Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

September, 2014

  • 29 September

    The Outcome of Serving the Pious Servants of Allah Ta’ala

    Once Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned: Whenever I carry out any good action then Alhamdulillah I do not feel within my heart that this action is my achievement. Rather, I remember the teachings of my pious seniors. It was on account of the teachings of my pious …

  • 22 September

    Maintaining a Balance after marriage

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned: On one occasion Hazrat Moulana Muhammed Yaqoob Saheb (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned that when a person gets married, generally it is noticed that he spends more time with his in-laws. In doing so, there is a fear that he does not observe the …

  • 15 September

    The Wisdom behind a Woman Travelling with a Mahram

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned that he received a letter from a person enquiring whether it would be permissible for him to travel with one of his elderly female relatives who wished to accompany him for hajj. Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) replied that as …

  • 8 September

    The Reward in Sickness

    On one occasion Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned: Apart from the abundant virtues that have been reported regarding sickness, the Hadith mentions the immense rewards for the sick. It is well-known that when a person exercises patience, he is rewarded. However some researchers (Muhaqqiqeen) opine that in …

  • 1 September

    Adopting a Respectful Attitude when Correcting a Senior

    Once Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned: On one occasion while I was seated in the Musjid, it occurred to me that I required some small change. One person had some small change, therefore I handed over the notes to him and in return he gave me the …

August, 2014

  • 25 August

    Acquiring perfection in Deen

    Once Hazrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned: A complete and perfect person is one who is soaked in ‘Ilm and conducts himself with adab (etiquette). Our pious predecessors were a combination of both. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/ 49)

  • 18 August

    Adab (Respect)

    Once Hazrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned: Take a look at the level of respect that Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) possessed. Once someone had asked him whether Aswad was more virtuous or Alqamah (two illustrious students of Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood [Radiyallahu Anhu])? He replied by saying: “Our mouths are …

June, 2014

  • 9 June

    Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi’s level of independence

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih) mentioned that the lessons of Hadith that were conducted in Gangoh by Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) were done purely for the sake of Allah Ta’ala. Hazrat Moulana Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) ran the madrasah purely on tawakkul (i.e. he placed his reliance …

  • 2 June

    The fruits of adhering to correct principles

    On one occasion a person had placed a gift in an ordinary basket and presented it to Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi). Once the person departed, Hazrat (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) told the khaadim (servant) that, although this basket seems simple and ordinary, however ensure that you return it. Thereafter …

May, 2014

  • 19 May

    Keeping the Rewards of the Hereafter in mind

    Once, a person asked Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih) something related to Hadhrat’s domestic life for the benefit of gaining a lesson. After Hadhrat responded, the person then asked forgiveness for posing such a question. Hazrat Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih) replied, “No, you have not caused me any grief …

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