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The special link and connection with Allah Ta‘ala

Once a person asked Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahimahullah) the following question, “Can a person’s nisbat (the special link and connection) with Allah Ta‘ala get affected through him displaying bad character and treating people badly?” Hazrat Shaikh (rahimahullah) replied, “Yes! When a person gets involved in evil actions and …

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The Importance of Consultation

Hazrat Shaikh Zakariyya (Rahmatullah alayh) has mentioned : The point to which I wish to draw your attention to and which I want you to consider is the following: In every field of work you will find people consulting with the experts of that field. When a house has to …

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Fulfilling Rights is the Benchmark of Success and Failure

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Jannah is the reward that one receives in exchange for fulfilling huqooq (rights). In other words, when a person sacrifices his comfort and ease for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala, and endures difficulty in order to fulfill the rights that …

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Advice of Hazrat Luqmaan Alayhis Salaam

Hazrath Luqman (Alayhis Salaam) was  granted great wisdom by Allah Ta’ala. He once said to his son: “My dear son, avoid incurring debts, for a debt is a humiliation by day (when the creditors make demands) and grief by night (when you cannot sleep worrying about how you will pay …

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Upholding the Complete Sunnah in All Aspects of One’s Life

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: When it comes to following the sunnah, then generally, people only think of the sunnats of salaah, fasting, etc. However, there are sunnats that apply to every dimension of human living, which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has demonstrated to …

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Why are Muslims not being granted worldly dominance ?

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was once asked the following question, “Why do the Muslims lack power and dominance in the world?” In response, Hazrat Moulana gave the following answer: “In today’s times, when the condition of the Muslims is such that they do not safeguard and uphold the …

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Completing ones daily zikr and ma’moolaat

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: There is no need for a person to impose undue hardship on himself with regards to fulfilling his daily zikr. Hence, if due to sickness, one finds it difficult to complete his daily zikr, then there is no harm. …

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Fearing the Evil of the Nafs

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: A person cannot trust his nafs at any time nor feel safe from its harm. Even though one may reach great heights in piety and perform miracles, or one may become a learned aalim or great wali, but at …

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Why do we face Calamities ?

A person once wrote a letter to Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) and mentioned the following, “I have not usurped the right of any person, nor have I oppressed or wronged any person. Hence, I cannot understand why I am suffering one calamity and misfortune after another.” Hazrat …

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