Book Title: Dua The Core of Worship
Author: Shaykh Naqi Ali Khan al-Qadiri, al-Barkaati [d1297h]
Translated By: Abdul Hadi Qadiri
Translation of: Du’a
Publisher: Sufi Pages
Format: [A5+] Paperback
‘Dua The Core of Worship’ is the first ever English translation of the celebrated work on Ibaadah (worship) by Shaykh Hadrat Allama Naqi Ali Khan, may Allah be pleased with him, [d.1297h] the illustrious and noble father of the Reviver and Reformer of Islam, AlaHadrat Shaykh Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, may Allah Almighty sanctify his secret, [d.1340h].
Du’a is a conversation with Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, our Creator, our Lord and Master, the All-Knowing, the All-Powerful and most Compassionate. This act in itself is the most uplifting, liberating, empowering and transforming conversation a person can ever have. We feel relieved and empowered after having communicated with Almighty Allah. Du’a is the essence of Ibadah. A person who sincerely engages in Du’a understands exactly the relationship between himself and the Creator and affirms it through his actions. That is, the brain of worship!
We believe that by reading this book, you will be well informed into looking at Du’a from a totally new constructive perspective and also when you adhere closely to the advices concerning Du’a written in this book by two of the giants in the field of Islamic knowledge. The reader’s life will certainly move towards the brighter side. In sha Allah Du’a can change your life, your outlook and your fate. It is the most potent weapon of a Muslim, but it only works for those who diligently and sincerely use it!
About the Author : Allama Shaykh Naqi Ali Khan, al-Qadiri alayhir ar-Rahman, was a renowned mudarris (teacher) and a prolific writer. Most of his time was engaged in teaching & instilling the excellence of knowledge in the hearts of the community. His deep insight in complicated matters dazzled the contemporary ulama (scholars) of his time so much so that they conferred the title of Ra’eesul-Muhaqqiqeen (The Master of the Research Scholars) on him. Indeed, this title befitted him.
He is known to have written over 50 books on various subjects, amongst them, “Suroor al-Qulub fi Zikri Mawlud al-Mahbub” and “Al-Kalaam al-Awdah fi Tafsir Sura Alam-Nash’rah”, received high distinctive and status amongst Islamic literature. Spiritually he was a senior disciple and Khalifa of the Grand Master Ghawth al-Waqt, Khatim al-Akaabir, Sayyid Ale’Rasul Ahmadi, al-Husaini al-Barkaati, alayhi ar-Rahman, and also received the Ijaza of Hadith Shareef from his shaykh. The shaykh was a student of the celebrated Muhaddith, Allama Shah Abd ‘al-Aziz Muhaddith al-Dehlawi, alayhi ar-Rahman w’al-Ridwan. Shaykh Naqi Ali also received Ijaza of Hadith in Makkah Mukarrama from the illustrious Ustadh al-Ulama, al-Shaykh al-Haram, Shaykh Sayyid Ahmad Zayni Dahlaan al-Makki, alayhi ar-Rahman.
It was in the 19th Century (13th Hijri) that Allama Naqi Ali, alayhi ar-Rahman, laid the foundation of a Darul-Ifta in Bareilly Shareef. This Darul-Ifta later became the nucleus and fountainhead of fiqah in the whole world. Shaykh Naqi Ali Khan, alayhi ar-Rahman, was a distinguished and great jurist of his time. He passed away in Bareilly shareef in 1297AH. He had personally groomed his noble son, Imam Ahmad Raza Khan, and perfected him as a ‘Master Jurist’ at the tender age of 13 years. And the rest is history. —Edited from Raza.org.za.
Table of Contents : Dua The Core of Worship
—Chapter . Concerning the Excellence of Du’a,
—Chapter . The Ethics of Du’a and the Essentials linked to its Acceptance,
—Chapter . The Times of Acceptance of Dua,
—Chapter . The Places where Du’as are Accepted,
—Chapter . Ism e A’zam and other Words that make Du’as Accepted,
—Chapter . Obstacles in the Acceptance of Du’a,
—Chapter . Those things that Du’a should not be made for,
—Chapter . Concerning those whose Du’as are Accepted by Allah Almighty,
—Chapter . Concerning those Good Deeds when done, does not require a person to make Du’a,
—Chapter . Some important Questions and Answers concerning Du’a,
—Supplement : Concerning Seeking from Anyone Other Allah Almighty,
—Conclusion : Some Methods of Performing Salat al-Hajat,