All praises go to Allah Pak Rabbul ‘Alamin, WHO created us, then made us the ummah of Habeebullah, Huzur Pak Swallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam and placed us on complete Dween Islam.
Countless Durud and Salam for the last Rwasool, Sayeedul Mursaalin, Imaamul Mursaalin, Noor-i-Mujassam, Huzur Pak Swallallahu Alaihi Wa Salam, Who holds all the Ilm (knowledge) of the universe from the beginning till the end of it’s creation. Numerous Swalat and Salam for our beloved (Aqa) Imaamul Aimmah, Muhyus Sunnah, Kutubul ‘Alam, Ghausul ‘Azam, Mamduh Hadrat Murshid Qibla Mudda Zilluhul ‘Aalee Who is a true Waris (successor) of that Ilm that has been left back by Sayeedul Mursaalin, Imaamul Mursaalin, Huzur Pak Swallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam. In order to promote and expand that knowledge among people and raising them in the light of Nubuwah and teaching them the correct lessons of dween Islam, our Aqa, the most revered Mamduh, Hadrat Murshid Qibla of Dhaka Rajarbag Durbar Shareef had established a madrassa, called “Muhammadia Jamiya Shareef”.
Muhammadia Jamya Shareef is indeed the best institute of the age for imparting religious lessons. Special emphasis is placed on the aspects of learning Ilm-i-Tasawuf besides teaching Ilm-i-Fiqh so that the students could earn the very satisfaction of Allah Pak and His Habeeb, Huzur Pak Swallallahu Alaihi Wa Salam through following and imitating Sunnah and remaining firm on practicing those.
There have come up numerous Madrassa in this sub-continent so far but they have failed to make true Allah-Wala (absolute Allah-minded) people. A close observation on history would make the reasons clear. Muhammadia Jamya Shareef has come up as the only answer to all these failure.
Lessons on Tasawf:
A Madrassa is established for the purpose of making people Allah-Wala (Allah-loving). In order to do that, one has to learn all those lessons those have been made mandatory in Shariah. From that point of view, undergoing lessons of both Ilm-i-Fiqh and Ilm-i-Tasawf are Fard (must). It is possible to gain some knowledge on Ilm-i-Fiqh by studying at a madrassa but learning Ilm-i-Tasawf is never possible without the guidance of a competent Murshid (path-finder). In early days, students used to complete their studies in the madrassa and then engaged themselves in achieving Ilm-i-Tasawf by being bayat (being disciple) of a competent Murshid. After the madrassa were introduced here in this sub-continent, learners did not find the true Sohbat (companionship) of a true guide. Sadly, learners were not provided due encouragement also in this regard. Number of competent Murshid was few as well. It is easy to raise a huge building for a madrassa and run few courses there but imparting knowledge on Tasawf shall not be easy until it is raised under the blessings of a true Murshid and that the students are conducted under His special guidance.
The quality of education of an institute depends on its management and its curriculum. Analyzing the history, it has been observed that the poor standard of our madrassa education is due to its poor syllabus. It has been experienced that one history student does not have much knowledge on the basics of science subjects. People educated on other subjects do not have a command on the basics of First Aid other than the doctors. Considering this aspects, to give a fundamental concept on important topics, Muhammadia Jamiya Shareef has reorganized its syllabus on more than 40 subjects. Following are the courses:
- Qur’an Shareef. 2. Hadis Shareef 3. Fiqh 4. Ilm-i-Tasawf 5. Aqaeed 6. Arabic Literature (Conduct) 7. Mantiq Usool 9. Persian 10.Urdu 11. Persian Grammer 12. Urdu Grammer 13. Arabic Grammer 14. Ihsan of Islam 15. Bangla 16. Mathematics 17. General Science 18. Economics 19. Trigonometry and Calculus 20. Logic 21. Computer 22. Health and Treatment 23. Geography 24. Physics 25. Accounting 26. Statistics 27. Biology 28. Management 29. International Relations 30. Statics and Dynamics 31. Political Science 32. Chemistry 33. Philosophy 34. Astrology 35. Psychology 36. Journalism 37. General History 38. Nutrition Science 39. Agricultural Science
Specialties of Muhammadia Jamiya Shareef:
- Muhammadia Jamiya Shareef places emphasis not only on achieving academic knowledge but on being true Allah-Wala (Allah-loving) through gaining the satisfaction of Allah Pak and Habeeb of Allah Pak, Sayeedul Mursaalin, Imaamul Mursaalin, Noor-i-Mujassam, Huzur Pak Swallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.
