Punctuality on Daily Practices

PunctualityHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) said: It is imperative that one shows paramount importance to one's zikr and daily practices. I had witnessed Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) and my beloved uncle (Moulana Ilyas Khandelwi) punctually carrying out their zikr despite their old age. Furthermore, I noticed my father and Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) being punctual upon their tahajjud in the early parts of the morning, sitting in isolation and crying bitterly beseeching Allah Ta'ala. They cried in the same way as a child in maktab cries when he is being reprimanded. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/112)

Adopting a Respectful Attitude when Correcting a Senior

canstockphoto6134542Once Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned:

On one occasion while I was seated in the Musjid, it occurred to me that I required some small change. One person had some small change, therefore I handed over the notes to him and in return he gave me the change. Present nearby was one of my students, Moulana Muhammad Rashid Saheb. Witnessing this deal taking place in the Musjid, he came up to me and asked me in an utmost respectful manner whether this deal falls under the ambit of a business transaction? At once I realized my mistake and thanked him for bringing it to my attention, and said that I did not realize that this was a business deal in Shariah (Bay us Sarf) and thus impermissible to be transacted in the Musjid. Thereafter I cancelled the deal by returning the small change to that person and took my money back. Subsequently, I asked that person to come out of the Musjid and renew the transaction. Nevertheless, we went out of the Musjid and I gave him the money while he gave me the change that I required. I was really pleased by the manner in which Moulana Muhammad Rashid Saheb conducted himself. It was necessary for him to inform me that the transaction is impermissible; however he expressed it with utmost respect by asking me whether it fell under the ambit of a sale or not. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 65)

Wealth is protected by fulfilling zakaat

zakat_103874229Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned: “If one does not discharge one’s zakaat from one’s wealth, then that zakaat eventually will destroy the entire wealth, either by a fire burning it, or by being spent in court cases, or on medical expenses or some other unnecessary purpose. On the other hand, if one discharges the zakaat, then Allah Ta’ala will bless one with barkah in one’s wealth and the wealth will not decrease.” (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/39)

Acquiring perfection in Deen

0fcc46aOnce Hazrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned:

A complete and perfect person is one who is soaked in ‘Ilm and conducts himself with adab (etiquette). Our pious predecessors were a combination of both. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 49)

Adab (Respect)

respect (1)Once Hazrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned:

Take a look at the level of respect that Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) possessed. Once someone had asked him whether Aswad was more virtuous or Alqamah (two illustrious students of Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood [Radiyallahu Anhu])? He replied by saying: “Our mouths are not worthy of even taking their names, how can we ever imagine drawing a comparison between them.” Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) was overwhelmed and engulfed with basic etiquette and this was natural in him. Similarly, a Sahaabi was asked whether Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was bigger or he was bigger. The intention of the questioner was in regard to age; however he used the word أكبر which means bigger or greater. The Sahaabi replied that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is bigger and greater than me however I am older (in age). (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 49)