Haz Sheikh Zakariyya (ra)

A Student of Darul UloomHolcombe, Bury, U.K.



" ‘Allahu-Akbar’ (Allah is the Greatest)! How great a place of bounty it is."

My purpose of writing this is to recount a historical day in Britain. Never has there been such a significant day in British history. Fifty years ago it had been hard, if not impossible, to think that such a day would come. It is only the grace and bounty of the Almighty Omnipotent that He honoured the people of Britain with the auspiciousness of this blessed time.

Britain has, in the past, been favoured by the visiting of saints to its land. However, the coming of Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakaria Muhajir Madani (May Allah enlighten his grave) to the land of Britain was of such honour that can be realised by whosoever has even a slight attachment with saints.

He came, despite being over eighty-five and being unable to move around owing to various illnesses for some period of years.

Read more: Hazrath Sheikh (ra) Visit to UK

(Hazrat Shaikhul-Hadeeth Molana Muhammad Zakariyya Saab- by Abul-Hasan Ali Nadawi pg 177-182)

Final affection:

During the final few days of Hazrat’s illness, a letter arrived from a student of our Darul-uloom which contained his state mentioning his mistakes and faults and also regarding his servitude. Sufi Iqbal read this letter to Hazrat in my absence. Hazrat was extremely happy at this letter and said to him that ‘when Yusuf comes let me know, I shall kiss his face.’

When I came he said: ‘Come here, so I can kiss you.’

I went forward and kissed the blessed forehead and hand of Hazrat. Hazrat said: ‘I called you so that I could kiss you, I felt extremely happy hearing your students letter. Write many prayers for him on my behalf and that whoever thinks himself to be something is nothing.’

Read more: The final days of Shaikul-hadeeth Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (ra)

List of Khulafa and Majaazin of Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat-e-Aqdas Shaikhul 'Hadis Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahab Muhajir Madani:

1) Hazrat Mufti Mahmud Hasan Sahab Gangohi Marhum - Patron of Madrasa Madhaahir al-Uloom, Saharanpur
2) Moulana 'Abdul Latif Sahab Marhum - Former Administrator of Madrasa Madhaahir al-Uloom, Saharanpur
3) Moulana Munawwar Husain Sahab Marhum - Shaikh al-Hadith, Jaamia Latifiyya, Purni District, Bihar
4) Moulana 'Abidullah Sahab - Teacher, Madrasa Kashf al-Uloom, Delhi
5) Moulana 'Abdul Jabbar Sahab 'Adhami - Shaikh al-Hadith, Shahi Masjid, Muradabad
6) Moulana Sa'id Ahmad Khan Sahab Muhajir Madani - Amir al-Tabligh, Saudi Arabia

Read more: Khulafa List of Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (ra)


More than twenty years have passed since the Ramadan of 1402-1981. That unique Ramadan will forever remain a memorable Ramadan for South Africa. For it was in that Ramadan, that a great saint of the century, Hazrat Shaikh Zakariyya (R) and hundreds of other pious persons visited our country.

This great saint was flooded with invitations from dozens of cities all over the world to be their guest for Ramadan, but from all of these invitations, Allah Ta’ala destined for him to accept the invitation of a small town in the North Coast of Natal, the town of Stanger. It was an unparalleled honour for the Muslims of Stanger to be blessed with this opportunity. This singular event emblazoned the name of Stanger on the map of the spiritual world forever.

Read more: Hazrath Sheikh (ra)

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