- Imparting lessons of true Aqeeda (concept) of Ahle Sunnat wal Jam’at through a blending of Ilm-i-Fiqh and Ilm-i-Tasawf.
- Places emphasis on practicing Sunnah in every aspect of daily life in move and conduct, dressing, eating and particularly on mandatory Tahazzud prayers and
- Particular stress is given on picking up discipline and manner and etiquette.
- Lessons based on five languages including Bangla, Arabic, Urdu, Persian and English with special emphasis on pronunciation.
- Located in the heart of the city in a wonderful and secure environment. Taught in classes with limited seats.
- Arrangements are there for appearing in exams of Alim, Dakhil, Fazi and Kamil
Students are kept under continuous supervision by a set of well qualified and competent teachers.
- Special considerations are made for Hafiz, meritorious and poor students.
- There is a schedule of serving hygienic and better meals for the residential students.
Some more specialties of the Women madrassa:
- Women madrassa is conducted by well qualified female teachers.
- Strict observance of Purda (hijab) is maintained for the female students.
- For the purpose of learning and practicing, Hijab rules are imposed from the age of 8 or 9.
- There is arrangement for the transportation of non-residential female students.
- Also additional timings are allowed to female learners for imparting exclusive training on manner and etiquette, and ‘amal–akhlaq (practice and beliefs).
Few more merits:
- Particular stress is placed for picking up languages like Bangla, Arabic, Urdu, Persian and English with special emphasis on correct pronunciation.
- Arrangements are there for reciting from the Qur’an Shareef, learning Hamd, Naat, qaseedah and essential rules and regulations and practicing on Islamic literature.
- Students are encouraged to write and recite qaseedah/poetries with a view to flourishing basic talents.
- Qaseedah composed by the students are played for the consumption of all.
- Special measures are taken to listen to waz shareef (speeches) and become good speakers in order to be effective in motivating and inspiring people.
- There are opportunities for tours and excursions.
- Provisions are there for learning basic motor driving and computer for the male students and needle works for the female students.
Sunnati Jame Masjid and Muhammadia Jamiya Shareef: An Intense Relationship
At this stage, we shall highlight upon the background history of raising the Sunnati Jame Masjid. History of Muhammadia Jamiya Shareef is closely related with that of the Masjid. When Sayeedul Mursaalin, Imaamul Mursaalin, Huzur Pak Swallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam made Hizrat (moved) from Makkah Shareef to Madina Shareef along with His Sahaba-i-Kiram RwadiAllahu Ta’ala Anhum, there, along with them, He made bricks out of mud and water, dried them under the sun and put stone-chips in that as well. Collected Date trees for constructing the roof. The Masjid roof was developed out of the date leaves and barks with a mud mix. In the course of following that example of Masjide Nabawi, Imaam and Mujtahid of the age, Mamduh, Hadrat Murshid Qibla Mudda Zilluhul ‘Aalee raised a similar Sunnati Jame Masjid at a place adjacent to His own residence at Dhaka Rajarbag Durbar Shareef.
Construction materials were collected from different parts of Bangladesh through tireless efforts and endless difficulties. Date trees, date leaves and tree trunks were procured respectively from Jessore, Faridpur and Rupganj of Dhaka. Special canes had to be brought from Sylhet through marine routes for the puropose of erecting the roof. A special kind of red coloured soil had to be collected from Dhaka Kodomtala Rajarbag for raising the walls. Stones were brought from Narayanganj. On the sacred Day of 12th Rabiul Awal Shareef, 1406 Hizri (1986), the very construction works for raising the sacred Sunnati Jame Masjid were inaugurated with the collection of a set of expert and efficient hands.
