Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

December, 2016

  • 26 December

    Lectures Alone are Insufficient

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Nowadays, people expect the condition of the Muslims to improve through merely delivering lectures and bayaans. Although lectures and bayaans are beneficial, merely delivering lectures and bayaans will not be sufficient in bringing about a change unless effort is made towards …

  • 5 December

    Placing one’s Trust and Reliance upon Allah Ta’ala Alone

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: When Allah Ta’ala decides that any work take place then He creates the means for its fulfilment. The completion of that work is not dependant on any person. Rather, Allah Ta’ala, out of His infinite power, will use whichever person He …

November, 2016

  • 14 November

    Salvation in Seclusion

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Nowadays, salvation lies in keeping to oneself and associating less with people. (In this way, one will be able to concentrate on one’s self reformation and be safeguarded from the wrongs of association and company.) I came across the statement of …

October, 2016

  • 24 October

    The Degeneration of Hayaa

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: It is not in keeping with hayaa and modesty for women to write their names in their articles as is prevalent nowadays. Yes, there will be no harm in revealing their names after their demise. Men have a natural inclination towards …

  • 3 October

    Listening to Discourses with the Intention of Reforming Oneself

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: A person once wrote a letter to me wherein he requested that I guide him in reforming his condition. In reply, I advised him to read twenty of my discourses and endeavour to practice upon my teachings. I further advised him …

August, 2016

  • 29 August

    The Sign of Perfection in Man

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: If insaan possesses the qualities of expressing servitude, obedience and submission before the command of Allah Ta’ala, then he is worthy of being called a human being. If he does not possess these sublime qualities within him, but rather follows the …

  • 15 August

    Kufr – The Root of all Evil Qualities

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Kufr is the root cause of all contemptible traits and evil qualities. On the other hand, Islam is the root cause of all praiseworthy qualities and good actions. When kufr is the source of all evil and Islam is the source …

July, 2016

  • 25 July

    Ill Opinions – The Root of all Evil

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: It is generally witnessed that many of those who do not subscribe to the following of any mazhab harbour ill thoughts and negative opinions regarding those who follow an Imaam. This quality of thinking good of oneself and harbouring ill thoughts …

May, 2016

  • 16 May

    The Essence of the Path of Tasawwuf

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: A Sufi from Ilaahabad, who would often listen to samaa‘ (nazams and naats), once enquired from me regarding its status. I replied, “I will not engage you in an academic discussion. Rather, I will simply ask you a question which you …

  • 9 May

    Carrying out the Command of Allah Despite not feeling motivated

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: It is compulsory upon one to fulfil the commandments of Shariah, regardless of whether one feels motivated or not. It is really unfortunate that one only fulfils the commands of Shariah when one feels motivated. Is one the servant of one’s …