acute need was felt for a standard syllabus for Imams, muezzins, etc .so that
they could perform their duties properly.
Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) ordered that
a model syllabus be prepared for it.
This work was assigned to a student of his, Maulana Qazi Ghulam
Mohiuddin (May Allah shower His Mercy on him).
He fulfilled this work and it has since become famous as “Ahle Khidmaat
Shariah” and even today this is considered the standard text for teaching the
basics of Islam to anyone. By the grace
of Allah, to enable each and everyone to gain benefit, this book has been
translated into English and published.
Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) paid special attention to
conserving and protecting the shrines and monasteries of the saints. He paid special attention to the education
and training of the Sajjada Nasheen
of the various shrines and made a special syllabus for them. This was named “Hidayaat Ush Shuyukh” which
was put together by his student Hadhrat Syed Shah Abul Qasim Shuttari (May
Allah shower His Mercy on him). (Anwaar
Ul Anwaar, Pg. No. 96)
Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) made (basic) Islamic
education compulsory in all schools of his time. He distributed Islamic literature free among
poor and needy people. He appointed
preachers in the city, surrounding districts and various other villages to
ensure that the Islamic fervor of the people remained alive. He instituted a training program for those
whose job was to give the deceased their final bath before burial so that they
could do it as per the injunctions of the Shariah. He got a book wrote, “Nisaab Ghassalaan” and
had it distributed. (Matla ‘Ul Anwaar,
Pg. No. 58; Anwaar Ul Anwaar, Pg. No. 107)
appointed educated persons for slaughtering animals as per the directives of
the Shariah, which still continues by the grace of Allah. (Matla ‘Ul Anwaar,
Pg. No. 55, Anwaar Ul Anwaar, Pg. No. 98)