A Ramadan in the Company
Foreword to the Translation by Moulana Yusuf Tootla Senior Khalifa of Hazrat Shaigh Zakariyya.
May ALLAH make this Translation beneficial for the entire Ummah and may the lives of people change after reading this Kitaab.
Hazrat Shaigh stated, ‘After my death, reading my Kitaabs, is like sitting in my company while I am alive.’
The Sahabah attained the noble station of Sahaabiyat (Companionship) by merely sitting in the company of Rasoolullah (SalALLAHoo Alaihi Wasallam) for a few moments.
Anybody who sat for a few moments in the company of Hazrat Shaigh felt changed and a yearning developed in his heart.
May ALLAH accept your effort and make this Kitaab a source of blessings for all who read. it. May He make this Kitaab a means for your salvation in the Hereafter.
Foreword to the Translation By Hajee Ahmed Nakhooda Khalifa of Hazrat Shaigh Zakariyya and Resident in Madinatun Nabi (SalALLAHoo Alaihi Wasallam)
This Book contains the Malfoozat of Qutbul Aalam Hazrat Shaigh-ulMashaaigh. It serves the purpose of sitting in the company of a Wali (Saint). The result will be that the Reader will be blessed with wonderful qualities and love of the Ma’rifat of the Almighty Allah.
May Allah reward the Translator most bountifully for his sincere efforjt at translating this Book and also bless the Readers fully with its Barakaat.
If a person reads a book written by an jvil person, although the contents are perfect, the reader will develop evil habits.
As-Salaam-u-Alaikoom . u.. phance or The book in your hands has not reached you by coincidence but the content of this book is a gift to you fro Creator and Dispenser of Wisdom and Guidance. Why you have particularly been chosen from the human race to share in this wisdom is bevond the scope of this note. Hazrat Shaigh Zakariyyah by all accounts, ranks amongst the great Ulema and high-ranking Sufi Shaighs of this Ummah.
He needs no introduction. His elevated personality and renowned T S »”H^Xtt e u S mm ah, Moulana Maseehollah Saheb°(Rahmatiillahe Alaihi), the great Sufi SMgh c. alalabad pronounced in the after-Asar Majlis on the day Hazrat Shaigh Zakariyyah was laid to rest in Jannatul Baqi, the Qabrastan of Madinatul Munawarrah, is ample testimony to his elevated status^ The August Master Hazrat Maseehullah Saheb stated with great sadness, his voice quivering with emotion ‘My Shaigh passed away today. Yes indeed he was Shag The depthof Spirituality that flows from every word in his Sermons and Sittings falls within the purvey of those human experiences tha Shaigh’s haloed presence must have left with the distinct impression that here is a man who is finely balanced in temperament and in whose menta outlook not even the faintest odour of fanaticism, extremism His self-effacing ancSess spirit, sterling character, total dedication and rock-solid devotion made him a paradigm of virtue and a schola par excellence. Though one may never have met a king in full rega splendour but anyone who met Hazrat Shaigh Zakariyya wl understand and readily admit that ‘I sat in the company of a great king.’