Cultivating Consistency

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Cultivating Consistency   One of the easiest things to do is to find fault in others. To point out their every shortcoming and to overlook whatever good they may possess, in an effort for self-aggrandizement and seemingly moral superiority. On the other hand, one of the hardest things to do is to find fault with you. Self-criticism is one of the most difficult things to do; yet it is a necessary variable in the equation for … [Read more...]

The Prophet’s (ﷺ) advice to Anas رضي الله عنه (Source: Al-Miftah)

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  In an absolutely captivating style, the Nabi (Prophet) of Allah (ﷺ) offered the following priceless counsel to his devoted servant, Sayyiduna Anas (رضي الله عنه). Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (رضي الله عنه) reports that Rasulullah (the Messenger of Allah – ﷺ) arrived in Madinah when I was a young eight-year-old. My Mother took me by my hand to him and said: “O Messenger of Allah, every man and woman of Madinah has presented you with a … [Read more...]

NEED FOR ISLAAH

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Completing and qualifying are not enough. Islaah and Tazkiyah are essential and will also have to be undertaken, and that too, under the guidance of a Sheikh-e-Kaamil. In giving advice to the ‘Ulama-e-Kiraam, Sheikh Abdul Qader Jeelani (RA ) had said that once an ‘Aalim qualifies, he should not make haste in taking to the Mimbar. Our Sheikh, Hadhrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (RA ) had quoted Sheikh Abdul Qader Jeelani’s (RA ) advice: … [Read more...]

Ramadaan of Amirul Hind, Hazrath Shaykh Maulana As‘ad Madani RA

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Shaykh As‘ad Madani Rahmatullahi Alaihi was the son of Shaykhul Islam Husain Ahmad Madani Rahmatullahi Alaihi and was a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad [Allah bless him and give him peace] through his grandson Husayn [Allah be well pleased with him]. He took the Chishti, Naqshbandi, Qadiri and Suharwardi tariqas from his father and became his successor after his death.His whole life was spent in the service of Muslims and humanity at large. … [Read more...]

14 Advices for Ulama’ and Asaatiza

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When Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Saahib Gangohi (RA) sent his beloved student, Hadhrat Mufti Ahmad Kanpuri Saahib (db) to Dhabel to teach, he gave him 14 advices which is a great lesson for all teachers.[1] They are as follows; 1. Don’t look out for position and status. For example, Do not demand to teach a certain kitaab or ask to be posted to a certain position. 2. Don’t ever ask for money i.e. Do not ask for a particular amount as a salary … [Read more...]

The Despised Practice of ‘Ulama Forming Groups

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Hakeemul Ummat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi alaih) says: “Ulama have understood mere book knowledge to be sufficient. They acquire knowledge without considering action to be necessary. Whereas, the objective of `ilm is `amal. Their condition is such that neither is their inner character correct nor do they have the concern to correct it. Regarding this, there are two traits that are very distasteful to me, and let alone me, in the … [Read more...]