Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

January, 2022

  • 17 January

    Remaining in the Company of the Buzurgaan-e-Deen is an Obligation

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: The present era that we are experiencing is filled with fitnahs. The fitnahs are so intense that the imaan (and deen) of people is in danger. It is for this reason I regard it fardh-e-ain (obligatory) for people to …

December, 2021

  • 27 December

    The Power of Du‘aa

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Du‘aa is an extremely great ibaadah and is the essence of all other ibaadaat. (The reason is that du‘aa is an expression of humility, and this is what is desired in all ibaadaat). However, from all ibaadaat, it is …

November, 2021

  • 29 November

    The Secret behind the Success of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum)

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Acquiring victory and success is not based on whether the Muslims are few or many in number. Rather, the number of the Muslims is a separate aspect and is not relevant in regard to acquiring victory. In regard to …

  • 8 November

    Refraining from Causing Harm to People

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: The thing which I regard most important for myself, as well as for my friends and associates, is that we refrain from causing any harm to any person in any way. We should not cause any harm to the …

October, 2021

  • 18 October

    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 …

September, 2021

  • 20 September

    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 …

August, 2021

  • 30 August

    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 …

July, 2021

  • 12 July

    Fearing the Evil of the Nafs

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: A person cannot trust his nafs at any time nor feel safe from its harm. Even though one may reach great heights in piety and perform miracles, or one may become a learned aalim or great wali, but at …

June, 2021

  • 21 June

    Creating an Environment of Commitment to Deen

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: In today’s times, the reason for people regarding the injunctions of Shari‘ah to be difficult is that society has become corrupt and most people lack commitment to deen. In other words, if a certain person tries to remain committed …

May, 2021

  • 31 May

    Remedy to become Punctual upon Salaah

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Once, a person came to me requesting a ta’weez which will make him punctual in performing his five daily salaah. I said to him, “My friend! The verses of the Qur’aan Majeed (used in a ta’weez) do contain some …

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