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The Mysterious Beggar

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This booklet was written by Shaykh-e-Ṭarīqat Amīr-e-
Aĥl-e-Sunnat, the founder of Dawat-e-Islami Ḥaḍrat
‘Allāmaĥ Maulānā Muḥammad Ilyās ‘Aṭṭār Qādirī Razavī

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in Urdu. The translation Majlis has translated
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Majlis on the following address and gain Šawāb.



Translation Majlis (Dawat-e-Islami)
‘Alami Madanī Markaz, Faizān-e-Madīnaĥ, Mahallaĥ Saudagran, Old
Sabzī Mandī, Bāb-ul-Madīnaĥ, Karachi, Pakistan.
Contact #: +92-21-34921389 to 91
translation@dawateislami.net

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No matter how lazy Satan makes you feel, read this booklet in its
entirety.
Benefit of Durūd Sharīf
The Sultan of Madīnaĥ -tul-Munawwaraĥ, the King of Makka-
tul-Mukarramaĥ
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one who recited Durūd upon me abundantly in the world will
be the one to be judged quickly and to escape the hardships of
the Day of Judgement.” (Firdous-ul-Akhbār, V5, P375, Ḥadīš 2810)
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A person narrates: I went to the Madīnaĥ-tul-Aūliyā (City of
the Saints), Multan Sharīf and visited the glorious shrine of
Ghoūš Baĥā-ul-Ḥaq wad-Dīn Żakariyaĥ Multānī
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A while ago, this incident was reported in a Gujrātī newspaper. I learnt a great lesson
from it, therefore I am presenting what I can remember together with a few of my own
views and comments so that Islamic brothers and sisters can also learn a lesson from it.
Sag-e-Madīnaĥ
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looked at him. He was tall and thin, and his face was full of
sadness. The reason I stopped was because he had a small
container of water hanging around his neck and the fingers of
his right hand were dipped into it.
When I looked at his face, he seemed familiar. Therefore, I waited
for him to finish his Du’ā. After he had finished, I greeted him.
He replied and looking at me thoughtfully he recognised me.
A slight smile appeared on his dry lips which disappeared quickly
and replaced by sadness. After asking him how he was, I asked
him the reason for hanging a container of water around his neck
with his fingers dipped into it. Giving a painful sigh he said:-
“I have a small grocery shop. Once a beggar came to my shop
and asked for help. I took out a coin and placed it in his palm.
Whilst leaving, he prayed for me. The next day he came again
and after taking the coin he left in the same manner. He
became regular, and each time I would give him something.
Sometimes he would sit at my shop, and tell me his sad stories.
Listening to his painful stories would make me feel sorry for
him. I sympathized with him. Soon we became friends. Many
days passed by until one day I felt that something was wrong
because I had not seen him for a some days. I began to worry
thinking that he might have fallen ill. I had not seen his house,
but I knew that he lived in a deserted area outside the city.
After searching for him I found his hut. On entering, I saw some
old items scattered around, including some broken utensils. The
walls and contents showed signs of poverty and need. He was
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lying on a broken bed on one side of the room, and seemed to
be in a great deal of pain. He was extremely ill and it seemed
that he would not recover. I made Salām and stood next to his
bed. He opened his eyes and after seeing me, a little glimmer of
brightness appeared in his eyes. He gestured to me to sit next
to him. He moved his lips with great difficulty and in a low
tone e said “Brother! Please forgive me as I have lied to you a
lot.” I replied “What? How is that?” He said, “The sorrowful
stories that I told you were lies. I have been making up similar
stories to other people to get money. Now that there appears
no chance of me surviving, I have to tell you the truth:
I was born in a middle class family. I was married and had
children. I became lazy to work and ended up becoming addicted
to begging. My wife hated my profession of begging and we
argued regularly over this matter. Gradually as time passed, my
kids grew up and I gave them a good education. They obtained
decent jobs and now they also upset with me. They insisted that I
