Adab and Akhlaaq in the Madrasah

Those students who strive to perfect their adab and akhlaaq, and serve their asaatidha (teachers), Allah will arrange for their progress in this world as well as the next. These students will eventually spread the Deen of Allah resulting in thousands of Allah‟s servants attaining guidance. They appear as stars on the earth. Their company and influence have such an effect on the hearts of people, that sinners who disobeyed Allah for years, make taubah (repentance) and the noor (light) of the ma‟rifah (recognition) of Allah develops in their hearts. With their insight and intelligence, solutions to difficult situations become easy. They become pillars of Deen and are a source of pride and joy in the heavens and the earth. Wherever they place their feet, misguidance is removed and the road to guidance is opened. Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan bin Qaasim said, “I stayed for twenty years in the service of Imaam Maalik. I spent eighteen of those years learning adab (etiquette, respect) and akhlaaq (good character) and two years acquiring knowledge." Hadhrat Ibn Wahb used to say, “What I attained through respecting Imaam Maalik , I did not attain that much from Ilm (Knowledge).” Hadhrat Junaid used to say that Ilm has a price. Without first obtaining that value don‟t give knowledge to anyone. The people asked: “What is that value?” He replied, “Regard Ilm with respect and esteem and don‟t destroy it. Teach it only to that person who first acquires these values.” The knowledge you acquire, and more importantly the acceptance you receive from Allah of taking great work from you for the Ummah‟s benefit, is dependent on your adab, akhlaaq, and the respect you hold for your asaatidha (teachers), books, and other means of knowledge.

Behaviour with respect to Asaatidah (teachers)
Asaatidhah (teachers) hold a special rank in Islam. It is a common experience that whatever positions students of Deen have attained, have been a result of their adab, akhlaaq, and khidmat (serving others), and the blessings of their asaatidha (teachers). The honour of a person in Deen and dunya is the fruit of their teachers‟ duas. Never address your ustadh, or refer to him, using just his name. Always add the title at the beginning, and the word „Saheb‟ at the end. For example, “Maulana Abdullah Saheb”. If the Principal Huzur Saheb is mentioned then you must use all three words: “Principal Huzur Saheb” and you must never refer by name. Always offer to pick up the ustaadh‟s bags, books, shoes, and any other items the ustaadh may be carrying. Hadhrat Shu‟ba used to say that I am a slave to that person who has taught me even one Hadith. Hadhrat Ali ibn Abi Talib used to say something similar. Imaam Abu Yusuf said: “It is waajib (compulsory) for a person to be courteous and polite to his ustaadh. He should tolerate his harshness and severity. If one‟s ustaadh has to correct him or admonish him for doing something wrong, then it is necessary to thank him for it. If he explains some subtle point to you which you already have the knowledge of, do not make it obvious that you are aware of it.”

” Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (May Allah be pleased with him) says. In the middle of the discussion someone made mention of Hadhrat Ibraheem bin Tahmaan . At that time who would have imagined that the servant in the house of Hammaad would. Once.” A‟tika. “All this reverence and respect is a result of the service I rendered to my ustaadh. Thereafter he remarked. Never sit with your legs stretched out. so that the sound of the pages turning. I used to wait outside their homes in the afternoon sun. ensure that they never point towards the Qiblah or any ustaadh. It is recorded in Ta‟leemul Muta‟allim that if a person hears something for the thousandth time and he does not show the same amount of respect as he showed when he heard it for the first time. Imaam Ahmad immediately sat up. he suddenly stood up. Despite all his efforts. he will not be able to take benefit from his knowledge. The author of Ta‟leemul Muta‟allim writes that I had seen Imaam Fakhrud Deen being shown utmost respect by the King of Muroo. He says that once whilst delivering a lesson. even if he repeats it many times. .” Imaam Rabee mentioned. whilst we are sitting and relaxing. Imaam Ahmad was lying down due to some illness. he replied: “My ustaadh‟s son was playing outside with the other children. If you need to stretch your legs out due to a genuine reason. be regarded as the master of the whole world. then that person is not from among the people of knowledge. would not disturb him. Only when they would emerge from their homes. I would turn the pages of the kitaabs silently. “Most of my knowledge was attained from the Ansaar. Imaam Shaafi‟ee. both inside and outside the Madrasah. “In the presence of Imaam Maalik. That person who has hurt his ustaadh in any way will be deprived of the blessings of Ilm.Pay attention to what your ustaadh is saying. Whilst playing he came towards the Masjid. such as an injury. I stood up out of respect for him. Imam Abu Hanifah (May Allah have mercy on him) used to