The gauge to determine whether a person is the friend of Allah Ta‘ala is that when he associates with any person and shows mahabbah for him, then his association with him is not based on any personal motive or worldly benefit.
Nowadays the capacity of obedience is no longer to be found among people. Once Hadhrat Umar (RA) while making Tawaaf observed a woman with the disease of leprosy also making Tawaaf. Hadhrat Umar (RA) forbade her from making Tawaaf, saying that since her ailment caused inconvenience to others, it was best that she remains at … Continue reading The remarkable resilience of a woman
For development and maintenance of the reverence of Allah (taqwa) Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) advises as follows: Abandon sinful activities Be firm on containing your lowly (nafsani) desires. Make a firm determination. Exercise restraint and do not yield to these sinful desires . These desires and shaytaan are our two … Continue reading Maintaining Taqwa after Ramadaan