05 June 2020   12. Shawwal 1441
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Ramadan of Saintly Elders

A Day in the Ramadan of Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Gangohi (Rahimahullah)

A Day in the Ramadan of Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Gangohi (Rahimahullah) - This is a synopsis of a typical day in Ramadan of Hazrat Mufti Sahib (RA). The idea is for us to use this as a means of motivation and encouragement as it gives us an indication of how much a person can achieve if one is serious about earning reward and gaining proximity to Allah Ta'ala. 

Hazrat would wake up at about 2:30am and engage in Nafl Salah till 3:30am followed by a light Sehri which consisted of a few morsels.
He would then continue with Nafl Salah until Fajr. Hazrat would then rest a while after Fajr and Ishraq and wake up at about 7:30am.
Hazrat would then continue with lengthy Nafl Salah. It was amazing how he would muster the strength to perform such lengthy Salah despite old age.

Hazrat remained engaged in Salah with complete attention until about 9:30am. Thereafter, he would listen to the recitation of a few Huffaz and would dictate the answers to his correspondence and Fatawa. This would continue till about 11:00am.
Thereafter, for about 30 minutes
someone would read from Fatawa Mahmoodiyah. Hazrat (RA) would listen and make necessary amendments.

At 11:30am, the book Al-I'tidal used to be read collectively for the Mu'takifeen (those in Itikaf). This continued till about 12:00noon.

Thereafter, time was allocated for those who wished to consult privately with Hazrat.

After Zuhr, Hazrat (RA) would join the Khatam of Aayat-e-Kareema and collective dua. Those who wished to make Bay'at with Hazrat would be allowed to do so.

Hazrat (RA) would then engage in Zikrullah and would focus on those making Zikr. Thereafter, he would rest for a while. After the Asr Azan, Hazrat (RA) would perform his sunnats of Asr and then engage in tilaawat of Quran.

Adapted and edited from Life Of Hazrat Faqihul Ummat (R)

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