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Effect of Company

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016 15:46

Hazratjee, Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned:

The best of all deeds is to sit in the company of good, pious people and the worst deed is to sit with bad or evil people. Many a time people write to me saying: “My son was extremely obedient to me. He was punctual with his salaah. Suddenly his entire condition has changed so badly that he now has sarcastic answers for everything I tell him.” I then ask the person, “Is he hanging around with bad company?” Immediately the father will reply, “Yes this is the case.” (Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] – A Brief Biography, pg. 206)

   

The Ramadhaan of Hazrat Madani (rahimahullah)

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016 12:16

Hazrat Moulana Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi (rahmatullahi alaih) writes:

In my knowledge, the person to liven and revive the method of our pious predecessors in this era was Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani (rahmatullahi alaih). Upon the request of his close associates and students he made it a standard habit of spending the entire month of Ramadhaan in one place where many people from surrounding and far-off areas of the country would gather. For many years Hazrat would spend the entire month of Ramadhaan in Silhat. Thereafter, Hazrat spent Ramadhaan for several years in Baaskandi (Bengal). For a few years he spent the month of Ramadhaan in his hometown, Ilaah-daad Poorah. At all these venues, his mureeds and associates would gather in large numbers and they would all be treated as his guests. Hazrat himself would lead the taraaweeh salaah. Those present would engage in zikr, tilaawat, etc. with extreme enthusiasm and vigour. His associates would experience great spiritual conditions and realise immense progress. For long periods thereafter they would remember and discuss the eventful moments that they had experienced. If Allah Ta‘ala had willed and granted Moulana a longer life, this system would have continued in Ilaah-daad Poorah for many years later and Allah Ta‘ala alone knows how many servants would have reached their goal (of proximity to Allah Ta‘ala). However, this system discontinued with the demise of Hazrat Moulana in 1377 A.H. – 1957 leaving many in utter grief and distress.

(Sawaanih Hazrat Shaikhul-Hadeeth Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya – Ml Abul Hasan Nadwi, pg. 122/123)

   

Having Good Thoughts about People

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Thursday, 07 April 2016 16:26

Once, when someone was leaving the khaanqah, Hazratjee Moulana Maseehullah (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) advised him as follows: “As far as possible keep good thoughts about people. If you hear something about someone and it can be interpreted in two ways, i.e. in a good way and a bad way, then choose the good interpretation. Always have good thoughts in your mind about people.

On the day of Qiyaamah, Allah Ta‘ala will not question you regarding the good thoughts you had about people but He will definitely question you regarding the bad thoughts you had about others. Bad thoughts about others create evil and corruption. It is for this reason that the sharee‘ah strongly condemns such an act. Today this has become normal for people. No one is prepared to accept their faults. They have no concern of their own faults but keep on looking out at the faults of others. This is a great weakness in us.” (Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] – A Brief Biography, pg. 207)

   

Power of the Mind

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Saturday, 12 March 2016 09:59

Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi)’s mind was very sound and strong. If he decided on something he would never allow anything to get the better of him.

Dr. Tanweer Ahmad Khan Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) once narrated: “I was once sitting with Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) whilst he was busy with his correspondence. He had a boil on his leg and many flies came and sat on it. When I saw this, I took my shawl and began waving the flies away from Hazrat’s leg. Those flies were so strongly stuck to Hazrat’s leg that even after swatting them, they refused to move. They kept on coming back and sitting on Hazrat’s leg. In the meantime Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) continued peacefully answering his correspondence. He paid no attention to the flies and paid no attention to me as well. 

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Earn well, Eat well

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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 15:44

Once some youngsters came to meet Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) and requested some advice. Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) replied: “Earn as much as you wish, eat as much as you wish and enjoy as much as you want to, but stay away from haraam and take cognisance of the laws of the sharee‘ah. Allah Ta‘ala will bless you with safety and ‘aafiyat (ease).” (Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] – A Brief Biography, pg. 205)

   

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