Words of Wisdom
Fragrance emanates from the sayings
Who is foolish?
‘It is sufficient for a person to be considered as foolish if he eats something whenever he desires it.’
(Saying of the leader of believers, Sayyiduna Umar Farooq رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ) (Al-Zuhd li Al-Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal, p. 151)
Knowledge is ample and life is short
‘Indeed, knowledge is very ample, and life is very short. Therefore, learn the necessary knowledge of religion and leave anything besides this, because you will not be helped regarding it.’
(Saying of Sayyiduna Salman Farsi رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ) (Hilyat-ul-Awliya, vol. 1, p. 246, Raqm: 606)
Greedy like an ant
An ant eats one grain of wheat in a year, but due to greed, it remains worried day and night and does not rest. The one treading on the path (to seek closeness to Allah Almighty) should remain content and grateful (i.e. he should remain content upon what he receives and be grateful to Allah Almighty). He should not be greedy like the ant.’
(Saying of Khuwajah Sulayman Tawnswi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه) (Sarmaya-e-Aakhirat, p. 86)
The garden of Ahmad Raza blossoms even today
People are of three kinds:
Mufeed is that individual who benefits others; Mustafeed is the one who takes benefit from others; Munfarid is the one who is not in need of gaining benefit from others and nor can he benefit them. It is Haraam for the Mufeed and Mustafeed to adopt seclusion; and it is [not only] permissible for a Munfarid, but compulsory to seclude himself. (Malfuzaat-e-A’la Hadrat, p. 373)
A disease that ends blessings
Showing ungratefulness to a teacher is a terrifying calamity, a destructive disease and something that ends the blessings of knowledge. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 24, p. 416)
Which type of knowledge is beneficial knowledge?
Beneficial knowledge is that with which there is judicial acumen (Faqahat). (Malfuzaat-e-A’la Hadrat, p. 66)
The Beautiful Garden of Attar
What should be placed first in a new house?
It is good to first place the Blessed Quran in a new house. (Madani Muzakarah, 20 Zul Qa’dah-tul-Haraam, 1441 AH)
[Seeking advice] Prior to surgery
If you need to have an operation, you should consult at least two surgeons. (Madani Muzakarah, 20 Zul Qa’dah-tul-Haraam, 1441 AH)
What should children be taught first?
Parents should first teach their children necessary knowledge regarding Islam. (Madani Muzakarah, 13 Zul Qa’dah-tul-Haraam, 1441 AH)