Shaykh-ul-Islam delivers lecture (Dars e Hadith) in Hyderabad Deccan, India

Muslims have multidimensional relation with the Holy Prophet (PBUH): Shaykh-ul-Islam

Four-day lecture on Hadith by Shaykh-ul-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri started on Feb 29, 2012 under the aegis of Minhaj-ul-Quran International India in which hundreds of religious scholars participated. This lecture was held in Quli Qutub Shah Stadium in Hyderabad Deccan. Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Aulia Hussaini Qadri Pasha presided over the programme, whereas Maulana Muhammad Khawaja Sharif was the guest of honour on the occasion.

Maulana Habib Ahmad Hussaini, Nazim of Minhaj-ul-Quran Ulama Council India, presented introduction of Shaykh-ul-Islam. He said that we were in the company of a personality who had delivered six thousand lectures around the world on diverse subjects. He said that Shaykh-ul-Islam had also authored hundreds of books out of which 440 had been published. He said that he established MQI around the world to project the universal message of peace, interfaith harmony and love, which are the core values of Islam. He said that it was because of his services in multiple fields that he was a known figure around the world and a leading authority on Islam.

Maulana Murtaza Shah issued the special Quaid number of monthly Minhaj-ul-Quran published in February 2012 on the services of Shaykh-ul-Islam. Various articles and write-ups pay tribute to the global services of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. Pictorial highlights of major events over the last three decades are also part of the magazine. This grand session on Hadith took place under the supervision of Muhammad Ghous and Deputy Floor Leader of Baldi party Hyaderabad. Sayyid Aal-e-Rasool Qadri, Husnain Pasha, Ehtasham Qadri, Muhammad Touqeef, Mustafa Ali and leaders of MQI India were also present on the stage.

The proceedings of the program got underway with the recitation of the Holy Quran at 9 pm followed by Naat. Muhammad Khan Qadri and Arshad Habibi conducted the proceedings of the programme. The programme was attended by hundreds of religious scholars. Many people had to stand out of the venue to listen to the speech due to huge rush. Huge digital screens were installed in order to facilitate the people standing outside the main venue.

Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Quadri addresses public meeting at Quli Qutub Shah Stadium

Speaking on the occasion, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that Allah Almighty has made the obedience of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as obligatory as His own obedience in absolute terms. He said that remembrance of the Prophet (PBUH) cannot be separated from the remembrance of Allah Almighty and this is the basis of ‘Iman’. He asked the Muslims to adopt the ‘Sunna’ of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in their lives.

Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri expressed these views while addressing a huge gathering of religious scholars in Qatub Shah Stadium in Hyderabad city of India. The stadium continued to reverberate with the chants throughout the course of lecture. A large number of people were standing outside the stadium to take part in this ‘Dora-e-Hadith” and listen to the keynote speech of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the Holy Quran ordains the Muslims to obey Allah Almighty, His Prophet (PBUH) and those tasked to run the affairs of the state and when some dispute occurs, they must go back to Allah and the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Referring to another Quranic command, he said that the Holy Quran urges the Muslims to accept what the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gave them and desist from doing what he forbade.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the authenticity of Hadith and the blessed Sunna of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) has been emphasized in 150 verses in the Holy Quran. He said that the Holy Quran spelled out identity of the hypocrites that they act upon the command of Allah but refuse to accept that of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). That is why Allah Almighty ordains the Muslims to accept what the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gives them and restrain themselves from doing what he forbids them.

Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the Muslims’ relationship with the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is multidimensional. The first aspect of this deep bond is the faith in the Prophet (PBUH) as this is the basis of being a Muslim. He said that the second relation with him is that of love. The third relation is that of an obedience of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and every Muslim must follow his blessed life in both letter and spirit. Other relation, he said, was that of respect and reverence for the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Shaykh-ul-Islam said that it is the demand of our relations with the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that we keep sending greetings and salutations on him along with remembrance of Allah Almighty.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri selected ‘Siha Sitta’ for his lecture on Hadith. Citing reference of various Hadith, he said that seeking help from the Holy Prophet (SAW) has been the practice of the Prophets, Companions and the holy men. He said that this faith was based on the Quranic text. He said that a belief, which did not emanate either from the text of the Holy Quran or the Hadith, was in fact mischief or innovation. He said that this belief has been present from the early period of Islam and entire Muslim community and religious scholars were in agreement on this belief. He cited the reference of Hadith no 1009 and 1010 of Sahih Bokhari to prove his point.

Quoting various references from the Holy Quran and Hadith, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that Adam sought forgiveness by invoking the mediation of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and Allah Almighty granted his prayer. Likewise when the Jews were being defeated in a war, they would put their finger on the name of the Holy Prophet (SAW) in their sacred Book ‘Torah’ and their defeat would turn into a victory.

Referring to Imam Ibn Battal, interpreter of Sahih Bukhari, he said that the Holy Prophet (SAW) was five years old. Mecca suffered from the worst period of drought at that time. People started dying because of shortage of water. At that point, they beseeched their Master Abd al-Muttalib to pray for rain. He held the hand of the Holy Prophet (SAW) and came to the courtyard of the holy Ka`ba. He then asked his young grandson to pray for an end to drought. Hardly had the Holy Prophet (SAW) raised his hands that the valley of Mecca started flood with rainwater.

He again referred to yet another Hadith contained in Sahih Bukhari and said that once the people were worried because of lack of rain in Medina. Umar Farooq (RA), the second Caliph of the believers, prayed for rain by invoking the means of the Holy Prophet’s uncle `Abbas (RA), it started to rain right after the prayer.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the concept of intermediation is not new. Rather this concept is the basis of faith. He said that the Prophets, Companions and the holy men adhered to this creed and there was a need to propagate it in the contemporary world. He said that Imam Bukhari was such a staunch and committed holder of this belief that none of the interpretations of ‘Sahih Bukhari’ that have been written to date, have negated this belief. Not even a single interpreter dubbed this belief as an innovation nor did any one of them delete it from their books. Referring to a Book on the Islamic law written 1200 years ago, Shaykh-ul-Islam said that the book is characterized by this belief which is taught in the entire Islamic world including Saudi Arabia.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said in his message that there was a need to correct the belief today because in dosing so lay the success both in this world and the world hereafter. The programme ended on Dua. Hafiz Muhammad Khan Qadri and Arshad Habibi thanked the audience on this occasion.

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