English translation of Maktubat Imam Rabbani (selective 100) | Mujaddid Alf sani | Sheikh Ahmad sirhindi
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First of all, I thank Allahu ta'ala. I pronounce my salat, salam and benedictions over His beloved Prophet. Be it known that there are seven words in the adhan. [They add up to fifteen by repetition. It is the adhan to pronounce these fifteen words and to hear them. When it is pronounced melodiously through a loud-speaker, these words cannot be heard. In this case, what we hear is a buzzing sound, repetition or something which cannot be understood. So, loud-speakers destroy the adhan, rather than being a means for pronouncing it.]
1 - ALLAHU AKBAR: Allahu ta'ala is the greatest. He needs nothing. He is too great to need the worships of His slaves. Worships give no benefit to Him. In order to settle this important meaning well in minds, the word is repeated four times. [The first and the third r's are recited with jazm or fatha in wasl.]
2 - ASH'HADU AN LA ILAHA IL-LAL-LAH: Though He does not need anyone's worship owing to His greatness, I bear witness and certainly believe that none besides Him is worthy of being worshipped. Nothing is like Him.
3 - ASH'HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASULULLAH: I bear witness and believe that Hadrat Muhammad 'sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam' is the Prophet sent by Him, that he is the communicant of the way of the worships liked by Him, that only worships communicated and shown by him are suitable.
4-5 - HAYYA 'ALASSALAH, HAYYA 'ALALFALAH: These are the two words inviting the Believers to namaz, which causes happiness and salvation.
6 - ALLAHU AKBAR: No one can do the worship worthy of Him. He is so great, so far from anyone's worship being worthy of Him or suitable for Him.
7 - LA ILAHA IL-LAL-LAH: He, alone, has the right to be worshipped, to humiliate oneself before. Along with the fact that no one can do the worship worthy of Him, no one besides Him is worthy of being worshipped.
Greatness of the honor in namaz should be understood from the greatness of these words selected to inform everybody with it.
Translation of a Persian line:
"The year's prolificity is predictable by the spring."
O Our Allah! For the sake and honor of the Master and the highest of Prophets 'alaihi wa alaihimussalawatu wattaslimat', include us among those who perform namaz as you like them to and who will thus be rescued from Thine torment! Amin.
[In the section on the sura of Inshirah, the tafsir of Sawi quotes, "Allahu ta'ala said, 'I will exalt your name in the East, in the West and everywhere on the globe.' " When a distance of a longitude is traveled towards the west, the time of each namaz comes four minutes later. At the end of every 28 kilometers towards the west, the adhan of the same namaz is repeated with an interval of one minute. Thus, the adhan is called in every place of the world every moment, and Muhammad's 'alaihissalam' name is heard everywhere. It is written in the explanation of Shir'at-ul-Islam, "When somebody came to Hadrat Abdullah ibn 'Umar and said, 'I like you very much for Allah's sake,' he answered, 'And for Allah's sake I don't like you at all, because you call the adhan melodiously like singing.' "]