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The Method to Gain Acceptance in the Sight of Allah Ta'ala

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Monday, 21 April 2014 07:12

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

Once a respected 'Aalim arrived and requested some advice. I told him that you are an 'Aalim of deen, what advice can I offer you? After requesting for the second time, I told him that I only remember one lesson which I continue mentioning. The lesson that I have learnt from my elders is that to the best of your ability, regard yourself as a complete non-entity (i.e. if you wish to gain acceptance in the sight of Allah Ta'ala, then do not attach any importance to yourself and do not have pride). These words had such an impact on the 'Aalim that he immediately began to weep. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 33)

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Turning a Blind Eye Towards Wrong is Contrary to the Sublime Character of Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam)

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Monday, 21 April 2014 07:09

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

Beloved brothers! Listen attentively to what I have to say and regard my advice as a bequest to you. During the majlis that was conducted after the Asr salaah (wherein the kitaab was read before you), the aspect of good character and sublime conduct was repeatedly discussed. I would like to share some advice related to that. In various places of the Quraan Majeed Allah Ta'ala makes mention of the sublime character of Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam). Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) himself mentions:

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How will One Determine Adab in Deen

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Monday, 14 April 2014 07:59

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf 'Ali Thaanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) was once asked regarding placing deeni kitaabs in a bathroom and toilet that was built but not yet used. Hazrat (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) replied that, apparently this does not seem to be correct. Although the bathroom and toilet have thus far not been used at all, however since they have been built for the purpose of one relieving oneself and bathing, it is against the dictates of adab (etiquette) to place deeni kitaabs therein. Upon hearing this answer, an educated person who was present at that time enquired, “Doesn’t the impermissibility apply to when the bathroom and toilet are already in use?” Hazrat (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) said that the Jurist have used the words المعد لذلك (i.e. the Quraan, hadeeth or deeni kitaabs should not be taken to any place that has been designed and prepared for such a purpose). By pondering over the statement of the Jurist, one understands that the ruling will relate to a place that has been built for this purpose, irrespective of whether people have commenced using it or not. Moulana further explained that just as it is impermissible for one to place a pair of new shoes on a deeni kitaab, though one had not yet began using it, similarly will be the ruling in this case. Hazrat (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) then mentioned that etiquette revolves around the general practice of society. One should see whether something is regarded as etiquette in society or not. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 36)

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The Sign of Pride Leaving a Person

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Monday, 14 April 2014 07:58

Hazrat Sheikh Moulana Zakariyya (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned:

Once a person wrote a letter to me asking, "What is the sign that pride no longer remains with a person?” I replied that if any person finds fault with you, then you are not overcome by anger. Instead you begin to examine within your heart whether what the person has said is true or not. If after pondering and reflecting over the situation, your heart tells you that the statement the person made was correct and you suffer from that weakness, then you are immediately prepared to accept your mistake and correct yourself. If this is your condition, then this is a sign that pride has left you. However, on the converse, if after hearing the statement of that person, you are overcome by rage and anger without even taking a moment to think whether what was said was correct or not, then this is a clear sign of you having pride". (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/71)

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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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