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Securing the Du‘aa of the Angels

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Monday, 11 December 2017 14:31

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

When one makes du‘aa for any Muslim in his absence, then in reality one is actually making du‘aa for oneself. The hadeeth has mentioned that when any person makes du‘aa for his Muslim brother to be blessed with goodness and success, then the angels of Allah Ta‘ala say to him, “May you be blessed with the same!” (i.e. O servant of Allah! May Allah grant you the very thing that you are making du‘aa for your brother to receive). Hence, to make du‘aa for every Muslim to be blessed with goodness is a definite method for one to secure the du‘aa of the angels. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 110)

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Constantly Remaining Vigilant of the Nafs

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Monday, 04 December 2017 15:04

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

It is absolutely vital for one to constantly remain vigilant and cautious regarding his nafs. The nafs is such that if it finds the opportunity and the means to fulfil its desires, it will never rest until it gets what it wants. In fact, even those who have progressed sufficiently in the path of self reformation, it is nevertheless, dangerous for them as well to become complacent and relax their guard regarding the nafs. However, the difference with them is that due to their knowledge and experience in traversing the path of self reformation, it is not as difficult for them to bring their nafs under control at the time of danger. The condition of our nafs is like that of a stubborn horse. When it is let loose, it neither looks forward nor backward (as it is out of control and runs in any direction without thinking). In this state, the damage that the nafs can cause is so serious that we cannot truly comprehend it. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 8/50)

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Avoiding Things that do not Concern One

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Monday, 27 November 2017 14:18

من حسن إسلام المرأ تركه ما لايعنيه

From the beauty of a person’s Islam is that he leaves out that which does not concern him.

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once quoted the above hadeeth and thereafter explained:

Becoming involved in futile things that are of no concern will neither benefit one in his Deen, nor benefit him in his dunya.

Once, some person wrote a letter to me in which he was asking irrelevant, unnecessary questions regarding some of his contemporaries. In reply, I asked him, “Will you be required to answer these questions in the grave? Will the angels, Munkar and Nakeer, ask you these questions? Why are you unnecessarily delving into these issues?”

My beloved brothers! This world is not a place of entertainment and relaxation. Rather, we have come to this world for a purpose, and should thus dedicate ourselves to fulfilling the purpose for which we have come. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 96-97)

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Two Categories of People in Deen

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Monday, 20 November 2017 14:16

Moulana Sayyid Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once wrote a letter to Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) in which he mentioned the following:

“Muslims can only be of two types and there is no third type. The two types of Muslims are those who personally go out and strive in the path of Allah Ta‘ala, and those who do not personally go out, but they assist others to go out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala.”

When Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) read this, he remarked, “Moulana has understood this and explained it very well!” Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) thereafter said, “Assisting others to go out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala also includes encouraging them to go out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala.” (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 37-38)

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The Blessing of Du‘aa

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Monday, 13 November 2017 14:22

A person once mentioned to Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), “Hazrat, I do not feel motivated to make du’aa.”

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) replied:

The reason for a person not feeling enthusiasm and motivation for making du‘aa is that he does not immediately see the effect of his du‘aa. For example, if a person makes du‘aa for wealth and immediately receives some money, or he makes du‘aa for an apple and it immediately falls into his lap, then due to him seeing his du‘aa have an instant effect, you will see him become very enthusiastic and motivated to make du‘aa.

The lack of motivation to make du‘aa is normally because a person feels that he will not gain or receive anything through making du‘aa, and feeling in this way is a sign of being deprived.

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