Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

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 …

March, 2021

  • 22 March

    Appreciating the Bounties and Favours of Allah Ta‘ala

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: There are countless bounties and blessings of Allah Ta‘ala upon his servants. Consider the bounty of good health – it is such a priceless bounty of Allah Ta‘ala that even an entire kingdom cannot equate it in value. If a king …

  • 1 March

    The gauge to determine whether a favour is a blessing or a trial

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: If a person makes shukr to Allah Ta‘ala for the favours he enjoys (and he utilizes the favours in the obedience of Allah Ta‘ala), then this is a sign that the favours he enjoys are a blessing from the side of …

February, 2021

  • 8 February

    The Basis and Objective of Unity

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Allah Ta‘ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed: وَ اعۡتَصِمُوۡا بِحَبۡلِ اللّٰهِ جَمِیۡعًا وَّلاَ تَفَرَّقُوۡا Hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not be divided. (Surah Aal-e-Imraan v. 103) The benefit of unity mentioned in this verse will …

January, 2021

  • 18 January

    The Secret to True Happiness and Fulfilment

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Acquiring happiness in life is not based on possessing abundant wealth. Rather, acquiring happiness in life is based on the contentment of the heart and soul. This contentment of the heart and soul can only be acquired through fulfilling the commands …

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