Trip to five countries

Speeches in Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’aat

I was privileged to deliver a speech on the topic, ‘Blessing of truth’ in a Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’ at Madani Markaz Faizan-e-Madinah, Mombasa (Kenya) in the night. A preacher of Dawat-e-Islami kept on translating this speech into the Swahili language.

By virtue of the blessing of the Madani environment of Dawat-e-Islami, I usually have the privilege to deliver speeches, but stopping after every few minutes during the speech and then continuing with the same tempo after the translation has been done, is a test. After this Ijtima’ I attended a VIPs’ Ijtima’ at a venue where especially Islamic brothers who were associated with the business of car dealership gathered. Over there, I delivered a speech about travelling on ‘Siraat Bridge’ and about its rides.

Friday Salah

The next day before Friday Salah I was privileged to deliver a speech about the virtues of Mi’raaj Night and Sha’ban-ul-Mu’azzam in English in the biggest Masjid named ‘Shaykh Nooruddin Masjid’ in Mombasa.

On this occasion, the Masjid was filled with Islamic brothers. Majority of them were Bilali (i.e. dark-skinned). I met a large number of Islamic brothers after Friday Salah; some gave views like this: First time today we have learnt about the blessings of Mi’raaj Night, the method of spending this night in worship, and virtues of fasting on 27th Rajab.

O devotees of Rasool! By virtue of the Madani environment of Dawat-e-Islami and attending Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’aat, one gains Islamic knowledge and passion for acting upon it. You should also attend Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’aat of Dawat-e-Islami.

Madani activities amongst Syrian Muslims

After this, I went to a car showroom of an Islamic brother along with responsible Islamic brothers to meet him who financially helps Dawat-e-Islami a lot. When he was informed about the plight of the Muslims who have migrated to Germany from Syria and about the efforts Dawat-e-Islami is making in presenting the call towards righteousness amongst them, he intended to give a large amount of money for this noble and pious cause.

Attended doctors’ Madani learning sessions

Between Maghrib and ‘Isha Salah, the Madani learning session of doctors was held in which a good number of doctors were present. I was privileged to deliver a speech about ‘Shaqq-e-Sadr[1]’ of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم to them. This speech was almost in English language which the doctors listened with great interest.

Certificate distribution among students who completed their studies

After ‘Isha Salah a Sunnah-inspiring historical Ijtima’ was held at a local hall in Mombasa. In this Ijtima’, I delivered a speech about the topic ‘Mi’raaj-e-Mustafa’. A large number of Islamic brothers and VIPs attended the Ijtima’. At the end of the Ijtima’, certificates were distributed among the students who completed their studies – eight students from Jami’a-tul-Madinah and seven students who became Hafiz from Madrasa-tul-Madinah of Mombasa.

Arrived at Nairobi from Mombasa

From Mombasa, I took a 4 am flight and arrived in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. After Fajr Salah, I took rest.

Dawat-e-Islami’s introductory video in Memoni language

There are a good number of traders in South Africa and other countries who belong to the Memon community. Many of them only know Memoni language besides the local language of their country. A few days ago demand was made by the Islamic brothers of South Africa that the way introductory video of Dawat-e-Islami is available in Urdu, Arabic and English languages, in the same way, it should also be made available in the Memoni language. اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە, it will help the Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami. In the afternoon after arriving in Nairobi, I went to the house of an Islamic brother where we prepared the introductory video of Dawat-e-Islami which has been presented on social media.

VIPs’ Ijtima’

I was privileged to deliver a speech about ‘Isaar’ [sacrifice] between ‘Asr and Maghrib Salah in a VIPs’ Ijtima’at at the residence of a VIP who runs meat business. Between Maghrib Salah and ‘Isha Salah, I attended the Madani Muzakarah live through Madani Channel.

Golden memories of the past

After ‘Isha Salah, a Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’ was held in a big and historical ‘Pangani Masjid’ in Nairobi. In this Ijtima’, I was privileged to deliver a speech about the glory of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. I have great memories of Pangani Masjid. I went to Nairobi in 1993 with Sayyid Abdul Qadir Ziyaee رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ عَلَيْه, Nigran of Majlis Na’at Khuwan Haji Shabbir Attari and Haji Altaf Jani with a Qafilah. Haji Altaf Jani is the Islamic brother who carried out the responsibility of Madani activities alone in the overseas countries for a long time. May Allah Almighty grant him a long and prosperous life! In this Qafilah, I was privileged to recite a blessed Na’at in Pangani Masjid and today after almost 26 years, I have been privileged to deliver a speech in a great Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’ in the same Masjid. All this is the Sadqah of the association with my Shaykh-e-Tareeqat Ameer Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه.

Khaak mujh mayn kamal rakha hay

Mustafa nay sanbhal rakha hay

Trial due to unawareness

After the Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’, I was very tired. When I reached my residence and lay down on the bed to sleep, I saw a thin net attached to the roof over every bed. I did not know why it was attached. After a little while mosquitoes started biting me and I almost spent the whole night scratching the parts on which mosquitoes bit. When I woke up for Fajr Salah I told the owner of the house about it. He replied that they fixed the net for the purpose of staying safe from mosquitoes. I should have lowered the mosquito net before sleeping.

May Allah Almighty enable us to continue to travel in His path and also enable us to endure the difficulties which arise in it cheerfully until we are alive!

اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن  صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلہٖ وَسَلَّم ن


[1] Angels’ act of cutting open the blessed chest of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and then filling it with Noor (light) and Hikmah (wisdom) is called ‘Shaqq-e-Sadr’ and ‘Sharh-e-Sadr’. For further details read page 27 from the ‘monthly magazine Faizan-e-Madinah’ of May 2019.

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