Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wisdom of Hazrat Luqmaan

The story is told that when Luqmaan's (A.S.) Master bought him, the other slaves looked upon him as being despicable. One day the Master sent all of them into the garden to pick fruit. All the slaves started eating the fruit. They ate to their heart's delight and went to inform the Master that Hazrat Luqmaan (A.S.) had eaten the fruit. This made the Master very much displeased with Luqmaan (A.S.).

Hazrat Luqmaan (A.S.) advised the Master: "Please investigate this matter thoroughly. I did not eat the fruit. I will tell you of a plan which will prove who the culprits were. The whole truth will become clear to you. Make preparations for hunting".

From the stable the Master ordered that horses be brought. The Master sat down on his horse. Then Hazrat Luqmaan (A.5.) said: "Proceed speedily in the direction of the desert. But before you proceed give everyone of the slaves, warm water to drink. Let everyone drink himself to the full with warm water. Very soon you will discover who the real culprits are".

The result was that when those who had eaten the fruit were forced to run along, the quick movements caused them to start vomiting. That was because after drinking hot water, the fast movements caused their stomachs to become even more heated. Moreover the path they trod which led to the desert was an uneven one, with ups and downs. This made vomiting unavoidable. In the vomit, the signs of their having eaten the fruit was quite clear, because the time which passed since they had eaten was too short for the fruit to be digested. Hazrat Luqmaan (A.S.) did not vomit as there was no fruit in his stomach.
Through the wise plan of Hazrat Luqmaan (A.S.) all the slaves were put to shame and were embarrassed. The Master became very pleased with the wisdom of the plan and as a result

Luqmaan (A.S.) became a favourite of the Master. Maulana Rumi (R.A.) says:

"When such is the wisdom of Luqmaan (AS.), Imagine the wisdom of the True Master of all".
source: Maulana Yunus Patel

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Wrath of Allah

Allah becomes very angry whenever someone regards a sin as minute. There was a man named Damut i among the Bani Israel. Once he was walking outside his town when he came upon a small inlet that was surrounded by barren trees and there was hardly any vegetation. He began thinking that it would be very pretty if there were waterfalls and fruit trees to beautify the scenery.

Allah sent ilham (inspiration) upon him saying, “Damut, have you left my servitude and become my advisor that you point out blemishes in My Creation?” Hadrat Damut i became terrified, and at that point decided that he would punish himself by not eating until he received ilham from Allah granting him forgiveness.

A few days passed in this state, and Hadrat Damut i had not eaten. There was a function at someone’s house and so he brought food for Hadrat Damut i. Hadrat Damut i refused to eat despite much insistence. After much persuasion as to why, he finally told the townspeople the reason why he was not eating. Hearing this one of them said, “This is not such a serious matter. Please eat and we will bear amongst ourselves whatever punishment Allah i may send.”

At once Allah inspired Hadrat Damut i with the following; “My beloved, leave this town now, for I want the crush these people within the earth.” How can anyone claim to be a servant of Allah and then dare to say that he can withstand Allah’s punishment? The Holy Quran says that Allah’s punishment is indeed terrible.

The Messenger of Allah would be grieved whenever the Holy Quran talked about the result of previous nations that disobeyed. He used to worry constantly about his own nation. The Sahabah noticed some white hairs in his beard and commented, “Your hair have become white O Messenger of Allah.” The Messenger of Allah replied, “Surah Hud has made me old.” Allah says in the Holy Quran that there is only destruction for the people of Thamud. The Prophet would become frightened and worried about his nation because of such verses. Hence the believer remains in constant fear of destruction being written for him.

The common people remain scared because of their sins, whereas the pious and those close to Allah are scared because of their good deeds, always begging forgiveness because they are not worthy of being presented to Allah. Allah says that He has created life and death so that He may test who does good deeds. We have been told to do good deeds, but our prayers are hurried because we are thinking about work, our study of the Holy Quran and Hadith is short and infrequent because we get “tired” and have so much else to do. Yes we are fulfilling the command of doing good deeds, but what value do these kinds of deeds have when presented in front of the Master of all creation?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Treatment of Cataract from the Quran

Treatment of Cataract from the Quran

One of the Swiss pharmaceutical companies has started producing a new medicine called “Medicine of Quran” which allows the treatment of cataract without surgery. As the newspaper Ar-Raya, published in Qatar writes, “this drug which was synthesised by an Egyptian doctor Abdul Basit Muhammad from the secretions of human sweat glands and has an effectiveness of 99 per cent with absolutely no side effects, was registered in Europe and the United States. It is also reported that one of the Swiss companies produces the new drug in the form of liquid and eye drops .

