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“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

Fadha’il comes before Masa’il

Hadhrat Maulana Ilyas Kandhalwi (Rahimullah Ta’ala) said,

“The status of Fadha’il (virtues) comes before Masa’il (laws). Through Fadha’il one gets convinced of the reward of an Amaal (action), which is a status of Iman and from there one makes intention for Amaal. Learning the Masa’il will only become necessary as soon as one is ready for the Amaal. That’s why to us there is more importance to Fadha’il.”

[“Malfoozat Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Ilyas (Rahimullah)”, no. 201]


Filed under: 2. Fiqh, 3. Ibaadah, Malfoozat

One Response

  1. mujahid7ia says:

    Jazak Allahu khayra for the post. Sometimes I feel like I don’t need to learn the fada’il of an action; I know I’m going to be rewarded anyway, and will just learn the masa’il. But this statement of Mawlana Ilyas Kandhlawi makes it clear that the fada’il is a motivator for the intention for action, and makes it easier to hope for Allah to reward you.

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