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Showing Good Character at all Times

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Monday, 31 July 2017 15:16

akhlaaqHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once recited the following couplet:

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It is easy to repay ill-treatment with ill-treatment. However, a true man is he who shows good character to those who show him ill-treatment.

Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) thereafter mentioned:

Allah Ta‘ala has mentioned in the Quraan Majeed, “Whoever adopts patience and forgives, then that is definitely from the acts of great determination and courage.” The hadeeth mentions, “Join ties with those who sever ties, forgive those who oppress you, and show kind treatment to those who treat you badly.” Another hadeeth mentions, “The person who truly joins family ties is not the one who deals with his family in the same manner that they deal with him. Rather, the one who truly joins family ties is the one who joins ties when they cut off ties with him.”

This couplet, which our seniors have extracted its meaning from the Quraan Majeed and hadeeth, is such that if a person practises on it, he will surely enjoy peace and tranquillity in both this world and the next. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 93-94)  

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Hating the Ways of the Kuffaar

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Monday, 24 July 2017 16:40

Ways-to-troubleshoot-appsHazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once made the following du‘aa: O Allah! Grant us the taufeeq of showing kindness and compassion to the kuffaar, as they are also Your servants, and enable us to fulfil their rights (and treat them justly). However, create within our hearts the aversion and hatred for their kufr and wrongs. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg.76)

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The Lifeline of Kindness

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Monday, 24 July 2017 10:12

There were once two brothers in the Banu Israaeel who were both kings, ruling over separate cities. One of the brothers would treat his relatives and family members kindly and was just and fair to his subjects, while the other brother would ill-treat his relatives and family members and would oppress his subjects.

During the era of these two kings, there was a Nabi (‘alaihis salaam) to whom Allah Ta‘ala sent revelation saying, “Only three years remain from the life of the king who is kind and treats his family and subjects kindly, and thirty years remain from the life of the king who treats his family and subjects oppressively.”

The Nabi (‘alaihis salaam) informed the subjects of each king of the revelation that he had received. When they heard that the evil king would remain for thirty more years and the righteous king would pass away after three years, they were extremely grieved and worried. They thus separated between mothers and their children, abandoned food and drink and emerged to the desert (to create a scene of helplessness and despair) and began to implore Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa, begging Him to allow the righteous king to remain over them and remove the evil king from their midst.

After imploring Allah Ta‘ala in this manner for three days, Allah Ta‘ala sent revelation to the Nabi (‘alaihis salaam) saying, “Inform my servants that I have shown them mercy and accepted their du‘aa. I have thus swopped the periods of life that remain of the righteous king and the evil king.” Hence, the evil king passed away after three years had elapsed and the righteous king remained and ruled over the people for thirty years. (Kitaabul Birri was Silah li Ibnil Jowzi pg. 56)

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The Value of Good Deeds

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Monday, 17 July 2017 14:21

valueHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Why do we not find the time to regularly engage in zikr and ‘ibaadah, whereas it is these actions that will truly benefit us after our death? We are all aware that our life in this world is extremely short and can be likened to a dream. When a person has a dream, he sees many things, yet upon awakening, he finds that everything has disappeared and he realises that what he saw was nothing but a dream. Similarly, when a person passes away, he finds that everything of the world has disappeared and only good actions remain. Hence, if righteous actions are not carried out during one’s lifetime, the life after death will be nothing but misery and destruction. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 205)

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Being Considerate regarding the Ease of Others

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Monday, 10 July 2017 15:30

be-Considerate-copyA person once sneezed and thereafter loudly recited, “Alhamdulillah!” Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was engaged in writing his correspondences at the time. When he heard this person recite “Alhamdulillah”, Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) replied, “Yarhamukallah,” and thereafter said, “A considerate person will recite Alhamdulillah softly. On account of you reciting it aloud, I was forced to leave the work that I was engaged in to fulfil the obligation of replying to the duaa that you recited after sneezing.” Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then said, “In such situations, when people are engaged in some work, then Alhamdulillah should be recited softly after sneezing. When I am among people, I always recite Alhamdulillah softly so that I will not inconvenience them by making it waajib upon them to reply”. Similarly, Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would recite the verses of sajdah tilaawah in the Quraan Majeed softly so that he would not inconvenience others by causing the sajdah to become waajib on them. (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg.485)

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