say that whilst in his own home he never even stretched his legs towards the house of his tutor. Try not to be influenced by Shaytan and become bored. “I did not have the courage to even drink a sip of water in the presence of my ustaadh. despite living seven streets away. “It is inappropriate that the names of the elders are mentioned. I could have merely informed them and they would have come out of their homes immediately.” It is also necessary for students to respect the children and associates of their asaatidha.” Imaam Shaafi‟ee used to say. Respect for anything connected to Ilm No Islamic books should be touched without Wudhu. Hammaad was the ustaadh of Imaam Abu Haneefa. In Ta‟leemul Muta‟allim there is an incident narrated by the author of Hidaayah about a great Aalim who was among the Imaams of Bukhaara. one day. Whilst in his company he would mention on several occasions. Rather.” Always sit in a respectful position. if I wanted. would I ask them. I cooked his meals and never once did I partake of it. When asked the reason for doing so. I took their comfort into consideration. the sister of Hammaad ibn Salamah the ustaadh of Imaam Abu Haneefa says that Imaam Abu Haneefa used to clean out the seeds from the cotton at her home. Students must be in a state of Wudhu all throughout the day during Madrasah. On listening to this name. However. He used to buy the milk and vegetables and would do similar chores at her house. For thirty years.

clean them and eat them. Imaam Halwaani used to say that we had attained ilm by virtue of respecting it. should be (from the top): Qur‟an. Those are the real giants. Always handle everything with care. called out for water. or other items. He says that Imaam Rabeeah had become so poor that he had to sell the roof of his home. Tolerate any kind of weakness or deficiency on their side. Another Sahaabi who was the cousin of the wounded Sahaabi went out in search for him. is through the efforts of those who had to bear great difficulties and hardships during their quest for knowledge. he needed to renew his wudhu approximately seventeen times.” Never ever place any Islamic books on the floor. a person.” There are hundreds of similar incidents of the servants of Allah who. “How did you acquire so much Ilm (knowledge)?” Imaam Saahib replied: “Beloved brother. The second person indicated to this Sahaabi to give the water to the third person. Once. In this condition he asked for water.Sarakhsi was such that despite having a wind problem. They should keep the lives and the examples of the Akaabireen (pious predecessors) in front of them. Fiqh books. Always keep the incidents of compassion and brotherhood of the Sahaabah (May Allah be pleased with them) and the pious predecessors in mind. other Islamic books. The Sahaabi brought water for him when another companion called out for water. and when handing over to somebody else. He took the water to that person. assist all those around you. or let your feet touch any other item used to seek knowledge. Once whilst studying. who for the sake of Deen tolerated different kinds of hardships and difficulties. At times his food would be the left over rotten raisins from the stables in Madinah Munawwarah. he found that he too had passed away. He had found him in the throes of death. a Sahaabi was seriously wounded and as a result he collapsed. or any other place. after noticing the vast knowledge of Imaam Tabraani asked him. Imaam Maalik has stated: “It is not possible to acquire this knowledge without tasting the sweetness of poverty and hunger in its quest. The Qur‟an should never be below any other books in the bag. Do not quarrel with them. Do not throw any pen. he never picked up any book without first making wudhu. In one battle. it is difficult to comprehend how Deen would have reached us? Whatever barakah (blessings) has reached us.Shamsul Aimmah. By the time he came back to his cousin. “We never even touched a blank piece of paper without wudhu. This is an invaluable blessing from Allah. The order of placement of books in your bag. tolerated much hardships and difficulties. Sacrificing personal comforts and giving preference to others Students should tolerate any difficulties and hardships that are experienced in their quest for Ilm. always use the right hand.” He explains the difficulties and the poverty of his ustaadh Rabeeah. for thirty years my back did not enjoy the comfort of any bed besides a straw mat. Eventually. Allah took the service of Deen as well as the effort of Islaah (moral rectification) and reformation from them One should be considerate towards one’s fellow students. When he came to the third person. he had passed away. during their student days. His cousin indicated to give the water to that person who asked for it. Never use your feet to move the benches. exercise book. As far as possible. He would say. Had they not been so dedicated. secular books. Hadith books. This was the level of . They persisted despite these constraints and impediments. Quickly he went back to the second person and found that he had also passed away. Then a third person who was also wounded. He would pick them up.

