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Dawat-ul-Quran is distributing Ramadan Charity in India

20 Jul

Narrated by Mu’adh ibn Jabal (Radiallahu ta’ala Anhu) that, The Prophet Muhammad (Sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Charity obliterates sins just as water extinguishes fire.” Tirmidhi #1527

Charity Begins at Home, Perhaps the greatest CHARITY comes

When we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else,

When we simply give each other The Benefit of the doubt or remain quiet.


is accepting someone’s differences, Weaknesses, and shortcomings;

Having patience with someone who has let us down Or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle Something the way we might have hoped.

 CHARITY is refusing to take advantage of an other’s weakness & being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us.

 CHARITY is expecting the Best of Each Other.

 The Prophet Muhammad (Sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said:

 “Feed the hungry, visit the sick and set free the captives.” Sahih Al- Bukhari

This year also, Dawat ul Qur’an have come up with a plan to feed the poor Muslims during this auspicious month of Ramadan Kareem. It is our responsibility to utilize the collected funds interims of Zakat/Fitra/Charity/Sadaqa in a manner where it reaches to the needy Muslims.

Alhamdulillah Dawatul Qur’an successfully distributing its Ration kits to hundreds of families living in the slums, many of these families live in shanty huts made from scrap metal and other garbage.

By the Grace of Almighty Allah Dawatul Qur’an works to provide poor needy Muslims with food to help get satisfied hunger.

Join Us to serve Ummah!

Ration Distribution Program 2013






6 Kg



Wheat flour

5 Kg




1 Ltr



Toor Dal

500 g



Masoor Dal

500 g



Moong Dal

150 g




2 Kg




1 Kg




1 Kg




1 Kg



Date – fruits

1 Kg


Total Amount



 Per Kit 786 INR

To transfer from Banks in India:



A/c # – 025105006921 

IFSC Code – ICIC0000251 

Jayanagar 7th Block Branch

 Bangalore – 560082,

Since we don’t have Foreign Currency Acceptance certificate, we request you to please use the below account.

To transfer other Countries:

State Bank of India

   M/s: Mohammed Azam Sharieff


IFSC Code:  SBIN0012705

Savings Account

Subramanya Arcade Branch



 In the transaction remarks while transferring online

Dawatul Qur’an  is a registered, non profit and non political organization to serve the humanity in general and Muslim ummah (community) in particular by hand down the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) to succeed in both the worlds i.e. this world and thereafter.

Jazakallahu Khairan

Dawatul Qur’an

“Seek knowledge from Cradle to Grave”

PO Box No: 4154 Bangalore- 560041

Venue:  No 79, 31st A Cross I 4th T Block I Jayanagar I Bangalore – 560041

In India: +91 98447 87285

                 +91 9886915577

In UAE: +971555414054



Ramazan in India

16 Jul

Ramadan Friday in Jama Mosque New Delhi

Ramadan in Makkah Mosque Hyderabad


Largest gathering Ijtema after Haj in Kerala Maadin

16 Jul

हज के बाद मुसलमानों का सबसे बड़ा इज्तेमा ,
केरल के मलप्पुरम के सलात नगर में सुन्नी मादिन अकादेमी के ज़रिये रमजान की 27 वी रात (इस साल चार अगस्त ) को रोज़ा ,इफ्तार ,नमाज़ ज़िक्र और दुरूद की महफिल और इज्तेमाई दुआ !मेन मैदान के अलावा बीस आस पास की दूसरी जगहें भी बुक की गयी हैं!पिछले साल सात लाख मुसलमान मग़रिब की नमाज़ में शरीक हुए थे और दस लाख रोज़ा इफ्तार में !
इस साल उम्मीद है की तादाद और ज्यादा बढ़ेगी ! बगदाद के बुज़ुर्ग हज़रात,केरल के बुज़ुर्ग शैख़ अबूबक्र अहमद,सय्यद इब्राहीम खलील बुखारी समेत बड़े उलेमा ए दीन की सरपरस्ती में मुनाक्किद होगा!Kerala’s Malappuram district is gearing up to host India’s largest Ramzan prayer congregation on August 4 where believers would take a pledge against terrorism and alcoholism, the organisers said on Sunday.At the last edition of this religious get together, a record 7,00,000 people had offered prayers and

Islam on the rise in Europe:Islam in the United Kingdom

15 Jul

British Mosques Ghamkol shareef Mosque Leister Mosque WIMManchestar Central Mosque, Ghamkol Shareef Mosque and Leis tor Central Mosque in UK.

One in 10 people under 25 are Muslim, while Christianity is in decline, the 2011 UK census reveals. An explosion in the Muslim population and an aging Christian demographic could mean Islam will be the dominant religion in the UK in 10 years.

A new analysis of the 2011 census by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the number of Christians was falling 50 per cent faster than had previously been thought. Earlier analysis of the statistics showed only a 15 per cent decline, but the ONS found that this figure had been beefed up by 1.2 million foreign-born Christians.

