|ADVICES OF HAZRAT MOULANA MASEEHULLAH KHAN SAHEB(R.A.)|
|All progress is dependant upon remaining steadfast on the Shariah.
The Wealth of Attainment (reaching Allah) is acquired though the Shariah and adherence to the Sunnah.
Earning is not your control, but spending is.
Shariat is knowledge. Tareeqat is acting upon that knowledge.
Tareeqat actually means practising on the masaa-il of the Shariat.
Islaah (spiritual reformation)of the nafs is Farz (Compulsory).
The goal and destination of the path of Sulook is the pleasure of Allah.
The pleasure of Allah is obtained through following the Shariat.
To take Bay’at is sunnat.
It is compulsory to place oneself into the hands of a (qualified) Sheikh for the rectification of evil deeds.
Continue to take stock of your actions.
Make muraqaaba-e-maut (contemplation of death);Compulsory upon yourself.
Perfection cannot be attained without the guidance of a teacher .
One cannot attain perfection without staying in the company of one who is already perfect.
The company of the pious makes one pious.
The hearts of the pious are illuminated by the noor of Allah Ta’ala.
The qualities of an elder can be noticed in his juniors, provided the juniors have appreciated and valued him (the senior).
The fruit of success is silence.
Do not speak excessively.
The reality of Mujaahadah is to oppose the nafs.
Maintain the habit of opposing the nafs.
The necessity of Mujaahadah always exists.
Sleep and eat to your fill;decrease speech and association with people.
Think before your speak.
There are two principles of life, sabr (patience) and shukr (gratitude).
Adopt two things to save yourself from harm, viz, Istighfaar and Isti’aaza (seeking The Protection of Allah).
It is the experience of thousands of Wise people that increasing friendship and relations is spiritually desructive.
Be fond of seclusion.
When not in seclusion then mix with the friends of Allah.
Abstaining from the prohibitions and being punctual with Ma’moolaat (daily practices)are signs of progress.
By keeping the creation happy,the Creator, Allah Ta’ala becomes happy.
Always sit in the company of elders.
Good character is a Divine weapon.
Refrain from following natural habits; use the intellect
In permissable worldly matters contentment should be dominant.
The reality of tauba is remorse.
Zikr of Allah should be made with an intention of gaining the Love of Allah.
Youth should reflect on the Wrath and Might of Allah Ta’ala.
The sick and weak should allow Hope in Allah to dominate their lives.
While staying in this world one should have a yearning for the hereafter.
Only ask from Allah Ta’ala and seek help from Him alone.
Comtemplate over the (eventual) destruction of this world and you will be blessed with contentment (of the heart).
The need for sabr (patience) exists in every action.
To make shukr (show gratitude unto Allah for His numerous favours) is fard.
Through sabr, shukr becomes easy.
Forebearance is acquired through contemplation.
Real sabr is to abstain from sin.
Real Shukr is not to regard oneself as deserving of any ni’mat.
Through shukr ons remains protected (from pride, vanity etc).
One who adopts shukr is always humble.
One who has sabr is a mutawakkil(one who relies upon Allah).
The Zaahid(one who detaches himself from the world) is always content.
The essence of Imaan is perfect piety.
The essence of islam is perfect humility.
The characteristic of durood and salaam is adherence to the sunnat.
The effect of following the sunnat is the intercession of Rasoolullah(Sallallahu alaiyhi wasallam).
The gem of complete hidayat is attained through love for the Sahaaba.
Love for The Auliyaa(friends of Allah Ta’ala) is a means of attaining the love of Allah Ta’ala.
The beloved of the Auliyaa are very close unto Allah.
The majalis (gatherings)of the pious is association with Allah.
The stage of Radhaa means to remain pleased with the decision of Allah T’ala from the bottom of the heart.
The stage of Tafweez means to eliminate your ambitions and be sure of Divine Wisdom in the actions of Allah.
Opposing the nafs and abundant zikr is the method of annihilation (of the nafs).
Proficiency in the Akhlaak-e-hameeda (beautiful attributes) is called baqaa (steadfastness).
Greed is eradicated by supressing the demands of the nafs.
Anger is a good quality when used against the enemy.
Being forced to resort to lies for the purpose of unity among Musfims is praiseworthy.
Divine love is the cure for vanity and pride.
To adopt arrogance against arrogant people is actualy humility.
Refrain from honouring an innovator or else the greatness of Deen will disappear from the heart.
Malice destroys the noor of a human being.
Refrain from situations of lust and fame.
That enjoyment which does not bear fruit in the hereafter is dunya.
The act of refraining tom lengthy plans and amassing wealth is in fact abundant rememberance of death.
Have affinity for Allah Ta’ala alone or else you will become enmeshed with the creation.
The desire for good (deeds) is inspiration (from Alah Ta’ala)
It is fard to become a friend of Alah Ta’ala.
Continous obedience (to every command of Alah Ta’ala); abundant zikr are effects of the friendship of Allah Ta’ala.
Refrain from opposing the sunnat.
Avoid the softness of women and the company of young lads.
Verbal abuse is a sign of deprivation.
Every difficulty that is beyond one’s control (such as illness, death, etc.) is a means of connection to Allah.
Volitional deeds (within one’s control) are very easy.
Refrain from pride and despair; adopt humility and hope.
Do not mix too much with acquaintances, for much time is wasted in their company.
