By Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhalawi
Translated by Shaykh Yusuf Karaan
Unfortunately I could not ascertain the details of how Mawlana Muhammad Qasim Nanautwi (Allah have mercy on him) spent his Ramadan and today there is no one alive who will be able to supply us with that Hajj journey of 1277 AH when he memorised the whole Qur’an. He daily memorised one juz (part), which was then recited in tarawih that evening.
Mawlana Muhammad Yaqoob Nanautwi (Allah have mercy on him) writes in Sawanih Qasmi that in Jumada ‘l-Thani 1277 AH, Mawlana Qasim departed for Hajj and arrived in Makkah at the end of Dhu l-Qa’dah. He arrived in Madinah for ziyarah after Hajj in Safar and only returned to arrive in Bombay at the end of Rabi’ al-Awwal. At home he arrived by Jumada ‘l-Thani.