The source of inspiration is Surah(chapter) Yusuf. Dr Abdul Basit Muhammad emphasised that he obtained his inspiration from Surah Yusuf and said: “ Once in the morning, I was reading Surah(chapter) Yusuf. My attention lingered over the 84th and successive ayats (verses).

"Go with this shirt of mine, and cast it over the face of my father, he will become clear-sighted, and bring to me all your family" (Qur'an 12:93)

They tell that Prophet Yakub who was mourning his son Yusuf (peace be upon them) in sadness and grief got his eyes turned white and later when people cast over the sorrowful father’s face, the shirt of his son Yusuf, vision returned to him and he was able to see again.Here I started pondering. What could be there in the shirt of Yusuf? Finally I arrived at the decision that nothing except sweat could be on it. I concentrated my thoughts over the sweat and its composition. Then I proceeded to the laboratory for research.
I carried out a series of experiments on rabbits. The results turned out to be positive. Later I performed treatment on 250 patients by administering the drug twice a day for two weeks. Finally I achieved 99 per cent success and said to myself: “ This is the miracle of the Quran” Dr Abdul Basit Muhammad presented the results of his research to appropriate institutions in Europe and the United States dealing with patenting of new discoveries for consideration. After tests and research were performed, he finalised a contract with a Swiss company on the production of the medicine on the condition that the package should clearly mention-“Medicine of Quran.” In the words of the Egyptian scientist, the company accepted his condition and started producing the new drug. (Courtesy-Ar-Raya, Qatar)
Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'an-e-Kareem: We send down from the Qur'an that which is a healing and mercy to those who believe)(QURAAN 17:82)

Protection against blindness:
Recite three times morning and evening: "Subhaanallaahil- azeemi wa bihamdihi wala hauwla wala quwwata illa billaah" : "Pure and sublime is Allah. The Mighty and Praise belongs only to Him. There is no Power to save from sins, nor strength to accomplish good but with the Help of Allah." (From:"Morning & Evening Duaas")

Strengthening the eye-sight(from Qur'an):
Recite this verse three times after every salaah(prayer) for strengthening of eye-sight: "Laqad kunta fie ghaflatim min haadha fakashafna anka ghitaa-aka fabasurakal hadeed": "(It will be said) Thou wast heedless of this, now We have removed thy veil, And sharp is thy sight this day !" (From: "Remedies from the Holy Qur'an.")

Monday, May 28, 2007

Compilation of the Qur'an

The Qur'an is the Holy Book of Islam. It is the word of God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, over a period of 23 years (from 610 to 633 CE) through the angel Jibreel (Gabriel). The Qur'an is still in its original form as it was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

During the time of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, the Qur'an was mainly preserved through memorization. Hundreds of Companions of the Prophet, were huffaz, or memorizers of the whole Qur'an and had memorized the Qur'an without any mistakes. But the Qur'an was also preserved through writing.

Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, made special arrangements to have it written down. When Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to receive a revelation, he dictated it to a Companion, who wrote it down on anything that was available: bark, stone, bones, leaves, etc. The companion then read, what he had written, to the Prophet. If there were any mistakes, Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, would correct it and then let it be brought before everyone. Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, also told the order of the verses, etc, and they were written accordingly.

So, in the days of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, one copy of the Qur’an existed of what he had gotten written under his personal supervision. It was not in book form but in different parchments. Other Companions also had collections of the Qur'an for their personal record but no standard copy of the Qur'an in book form existed.

Hadith About Reading From a Transcript

Some people argue that the Qur'an was not written at all during the time of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. This is not true as there are many Hadith, or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, that indicate that the Qur'an did exist in written form during the time of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. For example, the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, has said:

“If anyone recites the Qur'an without seeing the transcription, the reward is one thousand times, and if he reads it from the transcription, the reward is two thousand times.”

This Hadith shows that Companions did possess written copies of the Quran during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

Compilation in the Khilafah of Abu Bakr

After Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, died in 633 CE, Sayyidna Abu Bakr, Radi-Allahu anhu, became the Khalifah (caliph). The need of the compilation of the whole Qur’an in the form of a Book was seen. In the battle of Yamamah and other battles, many huffaz were martyred. Sayyidna Umar, Radi-Allahu anhu, noticed this and went to the Khalifah, and told him about this matter. At first Sayyidna Abu Bakr, Radi-Allahu anhu, hesitated in doing something that the Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, hadn’t done but then, seeing the importance of this, he agreed.

