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Ponder and Endure

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: The weightiest thing in the scales is good character. The essence of character is ta-ammul (ponder before doing anything) and tahammul (endurance). Ponder and reflect. Think before doing any action as to what will be the consequence. In doing so, you will save yourself from many wrongs. …

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The Cure for Pride

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Pride is the root of all spiritual maladies and is an extremely destructive sickness. It causes a person to fall very hard (and lose all the good that he has acquired). A person should be greatly concerned about safeguarding …

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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 Effect of Sins on the Heart

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: People have become very brazen and bold in committing sins, and these sins thereafter result in various spiritual illnesses. Through committing sins, the heart continues to lose its noor and lustre and the darkness within it increases. Sins, in their very …

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Safeguarding the Tongue from Evil

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The tongue plays an important role in causing one to earn distinguished positions. If a person utilizes the tongue for good, and makes it the means for carrying out righteous works (e.g. he commands people to obey Allah Ta‘ala, recite the Quraan …

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Patience or Revenge?

  Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: When people plot and scheme against you, then it is only natural for you to feel disappointed, hurt and grieved over their behavior. However, you should not entertain thoughts of taking revenge from these people. The reason is …

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The Severe Consequence of Ill-Treating One’s Parents

  On one occasion, an elderly man came to Hazrat Sheikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) and complained to him saying, “I am now advanced in age, yet my son beat me and dragged me for some distance, kicking me out of the house.” Hearing this, Hazrat Sheikh (rahmatullahi …

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Make the Best of Life whilst you Can

  Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: My beloved friends! After one passes away, people will no longer think of him and remember him. Even one’s immediate family, wife, children, brothers and sisters will all forget about him. Perhaps on some occasions, certain people will …

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Having Hope in the Mercy of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: True success in deen is for one to regard oneself as unworthy at all times. At no time should any person regard himself as successful on account of his actions. Even the good actions which one carries out, one should have the …

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