Preparing for Ramadan 8

  Practice focusing on the actions of the Heart. Do not do any action without a proper intention. Abstain from all the blame worthy morals. No anger, arrogance, belittling caustic remarks, etc. It is strange to abstain from otherwise halal (lawful food) and commit an act which is always haram (forbidden). Try to do most […]

Preparing for Ramadan 7

To get motivated and organized, read the discourses of Hakeem ul Ummat ra regarding Ramadan (Mawaiz-e-Ashrafiya volume : Barakat e Ramadan) and listen to the talks of Sayyidi wa sandi db on how to prepare for the holy month.

Preparing for Ramadan 5

Make special effort to follow as many as possible Sunnah in daily activities. Learn these and memorize the adiya e masnoon (dua) for particular occasions before hand. The book “Alaikum bi sunnati” by Mawlana Abdul Hakim Sukkharwi ra is a good, practical and handy resource for this.

Spiritual Proximity (qurb)

Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah protect & preserve him) was replying to the letters of spiritual aspirants. After reading a letter he addressed those sitting in his office, One of my friends (Shaikh usually uses this title for those seeking spiritual reformation (islah) under his supervision) is blessed with witnessing of the […]

Treatment for Pornography Addiction

A seeker wrote, I am writing in regards to a very serious problem that I reported earlier too. I am feel extremely ashamed to write about this but I have to disclose the gravity of the issue in detail. Ashrafiya replied,This feeling, discussion and attempt to improve a destructive condition is in itself a huge […]

Allah is our Wali

  5. اَنۡتَ وَلِيُّنَا فَاغۡفِرۡ لَـنَا وَارۡحَمۡنَا‌ وَاَنۡتَ خَيۡرُ الۡغَافِرِيۡنَ “You are our protector, so forgive us, and have mercy on us, and You are the best among those who forgive.” Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah protect & preserve him) explained that “wali” is one who knows the interests of someone, and safeguards those […]

Acknowledging one’s mistakes

4. رَبَّنَا ظَلَمۡنَاۤ اَنۡفُسَنَاسكتة وَاِنۡ لَّمۡ تَغۡفِرۡ لَـنَا وَتَرۡحَمۡنَا لَـنَكُوۡنَنَّ مِنَ الۡخٰسِرِيۡنَ‏ “Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and do not bless us with mercy, we shall, indeed, be among the losers.” Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah protect & preserve him) explained that before sending Adam (peace […]

Deviations in Deen

  رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ “Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate from the right path after You have given us guidance, and bestow upon us mercy from Your own. Surely, You, and You alone, are the One who bestows in abundance.” […]

Explanation of supplications from Munajat-e-Maqbool

  Translation: “Our Lord, do not hold us accountable, if we forget or make a mistake, and, Our Lord, do not place on us such a burden as You have placed on those before us, and, Our Lord, do not make us bear a burden for which we have no strength. And pardon us, and grant us forgiveness, […]