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

Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Reply

May Allah cause this dream to become a cause of blessing for me and for you. For something to be liked and appreciated, there is no need for it to be of high quality. Even the fact that a prostitute gave water to a dying dog was liked and appreciated (by Allah Ta'ala and brought pardon to her).

The fact that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam's appearance in a dream is authentic, is proven from authentic Hadith. However, in 'kashf' there is no sound proof for it and its correctness depends largely upon the high rank of the person experiencing 'kashf'.

For the last twenty five to thirty years, it has been a practise of mine to recite the following eighty times after Asr on Fridays:

Allahumma salli 'alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadanin nabiyyil ummiyyi wa 'alaa aalihee wa sallama tasleemaa

After the completion of the writing of Fazaa'il Durood, I sometimes have had the opportunity of listening to the last two qasidas of Mulla Jami and Maulana Nanotowi.

Finally, Khalid does not have Ijaazat, but Masood Ilahi has.