Engaging in Excessive Zikr without Reforming One’s Actions

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Through merely engaging in excessive zikr, one will not succeed in gaining reformation in one’s life. Gaining reformation is dependent on correcting one’s actions and reforming one’s conduct (i.e. correcting one’s relationship with Allah Ta’ala and His servants). The effect caused …

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The Formula for Success

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned after reciting the following couplet of Hazrat Moulana Rumi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih): ہم خدا خواہی وہم دنیاے دوں     ایں خیال است و محال است و جنوں We desire the love of Allah Ta’ala, and yet we continue hankering after this …

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Emulating the Pious

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: I have heard our buzrugaane-deen and pious elders say: ‘Those who only look at the last portion of our lives and aspire to become like us will not succeed in acquiring their goal. On the contrary, those who look at the …

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