Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

March, 2015

  • 2 March

    Engaging in Excessive Zikr without Reforming One’s Actions

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Through merely engaging in excessive zikr, one will not succeed in gaining reformation in one’s life. Gaining reformation is dependent on correcting one’s actions and reforming one’s conduct (i.e. correcting one’s relationship with Allah Ta’ala and His servants). The effect caused …

February, 2015

  • 23 February

    The Difference between Jihaad of the nafs and Jihaad against the Enemy

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The jihaad of the nafs in certain respects is even more difficult than the jihaad against the enemies on the battlefield. The reason for this is that when one fights against the kuffaar, despite it being an exceptionally great sacrifice, however …

  • 16 February

    Fulfilling one’s Priorities in Life

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The one who gets involved in futile activities and vain pursuits often falls short in fulfilling his priorities and responsibilities in life. This has been proven through experience. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 3/87)

  • 9 February

    Factors that Cause one to become Deprived of the love of Allah Ta’ala

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Listen attentively to what I am going to say to you. I say this to you with deep concern for your spiritual progress and welfare. There are two factors in this path that are extremely detrimental for the saalik (i.e. the …

  • 2 February

    Expediting the Journey of Love

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) once mentioned: The saalik progresses in the path of sulook (i.e. the journey of acquiring the love of Allah Ta‘ala) far more swiftly through persevering patiently over the grief he experiences (on account of involuntary difficulties and hardships), than the progress through spiritual …

January, 2015

  • 26 January

    Illegally Travelling without Purchasing a Ticket

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Once, a person wrote to me that nowadays it has become a norm in society for people to illegally travel by train without purchasing a train ticket. Hence, there is a need that concession be granted by the Ulama for this …

  • 19 January

    A praiseworthy Quality in women

    Hazrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) once mentioned: “Women who are pure-minded and simple in their ways (on account of them not being exposed to sin and observing strict purdah from strange men) are generally extremely chaste. Such women resemble the hoors (damsels) of Jannah in their purity and chastity. They do …

  • 5 January

    Muslims are unaware of their own legacy

    Once Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned: These sublime etiquettes which I have prepared regarding interacting and socializing with people are in reality the sublime etiquettes of Islam. These etiquettes are explained in order to bring ease and comfort to people and save them from the least amount …

December, 2014

  • 29 December

    Valuing the Company of the Ahlullah

    Whilst discussing the life of Hazrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi), Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned: “Compared to the benefit I acquired through studying, teaching and carrying out spiritual exercises in self reformation, I found greater benefit through remaining in the company of these great luminaries …

  • 22 December

    An Important Principle in the upbringing of a Child

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: A person once mentioned to me an important principle in the upbringing of a child. I found much wisdom in it and I feel that it is such an important principle that it is worthy of being inscribed in gold. He …

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