stop begging but I was addicted and helpless to stop myself
from this disease. I loved wealth a lot and I did not want to leave
the wealth which I received without working. As time went on,
our dispute became unbearable and finally I left my wife and
children and came to live in this hut.”
After saying this, he pointed towards a pile of rubbish, which was in
one corner of the hut, and said, “Move the rubbish aside and under it
you will find four sacks. Open one of the four sacks.” I did as I was
told. As soon as I opened the sack, I was shocked to see that it was
full of bundles of money! This beggar now seemed very mysterious
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to me. He said, “All four sacks are full of money. My brother! I have
trusted you and let you in on my secret so now you will have to do
what I say. You will, won’t you?” After I agreed, he said, “Look! I
have loved this wealth a lot. For the sake of this wealth I destroyed
my family. I did not eat well, nor did I wear good clothes, I would
look at my money and become overjoyed.” He then paused for a
while and said, “Bring a few bundles of notes to me so that I can
admire them!!” I took out a few wads from the sack and gave them to
him. A sudden shine appeared in his eyes as he took the bundles
with his shaky hands and placed them on his chest. One by one, he
started kissing the wads. He kissed each wad and placed it on his eyes
and said, “My will is a special will and you will have to act according
to it. My will is that I want you to bury my life’s achievement, these
four sacks, with me after I die.” I promised that I would act according
to his will. He kept on kissing the notes with pride until suddenly a
frightening scream emerged from his throat and disappeared into
the atmosphere. I trembled with fear as I saw his hand that was
holding the notes, fall and hang off the side of the bed. His head tilted
sideward’s and his soul left his body.
I pulled myself together and quickly gathered all the notes that
were on his chest and on the ground and put them back in the
sack. I made a tight knot on the opening of the sack and returned
them under the pile of rubbish. With the help of some
trustworthy individuals, I was successful in digging a big grave
and burying the mysterious beggar along with the four sacks of
money.
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After a while, I began experiencing losses in my business to the
extent that I became heavily indebted. The debtors kept on harassing
me but there was no way for me to repay them. One day, I
remembered my friend the ‘Mysterious Beggar’ I felt so foolish for
having buried the sacks of money with him according to his will.
Obviously, the money could not benefit him in the grave. If I kept it
with me, I would have been rich. Satan deceived me with the idea
that it was not too late to recover the money from the grave. I had
kept this secret to myself and had used an excuse regarding the sacks
during burial. The money was still in the grave. This idea sounded
good and I became determined to extract the money from the grave.
One night, I gathered the necessary tools to dig the grave and went
to the graveyard. I stood near the grave and a terrifying silence
surrounded me. My heart was pounding with fear and I was
perspiring profusely. Finally I gathered enough courage and began
digging the grave. After digging two to three strokes, I gained
confidence. After a while I managed to dig a hole in the grave. All I
had to do was put my hand inside the grave, but again I began
losing courage. My body began trembling with fear and various
horrifying thoughts entered my mind. Something within me was
urging me to go back, and stop destroying myself by taking this
Ḥarām (taboo) money. But finally, greed overcame me and the
vision of being rich motivated me and gave me the courage to
continue. I was very close to my goal. The lust for money made me
forget the consequences and I put my right hand into the grave. I
searched for the sack when my hand touched something searingly
hot. I screamed due to the intense pain and fear and my scream
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disappeared into the horrifying silence of the graveyard. I removed
my hand from the grave and ran away as fast as could.
My hand was badly burnt and I felt intense pain. I wept and begged
for forgiveness from Allāĥ

