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Qabooliyat (Acceptance)

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Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:45

Once Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned, “The main criterion of Allah Ta‘ala is qabooliyyat (acceptance). If a servant of Allah Ta‘ala is accepted in His sight then it is of no significance if anyone recognises him or not thereafter. On the contrary, if the people take someone and place him on their heads (out of respect for him) but he is rejected in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala, then of what benefit is this? The most important yardstick by Allah Ta‘ala is ittibaa’-e-Sunnat (following the sunnah).” (Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) – His life and works, pg. 47)

   

Drinking with the Right Hand

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:31

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would become very upset if he saw any of his associates contradicting a sunnah. Once, on the dastarkhaan, an ‘aalim, who was a student of Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) needed to drink water. He took the glass in his left hand and placing his right hand under the glass started drinking the water. Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was very upset with him and addressed him firmly, saying, “Don’t you have a right hand?” He replied, “Hazrat, my right hand was messed with food, and I did not wish to dirty the glass.” Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) angrily said to him, “Is this glass more valuable than the sunnah?” Thereafter he demonstrated the method of holding the glass by saying, “Lick your fingers after eating and hold the bottom of the glass by making a circle with your shahaadah finger and the thumb.” (Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) – His life and works, pg. 119)

   

Simple Nikaah - Leading by Example

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:12

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) performed his daughter’s nikaah in Gangoh according to the sunnah without any customs and innovations. Her in laws requested for the “baaraat” to come over. (Baaraat refers to a large group of people from the boy’s party who come to the home of the bride.) Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) replied, “No baaraat will come here. The purpose of the baaraat is to guard the jehez and I do not give any jehez. Hence no baaraat should come.” Thus the boy’s party then requested to bring about 10 people which Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) allowed. Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) did not call the entire family as a normal custom. He only invited a few relatives and performed his daughter’s nikaah in a very simple manner in exchange of the mahr-e-Faatimi. In this same simple manner Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) performed his niece’s nikaah in Karachi.

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Love for the Quraan Majeed

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Monday, 31 August 2015 15:29

There is a famous Arabic saying, “Whoever loves something, he will always speak about it.” Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) had such a relationship with the Quraan Majeed that its recitation was always on his tongue. The fire of the love of Allah Ta‘ala that burned in his heart was fuelled with the Quraan Majeed.

On journey too, Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would always remain engaged in the recitation of the Quraan Majeed. He used to recite slowly with tajweed and ponder over the deep meaning of the Quraan Majeed. He used to travel on foot from Sahaaranpur to Gangoh (which was 28 miles apart). Once, someone asked him, “How long does it take to travel to Gangoh?” He replied, “I don’t know of the time, but I can easily say that I read 20 to 22 paras in that time.” He would leave Sahaaranpur at fajr time and reach Gangoh well before jumu‘ah.” (Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) – His life and works, pg. 113)

   

Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan His Life & Works

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Wednesday, 01 June 2011 08:47

Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan His Life & Works Cover image Format: PDF

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This book is the biography of the great saint Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alayh), whose life, ways and advices serve as a beacon of hidaayat for the ummah. His example serves as a clear path for those who wish to strive for the sake of Deen.

Hard copies are available from the Ta'limi Board KZN Office.

Price: R50.00

   

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