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Attachment to the Quraan Majeed


Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:19

In Mazaahirul ‘Uloom and Darul ‘Uloom Deoband many students would go to the musjid at the time of fajr azaan and engage themselves in the tilaawat of the Quraan Majeed. Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would go to the musjid before the fajr azaan. When the azaan was called out, he would perform the sunnats of fajr and engage himself in tilaawat or tasbeeh. The sound of the students reciting the Quraan Majeed would bring happiness to his heart and soul.

Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would stress on his followers and disciples the recitation of the Quraan Majeed daily and encouraged the huffaaz to recite a minimum of three paras in their sunnah and nafl salaah, i.e. the sunnats of fajr, zuhr, ‘asar, maghrib and ‘esha, as well as awwaabeen, ishraaq, tahajjud and other nawaafil.

(Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) – His life and works, pg. 114)


Fulfilling the Aadaab and Sunan


Thursday, 26 July 2018 09:45

It was the noble habit of Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) to always remain in a state of wudhu.

When involved in any form of ‘ibaadah, Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) ensured that he fulfilled every adab and sunnah of that ‘ibaadah. For example, if he was performing salaah, then he would recite the qiraat in accordance to the sunnah, thereafter the rukoo’, sajdah and all the other postures would follow in complete adherence to the sunnah.

(Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) – His life and works, pg. 116)


An Etiquette of Wudhu


Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:02

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was so particular about those aadaab (etiquettes) which we generally consider insignificant. For example, when making wudhu, Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would always wash his hands from the fingertips down to the elbows and not vice versa. The Fuqahaa have written that this is mustahab and more virtuous. Similarly, he ensured that whilst washing his feet, he would wash them from the toes to the heels as the Fuqahaa have written that this is the mustahab method. When Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) became old and sick, then too he would instruct the khuddaam (attendants) to wash his hands and feet in this manner.

When a new attendant came and tried to wash his limbs ‘incorrectly’, Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would immediately pull that limb away and ask, “Who are you?” This was Hazrat Mufti Saheb’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) way of admonishing them. (Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) – His life and works, pg. 116)


Compassion for Students


Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:11

Once, a student fell very ill and he could not even walk around easily. A bad odour emanated from his body and none of the students were prepared to approach him. They found it difficult to even speak to him. Despite this, our Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would visit him and enquire if he needed anything and would also send food for him. Sometimes, Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would personally give him some money and would also take care of all his needs. Once, during the winter season, Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) noticed that he had no warm clothing. He took his own blanket and personally handed it over to him. Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) made such arrangements for him that he, as well as his friends, enjoyed the warmth of this blanket for many years thereafter. (Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) – His life and works, pg. 58)


Winning the Heart of an Enemy


Tuesday, 20 December 2016 14:02

One person became extremely jealous against Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). Eventually he began to openly display his enmity for Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) and left no stone in displaying his resentment for the latter. He then even went to the extent of poisoning the minds of some gangster type people by feeding them false information and convinced them to help him assassinate Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). He also announced the night on which this heinous deed will be carried out.

Normally Hazrat’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) door would be closed at night, but on this particular night Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) left it open. An attendant wished to close the door but Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said, “Tonight is the night to leave it open.” What great tawakkul and reliance he had on Allah Ta‘ala that there was not even a shadow of fear. Some students who were aware of the situation volunteered to stand guard, but Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) did not allow them to do so. The students were furious with the person who had made the threat, but Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) strongly stopped them from taking revenge or saying anything harsh to him. Through Allah Ta‘ala’s grace and help, the person who made the threats did not get the courage to even make his way to Hazrat’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) room to carry out his evil intention.

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