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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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Avoiding Things that do not Concern You

من حسن إسلام المرأ تركه ما لايعنيه From the beauty of a person’s Islam is that he leaves out that which does not concern him. Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once quoted the above Hadith and thereafter explained: Becoming involved in futile things that are of no concern …

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The Islamic Belief and Correct Mindset

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: It is the system of Allah Ta‘ala that if we rely on Him and seek His divine assistance in all our endeavours, then He will bless us with His divine support due to which our works will continue to prosper. …

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Spiritual Food for the Soul

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Punctuality upon one’s ma’moolaat (fixed amount of daily devotional practices e.g. recitation of the Qur’aan Majeed, zikr, etc.) is the ladder to progress in deen. Hence, one should ensure that one does not fall short in completing one’s daily …

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The Unending Rewards of the Hereafter

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: In the Qur’aan Majeed, the example of those who spend in the path of Allah Ta‘ala is compared with the example of a person who sows a single seed from which seven hundred grains are harvested. Allah Ta‘ala mentions: مَثَلُ …

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The way to inculcate gratitude

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The main cause of one falling into the sin of ingratitude and being ungrateful to Allah Ta‘ala for His favours is that one forgets about all the favours that Allah Ta‘ala is blessing him with and only thinks and grieves over …

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