السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Wednesday 4th November 2020. Let’s talk about ‘Shaykh ul-Islam Mufti Muḥammad Taqī Usmāni, مدظله العالی,’ today.
During my lifetime, I have been blessed with the auspicious company of so many scholars, مَا شَآءَ الله; the list is endless.
One such scholar, who has had a major impact on my life, is Mufti Muḥammad Taqī Usmāni,مدظله العالی. In 2006, I spent 4 days in Albania in Mufti Ṣāḥib’s company with my colleague, Mawlānā Shafīq, on behalf of our charity, the Muslim Welfare Institute. In 2018, we travelled with Mufti Ṣāḥib to Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia. Memories of these visits will be cherished for the rest of our lives, اِنْ شَاءَ الَّلهُ. Last year, it was Malta, Cyprus, Greece and Hungary with Mufti Ṣāḥib; again, very memorable.
Almighty Allāh has blessed Mufti Taqī Ṣāḥib with amazing qualities. From the moment Mufti Ṣāḥib’s day starts, until the end of the day, this pious saint is constantly engaged in the service of the Dīn of Almighty Allāh. All those who have had the opportunity to spend time in Mufti Ṣāḥib’s company will vouch to this. Each and every second of his life is spent with such measure and value, it puts people like me to shame.
Today, with a heavy heart, I share the news with you that Mufti Ṣāḥib has not been well for over a week now. He has severe fever and is quite weak. Although the reports are clear, the fever is subsiding and rising. I wanted to take this opportunity to request each and every one to make very special Du’ās for Mufti Ṣāḥib’s speedy and complete recovery.
He is an ocean of knowledge from whom people of every continent of the world have benefited, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. We cannot repay Mufti Ṣāḥib for any of the benefits that we have derived from him. However, the least we can do is to pray for him.
May Almighty Allāh, out of His Mercy and Grace, give good health to each and every sick person in the world, including Mufti Taqī Usmāni Ṣāḥib, Āmeen.
May Almighty Allāh lengthen his shadow upon us and enable us to benefit from him for a very long time to come, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
Request for Du’ās
وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala