Hadhrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

September, 2019

  • 23 September

    Being appreciative to Allah Ta‘ala for the bounty of sustenance

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Acquiring sustenance is not based on one’s intelligence, but rather it is based entirely on the grace of Allah Ta‘ala. There are thousands of people in the world who are not intelligent, yet they are blessed with much more sustenance than …

  • 2 September

    The System of Allah Ta‘ala

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The servant should take up the courage to carry out righteous works, and then Allah Ta‘ala will cause his endeavours to materialise and be fruitful. This can be understood through the example of a father who sees his infant child trying …

August, 2019

  • 5 August

    Acknowledging the Grace of Allah Ta‘ala upon us

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The righteous actions that we carry out during our lives are only through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala. Allah Ta‘ala creates the motivation within our hearts to remember him and carry out those righteous actions. Hence, at no time should we …

July, 2019

  • 15 July

    Moulding the Character in Childhood

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Most people are not particular about giving their children an Islamic upbringing. Such people generally say, “The children are still small.” However, it should be remembered that the good values instilled in childhood are firmly embedded in the child and remain …

June, 2019

  • 24 June

    Not Causing any Inconvenience to One’s Seniors

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: If a person is addressed by any of his seniors (e.g. his parents, ustaads, sheikh, etc), then it is extremely disrespectful for him to ignore the senior and intentionally not reply to him. Similarly, it is disrespectful for him to answer …

April, 2019

  • 15 April

    The Three Essential Requirements for One to Benefit from the Sheikh

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: When a person takes someone as his Sheikh or Deeni guide, then in order for him to benefit from the Sheikh, he will have to fulfil three essential requirements. These three requirements are among the rights which he owes to the …

March, 2019

  • 25 March

    Not Finding the Desired Level of Motivation in one’s Ibaadat

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: A person once wrote a letter to me wherein he complained of himself not finding the desired motivation to perform salaah, make zikr and recite the Qur’aan Shareef. He asked me for the cure and solution to his problem. I mentioned …

  • 4 March

    Safeguarding One’s Deen at all Times

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: In order for one to benefit in deen, one is required to associate with the pious and learn deen. Completely disassociating oneself and remaining aloof from people is discouraged as it will be a means for harm coming to one’s deen. …

February, 2019

  • 11 February

    Being More Concerned of One’s Reformation than the Reformation of Others

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: There is a great need for each person to be concerned about his own reformation and to correct his actions. Nowadays, we find that people have fallen into the sickness of worrying about other people’s weaknesses while they are unconcerned about …

January, 2019

  • 21 January

    Caution in regard to Masaa’il

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The science of Fiqh (jurisprudence) is an extremely difficult science. There is a need for those issuing fatwas (Islamic rulings) to exercise caution when issuing fatwas. Most of the time, we find that people are lax in masaa’il and follow whatever …

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