'ad-Daulat al-Makkiyah' translated ?

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  1. YaMustafa

    YaMustafa Well-Known Member

    Was there not a translation by someone on your website? not sure whether it was the compete work.
    Shaykh Abdul Hadi's translation needs editing and proofreading. Allah reward him, its not an easy work to put into English.
  2. Juwayni

    Juwayni Well-Known Member

    As a corollary I recall reading years back that Dr. G F Haddad did a translation. Anyone know if it exists?
  3. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    Is there an English translation pdf?
  4. ramiz.noorie

    ramiz.noorie Active Member


    The Mekkan Treasure [1] : English/Arabic
    Details: The Mekkan Treasure on the Subject of the Unseen : Ad-Dawlat al-Makkiyah bi'l Maddat al-Ghaybiyyah: First English Translation, with Arabic. [Book 1]
    Large [A5+] Hardback - 356 pages,
    by Shaykh al Islam w'al-Muslimin, Sayyadi AlaHadrat, Shah Imam Ahmad Raza Khan.
    Translated into English with Notes by Shaykh 'Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri.

    Description : (Bi-Lingual- English & Arabic)

    First English translation of this famous book which contains irrefutable proofs of the Beloved Prophet's, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, 'Knowledge of the Unseen' - (Ilm al-Ghayb) as imparted to him by Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala.

    Background: It was during a Haj pilgrimage, in Makkah, that Allamah Shaykh Saleh Kamaal, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, presented A'laHadrat,Shaykh Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, 'alayhi ar-Rahman w'al-Ridwan, with five questions pertaining to I'lm-e-Ghayb (Knowledge of the Unseen). A'la Hadrat, 'alayhi ar-Rahman, had to answer these five questions within two days. It so happened that on the following day, A'la Hadrat, 'alayhi ar-Rahman, contracted a heavy fever. Despite this setback he still managed to answer all the relevant questions on the topic in a comprehensive manner.

    In fact, A'la Hadrat, 'alayhi ar-Rahman, presented such detailed answers to the
    questions of I'lm-e-Ghayb, that it turned out to be a complete treatise on its own. He named this book, "Ad Dawlat al-Makkiyah bil Maddat il Ghaybiya." The learned Ulama (scholars) of Haramayn Sharifayn were totally astounded when Shaykh Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, 'alayhi ar-Rahman, presented this book to them on time. He completed this book (written in classical arabic) of approximately 400 pages in only 8 hours.

    Further details and Contents to follow.
  5. ramiz.noorie

    ramiz.noorie Active Member

    Arabic : https://ia800307.us.archive.org/23/items/AdDaulatUlMakkiya/ad daulat ul makkiya.pdf

    Urdu https://www.scribd.com/document/115186121/Ad-Daulatul-Makkiyah-Dalail-e-Ilme-Ghaib

    he Mekkan Treasure [2] : English/Arabic
    Details: The Sound Certificates for the 'Ulama of Makkah & Madinah, [2]
    Al-Ijazat al-Mateenah li Ulama’i makkata wa al-Madinah, English & Arabic,,
    [A5+} Hardback - 332 pages, Bi-lingual,
    by Shaykh al-Islam w'al-Muslimin Imam Ahmad Rida Khan,

    Translated into English, with Notes by: Shaykh 'Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri.
    Published by 'Sufi Pages,' (Knowledge is Light).
    This Book is the follow up to the Mekkan Treasure [Book 1] Ad-Dawlat al-Makkiya!

    Description :

    Introduction: This is the 2nd of the four documents penned in Makkah al-Mukarramah by that 'Alim of Din in whose presence scholars flocked from lands far and wide. He is the leader of the people of knowledge and a fountain of spiritual effluence. The illustrious 'Ulama of the Holy Sanctuaries [Harimayn Sharifayn] sang his praises and ratified that he is the Master of the Ulama; the matchless leader, the Reviver [Mujaddid] of the 14th Century, I mean Hadrat Shaykh Mawlana Muhammad Ahmad Rida Khan, alayhi ar-Rahman w'al-Ridwan.

    The book was named by the great Mujaddid, rahimullah, in the format of 'Ilm at-Tarikh,
    - The Sound Certificates for the 'Ulama of Makkah & Madinah.

