Moulding the Character in Childhood

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Most people are not particular about giving their children an Islamic upbringing. Such people generally say, “The children are still small.” However, it should be remembered that the good values instilled in childhood are firmly embedded in the child and remain …

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The Importance of Earning Halaal

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: Aspects of halaal and haram are extremely important. Someone asked Imaam Muhammad (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), the leading student of Imaam Abu Haneefah (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) that why have you not written any kitaab on tasawwuf, whereas you have written many kitaabs? He replied that the …

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Not Causing any Inconvenience to One’s Seniors

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: If a person is addressed by any of his seniors (e.g. his parents, ustaads, sheikh, etc), then it is extremely disrespectful for him to ignore the senior and intentionally not reply to him. Similarly, it is disrespectful for him to answer …

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Studying the Lives of the Pious Predecessors

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: My beloved friends! You should make it a point to continuously study and read kitaabs on the lives of our pious predecessors. Even though the blessed era of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is distant and has long passed, our pious predecessors …

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