BY: Sayyid Ale
Rasool Hasnain Mia al-Huseini
AHMED RAZA ACADEMY
BARAKAATUR RAZA PUBLICATION
of Publication: Rajab 1422 A.H. (October 2001)
Ahmed Raza Academy
Floor, 20-22 Lorne Street
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Modern man in general and the Muslims in
particular is disturbed and confused by the attempts of the enemies of Islam
through their literature to erode the Imaan of the Muslims especially the naive,
unschooled youth. Without the necessary knowledge and information, an
unsuspecting reader would fall prey to the trap set by the enemy.
We live in times of “Black Magic”.
People, through hatred or jealousy would attempt to bring hardship or sufferings
upon other people. In these times, out of weakness, a Muslim may resort to
obtaining help from Kufr sources. Such practices are frowned upon. All the help
that a Muslim will need is to be found in the Holy Quran and Ahadith.
A Muslim should at all times obey all the
Commandments of Allah Y and His
if he or she hopes to avoid the punishment in this world and in the Hereafter.
Do not regard a hardship or as a punishment from Allah Y;
but rather see it as a test of your Imaan and patience.
This book will be of paramount importance
and benefit to the Seeker of Truth and knowledge. In it you will find possible
solutions from the Holy Quran and Ahadith to solve any of your daily problems.
May Allah Y the
Most Merciful bestow upon the translator the wisdom and knowledge to continue
being of service to the Muslim community. Aameen.
Treasurer Imam Ahmad Raza Academy
11 Rajab 1422 A.H.
29 September 2001
GOOD DEEDS …
WAZAA’IF TO BE READ AFTER EVERY SALAAH
FASTS … 7
OF DAROOD SHAREEF & ISTIGHFAAR … 8
OF THE AWLIYA … 14
METHODS OF OBTAINING BARAKAAH … 17
FREEDOM OF DEBTS …
PROTECTION AGAINST ALL CALAMITIES, OMENS, … 18
PROTECTION FROM TYRANNY AND OPPRESSION
(DUA) THAT SHOULD BE RECITED AFTER EVERY SALAAH … 28
الر حمن الر
ونصلى على رسو
What is the best method of performing good deeds and
abstaining from all the prohibitions of Sharee’ah?
For the abstention from the prohibition of the Sharee’ah,
one should excessively recite this daily,
با لله العلى
great devotion, engage oneself in the Zikr of Nafi-Wa- Ith’baat
awaken the lazy sleeping heart. Furthermore,
it is most beneficial to recite daily, morning and evening, Sura Falaq and Sura
Besides the 2 Raka’ah Sunnah and the 2 Raka’ah Fardh of
Fajr; 4 Fardh and 2 and 2 Sunnah of Zohr; 4 Fardh of Asr; 3 Fardh and 2 Sunnah
of Maghrib; 4 Fardh 2 Sunnah and 3 Witr of Esha.
That I perform, are there any other Salaah besides the five prescribed
times to be read and what are they?
Always be punctual in your fives times daily Faraa’id and
Sunnah. If times permits, perform 4
Raka’ah with one Salaam after Zawaal and before Zohr Salaah.
It is also Mustahab (preferable) to perform 4 Raka’ah before the Asr
Salaah and Salaatul Awwabeen between Maghrib and Esha Salaah. This Salaah
consists of either 6 Raka’ah or 20 Raka’ah.
Another excellent Salaah is that of Ishraak, which is read 20 minutes
after sunrise till Zawaal. This Salaah consists of 4 Raka’ah. Also Salaatul Tahajjud performed after midnight until
Subh-o-Saadiq (dawn). This Salaah
is read like Taraweeh with an option of 2 Raka’ah, and Tasbeeh after every 4
WAZAA’IF TO BE READ AFTER EVERY SALAAH
What Tasbeeh or Wazaa’if are read after the 5 daily prayer?
