The Life of Hazrat Shah Shahidullah Faridi

Circle - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 16th March 2011 - 62 mins 4 secs

The last few centuries have seen many an Englishman and Englishwoman convert to Islam. Prominent figures in the modern Muslim collective consciousness, their journeys into the faith have often-time been sources of amazement and wonder to all who would hear them. And yet one would be hard pressed to find an account more stirring and more beautiful than that of John Gilbert Lennard. Born in 1915 into an upper class family, Lennard's heart was turned towards Islam after reading Imam Hujwiri's Kashf al-Mahjub.

In this memorable circle Sheikh Abdal Hakim traces out Shah Shahidullah's life, from the spires of Oxford to the slums of Karachi, from the world of Wodehouse to the realm of Data Ganj Baksh, Baba Fareed Ganjshakar and his own Sheikh, Hazrat Maulana Syed Muhammad Zauqi Shah

In an age of scepticism and doubt, the life of Shah Shahidullah Faridi stands out as a beacon of light, a proof of the spiritual way and the heights that man can reach when he sets out with sincerity on the path towards the Divine.

May Allah accept Shah Shahidullah's efforts and prayers in this life, and grant him the heights of paradise and proximity to the ones he loves in the next. Ameen.

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m abdAllah said...


shahid fazal said...

Good lecture........I have always loved Shaykh AHM khutbas.......I crave for more......May Allah preserve Shaykh AHM and the likes of him.....aameen.

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Anonymous said...

asalaam alaikum,
The biography of Shaikh Shaidullah is interesting to listen to and at the same time I would like to point out that visiting Ajmer dargah or any other dargah is a Biddah in Islam and so is having a Murshid and become his Mureed.
One should instead learn Quran and Hadith in depth and understand it and be motivated and influenced by it. There are many examples of Englishmen and other non-muslims who reverted to Islam this way rather than doing biddath and just zikr. The life history of prophet Muhammad is the best example for all Muslims and not some murshids from India.

Hamid said...

Selam a lekum :)
Would you happen to know if Shaykh Abdal Hakim Winters is planning to visit the United States any time this year?
Thank you very much for your time.:)
jazak allah khair
selam a lekum

Anonymous said...

Salam 'alaykum,
I was moved to hear the life story of Hazrat Shah Shahidullah (raheem'Allah). In particular when he returned to England to visit his ailing mother and family, and of his closeness to his brother. A shining example of Light upon light.
Thank you, CKetc for watering our souls.