Then Sayyidna Zayd bin Thabit, Radi-Allahu anhu, was called. Hazrat Zayd bin Thabit, Radi-Allahu anhu, used to write the Qur'an for the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, during his time. At first, Sayyidna Zayd, Radi-Allahu anhu, refused to do so but then, he, too, agreed.

The compilation of the Qur'an started, with Sayyidna Zayd bin Thabit, Radi-Allahu anhu, in charge. Lots of companions, including himself had memorized the whole Qur'an and so the Qur'an could have easily been written down from memory. There were also complete collections of the verses of the Holy Qur'an available with many companions. But Sayyidna Zayd bin Thabit, Radi-Allahu anhu, knew he had to be careful. He used both methods by collecting verses that were written during the time of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam and also using memory. He followed four steps.

First he verified the verse with his own memory.

Sayyidna Umar, Radi-Allahu anhu, who was a Hafiz, was also in charge of the project and he verified it, too.

Then, before the verse could be accepted, the two reliable witnesses had to testify that it was written in the presence of Prophet Muhammad Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

After that, written verses were collated with the collections of different Companions.

The purpose of this method was so that the utmost care be taken in the transcription of the Qur'an, and rather then rely on memory, it should be transcribed from verses that were written in the presence of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

It was this way that the Qur'an was compiled. In this copy, all Surahs were written separately. The purpose of this transcription was to prepare an organized document with the endorsement of the whole Ummah so that reference could be made to it when required. The transcripts stayed with Sayyidna Abu Bakr, Radi-Allahu anhu. After his death in 634 CE they were passed on to the second Khalifah Sayyidna Umar, Radi-Allahu anhu. And after Sayyidna Umar, Radi-Allahu anhu, they were given to his daughter, Hazrat Hafsah, Radi-Allahu anha.

Compilation in the Khilafah of Sayyidna Uthman

When Sayyidna Uthman, Radi-Allahu anhu, became Khalifah in 644 CE, Islam had spread to far areas such as Iran and Byzantine. People who accepted Islam learned how to read the Qur'an from Muslim soldiers, traders and other Muslims. There are seven different ways to recite the Qur'an and different Companions had learned it from the Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, in different recitals. People though that only their way of reciting was correct and started disputing with other people. Sayyidna Uthman, Radi-Allahu anhu, accomplished the feat of making the Qur'an’s recitation standard.

First, Sayyidna Uthman, Radi-Allahu anhu, borrowed the first copy of the Holy Qur'an from Hafsah, Radi-Allahu anha. He then formed a group of four companions, Sayyidna Zayd bin Thabit, Abdullah bin Zubayr, Saeed ibn al Aas, and Abdur Rahman bin Harith Radi-Allahu anhuma. The group had the task of making transcripts of the original copy and also to put the Surahs in sequence. Other companions were also called upon to help them.

After having these standard transcripts prepared, all other transcripts were burnt, so that all copies of the Qur'an become uniform in script and the sequence of Surahs, leaving no room for differences. The copy produced by Sayyidna Uthman, Radi-Allahu anhu, is still extant. All copies of the Qur'an available today in the world are exactly identical to the Uthmani Version, which was completed less than twenty years after the death of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

Later some improvements were made in the Arabic script, like the adding of dots and diacritical marks, to make it easier for non-Arabs to read, but of course, the text of the Qur'an has remained, and will remain the same forever.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Big News

2 big items dominating the news recently: Missing Madeleine and certain Chocolates going haram. In fact the chocolates issue is big, the emails are doing the rounds filling up inboxes, texts flying about, forums on fire with the subject and its the latest 'have you heard?' words on Muslim tongues.

First of all, I dont see what all the fuss about the chocolate issue is, its not like we need them like we do air to survive. We read and hear all the while how we shouldn't have love for Dunyah, material things etc. Doesn't our behaviour give us a thing or two to reflect upon and ponder over?
Two, have people actually checked with Shuyukhs, Muftis, Ulama etc as to what this actually means?

Anyway I found the following post via Ehklas blog, enjoy...

For those who have studied Usul al-Fiqh, the different ways of textual interpretation–accepted, rejected, and differed upon–are known. However, there appears to be a new mode of textual interpretation:

“Imagined Indications of Blog Entries” (dilalat al-blog al-wahmiyya)

Let it be known that such indications are mere imagination, and not an acceptable source of deriving one’s religious understanding–and not a sound means of determining one’s religious conduct.

