The blessed month of Ramadan is a special gift from Allah. It is an opportunity for any Muslim who makes the most of their time in this blessed month to become a beloved close servant of Allah. Yet many of us are confounded as to how to derive the most spiritual benefit from this blessed month. Ramadan is more than tarówiú, recitation of Qur’an, and fasting. It is a time to gain closeness with Allah and to remove the accumulated effects of sins, bad environments, and our ghafla (forgetfulness of Allah) throughout the year. It provides a beautiful spiritual curriculum for gaining closeness with Allah by retreating into the house of Allah, breaking our ties and connections with the world, and spending our time in meditation and devotions.
This book presents the example of how one of the greatest hadith scholars of the past century, Shaikh al-Hadith Muhammad Zakariyya, and other notable scholars, left their religious duties of teaching Qur’an and hadith to devote their time in austere devotion and worship of Allah in the blessed month. Despite his busy schedule and scholarly work of hadith, Shaikh al-Hadith Muhammad Zakariyya devoted the whole month of Ramadan to connect those who came to sit in his pious company with Allah and to ignite the flame of love of Allah, love for the Blessed Prophet (peace be upon him), and perpetual remembrance of Allah in their lives.
This book is an excellent firsthand account of how the great scholars of Islam utilized each moment of this blessed month. It is an inspirational and motivational book which will, inshallah, change the way we view and utilize the blessed month of Ramadan.
Hazrat Dr. Mohammad Ismail Memon Madani was born in 1935 in a small town, known as Mangrole, in Junagadh state, India. After the partition of the Indian subcontinent, his family moved to Pakistan and settled in Karachi.
His quest for knowledge began while a young student. While completing his formal education in Medicine at the Dow Medical College, he also learned the Arabic language and other religious subjects at Darul-Uloom Karachi. In 1961, he completed his study of medicine and shortly thereafter, migrated to Saudi Arabia to serve as the official Medical Officer.
He was a sincere student of the prominent late Shaikhul Hadith, Shaikh Zakariya rahmatullahi alayh who taught many Islamic Sciences in Madinah Munawarrah for almost 10 years. Hazrat Dr. Ismail.s regular attendance and devotion to his teacher quickly made him one of Shaikh Zakariya’s beloved students.
In 1967, he received Ijazah for Bai.yah from Shaikh Zakariya rahmatullahi alayh He also had close friendship with the late Shaikh Abul Hassan Ali Nadwi rahmatullahi alayh.
He migrated from Madinat-ul-Munawwara to Canada with the intention of establishing an Islamic Educational Institution in 1986. After five years of hard work and struggle, he succeeded, with the blessing of Almighty Allah, in establishing the Darul-Uloom Al-Madania in Buffalo, New York.
Author: Dr. Mohammad Ismail Memon Madani
Publisher: Madania Publications
Year Published: 2010
Length: 8.9 in
Width: 6.0 in
Height: 0.5 in