5 11, 2020

Memories (Episode 23)


  Memories (Episode 23)   Episode 23 A mountain range loomed ahead of us as we proceeded from Hudaibiyyah, and one mountain-top appeared as if it had a crown on its head. Pointing to it, an Arab fellow traveler said: [...]

27 10, 2020

Memories (Episode 22)


  Memories (Episode 22)   Until now our respected father (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) had been staying at our house at Lasbela House. Our two elder brothers, respected Muhammad Razi Sahab (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) and [...]

19 08, 2020

Memories (Episode 21)


  Memories (Episode 21) Teaching Arabic Literature Since childhood, I had a keen interest and affinity for poetry and literature. In view of this, whichever class I would be teaching Sarf (Arabic morphology) and Nahw (Arabic grammer), Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) [...]

11 08, 2020

Memories (Episode 20)


  Memories (Episode 20) Development of Korangi Township This was a time when the late General Muhammad Ayub Khan’s martial law had only recently been declared, and he had begun several revolutionary works. Immigrants had been continuously pouring into Pakistan [...]

1 08, 2020

Memories (Episode 19)


  Memories (Episode 19) Our respected father (may his secret be sanctified) was so delighted at the completion of our Dawra-e-Hadith that he convened a banquet on the occasion and named it Waleemah. Besides relatives, close acquaintances were also invited. [...]

26 07, 2020

Memories (Episode 18)


  Memories (Episode 18)   The Masjid of Darul Uloom After shifting to Sharafi, while classrooms and student hostels of Darul Uloom had been constructed, a proper Masjid could not be build immediately, and initially the prayers would be offered [...]

3 07, 2020

Memories (Episode 17)


Memories (Episode 17) Since this was the end of the first academic year after moving to Sharafi Goth, our respected father (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) convened a three-day annual public gathering from 15-17 Shaban 1377H (circa 7-9 March [...]

9 06, 2020

Memories (Episode 16)


  Memories (Episode 14)   Construction of Darul Uloom in Sharafi Goth I have mentioned previously that it was due to the blessings of our respected father’s (May Allah’s mercy be upon him) sincerity and trust in Allah that only [...]

5 05, 2020

Memories (Episode 15)


  Memories (Episode 15)   It may appear relevant that I should briefly introduce the Jamiyat Ulama-e-Islam, whose tours I have described previously, and that I should also answer the question which arises in most minds, i.e. is the present-day [...]

23 04, 2020

Memories (Episode 14)


Memories (Episode 14) Some Events from 1955 and 1956 Our respected father’s (May Allah’s mercy be upon him) life was one of continuous struggle. After coming to Pakistan he was ever-absorbed with the concern that Pakistan should become a beautiful [...]

23 04, 2020

Memories (Episode 13)


Memories (Episode 13) At the House in Lasbela House We stayed in a flat at Campbell Street near Burns Road until Ramadan 1374H (approximately May 1955). We resided in it for five years. This span of time proved to be [...]

30 03, 2020

Memories (Episode 12)


Memories (Episode 12) The Land Near Allama Usmani’s (May Allah’s mercy be upon him) Grave A notable event took place in that academic year (i.e. 1374H, equivalent to 1955) which I feel is necessary to mention in some detail: At [...]

29 03, 2020

Memories (Episode 11)


Memories (Episode 11) Beginning of Affinity with Poetry and Literature Hazrat Maulana Sehban Mahmood Sahab (May his secret be sanctified) had, along with teaching us our syllabus, ingrained the taste for poetry and literature in me. Hazrat himself would compose [...]

3 03, 2020

Memories (Episode 10)


Memories (Episode 7) Association for the Reformation of Children Babul Islam was a Masjid located near our house, mention of which has been made previously. Hazrat Haji Muhammad Ayyub Sahab (May Allah Ta’ala’s mercy be upon him) used to live [...]

2 03, 2020

Memories (Episode 9)


Memories (Episode 9) Elementary Education Babul Islam was the name of the Masjid near our house. Our respected father (May Allah Ta’ala’s mercy be upon him) used to pray in that Masjid. A small Madrasa by the name of Imdadul [...]

5 02, 2020

Memories (Episode 8)


Memories (Episode 8) We remained in Makkah Mukarramah for some days after Hajj. In those days I would take my respected mother (May Allah Ta’ala’s mercy be upon her) for Tawaf. I had memorized almost all the prayers (duas) of [...]

5 02, 2020

Memories (Episode 7)


Memories (Episode 7) Pakistan was created in such a state that the assets which came to Pakistan’s share as a result of the partition of India were of a small proportion. Additionally, many assets were left over in India, the [...]

10 01, 2020

Memories (Episode 6)


Memories (Episode 6) As I have mentioned before, my respected father (May Allah Ta’ala’s mercy be upon him) had established a bookstore named Darul Isha’at which he had left behind in Deoband, and Bhai Jaan (respected Muhammad Zaki Kaifi (May [...]

10 12, 2019

Memories (Episode 5)


Memories (Episode 5) Migration to Pakistan Meanwhile, the question was heard in the house several times as to whether we should migrate to Pakistan or not. Our respected father (May Allah Ta’ala’s mercy be upon him), on the instructions of [...]

10 11, 2019

Memories (Episode 4)


  Memories (Episode 4) This was the short introduction to my eight siblings. I am the youngest of them, and as I have previously written I was born on 5th Shawwal 1362 AH. Hakeem Ul Ummah Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali [...]

1 11, 2019

Memories (Episode 3)


  Memories (Episode 3) The topic will not be complete without mentioning a few more special qualities of Bhai Jaan (Hazrat Muhammad Zaki Kaifi (may Allah Ta’ala’s Mercy be upon him)), especially that out of all of us brothers he [...]

20 10, 2019

Memories (Episode 2)


  Memories (Episode 2) My respected mother (Respected Nafeesa Khatoon Sahiba), may Allah Ta’ala keep pouring the rain of His mercy on her at all times, was an ideal mother and an exemplary household lady. She belonged to a famous [...]

9 10, 2019

Memories (Episode 1)


Memories (Episode 1) I hesitate in calling myself a Deobandi in terms of school of thought because this smells of sectarianism, and also because some people, when they hear the word Deobandi, have the misunderstanding that Deobandi is a religious [...]

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