A number of people, from what I understand, saw a recent entry on Mars bars and deduced that, (1) Mars bars are now haram; (2) rennet is haram; (3) “Shaykh Faraz says so.”

None of these are true. I don’t know Mars bars to be haram, because rennet isn’t Haram in the Hanafi school. There is some detail: Please search SunniPath Answers ( for related answers, insha’Allah.

Imam Nawawi relates in the opening chapter of his Sahih that Abd Allah ibn Mubarak said, “Verily, this matter is your deen, so look carefully as to whom you take your religion from.”

In our times, one can add: Look carefully as to how you take your religion.

source: Seekers Digest

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


In the darkness of the day we frown
From the sky the rain pours down

We feel miserable and glum
To imprisonment in our homes we succumb

Wake up from this surreal plight
Open up the Qur'an and begin to recite

In gratitude for the (Mercy) rain
The pleasure of Allah strive to attain.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Excellence of Zikr

Abu Hurayra and Abu Sa'id reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,
"No people sit remembering Allah, the Mighty and Exalted, without the angels surrounding them and mercy covering them and tranquillity descending on them and Allah mentioning them to those who are with Him." [Muslim]

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Valley Full of Gold

Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,
"If the son of Adam possessed a valley full of gold he would want to have two valleys, yet his mouth will only be filled by earth. Allah turns towards those who turn in repentance."
[Agreed upon]

Monday, May 07, 2007

Dr Abdul Hayy Arifi

(1316 – 1406 H/1898 – 1986 CE)

Early Life & Education

Being a descendant of Sayiddena Abu Bakr as-Siddique radhi Allahu anhu, he was born in conservative middle class family in Uttar Pradesh, India in 1316/1898. At seven years of age he completed the Holy Quran and started school. Eventually he graduated in 1923 from MAO College, at Aligarh. Furthermore, he studied law at Lucknow University earning the certification for L.L.B.

From 1926 till 1935 he practiced law at various places. However, due to certain reasons he had to terminate his law career. He studied Homeopathic Medicine in 1936 and continued to practice it till his death in 1986 at Karachi.

Relationship with Hakeemul Ummat ra

Hazrat Dr. Abdul Hayy Arifi ra had been in contact with Hakeemul Ummat Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi ra since 1917. At that time his paternal grandmother and some other family members had become mureed of Hazrat Thanwi ra. However, it was from 1923 (at 25 years of age) that Dr. Abdul Hayy ra himself started serious efforts of islah (self reformation). In 1927 he became a mureed. This relationship developed and matured over time till the death of Hakeemul Ummat Mawlana Ashraf Ali sahib ra in 1943.

During this duration he corresponded regularly with his Sheikh on matters relating to tareeq (path). He visited Thana Bhawan often to be in company of his Sheikh. His sincerity, enthusiasm and devotion for islah and taqwa soon gained Hakeemul Ummat ra’s attention. In 1935 received the khilafat (license) to initiate and train others.

After the passing away of Hakeemul Ummat ra’s Hazrat Arifi ra maintained close ties with his senior khulafa, like Khawaja Azizul Hasan majzoob, Mawlana Abdul Ghani Phulpuri, Mufti Mohammad Shafi’, Allama Sayyid Suleman Nadwi and Baba Najam Ahsan rehmatullah alehey ajmaeen.

As Qutub ul Irshad

Out living all these shuyukh, in his last years Hazrat Arifi ra seems to have been selected by Allah SWT for propagating His message and performing the Prophetic task of ‘tazkiya’ (cleansing the morals from blame worthy traits and developing praise worthy characteristics).

Many people around the world benefited from him. His advice and counseling guided many stray, deviant or perplexed individuals towards Allah SWT’s pleasure seeking life. And many fortunate persons gained a perpetual, sustainable and mutually congenial relationship with Allah SWT (nisbat-e-batini) under his close supervision and training.

Hazrat Arifi ra lived a very active life till the end. He demonstrated exemplary punctuality for his routine. He attended his clinic regularly. There he had a daily brief gathering for the seekers (talibeen). A weekly meeting was reserved for those traversing the sulook and another majlis was for the general masses. He also served as the nazim (Superior-in command) of Darul Uloom Karachi during his last years.

