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From Riches to Rags

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Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:47

(Saintly Women around Siddeeq [Part 4] - Wife of Qari Siddeeq [rahimahullah] #1)

The wife of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) was an amazing woman. She was born in May 1931 and passed away in August 1993. Being a woman who lived not so long ago, we would perhaps find it easier to relate to her.  

Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) would often mention the following in praise of his wife:

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Spirit of Simplicity and Sympathy

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Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:39

(Saintly Women around Siddeeq [Part 3] - Mother of Qari Siddeeq [rahimahullah])

The name of the mother of Qari Siddeeq (rahimahullah) was Khairun Nisaa and she was a woman whose piety, humility, simplicity, ‘ibaadat and good character were exemplary. She had memorized four paras of the Quraan Majeed and would engage in tilaawah and zikr as soon as she had completed her household chores. She never missed the awwaabeen salaah and was also punctual on tahajjud salaah. After performing the fajr salaah, she would remain engaged in zikr until ishraaq. Her excessive ‘ibaadat, devotion in salaah, long sajdahs and lengthy emotional du‘aas was famous among her family members. She lived in a period of great poverty and constraint and would thus grind flour and sew clothing for people in order to earn a living.

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Purdah Conscious

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 16:25

(Saintly Women around Siddeeq [Part 2] - Grandmother of Qari Siddeeq [rahimahullah])

The respected grandmother of Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi (rahimahullah) was a woman of extreme virtue and piety. She understood the value of time and hence as soon as she would complete her household duties, she would immediately engage in zikr and ‘ibaadat.

One of the many outstanding qualities that she possessed was her concern for purdah. She was so particular in this regard, that when she would go to visit her sister’s home every week, she would insist on going at night (so that the darkness would aid in concealing her). Furthermore, she would send little boys out to survey the streets. It was only when she would receive their assurance that there were no men on her route that she would don the complete niqaab and swiftly depart for her sister’s home.

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Saintly Women around Siddeeq

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 August 2016 16:22

(Part One – Introduction)

Qari Sayyid Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi (rahimahullah) was a great personality of the recent past, who had visited South Africa as well. The senior ‘Ulama of our country had a very high regard for him and also derived much benefit from him. He passed away on 28 August, 1997.

Such was his caliber that his ustaaz, the great Mufti of India, Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) once mentioned regarding him, “If Allah Ta‘ala has to ask me what I have brought on the Day of Qiyaamah, I will reply, ‘Siddeeq and Abraar’”, referring to Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahimahullah) and Hazrat Moulana Abraarul Haq Saheb (rahimahullah).

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The Place for Progress

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 15:47

When the Battle of Badr drew near, Ummu Waraqah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) approached Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and beseeched him in the following words, “O Nabi of Allah! Allow me to leave with you (for Badr) so that I may nurse the sick and attend to the injured. Perhaps Allah Ta‘ala will bless me with martyrdom.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “Remain in your home, for Allah Ta‘ala will bless you with martyrdom.”

It was on account of this prophecy of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) that Ummu Waraqah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) would thereafter be referred to as “Shaheedah” (the martyr).

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