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Tasawwuf - Abstention from sin
EVIL GLANCES

A man wrote to Hadhrat Hakimul Ummat that he (the author of the letter) was involved in the disease of casting evil glances. Hakimul Ummat replied: “What, is this not controllable?

Casting an evil glance is a volitional act (i.e. done by one’s own free will. Nobody is forcing you). Hence, it is within one’s ability to control and abstain from it, even though it may be difficult. However, people just refuse to undergo any difficulty. But … the punishment of Jahannam is most severe and difficult. I asked the man who is involved in this disease of evil glances:

If the husband of the woman is watching you, will you still stare at her?”

He said: “No!”

I said to him: “The Greatness of Allah in your heart does not even equal the greatness which your heart has for her husband. Allah Ta’ala is Omnipresent. He watches our conditions at all times. At all times He is aware of our evil conditions. However, we are not deterred. We are not conscious of being watched by Allah Ta’ala every moment. If this consciousness is developed there will not be the audacity to sin

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015 07:55
 
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Tasawwuf - Abstention from sin

PRIDE

Once Hazrat Moulana Ashraf 'Ali Thaanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaih) mentioned:

According to my understanding, nothing can be more despicable than pride. I detest the sin of pride more than any other sin. Even though there are many grave sins such as committing adultery, consuming intoxicants, etc. which are extremely serious, however, I have a natural aversion and hatred for pride due to it being a branch of shirk. Despite Allah Ta'ala being the greatest, by regarding oneself to be great and better than others, one has attributed greatness to oneself. Hence is this not a type of shirk? A proud person, who is a mere slave, is in actual fact attributing a quality (greatness) to himself which is exclusive for Allah Ta'ala. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 08:56
 
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Tasawwuf - Tasawwuf

 

PRICELESS ADVICE

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) Said:


1) Four things that make your body sick:

a) Excessive talking
b) Excessive sleeping
c) Excessive eating and
d) Excessive meeting other people

 

2) Four things that destroy the body:

a) Worrying
b) Sorrow (Sadness/Grief)
c) Hunger
d) Sleeping late in the night

3) Four things that take away the nur & happiness from your face
a) Lying
b) Being disrespectful / impudent (insisting on something wrong knowingly)
c) Arguing without adequate knowledge & Information.
d) Excessive immorality (doing something wrong without fear).

4) Four things that increase the nur of face & its happiness:
a) Piety
b) Loyalty
c) Generosity (being kind)
d) To be helpful to others without he/she asking for that.

5) Four things that stop the Rizq (Sustenance) :
a) Sleeping in the morning (from Fajr to sunrise)

b) Not Performing Namaz or irregular in Prayers

c) Laziness / Idleness
d) Treachery / Dishonesty

6) Four things that bring / increase the Rizq:
a) Staying up in the night for prayers.
b) Excessive Repentance
c) Regular Charity
d) Zikr (Remembrance of Allah / God).

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam also said to communicate to others even if it's just one Verse (Ayaah). This one verse will stand on the Day of Judgment for intercession.


The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Stop doing everything during the Azaan, even reading the Quran, the person who talks  during the Azaan will not be able to say the Kalima E Shahada on his/her death bed....
(May those who watch T.V at the time of Athaan take heed. If reciting the Holy Qur’aan is not permissible at the time of Athaan, how much more wrong is it not to watch T.V. and be careless about answering the call of Athaan!)

Allahumma- inni- ala- Zikr-ika -wa Shuk-rika wa husni-Ibaadatik.
A very powerful Dua'a has been sent to you. Imagine if 1000 people read it just because of you.

Our Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has said..
- Black Seed is the cure to every illness
- Vinegar; if present in any household, that house will never become poor
- Olive is a cure to 76 illnesses
- Zam Zam is also the cure to every illness
- Every pomegranate has a drop of water from Jannat (SubhanAllah)
- A house which has dates (Khajoor) they will never remain hungry

 
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TAQWA OF THE EYES

 

Explanation:  Allah Ta’ala says: “Those who strive in our (Path), we will most certainly guide him to our paths”

Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wasallam once pointed to his sacred heart and said: “Taqwa lies here…”

Hadhrat Moulana Maseehullah Rahmatullahi alayh said:

“How much courage one displays in observing Taqwa, so much Divine assistance will be experience.”

From the above, we understand that Divine Guidance and Nusrat (Help) is dependent upon the courage displayed.  Courage is to overcome the Nafs when it throws a tantrum and to suppress its demands by force.

Example: A person’s gaze unintentionally falls upon a beautiful woman. If he desires to fear Allah, Allah will send a “message” to his heart:

“Fear me, O my servant. I am watching you!”

The person now has a choice: He either heeds this “silent alarm” or neglects it.

His Nafs strongly pulls and drags him towards looking at the beautiful woman. The Nafs loves Haraam cravings, which are like a drug for the Nafs. Shaytaan plays an advisory role and whispers to the person to look at that beautiful woman whose face is framed with a scarf: “Come on, man, just look once more. She is smart. Her complexion is dazzling, her hair cascades to her shoulders like silky strands. Look, man, look!”

