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 The Lawful Conditions of Islamic Relics Part-1

"Tabarrukaat Ki Shari Haisiyat"
by Maulana Mahmood Akhtar Al Qaderi
Translated by Moulana Muhammad Afthab Cassim Razvi

TRANSLATORS NOTE
All praise is due to Almighty Allah, Peace and Salutations of Almighty Allah upon His most Perfect and Exalted of creations Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
I thank Almighty Allah through the Sadqa of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) for granting me with the opportunity of translating this book for the benefit of the English reading Muslims public. I was requested to translate this book of Maulana Mahmood Akhtar Al Qaderi by His Eminence Muhadith-e-Kabeer Hazrat Allama Maulana Mufti Mohammed Zia-ul-Mustapha Al Qaderi on His visit to South Africa in Ramadaanul Mubaarak 1995. On hearing the request of Muahadith-e-Kabeer, I immediately made my intention to translate this book and through the Karam of Sayyiduna A`la Hadrat Azeemul Barkat and Sarkaar Ghausul Waqt Huzoor Mufti Azam Hind (radi Allahu anhum) I managed to complete the translation of this book.

Many people today ask questions concerning the importance of the Relics (Tabarukaat) of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and the pious servants of Almighty Allah. Thus I find this book to be an excellent one to answer their questions and remove any doubt from their minds concerning the respect of the relics of the pious people. I would also like to commend the author Maulana Mahmood Akhtar Al Qaderi for his efforts in compiling such an excellent booklet on the topic. I pray to Almighty Allah through the Sadqa of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) for this book to be accepted in his most High Court. Ameen
I would like to thank My Peero-Murshad Maulana Abdul Hamid Palmer for his spiritual guidance in my translation. I would also like to thank Brother Yunus Abdul Kareem and Qari Mohammed Shaffee Adam Chishti for reading through and making valuable suggestions in the translation.

Shukran
Was Salaam
Humble Servant of Islam
Muhammad Afthab Cassim Radawi

Bismillah hir Rahmaan nir Raheem
Nahmadahu Wa Nusalli A`la Rasoolihil Kareem

INTRODUCTION
It has been the practice of the Muslims of every period in history to show utmost respect to preserve Tabarukaat (Islamic Relics). To show respect and veneration of Islamic Relics, to gain blessings from them, to utilise them as a means for gaining victory, and to keep them near at the time of problems, or during any illness, or to steer away hardships, is not a new custom as some believe.

This argument is supported by the teachings of the Holy Quran. It is also proven form the books of Ahadith that the Companions of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to gain blessings from the blessed relics of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). They also used the Tabarukaats as a means of having their prayers accepted.

Volumes can be written concerning the respect and honour that should be accorded to Islamic Relics and this little booklet cannot fully serve that purpose. The author has placed a few facts before the readers in order that the beliefs of the true believers be reinforced and that their Imaan and practices be increased.

For those people of corrupt perceptions and wicked hearts who say that Tabarukaats are Bid`at (Innovation) and that they are Haraam (Prohibited), and are who opposed to the blessings that can be gained from the religious relics and blessed belongings, let this book serve as exposing their falsehood and as a means of correcting themselves.

ALLAHU RABBU MUHAMMADIN SALLA ALAIHI WASALLAMA
NAHNU IBAADI MUHAMMADIN SALLA ALAIHI WASALLAMA

Bismillah Hir Rahmaan Nir Raheem
Nahmadahu Wa Nusalli A`la Rasoolihil Kareem