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Importance of Istighfaar

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:08

Ibnu ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) has reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would recite istighfaar seventy times in each majlis (sitting).

(Through this we understand the importance of istighfaar and how necessary it is for us to make istighfaar. Despite Allah Ta‘ala stating in the Quraan Majeed with regards to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam):

لِّيَغْفِرَ لَكَ اللَّـهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِن ذَنبِكَ وَمَا تَأَخَّرَ

Allah Ta‘ala has forgiven all your past and future shortcomings. (Surah Fath, v2)

and him being sinless, yet Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would still make so much of istighfaar in each sitting. Hence, how much more should we endeavour in making istighfaar due to our countless shortcomings.) (Malfoozaat of Faqeehul Ummat, vol. 1, pg. 410)

   

Protecting the Tongue

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Thursday, 17 November 2016 10:57

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) said:

The tongue is a great bounty of Allah Ta‘ala. Many good deeds (tilaawat of the Quraan, zikr, tasbeeh and istighfaar etc.) are performed by the tongue and one should occupy the tongue in these good deeds. Using the tongue for filthy purposes like lies, backbiting, carrying tales, slander and swearing etc. is like placing an impure substance on clean clothing. (Malfoozaat of Faqeehul Ummat, vol. 1, pg. 417)  

   

Bodybuilding

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016 15:41

Initially, the spiritual condition of Hazrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) son, Mahmood Ahmad, was not very good. He used to take an iron bucket and go to the river, fill it with water and lift it in one hand pouring the water over him and then doing the same with the other hand. 

One day, Hazrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said to him, “Mahmood, have you not yet come to your senses. Until when are you going to keep on engaging in this? Think of the time when your body will become food for the worms in the grave.”

This short and brief advice had such an effect on him that after that day, his entire condition changed dramatically. There was a complete revolution in his life. (Malfoozaat of Faqeehul Ummat, vol. 2, pg. 399)  

   

Repelling Disturbing Thoughts

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:00

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) said:

Do not attempt to repel disturbing thoughts. Instead, engage in excessive durood shareef. One will never be successful if one tries to repel these thoughts.

It is like a person who goes on an errand to the marketplace. He will hear many different noises, the blaring hooters, and the barking of dogs etc. and he will also see various items. Despite all these distractions, he will still carry out the errand. (In fact, he will not tolerate the slightest disturbance in his work and he will ensure that the work is accomplished.) (Malfoozaat of Faqeehul Ummat, vol. 1, pg. 410)  

   

Reality of Good Character

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Monday, 03 August 2015 15:58

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) said:

People understand good character to mean being friendly and speaking politely even though the person may harbour enmity for others.

The statement of Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahimahullah) is quoted in Al-Kowkab-ud-Durri where he says: “Khulq (good character) is to interact with others in such a manner that Allah Ta‘ala and the creation of Allah Ta‘ala become pleased.”

How could Allah Ta‘ala ever be pleased if someone speaks politely but harbours enmity? How can others be pleased if they learn that this person has enmity for people? (Malfoozaat of Faqeehul Ummat, vol. 1, pg. 408)  

   

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