After Fajr Salaah read 100 times:
permits after Zohr, then read 55 times:
لله ولا اله
الله اكبر ولا
حول ولا فوة
if time is short, them read it 50 times. Read
Tasbeeh-e-Fathima after Asr (33 times Alhamdulillah, 33 times Subhaan-Allah, and
34 times Allahu Akbar). After
Maghrib Salaah, recite Kalima Tamjeed 500 times and finally after Esha Salaah,
recite Darood Shareef 100 times, facing Madina Munawwara, imagining that you are
in the presence of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r.
Note) Recite Darood-e-Ibrahim, as this is an excellent Darood Shareef
and very often prescribed in the Hadith Shareef.
Quraanic Manajaat (supplication) is to be read?
Answer: The Noble Masha’ikh and Awliya state that all ayahs commencing with “Rabbana” are Manajaat (supplication). They should be read day and night.
can you prescribe for Af’wo Jara’im (forgiveness of sins) and Aaqibit bil
Khair (death with Emaan)?
Answer: Excessive Istighfaar (Touba) helps in forgiveness of sins and Aaqibit bil Khair. The recitation of Ayatul Qursi and the Zikr of Kalima Tayyaba daily after every Salaah is most effective.
is read for the protection of Azaab (punishment) in the grave?
Sura Mulk (29 para) and Sura Hameem Sajdah daily after Esha Salaah.
It has the same benefits.
does one guard oneself from the disastrous lust of the Nafs (desire) and
interference of Shaytaan, the cursed?
it a good habit of reading:
Excessively at all times with 11 times Sura Falaq and Sura Naas after every Fajr and Maghrib Salaah.
Besides the fasts of
Ramadaan, in which other months must one observe fast?
Ramadaan-ul-Mubaarak, the 9th of Zil Hajj is very virtuous.
It is said that this one-day fast washes away two years of sins. The fast of Yaumal Ashurah (10th Muharram) also
has a very great benefit. It washes
away one whole year of sins. Besides
these two fasts, it is Sunnah to observe fast on the 13th, 14th,
and 15th of every Lunar month. These
are known as fasts of Ayaam-e-Baydh (day of Whiteness).
Fasting in the first or last days of every month is Mustahab
(preferable). Likewise, it is
excellent to habitually fast on a Monday and Thursday.
The fast of the 15th Shabaan (Shabb-e-Baraat); six days after
Eid-ul-Fitr; the first nine days of Zil Hijjah are certainly of great virtue.
Besides these fasts, keep as much fasts as possible, because there is
nothing but benefits and Thawaab (rewards) for them.
OF DAROOD SHAREEF AND ISTIGHFAAR
Please enlighten me about
the constant recitation of Darood Shareef and Istighfaar?
If possible every night
before sleeping, or on the eve of a Friday (i.e. Thursday night, since the
Islamic date changes after Maghrib Salaah), recite 100 times, the following
صل على سيدنا
الامّىّ و آ له
وبا رك وسلم*
if Almighty Allah Y
Toufeeq is with you then recite Sayyidul Istighfaar as your daily practice
before you sleep. Sayyidul
Istighfaar is recited as follows:
الله الر حمن
خلقتنى وا نا
عبدك وانا على
عهدك ووعدك ما
ذنوبى فا نّه
اغفر كلّ مؤمن
و مؤمنة *
is the Adab (ethics) of reciting the Quraan Shareef?
much as possible, try to face the Qibla when reciting the Quraan Shareef.
Pronounce every Huroof (alphabet) correctly with Tajweed.
Pay special attention to the Madd, Tashdeed, Fatah, Kasra, and Dammah
(Zabar, Zer, and Pesh). Observe all
the Waqfa (stops). These are a few
of the external ethics (Zaahir).
Baatin (inner) codes are also of paramount importance.
Firstly, the (junior) reciter must imagine that he is in the presence of
Almighty Allah Y
and that Almighty Allah Y
is listening to his recital from a very high pedestal.