Furthermore, the re-analysis showed that the majority of Christians were over the age of 60 and for the first time less than half of young people describe themselves as Christian. As a result the ONS has calculated that in a decade only a minority will classify themselves as Christians in England. Christianity is still the dominant religion in the UK with over 50 per cent of the population regarding themselves as believers.

However, this may be set to change as the British Muslim population has surged dramatically over the past 15 years, increasing by 75 per cent in England and Wales. The 2011 census puts the Muslim population of the UK at around 5 per cent, a total that has been boosted by around 600,000 Muslim immigrants who have arrived in the UK over the past decade.

Muslims attend Friday prayers on a rainy first day of Ramadan, at the courtyard of a housing estate next to a small BBC community centre and mosque in east London (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

Muslims attend Friday prayers on a rainy first day of Ramadan, at the courtyard of a housing estate next to a small BBC community centre and mosque in east London (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, said to UK daily the Telegraph that the decline of Christianity is

“inevitable.” “In another 20 years there are going to be more active Muslims than there are churchgoers,” he said.

Moreover the number of people identifying themselves as atheists has increased by 10 per cent, rising from 15 per cent to 25 per cent. The change has been dubbed as a “significant cultural shift” by the British Humanist Association, while the Church of England has shrugged off the statistics, maintaining they still retain a strong base of believers.

“While this is a challenge, the fact that six out of 10 people in England and Wales self-identify as Christians is not discouraging. Christianity is no longer a religion of culture but a religion of decision and commitment. People are making a positive choice in self-identifying as Christians,” said a spokesperson for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales told press in December.

In addition the census registered an increase in followers of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism.

‘Sleepwalking into segregation’

The rising number of immigrants and different ethnicities in the UK has given rise to increasing levels of segregation. Think tank ‘Demos’ has labeled the phenomenon ‘white flight’, citing the falling number of ethnic whites in areas where they are minorities.

Demos’ investigation revealed that new ethnic minorities like Somalis where moving into areas where older most established ethnic populations like Afro-Caribbeans had previously been dominant.

Muslims attend Friday prayers on the first day of Ramadan, in the courtyard of a housing estate next to a small BBC community centre and mosque in east London (Reuters)

Muslims attend Friday prayers on the first day of Ramadan, in the courtyard of a housing estate next to a small BBC community centre and mosque in east London (Reuters)

The population of London is indicative of the change in the British demographic with 600,000 white Londoners moving out of the capital in the past decade. In spite of the fact that the British capital’s population has grown by more than a million, the number of white British residents has decreased from 4.3 million to 3.7 million.

“We do have an integration problem,” said Demos director David Goodhart to RT. The

“changing ethnic composition” of the British capital is causing a large exodus of ethnic white out of the city, he added.

Goodhart went on to say that the problem of integration was not confined to Great Britain and is prevalent all around the EU despite attempts to eradicate segregation.

“Part of the point of the euro was to disperse German power and prevent the rise of nationalism in Europe, but it has done precisely the opposite on both fronts. We now have serious national resentments in countries like Greece,” he stressed.

Trevor Phillips, the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned that the statistics did not spell good news for integration in the UK and warned the country was

Dargahs Of India:Sarkar Waris Pak of Dewa Sharif

27 Jan

Written by Mohib
Haji Waris Ali Shah“Faridan, tum muriid, tumrii saath pushteN muriid” (Faridan, I take you as my disciple and also your next seven generations). So replied Haji Waris Ali Shah to Faridan bibi on one of his visits to my ancestral home in Ahmadpur. Faridan bibi was the second wife of my great grandfather and was requesting Haji saahab to take her as a disciple. Courtesy that statement every child born into our family becomes a disciple of Haji saahab by default. At least that is what everyone in my father’s generation likes to believe.

Haji Waris Ali Shah was born in early nineteenth century in Dewa in a family of Hussaini Syeds. His genealogy traces origin from Hazrat Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and martyr of Karbala, through 26 linkages in between. Some researchers have concluded his date of birth in the year 1809 A.D. His parents died when he was three years old and he was brought up by his grandmother. He was sent to maktab (preparatory school) at the age of five, where he learnt Quran by heart. Like all holy men, his biography has been embellished to look more holy than human.

He did not feed on his mother’s milk during daytime as an infant; neither did he take it on 10th of Moharram, the Yaum-e-Aashurah (the day Imam Husain, his relatives and friends were killed in Karbala, now in Iraq).


He seldom read his books but to the amazement of his tutor he could say his lessons correctly. He preferred solitude to books and often slipped away out of doors to spend long periods in retirement and contemplation. He was never seen playing with children of his age and took pleasure in giving them sweets and distributing money among the poor. It soon became evident to those around him that he was not quite of the earth.

