Questions and Answers of Madani Muzakarah
Can the noble companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُم be referred to as reciters of Na’t [the praise of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم]?
Question 1: Can the noble companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُم be called Na’t reciters?
Answer: Every Muslim is essentially a Na’t reciter, because the meaning of Na’t reciter is ‘the one who praises the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.’ Which Muslim is there that does not recite Na’t and praise the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم? Yes, there is the point of how nowadays a Na’t reciter refers to an individual who praises the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in poetic form in a melodious manner. There were many companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُم who recited Na’t; there is an entire list of their names. (Madani Muzakarah, 5th Rabi’-ul-Awwal, 1441 AH)
Beholding Ghaus-e-A’zam رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه in a dream
Question 2: How can one behold Ghaus-e-A’zam رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه in a dream?
Answer: The thing that is mentioned often, and the thing that we remember often, sometimes appear in our dream. Therefore, mention Ghaus-e-A’zam رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه, remember him, convey rewards to him, and continue to follow in his footsteps; اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه you will eventually be honoured [with seeing him]. (Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, 1441 AH)
The date of Ghaus-e-A’zam’s ‘Urs (Annual commemoration of a saint/scholar on the date of their passing away)
Question 3: On which date does the ‘Urs of Shaykh Abdul Qaadir Jilani رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه take place?
Answer: Sayyiduna Shaykh Abdul Qaadir Jilani رحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه passed away on the 11th of Rabi’-ul-Aakhir. (Tafreeh Al-Khaatir (Amended), p. 154) This is why his ‘Urs is observed on this day and rewards are conveyed to him. We conduct Madani Muzakarahs daily in those 11 days, through which the call to righteousness is presented and religious knowledge is attained. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه many people will come onto the path of righteousness, repent of their sins and habitually offer their Salah. (Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, 1441 AH)
The month of the main Ghiyarhween Shareef [Main ‘Urs of Shaykh Abdul Qaadir Jilani حْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه]
Question 4: Why is Rabi’-ul-Aakhir referred to as ‘The month of the main Ghiyarhween’?
Answer: The devotees of Ghaus-e-A’zam who commemorate the Ghiyarhween every month refer to Rabi’ ul-Aakhir as ‘the month of the main Ghiyarhween.’ [This is similar to how] Although the Hajj that falls on a Friday is referred to as Hajj Akbar in our society because of its performer receiving the reward of 70 Hajj, in reality, it is ‘Umrah that is called Hajj Asghar, i.e. the lesser Hajj, and gathering in the plains of ‘Arafat on 9th of Zul-Hijja-til-Haraam that is known as Hajj Akbar, i.e. the greater Hajj. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 2, p. 106)
Nahin kuch Jumu’ah par mawqoof afzaal-o-karam un kay
Jo woh maqbool farma layn to har hajj, hajj-e-akbar hay
Meaning, it is not the case that the grace and generosity of Allah Almighty is only present on Friday. Rather, His grace and generosity are always present; thus, the Hajj that Allah Almighty accepts is Hajj Akbar. (Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, 1441 AH)
How is it to perform the [prescribed] practice using dates before the 11th night?
Question 5: Can the practice of blowing on dates on the night of Ghiyarhween be performed beforehand and then the dates be eaten on the 11th night?
Answer: This practice is to be performed on the 11th night; this is what has been stipulated by the predecessors. (Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, 1441 AH)
How is it for someone diabetic to eat the dates that have been blown upon?
Question 6: Can someone diabetic eat dates that have been blown upon?
Answer: It is necessary for a person suffering from diabetes to consult his doctor before eating dates. Generally, sweet things are quickly perceived as ‘blessed’ by those who have diabetes. Such people only deceive themselves by eating sweet things in the name of [attaining] ‘blessings.’ (Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, 1441 AH)
The Khatam of Ghiyarhween can be performed throughout the year
Question 7: Can the Khatam of the main Ghiyarhween be performed on the 10th?
Answer: It can be performed throughout the year—there is no harm in this. Whether you commemorate Ghiyarhween all the time or not even once in the whole year, there is no prohibition. If someone does not observe it at all and does not consider or label those who celebrate it as wrong or mistaken, he will not be sinful. (Madani Muzakarah, 2 Rabi-ul-Aakhir, 1441 AH)
Is it Disrespectful to Let the Beard Touch the Ground?
Question 8: If the beard touches the ground, then what will happen? Also, is this considered disrespectful?
Answer: Where is disrespect in this? It is inevitable that the beard will touch the ground when sleeping on the ground. Similarly, when you prostrate, the beard will also touch the ground at that time. There is no disrespect in this. (Madani Muzakarah, 5 Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1441 AH)
Should a Shroud be Sewn or Unsewn?
Question 9: Should the shroud of an Islamic sister be sewn or unsewn?
Answer: Regardless of whether it is a man or a woman, the shroud for both should be unsewn. (Madani Muzakarah, 5 Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1441 AH)
Why is a Verse of Prostration Called a Verse of Prostration?
Question 10: Why is a verse of prostration called a verse of prostration?
Answer: Reciting a verse of prostration, in fact, even hearing or reciting the part of prostration from it, will make prostration compulsory (wajib); this is why it is called the verse of prostration. (Madani Muzakarah, 5 Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1441 AH)
 Baghdadi Remedy: With the intention of remaining protected from calamities for the entire year, on the night of 11th Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, recite the 11 names of Ghaus-e-A’zam رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه (recite Salat 11 times before and after), blow on 11 dates and eat them that night. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه you will be protected from calamities for the entire year. The 11 names are as follows: 1. Sayyid Muhyuddin Sultan 2. Muhyuddin Qutb 3. Muhyuddin Khawajah 4. Muhyuddin Makhdoom 5. Muhyuddin Wali 6. Muhyuddin Badshah 7. Muhyuddin Shaykh 8. Muhyuddin Maulana 9. Muhyuddin Ghaus 10. Muhyuddin Khaleel 11. Muhyuddin. (Jinnat ka Badshah, p. 18)
Jilani Remedy: On the night of 11th Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, take 3 dates, recite Surah Al-Fatihah and Surah Al-Ikhlas once, recite شیخ عبدالقادِر جِیلانی شَیئًا لِلّٰەِ اَلْمَدَد یا 11 times (with salat once before and after), and then blow on one date. Like this, recite and blow on the 2nd and 3rd date in the same manner. It is not necessary to eat the dates on the same night; they can be eaten at any time on any day. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه This will be beneficial for all types of stomach ailments. (Jinnat ka Badshah, p.20)