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The Greatest Bounty


Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:01

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) mentioned:

When reciting durood shareef we should contemplate upon this fact that, from the innumerable favours bestowed upon us from Allah Ta‘ala, the greatest favour showered upon us is that we are the Ummatis (followers) of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Allah Ta‘ala has sent Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) for our guidance. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has many rights over us and the greater the blessing or favour enjoyed by us, the greater the gratitude we need to express for it.

Allah Ta‘ala says in the Quraan Majeed, addressing Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam):

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Child’s play


Thursday, 05 April 2018 15:19

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) mentioned:

Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) began ‘seeing’ certain supernatural visions on the nights of Lailatul Qadr and Lailatul Baraa-ah. He had seen the stars, the trees and the ocean prostrating. He related these experiences, to his Shaikh, Shah Abdul Azeez (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). Shah Abdul Azeez (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) advised him in the following manner, “These are experiences which the children of the spiritual path experience.”

These conditions are not worth paying any due attention towards. The only real objective and goal in life, is to attain the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala. If our intentions and methodology are correct then, insha-Allah, we will be successful. If our actions are in accordance to the sunnah and done solely for the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala we will, insha-Allah, be successful. (Discourses of Faqeeh-ul-Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi, vol. 1, pg. 111)


The Sapling of Imaan


Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:01

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) mentioned:

When we plant a sapling, we undertake great pains to protect it, either from being eaten by an animal or from wilting due to severe heat or from drying up due to severe cold. It is watered according to its requirements and it grows and produces fruit only when it is carefully tended to. The creation of Allah Ta‘ala takes benefit from its leaves, its branches, its flowers and its fruit. It becomes a tree of great value and benefit. But if it is not protected and nurtured, it will be destroyed and benefit no one.

Imaan is also a sapling, which has been planted within the heart. The reality of Imaan has been explained (in a verse of the Quraan Majeed) as ‘the resolve to lead one’s life according to Our divine law’.

It is of utmost importance to protect this sapling of imaan. When a sapling is well guarded, it becomes firm and strong. This protection of imaan is called taqwa, i.e. to protect the sapling of imaan from the disobedience of Allah Ta‘ala. (Discourses of Faqeeh-ul-Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi, vol. 1, pg. 117)


Lip Service Taubah


Thursday, 17 August 2017 15:50

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) mentioned:

The object of taubah is to regret and be remorseful over one’s sins. One should ponder that, ‘I have committed this error whereas I was not supposed to have done so.’ By showing remorse and regret, a person is pleading before Almighty Allah Ta‘ala to forgive his wrongdoings and shortfalls. However, some necessary steps are essential for the acceptance of this repentance. Paying mere lip service and proclaiming, “Forgive my sins, I am repenting”, is insufficient.

In Kanpur, one of my friends had a 4-year-old child. He complained to me that this child was always asking for money. ‘Why is it that you are always asking for money?’ I asked, reprimanding him. He immediately caught hold of both his ears with his hands (in a manner of repenting). ‘Will you ask for money in future?’ I added. ‘No, never again!’ he assured me. Thereafter he struck his father on his knee and said: ‘Now give me the money since I have repented!’

Our repentance, nowadays, is similar to this child’s repentance. We feel that merely mentioning the word taubah is sufficient and no other recourse is required. (Discourses of Faqeeh-ul-Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi, vol. 1, pg. 207)


The Backbone of Generosity


Thursday, 06 April 2017 09:23

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned:

Generally, people have this concern that if they spend a great sum of money, how will they recover it? When we are contented and have placed our reliance on the King of kings, the One Who possesses the treasures to everything, (as He has mentioned): “Most certainly the treasures of everything is by Us,” this is the highest form of confidence.

The reason is that a miserly person is always plagued by irrational thoughts. “If I am to give my wealth to another person, I will have nothing left. This is my requirement. If I am in need, where will I get it? Even if I pursue a business venture, will I be able to acquire it or not? Will I be successful or not?”

All these absurd thoughts trouble the mind. However, if this person were to place his total reliance on Allah Ta‘ala, He being the One Who had initially given it to him and He will give it to him again, then to part with this wealth will not be a problem. An individual will be at great ease irrespective of whether he has the wealth or not. He will tell himself, “If it is not in my possession, it is certainly in Allah Ta‘ala’s treasure. And He has promised to give it to me. If He is the giver, why should I be overcome with anxiety?” (Discourses of Faqeeh-ul-Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi, vol. 1, pg. 18)


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