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Spending the Bounties of Allah Ta‘ala for Deen

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Monday, 16 July 2018 14:34

In the Quraan Majeed, Allah Ta‘ala mentions that one of the qualities of the true believers is:

وَمِمّا رَزَقنـٰهُم يُنفِقونَ ﴿البقرة:٣﴾

They (the believers who believe in the unseen) spend from what We have bestowed upon them

Regarding this verse of the Quraan Majeed, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: There is no reason to restrict the spending mentioned in this verse to the spending of wealth. Rather, it may refer to assisting the servants of Allah Ta‘ala through the bounties which Allah Ta‘ala has blessed us with. All the internal and external faculties which Allah Ta‘ala has bestowed upon us, such as our reasoning and intelligence, and our hands and feet, are the bounties of Allah Ta‘ala. Hence, to use these faculties for the sake of Deen, assisting people and other efforts that are pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala will also be included in this verse. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 106)

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True Victory is in Earning the Pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 09 July 2018 15:18

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

The Muslim Ummah gaining victory and success is not subject to the Muslims being few or many in number. Rather, victory is based on something else entirely. True victory for the Muslims is to make their sole priority in life to engage in the efforts of Deen and such work that will be pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala. If they gain success against the enemy, they should express gratitude to Allah Ta‘ala, and if they are not (apparently) successful then they should exercise patience. In reality, a believer is never unsuccessful, even though it may seem as if he did not succeed against the enemy. The reason for a believer always being successful is that he is always earning the reward of the Hereafter, which afterall is the objective and goal of every believer. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 7/236)

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The Establishment of Salaah

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Monday, 23 April 2018 15:27

Once, while addressing the students of Deen, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned the following advice: The establishment of salaah is the means of reforming one’s entire life. However, the establishment of salaah will only take place once the various qualities of imaan mentioned in various aayaat of the Quraan Majeed are perfected. Some of these qualities are mentioned in the following verses:

قَد أَفلَحَ المُؤمِنونَ ﴿١﴾ الَّذينَ هُم فى صَلاتِهِم خـٰشِعونَ ﴿المؤمنون:٢﴾

Successful indeed are the believers, those who have khushoo’ (focus, calmness and humility) in their salaah.

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Islam – The Greatest Favour of Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 16 April 2018 14:42

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

In reality, even if a king ruling over all seven continents has to embrace Islam, his embracing Islam will not add any glory and honour to Islam. However, if he feels honoured and pleased that Allah Ta‘ala has honoured him with the favour of Islam, then it is something good for him.

Jibillah bin Ayham Ghassaani was a person who accepted Islam during the khilaafah of Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu). He lived in such comfort and luxury that even Hercules (the leader of the Romans) could not match him. After accepting Islam, while performing tawaaf of the ka’bah, a poor person accidentally stepped on the lower garment (of the ihram) of Jibillah, causing the lower garment to become unfastened. Jibillah was enraged and immediately slapped the poor person. The poor person then came to Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) and complained of the injustice that he suffered. After hearing his complaint, Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) summoned Jibillah and passed a judgement of equality, instructing the poor person to slap Jibillah in retaliation. When Jibillah heard the verdict of Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu), he asked for some respite. With the consent of the poor person, Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted his request and granted him respite. However, that very night, he turned apostate and fled.

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Reliance on Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 09 April 2018 15:40

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

My beloved brothers! Earn a livelihood, as it is the command of Allah Ta‘ala. However, do not allow your heart to be immersed and consumed by your involvement in earning a livelihood. Instead, your heart should rely on Allah Ta‘ala and always be pleased with His taqdeer. In doing so, even if one’s salary is decreased, it will not cause one great anxiety and distress. Make it your habit to always turn to Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 154)

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