Having lived a productive life Hazrat Arifi ra breathed his last after a brief illness on Rajab 1406 (27 March 1986) at Karachi. His janazah prayer was led by Sayyidi wa sanadi Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani sahib db. He was buried in the graveyard of Darul Uloom.


Summarizing Hazrat Arifi’s teachings Sidi wa sanadi Hazrat Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani sahib db said: The outstanding feature of Hazrat’s training was that he delivered individuals from the fear of strenuous struggles and feats (assumed to be necessary to attain relationship with Allah SWT). He gave them hope. Bringing about a change in their thought process (that is, every action is done for the pleasure of Allah SWT) using succinct advice.

Here we provide few samples of those advices:

1. Sidi wa sanadi Hazrat Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani sahib db said: My Sheikh (Arifbillah Dr. Abdul Hayy Arifi ra) used to tell us, “Talk to Allah SWT”

Tell Him, “O Allah! I was involved in all these bad deeds, now I have taken the step to reform. Some of the sins I gave up but giving up the rest of them is becoming difficult for me due to the overpowering by my lower-self (nafs), shaytan, environment and my circumstances.

You alone can remove these overwhelming factors. It is not within my capability to do so. O Allah! Please, remove these crushing obstacles or else do not reprimand me in hereafter regarding them.”

Talk to Allah SWT like this. You will find out how things work up for the best and how you are saved from the sins by Allah SWT.

2. Instructions for good means: to tell someone a beneficial thing for his advantage. If this well-wishing intention is not there then it is arrogance (kibr) (and not amr bil ma’ruf).

3. The Four Marvelous Gems:

Arif billah Dr. Abdul Hayy Arifi ra pointed out that any given moment in a salik’s (person traversing the path) life only four states can exist. They are;

Either, he is happy and content from his present situation, or
He is unhappy and distressed by things happening against his wishes, or
He is guilty of a mistake or a sin committed, or
He is worried about anticipated future mishaps or disasters
There can not be a fifth sate.

For each of these if he develops the habit of practicing the following he will be in a perpetual state of remembrance.

For first state, he thanks Allah SWT for these bounties. Bearing in mind that he did not deserved them and it was only the mercy of Allah SWT to grant them. And Allah SWT is capable of taking them away at any time. This is thankfulness (shukkur).

For the second, he is patient. He understands that Allah SWT knows what’s best for him and He decides accordingly. I with my limited knowledge, insight and experience can not decide this. This is Patience (sabr).

For the mistake, he repents. Fulfilling the three criteria for repentance. That are, he is remorseful, he leaves the sin immediately and finally he pledges never to commit it again. This is Repentance (taubah).

Finally for the future worries he takes refuge in Allah SWT. Asking His help and protection for such calamity. This is taking refuge (istiaza).

One who develops the routine of practicing these praise worthy actions appropriately, he is in constant contact with Allah SWT.

4. An individual enthusiastically informed Hazrat Arif-billah Dr. Abdul Hayy Arifi ra that by Allah SWT’s grace he had attained the station of Ihsan. That is, worshipping Allah SWT as though you see Him and if that is not possible as though He sees you.

Hazrat Arifi qaddas sirrahu congratulated and encouraged him. And then inquired that if this ihsan was attained only in namaz or it was also present at other times, like dealing with house hold members especially wife.

The individual looked in bewilderment and informed that he thought this ihsan was only meant to be limited to namaz.

Hazrat Arifi ra explained to the audience in detail that this is a common mistake. We tend to limit deen to formal acts of worship (ibadaat). Our all other activities seem to be independent of the fact that each and every moment of our life we are as much a slave of Allah SWT as in namaz.

The genuine ihsan is perpetual. The slave is aware that he is being watched and he will be accountable for whatever he does. Hence, he has utmost respect and does not do any thing inappropriate.

5. Special effort should be made to keep a beautiful attitude towards one’s wife.

She has adopted your companionship leaving her parents, siblings and other close relatives. You have to compensate her for all these caring relationships by loving her dearly.

If you are patient on anything hurtful from her you will be rewarded (by Allah SWT). Her inappropriate attitude can not be corrected by your anger and wrath. The best way to achieve that is to control your anger completely at that moment. And some time later (at an appropriate occasion) gently and with compassion let her know the mistake she made. (With this approach) even if she has a grain of aptitude for correction, she will accept your counsel and reform herself.

6. There is a physical puberty and similarly there is a spiritual puberty.

It is difficult to realize the exact timing of the physical puberty. However, it is the natural human phenomenon that a time comes when this stage is reached and functions associated with it start appearing. Similar is case with spiritual puberty.

