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Autobiography of Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi 'alayh)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Letter No. 10 of Majid Ali to Maulana Zakariyya

Respected Master Hazrat Maulana Zakariyya (May Allah bless the Muslims by granting you long life), Assalamu Alaykum.

I hope that you are in good health. The reason for writing to you is this, that during I'tikaaf in Ramadan, Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alayhi wasalam gave me glad tidings (Bashaarat), which I could not explain there and then. He said to me, "Maulana Zakariyya in writing 'Fazaa'il Durood' has overtaken all of his contemporaries."

I was greatly surprised because I always was under the impression that your other services to Hadith and deen were superior in quality. Later this doubt was cleared away. It was then that I realised, that this book, Fazaa'il Durood was the product of your love for Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alayhi wasalam . As a result, you have overtaken the others.

Furthermore, some time ago, Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alayhi wasalam gave me a piece of glad tidings that you recite a special salawaat (durood) or qasida every Friday, which pleases Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alayhi wasalam very much and is well liked by him. If indeed this is so, kindly inform me thereof, which I will appreciate greatly.

I also wish to inquire from you whether the fact that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alayhi wasalam appears in one's dream is a result of any special virtue or merely a case of 'kashf' (inspiration). Furthermore, what is more authentic - the words spoken by Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alayhi wasalam in a dream or the words perceived during kashf?

When I was in Aligarh, some people inquired from me whether Bhai Khalid had received Ijaazat Bay'at from you or not. Because I was not aware of the facts I expressed to them my ignorance of this. If indeed Hazrat did give him permission, kindly inform me. In Meerut also some people inquired by me whether Maulana Masood Ilahi had received Ijaazat for Bay'at from you or not.

I await the reply. I beg of you for your duas and spiritual attentions, especially for the completion of Daura Hadith.

Majid Ali Khan
Jehan Numa Jalee Coti, Meerut.


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