at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

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

Big Molvi Sahab

Hadhrat Maulana Mufti Rafi ‘Usmani دامت برکاتہم holding a speech at Jamiah Ashrafiya, Lahore:

During the prosperous era of Darul ‘Uloom Deoband there were not attached very big titles to the ‘Ulama’s names like nowadays. Today very big titles, for example ‘Allamah, Faqih al-‘Asr, Wahid al-Dahr, Mufti-e-‘Azam etc. and so on, get used but in those times these titles didn’t exist. In that time a scholar of Deen was called “Molvi Sahab” and the biggest scholar of Deen was called “big Molvi Sahab”. So, they were not called with more titles than that: They had knowledge, not titles. Today, knowledge has left and very big titles get joined with our names.

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Root of Unity

Root of Unity

Hadhrat Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki نوراللہ مرقدہ once explained,

“This world is full of corruption and restlessness, because of which everyone is worried. Noone has any ease or peace, that’s why all people annoyed by this mischief emphasise on coalition and unity.

Every person says, ‘There has to be coalition and unity, so that the worries of this restlessness and corruption come to an end and everyone gains peace and comfort.’ Brother, it’s true that the real remedy for this desease can be only coalition and unity.

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Filed under: 4. Social Matters, Bad Qualities, Good Qualities, Malfoozat

Who’s my Friend or Enemy?

-صديق الانسان من يسعى لعمارة آخرته وإن كان فيه ورع لدنياه
-عدو الإنسان من يسعى لخسيرة آخرته وإن كان فيه نفع لدنياه

“The humans friend is the one who strives to build his Akhirah
even if it does harm his Duniya,
The humans enemy is the one who strives to destroy his Akhirah
even if it does benefit his Duniya.”

– Hadhrat Mufti Abdur Rahim Lajpuri (rahimullah ta’ala)

[Note: his Akhirah/Dunyia = Akhirah/Dunyia of the human]

Filed under: 4. Social Matters, Bad Qualities, Good Qualities, Malfoozat

Foolish Questions

Shaykhul Hadeeth Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahab (nawarallahu marqadahu) writes,

For quite some time there has been one question which has been put to me repeatedly in letters: “Why did Hadhrat so-and-so give Ijazat to so-and-so?” In reply to foolish questions like these, I always answer: “If Munkar and Nakeer should ask you this question in the grave, then by all means you may answer: ‘I do not not know.'”

[Aap Beeti Part V, pg 657]

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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

Spiritual Diseases

Hadhrat Mufti-e-Azam Muhammad Shafi’ (nawarrallahu marqaduhu) says,

“But the big difference of spiritual diseases and their cure is, that physical diseases can be realized by the eyes or other senses, they can be found out through the motion of pulse and tests of blood and faeces and the therapy can be done by medical instruments and medicine, too. But the spiritual diseases are not visible for the eyes, nor can they be recognized by the pulse or anything else, in the same way they are not cured by given aliments or medicines. The diagnosis and cure of these diseases can be only determined by the rules told by the Qur’an and Sunnah. The complete system for the Islah [rectification] of all the outward ‘Amaal and Mu’amalat and the inner ‘Aqaid and Akhlaq does exist in the Qur’an and Sunnah.

In the Ummah from the Sahabah and Tabi’een onwards till the Saliheen and Kamileen of the present age whosoever has gained any perfection then only through this system, the complete adherence to actions. The same way they would be adherent to Salah, Sauwm, Hajj and Zakat the exactly same way they would show perfection in Sidq [truthfulness], Ikhlas [sincerity], Tauheed [oneness of Allah], Tawwadhu [humility], Sabr [patience], Shukr [thankfulness], Tawakkul [thankfulness], Zuhd [asceticism] and other inner actions. The way they saved themselves out of fear from lies, fraud, stealing, shameless and other sins the exactly same way they would know Kibr [arrogance] and pride, disgracing and disreputing others, Hubb-e-Jah [love for fame], Hubb-e-Maal [love for wealth], Hirs [greed], Bukhl [being stingy] and other inner sins as forbidden and would stay abstinent from them.”

[translated from “Dil ki Dunya”]

Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid, 3. Ibaadah, 4. Social Matters, 5. Tasawwuf, Bad Qualities, Good Qualities

Three Things Harden The Heart

  1. Laughing without reason.
  2. Eating without being hungry.
  3. Talking without reason.

[“Tanbihul Ghafileen” by Abu Layth Samarqandi]

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Hadith Ummi Zar’a

This is the second hadith of this chapter [on the story-telling of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam at night]. Due to this story being lengthy and famous, special books have been written on it. Imaam Tirmizi has also given it a little prominence. This hadith has other names too, but is well known by this name. Due to the story being lengthy, every woman’s story is mentioned separately with its commentaries.

Aisha radiyallahu anha reports, “Once eleven women assembled and made an agreement, that each of them would describe the true state of their husbands, without hiding any fact.”

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Filed under: Bad Qualities, Good Qualities, Huqooq-ul-Ibad, Sunnah & Hadith

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