Fragrant words/Madani pearls of Imam Ahmad Raza/Beautiful Madani pearls of ‘Attar

Fragrant words

1. For the people desirous of Paradise

Saying of Sayyiduna Abu Zar Ghifari رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ: The person who wishes to enter Paradise should not have the desire for worldly wealth. (Hilya-tul-Awliya, vol. 1, pp. 219, Raqm 542)

2. Curse of oppression

Saying of Sayyiduna Salman Farsi رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ: People’s [act of] oppression towards each other in the world is a cause of darkness on the Day of Judgement. (Hilya-tul-Awliya, vol. 1, pp. 260, Raqm 640; summarized)

3. You will definitely get sustenance

Saying of Sayyiduna ‘Umar Bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه: O people! Fear Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and seek sustenance moderately. If the sustenance of anyone of you is on a mountain peak or beneath the earth, he will (still) definitely get it. (Tareekh-ul-Khulafa, pp. 193)

4. Difference between a Mu’min [believer] and a Munafiq [hypocrite]

Saying of Sayyiduna Imam ‘Abdur Rahman Awza’ee رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه: A Mu’min [believer] speaks less and acts [on the commandments] more, whereas a Munafiq [hypocrite] speaks more and acts [on the commandments] less. (Hilya-tul-Awliya, vol. 6, pp. 152, Raqm 8127)

5. Dire consequence of seeking Dunya in exchange of the deeds of Hereafter

Saying of Sayyiduna Wahb Bin Munabbih رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه: Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ overturns the heart of that person who seeks Dunya [this world] in exchange for the deeds of Sawab, and [He عَزَّوَجَلَّ] writes that person’s name in the register of the Hell dwellers. (Tanbih-ul-Mughtarrin, pp. 23)

6. Cautiousness in conversation is more difficult

Saying of Sayyiduna Ishaaq Bin Khalaf رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه: Being cautious in conversation is more difficult than being cautious in the matters of gold and silver. (Husn-us-Samt fis-Samt, pp. 92)


7. Benefit of remembering death

Saying of Sayyiduna Rajaa’ Bin Haywah رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه: When a person remembers death frequently, he gets rid of the habit of jealousy and taunting. (Tareekh Ibn ‘Asakir, vol. 18, pp. 113)

8. Real happiness of Muslims

Saying of Sayyiduna Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه: The real happiness and [cause of] liveliness for a Muslim is Salah. Therefore, the houses of Muslims should have happiness and liveliness like Eid during the times of Salah. (Faizan Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi, pp. 28)

Madani pearls of Imam Ahmad Raza

1. Associating fornication with a Muslim

It is not permissible at all to associate fornication with a Muslim without a Shar’i proof. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 11, pp. 194)

2. Significance of acting upon one’s knowledge

If an ‘Aalim-e-Shari’ah [Islamic scholar] also acts upon his knowledge, then he is (like) a moon as it is cold itself and gives you light. Otherwise, he is (like) a candle as it burns itself but benefits you. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 21, pp. 531)

3. The right of the teacher has priority

A person should give the right of the teacher priority over the right of the parents because the physical life is through parents whereas the teacher is the source of the spiritual life. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 24, pp. 421)

4. The poor conditions of the society

The condition of the society is getting poorer since hundreds of years. Very few people care about honesty and trust, and about Halal and Haraam regarding monetary matters. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 16, pp. 214)

5. Evil interest

Quail fight is [a cause of] hurting the birds without any reason or benefit for one’s evil interest. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 21, pp. 531)


6. Considering someone to be inferior

It is impermissible to call someone who only possesses the worldly dignity, a “respected person”, and [call] other Muslims “ordinary Muslims” in comparison with him. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 16, pp. 314)

7. Even the dust of Masjid deserves respect

The blessed ‘Ulama [Islamic scholars] have commanded to respect even the dust which is thrown away after cleaning the Masjid. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 16, pp. 258)

Beautiful Madani pearls of ‘Attar

1. Always remember death

O the one waiting for the completion of the construction of your house! Remember! Your grave may get dug before the completion of your house! (13 Jumadal Aula 1437 AH)

2. Successful wise person

Only that wise person is successful who uses his intellect to obey Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. (Madani Muzakarah, 15 Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1437 AH)

3. Wealthy people’s trial

The more a person has Halal wealth, the more his accountability will be carried out in the Hereafter, because there is accountability for Halal and torment for Haraam. (Madani Muzakarah, 16 Ramadan-ul-Mubarak 1437 AH)

4. Benefit of humility and politeness

Adopt humility and politeness; اِنْ شَآءَاللہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ, you will become the apple of everyone’s eyes. (Madani Muzakarah, 20 Rabi’-ul-Aakhir 1437 AH)

5. Advice to the Islamic sisters

When an Islamic sister goes to her parents’ home, she should make the intention of treating her relatives kindly. Moreover, she should neither tell the weaknesses of her in-laws at her parents’ home, nor should she tell her family’s virtues after returning back to her in-laws. اِنْ شَآءَاللہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ, peace will prevail in her home. (Madani Muzakarah, 22 Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1437 AH)

6. Method of getting rid of the ants

Ants leave the house if asafoetida (a resin obtained from a particular tree) is kept in the house. (Madani Muzakarah, 2 Zul-Qa’da-til-Haraam 1437 AH)




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