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Allah Alone Provides Sustenance

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Monday, 08 April 2019 14:28

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

My beloved friends! When you have a worldly need then you should adopt the halaal means to the point of necessity to fulfill the need. However, when adopting the means, you should keep your focus towards Allah Ta‘ala and remember that it is He alone who provides, not the means. I am not saying that the means should not be adopted. Rather, the means should not be made the purpose and goal in one’s life (i.e. one should not make compromises in one’s Deen on account of one’s profession, means of livelihood, etc.). (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 188)

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Sacrificing One’s Life and Wealth for the Cause of Deen

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Monday, 01 April 2019 15:02

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

The primary purpose of the effort of Da’wat and Tableegh is to turn people away from the wrongs that Shaitaan invites them towards and bring them to the complete obedience of Allah Ta‘ala. However, without effort and sacrifice, it will not be possible to achieve this purpose. Hence, to achieve this goal, people will be required to sacrifice their lives as well as their wealth for the cause of Deen.

In the case of Da’wat and Tableegh, sacrificing one’s life refers to one leaving his home and going out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala to spread the message of Allah Ta‘ala and propagate Deen, and sacrificing one’s wealth refers to one bearing his own expenses and using his own money to go out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 36)

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Not Finding the Desired Level of Motivation in One’s ‘Ibaadah

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Monday, 25 March 2019 11:16

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

A person once wrote a letter to me wherein he complained of himself not finding the desired motivation to perform salaah, make zikr and recite the Quraan Majeed. He asked me for the cure and solution to his problem. I mentioned to him that despite not finding the motivation and drive within himself to carry out the ‘ibaadah, he should still perform it and not leave it out. Through him remaining punctual on the ‘ibaadah, he will eventually find the desired level of motivation within himself as well as the quality of his ‘ibaadah improving. This is similar to a person who is unable to write correctly. Through him continuously practising to write correctly, he will eventually improve his writing ability. On the contrary, if he loses heart and leaves out writing on account of his weakness, he will never succeed in improving his writing skill and ability.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummah 23/354)

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The Cure for Stray Thoughts

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Monday, 18 March 2019 15:53

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned in reply to a person who complained about stray thoughts:

The best cure for stray thoughts mentioned in the hadeeth is for one not to pay any attention to them. This cure has proven to be extremely effective in repelling stray thoughts. Stray thoughts were something that even the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) experienced. However, when they would mention their condition to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he would advise them not to pay any attention to the stray thoughts that cross their minds. Therefore, one should neither pay any attention to these stray thoughts that cross the mind nor should he show any importance to them.

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadeeth Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 424)

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Acquiring Deeni Benefit

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Monday, 11 March 2019 15:34

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

Those engaged in the effort of da’wat and tableegh are required to meet three classes of people in order to fulfil three Deeni objectives.

The first class of people whom they should meet are the ‘Ulama and Deeni elders. The object of going to the ‘Ulama and Deeni elders is to learn Deen and to benefit from their pious company.

The second class of people whom they should meet are the ordinary laymen who are far from Deen. The object of going to them is to encourage them towards Deen. Through encouraging them, they themselves will remain firm on Deen.

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