The monthly magazine “Faizan-e-Madinah” is also one of the means that Dawat-e-Islami is using all around the world in order to spread invitation towards righteousness. I also try to read the monthly magazine “Faizan-e-Madinah” and also advise the responsible Islamic brothers of Dawat-e-Islami to develop a habit of reading it. Along with acquiring the priceless treasure of Islamic knowledge, اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە you will also obtain the Madani pearls of Tarbiyyah.
Recently, the monthly magazine “Faizan-e-Madinah” was advertised on the famous program of Madani Channel “Zehni Azmaish Season 10” and a lot of emphasis was given on increasing its sales which brought about very positive results. Anyhow, the chief editor of the monthly magazine “Faizan-e-Madinah”, Muhammad Asif Attari Madani, told me, 'People have demanded through letters and WhatsApp messages that my article should also be published in the monthly magazine Faizan-e-Madinah'. What significance do I or my literary works have! Anyhow, it was decided through mutual consultation that a Madani travelogue should be published. So I will mention the events of my journey through voice messages and the Islamic brothers of the Majlis monthly magazine “Faizan-e-Madinah” will compile them in a written form. May Allah Almighty enable me to continue this work with sincerity and steadfastness.
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم
Kaam woh lay li-jiye, tum ko jo raazi karay
Theek ho naam-e-Raza, tum pay karoron Durood
Madani achievements of Dawat-e-Islami in Arab countries
By the grace of Allah Almighty, Dawat-e-Islami’s Madani achievements are also taking place across the Arab countries. Scholars from Arab countries visited the global Madani Markaz, Faizan-e-Madinah, Bab-ul-Madinah, Karachi and met Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه in Faizan-e-Madinah and in Makkah Mukarramah during the journey of Hajj last year in 1439 AH. This has started to bring about fruitful results.
‘Uloom-ul-Quran Seminar taking place in the blessed city of Baghdad
A seminar titled ‘Uloom-ul-Quran was held in Madina-tul-Awliya, Baghdad, on 16th February 2019. The organisers also invited the Madani Markaz of Dawat-e-Islami to send five or six scholars or preachers. On the same date (16th February), a Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’ of Dawat-e-Islami and Madani Mashwarahs were scheduled to take place in Nepal. The head of the Majlis-e-Shura (central executive committee) of Dawat-e-Islami, Maulana Imran Attari, was also due to come to attend these events. Initially, I sought an apology from participating in the seminar because I was already scheduled to attend the Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’ in Nepal, but then agreed to attend the seminar upon the insistence of the organisers of the seminar. One intention behind this decision was that I would be able to meet scholars and dignitaries in this seminar who would have come from different parts of the world and I will get an opportunity to introduce the Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami to them. The organisers bore the expenses of this journey of mine.
Leaving for Baghdad
Our journey started in the morning from Karachi airport on 15th February 2019. Dear Islamic brothers! Whenever you get an opportunity to travel on an aeroplane, be careful about few things:
٭Mark your luggage.
٭Never take the responsibility of a stranger’s luggage.
٭Read the Du’a of staying safe from falling from a height and being burnt.
٭An aeroplane normally shakes left and right while taking off and landing. There is nothing to worry about it.
٭Be especially careful about safeguarding your eyes from the staff in the aeroplane.
٭The screen placed in front of your seat at times has films and dramas being played on them. Make sure that you make such arrangements that you do not indulge in a sin through it. In fact, it is safe to keep it turned off.
Offering Fard Salah within its stipulated time is necessary even during air travel. Therefore, offer Salah punctually during your travel. Install Dawat-e-Islami’s IT department’s app “Prayer Times” in your mobiles and tablet PCs as it is an important source of finding out Salah times.
٭If you frequently travel by air, then choose one airline and, if possible, try to travel only through that airline. This way, you will become a permanent passenger of that airline and they will provide you many facilities which other passengers do not get. For example, having more allowance for carrying extra weight free of cost, travel in the business class free of cost in case the economy class is full, getting access to the business lounge, etc. Because I often get opportunities to travel by air, hence, I have also chosen only one airline. I am its gold card member which enables me to have an access to various additional facilities.
Temporary stay in Doha (Qatar)
I reached Doha, the capital of Qatar, in around two and a half hours from Karachi. اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰە, the Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami are being carried out in Doha too. As soon as I reached there, I received a message from the responsible Islamic brothers of Doha that if i could come out of the airport, then they would come to meet me. But it could not be possible due to the shortage of time.
After a stay of around four hours, the plane left for Baghdad and I reached Baghdad in two hours. This was probably my sixth visit to the blessed city of Baghdad. Including me, there were five more people who reached Baghdad. Four of them had already reached there before me. This caravan included Mufti Ali Asghar Attari Madani and Maulana Abdullah Attari, the responsible Islamic brother of the Arabic Department (of Madani Channel), from Karachi, and one preacher of Dawat-e-Islami from Germany and one from Turkey also accompanied us.
Impact of the company of those who value time
Fortunately, I have been blessed with the privilege of travelling with Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, ‘Allamah Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه and the Nigran of Shura, Maulana Muhammad Imran Attari. I have observed that both of them remain engaged in righteous activities even during their travel. Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه has written various Na’ats and Munajat etc., while travelling. I have also seen the Nigran of Shura being busy in studying and preparing for his speeches while traveling. Therefore, I also try to keep myself busy in righteous activities while traveling. For example, I recorded various voice messages for this series of “Madani travelogue” of the monthly magazine “Faizan-e-Madinah” while traveling. Another benefit of staying occupied while traveling is that time passes easily.
Blessing of the Madani environment
I was also blessed with visiting the blessed city of Baghdad around two months ago through a private group. At that time, we queued up for immigration, waited in the queue, collected our luggage and loaded it in the cars ourselves. But this time around, we came as the representatives of the Madani Markaz of Dawat-e-Islami. Therefore, the organisers of the seminar welcomed us. They took our passport and luggage, and cleared our immigration without us having to queue up. Thereafter, they made us sit in the VIP lounge. It was indeed the blessing of the Madani environment of Dawat-e-Islami and being associated with Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه.
Mujh ko mili hay ‘izzat ‘Attar ki ba-dawlat
Chamki hay mayri qismat ‘Attar ki ba-dawlat
Second episode of this travelogue will be published in the next edition…
 Du’a of staying safe from falling from a height and being burnt:
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّیٓ اَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنَ الْهَدْمِ وَ اَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنَ التَّرَدِّیْ ط وَ اَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنَ الْغَرَقِ وَ الْحَرَقِ وَ الْهَرَمِ ط
وَ اَعُوْذُبِكَ اَنْ يَّتَخَبَّطَنِیَ الشَّيْطٰنُ عِنْدَ الْمَوْتِ ط وَ اَعُوْذُبِكَ اَنْ اَمُوْتَ فِی سَبِيْلِكَ مُدْبِرًا ط وَ اَعُوْذُبِكَ اَنْ اَمُوْتَ لَدِيْغًا ط
Madani pearl: Falling from a height is called ‘تَرَدِّیْ’ and being burnt is called ‘حَرَق’. The Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم used to make this Du’a. This Du’a is not specific to aeroplane. Because protection from “falling from height” and “being burnt” are sought in this Du’a and one faces both these risks in the air travel, hence, we hope that by the virtue of reciting this Du’a, the aeroplane will remain safe from crashing. (Abu Dawood, vol. 2, pp. 132, Hadees 1552)
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