Hadrat Allamah Abdul Latif Chowdhury (Fultali Saheb Qiblah) was born in the village Fultali of Zakigonj, Sylhet in 1913 (1321 Bangla) in the family of a renowned scholar. His honourable father Mufti Mawlana Abdul Majid Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (R.) was a revered and famous Muslim cleric and Hanafi jurist.
Allamah Fultali (R.A) was a well-known scholar and sage of the Indian subcontinent, whose profound spiritual reach was widespread throughout the country and beyond. The sages in this tariqa up to Shah Waliullah (R.) are Hadrat Shah Muhammad Yaqub Badarpuri (R.), Hadrat Hafiz Ahmed Joinpuri (R.), Hadrat Karamat Ali Joinpuri (R.), Hadrat Sayyid Ahmed Shahid (R.), Shah Abdul-Aziz Dehlawi (R.) and Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (R.), whose chain to Rasulullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam is well-known.
Allamah Saheb Qiblah Fultali (R.) is the descendant of the renowned sage Hadrat Shah Ala Baksh (R.) who is the descendant of Hadrat Shah Kamal (R.), a famous companion of Hadrat Shah Jalal (R.). His family lineage as follows:
Allamah Abdul Latif Chowdhury Fultali (R.) son of Mufti Mawlana Abdul Majid Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (R.), son of Shah Muhammad Hiron son of Shah Muhammad Danish son of Shah Muhammad Sadeq son of Shah Muhammad Elahi Baksh son of Shah Muhammad Ala Baksh (R.).
During the period when Hadrat Mujaddid-e-Alfe Sani Ahmed Sirhindi (R.) revolted against the deen e Elahi of Mughal emperor Akbar, Hadrat Ala Baksh (R.) was one of the great sages who played a significant role in the movement. He moved to Fultali with his family from Jalalpur of Sylhet to occupy himself in strict spiritual endeavours. From his offspring Hadrat Mufti Mawlana Shah Muhammad Abdul Majid Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (R.) and from him Hadrat Allamah Fultali Saheb Qiblah was born.
His Education :
Hadrat Allamah Fultali Saheb Qiblah (R.) received his initial education from his own family. He received a through grounding in Islam from his own family, respected parents and was then admitted to Fultali Alia Madrasah (Est 1920). His primary tutor Mawlana Fatir Ali (R.) was his distant cousin brother. During that period he studied Qirat and Tajweed under Qari Sa’eed Ali Saheb (R.). At that time his honourable father was the headmaster of Gongajol Madrasah, Zakigonj, Sylhet (Est 1905). His student, the headmaster of Rangauti Madrasah (kasar, India), a renowned scholar Mawlana Abdur Rashid (R.) requested his respected teacher to enroll Fultali Saheb (R.) in that Madrasah. In 1336 (Bangla) he was admitted to Rangauti Madrasah and completed studies there successfully.
Mawlana Abdur Rashid (R.) was a student of Saheb Qiblah’s father.
Hadrat Allamah Fultali Saheb Qiblah (R.) enrolled into Badarpur Senior Madrasah in 1338 (Bangla) and finished higher secondary education in this institution. After accomplishing his higher secondary education, his teacher and Murshid Abu Yusuf Shah Muhammad Yaqub Badarpuri (R.) suggested that he enroll into Madrasah e Alia (Rampur) UP, India). He enrolled there and finished study of Islamic Sciences at Madrasah e Alia Rampur and then enrolled into Matla’ul Ulum Madrasah (Rampur, UP) to further his knowledge in the field of Hadith. He studied here for a few years and obtained first class first position in the final Hadith exam in 1355 (bangla). His teacher’s at that Madrasah were Allamah Khalilullah Rampuri (R.) and Allamah Wajih Uddin Rampuri (R.) and Saheb Qublah (R.) obtained ijazah for Hadith from them. They both have an unbroken chain to Sayyiduna Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam. In addition to his Hadith studies, he attained outstanding degrees in Tafsir and Fiqh.
His Teachers in llmul Qiraat:
Saheb Qiblah Fultali (R.) was a true inheritor of the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and had many links with him. He also has unbroken chains of transmission in Quran & Hadith. He is renowned for life-long services to preserve the correct recitation of the Holy Quran (Ilm al-Qirat wa’t Tajweed) and his efforts are unparalleled. This is ntr surprising as his teachers were the greatest Qaris of the time. He first studied Qirat under his mentor, the great sage, described as Qutbul-Aqtaab, Shah Yaqub Badarpuri (R.), who learnt from Shaykh Abdul Majid (R.), from his mentor Shaykh Abdul Wahhab (R.), the Shaykh of the Shaykhs of his time and he had an unbroken chain leading to Abu Amr ad-Daani (R.).
