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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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Acquiring the special assistance of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: When a person adopts taqwa (piety) and fears Allah Ta‘ala in his life by subjecting his desires to the command of Allah Ta‘ala, then Allah Ta‘ala removes his difficulties through unseen means, and assists him through avenues which he least …

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Creating Deeni Motivation in the Hearts of People

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: In the early period of Islam (when deen was weak and preference was being given to materialism), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would visit the homes and gatherings of people, who had no interest or inclination towards deen, and invite them …

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The Basis and Objective of Unity

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Allah Ta‘ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed: وَ اعۡتَصِمُوۡا بِحَبۡلِ اللّٰهِ جَمِیۡعًا وَّلاَ تَفَرَّقُوۡا Hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not be divided. (Surah Aal-e-Imraan v. 103) The benefit of unity mentioned in this verse will …

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The Secret to True Happiness and Fulfilment

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Acquiring happiness in life is not based on possessing abundant wealth. Rather, acquiring happiness in life is based on the contentment of the heart and soul. This contentment of the heart and soul can only be acquired through fulfilling the commands …

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