Dealing with non-mehram

  An individual asked the following question: There are many Muslims living and working in countries where there is widespread immodesty. Avoiding interaction with non-Mahram females is almost impossible for them. What should they do to avoid sins of the eyes? Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (May Allah protect & preserve him) replied: […]

Dealing with non-mehram

An individual asked the following question: There are many Muslims living and working in countries where there is widespread immodesty. Avoiding interaction with non-Mahram females is almost impossible for them. What should they do to avoid sins of the eyes?   Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (May Allah protect & preserve him) replied: […]

Helping for a righteous cause

Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah protect & preserve him) was recording the Tafsir of Surah Maidah. On reaching the following verse: وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَان “And help each other in righteousness and piety, and do not help each other in sin and aggression.” Shaykh explained: “Here, the […]

Correction regarding: Speaking without knowing the meaning

An individual came to meet Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah protect & preserve him) and introduced himself as “My Ism-e-Girami is xyz”. The Shaykh asked “What is the meaning of Girami?” The person remained quiet. Thereafter the Shaykh repeated “What is the meaning of Girami? If you don’t know, just say I don’t know. The person replied […]

Correction regarding: Speaking without knowing the meaning

An individual came to meet Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah protect & preserve him) and introduced himself as “My Ism-e-Girami is xyz”. The Shaykh asked “What is the meaning of Girami?” The person remained quiet. Thereafter the Shaykh repeated “What is the meaning of Girami? If you don’t know, just say I don’t know. The person replied […]

Dua after Adhan

After the adhan of Asar, it was noticed that Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani ( Allah preserve & protect him) recited more supplications than the well-known supplications to be recited after adhan. Shaykh commented: “You all must be reciting the Sunnah supplication after adhan. Besides that, it comes in a Hadith: “The supplication is not […]

Convenience

An individual enquired that some people are very particular and insistent about certain matters which are not explicitly specified in Shariah, e.g. whether to wear a watch on the left or right hand, whether the shirt should be sewn such that when buttoning it the right half is on top or the left half, etc. and some people specify some things to extra detail where […]

Dreams

Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani ( Allah preserve & protect him) was on the phone. It seemed that someone wanted to narrate a dream and request for interpretation. Shaykhexcused himself saying: “Brother! I don’t know interpretation of dreams!” Intekhab e Kaiseri, Ramadan 1440, DarulUloom Karachi office , post zohar majlis

Showing off

Somebody asked regarding getting random thoughts (wasawis) of riya (showing off). Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani ( Allah preserve & protect him) replied that riya is a volitional act. It is done, it does not happen by itself. So one should not be too worried about getting such stray random thoughts. However, there is a chance that […]

Before doing anything do this!

Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani ( Allah preserve & protect him) advised, “Do everything with Ikhlas (sincerity) and supplicating to Allah (ruju ilallah). Before starting any work, make dua: “Oh Allah! Give me the ability to do this work with sincerity and in a manner which is according to Your Pleasure.” Intekhab e […]

Remedy for Sins of eyesight

Replying to a letter from a seeker, sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah protect & preserve him) commented: “This person was involved in sins of the eyes. A solution was given which Alhamdulillah proved effective. He read the words of a pious elder to whom people complained: “Sir, immodesty has become widespread nowadays.” […]

Essential for Tasawwuf

Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani ( Allah preserve & protect him) advised: “Two things are necessary in Tareeq (Tasawwuf): 1. Ikhlas (sincerity) 2. Mudawamat (regularity) Mudawamat (regularity) is effective by itself. There is no alternative to being regular in one’s daily  ma’moolat (recitations, prayers, recitation of Quran, etc.) except by forcing oneself. Our respected teacher Maulana Rasheed Ahmad used to […]

Myanmar : Khalifa

It was learnt that Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve & protect him gave Ijazat-e-Baiyah to Hazrat Maulana Mufti Nur Muhammad Sahab (Allah protect him) of Burma (Myanmar). Someone had asked Hazrat Maulana last year as to whether Hazrat had given him Ijazat-e-Baiyah. Hazrat Maulana replied: “No no. I still have a long way to go for my Islah (moral […]

Company of pious

Grand-Mufti of Pakistan Mufti Mohammed Rafi’s (Allah protect & preserve him) book “My Shaikh Hazrat ‘Aarfi” was being read. The passage was about when Arifbillah Dr Abdul Hayy ‘Aarfi (Allah have mercy on him) gave Ijaza of Baiyah to Mufti Rafi’, and he wrote a letter to Shaikh ‘Aarfi thereafter. The letter included how Mufti […]