Adherence to The Sunnah – Part 4

Following the mainstream view of the ummah and refraining from following isolated opinions Among the greatest of trials which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) feared over his ummah was the trial of people falling into misguidance through the slips of the Ulama. Hence, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Indeed I fear …

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Adherence to The Sunnah – Part 3

Adherence to the Sunnah of Performing Salaah with Jamaat in the Musjid Hazrat Moulana Khaleel Ahmad Sahaaranpuri (rahimahullah) was a great Muhaddith, Faqeeh and saint of his time. He was the Sheikh (spiritual mentor) of Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas Kaandhelwi (rahimahullah), the founder of the Tableegh Jamaat effort, as well …

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Adherence to The Sunnah – Part 2

Hazrat Moulana Gangohi (rahimahullah) and His Adherence to the Sunnah Hazrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi (rahimahullah) was a great Aalim, Muhaddith, Faqeeh and saint of his era. He was a descendant of Hazrat Abu Ayyoob Ansaari (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – the Sahaabi in whose home Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) stayed at …

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Adherence to The Sunnah – Part 1

The Strict Adherence of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to the Shari‘ah and Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) After Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was appointed as the Khalifah and the Muslims had pledged allegiance at his hands, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) addressed the people and delivered …

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The Essence of Self Reformation

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: The essence and foundation of the entire process of sulook (self-reformation and acquiring a special relationship with Allah Ta‘ala) is to follow the Mubaarak Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). In other words, every department of one’s life should …

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The True Meaning of Zuhd (Abstinence from Worldly Pleasures)

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: In order for one to inculcate the quality of zuhd (abstinence from worldly pleasures), it does not mean that one completely renounces and gives up all worldly pleasures. Rather, if one reduces his worldly pleasures, this is sufficient for …

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The special link and connection with Allah Ta‘ala

Once a person asked Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahimahullah) the following question, “Can a person’s nisbat (the special link and connection) with Allah Ta‘ala get affected through him displaying bad character and treating people badly?” Hazrat Shaikh (rahimahullah) replied, “Yes! When a person gets involved in evil actions and …

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The Importance of Consultation

Hazrat Shaikh Zakariyya (Rahmatullah alayh) has mentioned : The point to which I wish to draw your attention to and which I want you to consider is the following: In every field of work you will find people consulting with the experts of that field. When a house has to …

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