Sunday, 15 April 2012

Allah, Allah! Shaykh al-Hind & Shaykh al-Islam.

Istanbul at night
Al Salamu 'Alaykum.
Shaykh al-Hind: Hadrat Mawlana Mahmud Hasan Deobandi (rah)(teacher)
Shaykh al-Islam: Hadrat Mawlana Sayyid Husayn Ahmad Madani (rah)(student)
When Hadrat Shaykh al-Hind was arrested by the Firangis and sent to jail in Malta in 1335, Shaykh al- Islam could not stand it and handed himself over to the British in order to serve his Ustad. Being old and sickly at that time, Shaykh al-Hind could not tolerate cold water for wudu' (minor ritual ablution). Shaykh al- Islam would hold a pot of water to his belly throughout the night to warm it and would offer it for wudu' with great respect at the time of tahajjud, there being no hot water in prison. 
Subhanallah. 
Eyes cannot remain dry and hearts cannot remain in a single piece after reading the lives of our elders and their sacrifices for their teachers and this beautiful Deen. May Allah accept those who come after and give them a share in the dua's of our elders.
Peace and Blessings upon Al-Mustafa, his Family and his Sahaba.
Taken from the biography of Shaykh al-Hind with minor modifications.
Wa salamu 'alaykum.

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