Lectures Alone are Insufficient


Monday, 26 December 2016 10:55

Devices-media-optical-audio-iconHazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Nowadays, people expect the condition of the Muslims to improve through merely delivering lectures and bayaans. Although lectures and bayaans are beneficial, merely delivering lectures and bayaans will not be sufficient in bringing about a change unless effort is made towards physically implementing the laws and injunctions of Deen and practising upon them. However, very little attention is paid towards this aspect. People confine their effort to bayaans and its beautiful presentation. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 3/145)



The Sign of Sincerity


Monday, 26 December 2016 06:59

During the period in which he was the leader of the Muslim Ummah, Sayyiduna Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) once had a peace treaty with the Romans. When the peace treaty was close to expiring, he prepared the Muslim army and began proceeding to the border of the Muslim and Roman lands. His intention was to cross the border and attack the very instant the treaty terminated. The Romans were unaware of this and would have been taken by utter surprise.

While Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was proceeding, he suddenly saw a man on horseback shouting, “Allahu Akbar! Fulfill the pledge! Don’t deceive!” When they looked, they saw that it was the Sahaabi, ‘Amr bin ‘Abasah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) sent for him and when he arrived, he said to Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying, ‘The one who has a treaty or pledge with a people should neither make any change to the pledge nor break it until it either terminates or he first informs them equally.”

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Exercising Caution when Dealing with Public Wealth


Monday, 19 December 2016 14:19

money-caution-signHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Hazrat Raipuri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would say, “Managing a Deeni institute causes me more fear and concern than any other responsibility. The reason for my fear is that if a person is employed by someone and is negligent and dishonest to his employer, he may easily be forgiven through seeking forgiveness from his employer. However, when it comes to the wealth and funds of Deeni institutes (or Deeni organizations), then we are not the owners of this wealth. Rather, we are only appointed as trustees of this wealth and are responsible to ensure that it is being managed correctly. Hence, even if we forgive a person for abusing the wealth of a Deeni organization, he will not be forgiven, and nor do we have the right to forgive him. We do not have the right to forgive him as the wealth does not belong to us. Instead, the wealth is the wealth of the general public which has been donated for the cause of Deen. Therefore, I urge you all to exercise utmost caution in regard to the wealth of Deeni institutes (or Deeni organizations).”

Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then mentioned, “Once I went to Pakistan. On that occasion, Mufti Shafee Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said to me, “There is one section in your kitaab, Aap Beeti, regarding the practices of our seniors which highlight the extreme caution they exercised when dealing with the wealth of Deeni institutes. I have placed great importance on this being read to all the Ustaads and employees of the madrasah and it has had a great effect on them. May Allah Ta‘ala make it a means of benefit to all.” (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 2/124)



The Need for Correction


Monday, 12 December 2016 10:58

correction-error-375x250Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned to some of his close associates:

Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) would say to Hazrat Abu ‘Ubaidah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Mu’aaz (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “Though I am the khaleefah, I am not independent of you. I am still in need of your advising me and guiding me if I err.”

Hazrat Moulana Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) thereafter mentioned, “Similarly, I am also requesting you to continue advising me and correcting me wherever you see me err.” (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg.114)



Recreation within Limits


Monday, 12 December 2016 09:21

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) narrates:

I once went with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on one of his journeys when I was still a young girl and light in weight. During the journey, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) saying, “Proceed ahead.” After the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) had proceeded ahead (and we were now in seclusion), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to me, “Come! Let me race with you!” We therefore raced and I beat the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the race. On this occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) did not say anything.

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