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Obedience to One’s Parent after their Demise

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Monday, 09 June 2014 07:26

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

The hadeeth has shown a way to those who did not fulfil the rights of their parents during their parent's lifetime, as to how they may make amends after their demise. The hadeeth states that such a person should seek forgiveness on behalf of his deceased parents, send esaale thawaab for them and keep in contact and show kindness and respect to all those who were close to his parents (i.e. family, friends and associates). Through carrying out these actions, one will be forgiven by Allah Ta'ala and be blessed with the good fortune of being counted from amongst those children who were obedient to their parents. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/39)

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Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi’s Level of Independence

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Monday, 09 June 2014 07:24

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned that the lessons of hadeeth that were conducted in Gangoh by Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) were done purely for the sake of Allah Ta'ala.

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The Fruits of Adhering to Correct Principles

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Monday, 02 June 2014 07:27

On one occasion a person had placed a gift in an ordinary basket and presented it to Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi). Once the person departed, Hazrat (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) told the khaadim (servant) that, although this basket seems simple and ordinary, however ensure that you return it. Thereafter Hazrat addressed those present and said that I don’t even ask the person whether he wishes to have it back or not, rather it is my habit that I always return it. Hence, if the person does not want it, he may return it to me. On the other hand, if you ask the person whether he wants it back or not then there is the possibility that he wanted it, however due to feeling ashamed of asking for it, he will unwillingly and grudgingly let you keep it. Nevertheless, this fact was established once while I was travelling to Rewari. A person had given me a small used ghee canister. I instructed some of my companions to empty the contents and return the canister to the owner. They told me that this seems to be a simple ordinary canister, what is the need to return it? I replied that only the womenfolk of the house will know the true value of this. A new canister will not be as well greased as this canister due to it being used so much. Nevertheless, later the person who gifted the ghee attested to this and said that his wife stressed upon him to bring back the canister. However he did not have the courage to take back such an ordinary canister. Did you see how the deeni principles that we are asked to adopt in our lives proved beneficial? In short, whoever adheres to the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) and the principles of deen, he will never regret. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 73)

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Obedience to Parents is a means of a Contented Life

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Monday, 02 June 2014 07:26

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

My beloved friends! I wish to share something with you. Respect and obedience to one’s parents is a means of increase and blessings in one’s life and sustenance. If a person is obedient to his parents at all times, he will never live a difficult and problematic life. On the converse, if a person is disobedient to his parents, then someday he will definitely be afflicted with some difficulty. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/37)

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Paying Back a Loan

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Monday, 19 May 2014 07:46

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) once mentioned that it is essential when one takes a loan that he pays back the loan on the appointed time. In the beginning, my close friends would lay down strict conditions before giving me a loan (which I needed in order to pay for my deceased father’s debts). Thereafter, after a short period of time when the creditors were confident regarding my paying back the loan on time, they did not hesitate in giving me a loan. It is mentioned in a hadeeth that when a person takes a loan with a firm intention of paying back the loan upon the appointed time, then Allah Ta'ala’s divine assistance will be with such a person. On the converse, if a person takes a loan and casually says that he will see if he can pay or not, then he will not be able to settle even a small debt.

Remember this principle! When taking a loan, the responsibility of settling the debt is on the debtor and not for the creditor to pursue him. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/24)

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