Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

January, 2018

  • 22 January

    The Meaning of Adab

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The path of acquiring the love of Allah Ta’ala largely revolves around the amount of adab that one has in his life. It is not compulsory for one to engage in spiritual exercises and exert himself in acts of nafl ‘ibaadah, …

December, 2017

  • 25 December

    The Outcome of Ingratitude

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: So long as a person regards himself unworthy of the favours he enjoys and recognizes the favours to be a sheer grace and bounty from the side of Allah Ta’ala upon him, he will continue to receive from the favours of …

  • 4 December

    Constantly Remaining Vigilant of the Nafs

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: It is absolutely vital for one to constantly remain vigilant and cautious regarding his nafs. The nafs is such that if it finds the opportunity and the means to fulfil its desires, it will never rest until it gets what it …

November, 2017

  • 13 November

    The Blessing of Du’aa

    A person once mentioned to Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), “Hazrat, I do not feel motivated to make du’aa.” Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) replied: The reason for a person not feeling enthusiasm and motivation for making du’aa is that he does not immediately see the …

October, 2017

  • 23 October

    The Danger of Engaging in Idle Conversation

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: It is extremely unfortunate for a person’s time to be wasted in idleness, without him gaining anything. If one does not have any work to attend to, then he should at least engage himself in the chores of the home. In …

  • 2 October

    Who should we get our Daughter Married to?

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) writes: Nowadays, many youngsters read and study un-Islamic literature in the English language. Many things found in these un-Islamic English books and magazines are contrary to the Islamic beliefs and teachings. Many youngsters do not possess Deeni knowledge and understanding and therefore when …

September, 2017

  • 18 September

    Practising on the Entire Deen

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) selected five Ahaadith from five hundred thousand Ahaadith. These five Ahaadith are such that through practising on them, one will be practising on the entire Deen. After Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) selected four …

August, 2017

  • 28 August

    Associating with People

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: I do not, of my own accord, associate with the wealthy. However, if they associate with me, then I fulfil their needs and do not turn away from them. Many a wealthy person is such that when someone wishes to meet …

  • 7 August

    The Importance of Adhering to a Timetable

    Hazrat 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 …

April, 2017

  • 24 April

    Gaining a Sound Understanding in Deen

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: A person who does not possess a sound temperament and whose understanding is deficient finds irrelevant facts appealing to his logic, but is unable to grasp and comprehend the correct arguments. I was once explaining, to an educated person the reason …