Mufakkir-e-millat, Hadrat Aqdas Maulānā
‛Abdullāh Sāhib Kāpaudrī dāmat barakātuhum
(Ra’īs, Dār al-‛Ulūm Falāh-e-Dārayn, Tadkeshwar,
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحمْٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
Hadrat Maulānā Muhammad Salīm Dhorāt Sāhib,
the founder of Islamic Da‛wah Academy and Dār al-
‛Ulūm Riyād al-‛Ulūm, of Leicester, U.K., visited
India in 2007. I was in Kāpaudrā at the time. I am
very much attached to him by virtue of his
academic, propagational, and phenomenal
reformational services; and his excellent character.
He too has a relationship of love and respect for me.
Based on this bond and love, he travelled to
Kāpaudrā as well. I took full advantage of his visit,
and organized a lecture for him in the Jāmi‛ Musjid
of Kāpaudrā after the ‛ishā salāh. Al-hamdulillāh,
Maulānā enabled the audience to take benefit from
many valuable words of advice from him. May Allāh
ta‛ālā reward him with the best of rewards.
The next day I expressed my desire to him to visit
the well-known centre of learning in Gujarat, Dār
al-‛Ulūm Falāh-e-Dārayn, Tadkeshwar, so that he
could meet the teachers there, and benefit the
students with his words of worth. He accepted my
request, and we presented ourselves in this garden
of knowledge. After meeting the honourable
teachers of the Dār al-‛Ulūm, he met the students
in the musjid of the Dār al-‛Ulūm in order to give
them a few words of advice. The honourable
teachers of the Dār al-‛Ulūm and other seniors also
I briefly introduced the Maulānā to the audience
and made mention of his services. Maulānā then
addressed them. His address contained many
valuable and beneficial points. Some of my
associates from among the teachers expressed their
admiration at the Maulānā’s clear and simple Urdu,
and excellent subject matter despite residing in the
In essence, this is really a result of the training and
du‛ā’s of Maulānā’s father, Hāfiz Ibrāhīm Sāhib
rahimahullāh, the academic efforts and affection of
the teachers of Dār al-‛Ulūm Bury, and his bond
and affiliation with our mashā’ikh and pious elders
with whom the Maulānā is still firmly attached.
There is probably no worthy ‛ālim or shaykh who
visited England and the Maulānā did not invite to
his centre, and did not benefit from. Almost all the
famous and well-known ‛ulamā’ of India have
visited the Islamic Da‛wah Academy and Dār al-
‛Ulūm Riyād al-‛Ulūm, and benefited the teachers
and students with their lofty words. May Allāh
ta‛ālā reward them with the best of rewards.
The booklet before you contains the same talk
which he delivered at Dār al-‛Ulūm Falāh-e-Dārayn
Tadkeshwar, district Surat, and which a few sincere
associates penned from a tape recording. I had the
opportunity of reading it and was very pleased that
it has been printed. It’s benefit is now accessible to
all students. It is certainly a valuable gift for them.
I make an earnest du‛ā’ that Allāh ta‛ālā gives
Maulānā a long life with good health and wellbeing.
And to spread his academic, propagational and
reformational services through the four corners of
the world. May Allāh ta‛ālā inspire the students of
our madāris to benefit from it and practise on it.
May Allāh ta‛ālā also reward those who recorded
and penned this valuable talk. May Allāh ta‛ālā
reward them on our behalf and on behalf of all
Muslims with the best of rewards.
وَقُلِ اعْمَلُوْا فَسَيَرَى اللهُ عَمَلَكُمْ
Say: Continue working! Allāh will see your work.1
‛Abdullāh Kāpaudrī, may Allāh pardon him.
27 Rabī‛ al-Awwal 1429 A.H.
15 April 2008
1 Sūrah at-Taubah, 9: 105.