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The pride of Abu Jahl

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Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:20

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned that the pride of Abu Jahl was even worse than the pride of Fir’oun. At the time of his death, Fir’oun’s heart softened to some extent, even though his imaan was not accepted. On the other hand, Abu Jahl’s pride exceeded all limits, to such an extent that even at the time of his death he was proud. Thus he expressed his regret upon being slain by a farmer (and not being slain by a person of high status and position as this would have been a means of honour after his death). He lamented since the person responsible for killing him was a youngster from the Ansaar who were well-known farmers.

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) further says that I had heard from my Ustaad that when the Sahaabi was about to sever the head of Abu Jahl from his body, he (Abu Jahl) desired that his throat be cut more closer to his chest in order that his head stands out from the rest of the heads of the kuffaar when they are placed in line after their death. There are no limits to this pride. Nevertheless, when his head was brought before Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam), Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) said that the Fir’oun of this Ummah has died. Thereafter Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) said that even in today’s times, we find people with the outlook and mindset of Fir’oun. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 54)

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Do not Feel Complacent over any Action

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Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:19

complacent-620x348Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned:

My beloved friends! Exercise extreme caution in regard to your actions. Do not become boastful over any action that you carry out (for everything you do is through the grace of Allah Ta'ala). Hazrat 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ood (radhiyallahu 'anhu) is reported to have said that no person who is living is safe from danger (until he passes away with Imaan).

Thereafter Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned with tears in his eyes that Shaitaan eagerly strives and constantly endeavours to mislead every person. Make du'aa that Allah Ta'ala bless me to remain steadfast upon imaan till my end. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/25)

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Studying the Lives of the Pious Predecessors Leads one to the Sunnah

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Sunday, 16 March 2014 10:14

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi (rahmatullahi 'alaih) mentioned:

Continuously study and examine the lives of our Akaabir (pious predecessors and seniors). After studying the lives of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu 'ahnum) I reached this conclusion that all the Sahaabah were superb. Though each Sahaabi possessed a unique “colour”, all were common in emulating the blessed sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam). Similarly, I have also witnessed that our Akaabir (pious predecessors and seniors) possessed different magnificent qualities and all diligently held on to the blessed sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam). These great luminaries can be compared to the flowers of a garden. The splendour of the garden can be gauged through the fragrance and beauty of it’s flowers. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/25)

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The Most Despised and Abhorrent Action is Pride

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Sunday, 16 March 2014 10:12

Once Hazrat Moulana Ashraf 'Ali Thaanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaih) mentioned: 

According to my understanding, nothing can be more despicable than pride. I detest the sin of pride more than any other sin. Even though there are many grave sins such as committing adultery, consuming intoxicants, etc. which are extremely serious, however, I have a natural aversion and hatred for pride due to it being a branch of shirk. Despite Allah Ta'ala being the greatest, by regarding oneself to be great and better than others, one has attributed greatness to oneself. Hence is this not a type of shirk? A proud person, who is a mere slave, is in actual fact attributing a quality (greatness) to himself which is exclusive for Allah Ta'ala. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 54)

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Islamic Etiquette

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Monday, 10 March 2014 07:27

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

On one occasion I reprimanded a servant for carrying a deeni kitaab and his socks both in the same hand and they were touching each other. Hazrat (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) says that in this day and age basic etiquettes of deen have left the lives of people. Moulana Ahmad Ali Saharanpuri Saheb (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) writes that students who carry their deeni kitaabs in their left hand and their shoes in their right hand are showing disrespect to the kitaabs of deen, on account of this being contrary to Islamic etiquette. It seems as though they are showing respect and giving preference to their shoes over the deeni kitaabs. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 36)

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