Mawaa’iz Volume One

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Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Discourse 1 – Purification of the Soul

Discourse 2 – Durood and Salaam

Discourse 3 – Contemptibility of Pride

Discourse 4 – The Reality of Gratitude

Discourse 5 – The blessed month of Ramadhaan and the acceptance of du`aa

Discourse 6 – The Path of Salvation

Discourse 7 – The Importance of I`tikaaf

Discourse 8 – The Manner of attaining Taqwa

Discourse 9 – The passion of our Akaabir for Deeni knowledge

Discourse 10 – The Rights of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

Discourse 11 – Etiquettes of Durood Shareef

Discourse 12 – Disorder caused by the love […]

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Foreword

باسمه تعالى

All praise and gratitude be to almighty Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala and salaat and salaam be upon our beloved master Sayyiduna Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), his companions, family members and those to follow till the Day of Qiyaamah.

It is through the sheer grace of Allah Ta’ala that the mawaa’iz (discourses) of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat have been translated into English. These mawaa’iz are the discourses of none other than the great wali and saint Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi رحمة الله عليه who was amongst the leading scholars and saintly figures of our recent past. […]

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Introduction

Who was Hadhrat Faqeeh-ul-Ummat رحمة الله عليه? Born to pious parents in the town of Gangoh in the year 1325 A.H. he lived to become one of the greatest luminaries of his time. Nevertheless, describing the personality of Hadhrat Mufti Sahib رحمة الله عليه is an almost impossible task. The most eloquent words would hopelessly fail in truly describing the knowledge, brilliance, piety, kindness, compassion, humility, and the numerous other qualities which he embodied. He was an ustaaz to thousands of students, a mentor to thousands of disciples and a kind and compassionate father to all […]

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Discourse 1 – Purification of the Soul

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

فأعوذ بالله من الشيطن الرجيم    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّى ﴿١٤﴾ وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلَّى ﴿١٥﴾ بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا ﴿١٦﴾ وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَى ﴿١٧﴾ إِنَّ هَـذَا لَفِي الصُّحُفِ الْأُولَى ﴿١٨﴾ صُحُفِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَى ﴿١٩﴾

Allah Ta’ala has stated in the Qur’aan-e-Kareem:

“Successful indeed is he who has purified his inner-self.” (al-A’laa:14)

Whoever has corrected his inner-self is surely successful. People’s understanding of success differs.

An individual feels that by acquiring a palatial house, he is successful. Another person reasons […]

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Discourse 2 – Durood and Salaam

الحمد لله و كفى و سلام على عباده الذين اصطفى ، أما بعد :

It is mentioned in the hadeeth that Allah Ta’ala has commanded a group of angels to disperse on the earth and present the greetings and salutations recited upon Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). They convey the greeting and say, “So and so, the child of so and so, has recited this greeting and salutation for you.” Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) becomes pleased and replies to the greeting.

Now a person may question that since we are reciting […]

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Discourse 3 – Contemptibility of Pride

Pride – Challenging the power of Allah Ta’ala

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم ، أما بعد :

Allah Ta’ala states in a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi:

الكبرياء ردائي و العظمة إزاري فمن نازعني واحدا منهما أدخلته النار و في رواية قذفته في النار (مشكاة ، ص 433)

“Majesty is My upper-garment and greatness is My lower-garment. Whoever attempts to snatch any of the two away from Me, I will enter him into the fire of hell.”

Hadeeth-e-Qudsi is an explanation, by Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), of a statement made by Allah Ta’ala. He […]

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Discourse 4 – The Reality of Gratitude

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

أعوذ بالله من الشيطن الرجيم   بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ

Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan-e-Kareem:

لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ

“If you continue to be grateful to Me, I will continue to increase My favours on you and if you are ungrateful, then verily My punishment is severe.” (Ebrahim:7)

It is essential that we continuously ponder over the bounties of Allah Ta’ala.

Is it not a great favour of His […]

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Discourse 5 – The blessed month of Ramadhaan and the acceptance of du’aa

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

This auspicious month is filled with great rewards bestowed upon the ummah by Allah Ta’ala. We receive great blessings and are readily forgiven. The mercy of Allah Ta’ala is continuously showered upon us. A person receives so many blessings that his mind cannot even grasp it.

Human beings are a weak creation. We have been created weak. Every faculty of ours, including our understanding, is weak. We only understand that which is in accordance to our capabilities. How can we understand that which is beyond our capacity?

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Discourse 6 – The Path of Salvation

Three advices

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

Hadhrat Uqbah bin Aamir (radhiyallahu anhu) once asked Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam):

ما النجاة

“What are the means of gaining salvation?”

أملك عليك لسانك و ليسعك بيتك و ابك على خطيئتك

“Control your tongue, let your house be sufficient for you and cry over your sins.”

