The Benefit of Engaging in the Effort of Da’wat and Tableegh


Tuesday, 08 June 2021 06:29

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

The effort of da’wat and tableegh, which entails striving for deen by leaving one’s home and coming out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala, is extremely important.

One of the special benefits of coming out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala is that a person leaves his homely environment and surrounding, and enters an environment of piety and righteousness. This environment of piety and righteousness has a motivating effect on him. It creates the deeni motivation within him to fulfill his deeni obligations.

Furthermore, on account of traveling to different places for the sake of deen, one is faced with various challenges for the sake of deen, and at times, he has to tolerate people. However, due to him tolerating all these difficulties solely for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala, he receives the special mercy of Allah Ta‘ala. Allah Ta‘ala mentions in the Qur’aan Majeed:

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The Secret to Success


Monday, 07 June 2021 09:06

During the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), there were two major kingdoms in the nearby lands; Rome and Persia.

On the night of the birth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), a tremor had struck the palace of the Persian ruler, causing fourteen towers of his palace to collapse. This was an indication that the Persian kingdom would have fourteen more rulers, after which it would collapse and be no more. (Taareekh Tabari vol. 2, pg. 258 - 260)

During the period of peace between the Muslims in Madeenah Munawwarah and the Quraish (after the treaty of Hudaibiyah), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) sent epistles (letters) to the rulers of Rome and Persia, inviting them to Islam. As far as Caesar (the Roman emperor) is concerned, then on receiving the epistle of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he honoured it and showed it respect, though he did not accept Islam.

As for Chosroes (the Persian ruler), he displayed scorn and utter disrespect and disregard for the epistle of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). He thus destroyed it by tearing it into pieces. When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was informed of this, he made du‘aa for Allah Ta‘ala to tear his kingdom apart, just as he had torn the blessed epistle of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). (Saheeh Bukhaari #4424)

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Remedy to become Punctual upon Salaah


Sunday, 06 June 2021 06:56

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

Once, a person came to me requesting a ta’weez which will make him punctual in performing his five daily salaah. I said to him, “My friend! The verses of the Quraan Majeed (used in a ta’weez) do contain some effect. However, I do not have knowledge of such a ta’weez whereby I will be able to cause a policeman to be put into the ta‘weez, and at each salaah time he will emerge, and with his stick, compel you to perform your salaah.

“Hence, instead of giving you a ta’weez, I can rather show you a remedy and exercise through which you will become punctual upon your salaah in just four days. However, this remedy will not prove beneficial for you by you merely enquiring about it and not following it. It will only prove beneficial for you if you diligently practice upon it.

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Recognizing the True Friends of Allah Ta‘ala


Sunday, 06 June 2021 06:54

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once addressed some of his associates and mentioned the following:

I will show you the gauge to determine whether a person is among the servants whom Allah Ta‘ala has blessed with His special recognition and friendship, or whether he is merely pretending to be a pious person with the aim of misleading people.

The gauge to determine whether a person is the friend of Allah Ta‘ala is that when he associates with any person and shows mahabbah (love) for him, then his association with him is not based on any personal motive or worldly benefit. If the association is based on any personal motive or worldly benefit, then generally, when the personal motive or worldly benefit is achieved, the friendship ends. However, since his association and friendship is not based on any personal motive or worldly benefit, but rather is solely for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala, his love and friendship continues to grow and increase.

If you measure people through this gauge, then insha-Allah you will be saved from falling into misguidance and problems. Allah Ta‘ala will bless you with His special recognition and spiritual motivation. Similarly, He will also assist you divinely to find the right person to guide you in Deen.

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 590)



Better than I’tikaaf


Monday, 10 May 2021 10:00

On one occasion, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) was in i’tikaaf in Masjidun Nabawi when a person came to him and sat down after greeting him with salaam. When Sayyiduna Ibnu ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) looked at the person, he observed that he was worried and anxious. He thus asked him, “O so-and-so! I see that you are overcome by grief and worry! (What is the matter?)”

The man replied, “Yes, O cousin of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! I owe so-and-so an outstanding debt, and I am unable to settle it (and that is the reason for my worry and anxiety)!” Sayyiduna Ibnu ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) offered, “Shall I speak to him on your behalf (requesting him to grant you some form of respite)?” The man replied, “(Yes,) if you wish.” Sayyiduna Ibnu ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) thus stood and left the masjid.

As he left the masjid, the man reminded him, “Have you forgotten that you are in i’tikaaf? (i.e. by leaving the masjid, your i’tikaaf has broken.)” Sayyiduna Ibnu ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) replied, “No, (I have not forgotten).”  

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) then looked towards the blessed grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and with eyes filled with tears (out of the pain of being separated from his beloved [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam]), he said, “(The reason why I have broken my i’tikaaf is that) I heard the blessed person in this grave (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mention, ‘The one who goes out to attend to the need of his Muslim brother, and he succeeds in fulfilling the need, then this is better (and more rewarding) for him than remaining in i’tikaaf for ten years, and (the reward of) the one who sits in i’tikaaf for a single day, seeking the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala, is that Allah Ta‘ala will place three trenches between him and Jahannam – each trench as vast as the distance between the east and the west.’”

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