Hazrat Moulana Mahmood Hasan Deobandi (rahmatullahi `alaih)

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Shaikhul Hind Hazrat Moulana Mahmood Hasan Deobandi (rahmatullahi `alaih) would tend to his Qurbaani cow for the entire year. He would personally wash and feed the animal. The cow would also become very attached to Hazrat. When he would leave home to teach at Darul Uloom Deoband, it would follow him right to the madrasah gate where it would sit down. When Hazrat would return at noon after lessons, it would follow him back home. When the days of … [Read more...]

A Muslim in Difficulty

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Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A Muslim who experiences any hardship, discomfort, worry, sorrow, grief, and distress even if it be a thorn prick, Allah Ta`ala will make that an atonement for his sins.”  (Bukhari/Muslim) Advice: “Man’s Purpose of Creation” The creation of man in this world is only for the purpose of acquiring a realization of Allah Ta`ala, and all other creation is for the sake of man. As a Persian poet … [Read more...]

The Perfume of Piety

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There was once a person whose body would always exude the fragrance of the most exotic musk and perfume. A friend one day asked him, “What is this wonderful fragrance I always smell on you? You must be spending a lot of money on musk if you apply it so often!” The person replied, “By Allah! Never have I purchased musk nor have I ever applied it!” His friend was astonished and asked, “Then where does your fragrance come from?” Not keen to answer … [Read more...]

Allah Ta’ala alone Controls all Affairs

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One night a villager could not sleep owing to a pain in his side. A doctor commented: “This pain is caused by him having eaten a certain leaf. I will be astonished if he lasts through the night, for the arrow of an enemy in his chest were better for him then the eating of such indigestible food!” That very night the doctor died. Forty years have since passed and the villager yet lives. If your life is destined to be long, no snake or sword … [Read more...]

Shaitaan’s Attack through Ingratitude

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Shaitaan had made some predictions about mankind. He says: “Wa laa tajidu aktharahum shaakireen” – that my analysis and summary of man is that most of them are ungrateful and unappreciative. So he has found the road and instrument to attack man. How is he going to attack man? From the path of gratitude. He will bring him to that path where man loses appreciation, gratitude, and respect. So you will see that to be from among the portents of … [Read more...]