Khanqah Qadiriya Razviya Library

"A scholar who does not practice what he has learned is like a donkey with a load of books" - The books carried in the donkeys saddlebags cannot transform the donkey, and neither can the books that are only carried in the scholars head. Real wisdom means to learn something well and then apply it. 

Over the years, more than 1000 books have been purchased by His Eminence and are part of his own private collection. The library is unique in Mauritius as none can match the number of volumes of books on the life and teachings of Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Qadiri (may Allah sanctify his secret). A humble disciple has informed us that His Eminence has read all 1000 books; a good example for us to continuously seek knowledge.

 

We have to surrender from our illusions or opinions in order to be awake and receive knowledge and real knowledge is given and not acquired. Study is still important, because study opens us up to receiving knowledge and prepares for the moment of knowing, when real knowledge can be given.

The Commander of the Believers, Hazrat Imam Ali bin abi Talib (may Allah ennoble his face) said: "I have within me much knowledge. If I can find those who can carry it and who are its real people, I would not lock the door of secrets until its people come". Keep what you have secret, but if you are asked for it, disclose it. I cannot reveal all that I have, because some spiritual states should be kept secret.

 

Ideal Scholar and Model

 

The worldly outer knowledge of sciences, arts and skills are a shell for true inner knowledge. The beloved Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) encouraged knowledge and said that it is obligation upon every Muslim man and woman to seek knowledge. Ignorance is the principle cause of heedlessness, the blindness of ones heart to forget Almighty Allah and ones function, one purpose and ones promise to Him, while one is still in this world. One has to cleanse these veils of darkness and it is by acquiring knowledge by and by being in contact with the Masters of the Path and acting on it.

Shaikh Sayyiduna Abdul Qadir Jilani (may Allah be pleased with him) wrote that the beloved Prophet (Salla Allah ta'ala alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said: "The person who acquires knowledge, puts it into practice and teaches others, will be called 'great' in the kingdom of heaven".

 

In the field of research, translations and writing, the Sunni Razvi Society, through the binding thread and heart of our Pir-i-Tariqat, has for the last three decades made contact and established co-operation with many educational academies and institutions around the world. There are a number of unpublished research papers, dissertations [Ph.D's] and unpublished private papers concerning Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Qadiri (may Allah be pleased with him) which we would like to publish on our site.  We hope our website will facilitate communication and contact with these researchers situated in different parts of the globe.