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The Islamic Belief and Correct Mindset

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Tuesday, 08 December 2020 06:15

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

It is the system of Allah Ta‘ala that if we rely on Him and seek His divine assistance in all our endeavours, then He will bless us with His divine support due to which our works will continue to prosper. Allah Ta‘ala indicates towards this in the following verse of the Quraan Majeed:

وَّ یَزِدۡکُمۡ قُوَّۃً اِلٰی قُوَّتِکُمۡ

He (Allah Ta‘ala) will increase you in strength, added to your strength. (Surah Hood v52)

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Assisted from the Unseen

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Monday, 07 December 2020 13:48

On one occasion, Sayyiduna Zaid bin Haarithah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) hired the services of a person to take him to Taa-if on his mule.

After traveling for some time, the owner of the mule led him to a deserted area where he forced Sayyiduna Zaid (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to dismount. On dismounting, Sayyiduna Zaid (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) observed that the entire area was strewn with the bodies of people who were murdered. At that moment, the owner of the mule expressed his intention to kill Sayyiduna Zaid (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna Zaid (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said to him, “Allow me to perform two rakaats of salaah.” The man retorted, “Perform salaah (if you wish), for all these people before you performed salaah as well, yet it did not (apparently) benefit them in any way.”

Sayyiduna Zaid (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then performed his salaah. After completing it, when the man approached him to kill him, Sayyiduna Zaid (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) called out in du‘aa, “Yaa Arhamar Raahimeen (O the Most Merciful of those who show mercy)!” In response, they heard a voice call out, “Do not kill him!” This startled the man, who went in search of the source of the voice, but was unable to find anyone present.

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The way to Inculcate Gratitude

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Tuesday, 01 December 2020 06:51

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

The main cause of one falling into the sin of ingratitude and being ungrateful to Allah Ta‘ala for His favours is that one forgets about all the favours Allah Ta‘ala is blessing him with and only thinks and grieves over what he does not have.

In other words, ingratitude is created in a person’s heart when he fails to look at the many favours of Allah Ta‘ala that he is enjoying, and instead only focuses on that which he does not possess. Conversely, if a person constantly keeps in mind the abundant favours and bounties of Allah Ta‘ala  that he enjoys, and is not concerned about that which he does not have, then naturally the feeling of gratitude will be created within his heart.

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The Remedy for Self-admiration

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Tuesday, 24 November 2020 06:05

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

One easy remedy to remove the malady of self-admiration is that when one experiences feelings and thoughts of self-admiration, then one should immediately think of his sins. On thinking of his sins, he should express gratitude to Allah Ta‘ala for concealing his sins from the people. He should think to himself that had Allah Ta‘ala not kept his sins concealed from the people, then the reality of the matter is that on account of the abundant sins and weaknesses which he has, the people who are showing him respect will not even wish to spit on him (let alone associate with him).

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Sheikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 506)

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Overcome by Compassion and Concern

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Monday, 23 November 2020 15:14

On one occasion, ‘Umar bin ‘Abdil ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) sent an emissary to the ruler of Rome. After the emissary had concluded his mission with the ruler, he left his court and began to roam around. While roaming, he passed by a place where he could hear a man reciting the Quraan Majeed and grinding grain. He thus approached the man and greeted him with salaam two or three times, but the man did not reply to his salaam.

Finally, the man replied to his salaam and asked, “How is it that someone is making salaam to me in this land? (i.e. how is it that a Muslim is present here?)” The emissary then explained to the man that he was the emissary of ‘Umar bin ‘Abdil ‘Azeez (rahimahullah), sent to the ruler of Rome.

The emissary then asked the man regarding his condition and what he was doing in the land of Rome. The man replied, “I was taken prisoner from such-and-such place and brought before the Roman ruler. (When I stood before him,) he invited me to accept Christianity, but I refused. (Hearing my refusal,) he threatened, ‘If you do not do so, I will have your eyes blinded!’ I made the choice to safeguard my Deen and sacrifice my sight. Hence, he had my eyes blinded, after which he sent me to stay in this place. Everyday, he sends wheat for me to grind, and bread for me to eat.”

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