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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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Keeping the Rewards of the Hereafter in Mind

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Monday, 19 May 2014 07:43

Once, a person asked Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) something related to Hazrat’s domestic life for the benefit of taking lesson. After Hazrat responded, the person then asked forgiveness for posing such a question. Hazrat Thanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) replied, "No, you have not caused me any grief or pain." Hazrat then mentioned: "Alhamdulillah Allah Ta'ala blessed me with such a mindset through which I am not hurt or grieved through people asking me questions relating to deen. I say to myself that I will be greatly rewarded by Allah Ta'ala through advising the person in matters of deen." (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 280)

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Doubtful Wealth

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Monday, 12 May 2014 07:58

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned:

Hazrat 'Abdullah bin Mubaarak [rahmatullahi 'alaihi] (a great luminary and ascetic, who was the student of Hazrat Imaam Abu Haneefah [rahmatullahi 'alaihi]) says: "I prefer returning one dirham which is obtained through a doubtful source than giving 600 000 dirhams in charity." Hazrat (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) then mentioned that from this statement of Hazrat 'Abdullah bin Mubaarak (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) we understand the serious nature of doubtful wealth. It is extremely sad to find that nowadays let alone doubtful wealth, people do not even refrain from that wealth which is categorically declared haraam in sharee'ah. All that they are interested in is in increasing and accumulating their wealth, regardless of the manner or means through which the wealth is acquired. (Behishti Zewar Pg. 417)

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