the weakness increased. Hadhrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi Saahib it is recorded that his engrossment in his studies was such that if someone came and collected the food that was kept next to him. one of the suburbs of A‟zam Ghar I met such companions who possessed a desire for muta-la’ah. Hadhrat was feeling extremely weak. “Once when I was studying at Mi‟u. Subsequently in the field of Fiqh he gained great perfection as a result of his efforts. By now. His father used to feel pity on him and say: “How long will you stay awake? Go and rest now. he would not even realise it. In the lives of the Sahaabah (May Allah be please with them). p. He would then arise and continue his studies.” Shaikh says that the moment I used to hear my fathers voice. thus causing a disturbance in achieving his objectives. “Once I spent the entire night by Imaam Muhammad .compassion and brotherhood the Sahaabah (May Allah be pleased with them) portrayed.” (Fadhl-ul-Baari. Once. Our days also passed in this kind of engrossment in our studies. Hence with great difficulty he proceeded to the toilet by himself. Hadhrat Moulana Nu‟maani Saahib writes. In the biography of Qutbul Aalam. Hadhrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Sahib (Rahmatullahi Alayh) mentioned: “During his final illness. Whatever letters reached him whilst he was studying. At the time of Fajar he performed his Salaah. The world then accepted that seemingly weak mind to be an Imaam in his field. I would immediately lie down and when he was asleep. However Imaam Tahaawi sat in the lessons of Abu Ja‟far bin Imraan Hanafi and learnt with much effort. Hadhrat barely took a few steps and fell in the courtyard of the house due to dizziness. writes that he used to be engaged in mutala’ah (forward study and pre-preparation for the coming lessons) till late at night. Hadhrat exercised great caution so as not to disturb any person. though they would have never minded being disturbed out of their love and affection for Hadhrat especially during his sickness. However. . at night Hadhrat had the urge to relieve himself whilst the rest of the household was asleep. Often we would remain occupied in studying and discussions till two or three in the morning. found the jug in the darkness and returned it to its place. Shaikh Muhaddith Dehlawi . I would wake up again and engage in muta-la’ah. This is the result of hard work and dedication. he placed in a bag. When returning. Hadhrat Moulana Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alayh) suffered from severe bouts of diarrhoea. thus inconveniencing them. If anyone else needed to visit the toilet later during the night they will not find it in its normal place. He did not read the letters out of fear that they may distract him. extreme weakness and thus had to remain in bed. He passed the entire night in such a manner that he would study for some time and then he would lay down. Hadhrat could not tolerate affecting the comfort of others. we will find many such incidents where they fed others whilst they themselves remained hungry. Hadhrat Imaam Shaafi‟ee says. awake the entire night. Notwithstanding his illness and weakness he went back to the courtyard. They gave their lives in giving preference to others.” From this we understand that he remained in wudhu. After regaining consciousness he walked back to his bed and lay down. This thought left him restless forcing him out of his bed. when mentioning his student days. (Tazkiratur Rasheed). He then suddenly realised that when he fell the toilet jug had fallen in the courtyard and was still lying there. ” The author of Da‟wat and Azeemat writes about Shaikh Sharfud Deen Yahya Muneeri that he left his home town and set out on a journey to study.” It was this effort that made him one of the greatest Muhaddith and revivers of India. 97) Hard Work and Dedication towards studies In Bustaanul Muhadditheen it is mentioned about Imaam Tahaawi that his uncle Imaam Muzani had found him to be weak minded and took an oath that he will never be able to achieve much.

“After lessons if I could not find any student to make takraar (revision of previous lessons) with. In Bustaanul Muhadditheen there is an incident about Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mubaarak. are walking. then he will be doing tremendous harm to his prospects. During those days. Have utmost respect and caution with respect to the possession of others. This should also be practised outside Madrasah. Hadhrat Moulana Khalil Ahmad Sahaaranpuri Saahib would not speak of anything unrelated during class time. Television. Always be careful when walking. video games etc. and never be absent without a very good reason. Hadhrat Abu Darda asked him: “Did you come here for any other purpose? Were you not thinking of also doing some trade? Have you especially come in search of this Hadith?” He replied: “Yes. and will be unlikely to become an Alim who can make a significant difference to those around him. open the doors for them. At times he would become so poor that he was forced to live on shrubs and plant for many days. If an outsider came and needed to speak to him. shoes. Whenever any asaatidhah (teachers). Punctuality. internet.Students should try their utmost to avoid any distractions and potential obstacles to their quest of becoming a great Alim. stop. From the age of 14. If there are any doors. I would repeat my lessons. and Discipline Always be punctual. for verily I have heard from Rasulullah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) that the one who comes out in search of ilm. you should take extra care. Hadhrat Mufti Saeed Ahmad Saahib Muhaddith e Lakhnawi related. he would move away from his place of teaching and speak to him. whilst in Syria. then be happy. thus I would repeat it. . he would mention that the Madrasah mats must be used only for Madrasah work. Once. parents. if there is no ustaadh present. The Ambiyaa have not left behind dirhams and dinaars (dirhams and dinaars were the money currency used in those times) . I would repeat the lesson several times until I would memorise it. I would imagine that my addressee had not yet understood the lesson. he borrowed a pen from someone. He who has obtained ilm has obtained a very valuable fortune. The virtue of an Aalim over an Aabid (worshipper) is like the fourteenth full moon over the rest of the stars. It is Haraam for you to borrow or use a pen. You are not permitted to be in any classroom during breaktimes. Timekeeping.” Thereupon Hadhrat Abu Darda said: “If it is really so. he travelled vast distances away from his home. including the fish in the sea make dua of forgiveness for an Aalim. The Ulama are the inheritors of the Ambiyaa (the Prophets).” General behaviour and guidelines in the Madrasah You must be under the supervision of an ustaadh at all times during the Madrasah.are huge distractions for a student. I have come only for this purpose. Muru.” Imam Bukhari endured great difficulty whilst in pursuit of Ilm. He had no regard for the dunya at all. All the creation in the skies and the earth. They have left behind ilm. He forgot to return it to the owner and returned to his home town. social networking sites such as Facebook. In this manner. It was due to such continuous sacrifices that Allah has granted him such an honour and status in this Ummah. If a student is unable to sacrifice such distractions. etc. I would sit in front of the wall and then. or Murabbi (elderly people). Thereafter. of any other student without taking permission. the angels place down their wings for him and his road to Jannah is made easy. It is narrated from Hadhrat Jabal ibn Qais that once a person walked from Madinah to Damascus to meet Hadhrat Abu Darda (May Allah be pleased with him) and ask him about a certain Hadith. Only then did he realise his mistake. He travelled all the way back to Syria (about a month‟s journey) just to return the pen. and let them pass by easily. mobile phones. journeys were torturous. addressing the wall.

or someone arrived requesting du`aas. that today I have missed my takbeer-e-ula after twenty-two years. the qiraat had already commenced. p.He ensured that even on his last day at the Madrasah he completed his time. If Hadhrat was delayed from class for a legitimate reason. there was a slight delay in Hadhrat coming to the musjid..” Hadhrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullahi alaih) had once gone for the dastaarbandi jalsah (the graduation ceremony) in Deoband. On account of the large crowd and the multitudes of people greeting Hadhrat. In one place he himself writes that he stayed with Imaam Saahib for many years. or if someone came to make mashwarah with him. or he had to speak to someone during class hours.. Sheikh Saadi has stated: . Hadhrat (rahmatullahi alaih) would enter the classroom promptly at 6:00 a. there was one occasion when Hadhrat‟s mouth began to bleed continuously whilst making wudhu for Fajr salaah. I could not be present and neither could I take part in the janaazah. or someone came to ask amas’alah. He continued with lessons until someone informed him that salaah was about to commence. He would calculate the time in hours and days not used for the madrasah.m. Asr was at 5:30 p.Zuhr Salaah was at 3:00 p. he would calculate the number of minutes utilised in this way and would record it in his diary. p.” Mufti