After completing his Qirat studies with Shah Yaqub Badarpuri (R.), he was sent to further elucidate his qirax and studies under Shaykh Abdur Rauf Karampoori Shahbazpuri (R.), who learnt from Shaykh al-Qurra Irksus al Misri (R.), who learnt from Shaykh al Qurra Abdullah Al Makki (R.), who had an unbroken chain leading to Imam Abu Amr ad Daani (R.) via Shaykh al Islam Zakariyya al Ansari (R.).
He finally mastered and perfected his recitation and knowledge of Qirat from the Master of the Qaris, Imam Ahmed Al Hijazi Al Makki (R.), who learnt from Shaykh Ahmad ad Dardeer (R.), who learnt from shaykh al Azhar Shareef (R.), who had an unbroken chain to the Imam of Imams, Abu Amr Ad Daani (R.). All his teachers in Qirat had unbroken chains to the great Imam Abu Amr ad Daani (R.), who learnt from Abul Hasan At Taahir (R.) from Saalih al Haashimi (R.), from Ahmad al Ushnaani (R.), from Muhammad Ubaid as Sabbah from the great Imam Hafs, from the leader of the qaris, Imam Aasim Al Kufi (R.), from Abdullah Habeeb as Salamee(R.), who heard from the companions Uthman ibn Affan, Ali ibn Abi Taalib, Zayd Ibn Thaabit, Abdullah ibn Masood and Ubayy ibn Kab (R.) who all heard from our Master, the living Quran Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam who heard from Jibreel Alaihissalam who was sent by Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
The Muslims of the subcontinent are, and will always be indebted to Saheb Qiblah for the Science of Tajweed. Had he (rahimahullah) not mastered the method of perfect recitation of the holy Quran, many Muslims from South Asia today would be reciting the holy Quran, with numerous mistakes.
Alhamdulillah, many men and women, boys and girls have become Qari (One who has learnt the correct recitation of the holy Quran) under his effort and supervision. His students, numbering many thousands, have preserved the correct form of recitation as well as his teachings in Hadith, Tafseer, Fiqh and various other Islamic Sciences.
Many scholarly luminaries have had the privilege of studying under him, his spiritual successor Mawlana Imad Uddin Chowdhury, his son, his khalifah, the guardian of the poor and orphans, Shaykh of Tareeqah and Marifah, Author of many books, Teacher of Teachers, Ex-principal, Darul Hadith Satpur and among them:
1. Mawlana Muhammad Najibur Rahman (rahimahullah), Teacher of teachres, one of the greatest scholars in the history of Bangladesh.
2. Mawlana Gulam Hussain (rahimahullah), his khalifah, Founder of Darul Hadith Satpur.
3. Mawlana Ishaaq Ahmed, his Khalifah, Ex-principal of Bishwanat Alia Madrasah.
4. Mawlana Rais Uddin Kalaruki (rahimahullah), his Khalifah, renowned lecturer, Founder of Madrasah al-Latifyyah Kalaruka.
5. Mawlana Abdun Noor, his Khalifah, Ex-principal of Madrasah Anwaarul Uloom Srimongol.
6. Mawlana Muhammad Ubaidullah (rahimahullah), his Khalifah, Prolific teacher.
7. Mawlana Muhammad Habibur Rahman (hafidhahullah), his khailfah, erudite Scholar, teacher of Shaykhul Hadith, Shaykh of “Arab and Ajam”, author of many books, spiritual leader, Ex-principal Isamati Darul Ulum Kamil Madrasah and Darul Hadith Satpur.
8. Mawlana Irshad Hussain (rahimahullah), his khalifah, Ex-Principal, Burayya Kamil Madrasah.
9. Mawlana Muhammad Najmuddin Chowdhury, his son, his khalifah, teacher of teachers, Principal of Fultali Alia Madrasah.
10. Mawlana Muhammad Abdul Jabbar Gutargrami (rahimahullah), his khalifah, Shaykhul Hadith, Ex-vice principal of Fultali Alia Madrasah.
