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The Way to Acquire Barakah through all ‘Ibaadaat

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Wednesday, 30 September 2020 06:21

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

Engaging in zikr (the remembrance of Allah Ta‘ala) is a means of one acquiring great barakah (blessings of Allah Ta‘ala in his life). However, the complete effect of this zikr will only be seen when one refrains from all sins and evils.

For example, if one does not perform his fardh salaah, but performs nafl salaah, then though he will receive some reward for his nafl salaah, on account of him neglecting his fardh salaah, he will be sinful and this will cause weakness in all his other ‘ibaadaat. Hence, he will not find the desired benefit through his nafl salaah. In other words, on account of one neglecting his faraa-idh, he will not find the desired effect and reward in all his other aa’maal (righteous actions and ‘ibaadaat).

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 2/164)

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A Leap of Faith

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Monday, 28 September 2020 13:32

There was once a youth in the Banu Israaeel who was blessed with such beauty that people had never before set eyes on anyone as handsome as him. This youngster would sell baskets for a living.

One day, while he was going about selling his baskets, a woman emerged from the palace of one of the kings of the Banu Israaeel. On catching sight of the youth, the woman immediately turned and went back into the palace where she said to the princess, “O so-and-so! I saw a youth selling baskets, and I have never seen anyone more handsome than him!” Hearing this, the princess said, “Bring him in!”

The woman thus went out and said to the youth, “O youngster! Come inside so that we can buy something from you!” The youth unsuspectingly followed the woman into the palace, but as he entered, she locked the door behind him. She then called him further into the palace, and as he ventured further, she locked yet another door behind him. At that point, the princess emerged before him, with her face and the upper portion of her chest exposed.

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The Effect of True Love

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020 13:45

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

When the true love for any action settles deeply and firmly into the heart, then it becomes easy for one to carry out that action. We have heard that there are some people who remain standing in the cinema from the night until the morning. Yet, if we have to say that a certain pious person performed Fajr Salaah with the wudhu of Esha Salaah, as he remained engaged in performing Tahajjud Salaah throughout the night, then people will express astonishment and amazement. The main thing that motivates a person and makes it easy for him to carry out an action is true love and enthusiasm for that action (therefore, one should make an effort to create the true love and enthusiasm in his heart for every aspect of Deen).

(Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 132)

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Showing Pity and Concern for the Deeni Decline of the Muslims

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Thursday, 17 September 2020 07:17

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

من لا يرحم لا يرحم ارحموا من في الأرض يرحمكم من في السماء

The one who does not show mercy (to others) will not be shown mercy (by Allah Ta‘ala). Show mercy to those on the earth, and the One in the heavens will show mercy to you.

After mentioning this hadeeth, Moulana (rahimahullah) said:

Unfortunately, people restrict this hadeeth to refer to showing mercy to only those who are suffering from hunger and poverty. Hence, they express sympathy and concern for those who are hungry, thirsty and do not have clothing. However, they do not express sympathy and concern for those Muslims who are deprived of Deen. In other words, people recognize a worldly decline to be a loss, but do not regard a Deeni decline to be a loss. How can we expect Allah Ta‘ala to shower His mercy on us when we do not express any sympathy and concern over the Deeni retrogression of the Muslims?

(Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 38)

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Referring to One’s Seniors

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Thursday, 17 September 2020 07:15

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

A person should always have confidence upon his seniors and refer to them when accomplishing any important task (which requires their guidance). It has been proven through experience that without referring to one’s seniors, the work one wishes to carry out will not be accomplished correctly.

It is for this reason that during the battle, we are commanded to appoint one leader and refer to him for all decisions. Similarly, in small matters, we should refer to our seniors and follow their guidance.

Nevertheless, in this regard, it is vital for one to refer to such a person for guidance who has the required knowledge, and is also one’s well-wisher.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 2/210)

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