Hadhrat Abu Sulaimaan Daaraaee (rahmatullah alayh) said:
Everything has its corrosion. Eating to the degree of satiation is the corrosion of the heart's purity. Ihtilaam (nocturnal discharge of semen) is a punishment for filling the stomach.
A man who eats his stomach full suffers six calamities: 1) He does not experience pleasure in Ibaadat. 2) His memory in remembering wisdom decreases. 3) He is unable to be affectionate to people. 4) Ibaadat is onerous on him. 5) His lust increases. 6) He is preoccupied with the toilet.
He said:A man in whose heart is noor (spiritual light) is angered by nafsaani desires. That noor separates him from the world and inclines him to the Aakhirah.
Abandonment of ego is called Tawaadhu' (humility). (As long as one thinks of oneself as being something, one lacks humility.) He who does not recognize his nafs does not understand the meaning of Tawaadhu'.
One who speaks without thinking always regrets.
Eating less, sleeping less and speaking less are the signs of a sincere taubah.
The Thikr of Allah effaces sins and His Ridhaa (being pleased with Him) severs vain hopes.
Extracted from: Scattered Pearls - Majlisul Ulama of South Africa
Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has advised that 'do not consider the world your home' is that in reality, do not regard your home to be your home; do not consider your wealth to be your wealth; do not consider your honour to be your honour; do not consider your children to be your children; and do not consider your wife as your wife. If we carefully examine the underlying message, every conceivable thing where the heart develops an inclination and attachment to are included. Hazrat Thaanwi رحمه الله says that it is as if the meaning of the admonition of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم is, "To what extent do I go on enumerating all such entities."
Very simply is that we never consider anything as belonging to us. Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahib رحمه الله mentions a Hadith:
من احب دنياه أضر باخرته ومن احب أخرته أضر بدنياه فأثروا ما يبقى على يفنى
'He who loves this world, does harm to his Aakhirah; and he who loves his Aakhirah does (seem to) harm his worldly interests. So give preference to what is everlasting over that which is short-lived.' (Mishkāt)
Hazrat Sheikh رحمه الله comments that irrespective of how long a man may live, his life must inevitably end and however massive a person's fortune may be, he will have to lose it one day. It will either be spent and wasted during his life or he will die leaving it behind. The Aakhirah is everlasting and the bounties are eternal. Therefore, if man has a little sense, he should prefer the eternal to that which is short-lived.
Hadhrat Mufti Rashid Ahmad Ludhyaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alayh)
Once, a person from northern Nazimabad (Karachi) came to Hadhrat Mufti Rashid Sahib. The man had a white beard, was old and apparently pious and Shar’i conscious. He was very affluent as well. He also said that Hadhrat Mufti Sahib was a distant relative of his. He requested Hadhrat to perform the nikaah of his son and join the groom’s party for the nikaah.
“The curse of photography in nikaah gatherings is widespread. Therefore, I do not go (to nikaahs).”
The man gave assurance that there will be no photography.
“If whilst performing the nikaah photographs are taken then I will immediately get up and walk away. Think carefully now, lest you become perturbed at your honour being wrecked.”
By Sheikh Abdur-Rahmaan bin Naasir bin Barraak bin Ibrahim Al-Barraak
All praises to Allah Ta’ala, Who sent His Rasool with guidance and the Deen (religion) of Haq (truth) to make it triumph over all religions, although those who associate others with Allah dislike it. May Allah shower His Peace and Blessings upon him (the Rasool) and upon his family, companions and followers.
Among the things in which all and sundry have fallen prey to and have become crazy about, is taking pictures with the cell phone, which is in the hand or pocket of men and women, young and old.
Thus, it is possible for them to take pictures of everyone, every scene and situation, whether a public scene or private, beneficial or non-beneficial.
Sometimes a picture is taken of some people’s personal and private things. Sometimes, it is not permissible to take pictures on account of the harm that ensues in the wake of taking the picture, leaving aside the ruling of picture taking (pictography).
There are a host of evils and wrongs which ensue in the wake of pictography with the cell phone. From among them are the following:
Opposing the Nusoos (clear-cut verdicts) of the Hadith which show the prohibition of picture-taking, and which sounds a severe warning (against it) and cursing the picture takers. The justification of the (erroneous) interpreters and the following of vain desires are the origin of every evil which has befallen the Ummah, from ancient to modern times. If the justifier is a Mujtahid in Ilm (knowledge), he is ma’zoor (excused), but the one who follows his vain desires is sinful and unexcused. The minimum (ruling) in regard to this pictography which many people have fallen prey to and which has been halaalized on the basis of some vagaries is that it is Mushtabah (doubtful).But, Rasulullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam has stated:
“Whoever abstains from doubtful matters has verily exonerated himself in his Deen and his honour. And those involved in doubtful things will fall into Haraam.”
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وعن حكيم بن حزام رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: "اليد العليا خير من اليد السفلى، وابدأ بمن تعول، وخير الصدقة عن ظهر غنى ومن يستعفف يعفه الله، ومن يستغن يغنه الله” (متفق عليه)
Hakim bin Hizam (Radiallahu Anhu) reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "The upper hand is better than the lower one; and begin (charity) with those who are under your care; and the best charity is (the one which is given) out of surplus; and he who wishes to abstain from begging will be protected by Allah; and he who seeks self- sufficiency will be made self-sufficient by Allah."