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Al-Malfuz Al-Sharif : English
Al-Malfuz Al-Sharif : English
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Details:  AL-MALFUZ AL-SHARIF,
*[A4+] Large (Leather Effect) Hardback - Total 724 pages,
Anecdotes of Shaykh Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Qadiri,
Compiled by; Ghawth al-Waqt; Shaykh Mustapha Rida Khan al-Qadiri,

     --Researched by The Imam Ahmad Raza Academy, South Africa.
     --Translation & Notes by Shaykh 'Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri al-Razwi,
     --Published by Barkatur Raza, Durban, South Africa.

*Contains extensive footnotes and references throughout.




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Al-Malfuz al-Sharif” (1337/1918) is the compendium of anecdotes of 'Shaykh al-Islam wa al-Muslimin,' 'Imam al-Akbar,' A'la-Hadrat Mujaddid Imam Ahmad Rida ibn Naqi Ali ibn ‘Arif Rida Ali al-Qaadiri Barkati, Muhaddith al-Bareliwi (Qaddasallahu Sirruhum) (1272/1856, 1340/1921).


In this book approximately 21 Sciences of Knowledge are discussed and instant answers were given with absolute precision to questions posed to the noble Imam. It gives us an idea of Imam Ahmad Raza al-Qadiri’s (Qaddasallahu Sirruhu) encyclopaedic, in-depth and inexhaustible knowledge. Intricate and fine problems of the sacred Shari’ah that could not be easily solved, were solved by the noble Imam within seconds without much thought. These “Gems of Wisdom” and “Beautiful Garland of Wisdom’’ in the words of the compiler – have been collected and presented to the Ummah for their educational and spiritual advancement.


Such a work of a genius is presented before the readers to add to their collection yet another masterpiece of the Great Mujaddid of Islam. The book is comprehensive and handles a very wide spectrum of the Religion of Islam. This is a must for every Muslim home!





Table of Contents : Section [Total 98 pages] include : 

---Na'at Sharif of Imam Ahmad Rida Khan,
---Acknowledgement,
---Translators Note,
---Notes on Pronunciation of Special Symbols,
---Colour images of blessed shrines and mausoleums of respected Prophets, Companions, Awliya-Allah and respected scholars of Islam,

---The Neglected Genius of the East - Introduction to Life & Works of the Great Mujaddid of Islam, A'la-Hadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Qadiri, by Dr. Masud Ahmad, [includes extensive footnotes],
------Parentage,
------Educational Career,
------Scholarship,
------Sufism,
------Pilgrimage,
------Master Jurist,
------Religious Services,
------Political Services,
------Literary Service,
------Demise,
------Descendants,
------Caliphs,
------India and Pakistan,
------Works,
------Conclusion.

---A Short Biographical Sketch (Compiler) Imam Mustapha Rida Khan,
------An Important Point,
------Glad tidings before the Masters Birth,
------His Aqiqa,
------His Bay'ah and Khilafat,
------His Bismillah Khani,
------His Educational Career,
------His Devotion and Ibadah,
------His Academic Contribution,
------Short list of some famous Khulafa,
------Travels to the Haramayn al-Sharifayn,
------His marriage and Children,
------His Wisaal Sharif (demise).

---Preface : by the Compiler ; Imam Mustapha Rida Khan. 


Main Content [ Total 544 pages] :

Questions with detailed Replies: Al-Malfuz Al-Sharif:

