The Three Essential Requirements for One to Benefit from the Shaikh


Monday, 15 April 2019 15:38

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

When a person takes someone as his Shaikh or Deeni guide, then in order for him to benefit from the Shaikh, he will have to fulfil three essential requirements. These three requirements are among the rights which he owes to the Shaikh and should be borne in mind at all times. These requirements are:

- He should have i’tiqaad in him i.e. he should have mahabbat and respect for him and accept him to be a pious, rightly guided person who follows the sunnah.

- He should have i’timaad in him i.e. he should have confidence in the guidance and knowledge he imparts and regard him capable of guiding him correctly in Deeni matters.

- He should have inqiyaad for him i.e. he should follow the advices and teachings of the Shaikh diligently with complete commitment and dedication.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/77)



Never Lose Hope


Monday, 15 April 2019 09:48

During the Battle of Uhud, one of the painful tragedies suffered by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was the martyrdom of his beloved uncle, Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). The person responsible for killing Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was none other than Sayyiduna Wahshi bin Harb (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). At that time, he was not a Muslim, but Allah Ta‘ala later on blessed him to accept Islam and become a Sahaabi. The incident of his accepting Islam is as follows:

After Allah Ta‘ala blessed Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) with the conquest of Makkah Mukarramah, the heart of Sayyiduna Wahshi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) became filled with fear. Being responsible for the death of Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), he feared that the Muslims would seize him and kill him in retaliation, and hence he fled for his life. He would remain in hiding throughout the day and travel throughout the night in an effort to distance himself from the lands of the Muslims. Eventually, Sayyiduna Wahshi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reached the Himyar tribe and settled down in their area. 

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Allah Alone Provides Sustenance


Monday, 08 April 2019 14:28

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

My beloved friends! When you have a worldly need then you should adopt the halaal means to the point of necessity to fulfill the need. However, when adopting the means, you should keep your focus towards Allah Ta‘ala and remember that it is He alone who provides, not the means. I am not saying that the means should not be adopted. Rather, the means should not be made the purpose and goal in one’s life (i.e. one should not make compromises in one’s Deen on account of one’s profession, means of livelihood, etc.). (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 188)



Speaking to Allah Ta‘ala


Monday, 08 April 2019 09:08

In this era of advanced technology, we can easily connect and communicate with the entire world. However, when last did we communicate with the Creator of the world? We speak to people about the different problems and challenges that we go through. Yet, when will we speak to our All-Hearing Allah Ta‘ala, the only Being who can resolve our problems?

If we ask people to fulfil some of our basic needs, we are humiliated and are regarded as beggars. However, if we ask Allah Ta‘ala for our needs, then we are honoured and we become the beloved of Allah Ta‘ala. Our duty is to turn to Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa (supplication) over and over again. Allah Ta‘ala, in his divine wisdom, will definitely answer our du‘aas in unique ways.

At times our minds are so anchored in wanting to see our du‘aas answered in a certain way, that we completely fail to see and appreciate that our du‘aas have been answered, but in many other ways. Allah Ta‘ala knows best when to give us, how to give us and how much to give us. All we need to do is to keep on asking Allah Ta‘ala.


Sacrificing One’s Life and Wealth for the Cause of Deen


Monday, 01 April 2019 15:02

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

The primary purpose of the effort of Da’wat and Tableegh is to turn people away from the wrongs that Shaitaan invites them towards and bring them to the complete obedience of Allah Ta‘ala. However, without effort and sacrifice, it will not be possible to achieve this purpose. Hence, to achieve this goal, people will be required to sacrifice their lives as well as their wealth for the cause of Deen.

In the case of Da’wat and Tableegh, sacrificing one’s life refers to one leaving his home and going out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala to spread the message of Allah Ta‘ala and propagate Deen, and sacrificing one’s wealth refers to one bearing his own expenses and using his own money to go out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 36)



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