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Online Newsletter VOL.01. NO.10 - 27 Rajab 1434 / 07 June 2013

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VOL.01. NO.10
27 Rajab 1434 / 07 June 2013

Let us fall in love with them all over again !!

How do you remember people whom you love? Well, Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor, built the “Jewel of Muslim Art in India” – the Taj Mahal, to celebrate the memory of the flame of his life, his third wife - Mumtaz Mahal - in Agra. Grief stricken at her death, he started the building in 1643 and only completed it 22 years thereafter.

The Egyptians weren’t the only ones to build pyramids to celebrate their deified rulers whom they believed never really died. This tradition is found in China too. A massive greyish/greenish pyramid whose base is 375 m2 was built to commemorate Qin Shi Huang in Shaanxi province. Huang was the first Chinese Emperor to unify the nation in 221 BC and his people will never allow his memory to fade.

Here in our Rainbow Nation, we do things a little differently. We rename streets, hospitals and airports after those who fought for our freedom. HF Verwoerd Hospital was renamed after Steve Bhiko, Jan Smuts Airport was renamed after Oliver Tambo and DF Malan Drive was renamed after Beyers Naude.

We Muslims in South Africa have much to thank our forefathers for having left their buffalo carts and paan dabbas (betel leaf containers) in India and coming to this wonderful land of BMWs and boerewors. How do we thank them? We thank them by building on the legacy they left behind. If they left the importance of business in their family, today all their offspring would be millionaires; if they left a legacy of religion in their family, today all their offspring would be Huffaz and ‘Ulema; and if they left a legacy of womanising, today all their offspring will be hopping around in the townships waiting for government grants!

My point is that no one forgets their legacy and no one divorces their past, especially if it was a golden past. More-so when our ancestors were directly responsible for our present prosperity. Hundred years ago, if Baboo bhai didn’t scratch in his socks for all his rupees or sell his wife’s jewellery to buy a 3rd-class ticket for a ride over the rough sea to South Africa, today his grand-children would’ve been still wearing those same socks! For this, we will thank Baboo bhai for ever.... Read More >>
Condolence

The mother of Moulana Abdullah Bhamjee Sahib (Ustaad @ Darul Uloom Zakariyya) & Moulana Abdurrahman of Eikenhof passed away yesterday. May Allah Ta'ala grant the Marhooma Jannatul Firdaus and Sabre Jameel to all the family members. (Ameen)

To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.

The Demise of a Wali

We received the sad news earlier this week of the demise of Aarif Billah Hazrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammud Akhtar Saheb (Rahmatullahi Alayh). Indeed the world has lost a great Wali of our time. MAWTUL AALIM MAWTUL AALAM (The death of an Aalim is the death of a world).

Hazrat was a Khalifah of Hazrat Moulana Abdul Ghani Phulpoori (RA) and Hazrat Moulana Shah Abrarul Haq Hardoi (RA). The Darul Uloom had the great privilege of hosting Hazrat on a number of occasions.Our Hazrat Mufti Radhaul Haq Sahib DB on one such occasion compiled an Urdu Nazam in Honour of Hazrat Hakeem Sahib (R.A.) To listen to the Nazam, please click here.

May Allah Ta’ala grant Sabre Jameel to all Hazrat’s Muta’alliqin (associates) and grant him the highest of stages in Jannatul Firdaus, (Ameen).

GEMS

Hazrat Moulana Abbas Sarigat Sahib DB paid tribute to Aarif Billah Hazrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammud Akhtar Saheb (Rahmatullahi Alayh) in an interview on Radio Islam. To listen to the recording, please click here

To read Hazrats letter of tribute, please download here

23rd Khatme Bukhari Jalsa Invitation
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طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم
It is incumbent upon every Muslim to seek Knowledge
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