rabi' al-Awwal in 'Aam al-Feel. [Aayun al-Asr, Vol. 1, Page 33]


6. Allama Ibn Khaldun (732-808 H):

Messenger of Allah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on 12 Rabi' al-Awwal in 'Aam al-Feel. It was the 40th year of Emperor Kasra Noshairwan. [Ibn Khaldun in At-Tarikh Vol. 2, Page 394]


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7. Muhammad As-Sadiq Ibrahim Arjoon:

From various turaq (chains) it has been established as true that the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born on Monday 12 Rabi' al-Awwal in 'Aam al-Feel in the reign of Kisra Noshayrwan. [Muhammad Rasoolullah, Vol. 1, Page 102]


8. Shaykh Abdul-Haq Muhadath Dehlvi (950-1052 H):

Know it well, that over-whelming majority of the experts of sayar and tarikh (i.e. biographers and historians) hold the opinion that the Beloved (i.e. the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born in 'Aam al-Feel … It is well known that the month was of Rabi' al-Awwal and its date was 12. Various scholars have shown their agreement with this (date). [Madarij-un-Nabuwwah, Vol. 2, Page 14]


9. Imam Qustallani (Alaihir RaHma) said:

Rasoolullah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam) was born on 12th Rabi ul Awwal and People of Makkah follow it, on this same day they visit (your place of birth).. It is famous that you were born on 12th Rabi ul Awwal, the day was of Monday, Ibn Ishaq and others have narrated this too. [Al Muwahib al Laduniya, Vol. 1, Page 88]


Now we will prove from scholars whom even Wahabi/Salafis consider the top most scholar in Tafsir and Tarikh and they not only say 12th is the mainstream opinion but also rely with exact hadith for it:

10. Ibn Kathir writes in his Seerat un-Nabi:

ورواه ابن أبى شيبة في مصنفه عن عفان ، عن سعيد بن ميناء ، عن جابر وابن عباس أنهما قالا : ولد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عام الفيل يوم الاثنين الثانى عشر من شهر ربيع الاول
Ibn Abi Shaybah in his Musannaf narrates from Affan, Sa’id, Jabir and Ibn Abbas (Ridwanullahi Ta'ala Alaihim Ajma'een) who said: Rasoolullah (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam) was born in the year of elephant on Monday, the 12th Rabi al-Awwal [Seerat un-Nabi, Volume 1, Page No. 199]

Then he said:

وهذا هو المشهور عند الجمهور والله أعلم
This is what is famous amongst Majority and Allah knows the best

11. Nawab Muhammad Sadiq Hasan Khan Bohapali:

The birth (of the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was happened in Mecca at the time of Fajar on Monday 12 Rabi' al-Awwal in 'Aam al-Feel. Majority of scholars holds this opinion. Ibn-e-Jawzi has narrated a consensus (of scholars) on it. [Ash-Shumamat al-Anbariya fi Mawlid Khair al-Bariyyah, Page 7]


You can see that the historians / scholars from the first / second century of Hijri, as well as the scholars of later times, had been authenticating it. The list also includes the well known leader of Salafis, i.e. Nawab Sadiq Hasan Bohapalvi.


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This Date is Officially Recognized by Islamic World


Milad-un-Nabi (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) is celebrated throughout the Islamic world, with the exception of a few countries. Interestingly, most of the Muslim countries and few non-Muslim countries celebrate it on 12th of Rabi' al-Awwal.

Here is a list of few countries who hold an official holiday on 12th of Rabi' al-Awwal (the actual list is longer than this):

Islamic Countries:

* Islamic Republic of Pakistan

* Afghanistan

* Uzbekistan

* Jordan

* United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)

* Bahrain

* Bangladesh

* Algeria

* Al-Jazair

* Sudan

* Iraq

* Kuwait

* Morocco

* Yemen

* Tunis

* Syria

* Oman

* Lebanon

* Libya

* Egypt

* Moritaniya

* Palestine

* Brunei

* Indonesia

* Malaysia

* Nigeria

* Somalia

* Turkey (not a public holiday, but mosques are illuminated, special foods and treats are prepared, and you can participate, actively or passively, in the celebrations)


Non-Islamic Countries:

* India

* Sri Lanka

* Tanzania


The most authentic date of Milad-un-Nabi (i.e. Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam's birth), as agreed upon by the classical and later scholars and historians, and as officially recognized by Islamic countries, is Monday 12 Rabi' al-Awwal.

Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala and His Beloved Messenger Knows the Best!!

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May we be sacrificed at this Merriment O blessed month of Rabi' al-Awwal!!
Your joys surpass thousands of 'Eids; All in the world are rejoicing, except Shaytan

 

 
 
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