Malfoozaat

The Precondition for Receiving the Divine Assistance of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The divine assistance and unseen help of Allah Ta‘ala is not based on any physical means, and is not such that one is able to determine the time and manner of its occurrence. However, at the time when a servant is helpless, …

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Istiqaamat – Commitment to Deen

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: Normally, during the month of Ramadhaan, we get the fervour to do ‘ibaadat, but thereafter it ceases. Hence, Allah Ta‘ala speaks of istiqaamat. Istiqaamat is normally translated as steadfastness, but the closest translation would be ‘commitment’. Commitment will mean that at any given …

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Creating the Enthusiasm for Ramadhaan

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: As Ramadhaan approaches we read the fadhaail and virtues of Ramadhaan so that we can motivate ourselves. A businessman markets and advertises his products and then he sees the customers coming in. Likewise, these Ahaadeeth will motivate us to prepare and be ready …

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The Three Essential Requirements for One to Benefit from the Sheikh

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: When a person takes someone as his Sheikh or Deeni guide, then in order for him to benefit from the Sheikh, he will have to fulfil three essential requirements. These three requirements are among the rights which he owes to the …

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Allah Alone Provides Sustenance

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: My beloved friends! When you have a worldly need then you should adopt the halaal means to the point of necessity to fulfill the need. However, when adopting the means, you should keep your focus towards Allah Ta‘ala and remember that …

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Sacrificing One’s Life and Wealth for the Cause of Deen

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The primary purpose of the effort of da’wat and tableegh is to turn people away from the wrongs that shaitaan invites them towards and bring them to the complete obedience of Allah Ta‘ala. However, without effort and sacrifice, it will not be …

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Etiquette of Du‘aa

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: Allah Ta‘ala describes the manner of the du‘aa of Hazrat Zakariyya (‘alaihis salaam) in the beginning of Surah Maryam. The purpose of this is to teach us the etiquette of du‘aa. The manner of his du‘aa was “nidaa’an khafiyya” (softly). Du‘aa should not …

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Not Finding the Desired Level of Motivation in one’s Ibaadat

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: A person once wrote a letter to me wherein he complained of himself not finding the desired motivation to perform salaah, make zikr and recite the Qur’aan Shareef. He asked me for the cure and solution to his problem. I mentioned …

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