Divine Intervention

There was once a worshipper in the Banu Israaeel, who was a simple labourer, toiling with a spade in his hand. It so happened that this man was married to a woman who was among the most beautiful women of the Banu Israaeel. After some time, word of this woman …

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Look beyond the means

  Shaqeeq Balkhi (rahimahullah) was a saint who passed away in the year 194 A.H. He was among the leading personalities of his era, being the contemporary of Ebrahim bin Ad-ham (rahimahullah), the teacher of Haatim Asamm (rahimahullah) and the student of Imaam Zufar (rahimahullah). Once, in the initial period …

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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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What should we do in a Pandemic

Indeed these are very trying times. In trying times, one must not remain casual and carefree. A carefree and heedless attitude in such situations is in fact dangerous, as it indicates indifference to Allah Ta‘ala. While it is necessary to take the necessary precautions within the limits of sharee‘ah, that …

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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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Husbands Should Appreciate Their Wives

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Husbands should always be appreciative to their wives. Basically, there are two reasons for which husbands should be appreciative towards their wives. The first reason is that Allah Ta’ala has placed her in your nikaah and kept her under your control. …

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