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How to achieve the treasure of contentment

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) has written: A person can be content with sufficing on less livelihood if he is particular about five things: 1. He should cut down his expenses and never spend more than what is absolutely necessary. 2. If he has sufficient money or food …

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Making the Most of Our Time

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Every action of a person, whether relating to deen or dunya, if analyzed on the surface, can be divided into one of three categories. The first category of actions are those actions which bring benefit to a person, the second category …

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What is True Islam?

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: True Islam will be seen in a Muslim when the reality of the kalimah comes alive in his life. The reality of the kalimah means that after bringing firm belief in Allah Ta‘ala (and all the tenets of faith), one …

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Happiness lies in following the Sunnah

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: It is an accepted fact that each person finds solace and comfort in the things which he likes. For example, a person finds enjoyment in leading a life of luxury, eating good food and wearing expensive clothing. Such a person …

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The Cure for Stray Thoughts

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned in reply to a person who complained about stray thoughts: The best cure for stray thoughts mentioned in the Hadith is for one not to pay any attention to them. This cure has proven to be extremely effective in repelling stray …

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The Effect of True Love

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: When the true love for any action settles deeply and firmly into the heart, then it becomes easy for one to carry out that action. We have heard that there are some people who remain standing in the cinema …

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The One Cent Coin

Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel (Rahmatullahi alayhi) mentioned : Once, when taking a walk through a park, with some friends, we came across a fountain, wherein were numerous 1 cent and 2 cent coins. On noticing this, it came to mind, that since the 1 cent coin and the 2 cent …

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The true meaning of Adab

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The path of acquiring the love of Allah Ta’ala largely revolves around the amount of adab that one has in his life. It is not compulsory for one to engage in spiritual exercises and exert himself in acts of nafl ‘ibaadah, …

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Conducting the Nikaah According to the Sunnah

On one occasion, a certain person arranged for the nikaah of his daughter to be performed in the musjid after Asr salaah. After the nikaah, some dates were distributed. The groom was dressed in simple and presentable attire, even though the clothing he wore was not new. Likewise, I observed …

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