Rang-o-Noor (BY SA'DI)
SHEIKH-UL-HADITH HAZRAT MAULANA MUHAMMAD ISHAQ
May Allah be kind to Hazrat Muhammad's Ummah! The elderly people and sympathizers of the Ummah are departing fast. The news has come that Sheikh-ul-Hadith and Supervisor of Jamia Nizaamia Meer Ali has also met his Lord.
If ever you had gone to Meeraan Shah, you would certainly have visited Dar-ul-Uloom Nizaamia. Going to Meeraan Shah from Banu, there is a grand Maktab on the bank of the road near "Meer Ali." It is a very populated, grand and progressive Maktab. The late Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Ishaq was also the "Sheikh-ul-Hadith" at this Makatab. He was tall-statured, fleshy, kind-hearted, supporter of Jihad rather himself a great Mujahid. I did not happen to visit him for several years but his kindness and love kept showering on me in absence also. He came to the inauguration ceremony of "Fat-hul-Jawwaad" and delivered a very effective and thought-provoking speech. The topic of his speech was the people who will be under the shade of "Allah's Throne" on the Day of Judgement. May Allah grant all of us with the shade of His Throne on the Day of Judgement! The said Hazrat Maulana has died and has taken with him a great treasure of righteous deeds to get room in the shade of the Throne. May Allah grant his righteous deeds with acceptance! He was an excellent scholar of Din. He used to teach bulky books of Hadith. From the very beginning till his death, he remained the host and supporter of the Mujahideen of Afghanistan and Kashmir. All these deeds are certainly very weighty. About five years and six months ago, once he came to Bala Kot to visit me after covering a very long distance. I offered to him the book comprising Good Names of Allah named . He kept studying it for a long time. Then he said, "I recite every Name daily in is a way that I recite Each One of them for one hundred times. Is it is right or not? I was wondered at his humility and also how it is possible for him to recite the Asma-ul-Husna so many times in spite of so many appointments and business. No doubt, Allah grants special blessings and extension in the timings of His dear slaves. The people who as much Zikr they do, as much blessings are granted in their timings. Moreover, note the grandeur of Asma-ul-Husna. The men whom Allah blesses with the treasures of Divine Light due to them, they recite them with ever new method………….
You have learnt the methods of Hazrat Ishaq. It was his routine to recite them for one hundred times daily. On the other hand, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Sharifallah used to narrate another Belief-provoking way out. Allah is, no doubt, very Grand and there is all Light in Asma-ul-Husna. There is a separate splendour and separate flavour in every one of the Divine Name. All the Muslims should memorise the ninety-nine Asma-ul-Husna mentioned in Tirmize. These names are often written in the beginning of the Noble Quran. Memorise them and then keep reciting them with love. The Holy Prophet has told us the glad tidings that the man who recites Asma-ul-Husna will be entered into Heaven.
There is, no doubt, the merriment of Heaven in Asma-ul-Husna. Do recite them one by one. Solace and Peace will descend upon the heart like a balm. Do memorise them even today. When you lift up your hands to pray, do recite them once at least from .
Whenever you face some difficulty or need something offer, two Raka't Salat-ul-Haajat and then recite the Asma-ul-Husna for twenty one times. It is the tried thing of numerous people that Du'a is granted due to them. Our Lord Himself has told us in the Noble Quran that Allah has His Ninety-Nine Names. Call to Him with those names and pray to Him.
If the Muslim Ummah makes Masaajid its centre, makes Jihad its morality, takes interest in prayers, recitation of the Noble Quran, Zikr and Durood Shair, America and Europe will be constrained to pay Jizzia to it within a few days. By the Lord of Ka'ba, there is neither any exaggeration in it nor any hesitation. The Sahaba (RA) were very few, weak and resourceless but they prevailed over the entire world. The Lord that made them (RA) prevail over the world is still present. The delay is only from our side that we are lost in the darkness of our Selves and hence we have not taken up the path of prevalence. People say that the Ulama who talk of the obligation of Jihad are younger in age, junior in knowledge and experience whereas the elderly Ulama do not talk of the excellences of Jihad in this way. Lo! I may tell you of the letter of an elderly scholar. This letter is lying to my left. I have applied perfume to it just now. It is from Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Ishaq who must be approx eighty years old. He had been the Sheikh-ul-Hadith for a long time. He was not a younger Sheikh-ul-Hadith of the Maktabs of girls but an experienced, aged and expert one. A short while ago, when our companions met him, he handed over this letter to them in my name. The excellences and wisdom about the "obligation of Jihad" in it by him are enough for the Muslims to understand Jihad. Let us read the letter of an authentic scholar of Din.
