These where our Elders: Anecdotes from the lives of the Akabirin
This thread will be dedicated to our elders, the Akabirin; who have left for us an example to learn from, follow and spread. These where the Akabirin who for their whole lives sacrificed for the deen; who where pillars of knowledge and upholders of the Sunnah. They gave their lives on the battlefield and on the gallows. Today, we reminisce from their lives and yearn to be able to follow in their path while acknowledging that we are not even worth the dust on their shoes.
Mawlana Shabbir Ahmad Saloojee, the principal of Dar al-'Ulum Zakariyya, mentions the importance of linking ourselves with the Akabirin. He quotes Mawlana Abd al-Qadir Raipuri ():
"Once Mawlana Abd al-Qadir Raipūri () stated: " Some ignorant people complain that: "why do you always speak of the Akabirin?" He replied: "what can I do? I found the lives of our Akabirin, every single one of them to be in conformity with the Sunnah and teachings of our beloved Nabi ()."
Biographies of our 'Ulama
Pearls of our Elders
This is a small effort to highlight the status of our Akabirin and to honour their rank.