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Maintaining a Balance after Marriage

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Monday, 22 September 2014 11:12

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) mentioned:

On one occasion Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ya'qoob Saheb (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned that when a person gets married, generally it is noticed that he spends more time with his in-laws. In doing so, there is a fear that he does not observe the due rights of his own family members. Therefore one should be mindful in this regard that he maintains a balance and ensures he fulfils the rights he owes to both parties. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 1/71)

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An Easy Prescription for Self Reformation

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Monday, 22 September 2014 11:12

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned:

In this era the Mashaayikh do not emphasise upon their disciples to make a lot of sacrifices. Though, when I was young, I used to see many pious people and Mashaayikh labour hard and render great sacrifices for deen. However, in this day and age, an easy prescription that we are taught is to focus towards the reformation of our hearts. One should protect one’s heart from sin and not allow his heart to be distracted and diverted from the obedience and remembrance of Allah Ta'ala. At all times one should protect his heart. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/110)

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The Wisdom behind a Woman Travelling with a Mahram

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Monday, 15 September 2014 10:37

passport-map-travel-Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) once mentioned that he received a letter from a person enquiring whether it would be permissible for him to travel with one of his elderly female relatives who wished to accompany him for hajj. Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) replied that as long as there is no mahram accompanying her on the journey, it will be impermissible for her to travel.

An 'Aalim present asked that is it not that the reason for the prohibition of a woman travelling alone for hajj is due to being alone (hence if she is in company, it should be permissible). Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) replied in the negative. Thereafter he explained that the reason for the prohibition (as explained by the Fuqahaa) is that generally many difficulties and evils occur during the journey. In the case where a woman travels alone, there is no one to assist her or come to her aid. On the contrary, in the case where she is accompanied by her mahram, then she feels (mentally and physically) secure that in the event of some difficulty, she would be able to easily call out for him and seek his assistance. However Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) then said that these explanations that we present are mere logical explanations which appeal to our comprehension and understanding. The reality of the matter is that this is the law of sharee'ah which we are unable to fully comprehend and encompass its divine wisdom. Hence, we are bound to believe in it being correct and accept it whether we understand its wisdom and logical reasoning or not. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 1/87)

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A Frightening Incident regarding a Haafiz

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Monday, 15 September 2014 10:36

quran-2Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi 'alaih) once mentioned:

From my childhood days, I have seen many debates among the 'Ulama concerning whether the Shia are able to memorize the Quraan or not. On one occasion, some non-Muslims and Shia got together and intended to pay a Muslim (who was a haafiz of the Quraan) a large sum of money, on the condition that he presents himself as a Shia and recites the Quraan by memory (since there were no Shia that were haafiz of the Quraan). On the day of the debate, the Muslim (who was paid to act as a Shia) arrived. He told the audience that he was a Shia and began to revile and curse the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu 'anhum) in the presence of the entire gathering. As soon as he began cursing and reviling the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu 'anhum), the Quraan was immediately erased from his heart and Allah Ta'ala deprived him of the blessing of the Quraan. Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi 'alaih) addressing the audience then said: Beloved friends! This is the disastrous outcome of showing disrespect (to the Sahaabah radhiyallahu 'anhum). (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/38)

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The Harm of Shaving the Beard

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Monday, 08 September 2014 15:33

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned: 

Today, people do not regard the shaving of the beard as a sin. Once, two kaafir messengers, with shaven beards, came to Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam). Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) turned his blessed face away (from them). O my beloved friends! After death when one appears before Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam), then if at that time Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) had to turn his blessed face away from one, what will one do? (Malfoozaat of Hazrat Shaikh pg. 160)

   

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