Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

August, 2016

  • 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 …

April, 2016

  • 18 April

    Bringing Comfort to People – The Essence of Adab

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: I am always concerned and mindful that at no time should I become the means of causing any inconvenience to others, thereby overstepping the limits of Deen. It is for this very reason that while serving some of my elders, I …

March, 2016

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 …