For the more senior and advanced reciter, he must think that whatever is
being read it is conveyed directly from Almighty Allah Y.
can one save oneself from the terrible pains and hardships of Sakaraat
(Na’kuni- time of death)?
it a habit to recite Ayatul Qursi and Sura Iklaas daily to lessen the hardship
of Sakaraat. Sura Mulk recited
daily before going to bed is for security and freedom from punishment of the grave.
Sura Dukhaan is also prescribed for the same purpose.
you advice or suggest of any method whereby one can build courage and confidence
to answer the questions posed to him or her in the grave by Munkar and Nakeer
(the Angels of death)?
Answer: Let this answer be on one’s lips at all times, and also write and keep it with you (in the form of a Taweez):
الله و اشهد
ورسولاً و با
وبالمو منين اخواناً
و بالصّدّيق و
الله عليهم مر
رسول الله على
نحي و عليها
نموت و عليها
نبعث ان شآ
one keep the Shajrah in the grave or not? If
one should do so, then what is the correct procedure to adopt?
keep the Shajrah in the grave is an old practice of the Awliya and the
Masha’ikh. There are two methods
of doing this. The first method is
to keep it on the Kaffan or on the chest of
the deceased. But the honourable
and learned Fuqaha (Jurist) has objected to this, because at times the body
bleeds and discharges impurities that will soil the Shajrah. This will be gross disrespect to the names of the Masha’ikh
printed or written therein. The
second method is safe and recommended, that a recess be dug on the head side of
the grave and the Shajrah Shareef be placed in it.
must be done if there are signs of assurity that a sick person will die in a few
such signs are visible, then the family should give Ghusal to the patient.
If this is not possible, then Wudu should be given.
If this is also difficult, then perform Tayammum for him or her.
Lay the sick on the bed in a manner, that his or her face is facing
towards the Qibla and sprinkle some attar on or around him. Do not discuss any worldly matters in his or her presence. Do
not express grief or cry. Request
all those who are very beloved or close to the patient (e.g. husband, wife,
sons, daughters, etc) to avoid sitting in his or her presence.
However, if the sick call for them then they should present themselves,
but not for long periods. Recite
Kalima Shareef aloud in front of him or her, so that he or she may repeat after
you. Never order or command the
sick to do so (read the Kalima) as they may refuse to do so in their state of
unconsciousness and due to the effect of hardship (of Sakaraat).
This may result in the person leaving the world without Emaan (Allah
forbid!). Avoid discussing the
hardships of death and the grave with him or in his presence.
Instead, speak of the infinite Mercies and bounties of Almighty Allah Y.
Speak of the Shafa’at (intercession) of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah r
and of the pious and Noble Awliya Allah. Wholeheartedly,
accept all instructions and wasiyat made by the dying person in these crucial
moments and give him or her the assurity that they will be fulfilled.
Recite Sura Yaseen, Sura Fateha, Sura Ikhlaas and other verses of the
Holy Quraan loudly in his presence. Keep
him or her as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
method of performing Salaatul Istisqa is that the head (leader) of the village
or city should lead all the Muslim to the Eid Gaah or open field for three days
in succession. It is recommended to
wear old clothes and walk barefooted towards the Eid Gaah as a sign of humility.
Do not express any signs of happiness as done in Eid Celebrations.
The barefooted journey to the Eid Gaah must be with great simplicity and
humility. At the Eid Gaah or field,
the Imam will lead 2 Raka’ah Salaah with loud Qiraat. Then he will read the Khutba by invoking the Merciful names
of Almighty Allah Y and beg for pardon of the sins of the people.
While the Dua is being read, the Imam will constantly move his head to
the right, left, top bottom. This
is the Dua taught in the Hadith Shareef:
The eclipse (solar) Salaah consists of 2 Raka’ah.
The Imam will lead the congregation with silent Qiraat.
It is best to recite as much Quraan as possible in both Raka’ah.
Thereafter, engage in Dua and Istighfaar until the eclipse is over.
to Ashura Salaah, the Noble Masha’ikh have prescribed 2 Raka’ah Nafil after
the sun has risen (approximately one to two hours after sunrise). In the first Rakaat, after Sura Fateha, recite Ayatul Qursi.
