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Honesty in Business Dealings is the Hallmark of a Believer

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: It is mentioned in the mubarak Ahaadith that on the Day of Qiyaamah, the honest businessman will be resurrected with the martyrs, while the dishonest businessman will be resurrected with the evil and sinful people. It is obvious that …

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Kindness and Regards for others

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: An important aspect is showing kindness and regards to others, even if it be to your wife and children. Sometimes, we wish to give logical explanations for everything, but what really wins the hearts of others is the love and kindness shown to …

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The Essence of Self Reformation

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: The essence and foundation of the entire process of sulook (self-reformation and acquiring a special relationship with Allah Ta‘ala) is to follow the Mubaarak Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). In other words, every department of one’s life should …

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The True Meaning of Zuhd (Abstinence from Worldly Pleasures)

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: In order for one to inculcate the quality of zuhd (abstinence from worldly pleasures), it does not mean that one completely renounces and gives up all worldly pleasures. Rather, if one reduces his worldly pleasures, this is sufficient for …

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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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