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Honesty in Business Dealings is the Hallmark of a Believer

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: The Mubaarak Hadith mentions that on the Day of Qiyaamah, the honest businessman will be resurrected with the martyrs, while the dishonest businessman will be resurrected with the evil and sinful people. It is obvious that adopting honesty in …

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The Primary Purpose of the Effort of Da’wat and Tableegh

  Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: The primary purpose and goal of our effort of Da’wat and Tableegh is to teach people the complete deen that was brought by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) (in other words, to bring the ummah upon the complete teachings of …

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The Essence of Sulook

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: The essence and foundation of the entire process of sulook (self-reformation and acquiring a special relationship with Allah Ta‘ala) is to follow the Mubaarak Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). In other words, every department of one’s life should …

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The True Meaning of Zuhd (Abstinence from Worldly Pleasures)

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: In order for one to inculcate the quality of zuhd (abstinence from worldly pleasures), it does not mean that one completely renounces and gives up all worldly pleasures. Rather, if one reduces his worldly pleasures, this is sufficient for …

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Concern for Producing Ulama who will remain Engaged in the Service of Deen

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: In many deeni madaaris, there is a serious shortcoming and weakness that is witnessed. The serious shortcoming and weakness that is witnessed is that although the students are educated regarding deen, effort is not made upon them, that after they …

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The special link and connection with Allah Ta‘ala

Once a person asked Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahimahullah) the following question, “Can a person’s nisbat (the special link and connection) with Allah Ta‘ala get affected through him displaying bad character and treating people badly?” Hazrat Shaikh (rahimahullah) replied, “Yes! When a person gets involved in evil actions and …

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The Method to Acquire the Recognition of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Throughout the day and night, man continues to enjoy countless favours and bounties from Allah Ta‘ala. Among the countless favours of Allah Ta‘ala which man enjoys is the favour of eating, drinking, sleeping and other similar comforts. At the …

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Fulfilling Rights is the Benchmark of Success and Failure

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Jannah is the reward that one receives in exchange for fulfilling huqooq (rights). In other words, when a person sacrifices his comfort and ease for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala, and endures difficulty in order to fulfill the rights that …

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The Purpose for the Creation of Man

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: The purpose for Allah Ta‘ala creating man in this world is so that he acquires the recognition of Allah Ta‘ala, and the purpose of all other creations is so that they may serve man. As a Persian poet says: …

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Upholding the Complete Sunnah in All Aspects of One’s Life

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: When it comes to following the sunnah, then generally, people only think of the sunnats of salaah, fasting, etc. However, there are sunnats that apply to every dimension of human living, as Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has shown us …

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