Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One Minute's Seminary

One Minute's Seminary (Ek Minute Ka Madrsa) is a compilation of the benefits of Muhi-us-Sunnah Hazrat Maulana Shah Abrar-ul-Haq Sahab Rahmatullah Alaihi by Hakim Muhammed Akhtar Sahab Damatbarkatuhum in AC1989 and reorganized by Maulana Abdul Rauf Sahab Sansarpuri Damatbarkatuhum in AH 1411 (AC 1991). This is a course that is supposed to be covered in three months taking just one minute per day, after either Fajr Prayers or Asr Prayers. The points that are presented daily are
  1. Translation of the wordings of Prayers
  2. Sunnah of Prayers
  3. A Grave Sin
  4. Harms of Sins in the Present World
  5. Benefits of Obedience in This World
 The Mosques that are either implementing this routine or have done it earlier include the Anona House Mosque, the Nabi Karim Mosque, the Jama (Kirmani) Mosque, the Madinah Mosque, all in Hamdard Nagar B, the Rabia Mosque, Maulana Azad Nagar and the New Guest House Mosque of AMU. There might be others also. The book also contains:
  1. Duties in Prayer (7)(Fara-iz-e-Namaz)
  2. Obligations in Prayer (18)(Wajibat-e-Namaz)
  3. Spoilers of Prayer (60) (Mufsidat-e-Namaz)
  4. Undesirables in Prayer (66)(Makroohat-e-Namaz)
The daily reading is covered in a single printed page. A trust from Mumbai has published a book called Only Five Minutes Seminary (Sirf Panch Minute Ka Madrsa). That contains ten items to be covered daily and these occupy two printed pages. The publishers do not divulge further information about them but the material is considered by the scholars to be authentic. And Lord Almighty knows the best.