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Love for Qurbaani

Hazrat Shaikh, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), had great love for the sunnah of qurbaani. Hence, showing importance to this great Sunnah and ibaadah, he would ensure that he purchased his qurbaani animals well in advance. In this regard, Hazrat Shaikh (rahimahullah) once wrote: “Before the partition (of India and …

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Mentally Preparing Oneself for Salaah

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Before performing salaah, one should mentally prepare oneself for salaah (by pondering over the importance and greatness of the ibaadah one is about to commence). When a person does not mentally prepare himself for salaah, but instead rushes to commence …

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Upholding and Propagating the Mubaarak Sunnah

A person once wrote to Hazrat Shaikh, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), informing him that he showed importance to the sunnah of sitting on the floor when partaking of meals. Hazrat Shaikh, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), was pleased and wrote the following reply: I am extremely pleased to hear …

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The ill-effects of Haraam

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Just as consuming haraam is impermissible for oneself, similarly it is also impermissible for one to feed one’s family with haraam food. In fact, feeding animals haraam food is also impermissible. One should ensure that one does not feed …

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Engaging in Deeni Efforts Solely for the Pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: When engaging in the various efforts of deen, then one’s objective and goal should be solely to acquire the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala and reward in the Hereafter. As for the different blessings that are promised (in the Qur’aan Majeed …

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The Prescription to Spend Wealth in the Path of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Experience has shown that if a person makes the decision to set aside a certain amount of wealth to spend in the path of Allah Ta‘ala, then he will continue to find avenues of goodness and opportunities to spend …

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The lessons taught in childhood are firmly embedded in the heart of the child

‘Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Most people do not pay attention towards the upbringing of their children. They say, “(there is no need to teach him at this stage because) he is still a child,” whereas they do not understand that the values instilled …

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Having Hope of Receiving the Immense Rewards of the Hereafter

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Those involved in the effort of da’wat and tableegh, when engaging in the effort, they should keep before them the great rewards and bounties that have been promised in the Qur’aan and Hadith for all those who engage in the …

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Asking the Sheikh, “Should I go out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala?”

A person once wrote a letter to Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) in which he asked the following question. He said, “Some of the people engaged in the effort of da’wat and tableegh told me that going out for forty days in the path of Allah Ta‘ala is …

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