In the second Raka’ah after Sura Fateha, recite the last Ayahs of Sura
Hasher. After the Salaam, recite
Darood Shareef as much as possible. Other
Mashaa’ikh prescribe 6 Raka’ah by reading after Sura Fateha, Sura Wash Shams
in the first Rakaat, Sura Inna Anzalna in the second, Sura Falaq in the fifth
and Sura Naas in the sixth Rakaat. After
the termination of the Salaah, go into Sajdah (prostration) and pray to Allah Y
for the fulfillment of your legitimate needs.
does one go about obtaining Halaal Rizk (sustenance) nowadays?
all times, there are 4 basic ways of obtaining Halaal Rizk, which are as
Employment service with a condition where you may not be an accessory to
Kufr and oppression. This also
includes any Haraam or forbidden transaction.
Farming on condition that no worker is unjustly deprived of his or her
rights and all transactions to be in accordance with the laws of the
Trade and Commerce: here too, only those commodities of trade that are
not contradictory to the Sharee’ah. Correct
weights and amounts must be considered strictly.
Work of Art and Craft: this too hinges on honesty.
explain the correct method of visiting the grave?
Answer: When you visit the general Muslim grave-yard, then greet the dwellers of the grave in the Sunnah method:
Approach the grave from the leg-side and face the grave at the chest
with your back facing the Qibla. Recite
Sura Fateha once and Sura Ikhlaas three times.
Then, make Dua for the deceased. When
visiting the grave of a Wali, then approach the grave as if you would approach
him when he was physically alive. Exercise great respect and humility and approach from the
feet-side. Reach to the Wali’s
chest position and sit down in the Attahiyat position, that is, face to face.
Here, the following should be recited 21 times:
This is read in a Zikr pattern by striking the (Darb) on the ear. Thereafter, recite Sura Inna Anzalna thrice and divert the heart from all thoughts and images. Now, engage in deep mediation, imagining that your heart and the heart of the Wali are together. If this stage is achieved, then Isha-Allah, you will achieve the Barakaah of the Wali entering your heart.
OF THE AWLIYA
How does one establish
whether any grave is that of a Wali or ordinary Muslim or not, and if it is
known that a Wali lies there, then how is one to achieve benefits from him?
Mazaars are well known and it is certain that they are of Awliya.
Hence, this procedure is to be adopted when visiting them:
Go to the head-side of the Mazaar and place the Shahadah finger on the
grave. Recite the beginning of Sura
Baqarah till Muflihoon. Then go to the leg-side of the Mazaar and placing the
Shahadah finger on the grave recite Amanar Rasoolu till the end of the Sura.
Thereafter, say the words: “O Noble Wali! I plead in the Divine
court of Almighty Allah Y
for the fulfillment of my
desires. I humbly request of you to please make Dua for me to Allah
to grant my desires”. Then
face the Qibla and present your case to the Merciful Allah Y.
If you pass by any unknown grave, and if you doubt whether it is that of a Wali or not, then this is what you should do: present yourself at the grave and offer Fateha. Recite the normal Sura, Darood Shareef and Zikr (already mentioned in the previous question). Thereafter, sit at the chest of the grave in Muraqqibah (meditation). While in Muraqqibah, if you feel tranquility and spiritual happiness then it is certain that the grave is that of a pure and relaxed soul. It is always wise and advisable to seek spiritual bliss and blessings from known and famous Mazaars of Awliya, rather than unknown graves.
is the method of making Istikhaara?
