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 [...]