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Making her Dream a Reality

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Last Updated on Sunday, 20 September 2020 08:38

(Mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri [rahimahumullah] – Part Four)

It had always been the aspiration and desire of the mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri (rahimahullah) that her son should become an ‘Aalim of Deen, and Allah Ta‘ala made this dream of her’s a reality.

Maryam Khaalah had once narrated the hadeeth to her which mentions that the parents of the haafiz of the Quraan Majeed will be honoured by being made to wear crowns of noor on the Day of Qiyaamah. Hearing this hadeeth, his mother began to weep and said to her son, “My son! I want you to learn the Quraan Majeed, and you must learn Saheeh Bukhaari as well!” Moulana (rahimahullah) asked, “What will happen to my school education?” His mother replied, “That is not my concern – my only concern is that you acquire the knowledge of Deen!”

At the age of seven, Moulana (rahimahullah) enrolled into a school in Bombay. It was the following year, when he was eight years old, that his father passed away. Moulana (rahimahullah) remained in school for five years, until the year 1942, when he returned with his mother to spend the holiday in his hometown. While he was at home during the holiday, his mother began sending him to the local madrasah in which a very pious ‘Aalim, Moulana ‘Abdul Hafeez Jalaalpuri (rahimahullah), was teaching. Moulana ‘Abdul Hafeez (rahimahullah) showed him special attention, and under his tutelage, Moulana progressed tremendously, studying no less than fifty kitaabs in one year.

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Instilling Qualities of Imaan

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Last Updated on Monday, 07 September 2020 09:07

(Mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri [rahimahumullah] – Part Three)

The mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri (rahimahullah) paid special attention to his upbringing and made a continuous effort to instil qualities of piety within him. Hence, she would regularly advise him and teach him important Islamic values.

On one occasion, she mentioned to her son, “When you are placed in the grave, two angels will come to you, and they will ask you three questions.” She then explained the three questions, together with the answers, to her son. Thereafter, on another occasion, when she began to speak to him and caution him regarding the punishment in the grave, he responded, “I have already learnt the questions of the angels and the answers to their questions (so I do not need to worry about punishment in the grave).” Hearing this, she replied, “When you are in the grave, it will not be your tongue of flesh that will speak – it will be the tongue of your actions that will speak (i.e. you will only be able to give the correct answers if your actions and beliefs were in order).”

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Shaping the Mindset

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2020 09:51

(Mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri [rahimahullah] – Part Two)

The mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri (rahimahullah) was a simple, uneducated woman. However, despite her lack of education, she had tremendous zeal and enthusiasm for Deen.

In their neighborhood, there was a pious and learned woman known as Maryam Khaalah (Aunt Maryam). The mother of Moulana (rahimahullah) would frequent this woman to learn the aspects of Deen and imaan. Due to her spending time in the company of Maryam Khaalah, her fear of Allah Ta‘ala and concern for the Hereafter increased.

The mother of Moulana (rahimahullah) also made an effort to instill these same qualities into her son. Hence, Moulana (rahimahullah) would say, “I may have taught the Quraan Majeed to my mother, but it was my mother who set me on the path of the Quraan Majeed.”

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Moulded by His Mother

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Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2020 06:36

(Mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri [rahimahullah] – Part One)

Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri (rahimahullah) was an illustrious scholar and renowned daa‘ee (preacher) who was born in the year 1929.  His passion for the effort of da’wah and tableegh (an effort to rekindle the spirit of imaan in Muslims) was such that he made no less than eighty-one journeys to foreign countries for the propagation of Deen. Over and above this, Allah Ta‘ala had blessed him to perform hajj twenty times.

Allah Ta‘ala had blessed him with a captivating manner of oration. Hence, he would deliver bayaans before tens of thousands of people. Through his bayaans, multitudes would be inspired to repent from their wrongs and change the direction of their lives, and they would resolve to sacrifice their wealth, time and lives for the cause of Allah’s Deen.

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Allah is Sufficient

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2020 09:40

When Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) left his wife, Sayyidah Haajar (‘alaihas salaam), with her infant child, Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam), in the barren land of Makkah Mukarramah, as per the command of Allah Ta‘ala, Sayyidah Haajar (‘alaihas salaam) asked him, “O Ebrahim! Where are you going, leaving us in this valley wherein we have no companion or anything else?” Her question was however, met with silence from Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam).

Sayyidah Haajar (‘alaihas salaam) repeated the question, but to no avail. She finally rephrased the question and asked, “Has Allah Ta‘ala commanded you to do this?” When Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) replied in the affirmative, she exclaimed, “In that case, He will not allow us to perish. I am pleased with (the command of) Allah Ta‘ala. He is sufficient for me.”

After some time, the meagre provisions that she had with her depleted. She was thus overcome by thirst, as a result of which her milk dried and she was unable to suckle her son. Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam) became thirsty to such an extent that he began rolling in the sand while kicking his heels on the ground, and he even began to experience difficulty in breathing! Unable to bear this sight, Sayyidah Haajar (‘alaihas salaam) commenced running between two nearby mountains, Safaa and Marwah, earnestly seeking someone to help her.

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