The Mekkan Treasure on the Subject of the Unseen :
Ad-Dawlat al-Makkiyah bi'l Maddat al-Ghaybiyyah:
First English Translation, with Arabic. [Book 1]
Large [A5+] Hardback - 356 pages,
by Sayyadi AlaHadrat, Shah Imam Ahmad Raza Khan [d.1340h],
Translated with Notes by Shaykh 'Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri.
Published by Sufi Pages.
Description : (Bi-Lingual- English & Arabic)
First English translation of this famous book which contains irrefutable proofs of the Beloved Prophet's, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, 'Knowledge of the Unseen' - (Ilm al-Ghayb) as imparted to him by Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala.
Background: It was during a Haj pilgrimage, in Makkah, that Allamah Shaykh Saleh Kamaal, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, presented A'laHadrat, Shaykh Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, 'alayhi ar-Rahman w'al-Ridwan, with five questions pertaining to I'lm-e-Ghayb (Knowledge of the Unseen). A'la Hadrat, 'alayhi ar-Rahman, had to answer these five questions within two days. It so happened that on the following day, A'la Hadrat, 'alayhi ar-Rahman, contracted a heavy fever. Despite this setback he still managed to answer all the relevant questions on the topic in a comprehensive manner.
In fact, A'la Hadrat, 'alayhi ar-Rahman, presented such detailed answers to the
questions of I'lm-e-Ghayb, that it turned out to be a complete treatise on its own. He named this book, "Ad Dawlat al-Makkiyah bil Maddat il Ghaybiya." The learned Ulama (scholars) of Haramayn Sharifayn were totally astounded when Shaykh Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, 'alayhi ar-Rahman, presented this book to them on time. He completed this book (written in classical arabic) of approximately 400 pages in only 8 hours.
--- About the Translator,
Shaykh 'Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri al-Ridawi al-Shafi'i, was born in 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, 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. It was in 1986 he founded the hugely influential Imam Ahmad
Raza Academy in Durban, South Africa. He received 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.
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.
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Now also available : Mekkan Treasure [Book 2]
AlaHadrat, 'alayhi ar-Rahmans' The Sound Certificates for the Ulama of Makkah & Madinah
: Al-Ijazat al-Matinah li 'Ulama-e-Bakkata wa al-Madinah,
also newly translated into English by Shaykh 'Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri.