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Introduction

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “Allah Ta’ala does not look at your features (that who is more beautiful or what is her complexion) and wealth, but He looks at your hearts and actions.” (Saheeh Muslim #6543) While millions are spent on cosmetics, clothing, jewellery, etc, to adorn the outerself, how much effort do we make to purify our hearts and treat the maladies that create a terrible stench therein? The procedure to purify the heart is to refer to the Mashaayikh (spiritual guides) and seek the remedies to one’s spiritual ailments. Hadhrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (mudda zilluhu) is among the spiritual giants of our time who has helped numerous people overcome their spiritual maladies. A selection of the correspondence of those seeking spiritual guidance will be posted for general benefit. May Allah Ta’ala make it a means of our complete rectification.

Spiritual Maladies

Purdah at Home

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 08:41

Correspondence of  Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (mudda zilluhu)

Condition:

At my in-laws, my husband’s younger and elder brother remain in the house most of the time. This causes me much difficulty in remaining in purdah. They do not trouble me, but I find it difficult to do my housework in their presence. I wrap myself in a large sheet and attach the face-piece (niqaab) to it.

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Remaining Silent

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 08:42

Correspondence of  Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (mudda zilluhu)

Condition:

I remain silent most of the time. However, when I get together with other girls and I engage in conversations as well as laugh and talk with them, etc, then I remain uncomfortable the entire night thinking to myself that I should not have done this, I have wasted my time. My heart is not attached to people of my age. My heart desires to be among pious people or among children. But this is not possible here. Most of the girls do not like my ways and they say that I have a “dry” temperament.

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Whisperings against Allah Ta’ala

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Condition:

Two years ago, my condition was such that I used to cry the entire day. The reason for this was (Allah forbid) I suffered from whisperings with regard to Allah Ta’ala. This condition would remain for up to three months. I then consulted some ulama and psychologists, and some of my teachers consoled me. Consequently, these whisperings disappeared. These whisperings have now returned since two months. My house-folk used to get distressed by this. I therefore do not cry. However, these thoughts are not leaving me. How can I get rid of these thoughts? Kindly provide me with a treatment. Make special dua for me so that these whisperings do not come to me as long as I am alive.

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