Answer: The easiest procedure of Istikhaara is as follows: perform Esha Salaah with fresh wudhu. Recite Darood Shareef 11 times with absolute concentration and devotion. Then, recite the Tasmiah (Bismillah) 100 times followed by Sura Alam Nashrah 70 times. Terminate this procedure with 11 Darood Shareef. Now, blow on the palms of your hand and rub them on your face. After completing the above-mentioned actions, make the following Dua in the Bargaah of Almighty Allah: “O Allah! I seek your command in whatever I intend doing. Please inform me of your decision in my dream or through any other secret sign, whether I should proceed or not”. After the Dua read this Darood Shareef 100 times:
you prescribe some Dua’s to ease or eradicate the hardships of the Duniya
is most effective for this purpose. Read
it when and how you desire. This is
اسئلك مو جبات
رحمتك وعزا ئم
كلّ اثم لاتدع
لى ذنباً الاّ
فرّجته ولا حا
جة لى من حو
have its unique powers. This is read 1200 times with Darood Shareef 100 times at the
beginning and 100 times at the end. This
can be read individually or collectively.
can you advise me for the protection of ones integrity (Izzat) and honour
Ya Azeezu 41 times after Fajr Salaah and blow on your face.
Do the same before visiting any officer or magistrate.
Try to engrave this Glorious Name on a piece of silver and use it in a
ring in place of a stone. The
engraving has to be done very carefully as noted below, in the form of a Taweez:
them to be worn on a finger of the right hand, when visiting an officer or
courtroom. It must be kept on the
finger till the case or meeting concludes.
OF OBTAINING BARAKAAH
Please prescribe something for Barakaah in sustenance?
Make it a habit of performing 4 Raka’ah of Chasht Salaah.
After the Salaam, go into Sajdah and read: Ya Wahaab (100 times).
If time does not permit, then read it 50 times.
Recitation of Sura Khaaf on Friday is very effective and proven for
Barakaah in Rizk. Besides these,
recite Sura Waaqih’ah daily after Maghrib and Esha Salaah.
It has great benefit. There
are many other Wazaa’if for Barakaah in Rizk.
One is the deliberation of Ya Mughni.
This is read 100 times after Fajr Salaah daily and if time permits, then
1000 times. The other way is to
recite Sura Muzzammil 21 times daily after Esha Salaah.
If 21 are not possible, then recite it 7 times, and if this too is still
difficult, then recite at least once. When
you reach the ayah:
لااله الاّ هو
فا تخذه وكيلا
واعو ذ بك من
بحلا لك عن
Then read 25
الله و نعم
thereafter complete the Sura.
Please teach me some Wazaa’if to read so that I may be freed
from the clutches of debts and credits?
Recite this Dua 3 times daily after every Salaah:
واعو ذ بك من
اكفنى بحلا لك
AGAINST ALL CALAMITIES,
What is read to protect oneself from all calamities, bad omen
and undesirables of the world?
Read the following 33 ayahs daily after the evening Salaah:
4 Ayahs of Sura
Baqara from beginning till مفلحون
3 Ayahs of Ayatul Qursi from beginning till خالدون
3Ayahs of Sura Baqara from لله ما فى
till the end of the Sura.
3 Ayahs of Sura Al
Ah’raaf from ان ربكم
2 Ayahs of Sura Bani Isra’eel from
الرحمن to the end of the Sura.
10 Ayahs of Sura
Was’Saaft from the beginning to لازب
3 Ayahs of Sura
Rahmaan from يا
3 last Ayahs of
Sura Hasher from
نا هذا اقرآن till end of Sura.
2 Ayahs of Sura
Jinn from قل
if you have
any difficulty in finding time to read the above mentioned Ayahs, them read
Ayatul Qursi 10 times and Ya Hafeezu 2 000 times in the morning.
Hizbul Bahr is also excellent Dua for this purpose.
FROM TYRANNY AND OPPRESSION
How can one protect oneself from the tyranny and oppression of
the ruler (governor) and what is done to subdue him?
When you intend to go in the presence of such a ruler or
officer, then read 17 times:
كلّ شئ را حمه
يا رحمن *
and blow on
your face. Furthermore, before
leaving home, sit in one place, facing the house or office of the officer and
time with Darood Shareef and make Dua to Allah Y to subdue him with kindness. Thereafter,
you may visit him. The amal of Ya
Azeezu is also very potent for this cause, which has been mentioned previously.
while sleeping, some weird thing are experienced that create a tremendous amount
of fear in ones heart. What can be
done in this condition?
