By: Hazrat Maulana Abu Sa’ad Mufti Fateh
Amongst these Divine Spiritual personalities and the Respected Scholars, a most honorable active scholar is also the respected personality of Hazrat Allaamah Muhammad Shafee Okarvi (Mercy on him). Whose august existence, in his sanctified life, is an unexpected blessing for the bondsmen of the Almighty Allah for receiving eternal prosperity and is a very superior standard and the truly ultimate practical model for success.
The Honorable Hazrat Khateeb-e-A’zam (Allaah have mercy on him) by his heart-warming discourses, guidance and accomplished character gave the hearts of the bondmen of Almighty Allaah the lesson of love of Sarwar-e-Kaaienaat [The Chief of the Universe].
Mahboob-e-Rabb-ul- Aalameen [The Most Beloved of the Creator of the Universe] the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam). Because until the love of Huzoor Pur Noor [The Grand Prophet filled with Luminance/Divine Light] the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) is not more than even our own parents, a person cannot be the processor of the Perfect Faith.
AL Hamdu Lil Laah [By the Grace of Allaah Almighty], he remained busy day and night in saving the lively and flourishing Garden of this strong Religion from infidelity and ill-religiousness, falsehood and wickedness and against the stormy wind of insolence which arise to demean the status of the Prophet-hood and in enhancing its beauty and elegance.
This is the reason, that especially in Karachi, and all over Pakistan, where ever his gatherings were held, there amid millions of faithful believers the scent of the love of Sarwar-e-Kaunaien [The Chief of the Universe] the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) is still passing onits fragrance.
Al Hamdu Lil Laah, after his departing, there was such an effect of his complete favorable bounties on his eldest son, the respected Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi (May Allaah continue his grace), that even today, there is still a gathering of several thousands of people in the sacred Jaame Masjid Gulzaar-e-Habeeb, on every Friday…..
May Almighty Allaah by the Grace of His Blessed Beloved keep Allaamah Kaukab Noorani alive for a long time with ever lasting health and safety. So that, the Garden of love and adoration which Hazrat Allaamah Muhammad Shafee Okarvi (Allaah have mercy on him) had sowed, Allaamah Kaukab Noorani (May Allaah continue his grace) would keep it flourishing. Aameen Summa Aameen [So be it again so be it].
Hazrat Allamah Muhammad Shafee Okarvi (Allah have mercy on him) has two other worthy sons. The three of the brothers by the grace of the good supplications of their respected father possessthe visible qualities of good character and behavior, humility and humbleness, hospitality and refinement. This world is filled with many eloquent speakers, expertise of language, sweet voiced, pleasant speakers.
But Aashiq-e-Rasool [The true Lover of the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam], Fanaafir-Rasool [Most completely Devoted in the love of the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam] Hazrat Allaamah Al Haaj Muhammad Shafee Okarvi (Allaah have mercy on him), Shahbaaz-e-Khitaabat [The Soaring Flyer of Oration], Peer-e-Tareeqat [The Grand Guide of Spiritual Path], Fakhr-e-Ahle Sunnat [The Pride of Ahle Sunnat], had such proficiency on the skill of Oration that in whichever gathering he would go and give a speech he would captivate it and the gathering would besome what in a spell-bound state.
It would feel in the hearts that there is no one present there beside Allaamah Okarvi. In which ever topic he would express his thoughts none of its aspect would remain thirsty.
From every word of this discourse the scent of the love of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) would be fragrant. Where ever he would make a speech, the flags of the opponents would hang down. The immense love of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) was the wealth, asset and the title of his life. It was also the love and devotion of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) that all his life he gave the lesson of the love of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam). Along with the skills of oration and discourse, the passion of association which Almighty Allaah had bestowed him with pen and paper, it was also one of its own kind.……
His pen would be used for the support and the truth fulness of the Religion and to uncover the ill-fadedness of the enemies of Islaam. The sacred pen of Allaamah Okarvi (Allaah have mercy on him) never came in action for the greed of wealth. As said by the Imaam of Ahle Sunnat Shaah Ahmad Razaa Khan Faazil-e-Barelvi (Allaah have mercy on him),
Karuun Midh-e-Ahle Duwal Razaa
Pa`ray Is Balaa Mayn Mayree Balaa
I would praise the wealthy worldly people
Why would my misery fall in this misery
Mayn Gadaa Huun Apnay Kareem Kaa
Mayraa Deen Paraa-e-Naan Naheen
I am the beggar of the Most Gracious Beloved Prophet
My religion is not a piece of bread
It is also the quality of his writings [books] that it is full of evidences and free from violence, and bitterness. The books which has passed through my glance [this humble person] are the following; Zikr-e-Haseen, Imaam Paak Aur Yazeed Paleed, Raah-e-Aqeedat, Dars-e-Tauheed Apnay Aaeenay Mayn, Sawaabul Ibaadaat Ilaa Arwaahil Amwaat, Zikr-e-Jameel, Barakaat-e-Meelaad, Raah-e-Haqq, (Anmbiyaa Aur Auliyaa Ko Nidaa Ka Jawaaz), Safeenah-e-Nuuh, Namaaz Mutarjam, Anwaar-e-Risaalat….. Whenever I [this humble person] had the chance of going to Karachi, then definitely I would have the honour of meeting the respected Hazrat Khateeb-e-A’zam (Allah have mercy on him).
In the province of Baluchistan, the most initial establishment of the organization of Jamaa’at-e-Ahle Sunnat was found by Hazrat Maulana Okarvi (Allaah have mercy on him).
And it was him who raised the voice of Truth with passion and zeal for the True Path of Ahle Sunnat. Many times, I [this humble person] invited the respected Hazrat (Allah have mercy on him) for giving lectures in the gatherings in Quetta, Sibbi, Mastung, which he never discarded, even though he was also always very busy in Karachi. He would come here after travelling by such a long journey but he would never disappoint us.
He would enlighten the hearts of the audience by describing the attributes and the qualities of the Beloved of Almighty Allah the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam). May Almighty Allah elevates his statuses. And would fill his sacred grave with His blessings. Aameen Summa Aameen .
We are very delighted that after the departing of the respected Hazrat Khateeb-e-A’zam (Allah have mercy on him) his blessed son Allamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi (May Allaah continue his grace) is full-filling the Masnad (legacy/inheritance) of his respected father in the best possible ways. After the departing of his respected father, he has also made dynamic efforts in bringing the remaining construction work of the blessed Jaame Masjid Gulzaar-e-Habeeb to its completion. Also, is fulfilling the obligation of oration more than the expectations.
He has also done remarkable magnificence in the field of writing publications and books. The book which the respected Allaamah Saahib has written after the departing of his respected mother, that book is filled with the feeling of such emotions that even if the reader has the heart of a stone, then also, tears will flow from his eyes. It is our supplication may Almighty Allaah increase his power of writing even more. Aameen Summa Aameen
This bondsman prays, that the respected son, the gracious one, Allaamah Saahib by staying energetic with hand and body would keep flourishing Ahle Sunnat with his bountiful qualities. Aameen Summa Aameen