Summary of Letter:

 Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Kindly favour me with some advice.

Summary of Reply:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Hereunder is some advice as requested:

  1. Regard yourself as the lowest of all people (in status) and worse than every Muslim (in spiritual condition).
  2. Constantly express as much gratitude to Allah Ta’ala for his bounties and favours.
  3. Maintain your focus towards acquiring the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala in everything you do.
  4. Refrain from the disobedience of Allah Ta’ala.
  5. Keep the love of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) dominant over the love of all the creation.
  6. Refrain totally from hurting the feelings of anyone.

May Allah Ta’ala grant you and I the ability to practice upon this advice (Tarbiyatut Taalibeen, pg. 181)