---Volume [1]  - 156 pages,

---First thing created by Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
---First creation pertaining to this world,
---Lowest stage of spiritual knowledge,
---Meaning of 'Ilm (knowledge),
---Is 'Ilm acquired by studying books only?
---Time period required for completion of Mujahidah,
---Mujahidah and earning a living,
---Purity of heart,
---Recommended Days of Travel,
---Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddique's, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu' age when he embraced Islam and his Madhhab (belief) prior to embracing Islam,
---Giyarwi Sharif food,
---Fosterage,
---Pause in Ruku and Sujud,
---Has Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, created everything that is possible in His Divine Power to create?
---Are Jinns and Paris (fairy) also Muslim?
---Can a Murid take Bay'ah on the hands of another Shaykh after his Murshid passes away?
---Molvi 'Abdal Hayy's Fatwa,
---Legality of sacrificing the cow for Qurbani,
---Conjugal relationship in a house where animals are present,
---First day of the month,
---The meat of the cow (beef) and it's effects,
---Inflammation of the eye,
---Are plagues kuffar jinns ?
---Shaykh Yamani's, rahimullah, son was a born wali,
---Naming of a new-born child,
---Performing Salah with shoes and the Ghayr-Muqallidin,
---Salah performed on a moving train,
---Salah performed outside the 45 degress Qiblah parameter,
---Salah performed if one's Musallah is slightly off the direction of the Qiblah?
---Salah of women who wear thin and see-through clothing,
---Wahhabis' and the Prophet's 'Knowledge of the Unseen' (ilm-e-Ghayb),
---Is Sayyiduna RasullAllah, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, aware of the intentions in the hearts of the people?
---Time limit for Zuhr Salah,
---Shadow length calculation for for Zuhr and Asr Salah,
---Delaying of Zuhr Salah in the Summer,
---Shadow length for Asr Salah,
---Rule for Questions having a difference of opinion,
---Jum'ah Salah read on Zawal time,
---Qualities of pure water,
---Niyyah of i'tikaf,
---The meaning of the verses' 'Kufr e Thabit' and 'Kufr e Za'il,'
---The impact of kindness,
---Borrowing of money,
---Intercession of a Hafiz al-Qur'an on the Day of Qiyyamah,
---The personal name of the Prophet of Allah,
---Do Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, and His Rasul, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, possess equal knowledge ?
---Sadqah of a live animal,
---'Aqiqah meat of a child,
---Nikah in the months of Muharram and Safar ?
---Can the adopted daughter of a person marry his own son ?
---Nikah in the days of 'Iddah,
---Islamic ruling on an Imam or Qadi who has performed a Nikah in the days of 'Iddah,
---Nikah peformed by the wakil,
---The tying of Seh'ra and playing music, bands, etc during weddings,
---The Islamic status of walima,
---Fosterage and Marriage,
---Zayd and Bakr are first cousins and foster brothers. Can Zayd's blood brother marry Bakr's blood sister?
---Dialogue between A'la-Hadrat, alayhi ar-Rahman, and the Deputy Principal of Nadwa,
---Abstention from blameworthy places,
---Rules of helplessness,
---Wahdat al-Wujud,
---Why or how does a Wali see Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, everywhere?
---Concerning bribery,
---Is there any penalty (kaffarah) for a qasam (oath) ?
---Sultan of the Ottoman Empire recaptured the City of Bukharah,
---The Rijal al-Ghayb (Awliya -Men of the Unseen),
---Sunnahs before the Fard Salah,
---Wisdom of folding hands on the chest and navel in Salah,
---Method of achieving the Ziyarah of Sayyiduna Rasulullah, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
---Mistakes in recitation of the Holy Qur'an in Salah,
---To read tasmiyyah loudly before a Surah in Salah,
---Can Muslims utilise goods from a ruined or abandoned Masjid to repair another damaged Masjid,
---The collection of funds for a Masjid,
---Pre-digging one's grave,
---Can a khatib receite tasmiyyah in the Jum'ah and both 'Eid Khutbahs?
---The tying and untying of the Amamah (turban) due to having headaches,
---Did the Wahhabis exist in the time of the Khulafah al-Rashidin ?
---Can one keep a box or bag on the floor which contains the Holy Qur'an ?
---When is a good time for 'Asr Salah ?
---Qadah Salah ?
---Why is Thawab (reward) sent to Prophets' peace be upon them, and Angels ?
---Hardships of poverty experienced by a Sayyid,
---Cure for constant depression and distress,
---Relief from great debts,
---The construction of the Ancient Pyramids of Egypt,
---The beginning of the entire Human Race,
---Nabi Nuh's, alayhi as-Salam, age and time on earth,
---Was Hajj compulsory (fard) upon all Prophet's, peace be upon them ?
---Difference between the words Gha'rur and Ghu'rur ?
---Accusation of adultery and legitimacy of children,
---Cases of adultery at the blessed time of the Beloved Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
---Does the punishment (hudud) of the sacred shar'iah purify a person ?
---Will Salat al-Janazah be performed on a person who is executed by Qisas ?
---The shari'i ruling on a person who peforms the Salat al-Janazah of a Wahhabi!
---The Imam who does not deliver Jum'ah Khutbah on a Mimbar ?
---Crossing in front of a person who is engaged in Salah ?
---Is it permissible to demand a miracle from a fake Prophet (imposter) ?
---Conditions regarding debates,
---Report on a debate with 'Arya Nariyya' (Ramchandar),
---The act of shaking hands,
---The act of embracing,
---Shaking hands after the daily Salah, Jum'ah and both Eids,
---Facing the Rawdah al-Sharif in the Adhaan,
---Major and Minor Sins,
---Women and foreign men,
---Procedure of reverting a non-believer into Islam,
---Remedy to overcome the temptation of evil,
---Is Salah and Fasting accepted if one is boastful and puts on an exhibition ?
---Regarding the recitation of Surah al-Mulk?
---If a man sees his daughter sick and naked in his dream ?
---Is punishment only inflicted upon the soul or also on the body ?
---How many souls are there with each person ?
---Regarding human bones found in a grave,
---If one shaves his beard ...
---Fiqah, Radd-e-Wahhabiyyah & the Science of Timings,
---Seeking Knowledge and showing respect for the teacher,
---Station of proximity,
---The Sajdah of Shukr,
---Regarding the punishment of Abu Jahl,
---Sewing clothes within the Masjid,
---The Sunnah way of eating food,
---Recitation of Surah al-Fateha in Du'as,
---Regarding the compilation of the Noble Qur'an during the era of the Sahaba-e-kiram,
---The covering of hands at the time of du'as,
---Acceptance of du'as,
---Regarding the use of the 'feminine tense' for Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
---Performing Salah in the first saff (row) of the Jama'at (congregation),
---Women who travel without a Mahram for Hajj,
---Addressing the Holy Prophet, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, as ''Khudawande - 'Arab''?
---Meaning of the word 'Ajam' ?
---Cursing of the singers and musicians (Qawwal) by the Awliyah,
---The meaning of the title 'kaki ' for Khawaja Qutb al-Din, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---Wahhabi deception exposed at a function of Isma'il Dehlawi,
---Respect for the grave of the Murshid,
---The barakat (virtues) of the Awliyah-Allah,
---Mujahidah, spiritual struggle,
---Test of the Awliya,
---Experiencing mishaps or calamities in 40 days,
---Khilafat al-Rashidah,
---Day of Qiyyamah and the appearance of Imam Mahdi, alayhi salaam,
---The science of 'Ilm al-Jafar,
---A beggar who is a kaffir,
---Regarding Shaykh Junayd al-Baghdadi, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, & walking across the river ?
---Salah led by a Wahhabi,
---Masjid built by Wahhabis,
---Adhaan by Wahhabis,
---Regarding the Kafir (unbeliever) who mistreated the Prophet's, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam's, bedroom,
---The penalty for insulting the Beloved Prophet, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
---Coughing phlegm during Salah,
---Exposing of satar,
---Wahdat al-Wujud,
---Opinion regarding Isma'il Dehlawi,
---Are all Kafirs cursed and rejected?
---A Kafir who makes tawbah (repentance) at the time of death and becomes a Muslim,
---How to attain the love of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, and His Rasul, salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam, in one's heart,
---The Islamic months,
---Is it permissible to address the Almighty Lord as ''Allah mia''?
---To decorate a venue for the Mawlid,
---Benefits and excellence of Tahiy'yat al-Wudhu,
---The lifting of one's pants before entering into Sajdah during Salah,
---Dreams and their interpretation,
---Writing the name ''Allah'' on a postcard?
---Sajdah in Nafl Salah,
---How to peform Ruku,
---The Awliya of Allah being present at many places at the same time ?
---Duplicate or replica's of the body and reality of the soul,
---The spreading of Islam in Hindustan,
---Meaning of a poetic verse.
---Is there a Ghawth present in every era ?
---Are the transanctions of his world exposed to the Ghawth in his meditation,
---Who are the Afrad ?
---Who takes the place of the Ghawth when he passes away ?
---Are there pores or air sacs in water ?


