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“Where is your Topee?”

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 14:36

In India, many people began adopting the dress of the West. Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would, in the most soft and humble manner, rectify anyone he met dressed in this way. He would say to him: “Where is your topee?” If a child was with and he did not have a topee on his head, Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would say: “You do not have a topee, Oho! Did a crow come and take the child’s topee away? Why did the elders not chase the crow away when it came to snatch his topee? Oho! What kind of a crow was it?” In this manner he would get the message across.

If someone’s trouser was below his ankles, he would say: “Oho Bhai! Look! Your trouser has gone below the ankles. It must not drag on the floor and get torn. It might get messed in the mud. Pick it up above your ankles.” In this manner he corrected them. He never shouted or abused anyone as this in itself is against good manners. (Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] – A Brief Biography, pg. 213)

   

Descending to the Level of People

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Monday, 23 January 2017 14:54

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

A true shaikh and spiritual guide is one who comes down to the level of people and deals with them according to their position when guiding them. He does not deal with people in the manner where he expects them to come up to his level. An example to illustrate this point is that of a person who feeds meat to a suckling child. Can there be any outcome besides that of destroying the child? The suckling child will have to be suckled with milk before it reaches the point where it will be able to be fed meat. (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg.66)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

The Salaah of Muslim bin Yasaar (rahimahullah)

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Monday, 23 January 2017 14:31

Muslim bin Yasaar (rahimahullah) was an eminent Taabi‘ee and the ustaaz of great ‘Ulama, the likes of Muhammad bin Seereen, Qataadah, Ayyoob Sakhtiyaani and Thaabit Bunaani (rahimahumullah).

The salaah of Muslim bin Yasaar (rahimahullah) was proverbial. Hence, ‘Alaa’ bin Ziyaad (rahimahullah) once mentioned, “If I had to wish for anything, I would wish for the fiqh (Deeni understanding) of Hasan Basri (rahimahullah), the piety of Muhammad bin Seereen (rahimahullah), the accurate opinion of Mutarrif (rahimahullah) and the salaah of Muslim bin Yasaar (rahimahullah). 

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Advice Regarding the Makaatib

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 14:26

One or two days before Hazrat Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) passed away, one of his students who lives about 50 kilometres from Baanda and teaches at a maktab in a village came to visit him. Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) asked him regarding the conditions over there and contrary to his habit he spoke to him for about ¾ of an hour. During the discussion Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned:

“It is extremely necessary that in every village the makaatib should be established. Every village should have a maktab. A land should be obtained for this purpose. Arrangements should also be made for a place for the ustaaz to live.”

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Real Progress – Following the Way of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the Sahaabah

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Monday, 16 January 2017 14:38

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

O friends, do not be concerned about the progress and advancements that the world is making. Real progress will only be acquired through following Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The illustrious Sahaabah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) were blessed with such divine assistance and power that they entered the courts of the kings while their swords were dragging on the ground, cutting the royal carpets. The clear message they gave the kings and superpowers of the world through their actions was that there is no place in our hearts for the wealth you possess. Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) thereafter mentioned: This was the condition of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), whereas our present condition is totally opposite. The love of the world has entered our hearts to such an extent that we do not have a place for anything else besides the material of this world. It is on account of this that we have brought disgrace to ourselves. Remove the love of the world from your hearts and thereafter see for yourselves what honour Allah Ta‘ala will bless you with. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 2/138)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

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