Shaykh Pīr Faḍl ‘Alī Qurayshī’s visit to Dār al-‘Ulūm Deoband

By Shaykh Khawājah ‘Abd al-Mālik iddīqī
Translated by Dr76

Visit to Deoband –

Once I accompanied him on a visit to Deoband. There were some Punjabi students who taking into account hazrat’s libas, formed misgivings and ill thoughts against him.. so under their very misgivings they requested him for a talk after zuhr or asr that he may givem them useful advices..
somehow it was known from the local folks that these misgivings were on hazrat’s Ilm..

Hazrat had already walked out into the veranda from the masjid room.. he commenced the lecture.. and spoke on the necessity of Tasfiya Qalb and Tazkiya Nafs..with proof from Qur’an and Hadees.. it was such an overwhelming talk.. that those who bore misgivings could never establish what they ascribed.

The result of the speech was such that many students and elders accepted bayat and the creation of Allah attended in large numbers to gain the faiz.

On the second day hazrat expressed his desire to spend zuhr and qaylulah at the masjid of Darul uloom. The moment he reached there ..without wasting anytime retired to sleep. When students rushed at him with cushions he had already laid down.

The zuhr salah was led by Qari muhammed Tayyab sahab . He wore a cap. After the prayers hazrat qiblah pointed to Qari sahab about the neglect of an afdhal Sunnah.. immediately qari sahab made a gesture and an Amamah was ordered to be kept on the prayer mat henceforth.. so now at every salah whoever would lead had to wear it on .

The very same day after zuhr , Hazrat Shaikhul Islam Maulana Syed Hussain Ahmed Madani sahab arrived at the madrassa masjid to meet hazrat.
I saw maulana walking inside , informed hazrat qiblah of his arrival ( there were also students alongside). Hazrat rose up.. they embraced each other and did musafah .. this was the first meeting between Hazrat Shaikh ul Islam Maulana Syed Hussain Ahmed madani sahab (rah) with hazrat. After they sat down Hazrat Shaikh ul Islam expressed his motive in the following words :

“ Hazrat if I befit your noble sight as a slave of the slaves.. then I put forth an appeal.. but the condition is that it should be sanctioned before even I reveal.. hazrat replied saying you should express it.. how is it possible to grant something which is not conveyed.. Hazrat Shaikh ul Islam (rah) pointed towards me saying that he has sent a message that mentions your plans for departure to Delhi today.. but my appeal is that hazrat should grace darul Uloom for three days.. and until you grant my request I shall sit here .. also know that this is my dars e hadees time.. Hazrat smiled .. said that hazrat you want to carry this burden on my head now.. very well I shall stay.. “

We stayed at Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani sahab’s brother’s residence for three days. The effect of hazrat’s kaifiyat was being rapidly seen on the students due to which the ulema after listening and seeing.. gained more affinity towards hazrat.. praises echoed in deoband that Hazrat Maulana Qasim Thani has arrived in deoband today. Alhamdulillah. The effect was really marvelous.

A zikr halqa was established at the Masjid of Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani sahab (rah) . the students were charged with motivation. None amongst the Ulema ever objected but their regard for hazrat ever increased.

At Mazaar e Qasmi

While at our stay we paid a visit to the graveyard, at the Mazaar of Hazrat Maulana Muhammed Qasim sahab.. Mufti Aziz ur Rahman sahab and Shaikh ul Hind sahab ( rahmatullahi Ajmaen) with a group and engaged ourselves in Muraqaba. The muraqaba seemed to lengthen against his usual norm. after it ended., he turned towards me and said if he could reveal some ahwal..
I replied hazrat this is a jamaat of Ulema and there is no harm in doing so..

He said that today I witnessed an incident during Muraqaba.. .. There was a lush green meadow where the Muhadditheen Deoband .. Delhi and Gangoh were present. And now hazrat shaikh went into details saying that Hazrat Shah Waliullah sahab Dehlvi, Hazrat Shah Abdul Aziz sahab Dehlvi, Hazrat Shah Rafi ud-din Sahab, Mufti Aziz ur-Rahman sahab, Shaikh ul Hind Hazrat Maulana Mahmood ul Hassan sahab, Hazrat Maulana Anwar Shah kashmiri sahab (Rahmatullahi ajmaen)…etc were all present.. all of them had gathered awaiting the arrival of Hazrat Rasoolullah . Ultimately Hazrat Rasoolullah arrived.. and all these people did musafah.. and Rasoolullah (saw) accepted their Musafah.. even I had the honour to do musafah..
After the Musafa Hazrat Rasoolullah (saw) expressed his pleasure saying ” ye log meri sunnat ke zinda karne wale Muhi us-sunnat hai “
( These are the people who revived my sunnah- vivifers of sunnah )

I said (Khwaja Abdul malik sahab rah.) Hazrat some people have misgivings about them.. to which he replied ” Chamkadar sifat ka koee ilaaj nahin ” ( theres no cure for people who behave like bats ) .

This incident reached the ears of Hazrat Shaikh ul Islam sahab through some ulema. Hazrat Shaikhul Islam (rah) was immensely overjoyed saying that we received glad tidings from the shaikh of our times in this world itself, that our akabireen are maqbool in the durbar e Risalat salallahu alaihi wa sallam . Alhamdulillah. Summa Alhamdulillah.

Hazrat Maulana Qari Muhammed Tayyab sahab (rah) invited us for lunch once and hazrat accepted it.. after which Qari sahab (rah) was so elated that on return he arranged the footwear of hazrat which he put on.

Tajjaliyyat-e-Qurayshi, p. 8-11

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