Kanz ul Huda
Established by the world renowned scholar Shaykh Saqib Iqbal Shaami in 2003, Kanz ul Huda is an international Islamic organisation which aims to help individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, ethnicity or gender, to improve their moral, social and spiritual welfare, and lead active and fulfilling lives, which have a positive and lasting impact on the communities in which they live.
By fully embracing the inclusive approach of the Awliya Allah (friends of God Almighty) – epitomised in Khawaja Moin uddin Chishti’s saying, “love to all, malice to none” – Kanz ul Huda encourages individuals, communities and societies as a whole across the world to undergo positive change and implement a programme of spiritual introspection and practices, and actively pursue opportunities to make a positive difference to peoples’ lives.
From its humble beginnings in Birmingham, UK, Kanz ul Huda has now an established presence in several countries across the world, including Australia, France, Holland, India, Pakistan, UAE and the USA, and a diverse and united membership base, spanning millions of people across different faiths, races and professions.
With Imaan (faith), Ikhlaas (sincerity), Ilm (knowledge), Amal (implementation), Da’wah (invitation) and Khidamah tul Khalq (service to the creation ), Kanz ul Huda’s strong membership help themselves and all of humanity to achieve the Mahabbah (love) and Ma’rifah (spiritual closeness) of Allah Almighty and His Prophet, Muhammad ﷺ.
Kanz ul Huda’s mission statement incorporates every aspect of a Muslim’s life with each component complementing the other. Each also represents one of the essential elements that regulate the life of a Saalik (Seeker of the Spiritual Path), leading him or her to achieve the closeness of Allah Almighty and His Beloved Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
If an act of righteousness is performed without one of the highlighted components, it could potentially lead to the entire good deed being rejected. Every member of the Jama’at is actively implementing every component of the statement in their daily lives.
Imaan (Faith) is divided into 5 points:
1) To read and study the Aqeedah (Cardinal doctrine) chapter from Kanz ul Fiqh at least once under the guidance of a scholar or during the Tarbiyyah course organised by Kanz ul Huda. Furthermore, revise this chapter every night for fifteen minutes.
2) Constantly remind yourself that everything you have or will achieve is through the Fadhl (Divine bounty) of Allah Almighty and have complete reliance upon Allah Almighty (Tawwakul) in every given state.
3) Perform Tajdeed e Imaan (Renew your Shahadah) every night and perform Taubah (PRAN) for any statements of Kufr (Disbelief) you may have uttered during the day.
4) Perform two Rakah Nafl for Hifz ul Imaan (Protection of Belief) before sleeping, so that you are protected from death upon Kufr.
5) Pledge allegiance (Bay’ah) in a Tariqah (Spiritual path).
Ikhlaas (Sincerity) is divided into 3 points:
1) Every morning:
a. Recite the Masnoon Dua with Durood Shareef before and after.
b. Make an intention that all good acts you will perform throughout the day will be for the sole sake and pleasure of Allah Almighty.
2) Carry out the ‘Ikhlaas Test’ when performing an action (ask “Am I doing this action for the sake of Allah Almighty” at the beginning, middle and end of any deed).
3) Do not get disheartened at not seeing or achieving immediate results, as this may render you insincere. Hence, continuously renew your intentions before any good deed.
Ilm (Knowledge) is divided into 4 points:
1) At least once in your life time, under the guidance of a scholar complete the Kanz ul Huda Tarbiyyah Course. This incorporates Aqeedah, Fiqh, Tajweed and Da’wah.
2) At least once in a year undergo:
a. A basic Tajweed test. Revision of the last ten surah’s of the Qur’an Al Kareem; and
c. Salaatul Janaazah (Funeral Prayer).
3) Study the Kanz ul Huda Nisaab (Syllabus) daily:
a. Every morning: Recite at least one Ruku (division) of a Juz (Chapter) of the Qur’an al Kareem
ii. Read its translation and commentary making notes under topical headings
b. After (a) study the Seerah (Life) of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) for fifteen minutes. Once again take notes with references under topical headings.
c. Conduct or sit within a Nasihah (advice) gathering of Kanz ul Huda for fifteen minutes daily.
d. Before retiring to sleep read Kanz ul Fiqh or Kanz ud Da’wah for fifteen minutes.
e. After point (d) read Ihya ‘Uloom al-Din or notes compiled from the weekly Ihya for fifteen minutes.
4) Attend all Kanz ul Huda events.
Aml (Implementation) is divided into 5 points:
1) Make sincere Taubah at least daily following the four pre-requisites of Shari’ah (PRAN).
2) Pray salah five times a day in congregation at your local masjid or at least within another congregation and implement any auraad/wazaif given.
NOTE: At all times:
a. Remember to wear your Chaadar (Shawl)
b. Carry a tasbeeh, notebook and pen
3) Fill in your Nasbul Ayn Form every night, making Taubah from any negligence:
a. Hand this in to your Ameer at the Shu’rah meetings to inform your progress.
4) Attend all Kanz ul Huda meetings with your:
a. Chaadar (Shawl)
b. Tasbeeh, notebook and pen
5) Embark upon the Tazkiyyah Course.
Da’wah (Invitation) is divided into 6 points:
1) Devote at least two hours daily in the path of Da’wah:
a. Upon awakening and after praying Fajr Salah make a note in your diary of how you will allocate the minimum two hours. This includes:
i. Daily Da’wah and follow up of Da’wah
ii. Spending time with parents, etc.
2) Invite at least one person daily (at the time and place written in your diary) towards Islam and the activities of Kanz ul Huda (see INTTRN). Remember to:
a. Make the intention of leaving your house for the sole sake of Da’wah
b. Exchange contact details and follow up with a phone call within three days.
3) Memorise at least three Zikra talks.
4) Give the same amount of respect to your Ameer as you would to your spiritual guide.
5) Bring at least one new person to the weekly Ihya and meet at least three new people during the Ihya informing them about Kanz ul Huda’s activities.
6) Travel at least two days a month in the path of Allah Almighty (Rihla) with Kanz ul Huda.
Khidma tul Khalq (Service to the Creation) is divided into 7 points:
1) If in your life time you have hurt, oppressed and/or withheld the rights of someone then search for him/her and seek their forgiveness.
2) Always try to unite those who have become distanced from one another.
3) Daily spend at least fifteen minutes with your parents discussing how you can actively help them within the home. Remember:
a. Refrain from all that displeases ones parents.
b. Return home straight after ‘Isha Jama’at or by 10pm latest.
4) Keep your social life active with family and friends i.e. attend weddings, funerals and family gatherings only with the intention of Da’wah.
5) Daily (or at least once a week) leave your home to feed the creation of Allah Almighty – specifically pigeons, birds and ducks.
6) Everyday give charity in the way of Allah Almighty .
7) At least once a week visit the sick, elderly, poor or a relative for the sake of Allah Almighty.