Servant of Students,
Jaamia Nizaamia North Waziristan Eidik.
To the Respected…………..,
May Allah protect us against apparent as well as hidden subversions in every way! Amin!
I am very fond of visiting you. I could not happen to meet you face to face. So I am content with the visit through a letter. A few companions came to me. I was beside myself with delight because I am always delighted after meeting the Mujahideen. The honour of Islam and Muslims lies in Jihad. The humiliation and disgrace of the Pagans, the Jews and the Christians lies in Jihad. The Muslims and Islam prevail due to Jihad but the Infidels and Infidelity are disgraced only due to it. There are a number of benefits of every deed of Islam. But Jihad has distinctive role in the domination of the Muslims and Islam but the disgrace of the Infidels. The scene of can be discerned only through Jihad i.e. the Infidels will pay Jizzia very humiliatingly. I used to say to you at the time of every visit, "There should be no day without the persuasion to Jihad." He has conveyed his sayings through the medium of Al-Qalam.
The Teacher at Jamia Nizamia North Wazirstan Eidik.
Once, Hazrat Maulana came to us and told us that he would daily persuade the Muslims to Jihad. Then he described a few excellences of Jihad also. After some time, he came to the Maktab. There he kept weeping after observing the performance of the Mujahid companions and told me again to persuade the people to Jihad daily because there is great wisdom and philosophy in it. I tried my level best to act upon Hazrat Maulana's advice. For the last four years, there are very few who like to listen to the speech on Jihad. Only once in a week, the persuasion is made through the medium of Al-Qalam. In other days, if someone meets, I teach him to study the excellences of Jihad in the book. All the rest depends upon Allah's will. Actually, I was not fond of speech. But without persuasion to Jihad, I felt like a fish out of water. Probably, Hazrat Maulana guessed with the help of his Emaan and advised me thus. He reminded me of it in his last letter. His mother tongue was the Tribal Pushto. Still, he could speak Urdu fluently. But as he happened to teach Urdu very little, you would have witnessed its effects in the letter. As Urdu is not a sacred language, I have offered his letter the same without any correction. The only one language sacred to the Muslims is "Arabic". May Allah introduce Arabic among the Muslims! Hazrat Maulana Ishaq has left us. May Allah raise his degree and status! A few companions will go to his house and collect his biography. Please wait till that time. Do recite the Noble Quran whole-heartedly and convey the reward to him. He was, no doubt, our affectionate, well-wisher and sympathizer.
Allah be thanked many times, AL-RAHMAT DIARY has been published. It was a long yearning for a diary whose every page might be filled with the benefits of knowledge and Din. Allah granted some companins with the power who worked and the task was completed by the grace of Allah. Now, if you open the first page of the Al-RAHMAT DIARY, you will be steeped in delight and will take time in opening the second page. At every page, you will learn about some creed, some Sunnah, version of a verse and knowledge about a big sin. Then, there will be the methods of spending Ramzan before starting the caleudar of Ramzan; the manners of Eid-ul-Fitre before the start of Shawwal and the activites of Zul-Hija before the start of Zul-Hija.
In the same way, there are the commands of Sharia about the methods of Muharram, Safar and Rabi-ul-Awwal. There is version of Jihad verses as well as mention of Shuhada, sayings about Jihad and history of Jihad as well. More than all this, there is a rainbow of Quranic verses and introduction to books at every coloured page. The diary ends at the Du'a with which Imaam Bukhari has ended his book "Al-Bukhari" i.e.
May Allah accept the efforts of all those companions who have tried to communicate this religious gift to the Ummah!
Translated by: Abdullah