A lovesick boy stands outside the window or door of his beloved hoping for a sign of recognition. The lover of Allah circles the House of Allah with the same maddened desire like a moth circles a flame.
Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (via tasawwuf)
"I searched for Allah and He introduced Himself" -Maulana Tariq Jameel دامت بركاته
Wa alaykum salaam
Mufti A.S Desai has a very unique method of approaching things and he himself acknowledges this fact. Without doubt he is harsh in his tone, language and mannerisms which is obvious from his writings and many do oppose his style of addressing issues. Having understood that, we should know that Mufti A.S Desai is from among the senior scholars of today and if I am correct he is somewhere in his late 70’s in age and for that alone he is deserving of our respect.
Despite disagreements people may have with him on his stances as well as how he goes about them, he is a very knowledgeable man who is respected by all and his peers who too are high ranking scholars attest to that. He is among the senior students of the late Hazrat Maseehullah Khan (Rahimhaullah) and he said of his student that he is “mufti yon ka mufti” meaning “he is the mufti of mufti’s” and that he is “my sword in South Africa” for his abilities to uphold Islam and defend it from falsehood. Anybody who has met him has affirmed and contested to scrupulous character, his high level of taqwa (God consciousness), humility and wara’ (abstinence). I personally know people who have met him and have told me first hand that the man in person is much different to the man that writes and perhaps it is his great love for Allah and his hatred for falsehood that causes him to write in such a manner.
I was told that he was due to study in a top law school in America but insisted to his parents that he wished to study the deen. When they refused he was so upset that he laid out his clothes on the beach having people think that he had drowned in the sea whilst he departed alone to Jalalabad in India to study, such was his zeal for knowledge. We shouldn’t take anything away from this great man due to some disagreements we may have with him, he himself states that we are more than obliged to leave what we don’t like from him whilst taking what benefits and that is perhaps the best stance. Let me finish with what Ismail Ibrahim has to say about him, a sorry victim of some of Mufti A.S Desai’s debilitating fatwas and articles, he is considered his adversary but he still opened up an online thread to say the following about him;
“I want to highlight his Walaa and Baraa, the sacrifices he’s gone through in life, and his love for the Deen of Allah. He is better than me and most people out there no doubt, and he is most certainly a billion times better than all those Salafis.
And of course, besides the insults, his legendary usage of the English language.
Before anybody starts neg-repping me, may I remind you the Mufti AS Desai is the one is in the middle of refuting me as we speak. Politely disagree with the premise of this thread, if you may.”
You can read more about him and what people have said regarding his piety and knowledge here;
A layman’s views:
Would still disagree with the takfir done on other Deobandi Ullema’s. This is quite contrasting to the nature of our akaabir who had love for each other.
And not to forget he has been caught in fraudulent allegations e.g. the recent scandal on the “UUCSA” trademark name.
I would rather follow Maulana Tariq Jameel a thousand times over (on which Mufti AS Desai did takfir) than follow Mufti AS Desai even once.
I do not hate Mufti AS Desai, but I do not love him like the way I love our akaabirs.
Once a man asked Hazrat Ibrahîm Balkhî to show him miracle while he was patching a garment. Hazrat’s needle dropped in water and immediately a few thousand fish surfaced the water, each carrying a golden needle. Hazrat Ibrahîm Balkhî said, ‘No, I want my needle’ and all the fish submerged back in the water except a small, weak fish who was carrying Hazrat’s needle. Hazrat said to the man, ‘This is the very least I have been granted’.
Hazrat ‘Attār Farîd ūd Dîn رحمة الله عليه-Tadhkiratul Awliyah (via noor-sukoon)
The Incomparable Imaan Of Abu Bakr r.a. - Maulana Sulaiman Khatani “WHAT IS IMAAN?”
I remember watching this vid the first time and I was like OMG.. SubhanAllah.. It is a POWERFUL message driven vid.
To get a spiritual uplift I decided to watch it again. I also thought I would share it with you guys.
Watch this, feel the hair stand, get goosebumps, and may be let a tear drop down your cheeks, and say Alhamdulillah.
Question: It is generally presumed that the Hajj performed on a Friday is called “Haj-e-Akbar” and that it is a more meritorious Hajj as compared to the Hajj performed on any other day of the week. What is the correct meaning of “Haj-e-Akbar” and it’s status in terms of the Shariah?
Answer: The term used in the Glorious Quraan “Al Hajjul-Akbar” does not mean a Hajj performed on a Friday, as is generally alleged by the people. The Qur’aan has used this term for the Hajj performed by the Muslims under the supervision of Sayyidina Abu Bakr (radhiallaahu-anhu) in the year 9 A.H., one year prior to the last Hajj of Nabi (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam). This Hajjul-Akbar (in 9A.H.) was not even performed on a Friday, yet the Quraan refers to it as “Al Hajjul-Akbar”. It is therefore evident from the above that this term has no relevance to the Hajj performed on a Friday.
The correct meaning of the term, as explained by a large number of the commentators of the Glorious Qur’aan is that, the UMRAH was generally called “Al Hajjul-Asghar” (the minor Hajj). In order to distinguish Umrah from Hajj, the latter (i.e. HAJJ) was named “Al Hajjul Akbar” (the greater Hajj). Therefore, every Hajj is a “Al Hajjul-Akbar” whether it is performed on a Friday or on other day.
By Sheikhul Islam Mufti Muhammad Taqi Uthmaani (D.B.)
this is BEAUTIFULL! SubhanAllah