“Maulana Thanawi & His Value Of Time”: A Moving Incident

salamu `alaykum

Mufti Taqi `Uthmani (Allah continue to benefit us through him) mentions in his Isrshadat Akabir (Pg: 33):

“Dr. `Abd Al Hayy (Allah have mercy on him) states that, ‘I personally saw Maulana Ashraf `Ali Thanawi (May Allah santify his secret) during his final illness, after the doctors and physicians had told him not to talk too much or meet people, one day lying down on his bed with his eyes closed. Suddenly, he opened his eyes and said ‘Call Maulvi Muhammad Shafi`i.’ He was called and Maulana Thanawi said, ‘You are writing Ahkam al Qur’an. I have just realized that so and so issue is gleaned from this verse of the Qur’an, and I have never seen it mentioned anywhere else. When you reach that specific verse then write down this issue as well.’ Stating this, he closed his eyes again and lied down. After a while he opened his eyes again and said, ‘Call so and so’. He came and was told to do a specific task. When this sequence was repeated over and over, Maulana Shabbir `Ali, who was the rector of Maulana Thanawi’s khanqah and quite open with Maulana, said, ‘Hazrat, the doctors and physicians have forbidden you from talking but you keep calling and conversing with people. For God’s sake, have some mercy on us.’ (s: they were afraid of Maulana’s illness becoming more aggravated) Maulana Thanawi replied, ‘What you say is true, but I ponder: what is the benefit and use of those moments of life passed not assisting others. If one’s life passes in assisting someone then this is Allah’s blessing.””

Even in their last day they never gave up benefitting this ummah of ours…

Wasalam

Salman

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6 responses to ““Maulana Thanawi & His Value Of Time”: A Moving Incident

  1. Asalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

    Subhan’Allah, indeed a moving incident. There’s so much we can learn from our Akabir.

    Was Salam
    True Life

  2. Marzuq Syed

    Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu Sidi Salman.

    Sorry bit off topic, but didn’t find a contact address.

    Just wanted to recommend a blog:
    http://www.myrespectedteacher.blogspot.com/

    A blog dedicated to the teachings of Sheikh Imran ibn Adam of Leicester, UK.

    wa salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu

  3. Beautiful, absoultely beautiful.

    JazakAllah for sharing.

  4. Assalam alaikum wr wb.

    I have started a new blog with an intersting Fiqhi article (I think!). Please have a look at http://fahdk.wordpress.com/

    Wassalam.

  5. Nawaz Ahmed Khan

    Olaaika aabaa’ee fa ji’nee bi mithlihim….. May Allah grant them the highest stages of Jannah!! Dil our jaan se Duaa he.

  6. Jazakallah for this. I feel quite small… all the moments I waste.
    what an amazing person… I’ve only read one of his books, but inshallah I want to get more now.

    Also, how amazing that he was in the company of all these great scholars close to his death. Truly, it’s Allah’s mercy.

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