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

Whosoever obeys Allah…

Hadhrat Salman Farsi (may Allah be pleased with him) went outside of Madain and with him was a guest. Deers were running and birds were flying through the forest. He said, “Out of you one deer and one bird, come to me! Because a guest has come to me, who I have to entertain.” Both came and the person uttered ‘Subhan’Allah!’ Hadhrat Salman (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “Are you suprised at this? Have you ever seen a person obeying Allah Ta’ala and then anything is disobeying him?

[Jamaal al-Awliya, pg. 55]


Filed under: Good Qualities, Sahabah

اِنما دنيا فنا

A mixed Arabic/Urdu poem recited by young Hafiz Sibghatullah (may Allah bless him abundantly).

Filed under: Audio

Same Usuls of Tarbiyah

Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Sahab رحمۃ اللہ علیہ narrates,

“Incidentally I got hold of a book in which Hadhrat Shaykh Muhyiuddin ibn ‘Arbi رحمۃ اللہ علیہ wrote about some affairs of Shaykh & dsiciple. All those Usuls [rules] of Tarbiyah took before place in Thana Bhawan.

I showed the book to Hadhrat [Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi رحمۃ اللہ علیہ]. Hadhrat very pleased said, Thanks to Allah, I got support/evidence that these are not Bid’at [innovations].'”

[Khutbat-e-Mufti ‘Azam, pg. 107]

Filed under: 5. Tasawwuf, Books, Malfoozat

Maulana Tariq Jamil at Darul ‘Uloom Karachi

Gate of Jamiah Darul 'Uloom Karachi has uploaded a speech of Maulana Tariq Jamil (may Allah preserve him) adressing the students of Jamiah Darul ‘Uloom Karachi. May Allah Ta’ala give us the ability to listen, understand and practise.


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Forming Habits of Sunnah

Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani دامت برکاتہم narrates the following while giving a discourse on the Adaab [etiquettes] of drinking water:

Once Hadhrat Dr. Abdul Hayy Arifi Sahib رحمۃ اللہ علیہ related the following incident:

“Once I entered a mosque for prayer and was feeling thirsty. I took out water in a pot from the earthen jar provided in the mosque. According to my habit I sat down to drink the weter. A man who was standing nearby objected to this way of my drinking and told me that I could have as well drunk the water while standing. I told him that it was my habit to drink while sitting. The man retorted, saying that it ws a great virtue and honour to form the habit of  something which is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ و الہ سلم. The man was quite right. When a man is prone to form many habits he should try to form habits which are acts of the Sunnah and which are expected to earn for him great rewards and blessings from Almighty Allah.”

[Jamiah Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Karachi; 6th August 1993]

Filed under: Akhlaq & Adaab, Good Qualities, Malfoozat, Sunnah & Hadith

Imdadullah, what have you brought?

Once Hadhrat Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki Sahab نوراللہ مرقدہ said,

“If Allah will ask, ‘Imdadullah, what have you brought?’ – then I would answer ‘I’ve brought Maulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi رحمۃ اللہ علیہ and Maulana Qasim Nanotwi رحمۃ اللہ علیہ.’

Subhan’Allah, how much confidence Hadhrat Haji Sahad had on these two personalities. Through this prosperous saying the worth of both in they eyes of Hadhrat can be assumed.

[Pak-o-Hind ke namoor ‘Ulama-o-Mashaykh]

Filed under: Malfoozat, Others

‘Allamah Yusuf Binori Spurning a Donation

A person came to the Jamiatul ‘Uloom al-Islamiyah ‘Allamah Binori Town originator Maulana Sayed Muhammad  Yusuf Binori رحمۃ اللہ علیہ with a big donation and said: “Hadhrat! I’ve brought this donation for your Madrassa.”

Maulana said in reply: “Our Madrassa’s expenses of one year have been covered. That’s why please take the donation and give it to a Madrassa who are entitled to this donation more than us.”

“Hadhrat! I’ve brought this for your Madrassa.” He gave him the same reply again. He kept on insisting, but Maulana did not accept. At the end he stood up and while leaving said: “Hadhrat! You’ll find no-one giving you such a big donation.”

To that he replied: “And you’ll find no one spurning such a big donation either.”

[Akabir ke Iman-afroz Waqi’at, pg. 413]

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

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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Filed under: Bad Qualities, Good Qualities


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