11. Mawlana Shuaybur Rahman, his Khalifah, Ex-principal of Jalalpur Senior Madrasah.
12. Mawlana Qari Abdul Latif Khadimani (rahimahullah), his Khalifah, Founder, Thanabazar Latifiah Furqaniyya Madrasah.
13. Mawlana Muhammad Khalilur Rahman (rahimahullah), Ex-principal, Mathiura Senior Madrasah.
14. Mawlana Muhammad Raisuddin (rahimamullah), his khalifah, Shaykhul Hadith, Ex-vice principal, Darul Hadith Satpur.
15. Mawlana Nurul Haque Bilafare, his Khalifah, shaykh of Tareeqah.
16. Mawlana Abdul Muqit Monjalali (rahimahullah), his Khalifah, Shaykh of Tareeqah.
17. Mawlana Abdur Rahman Barni (rahimahullah), his Khalifah, shaykh of Tareeqah, Ex-Principal Chandgram Senior Madrasah.
18. Mawlana Harith Uddin (rahimahullah), teacher of teachers.
19. Mawlana Mufti Muhammad Abdul Khaliq (rahimahullah), his khalifah, Ex-principal of Burayya Kamil Madrasah.
20. Mawlana Muhammad Mutaahir Ali (rahimahullah), Shaykhul Hadith of Darul Hadith Satpur.
21. Mawlana Sayyid Mushtaq Ahmad Madani, his Khalifah in Asam, India.
22. Mawlana Sayyid Junaid Ahmed Madani, his Khalifah in Assam, India.
23. Mawlana Mujahid Uddin Dubaghi, his Khalifah, author of many books.
24. Mawlana Mufti Ala uddin, his Khalifah.
25. Mawlana Mufti Gias Uddin Chowdhury, his son, his Khalifah, one of the most famous Preachers, senior teacher at Fultali Alia Madrasah.
26. Mawlana Qamruddin Chowdhury, his son, his Khalifah, Principal of Shah Jalal Darus Sunnah Yaqubia, Sylhet.
His Contributions In Ilmul-Qiraat:
Saheb Qiblah Fultali (R.) devoted his entire life to the service of the holy Quran, and the entire world come to know of his endeavours. His contribution in this field is unparallel and acknowledged throughout the Muslim world. His mission began while he was young. After completing his studies in all traditional Islamic studies, he was instructed by his Shaykh to perfect his recitation of the holy Quran further. He went to the famous Qari, Mawlana Abdur-Rauf Karampuri Shahbazpuri(R.). Initially, Mawlana Karampuri (R.) was reluctant to teach him due to his high status as great scholar. After Mawlana Karampuri (R.) saw that he was practicing with little kids, he witnessed his humble behaviour, and began to cry. He told him that he will teach him the science of Quranic recitation. After finishing his studies with Mawlana Karampuri (R.) and then in Makkah al Mukarramah with the greatest Qari of his time, Ahmed Hijazi (R.), he returned to Bangladesh and began to teach Hadith and Tafsir at Badarpur Madrasah.
One day, while he was teaching at Badarpur Madrasah, one of the greatest scholars of the Indian Subcontinent, Mawlana Abdun-Nur Gharkapani (R.) come to visit him, Saheb Qiblah (R.) narrated the incident himself as follows: I was teaching Tirmidhi Shareef in class one day, when Mawlana Abdun-Nur-Gharkapani (R.) paid me a visit. I thought he come to observe me teaching my students. After the lessons he said to me, “I have come for an important matter.” I said, What is the matter? He said, Teach us Qiraat once a week. I was very busy with teaching Hadith and Tafseer, as this requires a lot of preparation. So I gave him my apologies and refused. The next day he visited me again while I was teaching and after the lesson, he said, “I have come again for the same matter.” I told him my difficulties but then he said, “it is not my request, but from someone greater.” I said, “had (my master) Mawlana Badarpuri Saheb send you?” He said, no but someone greater than him. I said inform me. He said, “I saw the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam in a dream. I requested that I wish to hear Him recite the holy Quran. The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihis wa Sallam recited in the most beautiful manner. I asked Oh Prophet Sallallahu Alaihis wa Sallam I want to learn the recitation of the holy Quran as you did. So, he pointed towards a man on his right. And I saw that it was you sitting beside Him. After hearing this, I stood up and informed him with utmost respect that I will teach one hour a week with the will of Allah Taala. He asked, Where will we sit? I told him, at the shrine of Hadrat Adam Khaki (R.), one of the 360 saints who accompanied Hadrat Shah Jalal (R.). We agreed that we will do it every Thursday, at midday. The shrine was one mile away. So Mawlana Abdun Nur (R.) bought me a horse. The word spread that I was teaching Qiraat, and I found that around 250 scholars and Imams had come to me. The lesson extended all the way untill Isha.
