Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

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 …

June, 2015

  • 1 June

    Keeping a clean heart for the Ulama and Pious

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Even if one does not carry out many good deeds, then at least one should try to keep a clean and open heart towards the Ulama and pious. In this way one will benefit in Deen. At no point should one …

May, 2015

  • 25 May

    Prerequisite of Deriving full benefit from Zikr

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Zikr is a means of acquiring great blessings. However, one will derive the full benefit from the blessings provided one refrains from evil actions and sins. This could be understood through the following illustration. Consider the example of a person who …

  • 18 May

    Thinking before Carrying Out any Action

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: One should think and ponder before uttering any word or carrying out any action. Through thinking and pondering before doing any deed one will save oneself from errors and mistakes. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 8/270)