Answer: Before sleeping, recite Sura Falaq, Sura Naas and Ayatul Qursi once blow on your chest. It this does not help, then read:
times, and blow on the entire body. Also
read this Dua before sleeping:
وضعت جنبى وبك
ارفعه ان شآ ء
احفظنى من نو
مى جنبى بما
تحفط به عبا دك
الصّا لحين و
is read before commencing on a journey?
you intend travelling and have done the necessary arrangements, perform 2
Raka’ah Nafil and read the following Dua:
After reciting the above mentioned Dua, use the Shahadah finger of the
right hand and circle all around your family, belongings and home while reading
reading this Hisaar clap your hands (Dastak) three times and commence your
journey. When you sit in your vehicle look at your self and say “ بسم
الله الر حمن
الر حيم”. If you suspect an
encounter or any trouble during your journey, then read Ya Hafeezu 998 times,
and blow on your belongings and yourself. Also recite Sura Quraish as many times as possible on the
is to be read as protection from your enemies?
following Dua is read for the protection from evil of enemies:
There are no limits or time or condition of Wadu to read this Dua.
While reading, visualize your enemy in your heart and imagine that you
are throwing a stone at his chest. Besides
the above-mentioned Dua, Sura Lahab and Sura Feel have been said to have the
What is the meaning of
Hasab-o-Nasab and Sharaafat-o-Najaabat?
Hasab is that family
integrity and honour that has manifested in 7 generations respectfully, e.g. a
person whose seven generations were kings or high ranking officials of kingdoms,
or whose 7 generations were Masha’ikh, Awliya and Ulema.
is the families excellence that has never changed for generations, e.g.
descendents of Sayyiduna Imam Hassan t
or Imam Hussein t,
a Sayyid, a Hashmite, a Quraish, Ibraahimi, or Farooqi etc.
Some people have Hasab but no Nasab e.g. Taymooriya or Mogul (king and kingdoms), Rajppot family, physicians, descendents of Imam Abu Hanifa t, etc. Some people have Nasab but no Hasab, a Sayyid whose 4 generations before him had no Masha’ikh, Ulema or King etc. Generally Sharaafat-o-Najaabat (Nobility and Integrity) refers to the prestige or status of Nasab.
Hadrat Sayyid Ishaaq Hassan Sha’rar Mahrerwi t
recorded the above dialogue on Sunday 24th Shawwal-al-Muharram 1304
coinciding with 17th July 1887.
person who is mean to part with his wealth is always first and quick in giving
his honour and respect (Izzat). Sayyiduna Ali-Al-Murtudah t.
your sustenance narrows and decreases repent (Istigfaar) to Allah Y
and read your Kalima, Allah Y
will increase His bounties and sustenance for you.
Sayyiduna Ali Al-Murtudah t.
who exercises love and affection for his brother today will enjoy its rewards
nobleness and excellence and hasten to achieve them.
virtue is greater than piety and silence, and no enemy is greater than
ignorance, and no sickness is greater than lies.
Sayyiduna Imam Jaffar As-Saadiq t.
abstain from the company of 5 people: -
A liar who always
keeps you in doubt.
An idiot who will try
and do good for you that will turn out to be disastrous.
A miser who, for his
personal insignificant gains, will put you into great problems.
A coward who will
leave you in the lurch at the time of crisis.
An evildoer or sinner
who will betray you for a morsel and accept a much less reward. Sayyiduna
Imam Jaffar As-Saadiq t.
true believer (Mo’min) will never be unfaithful, treacherous or a liar.
Sayyiduna Imam Moosa Kaazim t.
hardship because you can achieve closeness to Allah Y
by it. Sayyiduna Shiekh
Sayyid Abdul Qaadir Jilaani t.
people run behind the Duniya while the Duniya runs behind those who seek
Sayyiduna Shiekh Sayyid Abdul Qaadir Jilaani t.
seek Paradise without good practice (amal) is a sin, to wait for intercession
(Shafa’at) without practicing Sunnah is a type of pride, and depending on
Allah Mercy by malpractice (disobedience) is ignorance and stupidity.
