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Malfoozaat

The Importance of Fulfilling the Rights of People

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

If a person is swearing you and speaking ill of you behind your back, he is actually giving you his good deeds. If he does not have sufficient good deeds to give you, then he is taking your evil deeds onto his own head. A Hadith has also mentioned, “Whoever swears or hits someone, retribution will definitely be taken from him, to the extent that retribution will even be taken on behalf of the hornless goat (that was butted by a goat with horns).” (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 94)

Making an Effort to Acquire the Wealth of Taqwa

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

The real commodity for one to earn and purchase is taqwa. The hadeeth teaches us that the one who has taqwa will remain safe even if he is in the territory of his enemy. So make an effort to acquire the wealth of taqwa. Taqwa is for one to have the consciousness of Allah Ta’ala at all times. At any given moment one should not be unmindful of His presence and one should have the conviction that Allah Ta‘ala is watching him at all times.

Constantly Examining One’s Intention

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

When any servant of Allah wishes to carry out a righteous deed, Shaitaan tries to prevent him in different ways and places numerous obstacles and difficulties in his path. However, if all the obstructions and obstacles of Shaitaan fail to prevent him, and he succeeds in commencing the righteous deed, then Shaitaan begins a second effort. The second effort of Shaitaan is to corrupt the sincerity and purity of the servant’s action, or to try and claim a share of this righteous deed by making him do it not solely for Allah Ta’ala. In other words, Shaitaan will make an effort to include ostentation and show into his intention and at times, create flaws in his intention on account of worldly motives, thereby destroying the purity of the action. Shaitaan is sometimes successful in the effort of corrupting the servant’s good deeds. It is thus essential for all those who are involved in any Deeni khidmat to be mindful of the plots of Shaitaan, to perpetually safeguard their hearts from his whispers, and to continuously examine their intention before carrying out any deed. The reason is that if one carries out any action with an intention besides earning the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, this action will not be accepted by Allah Ta’ala. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg.14-15)

Enhancing the Spirituality of our ‘Ibaadaat

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

We carry out our ‘ibaadaat merely as a routine. This is good, but for how long are we going to continue like this? We need to bring the true love of Allah Ta’ala into our ‘ibaadaat. At times, one minute of the ‘ibaadat of a lover of Allah Ta‘ala is better than years of our ‘ibaadat. The lovers of Allah Ta‘ala may not do too many optional good deeds, but their minds are constantly engaged in the thoughts of the love of Allah Ta’ala and in meditation over His favours. When they eat as well, they ponder over the blessings and favours of Allah Ta‘ala and are in constant communication with Him.

 On the other hand, we are like immature children who don’t appreciate the various aspects of love. Since that horizon hasn’t yet opened up to us, we do not understand it. Hence, we need to explore this horizon of love. 

The Importance of Adhering to a Timetable

321d2e05d4f4c9cc5d7a1b20483f14cd--school-schedule-printable-freebies-printableHazrat Khwaaja Azeezul Hassan (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned that Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) had given him the following advice:

It is extremely important for one to allocate a fixed time for every work and duty, and to thereafter adhere strictly to this timetable. It should not be that one begins to attend to a second work in the time of the first work, and a third work in the time of the second work. Rather, one should ensure that he attends to every work in the specific time that he has allocated for it. If one adheres to his schedule in this manner, he will enjoy immense barakah in his time and will also feel at ease. (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg.401)