Following my post on the blessed relic gifted by the Ottoman Sultan in 1913 to the Darul Uloom Deoband, India, Dr. Yusuf Ziya Kavakçı, whose daughter is currently Turkey’s ambassador to Malaysia, sent me the above audio message. I’m delirious with joy. Please listen: you too will feel ecstatic and admire the sentiments of the speaker.

The information Ustaz Yusuf Ziya Kavakçı provides on the Kirkah Shareef is priceless. I’m indebted to him for this.

Incidentally, Dr. Yusuf Ziya Kavakçı was a student of Professor Hamidullah, and he had the singular honour to perform the ritual bathing of Professor Hamidullah’s body on his passing away in the US.