Malfoozaat

Not Delaying in Righteous Works

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) has written: The Qur’aan Majeed reminds man, time and again, that every person’s time of death has been fixed, and it can neither be delayed nor brought ahead by even one moment. Man keeps thinking to himself, “I want to give such-and-such thing …

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The Mindset of a Believer in regard to Sustenance

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: If Allah Ta‘ala blesses a person with halaal livelihood without difficulty, then this is indeed a great favour and bounty of Allah Ta‘ala. However, at times, a person who acquires livelihood without difficulty falls into self-admiration, pride, attributing good towards himself, …

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Confessing One’s Wrong

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: Today’s fitnah is that everything must look Islamic, irrespective of whether it is really Islamic or not. We have changed the names of interest to ‘penalty on deferred payment’. We speak about gambling being haraam, but then there is no difference between it …

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Six Important Points for those in Difficulty

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned that when a person is afflicted with any calamity or difficulty, then he should adhere to the following six points: 1. He should exercise sabr (patience), as this is the hallmark of a true believer. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned in …

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Showing Respect to those from whom one Acquires Deeni Knowledge

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following advice to a group of students: Always show respect to your teachers and honour them. This is an obligation upon you. You should revere and honour them in the manner the Imaams of deen are revered and respected, as they …

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