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Being Appreciative to Allah Ta‘ala for the Bounty of Sustenance

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Monday, 23 September 2019 15:38

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

Acquiring sustenance is not based on one’s intelligence, but rather it is based entirely on the grace of Allah Ta‘ala. There are thousands of people in the world who are not intelligent, yet they are blessed with much more sustenance than those who are intelligent. Allah Ta‘ala says in the Quraan Majeed:

اَللّٰهُ یَبْسُطُ الرِّزْقَ لِمَنْ یَّشَاءُ وَیَقْدِرُ

Allah Ta‘ala expands (increases) sustenance for whomsoever He wishes, and restricts (sustenance for whomsoever He wishes).

From this aayah, we understand that sustenance is the sole prerogative of Allah Ta‘ala. He deals with His servants in the manner He wishes. Therefore, if Allah Ta‘ala blesses one with sustenance, he should remain grateful to Allah Ta‘ala at all times for this great favour and never show any ingratitude. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 5/261)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

Delivered from the Brink of Destruction​

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Monday, 16 September 2019 15:14

Sayyiduna Abu Burdah (rahimahullah) once mentioned:

When my father, Sayyiduna Abu Moosa Ash‘ari (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was close to passing away, he said to me, “O my beloved son! Always remember the incident of the man and the bread.”

Sayyiduna Abu Moosa Ash‘ari (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then narrated the incident:

Once, there was a man who remained in a monastery for seventy years, engaged in the worship of Allah Ta‘ala. This man would only emerge from the monastery on a Sunday.

One Sunday, as per his routine, he emerged from his monastery. However, on this occasion, Shaitaan managed to make him glance at a woman, and Shaitaan made the woman appear beautiful and attractive in his eyes. The man (thus fell in love with her, abandoned his ‘ibaadah and) spent seven nights and seven days with this woman.

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An Amaanat of Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 09 September 2019 16:20

Once, a group of students from Darul ‘Uloom Deoband had come to Nizaamuddeen to spend some time in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. In regard to these students, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned the following advice to his attendant:

These students who have come here to spend time are an amaanat of Allah Ta‘ala and a gift sent to us. You should value this gift and show appreciation to Allah Ta‘ala for it. They have come for a short while, hence ensure that their time is spent correctly and is not wasted in the least. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 100)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

Admonished by a ‘Madman’​

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 15:27

Fadhal bin Rabee’ narrates the following incident:

I once set out for hajj in the company of the khaleefah, Haroon Rasheed. En route, we passed by the city of Kufah where we encountered Bahlool, (who was known as) the madman (due to him being madly in love with Allah Ta‘ala), who was muttering and babbling away. I said to him, “Keep silent! Ameerul Mu-mineen has arrived!” Thus, he ceased his muttering and remained silent.

When the carriage of Haroon Rasheed drew near to him, he suddenly called out, “O Ameerul Mu-mineen! Ayman bin Naabil narrated to me that Qudaamah bin ‘Abdillah Al-‘Aamiri (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentioned, ‘I saw Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mounted on a camel in Mina. He (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was seated on a worn, old saddle. There (in the presence of Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam]), the people were not struck, pushed or shouted at, “Move! Move!” (i.e. the Sahaabah [radhiyallahu ‘anhum] were neither hitting the people nor pushing them to clear the path for Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam], as your entourage are doing here for you today).’”

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The System of Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 02 September 2019 16:22

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

The servant should take up the courage to carry out righteous works, and then Allah Ta‘ala will cause his endeavours to materialise and be fruitful. This can be understood through the example of a father who sees his infant child trying to walk. The child takes a few steps and then falls. The father feels pity for his child and helps the child by picking him up and carrying him in his lap.

Hence, just as the father wishes to see the child make an effort in trying to walk before he assists him, similarly Allah Ta‘ala wants to see us make an effort to please Him, and then He will assist us by causing our endeavours to reach completion. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/106)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

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