Shaykh Ul Islam Imam Muhammad Anwaarullah Farooqui (May Allah sanctify his secret) - Life and teachings
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.
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>> Introduction
>> Shaykh Ul Islam – A multi-faceted personality
>> The glad tidings of his birth
>> Family background
>> Education and teachers
>> The knowledge and erudition of Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam – In the opinion of the scholars of the world
>> The disdain of Shaykh Ul Islam for worldly employment
>> Teaching and instruction of kings
>> Stay in Madina
>> Returning to Deccan on the orders of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Establishment of Jamia Nizamia and its aims and objectives
>> Establishing Daairatul Ma’arif
>> Propagation of 100,000 Hadith through the efforts of Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam
>> Stengthening the means of reforming the Ummah
>> Establishing State Central Library
>> Establishment of Dar Ul Ifta
>> Establishment of Ishaat Ul Uloom
>> Lessons of Futuhaat Al Makkiy
>> Appointment as “Shaykh Ul Islam”
>> Shaykh Ul Islam – The reviver of faith
>> Construction and restoration of mosques
>> Establishment of Madarsas
>> For the guidance of the community
>> Other steps for the reformation of the Ummah
>> Founding of Anjuman Tahaffuze Awraaqe Mutabarrika
>> Establishing Ruyat-e-Hilal Committee
>> Syaahnaama for marriages
>> Refutation of false tenets of faith
>> Passing away of Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
>> Shaykh Ul Islam’s ruefulness at the spread of the false sects
>> Defending the Ahle Sunnah and the Feelings of Shaykh Ul Islam about It
>> Defending Tauheed and Eliminating Shirk
>> Protection of Iman, the Advice of Shaykh Ul Islam
>> The Commandment Of Salaat And Salaam In Namaaz
>> Kissing Thumbs on Listening to the Name of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)
>> Getting Our Wishes Through The Auliya Allah
>> The Attention and Grace of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) is Directed Towards Everybody At The Same Moment
>> Difference Between Worship and Respect
>> Starting Good Practices Is Also Good
>> The Belief in the Termination of Prophethood

 
 
Protection of Iman, the Advice of Shaykh Ul Islam

Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam advises the Muslims about the protection of their Iman and their beliefs in the following words:

 

Translation: Nowadays, at least this much the Muslims need to do that they should not read such Tafseer nor even listen to them, which create doubts in their mind.  Instead, they should pray to Almighty Allah to guide us and them and grant us that Islam and Iman which will ensure our eternal deliverance.  (Maqaasid ul Islam Vol 1, Pg No: 137-140)

 

Using Double-Meaning Words To Address The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) Is Not Correct Even If It Is Done With A Good Intention

 

In the Tafseer of a verse of the Holy Quran, Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam writes:

 

Translation: The substance of this is that even though the Companions used this word in the presence of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) with the intent and purport of respect, but because this word was used as an abuse in another language, Almighty Allah decreed against its use.  Now every person can understand that when a word does not even suggest disrespect, but only because of being so another language, the usage of that word was prohibited, then how can these insolent words, which directly intend the diminishing of the glory of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), be allowed?  If somebody says that the Jews were not allowed to use this word, then we will say maybe, but the prohibition is for Muslims expressly, those with whom this word was used as form of respect.  Also, here neither the Jews are mentioned, nor their language.  If only this was intended, then like their other mischief, this also would have been mentioned here itself.  That the prohibition is for the Muslims expressly shows that using such words even with good intention is also not correct.  Then the punishment for this was decreed that that person should be executed.  If a Muslim had used this word, then because this order was for all, undoubtedly would have been killed.  Nobody would have asked him/her what did you intend by this word. (Anwaar-e-Ahmadi- Pg No: 222)

 

After writing this Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam writes in a moving and thought-provoking way:

 

Translation: We should think that how much worse it is to use such words for the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) which mean only disrespect regardless of whether they express it or intend it.  Would the Companions, before whom the one who said think whether he would be worthy of being executed, delay the execution of such people?  Would their useless explanations be of any use?  No never.  But what can happen now?  What can we do now except to recall those times and cry on our powerlessness!  Where will those firm people be found whose fervor fixed the flags of Islam in the east and the west!  This age and time could not see those beacons of guidance.  Thus, whoever sees that the stage is vacant says whatever comes to his mind with terrific courage.  Then have a look at their courage that Iman is being based on those acts which would make a person liable to be executed.  If this is Iman, then we need to think carefully what lack of Iman would be. (Anwaar-e-Ahmadi, Pg No: 222-224)

 

 
 
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