Shaykh Ul Islam Imam Muhammad Anwaarullah Farooqui (May Allah sanctify his secret) - Life and teachings
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.
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>> Introduction
>> Shaykh Ul Islam ???????? A multi-faceted personality
>> The glad tidings of his birth
>> Family background
>> Education and teachers
>> The knowledge and erudition of Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam ???????? In the opinion of the scholars of the world
>> The disdain of Shaykh Ul Islam for worldly employment
>> Teaching and instruction of kings
>> Stay in Madina
>> Returning to Deccan on the orders of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Establishment of Jamia Nizamia and its aims and objectives
>> Establishing Daairatul Ma????????arif
>> Propagation of 100,000 Hadith through the efforts of Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam
>> Stengthening the means of reforming the Ummah
>> Establishing State Central Library
>> Establishment of Dar Ul Ifta
>> Establishment of Ishaat Ul Uloom
>> Lessons of Futuhaat Al Makkiy
>> Appointment as ???????Shaykh Ul Islam???????
>> Shaykh Ul Islam ???????? The reviver of faith
>> Construction and restoration of mosques
>> Establishment of Madarsas
>> For the guidance of the community
>> Other steps for the reformation of the Ummah
>> Founding of Anjuman Tahaffuze Awraaqe Mutabarrika
>> Establishing Ruyat-e-Hilal Committee
>> Syaahnaama for marriages
>> Refutation of false tenets of faith
>> Passing away of Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
>> Shaykh Ul Islam????????s ruefulness at the spread of the false sects
>> Defending the Ahle Sunnah and the Feelings of Shaykh Ul Islam about It
>> Defending Tauheed and Eliminating Shirk
>> Protection of Iman, the Advice of Shaykh Ul Islam
>> The Commandment Of Salaat And Salaam In Namaaz
>> Kissing Thumbs on Listening to the Name of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)
>> Getting Our Wishes Through The Auliya Allah
>> The Attention and Grace of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) is Directed Towards Everybody At The Same Moment
>> Difference Between Worship and Respect
>> Starting Good Practices Is Also Good
>> The Belief in the Termination of Prophethood

The disdain of Shaykh Ul Islam for worldly employment

After his marriage, for almost 1½ years, Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) worked in a government office.  However, the will of Almighty Allah was something else entirely.  Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) was not to remain a government servant and work under somebody, but he had to lead the Muslims and guide them.  Conditions took such a turn that he resigned from his post.


It is written in Matla’ Ul Anwaar about this:


In 1285 Hijri, he got appointed in the department of revenue.  He resigned from this job in 1287 Hijri.  The incident of his resignation is also strange although people think that a government job is a means to respect and happiness.  Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam left his job only on the issue that a usury-based transaction was given to him so that he could make an entry regarding it.  His Islamic fervor did not allow him to do so and he wrote his resignation and presented it to his superior officer.  The superior officer did not want to accept the resignation and promised that he would never be asked to do so again.  But Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam said:  This leniency is only until you are here.  I cannot expect everyone to be so lenient and this is a job, so I will have to obey whatever the superior says.  And he left his job.  (Matla’ Ul Anwaar, pg. no. 14)


On one hand this incident shows that Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) was very meticulous in observing the rules of the Shariah and on the other hand this shows that Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) completely relied on Almighty Allah.  Many relatives and friends all tried to talk him out of doing so, but he did not relent.  People advised him to restart his job.  However, Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) didn’t accept this advice and busied himself in teaching and instruction of Islamic sciences.  He focused all his energies on this task.  Those with the thirst for Islamic knowledge would come to him and quench their scholarly and spiritual thirst with oceans of knowledge and gnosis.


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