And that is how Saheb Qiblah (R.) started teaching Qiraat forming the first Darul Qirat (intensive Qirat & Tajweed course), with over 1500 branches now all over the orld. Every year during Ramadan, till the year he left this world, he taught thousands of students at Fultali Saheb bari, the central branch of Darul Qirat. May Allah Taala accept his efforts and keep them alive until Qiyamah, Amin.
His Contributions Worldwide:
Saheb Qiblah (R.) also made great contributions in other aspects of Islamic studies. Not only has he trained thousands of Qaris (those who correctly recite the holy Quran), he also produced many Muhadditheen (scholars of Hadith) and Mufassireen (elucidators of the holy Quran). He founded many Madrasahs in Bangladesh and other parts of the world, as well as Masaajids, Maktabs and other Islamic institutions.
His Contributions in Bangladesh:
Saheb Qiblah (R.) was the first to initiate the Darul Qirat system, an intensive course which enables the students to rapidly improve their recitation of the holy Quran with application of Tajweed. Along with this glorious project, Saheb Qiblah (R.) also founded Anjumane Al-Islah, an organisation that aims to spread the true beliefs of Islam, namely the beliefs of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah and it has now become a global organisation, with branches in the middle East, Europe and North America. Thousands of Ulama are affiliated with this organisation. Saheb Qiblah (R.) also inaugurated Anjumane Talamije Islamia, an Islamic Students organisation. This project has seen rapid success over the years, guiding thousands of young students towards the right path of Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’ah, publishing hundreds of books and articles.
His Contributions In The UK:
Saheb Qiblah’s organisations also left behind a great legacy in Britain with numerous of Masjids and Islamic institutions initiated by him. Many of his students have become Imams at leading Masjids in the UK, while others have become teachers in various academic institutions. The foremost of his projects in the UK is Darul Hadis Latifiah in London, an Islamic Secondary School and Islamic Higher Education (IHE) centre. It is one of the leading Islamic Institutions in the United Kingdom today. It has many students graduating with a BA in Islamic Theology. Some of the successful students have continued their studies in Jamia al-Azhar in Cairo, while others have enrolled at renowned Universities in the UK including Cambridge and Kings Colleges. This institute has achieved brilliant GCSE grades in recent years. Towards the end of his life, he had desired to establish a base for the female Muslims in which they acquire knowledge of both Islam and British curriculum. Alhamdulillah, his dua was accepted. Allah Taala enabled his followers in the UK, through the donations from generous Muslims nationwide, to open a girls school in East London. The Madrasah was named Latifiah Girls School, after its founder, Saheb Qiblah (R.). Saheb Qiblah (R.) also inaugurated an organisation consisting of only Ulama (scholars): Latifiah Ulama Society (formerly known as Ulama Society UK) as well as Qari Society.
His Contributions in Islamic Literature :
Saheb Qiblah (R.) left behind valuable books in various Islamic fields. His well-acclaimed works are:
Al-Qawl as-Sadeed fee al-Qiraat wa at-Tajweed:
One of his most famous works, it is a brilliant and comprehensive guide to the rules of correct Quranic recitation. Originally in Urdu, it has been translated into Bengali (by his elder son Hazrat Allama Imad Uddin Chowdhury) and into English (by his grandson Syed Ajmal Hussain Wasi). It is also used as a reference book at the Kushtia Islamic University Bangladesh in the Al Quran and Islamic Studies department.
At-Tanweer ala at-Tafseer:
A valuable and in depth elucideation of Surah al-Baqarah. It has been translated into Bengali by his youngest son Mawlana Husam Uddin Chowdhury. This is also used as a reference at Kushtia Islamic University.
An authentic work on selected parts from the life of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam in 3 volumes. The first volume has been translated into Bengali by his youngest son Mawlana Husam Uddin Chowdhry.
