By Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhalawi
Translated by Shaykh Yusuf Karaan
A few words have already been mentioned in Fadha’il al-A’mal about the Ramadan practices of Shaykh al-Hind Mawlana Mahmud al-Hasan Deobandi (Allah have mercy on him). Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Husain Ahmad Madani (Allah have mercy on him) writes in his book Safarnama Aseer Malta:
“Because of the fact that Ramadan in Ta’if (Saudi Arabia) was a time of great unrest and upheavals, people could not obtain the necessary foodstuffs they needed and neither could they perform the tarawih salah in the mosques. The masjid of Ibn ‘Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) is the largest masjid in the area and even there too tarawih was performed of the last ten surahs. Even then too very few people attended, while the rest either prayed in their local masjids or at home.