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Clearing Our Hearts for Allah Ta’ala

March 12, 2011

Hazratwala (db) once narrated the following incident:

Hadhrat Mufti Shafi’ ‘Uthmani Sahib (ra) says that once while he was walking with Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (ra) to his house, Hadhrat took out a pencil and paper, wrote something down, and replaced it in his pocket.

He then addressed Mufti Shafi’ Sahib,
“Mufti Sahib, what have I just done?”

Hadhrat Mufti Sahib replied,
“Hadhrat you took out a pencil and paper, jotted down something and replaced it in your pocket.”

Hadhrat Thanwi (ra) then drew Mufti Sahib’s attention to and pointed out the wisdom of his action, he said,
“Something was repeatedly coming to mind and the apprehension that I may forget it caused my heart to be totally absorbed by it.”

“Having written it down, I have removed the weight that bore so heavily on my heart, vacating my heart for Allah.”

Sunnats of Entering and Exiting the Toilet – Part 2

February 3, 2011

Sunnats And Dua’s Upon Entering And Exiting the Toilet – Part 2

7.        Before entering the toilet, remove any ring etc, upon which any Aayat or the name of Rasulullah (Prophet Muhammad) is visible (Nasai).

8.        When relieving oneself do not face the Qiblah nor turn the back towards it.

9.        When relieving one’s self, do not speak except out of absolute necessity. Also, do not engage in any zikr whilst in the toilet.

10.     Be extremely careful and ensure that droplets of urine and stool do not splash upon one as most of the punishment of the grave is due to not protecting oneself from urine splashes.

11.     Do not touch the private parts with the right hand during istinjaa’. Use the left hand for this purpose.

12.     Where a toilet is not available, relieve one’s self behind some barrier so that one is not exposed to others.

13.     Search for soft ground (when relieving oneself in the open) so that the urine does not splash but is rather absorbed into the ground.

14.     Sit and urinate. Do not urinate while standing.

15.     After urinating, if one needs to dry himself he should do so behind some barrier (i.e. wall etc.)

16.     Perform Wudhu according to the Sunnat at home.

17.     Perform the Sunnats  at home before going to the  Masjid.  If there is no time for this, the same could be performed in the Masjid.

Note: In today’s times, due to Sunnats being neglected, it is preferable to perform them in the Masjid.

Source: Beautiful Sunnats of the Beloved Nabi

Author: Hazrat Mawlana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar (DB)

Pushing Away or Pulling Closer?

January 21, 2011

Which problem is a test from Allah or a punishment due to sins?

Hakeem-ul-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (RA) once mentioned,

“That difficulty or restraint which causes the difficulty to increase or intensify is surely a punishment from Allah brought upon due to sinning.  However if it promotes the development of a deeper connection with Allah, contentment in the heart, and peace of mind, then in reality that is not a difficulty, problem or restraint.  Even though it may appear to be problematic, things which may appear to trials and tribulations externally are in reality a means of causing one’s rank to elevate and test to prove one’s love.”

– Ma’athir Hakeem-ul-Ummat, page 390


January 14, 2011

153. A child was brought forth to Hadhrat Thanwi (RA) so Hadhrat Thanwi (RA) may recite something and blow onto the child for the protection of the child.  As soon as the child was handed over to Hadhrat Thanwi (RA), the child started to scream and cry.  Hadhrat Thanwi (RA) then said, “The absence of knowledge and understanding is an astonishing thing.  It makes a beneficial thing seem harmful.  This child was brought here for its benefit but is has become uneasy.  Similarly is the case with Allah and us.   His attitude towards us is one of utmost mercy, but we become uneasy and scream.  We all should be able to derive a lesson from this.”

Irshadat-e-Thanwi (RA), Malfuzaat #153.


January 6, 2011

Hazrat Haji Sahib (RA) said that when a ruler becomes displeased with someone’s presence (in his court) then will he allow that person to enter again? Never! So when you offer one Salah and thereafter receive guidance to offer the next Salah then understand that your first Salah has been accepted and you are also from the accepted ones!

Irshadat-e-Thanwi, malfuz #154.