Detrimental connections

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It is an essential for the seeker to curtail his/her social connections in order to establish and develop a real, strong and ever-growing relationship with Allah.

Hakim al Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) said,

‘Solitude (khalwa) protects from involvement in sinful activities. Provided this solitude is accompanied with the safeguard of eyes, ears and heart  (from seeing, hearing or thinking about anything impermissible).

(In solitude) Purposefully one should not think about anything other than Allah. If random thoughts come then busy yourself in remembrance of Allah and cast them away.   This type of solitude will indeed save one from involvement in sinful activities.’

“Individuals who do not have (daily) scheduled time for solitude gradually lose the spiritual luminosity of their hearts.’

On how to achieve this in one’s daily life practically, he added,

‘Do everything on its scheduled time.

The (permissible) worldly affairs on their time and the daily spiritual recitations and activities (wird) on the time allotted for them.

Even occasionally involve yourself in appropriate and succinct humor to entertain and please a fellow Muslim’s heart.

In this way all things will move together, otherwise, in complete solitude sometimes the enthusiasm and aspiration becomes weak. And without them it is difficult to proceed.’

Shariat wa tariqat, page 257

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  1. Sunniforum

    As-salāmu ‘alaykum

    Regarding fatwa of Mufti Taqi Usmani on digital photography

    There are certain conditions that Hazrat Mufti Taqi Usmani Sb Db has mentioned with this ruling a number of times in various discussions.

    One of them, anything that is impermissible to see in real life is also prohibited in video and digital photography. And its a clear ruling of Shariah that looking at Na Mahram is impermissible for both men and women. How then can the women be allowed to see the Imams on screens?

    Hazrat has mentioned a number of times that video and digital photography is permissible only where necessary and his ruling should not be an excuse to make photography a common practice as many people are doing here in Pakistan.

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