Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

April, 2019

  • 15 April

    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 …

March, 2019

  • 25 March

    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 …

  • 4 March

    Safeguarding One’s Deen at all Times

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: In order for one to benefit in deen, one is required to associate with the pious and learn deen. Completely disassociating oneself and remaining aloof from people is discouraged as it will be a means for harm coming to one’s deen. …

February, 2019

  • 11 February

    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 …

January, 2019

  • 21 January

    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 …

December, 2018

  • 24 December

    The Remedy for Casting Lustful Glances and Other Sins

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The remedy for casting lustful glances and other sins is for a person to regularly study the biographies of the pious. Additionally, one should allocate some time to sit in solitude and ponder over the numerous warnings and punishments mentioned in …

November, 2018

  • 12 November

    The Remedy for Pride

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: If any person sees some good quality in himself and finds that quality lacking in another person, due to which he begins to regard himself to be better than that person, then he should immediately think to himself, “It is possible …

October, 2018

  • 22 October

    The Formula to Remove Depression and Grief

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following to a person who was overcome by depression and grief: What is the need for such worry and grief? When a person is overcome by depression and grief, I generally advise them to engage in a certain muraaqabah (meditation). …

  • 1 October

    Adopting Moderation when Dealing with People, together with Remaining within the Limits of Shariah

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: A businessman told me that a certain person, who was a follower of a barelwi sheikh, mentioned the following to him in Calcutta, “Who claims that Ashraf Ali is a deobandi? The deobandis (people of Deoband) regard him to be a …

September, 2018

  • 3 September

    The Formula for Muslims to Gain Power and Rulership in the Earth

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The Muslims can only gain power and rulership in the earth through them constantly remaining obedient to Allah Ta‘ala and fulfilling His commands. It is logical that if a person wants to gain a favour from someone, then he is more …