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A Solution at the Time of Financial Crisis

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Sunday, 22 November 2020 07:46

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

Ilaahi Bakhsh was an influential prominent person from Meerut who was blessed with wisdom. He once made a very beneficial statement. He said, “In order to alleviate financial difficulty, people make an effort to increase their income, whereas this is not generally within a person’s control. However, they do not consider or make an effort to decrease their expenditure – especially unessential expenditure which can be greatly decreased, whereas this is something within the control of every person.”

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 24/66)

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The Effect of Honesty

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Monday, 09 November 2020 13:57

There was once a slave named Mubaarak (rahimahullah) who lived in the orchard of his master and worked there as well for many years.

One day, his master came to him and requested, “Bring me a sweet pomegranate.” Mubaarak (rahimahullah) went to one of the trees in the orchard and returned with a pomegranate. However, when the master split it open and tasted it, he found it to be sour. He thus became angry and rebuked Mubaarak (rahimahullah) saying, “I asked you for a sweet pomegranate, yet you brought me one that is sour? Bring me a sweet one!”

Mubaarak (rahimahullah) thus went to a second tree and cut a pomegranate. On this occasion too, however, the fruit was sour, and his master’s anger now increased. He thus sent him to bring a third pomegranate, but even the third was sour!

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Not Regarding Oneself Eligible for any Favour

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Thursday, 05 November 2020 06:56

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

It is extremely important for a person to regard himself unworthy at all times for the favours Allah Ta‘ala blesses him with. At no time should one feel within his heart that he is eligible for the favours of Allah Ta‘ala (on account of the good that he is doing). Nevertheless, together with having the conviction of not being worthy of any good, it is necessary for one to continue expressing gratitude to Allah Ta‘ala for His favours so that one does not fall into the sin of being ungrateful.

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 499)

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The Blessings of this World in Comparison to the Blessings of the Hereafter

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Tuesday, 27 October 2020 06:18

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

There are great barakaat and blessings reported in the Quraan Majeed and hadeeth for those who spend wealth in the cause of Deen. However, it should be understood that these abundant barakaat and blessings which are promised are only a small fraction of the actual reward for the good deeds one carries out. These are not the actual reward for the good deeds, as the world does not have the capacity to contain the reward that Allah Ta‘ala wishes to bestow the servant for the good deeds that he carries out. (Hence, the actual reward for the good deeds will be reaped in the Hereafter.) How can the world have the capacity to contain the special blessings of the Hereafter?

In this world, even a solid creation like the mountain, and even a great Nabi like Nabi Moosa (‘alaihis salaam), were unable to endure a slight Tajalli of Allah Ta‘ala (manifestation of the glory of Allah Ta‘ala), then how can this world endure the special blessings of the Hereafter which Allah Ta‘ala has in store for the believers?

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Safeguarding Himself from Sin

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Monday, 26 October 2020 15:10

Khaarijah bin Mus‘ab (rahimahullah) mentions the following incident:

On one occasion, I departed for hajj, leaving my slave girl in the care of Imaam Abu Haneefah (rahimahullah).

I remained in Makkah Mukarramah for approximately four months, and upon my return, I asked Imaam Abu Haneefah (rahimahullah), “How did you find the work and character of this slave girl?” He replied, “The person who studies the Quraan Majeed and acquires the knowledge of permissible and impermissible for the (benefit of the) people (i.e. he imparts the injunctions of Deen to the people) needs to safeguard himself from falling into fitnah (sin). By Allah! From the time you left, until the time you returned, I did not look at your slave girl!”

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