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but the pain of my hand remained. I
have been to many physicians and herbal-doctors without success. I
get relief only when my fingers are dipped in water; so I try to keep
my hand in the water as much as I can.”
After hearing this horrifying story, I became disgusted with the world.
I began loathing the lust for worldly power and money and I
remembered the following verse from the Holy Qurān:

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In the name of Allāĥ

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, the most Affectionate, the
Merciful. Piling of more wealth kept you heedless until you
saw your graves.
(Pāraĥ 30, Sūraĥ 102, Verses 1 and 2)
Dear Islamic Brothers! Reflect on the destruction caused by the
love of money. The beggar died whilst kissing his Ḥarām (taboo)
money and his friend who went to retrieve this Ḥarām money got
into trouble. May Allāĥ

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forgive both the mysterious beggar
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The world has hundreds of lessons
But its colours & hues have blinded you
Have you ever paid attention to this?
The once lively palaces are now deserted?
This world is not a place to put your heart in
This is a place of example, not an amusing spectacle.
Wealth can buy medicine, not cure!
Dear Islamic Brothers! Many Madanī pearls of wisdom can be
learnt from this incident. Especially for those who are always
greedy or worried about making money, those who earn
money but do not care if it is Ḥarām or Ḥalāl, those people
who do not pray on time with Jamā’at or even miss their Ṣalāĥ
because of business dealings and those who seek peace in this
life with money. Remember! Wealth can buy medicine, not
cure. Money can attract friends, not loyalty. Wealth can cause
destruction but it cannot prevent death. Wealth can bring you
fame but not respect.
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Dear Islamic Brothers! Those who have taken to begging as a
profession can learn many lessons from the incident of the
‘Mysterious Beggar.’ Remember! To beg as a profession is
Ḥarām (forbidden) and can take a person to Hell. The one
who begs without any Shar’ī reason is seeking the fire of Hell
for himself and the more money he earns in this manner, the
more entitled he will be for the fire. Read four blessed Aḥāḍiš
regarding this:
1. The person who begs even if he is destitute, and does not
have children to support, will arise on the Day of Judgement
in such a manner that he will have no flesh on his face.
(Shu’abul-ul-Imān, V3, P274, Ḥadīš 3526, Dār-ul-Kutub-ul-‘Ilmiyyaĥ
Beirut)
2. The person who begs without need, it is as if he eats burning
coal. (Al-Mu’jam-ul-Kabīr, V11, P.208 , Ḥadīš 3506, Dār Iḥyā-ut-Turāš-
ul-‘Arabī Beirut)
3. The one who begs in order to increase his wealth, he seeks
burning (in Hell) whether he begs for more or less. (Ṣaḥīḥ
Muslim, P518, Ḥadīš 1041, Idāraĥ- Ibn-ul- Ḥazm Beirut)
4. The one, who begs so that he can increase his wealth, is
seeking a hot stone of Hell. It is up to him if he seeks more
or less. (Al-Iḥsān bi-tartīb, Ṣaḥīḥ ibn-e-ḥabbān ,V5,P.166, Ḥadīš 3382,
Dār-ul-Kutub-ul-‘Ilmiyyaĥ Beirut)
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He used to pray five times a day. Apart from being wealthy, he was
also very kind hearted. He used to help poor people and widows
open-heartedly and even met the costs of marriage of many
orphans. He had also performed Ḥaj. One morning, in 1973, he
died. Because of his kind and sociable nature he was loved by all his
neighbours and friends, therefore many people gathered at the
graveyard. The grave was ready. As soon his body was brought
near the grave, something terrifying happened!! The grave closed
up!!! Everyone was astonished by this. The grave was dug once
again. When they were about to lower his body into the grave, the
same thing happened! This happened once more. Finally, they
managed to bury him successfully on the fourth attempt. After
praying for him and after moving away just a few steps the ground
began to tremble. Everyone turned back to see what was happening.
What they saw was extremely terrifying! Cracks had appeared on
the grave and sparks and smoke were coming out of the cracks and
sound of shouting and screaming could be heard from within the
grave. After seeing this, everyone was filled with terror and they ran
away as quickly as possible. Everyone was concerned and wondered
how this apparently very pious, kind, and noble person could be
punished. On inquiring and learning about his past they discovered
that the deceased was very intelligent from childhood and benefited
from a good education. On completing his education, he used

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This horrifying incident was published in Nawā-e-Waqt magazine as a true story. It is
being presented in my own words so that Islamic brothers and sisters can learn a lesson
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bribery and other influential sources to obtained employment in a
government office. He became addicted to the habit of bribery. He
bought a plot of land using the bribery money and accumulated a
vast amount of wealth. He performed Ḥaj with this money and he
used to help people from his Ḥarām (taboo) earnings. We seek the
refuge of Allāĥ