Sayyiduna Shiekh Maroof Karkhi t.
your tongue from self-praise as you guard it from sin. Sayyiduna Shiekh
Maroof Karkhi t.
person can never become perfect until he does not give preference to Deen
(religion) over his personal desires. Sayyiduna
Shiekh Sirri Saqti t.
who cannot discipline ones self-can never disciplines others.
Sayyiduna Shiekh Sirri Saqti t.
Sufi is like the earth even if impurities are thrown on it, will flourish with
Shiekh Abul Qaasim Junaid Al-Baghdadi t.
Arif (mystic) is he who at times can not defend himself against a meek mosquito,
but at times can carry the seven skies and earth’s with the tip of his eyebrow
and throws them aside.
Shiekh Jaffar Abubaker Shibli t.
speak softly and lovingly with the creation of Allah.
Sayyiduna Shiekh Barkatullah Husaini Al-Qaadiri t.
ever go to the home of those who pass their time in play and amusement.
Sayyiduna Shiekh Barkatullah Husaini Al-Qaadiri t.
make an unclear or controversial statement that can be misinterpreted thus
leading to embarrassment and problems. Sayyiduna
Sha Ale’Ahmed Ache-Mia Husaini Al-Qaadiri t.
suppress your Nafs and keep it quiet from talking and exposing secrets of the
bounties and transactions between yourself and Allah, and whatever Ibadah or
worship you do of Allah Y
must remain a top secret. Sayyiduna
Sha Ale’Ahmad Ache Mia Husaini Al-Qaadiri t.
AHMED RAZA ACADEMY
The Imam Ahmed Raza Academy is an organisation
that was established on the 5th of July 1986 (1406 A.H.) in South Africa with
the sole purpose of serving the Muslim community and to provide some form of academic and spiritual direction to the
The organisation has been named after the great Muslim
scholar and Saint, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Bareilvi t,who
lived in India between 1856 and 1921, and was popularly known as "Ala’
Hadrat" in the Islamic world. Ala’ Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza
the status of a versatile scholar and obtained a high distinction in over 50
branches of learning. On his visit to Makkatul Mukarramah and Madinatul
Munawwarah, Imam Ahmed Raza Al-Qaadiri t was treated with great dignity and was conferred the title of "Imam-e-Ahle-Sunnat"
by eminent Ulema. He was also hailed as the Mujaddid or Revivalist of the Century. He acted as a shield against
those who wanted to assault the principles of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah.
As a devout Sufi, Ala’ Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza
was awarded the Ijaazah and Khilafat (Certificate of Spiritual
Successorship) in the Qaaderiya Silsila (Order), as well as in 13
other branches of Sufism. As an author, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan
has left to his credit more than a 1 000 books on 50 different subjects ranging
from Tafseer, Logic, Grammar, Literature, Islamic Jurisprudence,
Education, Sociology, Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics, History, Science of
History, Engineering, Biographies, Philosophy, Mysticism to Persian, Arabic,
Urdu and Hindi Literature.
The key aim of the Imam Ahmed Raza Academy
is to promote and propagate the teachings of the Ahle Sunnah Wa Jamaah.
In order to achieve this key objective we have dedicated ourselves to
translate, compile, publish and distribute useful Islamic literature, books,
magazines, brochures, periodicals, newsletters, pamphlets, etc. with special
reference to the teachings of Ala’ Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza Al-Qaadiri
his Successors t In this age of immorality and emergence of corrupted
Sects claiming to be the beacons of salvation, it is our responsibility to save
our society from such wickedness and adopt the correct perspective of Islam
based on the teachings of the Ahle Sunnah. A vital ingredient in this
work is the publication of Sunni literature in English – to which we
have committed ourselves.
are presently offering a variety of services to the community on a daily basis,
from being a centre for imparting Islamic education for our children - to
issuing Fatawa (Legal Islamic Decrees). At the same time, in the last few
years, we have also developed as an organisation laying emphasis on the
publication of Sunni literature for the community and have thus far to
our credit a regular newsletter – “Raza” and numerous titles of
authentic Sunni books, and we will,
Insha-Allah, be adding more titles each year. We have already
designed a set of madressa textbooks that are being implemented locally
and, we are proud to add that these textbooks have gained international repute.
