at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

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

حاجت روا

Allah

سمجھتا ہے خدا کو صرف جو حاجت روا اپنا ۔
وہ غیر اللہ کے در کا کبھی سائل نہیں ہوتا ۔

“Who understands Allah alone as one’s Hajat Rawa*,
will never be a suppliant at the doors of Ghairullah.”

* Hajat Rawa = The One who fulfills needs.

Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid, Others, Zikr & Du'a

A Habit of Hadhrat Mufti-e-‘Azam

Heart

While giving a lecture on Istikhara [consulting with Allah Ta’ala] Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani دامت برکاتہم told,

“I’ve seen my respected father Mufti-e-‘Azam Pakistan Hadhrat Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Sahab نوراللہ مرقدہ doing this [following] ‘Amal his whole life long. That whenever any issue arised in which a decision had to be made immediately and from two ways one had to be chosen, then at that time he used to close his eyes for a few moments.

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Filed under: Good Qualities, Zikr & Du'a

Six Important Qualities

If you have spent time on the path of Allah for a longer period, then you might know this by heart already. For everyone else in our Marakiz it gets repeatedly adviced, that every ‘Amal should be done with the following 6 important qualities to get accepted by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and to get 100% benefit from the ‘Amal.

  1. Conviction  [Yaqin]
  2. Awareness [Dehan] of Allah
  3. Motivation [Jazbah] of pleasing Allah
  4. Method [Tariqah] of Rasulullah صلی اللہ علیہ و الہ وسلم
  5. Reflection [Ihtisaar] of the Virtues
  6. Sacrifice [Mujahidah] of the Nafs

May Allah give us the ability to practise upon this! Ameen.

Filed under: 3. Ibaadah, Good Qualities

Uswah Rasool-e-Akram صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم

“Recently our respected Dr. Abdul Hay Arifi, the one who has been bestowed with the ‘recognition’ (Irfan) by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and who is a special disciple of Sayyidina Hakim-ul-Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, has compiled the habits, pattern of conduct and the teachings of the Holy Messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم spread over all walks of life, extracting these from well authenticated sources.”

– Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Sahab

Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid, 2. Fiqh, 3. Ibaadah, 4. Social Matters, 5. Tasawwuf, Akhlaq & Adaab, Books, Huqooq-ul-Ibad, Salaah, Seasonal, Sunnah & Hadith, Zikr & Du'a

Collective Du’a after Fardh Salah

The Darul Iftaa of Madrassa In’aamiyyah, Camperdown has issued another excellently detailed verdict on the above mentioned. It’s the first satisfying research on the issue I could find – but I still have not come to read the booklet of Mufti Shafi’ (Rahimullah) on the rulings of Du’a. May Allah Ta’ala bless these ‘Ulama abundantly.

In the recent past the issue regarding dua after salah has been the subject of many discussions. Below is a brief explanation on this issue. This issue could be divided in four parts:

  1. Dua after salah.
  2. Raising the hands in dua.
  3. Adhkaar and dua’s to be recited after salah.
  4. Collective dua.

The subject of debate relates more to the fourth topic. Therefore, hereunder we shall discuss the first three topics very briefly and then elaborate on the fourth point.

PDF File

Filed under: 2. Fiqh, Sunnah & Hadith, Zikr & Du'a

Jumu’ah: Day of Durood

‘Umair Ansari رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: Any individual of my Ummah who seeks blessings of Allah for me from his very heart in sincerity. Allah will return upon him ten times and elevate him by ten ranks and register for him ten good deeds, remove ten misdeeds for him. (Nasa’i: 64)

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: On the Day of Resurrection the most near to me is the most seeker of blessings of Allah for me. (Tirmidhi: 484)

Anas رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: Seek Salat blessings of Allah for me especially on Friday because Gabriel just came to me from my Lord and told me that Allah has said: No Muslim living on the earth who seeks blessings of Allah for you once but I (Allah) along with My angels bless upon him ten times. (Targhib: 498/2)

Abu Umamah رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: Seek blessings of Allah for me abundantly on every Friday since the Salat of my Ummah is presented before me every Friday. So the more seeker is the more dearer to me. (Targhib: 503/2)

Filed under: Audio, Sunnah & Hadith, Zikr & Du'a

To Practise Upon Knowledge

Take Yourself to Account

My father respected Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ (rahmatullah alayh) would say, one day in a year business people close their businesses, to take account of the whole year’s business and to find out how much loss and profit was made. In the same way we need as well to take account of how much we have studied through out the year and how much we practiced upon and what changes came. Not that it’ll be like this…

“As a small donkey he came and as a big donkey he left.”

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Filed under: 3. Ibaadah, 5. Tasawwuf, 6. History & Biographies, Akhlaq & Adaab, Bad Qualities, Good Qualities, Malfoozat, Others

Du’a and its Nature

Hakeemul Ummat Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (rahimullah) writes,

“Some people complain, that making Du’a is important but when we make Du’a the heart does not attach to the Du’a. That’s why people don’t make Du’a, although the actual reason for this complain is that people don’t know the nature of Du’a. The nature of Du’a is that when it gets asked a lot then the heart starts attaching to it and this is the wisdom behind asking of each Du’a three three times referred to as Sunnah and more than that means even more profit.” [Ashraf al-‘Uloom: 7/448 ]

[another excerpt from “Aghlaatul Awaam”]

Filed under: Malfoozat, Sunnah & Hadith, Zikr & Du'a

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