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Advice for a student of Deen

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once wrote the following in a letter addressed to a student of deen: It is extremely important for a student of deen to focus on his studies and to decrease meeting friends and interacting with people. Meeting friends and socialising with people is …

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Remedy to become Punctual upon Salaah

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Once, a person came to me requesting a ta’weez which will make him punctual in performing his five daily salaah. I said to him, “My friend! The verses of the Qur’aan Majeed (used in a ta’weez) do contain some …

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Recognizing the True Friends of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once addressed some of his associates and mentioned the following: I will show you the gauge to determine whether a person is among the servants whom Allah Ta‘ala has blessed with His special recognition and friendship, or whether he is merely pretending to …

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Seizing the opportunity to do good deeds

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: One of the great deceptions of shaitaan is where he creates false hopes in a person of carrying out many good deeds in the future, thereby stopping him from carrying out any good deed at present. Shaitaan’s aim and desire …

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Appreciating the Bounties and Favours of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: There are countless bounties and blessings of Allah Ta‘ala upon his servants. Consider the bounty of good health – it is such a priceless bounty of Allah Ta‘ala that even an entire kingdom cannot equate it in value. If a king …

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The Path of Reformation is Extremely Easy

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once addressed a group of students who were becoming ‘Ulama and shared the following advice with them. Hazrat quoted the following Hadith and thereafter encouraged them to strive for deen and strive to bring about deen in their lives and the lives of …

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Why Imitate Them?

Ebrahim (Alayhis Salaam) had made it clear to his people who were disbelievers that he is free from them and their ways. After all, the non Muslims don’t imitate us Muslims, so why should we imitate them. Imitating them and leaving our Islamic ways is a sign of suffering from …

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The humility of the true servants of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: The special friends of Allah Ta‘ala who have acquired His recognition are such that, despite all the good qualities that they possess, they do not regard any of their actions to be worthy of being presented before Allah Ta‘ala. …

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