Malfoozat

Initiation of Bid’ah

Extracted from Malfoothaat of Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Rahmatullahi ‘Alaihi (Part 5, pg 57):A Wa’aiz (a professional lecturer who goes from place to place on lecture tours) came to the town Garhi (in India) and mentioned that a garment of Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam has reached the Madrasah in …

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The Straightforwardness of Hakimul Ummah

Discourses of Hakimul Ummat Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) Discourse Number: 376 I cannot compromise the essential rights of the service to the disciples merely due to uneasy feeling.In a series of conversations, he once said:Sometimes, I am tempted to think that people might perceive me as arrogant, …

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AHL-E-HAQQ AND AHL-E-BAATIL

Pg 60 of Malfoozaat (Part 7) of Hadhrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Rahmatullahi Alaihi contains: Nowadays a special ailment in people is that they advise the Ahl-e-Haqq to unite with Ahl-e-Baatil, but they do not similarly advise the Ahl-e-Baatil. Indeed their brains are ajeeb! (i.e. scandalously corrupt). They say that …

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NONSENSICAL TITLES

Nowadays considerable takallufaat (pretence show and futile ceremony) has become customary. We are witnessing the introduction of new titles. Someone is titled ‘Shaikhul Hadith’, and someone us called ‘Shaikhut Tafseer’. During the era of the Akaabir the degree of simplicity was such that the title, Maulana was restricted to only …

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An Absolutely Fascinating Incident

[The delegation of the government coming to Hazrat Thanwi (Rahmatullahi alaih) was touched upon in the foregoing passage. We deem it of immense benefit to reproduce the full account of this delegation’s meeting with Hazrat Thanwi (Rahmatullahi alaih) and the discussion that took place. The delegation consisted of the renowned …

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Offending Them Or Islam?

Hadhrat Moulana Maseehullah Rahmatullahi alaihi mentions: “To offend a person is nothing compared to offending the Deen (Islam) Here please note: If the next person is offended by some aspect of the shari’ah, then this is not called hurting his feelings. Also, if there is offence to the Din by …

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Teaching children their names and addresses

The following incident was mentioned in the book: Hadhrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) Sherwani His life and works On one occasion, a young child as well as other elders began pressing Hadhratjee’s feet. Hadhrat began asking the child a few questions: “What is your name? Who is your …

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In which Para (Juz) is Surah Faatihah?

A questioner once asked: “Surah Faatihah is part of which para? Sometimes it is written in ‘Amma para (30th juz) and sometimes in the Alif laam meem para (1st juz)?” Mufti Sahib: In which hadeeth is it clearly mentioned that this is the first, second or third para? Is there …

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