This website has been created in memory and appreciation of my Murshid,
Hazrat Pir Ghulam Habib (Naqshbandi) (R.A.). He was born on 2nd
December, 1904 (23rd Ramadhan, 1322 AH) and passed away on 21st
September, 1989 (19 Safar,1410 AH) at the age of 85 years. He was also my late
father's Murshid (Pir) since 1969. My father passed away on the 13th
February, 1981. During his lifetime he remained very attached to Pir
Saheb and Pir Saheb too was very fond of him.
My father first met him in Makkahtul Mukarramah in
1969 (1388 AH) at
Haj time while doing Tawaaf. Hazrat was sitting among his Mureeds on the
Mataaf area between Hajre Aswad and Rukn Yamani. My father got attracted
because of the great personality of Hazrat Sahab with people sitting
around him. He joined them and then followed him to Madina and requested Hazrat Sahab to
accept him as his Mureed. He was made a Mureed in Madina Munawwarah. We
are greatly indebted to our father for having found and introduced
Hazrat Pir Saheb to us. May Allah reward him immensely for this, Ameen.
During the years of 1987 (Sept/Oct) and 1988
(June/July), when Hazrat was aged 83 and 84 respectively, I was
privileged to be his Khadim. I was also privileged to stay and perform
Haj with him in 1988 (1408 AH). While in UK, I traveled around the UK with him during his Bayaan programs. I recorded some of his Bayaans on a tape recorder. I
created a collection of about 30 cassettes. I have treasured these since
Pir Sahab passed away in September 1989.
In order to share these with you, I decided to create this website
and include his Bayaans for you to listen and download in MP3. These are
exactly as the original recording without editing of content or sound
Pir Sahab (RA) was a great personality of this
time and age. I have
never seen or met any greater Pir (Mentor) in my life. He was the
most genuine, sincere and humble person I have ever met. He was the most beautiful person I
have ever seen in my life. His face was so full of "noor" that one was
immediately reminded of Allah by seeing him. He had a naturally fair skin
complexion and all his hair was white. Even his eye brows were white. He
was tall and of strong built. He was not fat.
He closely observed the Sunnah in
every aspect of his life. I have not seen him doing anything against the
Sunnah and Shariah. He truly practiced what he preached. He had the best and perfect Akhlaq (manners)
- rarely found in others in this age. He was very hygienic and observed
cleanliness in every way. His teeth were sparkling white. They were his
natural teeth. His clothes and body were always clean and fresh. He never
had a foul smell. He was very particular about his personal hygiene. He was
never scruffy and used to get angry at those who were.
He used to wear a white Kurta (Jubba) with loose
sleeves and no collar. The length of his Kurta used to be below his
knees but above his ankles. (somewhere between his ankles and knees).
His Izaar was above his ankles. He used to wear a white Amaamah. He
could wrap this neatly and perfectly on his head without looking in the
mirror. He also used to keep a white "roomal" (scarf) with him over his
shoulder when walking. He used to walk with an "Aasaa" (long stick) - like
the one used on Jummah for Khutbah. He had a habit of taking long
walks regularly. He really had so many special
qualities that it is really difficult for me to explain here. In short,
all I can say is that he was a true slave and lover of Rasoolullah
(SAW). I just wonder how beautiful and great our beloved Prophet
Muhammad (SAW) himself was, if this was the condition of his simple
We will always remain indebted to him for his fatherly love
that he gave to me and to my brothers, and the invaluable spiritual and
exemplary guidance that we
received from him.
We simply can not repay him. All we can do is to pray to the Almighty
Allah to reward him immensely and raise his status in Jannah. Until we
meet him there, Insha-Allah, we
will always miss him. Every time I listen to his Bayaans on the cassettes, my
eyes are filled with tears. They carry a new meaning every time I listen
to them. I never tire from listening to them. His Bayaans are unique in
many ways. His Bayyans are based on only the Qur'aan and Hadith -
nothing else. He used to love listening, reading and preaching the
Qur'aan. He was a Hafeez-ul-Qur'aan (committed the whole Qur'aan to him
memory). His knowledge and understanding of the Qur'aan and Hadith was
very extensive. Many great Ulema have also testified to this fact. I am
also convinced that he was one of the greatest Pir (Shaikh) of this time and
This website is the least I can do to appreciate and
acknowledge his favours, not just to our family, but to all of us who
were his Mureeds (spiritual students) in UK and abroad. By listening to and
presenting his Bayaans on this website, I hope to spiritually revive
myself and others. Also, maybe, in small way, promote Hazrat Pir Saheb's mission of Tabligh.
May Allah accept this work, Ameen.
Hazrat had commissioned over 20 very
capable "Khulafa" (representatives) during his life time to carry on his
work after his demise. His sons were also entrusted with these
responsibilities. Alhamdu-Lillah, they are all fulfilling their duty and
many people around the world are spiritually benefiting from them. Many Mureeds of Hazrat Pir Saheb have renewed their "Beit" with his Khulafa
after Hazrat's demise. I have done the same with Hazrat Ismail Ahmad
Wadee Sahab of Blackburn, UK. He is now my Shaikh and he too is the greatest Pir (Shaikh)
of this time and age. He
was born on the 07th February, 1921 and is aged 86 at this time.
May Allah make
him live long, Ameen. I have included some of his Bayaans on the
"Bayaans by Khulafa" page.
I would appreciate any material
or comments that might be good for the website.
Insha-Allah, in future, I hope to include Bayaans by his
sons and his Khulafa.
Also I intend to include introduction and update of activities of the religious institutions (Darul Uloom's) established
by Hazrat Pir Saheb and by his sons; (Late) Hazrat Moulana Abdur Rehman and Hazrat
Moulana Abdur Raheem. There are more that three institutions in Chakwal presently
run and managed by Hazrat Moulana Abdur Rahim. Please see the photo
Gallery Section for a glimpse of these Darul Ulooms.