Zaheerul Islaam (rahmatullahi alaih) described Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib‟s (rahmatullahi alaih) punctuality. In that time not a day passed where he did not accompany Imaam Abu Haneefa for Fajar Salaah. It is recorded in the biography of Imaam Abu Yusuf that he remained in the service of Imaam Abu Haneefa for a lengthy period.” (Tazkirat-ulKhaleel. vol. Never did I witness Hadhrat missing his takbeer-e-ula. Thereafter. and classes commenced again at 3:15 p. though he managed to get the first rakaat. Never did the changing of the seasons or even any valid excuse affect his routine in any way. Despite the fact that everyone prefers to be with their close relatives and friends on these days. Hadhrat (rahmatullahi alaih) would repay that amount of his salary back to the madrasah although this directive did not come from the authorities. He would never leave the classroom to relieve himself during lessons but would make all the necessary preparations beforehand. He always advised those asaatizah who were close to him to adhere strictly to the madrasah times and regard every minute as an amaanah. This was the only time that I had witnessed Hadhrat missing the takbeer-e-ula.. daily. after observing him for five continuous years: “Madrasah commenced at 6:30 a. Hadhrat (rahmatullahi alaih) would complete his Zuhr sunnats and proceed straight to the classroom.m.m. However. It was his habit that whenever he went to receive his salary he would take this diary with him. He would also never leave the class to fulfil any of his personal obligations during the madrasah time.m.m. 345) Abundant Ibadah and Practice Practise what you learn immediately.Imaam Sa‟lab says that for fifty years continuously he remained in the Majlis (gatherings) of Hadhrat Ibraheem Harbi and was never absent. I entrusted the responsibility of the kafan and burial to the neighbours and relatives out of apprehension that I may miss out a lesson by Imaam Saahib . When Moulana had reached the musjid.”(Tazkirat-ur-Rasheed. 16) Moulana Zafar Ahmad Uthmani (rahmatullahi alaih) relates: “I remained for six years in the khidmat (service) of Hadhrat Moulana Khaleel Ahmad Saharanpuri (rahmatullahi alaih). he preferred to remain busy with his lessons and in the company of his ustaadh. Hadhrat then sent a message with one of his attendants to the musjid that the jamaat should not be delayed on account of him. Imaam Saahib would commence the lessons. It is narrated in Manaaqib-e-Muwaffiq that Imaam Abu Yusuf mentioned: “One of my sons passed away. Except for those times when he was ill. he never separated from him even on Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. 2. After the salaah was over it was noticed that Moulana was overcome by extreme grief and remorse. the grief of which will never end.. Immediately after Fajar. He would only stop teaching just before this time and join the salaah. With intense anguish he said: “How sad it is.

The exception is the toilet where you should enter with the left foot and exit with the right foot. and the du‟a for entering the Masjid: Allahummaftah lee abwaaba rahmatika. say Assalamualaykum Warahmatullahi. Sunnah Reminder: When putting on shoes or any other items of clothing. Sunnah Reminder: Always enter any place starting with the right foot. start with the right side first.No matter how much of knowledge you attain. you should still place the shoes neatly on the shoe shelves. This is because you are not only attaining knowledge but rather you are establishing a very close connection with Allah. there is no power and might except from Allah. Oh Allah! Open for me the gates of Your mercy. Always move carefully and slowly so as to not to cause any inconvenience to any other student. always start from the left side first. recite the du‟a: Bismillahi tawakkaltu 'alallah laa haula walaa quwwata illa billah In the name of Allah. if there is no amal (good deeds) then this is ignorance. Durood Sharif. Even if your intention is to come back to wear the shoes in a few seconds time. After putting shoes and bags in their appropriate places. Rather he is like an animal with books loaded on him. . Students should perform abundant salaah and should be particular about their devotion and concentration (khushoo and khuzoo) in salaah. Hadith: “Do not speak much besides the thikrullah. Verily. even when there is no one nearby. abundant speech hardens the heart. As you enter through the doors of the Madrasah/Mosque. Place shoes carefully and neatly on the shoe shelves. I depend on Allah. proceed without delay to the assembly hall. engage in much crying. Take your shoes off. starting with the left foot first. This will assist them in the acquisition of Ilm and will also be a means of attaining barakah (blessings). Hadhrat Sha‟bi used to say that whilst you are obtaining Ilm. One cannot be a muhaqqiq. Exit any place starting with the left foot. A true believer takes on inconvenience and difficulty on himself so that others may find ease.When taking off shoes or any item of clothing. and the one with a hard heart is the furthest from Allah Ta‟ala” When going to and entering the Madrasah When leaving home. (a great scholar or researcher) nor an intelligent person. Sunnah Reminder: Always give priority and way to others. recite Bismillah. As soon as you‟ve entered.

