Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

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 …

July, 2018

  • 30 July

    The True Sign of Perfection

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: People regard different things to be the sign of a person’s perfection. Some people base perfection on one’s excessive ‘ibaadah (worship), while others base perfection on one’s level of taqwa (piety and abstinence). However, according to the ‘Ulama, the person who …

  • 9 July

    True Victory is in Earning the Pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The Muslim Ummah gaining victory and success is not subject to the Muslims being few or many in number. Rather, victory is based on something else entirely. True victory for the Muslims is to make their sole priority in life to …

April, 2018

  • 16 April

    Islam – The Greatest Favour of Allah Ta‘ala

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: In reality, even if a king ruling over all seven continents has to embrace Islam, his embracing Islam will not add any glory and honour to Islam. However, if he feels honoured and pleased that Allah Ta‘ala has honoured him with the …