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You will be deceived by the temporal world
This beautiful snake will bite you
Do not be negligent or you will regret
One day you will die, finally there is death
Do what you wish, but finally there is death
Dear Islamic Brothers! Did you see the horrifying result of
earning money through Ḥarām means? Remember! According
to a Ḥadīš, the one who gives a bribe and the one who takes it
are both destined for Hell. (Al-Mu’jam-ul-Awsaṭ lil-Ṭabarānī, V1,
P550, Ḥadīš 2026, Dār-ul-Kutub-ul-‘Ilmiyyaĥ Beirut)
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Charity given from Ḥarām (taboo) earnings is not
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Good deeds performed using this Ḥarām wealth are of no use
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and gives it away in charity, it will not be accepted from him.
Whatever he spends will be devoid of blessing, and that which
he leaves behind in this world, will become a cause of him
going to Hell.” (Sharḥ-u-sunnaĥ-lil-baghwī, V4, P.205/206, Ḥadīš 2023,
Dār-ul-Kutub-ul-‘Ilmiyyaĥ Beirut)
Destructive effect of a morsel of Ḥarām food
It is narrated that when a morsel of Ḥarām food enters the
stomach of the children of Adam, the angels of the earth and
the sky will curse him until that morsel remains in his stomach
and if he were to die in this state, his destination would be Hell.
(Mukāshafa-tul-Qulūb, P10, Dār-ul-Kutub-ul-‘Ilmiyyaĥ Beirut)
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Jamād-ul-Awwal 1411 Ĥijrī, a police officer's body was
brought to the Rataĥ-Amrāl graveyard in Rawalpindi. When
his body was about to be lowered into the grave, it suddenly
became crooked! At first, everyone blamed the grave-digger so
they dug another grave. When the body was about to be lowered
in the grave, the grave became crooked again!! The people became
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scared and worried. The same thing happened for the third
time. The grave would become so crooked that burying the
body would be difficult. Finally, everyone attending the funeral
prayed for the deceased and decided that no matter what, they
would bury him in the fourth grave. So, even though the grave
was crooked, they forced the body into the grave and managed
to bury him. We seek the refuge of Allāĥ

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Death neither left Caesar nor Dārā
Even defeated Alexander the Great
All went with unfulfilled desires
Their fame and fortune left behind
This world is not a place to put your heart in
This is a place of example, not an amusing spectacle
Dear Islamic Brothers! A great lesson can be learnt from this
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as to what sins the police officer had committed which became
a lesson for us. Those who seek status and fame should read
the following incident carefully:
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Will be thrown into hell
Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāĥ ibn ‘Abbās
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whether they approved of his decisions or not, he will be
brought on the Day of Judgement in such a manner that his
hands will be tied to his neck. If he makes decisions according
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and is not unjust, he will be freed. If he goes against the rulings
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his hands will be tied together and he will be thrown into Hell
and will not find himself at the bottom even after 500 years.”
(Al-Mustadrak lil-Ḥakīm, V5, P140, Ḥadīš 7151, Dār-ul-Ma’rifaĥ Beirut)
4) The deceased sat upright
Read about the horrifying incident of a cloth trader of Jawĥar-
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: According to a newspaper report, a body was brought to
the graveyard. As soon as the Imām had started the funeral
Ṣalāĥ the deceased sat upright! People got frightened and ran
away. The Imām also stopped the Ṣalāĥ and with the help of
some people made the deceased lie down. This happened three
times. The Imām asked the relatives of the deceased whether
the deceased used to take interest. They said yes. The Imām
refused to perform the funeral Ṣalāĥ! When the people lowered
the body into the grave, it sunk into the ground. People covered
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it with soil and went home without reading Fātiḥaĥ. We seek
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Interest & bribes are disgusting
And the punishment in Hell acute
Four narrations on the prohibition of interest
Dear Islamic brothers! These kind of frightening incidents are
disclosed to enable us to worry about the consequences of
committing sins and start acting upon the sunnaĥ of the Holy
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made public, the sinners can also face other punishments. In
this terrifying incident, the deceased has been exposed as
taking interest. Indeed, interest is a very bad. Read four Aḥāḍiš
in order to understand this:
1. It is mentioned in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim: The Prophet

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the one who recorded it and the one who bore witness to it
and said: They all are equal. (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, P862, Ḥadīš 1598,
Dār- Ibn-ul- Ḥazm Beirut)
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3. It is mentioned in Musnad Imām Aḥmad bin Ḥanbal that
the person who takes even one dirham of interest intentionally,
it is worse than committing adultery 36 times. (Musnad Imām
Aḥmad bin Ḥanbal, V8, P223, Ḥadīš 22016, Dār-ul-Fikr Beirut)
4. It is narrated in Sunan Ibn-e-Mājaĥ that the Holy Prophet
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pain he will go through. We ask Allāĥ

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5) The grave was full of scorpions
In a village, a barber's final moment of life was approaching and
people asked him to recite the Shaĥādaĥ
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This is the wrong way to ask someone to recite the Shaĥādaĥ. The correct way is to go
close to the dying person and start reciting the Shaĥādaĥ so that the person dying
remembers it and starts reciting it.
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he was asked to recite the Shaĥādaĥ again. Due to the terrifying
hardships of death, he abused the Shaĥādaĥ
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and died after a
short while. When he was about to be buried, everyone began
screaming because the grave that was dug for him was full of
scorpions! The people covered the grave and dug another one but
even that was full of scorpions as well. Consequently they put the
body in the grave and covered it. We seek the refuge of Allāĥ

