Shaykh Hamidullah Lone is one of the most respected elders in the valley of Kashmir. He is a native of district Kulgam and is the Rector of the famous Darul Uloom Sawa us Sabeel located in Khandipora Kulgam. Shaykh Hamidullah holds the honorific title of “Shaikh ul Mashaaikh”. But he is usually called “Hazrat” by his students.
“Hazrat” is known for his legendary sermons that highlight the importance of Islamic principles in day-to-day life. He usually stresses upon implementing the Sharia and Sunnah in one’s life. The sermons usually revolve around the following subjects: Qur’an, Sunnah, Islam, and modern science.
Hazrat is always advising the young generation to live a life of simplicity that is based on Sharia. He is very famous for his motivational speeches that stress upon the importance of education. Hazrat always motivates his students to go for higher studies.
The personality of Hazrat is inspiring and stimulating. The words of Hazrat are soothing and motivating. When Hazrat speaks, it is as if jewels are coming out of a necklace. The voice of Hazrat is clear and audible and his excellency explains things in a simple manner. Hazrat always talks about international issues concerning the Muslim Ummah and makes his students understand the true meaning of Islam, which is brotherhood.
Besides knowledge of Islam, Hazrat has a very good hold on modern science and English language. He is always seen quoting English and Science terms during his sermons. The main areas of modern science, like evolution, living creatures, and the human body are always quoted by Hazrat. He always says,
“We find miracles around us, but we do not notice that we are in ourselves a miracle. The eyes, ears, tongue and every cell, tissue and organ of the human body is a miracle.”
Hazrat is a critic of Lamarkism and Darwinism and stresses upon the concept of creation instead of evolution. He always quotes this verse from Al Qur’an: “And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone)”.
And also this verse: “He began the creation of man from clay, and made his progeny from a quintessence of fluid” (32:7-8).
—The writer is a student at CUK. Sa[email protected]m