Malfoozaat

Fulfilling the Right of Servitude that We Owe to Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahimahullah) once said: People have given a lower position to the worship and servitude of Allah Ta‘ala compared to the position they give to working for people and serving them. The general condition of slaves and employees is that they are seen to be permanently engaged …

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The Harm of Self-Admiration

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Do not allow self-admiration to enter your heart over any achievement. Self-admiration is such a destructive sin that even in the presence of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), at the Battle of Hunain, it caused the Muslims to suffer difficulty. …

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Understanding the Branch of Ilm and Zikr Correctly

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahimahullah) once said: Those involved in the effort of da’wat and tableegh have still not yet fully grasped and understood the branch of ilm and zikr correctly. I am greatly concerned about this. The solution to remedy this weakness is that the brothers engaged in da’wat …

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The Importance of Inculcating Hayaa in One’s Life

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: If hayaa (modesty, shame and respect) enters a person’s life, then the path to all ibaadaat opens up for him, and the path to all sins closes for him. (Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Sheikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) …

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Adopting a Humble and Respectful Approach when Addressing the Ulama

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: When jamaats go to Sahaaranpur, Deoband and other similar areas for the purpose of tableegh, then letters should be sent with the businessmen of Delhi accompanying them. In these letters, the Ulama of those localities should be addressed with utmost humility and …

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The Dynamic Effect of Zikrullah

Once, a person wrote a letter to Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioning that despite him being punctual upon his ma’moolaat (devotional practices prescribed by the Shaikh e.g. zikr, tilaawah, etc.) he still did not perceive any change and improvement in his spiritual condition. In reply, Hazrat …

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Not Probing Into the Domestic Life of One’s Elders

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: When taking deeni benefit and guidance from our deeni elders, then it is necessary for us to keep our relationship with them solely for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala. We should look closely at their statements, actions and the way they conduct, …

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