An Urdu work in the field of Tasawwuf, explaining the different stages of the seeker, and elucidation on how he should nurture himself for the sacred path. It has been translated into Bengali by his eldest son Allama Imad Uddin Chowdhury.
The names of the spiritual Masters in all the Tariqas going back to the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Originally in Urdu, it has been translated into Bengali by his eldest son Allama Imad Uddin Chowdhury Fultali.
A compilation of Friday Khutabah in Arabic, which includes the Khutbah for the two Eids and Khutbah for Nikah, based on the Aqeedah of Ahle Sunnah wal Jama’ah (which is the specialty of this compilation). It has been printed along with the Bengali translation.
An compilation of ode in veneration of Allah (SWT) and the Beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. It also includes verses in praise of the Awliya. The original Urdu has also been translated into Bangali poetic verse by Kobi Ruhul Amin Khan, Executive Editor, the Daily Inqilab.
A brief work written in Bengali, explaining selected good actions and the rewards for acting upon them.
Allamah Fultali Saheb Qiblah (R.) has left behind a prosperous legacy. All his children have been educated in Islamic fields. Many have become prominent lecturers and spoke person of Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’at. We ask Allah Ta’ala to extend and bless their lives. Saheb Qiblah (R.) married Mrs. Khadija Khatun, daughter of his respected Shaykh and mentor, the head of the saints, Shah Abu Yusuf Muhammad Yaqub Badarpuri (R.), later in obey to the order of his respected Shaykh and mentor he married Mrs. Niharun nisa , daughter of Abdur Rashid Khan.
Righteous Sons :
1. Allamah Muhammad Imad Uddin Chowdhury, eldest son, who looks after the orphans and poor. Ex-principal of Satpur Darul Hadith Madrasah, author of many books.
2. Allamah Muhammad Najmuddin Chowdhury, Principal of Fultali Kamil Madrasah.
3. Mawlana Shihab Uddin Chowdhury, Nazim of the orphanage in Fultali.
4. Mawlana Mufti Gias Uddin Chowdhury, one of the most famous Preachers, senior teacher at Fultali Alia Madrasah, author of many books.
5. Mawlana Qamaruddin Chowdhury, Principal of Shahjalal Darus-Sunnah Yaqubia Kamil (M.A) Madrasah.
6. Hafez Mawlana Fakhar Uddin Chowdhury, Principal of Al Qur’an Memorising Centre Fultali.
7. Mawlana Husam Uddin Chowdhury, President, Bangladesh Anjumane Al Islah and Editor of Parwana, a monthly Bengali magazine based on Islamic literature, Author of many books.
1.Ms. Karim un Nisa Chowdhury
2.Ms. Mahtabun Nisa Chowdhury
3.Ms. Aftabun Nisa Chowdhury
Bangladesh Witnesses Largest Funeral in Its History.
The world suffered a tragic loss of a great Wali Allah! Allama Saheb Qiblah Fultali breathed his last around 20.00 GMT on the 15th January 2008, corresponding to Wednesday, 7th Muharram 1429 AH, at his home in Subhanighat, Sylhet.
His funeral was held the next evening after Asr at Balai Hawr which was led by his eldest son, Allamah Imad Uddin chowdhury Fultali. The number of those who took part in the funeral was so great, that no journalist could affirm an exact number, which is why all so many different figures were mentioned in different newspapers, Radio stations and on TV. One of the daily papers, Daily Shobuj Sylhet, estimated around 2 million people on the following day, 17th January 2008. Many other newspapers among them the daily Shongram, the Daily Jalalabad and the Daily Sylheter Dak mentioned that over 100000 people were unable to attend due to huge traffic from Sylhet to Fultali.
The people of Bangladesh and the entire world witnessed countless miracles form Hadrat Saheb qiblah (R.), by the will of Allah Ta’ala since his childhood, until he left this material world. Saheb Qiblah (R.) was renowned for his miracles. But he never once mentioned them rather he always humbly denied them-Among the many miracles were.
While he was a student at Rampur Alia Madrasah, his lodging master was the vice-principal Syed Nobbi Shah, who had no children for many years Saheb qiblah (R.) was already known to be a pious and God-fearing man and that he recieved khilafat from the qutb, Shah Yaqub Badarpuri (R.). So master Syed Nobbi asked Saheb qiblah (R.) to make du’a for him. Saheb qiblah (R.) made du’a and gave him a Taweez, an amulet containing verses of the holy Quran. By the will of Allah Ta’ala He granted Syed Nobbi a child.
