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Mawaa’iz Volume Two

Contents

Introduction

Discourse 15 – Soul Searching and Following the Sunnat

Discourse 16 – The Effect of Zikr

Discourse 17 – The Importance of Tableegh

Discourse 18 – The Benefits of Tableegh

Discourse 19 – Bid’ah (Innovations in Deen)

Discourse 20 – Consideration for people’s positions

Discourse 21 – Lessons Gained from the Incidents of Our Akaabir

Discourse 22 – Anecdotes of the Islaah and Training of our Akaabir

Discourse 23 – The Reality of Nisbat (link with Allah Ta‘ala)

Discourse 24 – Expressing gratitude for the favours of Allah Ta‘ala

Discourse 25 – Gaining proximity to Allah Ta‘ala is […]

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Introduction

Alhamdulillah, it is only with the grace of Allah Ta‘ala that this second volume of the ‘Discourses of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat’ has been published. Just as with the first volume, the second volume consists of 14 discourses as well. May Allah Ta‘ala accept this edition and allow it to be a means of guidance.

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Discourse 15 – Soul Searching and Following the Sunnat

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

Hafiz Muhammad and Hadhrat Madani (rahimahullah)

In the district of Meerut, lived a buzurg by the name of Hafiz Muhammad Husain Sahib (rahimahullah). He was from among the special mureeds of Moulana Gangohi (rahimahullah). His legs, from below the knee, were bent inwards.

Thus, if he desired to go anywhere, he had to be carried on someone’s back. After the partition of India, he wrote a letter to Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani (rahimahullah). (He had also written to many other great ulama such as Moulana Aazaad and Moulana […]

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Discourse 16 – The Effect of Zikr

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

Hadhrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahimahullah) once advised:

“No matter how unmindful a person may be, but when he takes the name of Allah Ta‘ala, it certainly has an effect on him.”

The thought may arise that when we sit down to make zikr, numerous thoughts plague the mind, hence what benefit does such zikr have? It is incorrect to think in this manner; what benefit is derived from this type of zikr? Zikr performed inattentively also has its merit. Has Allah Ta‘ala not made it possible for […]

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Discourse 17 – The Importance of Tableegh

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

Duty of preaching

Allah Ta‘ala says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ بَلِّغْ مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ وَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلْ فَمَا بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالَتَهُ وَاللَّـهُ يَعْصِمُكَ مِنَ النَّاسِ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْكَافِرِينَ

“O messenger! Convey whatever has been revealed to you from your Sustainer. If you do not do so then you have not conveyed the message. And Allah Ta‘ala will protect you from the people. Indeed Allah Ta‘ala will not guide those who reject.” (al-Maa’idah: 67)

The instruction contained in this verse should be studied […]

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Discourse 18 – The Benefits of Tableegh

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

Allah Ta‘ala had sent the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) into this world to convey and disseminate the divine message to the creation. It was not the duty of the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) to ensure that each and every individual accepts the message. They will not be questioned in regard to those who were adamant in their kufr. They (the kuffaar) will be answerable for their own deviation.

Today, we find that tableegh workers are confronted by opponents who try to create obstacles in their path. This is not a new […]

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Discourse 19 – Bid’ah (Innovations in Deen)

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

أعوذ بالله من الشيطن الرجيم    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا

Allah Ta‘ala declares in the Quraan-e-Kareem:

الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا

“Today I have perfected and completed your religion for you and I have completed my favour upon you and I am pleased with Islam as your religion.” (al-Maa’idah: 3)

When Allah Ta‘ala has completed our deen, then no one has the right to make […]

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Discourse 20 – Consideration for people’s positions

نحمده ونصلي على رسوله الكريم

It is stated in a hadeeth:

أمرنا أن ننزل الناس منازلهم

and in another hadeeth the following has been recorded commanding us to comply,

نزل الناس منازلهم

and yet in a third hadeeth, it is stated:

لينزل الناس منازلهم.

The approximate meaning of all these ahaadeeth is,

“Treat people according to their status and rank.”

The status of the imam

It is incumbent to give due consideration to the position that Allah Ta‘ala has bestowed upon certain individuals. For […]

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Discourse 21 – Lessons Gained from the Incidents of Our Akaabir

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم ، أما بعد :

I had the following conversation with an educated person:

“What knowledge do I really possess?” he lamentably asked.

