Remaining within the Limits and Boundaries of Sharee‘ah


Monday, 30 November 2015 15:29

boundaries600Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

As long as one does not acquire sound understanding in deen and become firmly established upon deen, there will always be the fear that such a person will transgress the limits and boundaries in his actions. Since such a person does not know the limits, if he befriends someone he will transgress the limits in friendship and if he has enmity for someone, he will transgress the limits in his enmity. Both situations are extremely detrimental. In essence, the outcome of dealing with such a person who is not firmly established in deen and does not know the limits can prove disastrous. There was once an ‘Aalim who was of the opinion that Muslims should go into partnerships with Hindus. When he expressed his opinion to me, I told him, “We cannot, with certainty, say what will be the outcome of such a Muslim’s dunya. However, the harm that will come to his deen is quite clear and evident. This is due to the fact that Hindus, in reality, don’t have any deen and hence do not adhere to the limits of sharee‘ah. If the Muslim tries to uphold deen in the partnership, then how will the partnership continue? On the contrary, if the partnership continues in the way the Hindu wishes, then how will the Muslim uphold his deen? The reason is that every decision the Hindus will make will be centred around dunya and material progress even if it opposes the laws of deen. They will do whatever they deem necessary in order to boost their business in the pursuit of worldly progress. How then can a Mu’min’s deen be secure and safe if he has to adopt their ways? (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 8/239)


Being Grateful for Passing Urine


Monday, 16 November 2015 15:41

Towards the end of his life, Hazrat Moulana Ahmad Shah Saahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) suffered some type of a sickness affecting his bladder. He passed urine by using a tube attached to a bottle, which he held in his hands. He even had to travel in this condition.

Someone once asked him: “What is the cause of this sickness?”

“My evil actions,” he lamented.

Puzzled, the man asked: “What evil actions are you talking about?”

“For years on end, I was able to pass urine a few times in a day with ease and comfort. However, not once did this ungrateful tongue of mine ever express gratitude to Allah Ta‘ala for this favour of His. Which action can be more evil than this? Allah Ta‘ala has warned us of His punishment for ingratitude:

وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ

“And if you are ungrateful, indeed My punishment is severe.” (Surah Ebrahim, v7)

(Discourses of Faqeeh-ul-Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi, vol. 2, pg. 5)


Creating the Bond with Allah


Saturday, 21 November 2015 06:36

Majlis of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb

Date: 2015-11-17

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Exam Preparation


Saturday, 21 November 2015 06:22

Ladies Tarbiyat Programme of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel

Date: 2015-11-17

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Condoning the Wrong in a Wedding


Tuesday, 03 November 2015 15:50

Once, Hazrat Moulana Khaleel Ahmad Saharanpuri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was invited to a wedding in Meerut. The boy’s side requested Hazrat to pass on the clothing to the groom for tabarruk. Hazrat went into the room where the boy was waiting after having had a bath. I (Mufti ‘Aashiq Ilaahi) was present with Hazrat. He picked up the kurtah and pants and handed these over to the boy. When he was about to pass the achkan (long coat), Hazrat asked me to check if it was made of silk. I checked carefully and said: “Yes Hazrat, it appears to be of silk.” He kept it aside and said: “It is haraam to wear silk and haraam to make others wear it.” When he looked at the topi, he saw it embedded with gold threads. And so he said in a sharp tone: “This is also haraam.” The boy’s family was not cautious and did not bother about Hazrat’s reprimand. They picked up the items themselves and made the boy wear them. Hazrat’s face turned red with anger but he controlled himself and said to me: “Let’s go.” And we departed from there. He did not even go to the place where he was staying over. He was filled with sorrow and grief, and went to the house of Haji Wajeehud Deen Saheb. He said: “What type of bond do they have with me that they invite me to take part in sinful acts? All those who attend this wedding will be sinning, for it is a place where the bridegroom is seated wearing haraam clothing, as one person (the bridegroom) will be committing the haraam and there will be others (the attendees) who will condone it.”

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Oppose Your Enemy!


Tuesday, 20 October 2015 15:21

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “Observe the fast of ‘Aashura and oppose the Jews by fasting a day before it or after it (as well) i.e. the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram.” (Musnad Ahmad #2154)

While reaping the virtues of fasting on the day of ‘Aashura, an important lesson is emphasised by means of this fast; this is the lesson of firmly maintaining one’s Islamic identity at all times and totally refraining from imitating the disbelievers, even in an act of worship.

We should calmly consider the following:

- Does a Muslim choking in his tie and suit resemble the leader of all mankind, Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), or does he resemble the leaders of Israel and America???

- Does a Muslim youngster in his designer jeans and T-shirt (with the “hottest” fashion label emblazoned across) resemble the leaders of the youth of Jannah, Hassan and Husain (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), or does he resemble the immoral playboys of the West?

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Inspirational Advice

Bathed by Angels

During the battle of Uhud, Hanzalah bin Abi ‘Aamir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) fought very bravely but was eventually martyred by Shaddaad bin Aswad. Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji‘oon!

When the battle had terminated, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) addressed the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) saying, “Verily I saw the angels bathing (giving ghusl to) the body of Hanzalah bin Abi ‘Aamir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), between the heavens and the earth, with the water of the clouds in utensils of silver.” Abu Usaid (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentions that he, together with a few other Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), then went in search of Hanzalah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)’s body. When they found it, they saw that his head was dripping with water! They returned to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and informed him of what they had seen. After hearing what had happened, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed them to enquire from his wife as to why the angels were giving him ghusl.

Hanzalah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had shortly before the Battle of Uhud, married Jameelah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the sister of the infamous ‘Abdullah bin Ubayy bin Salool, the leader of the hypocrites, and had only just consummated his marriage the previous night. While asleep that night, Jameelah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) had a dream in which she saw a door open in the sky into which Hanzalah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was ushered. The door was then shut behind him. When she awoke, she instantly realized that the dream she had seen was an indication that her husband, Hanzalah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), was about to pass away. She therefore called for four witnesses and informed them that her marriage had been consummated the previous night as, if people were unaware of her spending the night with her husband, complications would have possibly arisen later on.

Hanzalah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was still making ghusl when the call was made for people to arm and depart for Uhud. Although his wife, Jameelah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), had only completed washing half his head, his eagerness to strive and fight in the path of Allah Ta‘ala was such that he immediately grabbed his weapons and left without completing his ghusl. When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was informed of this he said, “That is why the angels gave him ghusl.” 

(Reference: Nasbur Raayah vol. 2 pg. 316, Ibnu Hishaam vol. 3 pg. 75, and ‘Umdatul Qari vol. 14 pg. 224)


1. We need to become so eager for and committed to deen that nothing – not even the joy and excitement of life as newlyweds - will be able to deter us from striving and sacrificing in the path of Allah Ta‘ala.

2. Despite having received indication that her husband would pass away and despite having spent only a single night with him, Jameelah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was selfless and allowed Hanzalah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to strive in the path of Allah Ta‘ala, understanding that no sacrifice is too great to make for deen. 

3. In matters of marriage, children etc, it is crucial for us to maintain transparency so that complications do not arise. In this regard, “secret marriages” are to be totally avoided.

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