The length of the Sunnati Jame Masjid was 50 feet and 30 feet wide including it’s veranda, Huzra Shareef (residence of Huzur Qibkla) and Suffakhana (living place). The rooftop of the Masjid was 9 inch thick made out of date leaves. The frame of the roof was 2/2 inch thick while the width of it was made out of palm and date trees and had six pillars made out of dater trees. For raising the wall, date leaves, rice husk, jute fibre and stones were mixed with that special red mud. Pebbles were spread on a layer of sand on the floor. Earthen lamps were posted inside the Masjid along with it’s pillars which were collected from Dhaka Thatari Bazar and Tongi. Mustard and olive oil were used to light the lamps. The mattress of the Sunnati Masjid was made of date leaves.
Jainamaz (praying mat) was made out of date leaves as well and Mimbar Shareef (Stairs for reciting Khutbah) containing three stairs was made out of Pine trees brought from Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. Wooden Shaft used during the Khutba (speech) was also made out of date tree. Hand fans made out of Palm leaves were used during the summer period. There was a well raised beside the veranda of the Masjid. Digging only six feet deep, fresh water was found in that well. Some pebbles were spread at the bed of the well while its sides were also covered with few stone chips. Arrangements for ablution were made right on those stones. A little away, on the right side of the well, toilets were fixed. Those toilets also had walls of mud and stone with roofs of date trees and leaves. A big peace of stone was placed outside, beside the veranda, standing on which the Muazzin made Azaan (called for prayers).
Through tireless efforts and huge money involvement, the sacred Sunnati Jame Masjid was completed after working at a stretch for one long year. Mamduh Hadrat Murshid Qibla Mudda Zilluhul ‘Aalee and His associate disciples took part in its making in Sunnati system.
In Masjide Nabawi, the Ahle Suffa (Sahaba-i-Kiram who used to live inside) did Zikr and gained Ilm. According to that Sunnat, here in Sunnati Jame Masjid, the Sufis did Zikr (meditation), Fiqr (deep thinking), ibadat and gained Ilm (knowledge). Latert, when Muhammadia Jamiya Shareef was established, students used to practice on Ilm right from inside that Masjid. Now for greater reforms, the further expansion works of the dimensions of Masjide Nabawi has been completed where millions of Muslims gather. In order to observe that Sunnat and for allowing greater number of students to pursue studies, a plan of raising a 15 storied building has been taken up.
Descriptions of the Project Works of
Sunnati Jame Masjid and Muhammadia Jamiya Shareef
Project Venue: 5, Outer Circular Road, Rajarbag Shareef, Dhaka 1217.
Project Area: About 4 KLatha.
Cost of the Project Land: 1 Crore 25 Lacs (est)
Name of the Project: Construction of the Building for “Sunnati Jame Masjid and Muhammadia Jamiya Shareef”.
Project Period: Approximately 24 months (Oct 2006- Oct 2008)
Total Project Expenditure: Approx 3, 93, 00,000 BDT (including land price)
project Cost for Construction: Approx 2,68,00,000 BDT
Initial Project Expenditure: Approx 70, 00,000 (which should be collected by next Oct)
For the convenience of discussions, this plan of constructing the 15 storied building, the Project has been divided in to three phases:
Phase – 1: Foundation and roof of the ground floor. Approximate cost for this is 55, 00,000 BDT.
Phase – 2: Construction of all roof tops from 1st floor to 15th floor and completion oif walls, windows, plastering and other works of the ground floor. Cost for this part is approximately 1 crore 5 lacs BDT.
Phase – 3: Construction of walls of 1st floor to 15th floor and finishing of doors, windows, plastering, fixing of lifts, generators etc. Approximate cost for this part has been estimated as 1 crore 8 lacs.