Hadrat Maulānā Muhammad Qamar az-Zamān Sāhib Allāhābādī
الحمد لله الأكرم، الذي خلق الإنسان وكرّم، وعلّمه من البيان ما لم يعلم، فسبحان
الذي لا يحصى امتنانه باللسان ولا بالقلم، والصلوة والسلام على نبيه الأكرم الذي
أوتي جوامع الكلم وكرائم الحِكم ومكارم الشيم، وعلى آله وأصحابه نجوم الطريق
الأمم. أما بعد!
By the grace and kindness of Allāh ta‛ālā, the programme of religious talks and lectures is continuing from the very life of Muslihul Ummat Hadrat Maulānā Shāh Wasīyyullāh Sāhib rahimahullāh. Acting under his instruction, I have the honour of conducting assemblies in his absence. This programme increased after his demise. Apart from the daily assemblies in Allāhābād, people from Mahīwā and other areas periodically invite me to deliver lectures there. Hakīmul Ummat Hadrat Maulānā Ashraf ‛Alī Thānwī rahimahullāh also used to go to Mahīwā to deliver talks and lectures. When I go to my village, Kārīsāth, district Mau, the programme of delivering lectures there and other local areas continues. In this way, the programme of lectures and words of advice has been continuing in both Allāhābād and in my village. However, after the demise of my mentor, Hadrat Maulānā Muhammad Ahmad Sāhib Partābgarhī rahimahullāh, the people of Gujarat invited me to a graduation jalsah at Dār al-‛Ulūm Falāh Dārayn, Tadkeshwar, district Surat. I visited several other madāris during that trip.
The administrators of Dār al-‛Ulūm ‛Arabīyyah Islāmīyyah, Kantāriyah, Barūch requested me to start a Khānqāh programme in Madrasah Jāmi‛ah Qāsimīyyah, Kharod. I was hesitant at first, but
accepted after thinking and pondering over the issue. Subsequently, the first programme started in 1412 A.H./1992. All praise is due to Allāh ta‛ālā, this programme continues to this day – 1426 A.H. Many talks and lectures are delivered. The series of talks continue for several weeks after ‛īd as well. Sincere seekers have been recording these talks via tape recorders. There is a large number of these tape recordings. All praise and thanks are due to Allāh ta‛ālā alone.
On seeing the benefit of these talks, many sincere associates insisted that they be written down. Consequently, Maulānā Muhammad Iqbāl Sāhib (presently residing in Zambia) initiated this work. Maulānā Idrīs Sāhib Jītālī (presently residing in Ankleshwar), brother Shāhid Motala, and through the counsel of Maulānā ‛Abdullāh Sāhib Pārkīthī, Maulānā Ismā‛īl Bhūtā Sāhib, the “Idārah Faydān Ma‛rifat”, Balsār came into existence for the collation of my lectures and other writings. The responsibility of arranging the topic, specifying the headings, and translating the Qur’ānic verses and Ahādīth was given to Maulānā Fadl Mahmūd Falāhī (presently residing in Balsār, Gujarat). My son, Maulānā ‛Abdullāh Qāsmī was appointed to oversee all matters. He was also given the responsibility of seeing the work through the process of publication and printing. All praise is due to Allāh ta‛ālā, each person is carrying out his responsibilities. May Allāh ta‛ālā reward them all with the best of rewards.
This is the first volume of the Mawā’iz which was prepared after a lot of hard work and effort. Maulānā Fadl Mahmūd Sāhib really deserves to be congratulated for displaying so much of enthusiasm in arranging these lectures and making them worthy of publication after a lot of toiling and hard work. Furthermore,
Maulānā Maqsūd Ahmad Sāhib Qāsmī (a teacher at Madrasah ‛Arabīyyah Bayt al-Ma‛ārif, Allāhābād) and Maulānā Mujīb al-Ghaffār Sāhib (Shaykh al-Hadīth Madrasah Mazhar al-‛Ulūm, Benares, U.P.) put in a lot of work in referencing the Ahādīth and putting the words in line with the Ahādīth.
I never imagined my lectures would be recorded, penned and published. However, sincere people like Maulānā Idrīs Sāhib had been constantly speaking about the benefit of doing this, so Allāh ta‛ālā provided the means for the initiation of this work. May He allow it to continue, benefit His creation, and make it a continuous charity for myself and all those who assisted. Āmīn.
I must point out that my lectures are actually simplified versions and expressions of the lectures of my mentor, Muslihul Ummat Hadrat Maulānā Shāh Wasīyyullāh Sāhib rahimahullāh. I therefore considered it an honour for me to establish a separate institute for the publication of his lectures, assemblies and statements. It is called Idārah Ma‛ārif Muslihul Ummat. My two sons, Maulānā Mahbūb Ahmad Nadwī and Maulānā Maqsūd Ahmad Qāsmī, are in-charge of it. All praise is due to Allāh ta‛ālā, its first volume is presently being collated and systematized. I request the reader to pray that Hadrat’s knowledge and sciences come into the public arena and are of benefit to all.
Finally, I express my deep gratitude to all who assisted in this work. Special thanks go to respected Shabbīr Bhāi (of Zambia) for his help in printing this first volume. May Allāh ta‛ālā reward him and all other well-wishers, especially Maulānā Idrīs Jītālī and Hājī Shāhid Motala Sāhib.
آمين، بحرمة النبي الأمي الكريم صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين. برحمتك يا
Muhammad Qamar az-Zamān
Madrasah Dār al-Ma‛ārif al-Islāmīyyah, Allāhābād
2 Rajab al-Murajjab 1427 A.H.
29 July 2006