    The contents of this book include all those Certificates that the Mujaddid issued in Makkah al-Mukarramah and Madinah al-Munawwarah [may Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, increase the excellence and honour of both holy Sanctuaries] in a period when the illustrious 'Ulama there requested from him Certificates of Hadith and permission for new and ancient Chains of Transmission.---Mawlana al-Haj Muhammad Anwar al-Islam Radawi, Proprietor of Maktabah Hamidiyyah.


    On AlaHadrat Shah Imam Ahmad Rida Khan's, may Allah be pleased with him, second travel for haj and ziyarah in 1323h (1905), Imam Ahmad Rida’s knowledge shone over the horizon of al-Hijaz and his great work ‘al-Dawlah al-Makkiyah bi al-Madah al-Ghaybiyyah’, which he wrote in response to the wahhabi rejection of the Prophet’s 'Knowledge of the Unseen' during his travel in approximately nine hours, acclaimed great praise and commendation. Imam Ahmad wrote this book without the direct study of any books which was then recited in his absence in a gathering of three hundred scholars, in two sittings.

    Thereafter, great scholars of hadith from Makkah and Madinah took ijazahs from him in hadith which are recorded in two of his great works,

    ---Al-Ijazat al-Mateenah li ulama’i Makkata wa al-Madinah [1324H]
    ---Al-Ijazat al-Ridhwiyyah al-Mubajjil Makkata al-Bahiyyah [1323H]

    The total number of ijazahs he issued were seven to the following scholars,

    ---Shaykh Ismail Makki,
    ---Shaykh 'Abd ur Rahman al-Duhan,
    ---Shaykh Abid Hussain,
    ---Shaykh 'Ali bin Hussain,
    ---Shaykh Jamal bin Muhammad al-Ameer,
    ---Shaykh 'Abd ullah Meerda,
    ---Shaykh 'Abd ullah Dahlan,
    ---Shaykh Bakr Rafee al-Makki,
    ---Shaykh Hussain al-Ajami,
    ---Shaykh Umar bin Hamdani al-Hamarasi,
    ---Shaykh Ahmad al-Khafrawi,
    ---Seyyid Muhammad Uthman Dahlan,
    ---Seyyid Muhammad al-Maghribi (And others).

    Shaykh Yaseen Ahmad al-Khiyari, a renowned scholar of Madinah, referred to him as ‘Imam al-Muhadditheen’ the leader of hadith masters.

    The Archive keeper of the Mekkan library, Shaykh Isma’il Makki called him ‘Shaykh al-Muhadditheen ala al-Itlaq’ the absolute shaykh of Hadith scholars.

    Ali bin Hussain Maliki, a teacher of the Mekkan Haram, called him ‘the encyclopedia of all sciences’.

    When asked about the mastery of Imam Ahmad in Hadith, ‘Hafiz al-Bukhari’ Shah Wasi Ahmad Surti (who was known as ‘the pillar of hadith masters’ in the subcontinent) said: ‘he is the commander of believers in Hadith of our era’. Upon hearing this Muhaddith al-A'zam-e-Hind, Sayyad Muhammad al-Ashrafi al-Khicchochawi remarked: ‘do you know what level of mastery this is!?’ To which Hafiz al-Bukhari replied, ‘the awilya distinguish awliya and the masters identify the masters’.

    Book Contents :