If this person is desirous to reach Allah and to obtain His Pleasure, the person will pluck up courage and tear away his gaze from the woman. It may be difficult, but if he is sincere and passionate, he will pluck up the courage. Do we not see sincere people scaling high, high mountains and exploring the deepest oceans and leaping from space – unmindful of sacrificing their lives? They worship the idols called Name and Fame. They make Ruk’u and Sujood to them. 

A Muslim thinks hard. He thinks quickly. He thinks on his feet.

“What will I answer unto Allah? Did Allah not warn me that ‘He knoweth the betrayal of the eyes…’

My wife may not  be here to witness my disloyalty but Allah is Here, watching me, testing me. How will I handle the red hot iron rods which will be shoved into my eyes for the sin I am about to commit?  How ashamed will I not be on that Day when the eyes will speak of my treachery?

The Imaan of the person screams out: ‘Don’t look! Fear Allah! Allah will punish you. He will place revulsion in the heart of your wife for you! You will suddenly find her to be cold and unloving despite you showering her with gifts. Fear Allah lest your Rizq decrease because of your sin. Fear Him or you will suffer otherwise. You cannot escape Allah. He is everywhere. You are being watched and your gaze is being recorded second by second!”

Again, it all depends on sincerity. A person whose soul is dead won’t see or hear anything accept that which Shaytan and his Nafs show him. Such a person is not being addressed. Such a person cannot be reformed. A precondition for Islaah (self-reformation) is Ikhlaas (sincerity).

A sincere person will heed his Imaani conscience. He will FEAR Allah, Insha-Allah. His Taqwa will be so strong that he would prefer blindness to a sight of sin, Insha-Allah.

The person will take an arrow from the armoury of His Imaani weapons and shoot it at his Nafs and Shaytaan. And Allah, who’s Pleasure he craves, will make his aim true.

The Nafs will stumble and fall, Shaytaan will tremble and flee. For that moment, with the Fadh’l and Grace of Allah, the person will conquer his greatest enemies.  He is victorious in the most major of Jihaads. His enemies will fear him because he chose to fear Allah.

The angels in the skies applaud him. Gifts from the heavens are showered upon him. His soul will be given a sip of the deliciousness and sweetness of Imaan. He has feared Allah without seeing Allah or Jahannam!  He brought Imaan on Ghaib (The unseen). He is amongst the “ Muflihoon”. (Successful ones)

And if had he deliberately looked at that billboard with a beautiful woman on it, or at that receptionist or at that secretary or at that customer etc, the joy would have been temporary but the consequences would have been devastating.

May Allah Ta’ala safeguard us all from our Nafs. Ameen


 
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MARRIAGE AND FALSE EXPECTATIONS

Whilst much preparations are made for elaborate weddings, both the bride and the groom receive almost no tuition and coaching about the challenges which lay ahead.

Much time and effort goes into shopping and the preparations for the BIG DAY.

However, for the many days to come, very little is done. Thus many couples enter into a Nikaah with false expectations of being “happy ever after”.

It is vitally important that both the groom and the bride be mentally prepared  for the challenges which lay ahead. Marriage is a life changer.

Both parties should understand that by entering into a Nikaah, the days of freedom are gone. There will be a whole set on new responsibilities.

From day one, life has changed forever. It is best to address some of the undermentioned issues before marriage so that future disputes may be avoid.

Both parties should also mentally prepare themselves for the challenges lying ahead. Before rushing into a marriage, thorough investigations should be made.

 

HOPE FOR THE BEST…

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Sayings of Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb - Episodes and lessons from the life of Hazrat Moula


THE STRONG MU-MIN IS BETTER THAN THE WEAK MU'MIN PT2

Al-Mu-minul Qawi Khairum Minal Mu-minidh-Dha’eef

Khair (noble/good/better) is used in contrast to sharr (evil/worse). The Strong Mu-min who has ridded himself of the sharr of bashar (natural human propensity of evil) is better than the weak Mu-min. We learn from this that some Believers are strong whilst others are weak. The status quo has been defined.

So what did Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) say? “A strong Mu-min is better than a weak Mu-min”. The administration and the work from such a Mu-min can never be delivered by a weak Mu-min. A weak Mu-min is powerless to carry out such actions, neither for himself, that is on a personal level, and nor is he qualified to serve the community. He is neither successful in his personal endeavours of supervision and performance and nor are his administrative and active ventures for the people successful, as he is weak.

 

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Tasawwuf - Sayings of Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanvi (R.A)

HOW TO REACH ALLAH TA'ALA

The only way to reach Haq Ta’aala is to rid oneself of Akhlaaq e Razeelah (the lowly qualities), to develop Akhlaaq e Hameedah (the beautiful qualities) and the acquisition of Taufeeq i.e. guidance towards obedience (from Allah). Negligence of Allah disappears and attention towards Allah develops. (Click here to learn more on how to become the friend of Allah)

-Malfooz Hadhrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanvi Rahmatullah Alayh

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Sayings of Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb

- Television is there to destroy the Imaan of a Muslim

- Today there is an abundance of shrewdness and a scarcity of intelligence

- Today you find plenty Huffaaz,Qaris and Molvies, but you don't find true human beings

- Do not become angry over every mishap

- The one who asks (from Allah) is never deprived

- The one who fears Allah is always protected

- One has to endure hardships when travelling

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 19:28
 


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A few common problems that you may encounter

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