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Concentration in Salaah

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:52

Once, Hazrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) was performing salaah on the railway platform with some of his companions when suddenly the whistle blew for the train to go. All his companions broke their salaah and ran into the train but Hazrat (rahmatullahi alaih) continued his salaah with great ease and calmness. After performing his salaah, he made du‘aa and then boarded the train. When his companions asked him, “How is it that when we heard the whistle, we broke our salaah and ran inside but you continued with your salaah so peacefully?” He replied, “If I heard the whistle I would have also broken my salaah and ran into the train.”

Subhanallah! Such was the level of the salaah of Hazrat Moulana Madani (rahmatullahi alaih).

(Hazrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] pg. 177)

   

Du‘aas for Others during Hajj

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:33

Before leaving for hajj, Hazrat Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) met all his family members and then left directly for the musjid. He performed salaah and then began his journey. On his return, before meeting his family and others, he first went to the musjid and performed salaah. Thereafter, he delivered a short talk and met everyone.

Qari Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said, with regard to his trip “It was my routine to sit daily in the Haram Shareef and remember all those from whom I enjoyed some favour. Whoever did any ihsaan (good) to me, I remembered him. I would take each ones name and make du‘aa for him. I made du‘aa for all my asaatizah, mashaayikh, students and the teachers of the madrasah.” (Hayaat-e-Siddeeq, pg. 147)

   

Outstanding Respect

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:37

If Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Sahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) saw any piece of paper lying on the floor, he would immediately pick it up with respect and place it in some respectful place. Dr. Tanweer Ahmad Khan Sahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned that Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say: “We must respect paper because it is a means of us attaining knowledge.”

In fact, the entire theme of his life was adab (respect). He used to often say: “Everything in this world is engaged in the zikr of Allah Ta‘ala. When something is making the zikr of Allah Ta‘ala then it is worthy of respect. Remember! Never throw anything down as this is contrary to adab.”[1]

A student once mentioned that Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would not even throw or fling dirt into the bin. He would place it inside with utmost care saying: “This was a favour from Allah Ta‘ala which we enjoyed for some time. Now that there is no use for it, do not just throw it away. Instead place it in the bin in a respectful manner rather than just throwing it away.”

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Balance Between Wife and Mother

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 22:29

Throughout Hazrat Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) married life he practiced on the aayah “Be good towards your spouses”. Hailing from a wealthy family and being the daughter of a wealthy man, his wife was accustomed to luxury and comfort. Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) therefore made an effort to see to her ease and well-being. Initially, Qari Siddeeq Saheb’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) wife would fall ill very often. He would worry about her treatment and would make a concerted effort to see to her by taking her to many places. 

When Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was staying in Fatehpur, his wife would stay with him whilst his mother remained in Hatora. From time to time Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would visit his mother and serve her. Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) never neglected his mother whilst looking after and seeing to his wife. He never said anything to her that would upset her. He never gave his mother a stiff look and never back answered her. In the same vein, he never spoke in an improper manner to his wife because of his mother. He always worked with softness, politeness, understanding, patience and tolerance. (Hayaat-e-Siddeeq, pg. 137)

   

Being Pleased with the Decision of Allah Ta‘ala

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 15:09

Hazrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] mentioned:

It is necessary for man to be pleased and grateful to Allah Ta‘ala for whatever condition He has kept him in. This is called “radha bil qadha’ (being pleased with the decisions of Allah Ta‘ala). This is really the dictates of humility. It is necessary for a lover of Allah Ta‘ala to be pleased with whatever His beloved decides for him. Therefore, for one to be uncomfortable and troubled in any way is incorrect, especially when we believe that Allah Ta‘ala is our Rabb and the Rabb of the entire world. Whatever a Murabbi (Nurturer) does, he does it for our tarbiyah (nurturing) and for our goodness even though one undergoes some difficulty.

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