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Earnings from shaving beards is Ḥarām

Those barbers who shave the beards of others, or trim it less than
the size of one fist, and make a living out of this dreadful sin should
learn a lesson from this horrifying incident. The earnings out of
such work are Ḥarām. All those who get their beards shaved or
trimmed to less than the size of one fist in length should fear the
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because this act is Ḥarām. It is mentioned in
Waqār-ul-Fatāwā, part 1, page 259: “It is Ḥarām to shave the beard,
doing this act is Ḥarām, getting it shaved from someone is Ḥarām
and the earning from it is also Ḥarām (taboo).”
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There are two types of Ḥarām property:

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It is mentioned in Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, part 4, page 158 that a ruling of disbelief cannot be
placed on a person if he utters words of disbelief at the time of death because perhaps it
was due to the pain of death death that he uttered these words while in a state of
unconsciousness. (Durr-e-Mukhtār, V3, P96, Dār-ul-Ma’rifaĥ Beirut)
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1. Ḥarām property that is obtained by stealing, bribery, force
and other things related to this. The one who receives
such property is never considered as the true owner of
this property. The ruling according to Sharī’aĥ is that it is
obligatory upon him to return the property to the rightful
owner. If the owner is not alive, it should be given to his
heirs/inheritors and if the heirs/inheritors are not found
then without the intention of reward it should be given as
charity.
2. The second example of Ḥarām property is that which is
acquired by earnings due to a profession from which
Ḥarām earning is obtained, for example, interest, barbers
who shave the beard or trim it less than a fist etc. The
same ruling also applies to this but the only difference is
that it is not Farḍ to return the property to the owner or
his inheritors. He can give it to charity without the
intention of gaining reward but it is better if he returns it
to the owner or inheritors. (Fatāwā-e-Razavīyyaĥ, V23, P.551-
552 etc)
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Lest punishment in the grave be great
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Madanī incident of selflessness
I would like to present a Madanī incident which took place
with an Islamic sister: In an area of Mumbai, India, the weekly
sisters Ijtimā’ of Da’wat-e-Islāmī the international non-political
movement for the propagation of the Qurān and Sunnaĥ took
place on 22
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Ṣafar-ul-Muẓaffar 1428 Ĥijrī (12 March 2007).
At the end of the Ijtimā’ a new Islamic sister came to a responsible
Islamic sister and told her that she had lost her slippers. The
responsible Islamic sister presented her slippers to the new
Islamic Sister. Another Islamic sister, who had been in the
Madanī environment for approximately 7 months, was also
present. She came forward and said, “Can’t I even make this
much of a sacrifice for Dawat-e-Islami?” After saying this, she
took off her slippers and persuaded the new Islamic Sister to
accept them and went home barefoot.
When she went to sleep, her destiny changed. She saw the
Beloved Prophet
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the moon and an old Muballigh of Da’wat-e-Islāmī wearing a
Green Imāmaĥ Sharīf (turban) sitting at the blessed feet of the
Beloved Prophet
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began to speak and said to her, “The words which you uttered
at the time of giving the sandals, i.e. ‘Can’t I even make this
much of a sacrifice for Dawat-e-Islami’ were liked very much
by me. (Apart from this, The Holy Prophet