Body needs food and nutrition for growth and development to reach the physical puberty.

In the same way spirit needs nutrition for its growth and eventual puberty.

What is this food & nutrition for the spirit?

It is being thoroughly steadfast on mustahabbat (recommendable), nawafil (optional extra) works and excessive zikir (remembrance) (i.e. after fulfilling faraiz, wajibat and sunun to the best of one’s ability).

If these are provided, the spirit (batin) continues to nourish and grow. Eventually a stage is reached when the capabilities of heart and spirit are so developed that the Salik (traveler on the path of sulook) attains spiritual puberty. In other words it can be expressed as nisbat-e-batini (ta’luq ma’ Allah/Love of Allah SWT) is achieved. This bounty is a pure gift from Allah SWT and is not dependent on salik’s own effort.

Shirkat e bazam muhasir un kay karam per hay magar Meri jabeen to ho chuki waqaf e neyaz e sang e dar

7. “Shaytan has three ‘ع’ (the Arabic letter ‘ain (. Meaning that He is a devout worshipper (‘abid( عابد [prayed for thousands of years prior to slipping]
He is a tremendous scholar (‘alimعالم) [Former teacher/instructor of other angles]
He is a great Gnostic (‘arif/عارف) [Evident by his attitude at the time of Allah SWT’s wrath. He knew that if he makes a request even at this moment of fall it will be accepted]

But he lacks the fourth ‘ainع ’. That is, he is not a true lover ((عاشق. If he had been a true lover he would have surely prostrated (to Hazrat Adam alehes salaam, on Allah SWT’s order without any reservations. The lover does as the Beloved commands!)

Brothers! We neither want to be mere worshippers nor only Gnostics.

We only want to be sincere lovers.

We want to be true lovers; because it is due to this that our bond and relationship with Allah SWT can never be cut off.

And for this, Allah SWT has told us to follow the example of His beloved messenger salallaho alehey wa ‘alehi wasalam. For whoever follows his noble example he becomes Allah SWT’s beloved.


In addition to eighteen homeopathic medicine publications, he compiled the following books:

Uswa-e-Rasool e Akram salallaho alehey wasalam: This is a practical manual or a hand book. It details all the Sunnah of Holy Prophet salallaho alehey wasalam. Making the following of Sunnah simple.

Maasir e Hakeemul Ummat ra: This is a biography of Hakeemul Ummat Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi ra. It portrays Hakeemul Ummat ra’s specific manner, style, elegance, states and tastefulness regarding the path (tareeq) thoroughly in a unique way. An essential reading for all.
Basair e Hakeemul Ummat ra: This is a text book of Tasawwuf. It is compilation of extracts from the marvelous works of Hakeemul Ummat ra. Absolutely indispensable for each and every Salik.

Ma’arif e Hakeemul Ummat ra: Another compilation from Hakeemul Ummat ra’s unique and important teachings.

Jawahir e Hakeemul Ummat ra: Another compilation from Hakeemul Ummat ra’s unique and important teachings particularly related to Tasawwuf.

Islahul Muslimeen: Another compilation from Hakeemul Ummat ra’s unique and important teachings especially related to implementing deen fully in contemporary westernized society.

Fihrist talefat e Hakeemul Ummat ra: A detailed list of all the 1072 publications of Hakeemul Ummat Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi ra.

Ihkam e mayyit: Detailed rulings on matters related to terminal illness, death, burial etc. as per Hanafi fiqh. Reviewed and authenticated by Mufti Rafi’ Usmani db.

Ma’amoolat e yomiya wa muktasar nisab e islah: A daily program (wird) and a concise syllabus for reformation. An essential primer for mureedeen.

Seerat conferenso kay leay lamha fikeria: A sincere and solemn admonition for the contemporary gatherings held, particularly in month of Rabiulawal to discuss the life of Holy Prophet salallaho alehey wasalam. It particularly identifies the lack of serious devotion in such events. As is witnessed by open ridicule of the explicit teachings of the Holy Prophet salallaho alehey wasalam in these very events.

Intabah khusoosi: Based on the command of Holy Prophet salallaho alehey wasalam to a pious person in repeated dreams, another serious advice for abandoning the prevalent sins and transgressions and repenting sincerely.

Sihba-e-sukhan: Urdu poetry. Verses reflecting the experiences of an insightful, true traveler on the path. Speech of yearning heart of a pure devotee and sincere lover of Allah SWT.

source: Ashrafiya