    ---Pronunciation Chart,

    ---Epistle of Mawlana 'Abdul Qadir Kurdi,
    ---Epistle no 1 of Mawlana Sayyid Isma'il Khalil,
    ---Epistle no 2 of Mawlana Sayyid Isma'il Khalil,
    ---Epistle Shaykh Sayyid Ma'mun Madani,
    ---The Copy of 1st Certificate for Mawlana 'Abdul Hayy Kattani,
    ---The Spiritual Tree of the Qadiriyyah Radawiyyah Spiritual Order,
    ---The Copy of the 2nd Certificate for Mawlana Swaleh Kamal and Mawlana Ismail Khalil,
    ---The Copy of the 3rd Certificate for Shaykh Ahmad Khud'rawi Makki,
    ---The Copy of the 4th Certificate for the general Mekkan 'Ulama,
    ---The Copy of the 5th Certificate for Mawlana 'Abdul Qadir Kurdi and his son Shaykh 'Abdullah Farid,
    ---The Copy of the 6th Certificate for Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad 'Umar al-Matuf,
    ---The Copy of the 7th Certificate for Shaykh al-Dalail Sayyid Muhammad Sa'id Madani,
    ---The Certificate of Sanad al-Awwaliyyah on the chain of Shaykh al-Muhaqqiq; Shah 'Abdul Haqq Muhaddith Dehlawi,
    ---The Certificate of Musalsal bil-Awwaliyyah on the chain of Shah 'Abdul Aziz Muhaddith Dehlawi,
    ---The 3rd and Excellent Certificate of Musalsal bil-Awwaliyyah,
    ---The Certificate of the Musafahah [handshake] of the Jinn,
    ---The Certificate of the Musafahah [handshake] of Sayyiduna Khidr, alayhi salam,
    ---The Certificate of the Mu'ammariyyahMusafahah [handshake],
    ---The Certificate of the MunamiyyahMusafahah [dream handshake],
    ---Original Scanned Certificates.

    ---Marginal Notes 1,
    ---Technical Terms and Classification of Hadith,,
    ---Marginal Notes 2,
    ---Names of Eulogists of ad-Dawlat al-Makkiyah,
    ---Brief Biography of the Eulogists of ad-Dawlat al-Makkiyah.

    --- About the Translator,

    Shaykh 'Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri al-Ridawial-Shafi'i
    , was born in the 14th of Muharram 1371 Hijri (22nd September 1953) into a Noble family whose roots were deep in tasawwuf. His grandfather, Shaykh Muhammad Husain Chishti-Nizami, rahmatullahi 'alayhi, (d.1339/1922) was a devout murid and servant of his Murshid-e-Kamil, the Qutb, Hadrat Shah Ghulam Muhammad Sufi Siddiqui al-Qadiri, Chishti-Nizami Habibi, rahmatullahi 'alayhi, (D.1329/1911) - compassionately known as Hadrat Sufi Sahib. He was brought by his Murshid to South Africa in the late 1800's.

    Shaykh 'Abd al-Hadi was greatly influenced by his father, Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahhab Chishti-Nizami, rahmatullahi 'alayhi, (d.1401/1981), from a young age and hence, in 1969 left S.Africa to study Din in Bareilly Sharif, India. In 1971 he accompanied the Sufi Master, Mufti Azam-e-Hind, Imam Mustapha Rida al-Qadiri, al-Nuri, rahmatullahi 'alayhi, as his khadim for the Hajj pilgrimage. It was during this blessed trip that Shaykh Abd al-Hadi became a murid and honoured with the wikalat of Mufti Azam-e-Hind. In 1976 he was entrusted with the khilafat of the Qadiriyyah Barkatiyya Silsila and the following year the ijazah of Hadith Silsalatuz Zahb.

    The shaykh graduated from Jamia Radawiyyah 'Manazar e Islam' in Bareilly sharif in 1978 and finally returned to South Africa. The shaykh was appointed in charge of several institutions and served as Imam across many Masjids. It was in 1986 he founded the hugely influential Imam Ahmad Raza Academy in Durban, South Africa. He received ijazah to narrate Hadith sharif from Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad 'Alawi Maliki al-Hasani, rahmatullahi 'alayhi in 1990, and in 1997 was bestowed khilafat of the Qadiriyyah Barkatiyya Silsila this time by Sayyid Shah Ale-Rasul Hasnayn Barkati, Sajjadah of the Khanqah-e-Barkatiyyah, Marehra sharif, India. The shaykh continues to receive numerous other khilafats and ijazahs as well as many blessed and rare sacred relics, books and manuscripts from illustrious mashaykh and sufi masters from across the middle-east and Asia.

