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The Severe Consequence of Ill-Treating One’s Parents

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Monday, 17 February 2020 16:49

On one occasion, an elderly man came to Hazrat Shaikhul Hadeeth Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) and complained to him saying, “I am now advanced in age, yet my son beat me and dragged me for some distance, kicking me out of the house.” Hearing this, Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) sympathized with the man and made du‘aa for him.

Thereafter, Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) addressed a person, who was also present when the elderly man had come, saying, “When a person ill-treats his parents, then apart from being punished in the Hereafter, he will also be punished in this world. Therefore, enquire from people who know him, and who are of his age or older, in regard to the manner in which he had treated his father. It is most likely that he had ill-treated his father in the same way.”

The following week, after making the enquiry, the person returned and said, “Hazrat! What you mentioned is absolutely correct! He had beaten his father in the same manner. In fact, I had found out that the distance which his son dragged him was approximately the same distance that he had dragged his own father.”

When Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) heard this, he remarked, “The person is now being punished in the world for ill-treating his father.” (Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadeeth Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 464-482)

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Assisting the Ummah at the Time of Need

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Monday, 10 February 2020 15:24

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

The Deen of Islam places great emphasis on assisting those in need and those undergoing difficulties. However, it is unfortunate that in today’s times, many people are totally unconcerned about assisting those in difficulty.

Some people are so miserly and self-centred that they make every arrangement for their own comfort – shoes, food, clothing, etc. – yet they have no worry or concern for whether others are dying or undergoing distress.

Some people argue and say, “How many people must we help? There are thousands of people in need and difficulty!” The answer to such people is, “Very well, you are right in saying that there are thousands of people in need and difficulty. However, if you are unable to assist all, it does not mean that you should not assist the few people you are able to assist! At least assist ten people among them!”

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then mentioned, “Generally, these types of excuses are made by people who do not wish to do anything.”

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/163-164)

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Begging Allah Ta‘ala to Accept One’s Actions

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Monday, 03 February 2020 15:47

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

After carrying out any righteous action, one should feel within his heart that he did not carry out the action in the manner it ought to have been carried out. Similarly, one should have the fear that the action should not be rejected by Allah Ta‘ala.

In other words one should strive to the best of his ability to carry out the action in the most perfect manner. However, upon completing the action, one should be convinced that the action he had carried out is full of deficiencies and weaknesses, and thus it is certainly not in accordance to the majesty and grandeur of Allah Ta‘ala. Hence, he should fear that the action will not be rejected and flung at his face on the Day of Qiyaamah on account of the many deficiencies within it.

Thereafter, with this fear and remorse in his heart, he should cry to Allah Ta‘ala and beg Him to accept his action. He should also engage in istighfaar for his weaknesses.

(Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 84)

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Patience or Revenge?

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Monday, 27 January 2020 17:06

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

When people plot and scheme against you, then it is only natural for you to feel disappointed, hurt and grieved over their behaviour. However, you should not entertain thoughts of taking revenge from these people. The reason is that the revenge of Allah Ta‘ala is far more severe. Furthermore, if you take revenge, then your revenge will be deficient, compared to Allah Ta‘ala’s revenge, and taking revenge will also cause you to lose the immense reward of exercising sabr.

The patience which you are exercising over your challenges and difficulties will be a means of you enjoying great barakah, and Allah Ta‘ala will bless you with great bounties as well. When a Muslim exercises sabr, Allah Ta‘ala blesses him with a long life in which he receives the taufeeq to carry out good deeds. When one patiently endures difficulties in this world, Allah Ta‘ala blesses him with rewards in the Hereafter that are far better than that which he lost in this world.

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadeeth Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 464-465)

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Conducting the Nikaah According to the Sunnah

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Monday, 20 January 2020 15:32

On one occasion, a certain person arranged for the nikaah of his daughter to be performed in the musjid after asr. After the nikaah, some dates were distributed. The groom was dressed in simple and presentable attire, even though the clothing he wore was not new. Likewise, I observed many other nikaahs that were also conducted with simplicity. In one nikaah, the groom arrived at the musjid wearing the clothing which he normally wore when leaving for work, yet everyone felt pleased with the level of simplicity they had seen in him.

Observing these nikaahs, Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned, “The nikaah of my brother, Mazhar, was also conducted with great simplicity. On that occasion, even the elderly women remarked, ‘Although there are no elaborate preparations made to create extra beauty in this nikaah, we can perceive an extraordinary noor and beauty in our hearts.’”

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then said, “When the nikaah is conducted in accordance to the Sunnah, with simplicity, then how can it not possess noor and beauty? One should remember that the nikaah which is conducted without any formalities, and with ease and simplicity, conforms to the Sunnah, and it is to the extent that the nikaah conforms to the Sunnah that noor will be perceived in the hearts.

The reason is that when the nikaah is performed according to the Sunnah, in a simple and easy manner (without formalities), then there are generally no arguments and quarrels that take place. Hence, the hearts perceive a great level of peace and tranquillity. On the contrary, when the nikaah is made into an elaborate affair, then (on account of the difficulty in carrying out the elaborate preparations and trying to satisfy everyone,) arguments and fights break out. This undoubtedly impacts negatively on the hearts, creating ill feelings and darkness in the hearts.” (Malfoozaat Husn-ul-Azeez pg. 457)

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