“You have studied at an institution,” I commented. “Did you fulfil the rights of the knowledge that you have acquired?”

“I have not really studied,” he declared.

“Very well,” I realised that the situation required further clarification. “If two lists were to be drawn up of the ignorant and the knowledgeable and your name was included among the ignorant, will you accept that? This […]

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Discourse 22 – Anecdotes of the Islaah and Training of our Akaabir

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

Incidents concerning Hadhrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi رحمة الله عليه

Humility of Hadhrat Moulana Gangohi رحمة الله عليه

Moulana Fakhr-ul-Hasan Gangohi رحمة الله عليه, a bright and intelligent student, was sitting in the Bukhaari lesson (of Hadhrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi رحمة الله عليه) when the following hadeeth was discussed:

لا تفضلوني على يونس ابن متى

Do not consider me to be superior to Yunus (‘alaihis salaam).

The students asked why they should not consider Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to […]

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Discourse 23 – The Reality of Nisbat (link with Allah Ta‘ala)

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

When we take the name of Allah Ta‘ala excessively, a special bond is developed with the Almighty. In turn, this bond creates a certain special feeling and effect. This is termed as nisbat. Literally, it means bond, contact, or relationship. Every creation has some association or link with Allah Ta‘ala, but that special link is developed only through zikr.

Occasionally, people gather in large groups engaging in zikr and focusing their attention towards Allah Ta‘ala, begging of His forgiveness and mercy. Allah […]

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Discourse 24 – Expressing gratitude for the favours of Allah Ta‘ala

الحمد لله و كفى وسلام على عباده الذين اصطفى ، أما بعد : أعوذ بالله من الشيطن الرجيم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

The greatest Favour

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

“And we have not sent you, [O Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)], except as a mercy to the worlds.” (al-Ambiyaa: 107)

The prophethood of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was a mercy to the entire creation; to mankind, the animals, the angels, the skies and the earth. The favours of Allah Ta‘ala are innumerable and immeasurable. Allah […]

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Discourse 25 – Gaining proximity to Allah Ta‘ala is in following the lifestyle of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

الحمد لله وكفى وسلام على عباده الذين اصطفى ، أما بعد :

It does not matter who you are and where you are

Mu’aaz bin Jabal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a respected and high ranking Sahaabi of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). His merits have been recorded in the hadeeth. It was a great era of the Sahaabah. Some Sahaabah were fathers and grandfathers while others were sons and grandsons. Some Sahaabah were ustaads and others were students.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had dispatched Mu’aaz (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to Yemen. Hadhrat Moosa Ash’ari (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was already […]

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Discourse 26 – Upbringing of Children – The Parents’ Duty

الحمد لله وكفى وسلام على عباده الذين اصطفى أما بعد

Women’s passion for Deen

Once, a few women presented themselves before Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and pleaded: “O Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! The men get the opportunity to learn deen directly from you. They sit in your blessed company, ask questions, and perform their salaah behind you, etc., while these opportunities are not provided to us. O Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! Please make the necessary arrangements for us to acquire deen directly from you as well.”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was extremely pleased with […]

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Discourse 27 – The Status of Knowledge

الحمد لله وكفى وسلام على عباده الذين اصطفى أما بعد أعوذ بالله من الشيطن الرجيم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

“Say [O Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)]. Are those who have knowledge and those bereft of it, equal?” (az-Zumar: 9)

Is it possible for those whom Allah Ta‘ala has blessed with knowledge to be equal to those who are devoid of it? This is not possible, just as a wealthy and affluent person is not equal in rank to a pauper. The wealthy person possesses the capacity to […]

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Discourse 28 – Forgiveness is in Following the Sunnat

نحمده ونصلي على رسوله الكريم أما بعد

Wahshi’s (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) concern before accepting Islam

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born in Makkah Mukarramah and resided there for a period of 53 years and thereafter made hijrat to Madinah Munawwarah. Allah Ta‘ala had decreed that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) will re-enter Makkah Mukarramah as a conqueror, and people will enter into Islam in droves. Allah Ta‘ala had made Islam the dominant religion and the Muslims the dominant nation.

إِذَا جَاءَ نَصْرُ اللَّـهِ وَالْفَتْحُ ﴿١﴾ وَرَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَدْخُلُونَ فِي دِينِ اللَّـهِ أَفْوَاجًا

“When the help of […]

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