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.”
TIME IS THE CAPITAL OF YOUR LIFE WHICH IS PERMANENTLY DWINDLING...
"Your time should not be without any structure, such that you occupy yourself arbitrarily with whatever comes along.
Rather, you must take account of yourself and order your worship during the day and the night, assigning to each period of time an activity that must not be neglected nor replaced by another activity.
By this ordering of time, the blessing in time will show itself. A person who leaves himself without a plan as animals do, not knowing what he is to do at any given moment, will spend most of his time fruitlessly.
Your time is your life, and your life is your capital: by it you make your trade, and by it you will reach the eternal bounties in the proximity of Allah.
Every single breath of yours is a priceless jewel, because it is irreplaceable; once it is gone, there is no return for it.
So do not be like fools who rejoice each day as their wealth increases while their lives decrease. What good is there in wealth that increases while one’s lifespan decreases?
Do not rejoice except in an increase of knowledge or an increase of good works. Truly they are your two friends who will accompany you in your grave, when your spouse, your wealth, your children, and your friends will remain behind.”
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12 September 2017
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"A man asked Ali Radiallahu Anhu: "Which month do you order me to fast after the month of Ramadan?' He said to him, 'I have not heard anyone ask this except for a man whom I heard asking the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) while I was sitting with him. He said: "O Messenger of Allah! (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) Which month do you order me to fast after the month of Ramadan?" He said: "If you will fast after the month of Ramadan, then fast Al-Muharram, for indeed it is Allah's month in which there is a day that Allah accepted the repentance of a people, and in which He accepts the repentance of other people."