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Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Nawazuddin, Sep 2, 2016.
ارے ! اتنا بھی نھیں ڈرنا چاھیے
As Salāmu ʿAlaykum,
Just wanted to share my view. To me, Mawlanā Abu Ḥasan 'gets it'. He knows our condition in the real world and in cyberspace. He's seen enough of the world and modern systems of education to understand the context in which we live, but also has a firm foundation in studying the traditional sciences to guide us in how we should address issues we face. Moreover, he has the rare ability to explain something that is deep and nuanced and provide a layperson such as myself with a clear explanation.
No. abu Hasan prefers it as it is.
We have his work to know him by. That's the most important part of abu Hasan anyway.
Shaykh Abu Hasan is indeed a learned man. Would it be possible for the readers to have some biographic details of our brother?
I think abu Hasan is a pioneer. I'm not sure if Sunni writers were writing books in this style before, i.e.
Infographics (e.g. Devbandi timeline in TKM)
Appendices (e.g. light of sight)
Colour coding (e.g. matn and sharh)
I'm obviously not saying these things didn't exist before but abu Hasan has now set the standard of what Sunni releases should look like.
I mean, look at 'preamble'. The handwriting analysis of Gangohi is revolutionary. Gangohi khabith wrote that kufr with his own hand.
I sincerely hope and pray that one day I will get the opportunity to sit with Mawlana Sahib - in-sha-Allah!
All I can say is that my prayers are with the Shaykh. May Allah grant him more steadfastness and the ability to propagate true Islam.
Oh and I will say one more thing. The level of research I've witnessed with the Shaykh is perhaps one of the best I've ever seen, perhaps second only to our most senior and aged scholars and Oceans of Knowledge. It just goes to show how important research is for the student or graduate. This is what makes a scholar and not merely completing a set course of study at a Darul Uloom for any given number of years.
well, diamonds don't pour like rain. there were many erudite scholars during the 19th century but only one alahazrat.
but he had students and ground workers - those who took light from him and passed it on to others.
so that's what we must be concentrating on now.
I respect Mawlana Abu Hasan a lot andnlove him for the sake of Allah. The main reason why I have been using Sunniport over these past 4 or so years is to read and benefit from his posts, long before I even created an account here. He has saved me from misguidance and doubt in creed, by means of his writings here and that is a debt I can't repay, even in the slightest. He is in my, opinion and humble estimation, one of our best English speaking scholars, from amongst Ahl al-Sunnah. I would love to meet him and take benefit from him in person one day.
Some idiot wrote something highly disrespectful and unworthy about him, on Br. Aqdas' Facebook post, in reply I say he is not that, but rather a Ni'mat-i 'Azim from Allah Almighty, for Ahl al-Sunnah.
May Allah Almighty preserve him and allow us to continue to benefit from him.
aH is very zealous about anonymity, so let us leave him at that. He would personally be squirming at all these encomiums in this thread.
A lot has been said here about aH's scholarship, which I concur with. I may add that aH is also a great person, willing to help casual acquaintances like me from time to time.
On few occasions while discussing mundane issues, I have had sharp exchanges with aH and reacted improperly. I sincerely regret my foolhardiness and insolence. It doesn't behove of me to behave such with someone like him.
aH is a true polyglot, with wide-ranging interests. Often times, I marvel that, with his talent and capability, had aH pursued worldly and professional career with any enthusiasm, he would have been very successful, reached places and attained huge material fortune. Many may not know that aH has gladly made few sacrifices on professional front to devote more time to translation and other projects. I suspect that his interests and ongoing projects also mean that his family has had to make personal sacrifices with his time.
aH wouldn't have achieved anything without his parent's upbringing. So kudos to them for nurturing and encouraging him to serve the deen, when most parents would probably nudge their kids to hanker after mundane degrees and careers. Our recent maladies are largely due to the fact that the our best and brightest talents are steered away from pursuing traditional Islamic sciences and service. From little glimpses I have of aH's personal life, he fondly recalls the deep impressions made by his parents and grandparents.
But one aH is not sufficient. Our jamaat needs a dozen or more aH to truly uplift and revolutionalise it.
Ek taraf aadaa e deeN, ek taraf HasedeeN,
Bandah hai tanha Shaha, Tum peh karodoN darood.
Famous lines from the ode by Ala Hazrat.
The majority of our Sunni scholars, coming from traditional Madaris, do not grasp English at all. Only a few recognize the value of this global language and fewer still support the efforts put in by the ahle-Sunnah, ahle-Haqq sincere scholars like abu Hasan.
The salafi heretics are far ahead in the race using English for their aims; similar was the case of proselytizing - remember Tableeghi Jama'at was founded years before the ahleSunnah focused on this area.
I fervently pray that our Sunni scholars support the English speaking ones, whether they belong to any race, region or spiritual chain.
We have to stand together against the Hasedeen, for the sake of Deen.
maa Sha Allah we have a gem amongst us; I can say so much about this blessed Shaykh; but will say, I'm indebted to him all my life because he saved my emaan on a number of issues, and I could've easily have slipped away.
