Alhamdo Lillahi Lazee Hadana Lehazaa Wama Kunna Lenahtadeya Lau La An Hadaan Allah

Assalato Wasallamo Alaika Yaa Rasool Allah sallalaho alaihe wasallam
Wa Ala Aaleyka Wa As haabeka Ya Noor Allah sallalaho alaihe wasallam

It is a great favour and mercy of Allah Ta'ala that through the sadqa of His Beloved sallalaho alaihe wasallam, through the grace of the Pious, and the prayers of my beloved mother that I am able to present volume 1 of Barkaat E Shariat.
One of the reasons for our downfall and ruination is that we have weakened tremendously the relationship between the Qur'an, the Holy Prophet sallalaho alaihe wasallam, and ourselves. The reality is that we will only gain respect and recognition after we have established a strong relationship with the Qur'an and the Beloved Prophet sallalaho alaihe wasallam. It is impossible for us to achieve success and glory by turning away from the Qur'an and the Beloved Prophet sallalaho alaihe wasallam.

The reason for presenting the book that is in front of you, "Barkaat E Shariat", is to make the Muslim nation aware of the commands of the Qur'an and the Hadith, and to invite everyone to follow those commands in the correct manner. We need to be aware of what the Qur'an and Hadith order us to do, from how to worship to how we should be living all aspects of our lives. Muslim's commit many sins thinking they are minor, but they do not realise that the Qur'an has mentioned very strict punishment for those sins. Muslims go around breaking relationships instead of making them stronger, but he does not realise the beautiful teachings of the Qur'an about the importance of relationships. Muslim's do not respect the rights of other's but do not realise how severe the punishment is for this according to the Qur'an and Hadith of Rasool Allah sallalaho alaihe wasallam. In short the aim of this book is to bring people closer to the Qur'an and the Hadith of the Beloved Prophet sallalaho alaihe wasallam.

If our responsible members, especially the envoys (Muballigeen), read from "Barkaat E Shariat" for 5-7 minutes a day in their homes or in their local mosques, then I expect that the enthusiasm for following the orders of the Qur'an and Hadith will be renewed.

May Allah Ta'ala guide us to act upon the teachings of the Qur'an and Hadith and forgive our shortcomings. May He grant us the ability to live and die drowned in the love of the Qur'an and the Beloved Prophet sallalaho alaihe wasallam. May He make Barkaat E Shariat a means by which the believer's reform.

Many individuals helped in the compilation of this book and it would be improper of me not to mention them. Attendant of the faith and the masses Al-Hajj Muhammad Usman Zarodarwala, Al Hajj Irfan Namakwala. Among the scholars, Muhaqqiq E Masail E Jadeedah, Hazrat Allama Mufti Muhammad Nizamuddin Saheb, Maulana Iftkhar Ahmed Saheb Misbahi, Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Zubair Ahmed Misbahi, Maulana Abul Hasan Sahib, Maulana Muhammad Rafiuddin Sahib Ashrafi, Maulana Obaidullah Noorie. I would especially like to thank Maulana Mazharul Haq Aleemi Sahib who spent many hours in arranging the book. Also those students of our institution who carried out the monumental task of composing the book. I pray that Allah Ta'ala rewards them all according to His status and gives us all death with faith.

This Faqeer is aware of his lack of knowledge and lack of understanding. The rights of the subjects were not able to be fulfilled by me, but it is the humble attempt by a weak servant of Allah Ta'ala whose aim is to invite and propagate and hopefully reform.

I humbly request all those with knowledge to advice of any shortcomings or mistakes in Barkaat E Shariat so that we can be mindful in the future. I beseech Allah Ta'ala, through his Beloved bondmen that he gives this book universal acceptance. Aameen

Dust of the Feet of the Scholars & The Pious
Muhammad Shakir Ali Noorie
(Ameer Sunni Dawat E Islami)