We have also developed a web site (www.raza.co.za)
which is highly information based and is continually being updated.
We need your help not only to retain but promote
our Ahle Sunnah Aqaa’id at a time when we are surrounded and
bombarded by non-Sunni publications, which have corrupted our Aqeeda
and have made deep inroads in the minds of the youth. All such activities in Islam
that helps in promoting Islam constitute an act of Jihad for which
there will be an enormous reward. The celebrated Saint, Hadrat Sheikh Sirri
Saqti t said, “That
person can never become perfect until he does not give preference to Deen over
his personal desires.”
The Imam Ahmed Raza Academy is an
organisation that relies solely on the assistance and Wasila of Sayyiduna
and the Fuyooz and Barakaat of the Awliya
Allah, and the support of our
well-wishers. Our vision for the future and our dedication to the mission of Al’a
Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza Al-Qaadiri t has a significant contribution to be made locally
and in the world - a world in which, we pray, that Sunni Islam
(DUA) THAT SHOULD BE RECITED AFTER EVERY SALAAH
YA ILAHI HAR JAGHA TERI ATAA KA SAATH HO
JUB PARE MUSHKIL SHAHE MUSHKIL KUSHA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAAHI BHOOL JAWU NAZA KI TAKLEEF KO
SHAADIYE DEEDARE HUSNE MUSTAPHA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAAHI GOOR-E-TERA KI JAB AAYEH SAKHT RAAT
UNKI PYAARI MOHN KI SUBHA JAA FIZA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAHI JAB PARE MAHSHAR ME SHOR-E-DAAR WA GHEER
AMAN DENEH WAALEH PYAARE PESHWA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAAHI JAB ZABAANEH BAHAR AAYEH PYAAS SEH
SAAHIB-E-KAUTHAR SHAHE JOOD-O-ATAA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAAHI SARD-E-MEHRI PAR HO JAB KHURSHID-E-HASHAR
SAYYAD-E-BEH SAAYA KE ZILL-E-LIWAA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAHI GARMI-E-MAHSHAR SEH JUB BHAR KEH BADAN
DAAMAN-E-MAHBOOB KI THANDI HAWAA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAAHI NA'AMA-E-A'MAAL JUB KHULNE LAGHE
AIB-E-POOSHI KHALQ-E-SAT'TAARE KHATA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAHI JUB BAHE AANKHE HISAAB-E-JURUM MEH
UN TABASSUM REZ-E-HONTOH KI DUA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAAHI JAB HISAAB KHANDAA-E-BICHAAR LAYE
CHASHME GHAR-YAANE SHAFI-E-MURTAJA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAHI RANGH LAAYI JAB MERI BE BAAQIYAH
UNKI NEECHI NEECHI NAZRO KI HAYAA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAAHI JAB CHALO TAREEKH RAAHE PUL SIRAAT
AFTAAB-E-HAASHMI NOORUL HUDA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAAHI JUB SARE SHAMSHEER PAR CHALNA PARE
RABBE SAL’LIM KAHNEH WAALEH GHAMZADAH KA SAATH HO
YA ILAHI JO DU'A YEH NEKH HUM TUJH SE KARE
QUDSIYYO KE LABB SEH AMEEN RABBANA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAHI JAB RAZA KWAAB-E-GHIRAA SEH SAR UTHAAYE
DAULAT-E-BEDAAR ISHK-E-MUSTAPHA KA SAATH HO
YA ILAHI LE CHALE JAB DAFAN KARNE QABAR ME
PESHEWA'E AWLIYA KA SAATH HOH.