Book Name:Seerat e Data Ali Hajveri
Islamic knowledge. Regarding the excellence of gaining Islamic knowledge, the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said, ‘The most preferable Sadaqah is this that a Muslim gains knowledge, then imparts it to his Islamic brother.’
(Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 1, pp. 158, Raqm 243)
After Zikr and Du’a, Salat and Salam, Salat-ul-‘Isha and Salah, Halqahs are held in which Sunan and manners about different topics are mentioned. A Du’a is taught to memorize; the Madani Halqah of Fikr-e-Madinah is held, then there is a break. Fortunate lovers of the Beloved Rasool after having the privilege of observing I’tikaf also enjoy the blessings of Tahajjud Salah. Sada-e-Madinah is done after Fajr Azan, Salat-ul-Fajr with Jama’at is performed, a Madani Halqah after Salah is conducted and then acting upon the Madani In’amaat, Islamic brothers have the privilege to offer Salat-ul-Ishraq and Chasht (Duha); the Ijtima’ ends with Salat and Salam. After the Ijtima’, many lovers of the Beloved Rasool have the privilege of travelling with Madani Qafilahs for learning the Sunan.
Dear Islamic brothers! Have you seen? Attending the weekly Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’ brings about great rewards. Therefore, you are requested to overcome your laziness and regularly attend the weekly Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’ from beginning to end and become deserving of great rewards. The blessings of the Weekly Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’ can be judged from the following Madani parable!
An Islamic brother from Markaz-ul-Awliya, Lahore sent me a letter stating: I was an irresponsible and careless young man. I would always fulfil my own desires. I was misled by the love of the world, and was severely intoxicated by sins. I used to produce tunes from tapping on lunch boxes and was famous in my family for singing childish songs and mimicking singers. It was my habit to make jokes, read poems, sing songs, and dance at weddings and other parties, and to make people laugh.
I was a student at the time and an Islamic brother wearing an ‘Imamah used to visit my elder brother. Once, my brother also introduced me to him, and