Lessons from the Lives of the Pious
Monday, 28 January 2013 06:46
A friend once told me that there was a person who was affiliated to the Muslim League. For some time, he practised keeping his hand stretched out until he managed to keep it stretched out for half an hour. Thereafter he went to meet Hadhrat Moulana Madani (rahimahullah). It is mentioned in a hadeeth that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) never pulled back his hand first when greeting someone until that person pulled back his own hand. Keeping this in mind, when he met Hadhrat Madani (rahimahullah), he kept his hand straight without pulling it away. Hadhrat Madani (rahimahullah) also kept his hand stretched out until more than half an hour had passed by. Thereafter, this person was forced to pull back his hand. He then commented, “Definitely, he has strict adherence to the sunnah.” (Malfoozaat of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat Vol 2 Pg 420)
Friday, 04 January 2013 10:06
Shaikhpurah is a village near Saharanpur. Once, the people of this village extended a da`wat to Hadhrat Moulana Saharanpuri (rahimahullah) and Hadhrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahimahullah). Another person then invited both of them for breakfast in Saharanpur on their way back from Shaikhpurah. Hadhrat Saharanpuri (rahimahullah) accepted both the da`wats and went to Shaikhpurah. He slept the night there and the next morning, began preparing to return to Saharanpur but it began raining very heavily. The villagers tried preventing Hadhrat (rahimahullah) from leaving, but Hadhrat (rahimahullah) refused saying that he had promised the people in Saharanpur to attend their da`wat, thus it will not be correct for him to disappoint them. He eventually went to the station, took a horse and cart, and came to the home of the host. Hadhrat (rahimahullah) informed him of his arrival, but the host mentioned to Hadhrat (rahimahullah) that he did not make any arrangements for meals as he had not expected Hadhrat (rahimahullah) to return in such severe weather conditions. Hadhrat (rahimahullah) accepted his apology as well as his invitation to come and eat the next day.
Monday, 24 December 2012 08:01
During the last moments of his life, Hadhrat Moulana Thanwi (rahimahullah) began sorting out all the amaanaat (trusts) that were kept by him. When the members of his household saw this, they started crying (as they understood that Hadhrat was now reaching his end). Hadhrat (rahimahullah) saw them in this condition and asked, “Why are you crying? I am only distributing the trusts that are in my possession. Allah Ta`ala has commanded the discharging of amaanaat to the rightful recipients.” Whilst saying this, the note that was in his hand fell down. Hadhrat then commented, “The life from my fingers has come out.” Thereafter he passed away. (Malfoozaat of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat Vol 2 Pg 408)
Thursday, 15 November 2012 05:42
Shaikh-ul-Hind, Hadhrat Moulana Mahmood-ul-Hasan Sahib Deobandi (rahmatullahi alaihi), is that personality with regards to whom Hadhrat Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi alaihi) has said, “People call him Shaikh-ul-Hind (the Shaikh of India) whereas in reality, he is Shaikh-ul-Aalam (The Shaikh of the world).”
Once, his feet swelled up due to excessive ibaadat. When he saw this, he became elated, that today he was blessed with the opportunity of following a Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), as the mubaarak feet of Nabi-e-Akram (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) swelled up due to standing for long periods in Salaah. (Malfoozaat of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat Vol 2 Pg 391)
Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:30
Once, Hadhrat Moullana Khaleel Ahmad Saharanpuri (rahmatullahi alaihi) arrived at Meerut during the late portion of the night. Thus, he felt that if he went to Hadhrat Moulana Aashiq Ilaahi Sahib (rahmatullahi alaihi) at that time of the night, he would be disturbing him. Hence, he slept in the Musjid. When he awoke for Tahajjud, he lowered a bucket into the well to draw out water.
In the meantime, Hadhrat Moulana Aashiq Ilaahi Sahib (rahmatullahi alaihi) whilst asleep dreamt that Hadhrat (rahmatullahi alaihi) had come and slept in the Musjid and is now drawing water out of the well. Suddenly his eyes opened and he could hear the sound of a bucket in the well. He got up with a shock to find Hadhrat (rahmatullahi alaihi) drawing water from the well. Immediately he came up to Hadhrat (rahmatullahi alaihi) and asked, “Why didn’t you wake me up?” Hadhrat (rahmatullahi alaihi) replied, “What was the need to disturb your sleep? I slept very comfortably in the Musjid.” (Malfoozaat of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat Vol 2 Pg 377)
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