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Abu 'Umar az-Zajaajee rahimahullah, who was from among the companions of al-Junaid rahimahullah, Sufyaan ath-Thauree rahimahullah and others, said:

"In the days of ignorance, the people used to follow whatever their intellects and temperaments considered good. The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam came and directed them towards the Sharee'ah and emulation. A sound intellect is therefore one ....
posted by ummi taalib on 11th October 2014 - 0 comments
A company of vagabonds met a dervish, spoke insulting words to him, struck him and otherwise molested him; whereon he complained to his superior and explained the case. The pir replied: 'My son, the patched frock of dervishes is the garment of resignation and who, wearing it, cannot bear injuries is a pretender not entitled to the frock.'

A large river will not become turbid from stones....
posted by ummi taalib on 17th April 2013 - 1 comment
posted by ummi taalib on 28th July 2012 - 0 comments
Quotes from the speech of Shaykh Qamaruz Zamaan Ilaahaabaadi
Khalifah of Shaykh Shah Wasiullah Sahib

“Do you think you will attain Sukoon (Peace/tranquillity) while committing sins? Only through the remembrance of Allah ta’ala (i.e. following all His commands and refraining from all disobedience) do hearts find peace!”

“If Tabiyat (inclination) is against the Sharee’at (Laws of Allah ta’ala) then make the Sharee’at Maghloob over (Override) Tabiyat.”....
posted by ummi taalib on 14th July 2012 - 0 comments
When you are hurt by the people who share blood relations with you, recall Yusuf [alayhis salaam] who was also betrayed by his brothers.

When you find your parents opposing you (in deen) recall Ibraheem [alayhis salaam] who was made to jump into a blazing fire by his father.

When you are mocked and abused by your own relatives just because you adopted deen over duniya, recall Rasul Allah [sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam] who faced the same.

When you are....
posted by ummi taalib on 26th June 2012 - 0 comments