The Death of Shaykhul Hadith Hadhrat Mawlana Islamul Haqq Saheb (Allah illuminate his grave).
[The father of Hadhrat Mufti Ikramul Haqq Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Imam of Jaame Masjid, Blackburn & Senior Lecturer of Hadith at Jamiatul Ilm Walhuda, Blackburn]
As narrated by Hadhrat Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat Saheb (Allah lengthen his shadow). 23 Ramadhan 1436
A short story in Leicester.
Hadhrat Mawlana once came to Leicester for Jamat. When I heard he was coming I went to meet him at the Masjid at 5pm. Once Hadhrat had arrived, I said, “My house is free if you need to do ghusl.” He replied, “Yes! I need to, but let me ask the Ameer.”
I began to think who the Ameer could be? Hadhrat is an Alim of great calibre, who will be of higher status then him (to be an Ameer).
I happened to find out it was the father of a student (from Bury Darul Uloom).
Later they sat for Mudhakarah (discussion) before Asr. It was nearly the time for Ghusht (visiting houses). It had been decided Hadhrat will do Dhikr (rather than go for Ghusht).
After everyone left, I said, “Let’s quickly go, you can do ghusl then return.” He declined my offer saying, “I have been fixed for Dhikr, how can I leave the Masjid?”
This shows Hadhrat’s obedience to the Ameer and how careful he was in listening and obeying instructions.
Demise of Hadhrat.
The year he passed away Hadhrat came to Nottingham for a Khatme Bukhari Jalsa. After the Jalsa Hadhrat had a flight from Heathrow to Jeddah for Umrah. I offered Hadhrat, “Why don’t you drop by to Leicester on the way to the airport?” He refused, sadly.
So I humbly requested one more time, “When you return from Umrah, why don’t you come to Leicester on the way home from Heathrow?”
Hadhrat replied, “Why are you giving me baddua?”
I was confused and didn’t understand, how this was baddua.
Hadhrat further said, “I am going there to die (and be buried).”
I then understood what Hadhrat meant by “baddua” (curse).
Hadhrat spent the entire month in Umrah. It was the normal practice to complete the Qur’an on 29th Ramadhan in Haramayn Shareefayn. That Ramadhan, completion took place on 27th Ramadhan.
It was the 27th Ramadhan, night of Jumu’ah, Hadhrat finished his Taraweeh Salah in Masjid Nabwi (Sallallaho Alayhi Wasallam). He then retired to his hotel room.
Later, during the night he began Tahajjud Salah. He took long in completing, to the extent his son went to get the food for Sehri and his father was in Sajdah. The son returned with the food and Hadhrat was still in Sajdah… The son realised his father had returned to Allah!
Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ilay’hi Raji’oon
Some people just ask for a death in Medinah,
Some people just ask for a death in Ramadhan,
Some people just ask for a death in Sajdah,
Some people just ask for a death on a Friday,
Hadhrat had encompassed all these wishes in one death.
Allah accept his efforts, raise his status, enlighten his grave and grant him a lofty status in Jannatul Firdaws.
Allah grant us all such an amazing death.
Ameen Ya Rabb.
A clip of Hadhrat Mawlana Islamul Haqq Saheb (Allah raise his lofty status).
Ismail Ibn Nazir Satia
(One who is in dire need of Allah’s Forgiveness, Mercy and Pleasure)
1 Rabiul Awwal 1437