Ramadhan: The Month of Taqwa

We as Muslims are encouraged to have a good opinion of others, and we are also encouraged to speak nicely regarding our deceased.  With that in mind, the dominant thought in our minds is that Allah granted our Shaykh, Shaykh-ul-‘Arab wa al-Ajam Hazrat Mawlana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahib (RA) the highest levels of wilayat of the Awliyaa’ Siddiqeen.  He was blessed with a heart that was restless in the love of Allah, and a soul that was constantly yearning to meet its Master.  The immense love of Allah that rested as a sanctified secret hidden in the hearts of the Awliyaa was made manifest to the world by Hazratwala (RA) through his preaching to the world via his lectures and travels throughout the world.  The  noor of Allah’s love that Hazratwala (RA) internalized manifested itself very visibly on his person externally as well.  It is for this reason that once a person set their gaze on Hazratwala (RA) would forget to look anywhere else.  Anyone who would sit in Hazrtwala’s (RA) gatherings of virtue would forget the route to gatherings of vice.  Whoever would link their sick heart to his sound heart would transform from a sinner to a lover of the divine.    Hazratwala’s (RA) blessed life was spent in this thought that how the entire Ummat of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) could completely bring to life the Shari’ah of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) thereby becoming bearers of the noor of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam).  In an effort to transfer this concern within the ummah, Hazratwala (RA) would deliver lectures drowned in the love of Allah, wherein a conscious effort was made to keep the subtleties of tasawwuf were kept secondary while the finer points of the Shari’ah were always made primary.  This can be seen inn his own words, “Tasawwuf is nothing but lovingly executing the laws of the Shari’ah.”  Within Shari’ah, the highest level is that of the Faraa’idh (the obligatory acts), and after prayer, the next important fardh act is that of fasting in Ramadhan.

The following posts are excerpts taken from various lectures delivered by Hazratwala (RA) pertaining to the fasts of Ramadhan and the various rulings related to fasting.  Hazratwala (RA) has eloquently captured the legal and spiritual essence of fasting in these excerpts.

Since Ramadhan is a time when prayers are readily accepted, it is requested from the respected readers to please make special dua’ for Hazratwala (RA).  As thorns are part and parcel of a rose, everyone is requested to make dua for me along with your duas for Hazratwala (RA).  I pray that Allah gather us all under His shade on that day when there will be no shade apart from His shade on the basis of our love for those that are the beloveds of Allah.

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