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The Cure for Pride

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Tuesday, 11 August 2020 07:15

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

Pride is the root of all spiritual maladies and is an extremely destructive sickness. It causes a person to fall very hard (and lose all the good that he has acquired). A person should be greatly concerned about safeguarding himself from this spiritual malady.

If one has this spiritual sickness, then the cure for it is that one should, at all times, regard himself to be incapable and unworthy of any good. At all times, one should keep in mind that whatever excellence he has acquired in his life, whether it relates to the knowledge of deen that he possesses or the good deeds that he carries out, it is entirely through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala. Had it not been for the grace of Allah Ta‘ala upon him, he would have not achieved anything.

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadeeth Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 468)

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Happiness lies in following the Sunnah

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Tuesday, 11 August 2020 07:12

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

It is an accepted fact that each person finds solace and comfort in the things which he likes. For example, a person finds enjoyment in leading a life of luxury, eating good food and wearing expensive clothing. Such a person does not find solace and comfort without these things. However, the person who finds pleasure in sitting on straw mats, sleeping on a simple bedding, consuming simple food and wearing simple clothing, then such a person experiences happiness, solace and comfort in these things.

Hence, those who happily lead a life of simplicity, in order to conform to the mubaarak lifestyle of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), then they find true happiness, solace and contentment in such a lifestyle. It is the divine favour of Allah Ta‘ala upon such people that He grants them true happiness and contentment, despite leading a simple life and not possessing a lot of the world. This type of lifestyle and the happiness that is linked to it is such that even the poor are able to acquire it.

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The Effect of Sins on the Heart

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Tuesday, 11 August 2020 06:56

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

People have become very brazen and bold in committing sins, and these sins thereafter result in various spiritual illnesses. Through committing sins, the heart continues to lose its noor and lustre and the darkness within it increases.

Sins, in their very nature, contain darkness, and create the effect of darkness within a person’s life as well. In one hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi salam) mentioned that when a person commits a sin, a black stain of darkness appears on his heart. If he sincerely repents to Allah Ta‘ala for committing the sin, then Allah Ta‘ala removes the stain of darkness from his heart. However, if he persists in committing the sin, then the black stain of darkness begins to spread, until it eventually engulfs his entire heart. (Sunan Tirmizi #3334)

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Carrying out Wazeefahs Under the Supervision of an Experienced Shaikh

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Monday, 13 July 2020 15:48

Once, a woman wrote a letter to Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) wherein she mentioned that she began reciting aayat kareemah in abundance. She mentioned in the letter that after reciting the aayat in abundance for many days, she began to experience dizziness and perceived a lot of heat in her body. As a result, she felt unwell and did not know what to do.

In response, Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned that she should rather recite durood shareef in abundance. The reason is that aayat kareemah is a strong wazeefah, and when recited in abundance, it creates heat in the body. As far as durood shareef is concerned, it is a wazeefah that has a moderate (and light) effect on the body.

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Having Hope in the Mercy of Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 06 July 2020 15:45

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: True success in Deen is for one to regard oneself as unworthy at all times. At no time should any person regard himself as successful on account of his actions. Even the good actions which one carries out, one should have the conviction within his heart that it is only through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala that he is able to carry out such actions, and it is only the grace of Allah Ta‘ala that will make one successful. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said:

لن يدخل أحدا منكم عمله الجنة قالوا ولا أنت يا رسول الله قال ولا أنا إلا أن يتغمدني الله منه بفضل ورحمة (صحيح مسلم الرقم: 2816)

“None of your actions will cause you to enter Jannah.” The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) enquired, “Not even you, O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) (i.e. your actions will not cause you to enter Jannah)?” Rasulullah replied, “Not even me, (my actions will not cause me to enter Jannah. I also cannot enter Jannah) unless Allah Ta‘ala envelops me with His grace and mercy.”

(Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 48)

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