This was the salient advice presented by Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

Anarchy and corruption are rampant all over the world. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) mentioned three actions, which will save us from this […]

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Discourse 7 – The Importance of I`tikaaf

Insaan – The paragon of creation

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

If a riot breaks out and people are wantonly slaughtering each other and, in this dismal state, a government official provides us sanctuary in his house, is this not a great favour of his? Here, (on the occasion of i’tikaaf) Allah Ta’ala has given us sanctuary in His house. This is indeed a great favour of Allah Ta’ala. It is obligatory upon us all to express our gratitude to Him. Undoubtedly, Allah Ta’ala has greatly favoured us.

Firstly, He has created us […]

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Discourse 8 – The Manner of attaining Taqwa

The manner of attaining taqwa

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ

Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ

“O Believers! Inculcate taqwa and remain with those who are truthful.” (at-Toubah:119)

In this aayat, the believers are addressed and instructed to adopt taqwa and remain in the company of the truthful.

What is Imaan? What is taqwa? What is truthfulness?

Imaan means to believe wholeheartedly in the laws revealed by Allah […]

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Discourse 9 – The passion of our Akaabir for Deeni knowledge

صلي على رسوله الكريم

The buzurg and the yogi

A buzurg, who lived in Delhi, trained his disciple in the field of spirituality. The buzurg prescribed various azkaar and other rigorous spiritual exercises for. When the disciple attained competence in this field, he sent him to Multan to preach Islam. The disciple set off with great fervour, zeal and enthusiasm. Whilst on his journey, he reached Paanipat, which was on the way to Multan.

In Paanipat, there was a yogi who used to spiritually attack the hearts and the Imaan of Muslims passing by. […]

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Discourse 10 – The Rights of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم ، أما بعد :

أعوذ بالله من الشيطن الرجيم     بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

إِنَّ اللَّـهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

Shower of love

To recite Durood upon Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) once is fardh-e-‘ain (obligatory upon every individual). Ulama are unanimous on the opinion that to recite Durood once in a lifetime is fardh-e-‘ain due to the command of the Qur’aanic aayat. Thereafter, to recite Durood whenever one mentions or hears the name of Rasulullah (sallallahu […]

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Discourse 11 – Etiquettes of Durood Shareef

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَرْ‌فَعُوا أَصْوَاتَكُمْ فَوْقَ صَوْتِ النَّبِيِّ وَلَا تَجْهَرُ‌وا لَهُ بِالْقَوْلِ كَجَهْرِ‌ بَعْضِكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ أَن تَحْبَطَ أَعْمَالُكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَشْعُرُ‌ونَ ﴿٢﴾ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَغُضُّونَ أَصْوَاتَهُمْ عِندَ رَ‌سُولِ اللَّـهِ أُولَـٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ امْتَحَنَ اللَّـهُ قُلُوبَهُمْ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَ‌ةٌ وَأَجْرٌ‌ عَظِيمٌ ﴿٣﴾ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُنَادُونَكَ مِن وَرَ‌اءِ الْحُجُرَ‌اتِ أَكْثَرُ‌هُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ

To recite Durood Shareef on the blessed soul of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is not only a great fortune but it is a requirement of Imaan and the dictates of love. We should recite Durood as much […]

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Discourse 12 – Disorder caused by the love of wealth and its remedy

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم ، أما بعد :

ما نقصت صدقة من مال و ما زاد الله عبدا بعفو إلا عزّا و ما تواضع أحد لله إلا رفعه الله

Allah Ta’ala has bestowed upon Nabi-e-Akram (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) such intelligence and diplomacy which no human being has ever possessed. And after bestowing Huzoor (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) with these qualities, Allah Ta’ala sent Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) for the reformation of the entire world. Huzoor (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) pondered over the destruction encompassing the entire world and understood the root causes. What are […]

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Discourse 13 – The Reality of Taubah

Mere lip service

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

أعوذ بالله من الشيطن الرجيم      بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

هُوَ الَّذِي يَقْبَلُ التَّوْبَةَ عَنْ عِبَادِهِ

“Allah Ta’ala accepts the repentance of His servants.” (ash-Shura:25)

When a person makes taubah Allah becomes extremely happy. The object of taubah is to regret and be remorseful over one’s actions. One should ponder in this manner: “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 […]

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Discourse 14 – The Benefits of the Company of the Pious

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

It is narrated in the books of hadeeth that the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu anhum) explained to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) that when they sat in his company it is as though Jannat and Jahannum were before them. However, when they left his company and went to their families, the same feeling no longer remained with them. Consequently, some even considered themselves to be hypocrites as only a hypocrite’s condition could be described in this manner.

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) informed them that had they perpetually experienced that same spiritual condition, the […]

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