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Dear Islamic Brothers! Did you see? What a beautiful Madanī
incident of selflessness and what can be said about the
blessings of selflessness. The Holy Prophet
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V9, P779, Dār-ul-Kutub-ul-‘Ilmiyyaĥ Beirut)
Dear Islamic Brothers! Can’t you sacrifice just three days in a
month to travel on the Madanī Qāfilaĥ in order to have a
better hereafter? It is time to think deeply! Can’t we make this
much of a sacrifice for Da’wat-e-Islāmī?
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O Da’wat-e-Islāmī your fame be widespread
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open heartedly while making good intentions. Give us martyrdom
with Imān beneath the blessed dome in the beautiful city of
Madīna-tul-Munawwaraĥ, make our place of burial in Jannat-ul-
Baqī and make us companions of your Beloved
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name of “Jāmi’aĥ-tul-Madīnaĥ” have been established by
Da’wat-e-Islāmī to teach Dars-e-Niẓāmī (‘Ālim course) free of
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for 12 months.
Initially they enrolled in the Madanī Qāfilaĥ Course, during
which their morale was boosted. 77 students were inspired and
offered to go on Madanī Qāfilah for the rest of their lives. The
enthusiasm of the students was further boosted further by this
most blessed incident. One lover of the Master of both worlds,
King of the universe
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Madanī Qāfilah will be with me in Heaven.” This lover began
to feel regret and thought to him, “I wish I’d have been amongst
those fortunate people.”The Beloved of Allāĥ, knower of the
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and said, “If you want to be amongst them then offer your entire
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The Blessings of Sunnaĥ-Inspired Speeches
What follows is the summary of a Pakistani Islamic brother’s
sworn statement:
From 1987 to 1990 I was affiliated with a political movement.
The increasing corruption and mischief (in Pakistan) made my
family talk me into leaving the country, so I ended up travelling to
Amman, and on 3/11/90 I started work in a garment factory in
Muscat (the capital).
In 1992 an Islamic brother associated with Da’wat-e-Islāmī
joined our factory as a labourer. As a result of his Infirādī
Koshish (individual effort)

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I began to pray my Ṣalāĥ.
The environment in the factory wasn’t any good at all, in just
our department there were about 8 or 9 cassette players and
songs were played all the time in several different languages,
Urdu, Punjabi, Pashtu, Hindi, Bengali etc, with the volume
always turned up.

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due to the blessings of the company of this ‘Ashiq-e-
Rasūl I had begun to hate music; so we both decided that we
would buy sunnaĥ-inspired cassettes distributed by Maktaba-
tul-Madinā and play them in the factory. In the beginning we
faced objections and criticism, but we didn’t give up, and

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I began to see the blessings of these sunnaĥ-inspired
speeches; the speeches that inspired me the most were The
First Night in the Grave, Colours of the World, Unfortunate
Groom, The Talking Grave, and 3 Graves (all in Urdu). (You
can buy these recorded speeches from bookstalls called Maktaba-
tul-Madinā in your own countries)
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I began to contemplate about the afterlife, and hate sins. The
speeches inspired a few others as well who began to approach
the movement. The Ashiq-e-Rasūl who had created this Madanī
transformation inside my heart left his job and returned to
Pakistan. I had 90 sunnaĥ-inspired cassettes sent over from
Pakistan. To begin with, there were only 50 or 60 men in the
factory who would pray their Ṣalāĥ but as a result of listening
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this number had increased to
somewhere between 200 and 250.
We contributed to buying an expensive 400 watt speaker that
we fixed to the wall so that we could listen to the speeches with
ease. We decided that we would listen to Qurān recitation
from 7:00 - 8:00 in the morning, poetry in praise of our dear
Master
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from 8:00 - 9: 00, and then a sunnaĥ-
filled speech from 9:00–10:00. Slowly and gradually we formed
a collection of 500 cassettes. Apart from me, 5 other Islamic
brothers had decided to join Da’wat-e-Islāmī.

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we began a Masjid Dars, and then slowly and gradually
we started a sunnaĥ-inspired weekly Ijtimā’ (gathering) in our
factory which would be attended by approximately 250 Islamic
brothers. Then we started a Madrasaĥ-tul-Madinā (for adults).
Islamic brothers (within the factory) began to practice the
Sunnaĥ; several of them adopted the blessed Sunnaĥ of
growing a beard, a symbol of love for our Beloved Madanī
Prophet
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, 20 to 25 Islamic brothers began to
wear the blessed turban. Our manager used to object to us
listening to the cassettes at first but the sound of the speeches
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vibrated in his ears again and again and eventually he too was
influenced and began to pray his Ṣalāĥ; he also grew a fist long
beard.
The Islamic brother further says: I have returned to Pakistan
and at the moment I am trying to serve the Sunnaĥ as a
servant (Nigrān) of the Mushāwarat of a division in Karachi.
Sunnaĥ-inspired cassettes sold by Maktaba-tul-Madinā brought
an enormous change in my life and that is why I wish every
Islamic brother and Islamic sister would listen to at least one
sunnaĥ-inspired speech or Madanī Mużākaraĥ (answers-
questions) every single day,
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