October, 2015

  • 12 October

    Reflecting over death

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The life of this world is temporary and will soon come to an end. While there exists a difference of opinion regarding everything in life, there exists no difference of opinion regarding the certainty of death. Despite us believing in the …

  • 5 October

    The Purpose of acquiring Deeni Knowledge

    Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:  The first and most important demand of Deeni knowledge which one acquires is that it should serve as a means to assist one in taking stock of one’s life and becoming conscious of one’s Deeni obligations and responsibilities towards Allah Ta’ala and …

September, 2015

  • 30 September

    Clothed yet naked

    Every human being is born with several basic needs. Among the basic needs is the need for clothing. Allah Ta’ala declares: “O children of Adam (Alayhis Salaam)! We have sent down to you clothing to cover your nudity as well as adornment for you, and the garment of piety is …

  • 30 September

    The Meaning and Levels of Da’wah

    Literally da’wat means to invite, but in the shar‘ee context it means to call people to Allah Ta‘ala completely and correctly. This is a broad definition and one will need to know how it will be applied in different situations. There will be different levels and different types of people: …

  • 14 September

    The World – an Abode of Trials and Tribulations

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) writes: This world is an abode of trials and tribulations. Therefore if any difficulty befalls us, before expressing ingratitude, we should reflect upon the fact that how indebted we all are to Allah Ta'ala for His boundless favours. Then we shall realize that …

  • 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 …

  • 5 September

    Issue 4 – Qurbaani

    Format: PDF

August, 2015

  • 31 August

    Contentment – The key to curbing man’s desires

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) writes: It is a common observation and a fact proven through experience that man, regardless of how much wealth he may acquire, never remains satisfied and content with his lot. With the exception of a few blessed servants of Allah Ta’ala, this is …

  • 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). …

  • 17 August

    Remaining Patient in the face of Adversity

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) writes: There are numerous places in the Qur’an and hadith where we are exhorted and encouraged to remain patient in the face of adversity. One should not consider the difficulties and hardships one undergoes as a sheer misfortune and calamity. Instead, at times, …

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