Urs Report 2011 FeaturedWritten by محبوب حسين الأزهرى
Alhamdulillah once again the Urs was a success with a great turnout and a multitude of speakers, each paying glowing tributes to Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah Al-Azhari (RA). The programme started promptly after Dhur prayer and speakers from all over participated in paying their respects to the great Shaykh, teacher, reviver and servant of Islam. Most notable speeches were those of Mufti Iqbal Chishti, Mufti Khan Muhammad Qadri and Shaykh Sayyid Hashmi Mian, who all praised the Shaykh with their words of wisdom and dispelled any doubts in any persons minds as to who the great Shaykh was and in the eyes of people of authority and position, who held a position amongst the elite, Justice Pir Muhammad Karam Shah Al-Azhari (RA) was far from an average individual. He was someone, who according to Mufti Iqbal Chishti, gave the title 'Pir' value and recognition, in a time when the name had lost its worth and importance.
Shaykhuna Pirzada Imdad Hussain reminded the people of the Girls School Project and asked them to donate generously, to which people opened their hearts. It was truly an inspiring event and people left with their souls and spirits replenished and recharged. May Allah raise the rank of Zia ul-Ummat (RA) and through his grace and that of the beloved Prophet peace be upon him grant us success in this life and the hereafter. Finally congratulations are in order for Al-Haj Muhammad Akram sahib from Norway and Allama Najib ur Rahman also from Norway on receiving their Khilafah from Shaykhuna Pirzada Imdad Hussain, may Allah shower his blessings upon them.
Wasalaam wa Rahmatullah.
Allama Hafiz Mahboob Hussain al-Azhari BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MA (RES) Secretary of WAAG (World Association of Al-Azhar Graduates) UK, a mureed of Hazrat Zia-Ul-Ummat Shaykh Pir Justice Pir Karam Shah Al-Azhari and a student of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada. As such, Mahboob Hussain is the founder and resident scholar of PirKaramShah.com. He was born in Pakistan in 1976 Mahboob Hussain arrived in the UK in 1978 where he settled in Dewsbury. In 1980 he began his primary Islamic studies under Abul In’am Muhammad Abdul Bari Chishti and followed that by memorisation of the Qur'ân. After completing his GCSE’s in 1993 he rejoined his teacher in Jamia al-Karam, which at that time was at the former site in Milton Keynes, where under his tutelage and the auspicious guidance of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, he began his studies in Arabic and Islamic studies and A Levels. Here he was fortunate to meet with his Shaykh, the Ummah’s Luminary, Justice Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari (ra) and pledged his allegiance to him.
After completing his A Levels and studies in Jamia al-Karam in 1997, he was fortunate to pursue his studies in Jamia al-Azhar, Cairo where he gained a BA honours from the Department of Theology, specialising in the science of Prophetic Traditions. After completing his studies in 2000, he returned to the UK and spent a year teaching Arabic and Islamic studies in his local town Dewsbury. In 2001 he began BSc in Computing and Information Studies in the University of Bradford, which he completed in 2005 and immediately rejoined Shaykh M I H Pirzada at Jamia al-Karam as a teacher. Mahboob Hussain has achieved his MA thesis by research at the University of Leeds titled ‘Jewish Anecdotes in Qur'ânic Exegesis’ and is currently looking forward to his upcoming PhD InshAllah. He is also involved in alot of other literary work, such as English translation of selected surahs of Tafsir Zia-Ul-Quran, soon to be exclusively released on pirkaramshah.com.