Aphorisms of the Pious

Aphorisms of the pious

Maulana Abul Hassaan Attari Madani (Kashif Shahzad)

Wise Counsel

Marry young

It is advisable to marry sooner than later. (Manāqib Amīr al-Muʾminīn ‘Umar b. al-Khaṭṭāb, p. 199)

(Sayyiduna ʿUmar al-Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ)

Purifying the heart

‘Know that hearts do not remain clean, rather, they become rusty, and it becomes necessary to clean them. Studying books of religious knowledge is one way of cleaning the heart.’ (Talbīs Iblīs, p. 398)

(Sayyiduna Imam ʿAbd al-Rahmān b. al-Jawzī رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه)

Searching for a good friend

‘Find good friends for yourself. When you come across a friend who supports you in matters of the Hereafter, strengthen your friendship with him.’ (Husn al-Tanbīh, vol. 2, p. 475)

(Bishr al-Hāfī رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه)

The Garden of Ahmad Raza is Still Blooming

Who is a Disobedient Child (ʿĀq)?

In Islam, the person who fails to fulfil his parents’ requests, without a valid reason or to hurt them, is deemed to be a disobedient child; even if his parents do not consider him as such or remain pleased with him because of their love for him. Disobedient children are not necessarily deprived of their parents’ inheritance. The person who does obey his parents, but his parents are displeased with him without a valid reason, is not deemed a disobedient child. If one’s parents are displeased with the child because he does not obey them in matters that entail disobeying Allah Almighty, then by no means is the child considered disobedient. (Al-Fatawa al-Riawiyyah, vol. 26, p. 85)

Valuable wealth

‘Indeed, the quantity of wealth and possessions have no value before Allah Almighty. True wealth is that which is spent for His sake (i.e. in the way of Allah Almighty) and is sacrificed at the feet of His Beloved صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Otherwise, it is not wealth but an evil outcome.’ (Matla’ al-Qamarayn, p. 181)

The Meadow of ʿAttār

Remembering the grave

‘When moving to a new home, recall the time when you will move to the grave.’ (Madani Muzakarah, 20 Dhul Qaʿdah 1441 AH/11 July 2020)

Who is truly successful?

‘A successful person is someone whom the Lord is pleased with, and who departs from the world with faith and well-being, to then enter Paradise.” (Madani Muzakarah, 13 Dhul Qaʿdah 1441 AH/4 July 2020)

Praise the one who nurtures you

‘To all of you who receive provisions for the Hereafter through Dawat-e-Islami! Never show disloyalty towards Dawat-e-Islami. Remember the golden principle: Praise the one who nurtures you.’ (Madani Muzakarah, 25 Safar 1442 AH/12 October 2020)




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