Hadrat Maulānā Muhammad Qamar az-Zamān Sāhib
Senior Khalīfah of Muslih al-Ummat Hadrat Maulānā
Shāh Wasīyyullāh Sāhib rahimahullāh and ‛Ārif
billāh Hadrat Maulānā Shāh Ahmad Sāhib
All praise is due to Allāh, you delivered a lecture
regarding the need for the ummat to reform their inner
selves and the obligation of spiritually purifying the
carnal self. The lecture is extremely beneficial and
effective in preparing an individual to commence with
his spiritual reformation because you have made a
thorough effort to explain abstract spiritual matters by
citing physical and tangible examples which, inshā’
Allāh, will be better understood and grasped by the
mind and heart. May Allāh ta‛ālā through His grace
make it such. Āmīn.
And that is not difficult for Allāh ta‛ālā to do.1
The explanation you have given regarding ‘the power of
anger’ and ‘the carnal power’ is also quite excellent.
Hadrat Muslih al-Ummat rahimahullāh said regarding
these two subjects, “To restrain these two faculties in
1 Sūrah Ibrāhīm, 14:20.
accordance with the laws of Islam results in good
character.” Hadrat Muslih al-Ummat rahimahullāh
explained this topic from a great shaykh’s book titled,
Tarsī‛ al-Jawāhir al-Makkīyyah to a certain salafī1 ‛ālim
and the latter was highly impressed.
Māshā’ Allāh, you shared sterling advice about keeping
the company of spiritual guides and its benefit. In
addition to this, you lectured about the need for
spiritual guides to teach and instruct and you also
emphasised and encouraged the disciples and those
connected to the spiritual guides to practise upon these
teachings and to do their best. May Allāh ta‛ālā bless
the ‛ulamā’ and spiritual mentors with the ability to
train and admonish by employing the best manner and
methodology and may He grant the disciples, infact the
entire nation the ability to practise. Āmīn.
Māshā’ Allāh, you made a wonderful effort to explain in
a simple manner the definition and importance of the
spiritual level of ihsān. In actual fact you have
explained what ihsān means, and rightfully so, because
in the words of Hadrat Shaykh al-Hadīth Maulānā
Zakarīyyā rahimahullāh, just as the beginning of
spiritual progress is correction of one’s intention, ihsān
is the highest level.
In the end I make du’ā that Allāh ta‛ālā not only gives
the disciples but all Muslim men and women the ability
to understand and practise upon these pure pieces of
advice because to reform one’s character and
spiritually purify the carnal self is not only necessary
according to the spiritual guides but also according to
the ‛ulamā’ and jurists. It is for this reason that Allāh
1 One who does not follow any of the four imāms of
ta‛ālā mentioned the attainment of success on the
basis of spiritual purification in various places in the
Qur’ān. Thus in the thirtieth pārah Allāh ta‛ālā says:
Successful indeed is he who purified his soul.1
I read almost all the beneficial contents of this booklet
and thoroughly enjoyed all the topics and I consider it
to be beneficial. May Allāh ta‛ālā reward you.
Muhammad Qamar az-Zamān Ilāh Ābādī
11 Rabī‛ al-Awwal 1438 A.H.
11 December 2016.
Written while travelling by plane between Harare and