When every kind of fitnah is thrown at you, our beloved Shaykh deconstructs the arguments academically with scans (this is the key for neutrals..we need to see the original scans, books, quotes etc)
He has an eye for detail; able to refute the argument from the heretics own words..sunbhan Allah, a sign of a truthful individual.
We should also have a biography on aH; His teachers, Books studied, Ijazas, Expertise in which Ulooms, etc etc (I'm thinking of neutrals who have a dig and say we follow an unknown shaykh online)
Allah swt bless you my dear Shaykh, increase you in your knowledge and Ishq, and become a source of happiness for your parents and family with the karam of Ghaus Paak..Ameen
You are forever in our duas...
Urdu translation of TKM is on my projects list, and i did start but then study/office/home everything took my time that i could have spent better by doing this translation. InshaAllah I will resume it soon.
I am translating his posts into urdu, but again the pace is very slow
I too have been blessed meeting him several times, a couple of times in harmayn sharifayn, and he is more than what we know about him here through this forum. A couple of things which brothers haven't mentioned yet, or perhaps many wouldn't know, except those who know him personally.
- Allah subhan'u wa ta'ala has bestowed upon him with a remarkable memory.
- He has been given a lot of barakah in his time. i marvel how does he do all that while i know how busy he is .
May Allah subhanu wa ta'ala give him more barakah in his life, ilm, family, rizq, and save him from jealous-een, spiteful-een, and dhalimeen
alHamdulillah I am already in the process of doing that but it will remain a work in progress for sometime even for the first set of articles to come out.
Apart from editing and formatting the actual content, another reason it will take time is that I am giving it some personal touches in regards to appearance. I like things to appear atleast reasonably good if not as good as their contents. Again, people may not like the structure etc. I have decided upon - but they can always copy the contents and give it the structures they prefer.
For example, there won't be an index of contents. Now, people may think it's a very unwise decision and I can understated their view point but that's what I find appealing. But anyone can add the index if they like.
Two to three brothers should dedicate themselves to compiling sidi abu Hasan's posts into short articles / pamphlets based on the topic (e.g. na'at is not meant to be mere entertainment; tariq jamee's utterances; charlie hebdo / paris attack threads, etc. - see more examples listed here). He has left a lot of gems on this forum and they deserve to be easily accessible by a wider audience. It can be difficult to search for forum posts, Facebook posts, etc. and share them with others (e.g. when you remember something that was posted a year ago and you want to read it again for your own benefit or share it with someone....also not everyone wants to read through a forum thread). Have it compiled in one place, then sidi aH can add or modify the content as needed, put proper formatting on it and post it as a PDF that can be downloaded - this would be much better and easier to share, you can even print and distribute as small pamphlets.
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We have hundreds of books in Urdu and Arabic that should be translated to English but if you asked me one English book that should be translated to Urdu and Arabic...
We have husn al-dhann that our Alahazrat would've accepted abu Hasan as a student. Perhaps my Alahazrat would've shown pleasure at reading TKM...
Every sunni anglophone aalim should spend a lot of time going through sunniport to read a lot if not all of abu Hasan's posts. I am absolutely positive this will help them immeasurably.
abu Hasan is the standard of how sunni ulama should work.
AlHamdulillãh, praising does not come naturally to me but I have been observing mawlana sahib since the last 17 years.
Few things that differentiate Shaykh Abu Hasan from the rest
- he has this gift of catching Olde and modern deviancies quicker than anyone else, almost all from hamza Yusuf/ahm to tahir ul qadri to paqs to atabek, to keller we have been convinced of their deviance right here due to his sound reasoning, not salafi type hogwash labeling everyone as deviants but he has done clean demonstration of derailing of otherwise sunni folk for different reasons, numerous times. (its not easy to disassociate with big names esp when you ou have GBs of lectures or books from these speakers/authors and you have gained benefit from them, but deviance of these speakers is a test for our generation and a sign of qiyamah, and when it's laid out so clearly you don't have much to argue about.)
- his opinions don't come out of thin air he backs up what he says, even comments made in passing carry weight, you can quote something he might have said in past and he would know why he said it.
- he is gifted with an immaculate ability to not only research but also to break down, simplify complexities and organize his thoughts, very rare to see in sunni ulema particularly in English.
- to reiterate, his ability to simplify is amazing, he should be teaching if not for writing.
- language, one of the best lucid English writing styles, perhaps gf Haddad comes close, this skill with his compression of arabic and archaic urdu is a gift in these times.
- his detractors either run away or accuse him of being harsh, but I have consistently seen that they are no match to what he presents as evidence. This is indeed the aid of Allah azza wa jall through his awlia, in sha Allah, else it's been so long that I have lost count of how many have tried to do all in their power to humiliate ahlus sunnah here. It's not possible except through aided guidance. It's as if he magically finds quotes as if they were written by scholars of the past to specifically aid his cases. zameel and deobandi supporters look like paupers flinging a carrot in a sword fight. In fact if taqi usmani and the other deviant big guns came to sunniport they would seem like cotton cannons.
I could go on... But,I am at work, will continue later in sha Allah. Allāh taàla protect him and his barakah for the sake of huzur gharīb.nawaz rahmatullahi alayh.
those who know mawlana sahib will know that he will definitely not like that such a thread has been made about him, but he deserves the credit!