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September 2014

Akhlaaq (Sublime Character) and Nisbat (special connection with Allah Ta’ala)

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned: Nisbat and Akhlaaq (sublime character) are both distinct attributes. Each one is unique in its own way. As far as Nisbat is concerned, it is a special connection one has with Allah Ta’ala. The more one strengthens one’s relationship with Allah Ta’ala (through carrying out pious deeds), […]

The Outcome of Serving the Pious Servants of Allah Ta’ala

Once Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned: Whenever I carry out any good action then Alhamdulillah I do not feel within my heart that this action is my achievement. Rather, I remember the teachings of my pious seniors. It was on account of the teachings of my pious seniors and their effort upon […]

An easy prescription for Self Reformation

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned: In this era the Mashaayikh do not emphasise upon their disciples to make a lot of sacrifices. Though, when I was young, I used to see many pious people and Mashaayikh labour hard and render great sacrifices for Deen. However, in this day and age, an easy […]

Maintaining a Balance after marriage

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned: On one occasion Hazrat Moulana Muhammed Yaqoob Saheb (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned that when a person gets married, generally it is noticed that he spends more time with his in-laws. In doing so, there is a fear that he does not observe the due rights of his own […]

A Frightening Incident regarding a Haafiz

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) once mentioned: From my childhood days, I have seen many debates among the Ulama concerning whether the Shia are able to memorize the Quraan or not. On one occasion, some non-Muslims and Shia got together and intended to pay a Muslim (who was a Haafiz of the Quraan) […]