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The Remedy for Pride

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Monday, 12 November 2018 08:29

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

If any person sees some good quality in himself and finds that quality lacking in another person, due to which he begins to regard himself to be better than that person, then he should immediately think to himself, “It is possible that this person does not have this good quality in him which I have, but he has some other praiseworthy quality in him which is lacking in me, due to which he is better than me in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala.”

Hazrat Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then mentioned, “If a person trains himself to think in this way, it will assist him to remove self-admiration and pride from his heart and it will save him from regarding himself to be better than others.” (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/55)

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Calamities and Difficulties Removed through the Blessing of Good Deeds

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Monday, 05 November 2018 14:17

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

This is a proven fact and I have firm confidence and belief in it. It has also been proven through the experience of the pious servants of Allah Ta‘ala. This fact is that whenever any locality is undergoing difficulties and calamities, and they resort to reciting durood shareef in abundance and making excessive zikr (remembrance of Allah Ta‘ala, performing salaah, reforming their actions), the calamities and difficulties are immediately alleviated and removed. (Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 400)

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The Purpose of Self-Reformation

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Monday, 29 October 2018 14:16

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

The path of Deen is a path of self-reformation. The purpose and object of self-reformation is for one to create within his heart the natural urge and desire to fulfill the commands of Allah Ta‘ala and to refrain from those things which are prohibited by Allah Ta‘ala. In other words, one’s heart becomes such that it only finds happiness and fulfillment in carrying out the commands of Allah Ta‘ala, and it finds discomfort and resentment in breaking the commands of Allah Ta‘ala. This is the very purpose of the path of self-reformation. The spiritual exercises that are prescribed by the Mashaayikh are merely a means to achieve this goal. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 13)

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The Formula to Remove Depression and Grief

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Monday, 22 October 2018 14:28

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following to a person who was overcome by depression and grief:

What is the need for such worry and grief? When a person is overcome by depression and grief, I generally advise them to engage in a certain muraaqabah (meditation). This meditation is a cure for all types of depression, worries and anxieties. The method of this meditation is for one to always reflect and ponder over the fact that “Allah Ta‘ala loves me and wants the best for me”. In the Quraan Majeed, Allah Ta‘ala says that He is the true friend and guardian of the Believers. Hence, Allah Ta‘ala always decides the best for His servant. If any person experiencing depression and grief engages in this muraaqabah, then he will find that all his worries and anxieties will come to an end.

An example through which this muraaqabah can be understood is the love of the mother for the child. Every child believes that his mother loves him and wants what is best for him. Despite this, the mother still does certain things that outwardly seem unpleasant to the child. In some instances, she even reprimands and disciplines the child. However, even though the child gets scolded by the mother, the child feels satisfied that his mother has the utmost love for him, and that whatever she is doing is for his benefit. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 8/352)

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Adopting Moderation when Dealing with People, together with Remaining within the Limits of Shariah

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Monday, 01 October 2018 15:06

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

A businessman told me that a certain person, who was a follower of a Barelwi Shaikh, mentioned the following to him in Calcutta, “Who claims that Ashraf Ali is a Deobandi? The Deobandis (people of Deoband) regard him to be a Deobandi, but really, we feel that he is one of us, the Barelwis.”

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then said, “The only reason for this person having a good opinion regarding myself and being happy with me is that I do not adopt a harsh approach when dealing with people. Instead, when dealing with people, I display politeness and good character, together with remaining within the limits of sharee‘ah. Even when dealing with the Barelwis, I do not conduct myself in a harsh or unpleasant manner. I display politeness and good character, according to the sunnah. Due to my dealing with them in this manner, they have a good opinion of me and feel that I am one of them.”

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