The Outcome of Serving the Pious Servants of Allah Ta’ala


Monday, 29 September 2014 15:02

zikr-beads1Once Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned:

Whenever I carry out any good action then Alhamdulillah I do not feel within my heart that this action is my achievement. Rather, I remember the teachings of my pious seniors. It was on account of the teachings of my pious seniors and their effort upon me in guiding me correctly that I was able to carry out such an action. The feeling then enters my heart that this is all the outcome of remaining in the company of the pious and serving them.

Hazrat then said: The truth of the matter is that I had received the du'aas of many pious servants of Allah Ta'ala, and whatever I have achieved is the fruits of their du'aas. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 1/86)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za


Akhlaaq (Sublime Character) and Nisbat (Special Connection with Allah Ta'ala)


Monday, 29 September 2014 15:01

Muhammad_PBUH__1032x774Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned:

Nisbat and akhlaaq (sublime character) are both distinct attributes. Each one is unique in its own way. As far as nisbat is concerned, it is a special connection one has with Allah Ta'ala. The more one strengthens one’s relationship with Allah Ta'ala (through carrying out pious deeds), the stronger one’s nisbat grows. On the contrary, if one falls short in this relationship (through committing sins), his nisbat with Allah Ta'ala weakens. On the other hand, akhlaaq (sublime character) relates to the beloved lifestyle of Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam). Emulating the mubaarak lifestyle of Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) and inculcating his mubaarak qualities is referred to as sublime character. At this juncture Hazrat Shaikh recited these couplets:

The colour of henna will only show its true effect once it permeates (i.e. the beauty of the sunnah will only show itself through a person’s sublime character, when the sunnah permeates a person’s heart and life). (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/111)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za


The First Ten Days of Zul Hijjah


Tuesday, 23 September 2014 16:30

Ladies Tarbiyat Programme of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel

Date: 2014-09-23

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Lessons of Hajj


Tuesday, 23 September 2014 16:28

Jumuah of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb

Date: 2014-09-19

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A Virtuous Hajj


Tuesday, 23 September 2014 16:26

Jumuah of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb

Date: 2014-09-05

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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 15:07

Majlis of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb

Date: 2014-08-26

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Inspirational Advice

In the Footsteps of Yusuf (‘alaihis salaam)

Sulaimaan bin Yasaar (rahimahullah) was an illustrious taabi‘ee, an outstanding jurist and a famous scholar of Madeenah Munawwarah. He had also been blessed with stunning beauty.

Once while on the journey to Hajj he camped at a place called Abwaa. A Bedouin woman caught sight of his beauty and was infatuated with him. Hence she came to his tent, uncovered her face which shone like a piece of the moon and tried to seduce him. He blankly refused but she advanced towards him. He immediately fled from the tent.

He says: “When I reached Makkah Mukarramah and completed my tawaaf and sa‘ee, slumber overcame me while I was sitting in the hateem. In this condition I saw an extremely handsome and well-dressed person in my dream, from whom a lovely scent was emanating. I asked: ‘May Allah Ta‘ala have mercy on you. Who are you?’ He answered: ‘I am Yusuf the son of Ya’qoob (‘alaihimas salaam).’ I said to him: ‘The incident of you protecting yourself from the seduction of Zulaikhaa is really amazing.’ He replied: ‘The story of the woman in Abwaa is even more amazing. I had some natural inclination towards Zulaikhaa (due to the dictates of being human, although I did not do anything wrong) but you did not have the slightest inclination towards that woman.’” (Hilyatul Awliyaa vol. 2, pg. 218 and Siyarus Salaf lil Isfahaani – Aa’yaanul Hujjaaj pg. 134)

Lesson: At times one may be facing a similar situation where a person of the opposite gender is trying to seduce one either verbally or through an ‘invite’ on some social network. One must be extremely firm and follow in the footsteps of Yusuf (‘alaihis salaam). Allah Ta‘ala will really appreciate this ‘sacrifice’ and reward one in this very life together with the great rewards and pleasures that will be in store for him in the Hereafter.


Lessons from the Lives of the Pious

Eagerness for Ramadhaan and Receiving it

Moulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) writes:

The month of Ramadhaan marks the commencement of the revelation of the Quraan. It is the month of mercy, blessings and effulgence. Ramadhaan is indeed the prime period for ‘ibaadat and righteous actions and the all-embracing event of spirituality.

Hadhrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) mentioned: “During the month of Ramadhaan, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would always be ahead in good deeds, much faster than a strong blowing wind.”

Hadhrat ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) said: “When the last ten days of Ramadhaan would commence, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would remain the entire night awake and he would awaken his household as well. He would exert himself in carrying out ‘ibaadat.”

The month of Ramadhaan is the time for the fulfilment of the aspirations and hopes of the true lovers of Allah Ta‘ala, for which they would count the number of days to the approach of this month. We are not speaking about the state of the former pious predecessors. I have heard regarding some of the pious predecessors of the recent past that they would anticipate the approach of the next Ramadhaan from the moment the crescent of ‘Eid was sighted.

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