Friday, 2 August 2013

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Maulana Mufti Zainul Abideen Elder of Raiwind Markaz Lahore, Pakistan

Zaln-ul-Abideen, Maulana Mufti 
born. Rabi'-ul-Oola 5, 1335HI January 1,1917 
Born in Marri Indus (Mianwali, Pakistan), he went to school first and passed elementary examination. 

He did 'review of Hadees' from Dabhel (India) in 1940. Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani (b. Muharram 10, 130SH/ September 29, 1887 d. Safr 20, 1369H/ December 13, 1949) has been his among his teachers. Tafseer and fiqh have been his special subjects. 
He came to the work of Tableegh in about 1943 and attended Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Ilyas RAHMAtullah A"LAIHE in the days of his last illness. He was in the 4th jamii'at which was sent to Sa'udia on July 6, 1947, in order to institute the work of Tableegh over there. Later, he was made the Ameer of Tableeghi Jamd'at in Sa'udia; there he spent about 2 years. He came to Pakistan on April 22, 1950. He became the disciple of Sheikh-ul-Hadess Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya RAIIMATULLAH A'LAIHE in 1944. In 1963, he established Dar-ulUloom Faisalabad (Pakistan). He has been close to Majlis-e-Ah 'rare- Islam as well. He has travelled from country to country in Tableeghi journeys. Human-development, Emaan (Faith) and sincerity are the main topics of his lectures. 
He speaks in the light of reason, and very frequently discusses the issue of human rights in the light of Islam and common-sense.

Maulana Zainul abideen was very close to Hazrathji Maulana Inam ul Hassan (ra) and was one of the 10 shura members created by Hazrathji to choose an ameer after him.

Although after Hazrathji's death the shura couldnot choose an ameer , instead they made a Faisal of 3 members . Maulana Zainul abideen (ra) always regretted that they could not choose an ameer. 

Maulana Zainul Abideen was very close to Haji Abdul Wahab Sahab . Maulana many a times used to say the incident that occurred during Partition of India and Pakistan. When it was Publicly announced by British Government about the Partition of India. A Mashwara was conducted about efforts of Tablighi jamaat in  Pakistan. Maulana Ilyas(ra) after a very emotional speech asked the members present there as who was ready to serve their life for the efforts of Tabligh in Pakistan, All the people present there were the residents of Current India. After a gap of silence Haji abdul Wahab sahab raised his hand and said that he would dedicate his life for efforts of Tabligh in Pakistan. At that very movement Maulana Zain ul abideen also raised his hand for same Purpose . He used to say that from that very movement i always was a hand behind Haji Abdul Wahab  in every Kahir that occured in efforts of Tabligh. He used to regret as what made him delay in raising his hand before Haji sahab. He deeply loved and admired Haji Abdul Wahab though the latter was not even Hafiz or Alim while Former being a renowned Mufti.

One of most incident that Maulana Saad (db) used  to describe about him was that which occurred at the time of Maulana Ilyas (ra), where in once Mufti Zainul abideen was residing in Markaz Nizamuddin, he was waiting for to lead a Jamaat which was still to be completed, Some members of Jamaat were About to Join After a week . Mufti Zainul abideen took the Permission of Maulana Ilyas(ra) to visit the renowned Khanqa of Maulana Khaeel Saharanpuri, Maulana Ilyas gave him permission but said him to come a day before the rawangi of Jamaat, Mufti sahab went to the Khanqa and was so much involved in the spiritual environment that he forgot to return to markaz on time instead he was late for 3 days. Maulana Ilyas became very worried and wrote a letter to Hazrath Shaik Maulana Zakariya describing the incident of Mufti sahab. Hazrath shaik immediately wrote a letter to Mufti sahab in which the main point was "Inferadi aamaal ke pahaard ijtemai aamaal ke zarrey ke barabar nahi hosaktey, Aap fauri Markaz ko rawana hojaiye" {"The Mountains of Independent deeds are not even equal to the small particles of Group deeds, You must immediately return to markaz" }. Many a times Maulana Saad sahab on visit to Raiwand Markaz during the Annual Raiwand IJTEMA requested mufti Sahab to tell that incident mentioned above. Once Mufti sahab forgot to say that incident and was about to end the bayaan so maulana Saad [who was in his twenties ] came close to him and reminded mufti sahab to please tell the incident before ending the bayaan, mufti sahab smiled at Maulana saad and said that incident before ending the bayaan.