Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

February, 2016

  • 29 February

    Ignoring the Whispers of Shaitaan

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The way to repel stray thoughts and the whispers of Shaitaan is to deal with them with courage and determination. Dealing with them with courage and determination is to totally ignore them and not pay any attention to them. This is …

  • 8 February

    Reformation – The Basis of Allah Ta’ala’s Mercy

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: How can the advice of a spiritual mentor benefit the one who has no interest or desire to change his life? The people who paid the most attention to the reformation of the people were the Ambiyaa’ (‘alaihimus salaam). However, despite …

January, 2016

  • 18 January

    The State of the Heart

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: People generally pay more attention to and show more concern towards the external actions. While the external actions are extremely essential, the thing of greater significance and importance is purifying the heart. We should look at how much of love and …

December, 2015

  • 21 December

    The Spirit of Exchanging Gifts

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: To exchange gifts is a Sunnah practice in Islam. When exchanging gifts is a Sunnah practice, then how can it not be a means of attracting barakah (blessings)? However, just as other acts of worship have conditions for their acceptance and …

November, 2015

  • 30 November

    Remaining within the limits and boundaries of Shari’ah

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: As long as one does not acquire sound understanding in Deen and become firmly established upon Deen, there will always be the fear that such a person will transgress the limits and boundaries in his actions. Since such a person does …

  • 9 November

    Do not look down at the worker

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: How strange it is that people don’t look down upon a trader when he trades, yet they look down upon a worker who is engaged in his employment. Logic and justice both demand that if we do not look down upon …

October, 2015

  • 19 October

    The Serious consequences of abandoning purdah

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The non-observance of purdah has, nowadays, become rampant and rife in every place. The era we are living in is an era of great fitnahs and trials. Some people raise an objection against the law of purdah. They claim that through …

September, 2015

  • 7 September

    The Need for Adopting Moderation in Friendship and Enmity

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Moderation should be adopted in all relationships. To exceed the limit in anything is reprehensible and disliked. The Hadith teaches us, “Adopt moderation in your friendship when dealing with your friend; he may perhaps one day become your enemy, and adopt …

August, 2015

  • 24 August

    The Golden Principle in Deeni and Worldy Matters

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The path of Deen and the path leading to the true love of Allah Ta’ala will only be understood in the company of the Ahlullah (i.e. those who have the true love of Allah Ta’ala and the correct understanding of deen). …

  • 10 August

    The Outlook of the Sahaabah (Radiyallahu Anhum)

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: In current times the amassing of wealth and possessing the capability to acquire it is deemed as true progress, whereas Islam has discouraged one from making the amassing of wealth his primary goal. The Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) emulated Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi …