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Remedy for Ill-Thoughts


Monday, 28 October 2013 05:06

(Correspondence of Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi rahimahullah)

Letter: I have a habit of backbiting others and I very quickly tend to have ill thoughts about people. This malady is continuously on the ever increase in me. It is hoped that Hazrat will provide me with a cure.

Reply: We will generally speak ill of a person or harbour ill thoughts about him when we consider him to be a bad person or an opponent. Due to engaging in these sins, we have transferred our good deeds to him. Reflect for a moment as to how foolish this is that we backbite about the one we are angry with and hand over our good deeds to him! Are we prepared to give him our worldly wealth and riches? Never! Then how are we prepared to give him our good deeds on the day of judgement while we ourselves will remain as paupers? Ponder over this aspect and bear it in mind. May Allah Ta‘ala give you and I the ability to do so. (Maktoobaat vol. 1, pg. 25)


Greed and its Cure


Monday, 30 September 2013 07:03

(Correspondence of Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi rahimahullah)

Letter: How must greed be eliminated?

Reply: Every person must have the conviction that whatever Allah Ta‘ala has destined for him, he shall certainly receive it and nobody can prevent it. And what is not destined for him, he shall never get it. Sustenance pursues a person just as his death pursues him. If a person hides in a very strong fortress, then his death will find him there as well. In the very same way a person’s sustenance will reach him wherever he may be. As long as a person has not received all of his sustenance, death will not come to him. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has said, “Behold, verily no soul shall ever die until it has received all its sustenance.”

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Protection from Sins


Tuesday, 27 August 2013 07:12

Letter: Each day shaytaan seems to be overpowering me even more. I have been troubled for one entire year. When I sit to recite Quraan or when I commence my salaah, then too shaytaan overpowers me. If a beautiful woman has to pass, then I cannot help but to look at her. I am helpless when it comes to falling into arguments, lies, backbiting and enmity. Due to all these issues, I do not get a peaceful sleep and I am always distressed and troubled. Please show me a remedy through which Allah Ta’ala will relieve me of my troubles.

Reply: Sit in solitude with your eyes closed and ponder for some time that Allah Ta’ala is fully aware of every move you make. He is even aware of the intentions in your heart and the glance of the eye.

يَعْلَمُ خَائِنَةَ الْأَعْيُنِ وَمَا تُخْفِي الصُّدُورُ‌ ﴿غافر: ١٩﴾

“He (Allah Ta’ala) knows the deceit of the eyes and all that which the heart conceals.”

Continue to practise on this to the extent that this remains present in front of you at all times. Furthermore, whichever sin you have a desire to commit, keep in mind the punishment for that sin and insha-Allah this will protect you from committing that evil. (Maktoobaat vol. 5, pg. 28)



Protection from the Jealousy of People


Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:40

(Correspondence of Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi rahimahullah)

Letter: A teacher has joined our institute and he suffers from the disease of jealousy. He does not speak to me, but rather he pulls up his face. I have a good relationship with the principal so this adds to his jealousy. I exercise patience. Kindly advise me further.

Reply:   Read sura falaq and sura naas and blow over yourself. After ‘Esha perform two rak’aat nafl Salaah and pass on the reward to those who are jealous of you. (Maktoobaat vol. 5, pg. 54)


Do Not Despair in the Mercy of Allah Ta'ala


Monday, 10 June 2013 10:42

(Correspondence of Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi rahimahullah)

Letter:  My condition has deteriorated. I am ruined. Now I feel that there is only punishment for me after death. Due to my misdeeds, I am overtaken by calamities. Despite this, I still continue in my evil ways and carnal pleasures. My heart has been inclined towards you for a long time for my reformation. Initially, when I had contact with you, my condition improved. Thereafter when I discontinued any form of contact and my daily ma’moolaat (practises) stopped; I relapsed to my former condition. Presently I am overpowered by such carnal desires that I am on the brink of destruction. I am awaiting your reply.

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