August, 2014

  • 25 August

    Acquiring perfection in Deen

    Once 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)

  • 18 August

    Adab (Respect)

    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 …

  • 18 August

    Remembering the Spectacle of Death

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) once mentioned: Oh my beloved friends! Remember death continuously! Continue pondering over the spectacle of death. At the time one departs from this world, he will leave behind all his belongings and he will leave empty handed. (Malfoozaat of Hazrat Shaikh pg. 153)

  • 11 August

    Why should we follow an Imaam? (Revised Edition)

    Click on thumbnail to view large image The fitnah of ghair muqallidiyyat (abandoning the following of a mazhab) is an extremely dangerous and overwhelming fitnah of contemporary times. Generally, simple-minded youngsters as well as unwary Muslims, who are uneducated of the basics of Deen, but have the desire for practice, fall prey to …

  • 11 August

    Fulfilling a debt is a means of ease

    Hazrat Shaikh (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) once said, “If you are compelled to take a loan then ensure that you have the intention to pay back the loan at the time the loan is due. When the appointed time approaches, then immediately settle the debt (even if it means that you have …

June, 2014

  • 9 June

    Obedience to one’s parent after their demise

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) once mentioned: The Hadith has shown a way to those who did not fulfil the rights of their parents during their parent's lifetime, as to how they may make amends after their demise. The Hadith states that such a person should seek forgiveness …

  • 9 June

    Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi’s level of independence

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih) mentioned that the lessons of Hadith that were conducted in Gangoh by Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) were done purely for the sake of Allah Ta’ala. Hazrat Moulana Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) ran the madrasah purely on tawakkul (i.e. he placed his reliance …

  • 3 June


    Majlis of Hadhrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyas Patel Saheb on the 26th of May 2014 Size: 8.3 MB Format: mp3 [haiku url=http://ihyaauddeen.co.za/audio/Moulana_Ilyas_Patel/2014-05-26_Lessons_of_Miraaj.mp3]

  • 2 June

    Obedience to parents is a means of a contented life

    Hazrat Shaikh (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) once mentioned: My beloved friends! I wish to share something with you. Respect and obedience to one’s parents is a means of increase and blessings in one’s life and sustenance. If a person is obedient to his parents at all times, he will never live a …

  • 2 June

    The fruits of adhering to correct principles

    On one occasion a person had placed a gift in an ordinary basket and presented it to Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi). Once the person departed, Hazrat (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) told the khaadim (servant) that, although this basket seems simple and ordinary, however ensure that you return it. Thereafter …