    The shaykh has translated, written and published more than 70 books on various subjects in English and is still devoutly striving to publish more books for the benefit of the Muslim Ummah. The shaykh conducts weekly classes at the Imam Ahmad Raza Academy and also leads the Hadrah-e-Qadiriyyah (dhikr) on a weekly basis too. He is the Founder and President of the Imam Ahmad Raza Academy, Director of Barkatur-Raza Publications and the recently launced publishing house Sufi Pages.
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  6. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    Shaykh Gibril studied ad-Daula with Shaykh 'Abdul Hadi al-Kharsa and I have heard his translation of it is complete.
  7. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    al-amnu wal 'ula has also been re-printed with takhrij by mufti abbas rizwi. great job.
  8. :s1:

    this is great and welcome news--let's hope the quality of the translations is up to scratch as well as the printing and binding; otherwise people will be put off.

    i have heard that shaykh gf haddad is also working on a translation of al-dawlat ul makkiyah?
  9. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    Re: sharai meaning of ilm-e-ghaib !

    wa `alaykum as salam.

    actually, there is an edition of ad-dawlat al-makkiah and other works printed by maktabatu'r rida that are better than the hand-written copies. this one is nicely bound, the entire text is computer formatted along with takhrij (though not extensive) and on quality paper. may Allah reward them plenty for their efforts.

    my only gripe with this edition (as with all books printed from this bookhouse) is that the entire running text is printed in the thuluth face; the thuluth is a decorative and stylish font used as headings and on plaques. on top of it, thuluth typeface is no match to the calligraphed thuluth, where you can control the kashidas and vary letter lenghts to fit.

    in my experience linotype lotus is the best arabic face for printed text, closely followed by its imitation 'arabic transparent' and 'arabic traditional'; the latter two faces are bundled with microsoft products. whereas linotype lotus has to be purchased for some $60.

    if you have adobe indesign, you can find that face but with a different name: arabic11. macusers may find it bundled with quarxpress.
  10. rafiq

    rafiq New Member

    Re: sharai meaning of ilm-e-ghaib !

    as-salamu `alaykum

    What the works of Imam al-Hind A`la Hadrat Mawlana ash-Shah Ahmad Rida Khan (quddisa sirruh) need is takhrij of the references, like what has been done for "al-Ataya an-Nabawiyya fil-Fatawa ar-Ridwiyya" and reformatting in the case of other works to make them more accessible and absorbable to the masses. If such a thing was done on "ad-Dawlatul-Makkiyya bil-Maddatil-Ghaybiyya" it would be appreciated much more among the lay.

    Unfortunately, it looks like this is a field that our Sunni `ulama' are not going into considering that the Fatawa has just now been completed almost a hundred years late and that after they were refused permission to use the origional manuscript.

    Appologies if I have become a moaner but this is a result of cheap sling shots being thrown at the person who I love and revere very dearly, Hadrat Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. I will try posting positively inshaAllah.

    Actually, considering his awsome research skills, he could do a very great job in writing a commentary of this great work.

    `abd Da`if: Rafiq Ahmad
  11. harun

    harun Active Member

    Re: sharai meaning of ilm-e-ghaib !

    Assalam u Alaikum

    When is it due to be released in the UK?

  12. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    Re: sharai meaning of ilm-e-ghaib !


    Volume one: Blossoms from the Garden of Love: a selection of A`la Hazrat's shorter works, including Husam al-Haramain, Tamhid-e Iman, al-Dawla al-Makiyya, Ahkam-e Shari`at, and a selection of his fatawa.

  13. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    Re: sharai meaning of ilm-e-ghaib !

    ok the book will lose its original beauty if translated but why can't the points that imam ahmad rida made be translated? the beauty of the arabic/urdu will be lost but the points that the imam made can be known to us anglophones.

    you also said that *advanced* books of kalam and usul should be read in their original language, which is true. but surely they remain understandable to some extent if translated?

    wasn't ad-daulat al-makkiyah in arabic? becoz i have seen it in urdu too. should it not have been translated? please correct me if i'm wrong.
  14. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    Re: sharai meaning of ilm-e-ghaib !

    has anyone seen a book on microprocessor design in urdu?

    or for that matter, cryptography or networking theory or operating system internals in urdu or arabic? and if it were translated, how enthusiastic would anybody be to read it?

    my point is this: every science has its own language and to master that science, one should master that language. if someone wishes to read the proof of fermat's last theorem, they should learn a latin-oriented language. similarly, *advanced* books of fiqh, kalam and usul should be read in an arabic-oriented language.

    Allah knows best.
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  15. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    Re: sharai meaning of ilm-e-ghaib !

    Wa 'alaikumus salam

    Whilst on the topic, has Imam Ahmad Rida's 'ad-Daulat al-Makkiyah' been translated into English?

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