Saheb qiblah (R.)’s youngest son, Mawlana Husam Uddin Chowdhury narrates, Once Saheb qiblah (R.) went to India with his family. Due to strong tide in the Borak river of India, the roads besides the river, the houses and the highway were on the verge of collaspsing. The local authorities attempted to prevent this, but failed. The local people approached Saheb qiblah (R.) and sought his du’a Saheb Qiblah (R.) went to the afflicted area and he stood and prayed and Allah ta’ala accepted his du’a and the homes and roads remained intact.Hadrat Saheb qiblah (R.)’s Private driver, Bilal Narrates Once (1995) Saheb qiblah (R.) was on his way to a mahfil in Srimongol via Moulvibazar at night. Suddenly, from the tea garden, a tiger appeared and lied on the middle of the road. Despite the driver frequently horning with his car, the tiger didn’t budge. Saheb qiblah (R.) came out of the car and went to the tiger. He recited something and tapped the tiger’s back. Instantly, the tiger got up and left.Muhammad Mujibur Rahman from Jagannatfur, Sunamgonj narrates, in Nolzur river, near Tiargaw villiage of Jagannatfur, five people had drowned from a boat. The people had searched for them, but they could not be found. They had tried all they could to retrieve their bodies but to no avail. Consequently, they came to Saheb qiblah (R.). After hearing their concern, he handed them a Ta’weez and told them to place where they had sank. They carried out the command of Saheb qiblah (R.) and to their amazaement just shortly after placing the Ta’weez the corpse had emerged as though someone had pushed them up the river. Many people, journalists and public alike had witnessed this, and prayed for the life of Saheb qiblah (R.).
In March 2004, the historical shan-e-Risalat conference took place in Sylhet Goverment Alia Madrasah Field, presided by Hadrat Saheb qiblah (R.). Prominent Ulama and shuyukh from Egypt, Kuwait and all over the world were presen. In the final day of the conference, it began to rain. A few of the organisers went to Saheb qiblah (R.) to make du’a so that the rain may stop. Subhanallah! As soon as he made du’a the rain stopped and the sun began to shine. Everyone present was amazed by this miracle of Saheb qiblah (R.).
Nasihat to His Mureedeen (Disciples) After Taking Bayah
– Listen to my words carefully! Alongside supererogatory (nafal) worship, be of assistance to others. Be exemplary in your behaviour towards others. This will result in success both in this life and the hereafter. Good behaviour towards other people is loved by Allah Ta’ala. Be respectful to your elders and affectionate to your youngers. This was the way of the Prophet (Saw). Upon seeing the prosperity of others, show happiness, for who upon seeing good heppen to otheres feels disheartened, Allah Ta’ala will lower his status and his faith remains unfulfilled. Do not harbour bad thoughts about others rather see others in positivity. For if upon seeing good to others you become envious then even the abundant extent of your worship will not result in success.
– Pray the five daily salah diligently. Only act that will be a positive impulse both in life and the hereafter is salah. Whoever prays salah nicely his life be nice and peaceful. Perform the ruku and sajdah with humility and venerance. When we do ruku and sajdah, we bow down our heads and place it on the ground. Whoever bows down with their hearts during ruku and sajdah, Allah Ta’asla will not disgrace him in life and will grant him a lofty status in life.
– With every breath make it a habit to synchronise it with the Shahadah when inhaling utter. La llaha and upon exhaling say, ‘lllallah’. Do this without moving your mouth or tongue. Keep in mind that with every breath you draw, it is one less from that prescribed to you. Remembrance of Allah in this manner will be of benefit. Close your eyes and do ponder (diyan) like this (Saheb qiblah shows his mureeds how to do the Dhikr). Continuous practice in this way will become a habit. If you remember Allah Ta’ala once, Allah Ta’ala will also remember you once and remember, the sound of Dhikr goes direct to the Arsh of Allah Ta’ala.
– After salah, sit down and bring to mind Allah Ta’ala is in front of me and He is watching me and do dhikr. Before going to sleep, do Dhikr of Allah Ta’ala. This will be written as if you have done Dhikr all night. Recite daily Durood a minimum of two hundred times and Istighfar shareef one hundred times. If it is possible then recite Durood Shareef more.
May Allah accept his contributions to Islam and the Muslim Ummah and raise his status in the hereafter. Aameen!!