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A Precious Gift for Students



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Hadrat Muftī Radā’ al-Haqq Sāhib
Shaykh al-Hadīth and Principal Muftī of Dār al-‛Ulūm
Zakarīyyā, South Africa
Allāh ta‛ālā has bestowed Hadrat Maulānā Muhammad
Salīm Dhorāt Sāhib with a variety of special qualities.
Maulānā possesses external, internal, spiritual and
physical virtues. Allāh ta‛ālā selected him to serve Islām
in Britain. To do the work of Dīn within the confines of
the masjid and the madrasah is not very difficult.
However to spread the fragrance of Islām beyond these
four walls in a polluted environment is a difficult task
and this is what Maulānā is currently doing. In his
gatherings and lectures one perceives the light of the
sun and the moon, the fragrance of the rose garden and
the beauty of many seasons of spring combined.
Maulānā’s lectures and words of advice are well-known
beyond the borders of Britain in every corner of the
world and occasionally these discourses become the
morning breeze which irrigates the four corners of the
world via the spring clouds. I have heard many talks of
Maulānā. They contain a sort of tranquillity and
calmness together with an excellent manner of eloquent
speech and expression. Maulānā’s style of lecturing in
Urdu is so captivating that a person wishes deep down
in his heart that the discourse should continue for as
long as possible. By listening to his Urdu accent, word
pronunciation and vocabulary you are convinced that he
is a linguist par excellence. Maulānā combines Sufism
to knowledge and practice like how honey is mixed with
milk. He quotes the texts of the pious and the elders so
fluently that one is involuntarily compelled to praise his
memory. Allāh ta‛ālā has blessed him with superb
ability and skill to spiritually reform the youth.
When the books for the higher grades were not yet
taught in his madrasah some of his students would
come to us at Dār al-‛Ulūm Zakarīyyā. We observed that
they would mind their own business. They would stay
away from all futile activities and keep to themselves in
The booklet before me which comprises of Maulānā’s
words of advice titled, “A Precious Gift for the Students”
is clear proof of Hadrat’s vast knowledge.
Maulānā is counted amongst those who have drunk
from the fountain of Hadrat Maulānā Hājī Fārūq Sāhib
rahimahullāh. In his discourses, one can taste the drink
of true recognition of Allāh ta‛ālā coming from that
May Allāh ta‛ālā grant Maulānā blessing in his health,
knowledge and actions and may He grant the ummat
the ability to take maximum benefit from him.
Radā’ al-Haqq
Dār al-‛Ulūm Zakarīyyā, South Africa
13 Jumād al-Ūlā 1438 A.H.