Do not invent stories for this causes a great deal of hurt.
The first step is sincerity the last is Ihsaan (always thinking that Allah is watching me) this is the siraat-e-mustaqeem.
To have jealousy for a Muslim is a sign of destruction.
There is no need to furnish proof for entertaining a good opinion about someone.
One will be accountable on the Day of Judgement for harboring evil thoughts about others.
All seasons are equal for there who are in the habit of performing good deeds.
Among all the students in a madressa there are perhaps only three or four who are true seekers of knowledge.
Eating more food does not give one extra strength,in fact makes
Each person wants to make the next person think like him.
When something is done in the correct manner then
If the heart finds pleasure in lbadat (worship), regard such lbadat as food for the Rooh.
If the heart becomes disinclined towards worship, then consider that ibadat as medication for the rooh.
Whatever journey one undertakes, let it be for the purpose of learning (from what you see and who you meet).
When speaking it is necessary to take into consideration the audience.
What type of person is he ,who has no desire to serve others?
Who stands by you nowadays? It is only the taufeeq (guidance) of Allah that lends support.
Don’t rely upon people, rather upon the support of Allah.
One whose nature is dominated by good, mere contemplation on his name is sufficient for his spiritual reformation.
He who does not adopt the lifestyle of a Nabi cannot be a Wali.
Differentiating between the status of people is a necessary measure.
Treat each individual according to his status and rank.
It is necessary to have discipline and order in everything.
Every principal should remain concerned (about the running of his institute).
One has to endure hardships when travelling.
Wealth and intelligence are not necessary corollaries.(ie.the two don’t always go together).
Elevation of the spiritual status is dependant upon good deeds.
Solitude is achieved through (seclusion of) the heart, not just by physical separation.
One should remain aloof from market places, shopping centres, etc. if possible.
Unnecessary objections stem from ignorance.
To attain love, seeing the beloved is not necessary .Yes, constant remembrance is necessary.
To ignore stray thoughts (that come into mind unintentionally) is the remedy for many problems.
Ulema should not be the third party in the diputes of laymen.
It does not befit one in charge of affairs to adopt a habit of lengthy discussion.
Speak less and ponder more.
To search for or to expose the fault of someone, is an extremely evil quality.
The vitality of knowledge is to ask and to practice.
Suspicion is the root of all faults.
Help becomes available through courage.
You will receive help commensurate with your courage.
The courage of man brings the help of Allah Ta’ala.
When one is considered an aalim in society then it becomes very necessary for him to honour the quality of ilm (knowledge).
The important thing is work (good deeds), not name or fame.
A greedy person always remains disgraced.
Television is there to destroy the Imaan of Muslims.
Today every person is satisfied with his an opinion.
By maintaining high courage many difficult tasks becomes easy.
How can we complain about the laymen? Even the condition of the learned is now deteriorating.
If one investigates before acting, occasions of dispute will seldom arise.
Today then is an abundance of shrewdness and a scarcity of Intelligence.
People aspire to become a peer,father and ustaad, but they do not know how to behave as such.
Today you find plenty Huffaaz,Qaris,and Molvies. but you don’t find true human beings.
Nowadays women have a great desire to travel, which is extremely detrimental.
There is a great difference between assuming seniority and being made a senior .
One who is not tolerant is disgraced.
“If I find anger anywhere I shall slaughter it, for it has caused a great deal of destruction.”
To display bravery is easy but to be truly brave at the time
Nowadays the tendency among people is more towards outer display or show.
Don’t look upon yourself with vanity and pride, nor look upon others with contempt.
Make good character and noble speech,coupled with taqwa and humility, your life-long constitution.
Keep compassion predominant in your nature.
Do not become angry over every mishap.
Make shukr upon pur nisbat(connection with Allah)and make constant dua for further progress in this connection.
The one who asks (from Allah) is never deprived.
The one who fears Allah is always protected.
Make it a habit to always forgive the faults of others.
Generosity is the remedy for jealousy.
Continuous renewal of sincerity (Ikhlaas) and awareness of Allah’s presence (Ihsaan)is a means of spiritual progress.
Always consider your position and affiliations, and respect the next person’s position and affiliations.
One will be rewarded in accordance with the account rendered.
An intelligent person is one who recognises occasions and people.
The heart is the soil of Allah,Laa ilah illallah is the seed.
Tareeqat is the name of those paths that link the servant to his Creator through the medium of the Shariah.
Keep your nafs occupied (with the remembrance of Allah with good deeds) before it keeps you occupied .
The assitance of Allah is obtained through spreading the Deen.
The companionship of Allah is attained through zikrullh (Remembrance of Allah).
The meaning of hud is one who refrains from foolish acts and activities that have no benefit.
Today’s times am very delicate.It is imperative to recognise the era you live in.
Don’t be hasty in making someone your close friend, for hypocrisy has become widespread.
To bear something dipleasing with displeasure is called tahallum
To bear displeasure with pleasure is true hilm (tolerance).
There should be a great deal of respect for Ulema in the heart.
Do not reproach, taunt or criticise those who are not involved in Tableegh.
One should regard service to Ulema as the highest and most virtuous service.
At all times think:”My Allah is watching me with much love and affection.”
Remain happy; adorn yourself with good; prosper and flourish in virtue.
Swallow grief and swallow anger but feed others with sweetness.
May Allah grant us the ability to differentiate between truth and falsehood and save us from innovations.