When he was 11 years old, he pledged allegiance to his mentor and brother-in-law, Hazrat Khadim Ali Shah who made him his spiritual heir. At he age of fifteen he undertook a long journey of 12 years that took him to Saudi Arab (it wasn’t exactly ‘Saudi’ at that time but oh well), Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Rome, France, Belgium, Germany, and Russia. He traveled on foot and performed Hajj 10 times during the course of his journey. He also met Sultan Abdul Majid, the Ottoman ruler, while visiting Constantinople and was the guest of Prince Bismarck in Berlin. His followers claim that he was the first Sufi to actually visit Europe.

After returning from his sojourn, he resided in Dewa and preached the message of love till his death in 1905. Even today he continues to inspire millions of devotees who flock to his shrine every year. On any given day one would find as many Hindus and Sikhs if not more as Muslims visiting his shrine and seeking blessings. There is a majestic mosque and a Khaankaah (place for spritual salvation) near his shrine as well as shops selling souveneirs and sweets.

Dargah of Sarkarsarkar waris pak

Waris kaa ko’ii waaris nahiiN
When his followers use to ask him about his spiritual heir, he used to say Waris kaa ko’ii waaris nahiiN meaning Waris (heir) will have no heir. He didn’t marry and didn’t anoint anyone as heir. Some of his disciples use Warsi as their last name as a mark of respect. Haji saahab always wore a saffron ahram (a single unstiched piece of clothing) which some of his followers don too. Another interesting fact is that his ardent followers wear a wooden sandal called KharaauuN. There are stories that even animals became his disciples. A buffalo kept on following him for a long time and eventually became his disciple. This is the reason that some of Haji saahab’s followers do not eat beef.

There is another interesting story about Haji saahab and Shah Fazlur Rahman which my father always tell me with some relish. Shah saahab was a big Islamic scholar from Ganj Moradabad and was a friend of Haji saahab. Apparently Haji saahab’s religious orientation was not upto the standard of Shah Fazlur Rahman, so he joked with Haji saahab one day that:

Haji, sunaa tum namaaz nahiiN paRhat ho (Haji, I have heard that you do not offer namaaz)

Haji saahab took affront to that statement and grabbed the hand of Shah saahab and took him into his hujraa (small chamber). And the next instant both of them were standing at the Masjid Haram in Mecca. Back in Dewa, Shah saahab was deeply influenced by the mystic powers of Haji saahab and laid down his turban for Haji saahab to walk onto.

The Family Connection
Grave of Masih Uddin AhmadApart from Faridan bibi, our family has had other connections with Haji saahab as well. Masih Uddin Ahmad, one of the London educated Bar-at-Law cousins of my great grandfather became ‘westernized’ in his outlook on his return from vilaayat. At my ancestral home in Ahmadpur he joked about Haji saahab and his mytical powers and then went to sleep. In the night he awoke shouting and told others that he saw Haji saahab standing next to his bed threatening to turn it over. At dawn the horse-cart was prepared and Masih Uddin Ahmad went to Dewa to become a disciple of Haji saahab. He willed to be buried at the footsteps of the shrine of Haji saahab and his grave is on the left side of the entrance to the shrine.

One of my aunts was married in a village near Dewa called Kheoli. All her in-laws are disciples of Haji saahab and he used to visit their home at Kheoli. My aunt tells me this story whenever I visit her home that during rainy days when Haji saahab came down to visit, he would walk on the wet ground and his feet never gathered mud.

Dewa Mela
It is one of the most popular and big gatherings in the city of Barabanki each year. Even though the Urs of Haji saahab is commemorated on 1st Safar every year, Dewa mela is organized at a fixed time period from 8th to 18th October of each year. The management of Dewa mela is handled by a trust whose chairman and secretary are the current District Magistrate and SDM of Barabanki respectively. The first chaadar on the shrine is always from the District Magistrate to kick start the mela. The mushaira and kavi sammelan organized during the Dewa mela have still maintained the standard and are one of the sought after events in the area. Some of the biggest poets have recited their verses at the Dewa mela. It also houses one of the biggest baazaars and villagers from far and near come for shopping goods and for an evening of entertainment.

In The End
Every marriage and each arrival of a newborn in our family is followed by a mandatory visiti to Dewa Sharif. However beliefs have certainly dulled in my generation and people now go there as a mark of respect to elders and traditions than anything else. My father tells me that when he took me to Dewa Sharif as a kid of a few months, my lips were trying to kiss the grave of Haji saahab. He can’t understand as an adult why I won’t do the things others have done before me. He can’t understand why I would not bow before the grave. He is however hopeful that the immense love my tender heart felt for Haji saahab as a kid would overcome all hurdles my beliefs poses today and one day and I will visit Dewa as a devotee and not a visitor. He is still waiting.

P.S. The picture of Haji saahab is courtesy Alif India.


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