Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | December 2, 2011

Project: Getting the Khulasah Printed in Mughal Script


Bismi Llah…

as-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatu Llah,

The khulasah, as some may be aware, is a concise book of selected adhkar (litanies), to be recited at various stages throughout the day and week, compiled by Habib ‘Umar b. Hafiz. Existing prints do exist, though often these are without harakat (the signs above and beneath Arabic script), and in a script unfamilliar to many of us, particularly those of subcontinental origin.

A solution to this was devised, designed to enable those less familliar with Arab script, particularly those with heritage from the Indian subcontinent, to access the beautiful selection of Adhkar present in the Khulasah. Since the script utilised in virtually all the Qur’ans and other religious texts from the subcontinent was the mughal one, it was decided that the khulasah should too have a mughal scripted version.

This, of course, requires a professional calligrapher – and as many of us are aware, traditional arts such as calligraphy, due to the amount of time and effort put into them, do not come at a cheap price. We therefore need your help. Those involved have sent us a message, with the following information on the preferred method of donation:

As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah,

In response to the call of the Prophet, peace be upon him, ‘The best of deeds are those that are small but consistent.”

We are a group of brothers from the United Kingdom who are intending to put together a Mughal Script Khulasa that will in sha Allah serve the Muslim communities worldwide. The intention here is to first raise £4200 and then ask a specialist calligrapher in Pakistan to complete the first Mughal Script Khulasa.

Khulasa al-Madad al-Nabawi (The Essence of the Prophetic Support) is a book of duas, adhkar, awrad and qasa’id (spiritual odes) which are used in Tarim, Yemen. It is further read across the world by those who follow the Ba’Alawi tariqa (spiritual path) and by those who have no particular way but nevertheless follow the Prophetic methodology. The book has been compiled by Sayyidi al-Habib Umar b. Muhammad b. Hafiz (may Allah (Exalted is He)  help us to benefit from him). It is a book of Prophetic invocations that is read by Muslims to connect to Allah (Exalted is He) and the Prophet (upon him be peace and blessings) from the beginning to the end of the day.

The idea itself is simple; for a group of us to begin depositing into an account a small amount of money each week/month (as little as £5 a month), each of us would set this up as a standing order making the process efficient and easy to run. From this we can then develop our intentions of creating a Mughal Script Khulasa.

Details of the account are as follows;

Name; Ghafar Sher

Bank; Natwest

Sort code; 56-00-45

Account Number; 21947198

We ask that everybody finds at least three other people to sign up to this. For those who want to donate but not set up a standing order, you’re welcome to do this as well in sha Allah.  In addition, it would be appreciated if you could please contemporaneously submit an email to the following address khulasaproject@hotmail.co.uk and provide your name in full and how much you have kindly donated.

For those who require more information, please read the previous post. Also, feel free to contact us on khulasaproject@hotmail.co.uk

We thank you all for your willingness in wanting to spread good.

JazakAllah Khair

The Khulasa Project

For more information, see this.

khulasa-al-madad-brief-2011 

By Sayyidi Suleiman .

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