--- Volume [2 - 167 pages,


--- Volume [3]  - 116 pages,


--- Volume [4]  - 105 pages,



--- Final Section [Total 66 pages],

--- Replies to Objections,
------Refutation of comical deobandi lies and fabrications,
------Objection (1) & it's Refutation,
------Objection (2) & it's Refutation,
------Objection (3) & it's Refutation,
------Objection (4) & it's Refutation,
------Objection (5) & it's Refutation,
------Conclusion.

--- List of Personalities & Works Quoted in Al-Malfuz,
-----Volume (1),
-------122 Personalities quoted,
-------106 books quoted,
-----Volume (2),
-------159 Personalities quoted,
------- 88 books quoted,
-----Volume (3),
------- 82 Personalities quoted,
------- 71 books quoted,
-----Volume (4),
------- 85 Personalities quoted,
------- 65 books quoted.

---Copies of Hand Written Manuscripts by A'laHadrat,
------Qadiriyah Silsila Shajrah in the form of Darood Shareef, (1889CE),
------Risalah Roh'yatul Hilal, (1905CE),
------Al-Budur fi Awj al-Majzur, (1905CE),
------'Marginal Notes' on Fath al-Bari - Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol,1, (1905CE).

--- About the Translator


Shaykh 'Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri al-Ridawi
al-Shafi'i, was born on 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, al-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. However it was in 1986 he founded the hugely influential Imam Ahmad Raza Academy in Durban, South Africa. He went onto receive 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.








The al-Malfuz al-Sharif is the malfuzat (sayings) of Imam al-Ahl al-Sunnat al-Mujaddid al-A'zam ash-Shah Shaykh Imam Ahmad Rida Khan 'alayhir rahman w'al Ridwan.

This is the 3rd & Latest Edition (2008) of the voluminous al-Malfuz al-Sharif published by The Barkataur-Raza Publications.  Four Volumes all contained within One Book.








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