Malfoozaat

Being More Concerned of One’s Reformation than the Reformation of Others

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: There is a great need for each person to be concerned about his own reformation and to correct his actions. Nowadays, we find that people have fallen into the sickness of worrying about other people’s weaknesses while they are unconcerned about …

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Dislike for Death

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) explained to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) that a time will come when the disbelieving nations will invite each other to attack the Muslim Ummah like how people are invited to a meal, they asked the reason for this. …

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How should we Conduct in the Face of Hardships and Difficulties?

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: My beloved friends! Going on discussing one’s difficulties and problems will not bring about any solution nor will it help you. In the face of hardships and difficulties, nothing benefits a person except istighfaar and earnestly turning to Allah Ta‘ala in …

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The Message of Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) to those Engaged in the Effort of Da’wat and Tableegh

On one occasion, many people associated with the effort of Da’wat and Tableegh had gathered in the musjid of Nizaamuddeen after the fajr salaah. At that time, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was at the end of his life and extremely weak. Moulana’s condition was such that even while …

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Caution in regard to Masaa’il

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The science of Fiqh (jurisprudence) is an extremely difficult science. There is a need for those issuing fatwas (Islamic rulings) to exercise caution when issuing fatwas. Most of the time, we find that people are lax in masaa’il and follow whatever …

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Determination and Commitment in Completing Ma’moolaat

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: My friends! Ensure that you are punctual on your daily ma’moolaat (devotional practices). Regard your ma’moolaat to be more important than your food and drink, and try to remain engaged in zikr at all times. If perchance you miss out any …

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