dispose of it in the bin. go quietly to the ustadh. answer loudly and clearly “Labbayk”. If he does not give salaam. If you meet the same person in a different place. then repeat your salaam. register. speeches. If after a while you feel discomfort. say Assalamualaykum Warahmatullai quietly and sit in the most appropriate place quietly. and say whatever is needed quietly. and du‟as. put your right hand up and wait patiently until the ustaadh gives you attention. Oh Allah! Open for me the gates of Your mercy. Do not talk once you are in the hall. reciting the du‟a: Allahummaftah lee abwaaba rahmatika. As the ustadh leaves the classroom at the end of the lesson. reply to his salaam. or engage in some zikr. After placing your bag gently on the floor. Then on meeting each other. you may get some work out. trying to catch the Ustadh‟s attention. you may adopt any other appropriate sitting posture. read some Qur‟an. If you‟ve arrived early to Madrasah. If you need to talk. Entering the Assembly hall Enter the hall with right foot. After entering. It has been narrated by Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) that the companions of the Holy Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) would walk together and when a tree would come in their way they would separate towards the left and right. offer to carry it for him. or do anything else such as sharpening your pencil. look around and check that the room is tidy and free from litter. In the classroom As soon as you enter your first class. Whenever you sit always start in the Tashahhud position. sit down in the Tashahhud posture and read Durood Sharif. give salsam loud and clearly. or a fellow student. do not wave your hands or make any noise. When leaving the hall to go to lessons. The longer you are able to remain in this position the better. . stand up. When your name is called out. If the ustaadh is carrying anything.Whenever you meet a ustaadh. you must first seek permission from the ustaadh. and Bismillah. even if you‟ve already given salaam to him. In emergencies. sit down in front of him in Tashahhud position. Aoozubillah. Whilst your hand is up. Take out all the books required for the first lesson. the class should move in a straight line with the ustaadh. If you see any litter. To seek permission. one of them would greet the other with salaam. then you should initiate salaam. Ensure that the ustaadh never has to repeat your name during the register. Pay full attention to any announcements. Open any doors for the ustaadh to enter through first.

It is an act worthy of immense reward if you go through great difficulty in order to bring ease and convenience to others. If any non-muslim visitor comes to the class. It is Makrooh (disliked by Allah subhana wa ta‟ala) to stand up while urinating. such as using Islamic books. If any Muslim visitor comes to the class. would go to the toilet in order to clean it properly so that the visitors would find it clean the next morning. For example. Any carelessness may cause you to be earning sins for the whole day. Going to the toilet or wudhu khana Students must have wudhu before coming to the Madrasah. If there is no ustaadh available (for example between change over of lessons). if you leave the toilet in a dirty state. if you get some filth on your clothes. Throughout your use of the toilet / wudhu khana. take extreme care with regards to cleanliness. and switch off all lights. then it is extremely sinful to carry out Madrasah activities. Then enter the toilet with your left foot first. The ustadh should find all students studying without any noise When the ustadh for the next lesson walks in. Before leaving the toilet. tidy up the whole room. If there is too much filth which you feel you will not be able to clean properly before leaving. pick up any litter. ensure it is in a clean state for others. Similarly. If your wudhu breaks at any time. all the students should stand up and say “Good Morning” or “Good Afternoon” together. all students should stand up and say salaam together. During Madrasah. Relationship with parents and behaviour outside Madrasah times . all the students should stand up and say salaam together. "O Allah.Put all the books into the bag respectfully. Every night his student. Before entering the toilet recite: Bismillah Allahumma innii audhu bika minal khubusi wal khabaais. students must ask permission from the ustaadh responsible before going to the toilet. this will be permissible for a valid Shar‟i reason (perhaps due to a serious injury or some other medical reason). There was only one toilet in the house and the visitors stayed for several days. Remain standing until the ustadh gives permission to sit down. and take out the books for the next lesson before the new ustaadh arrives. in such a state. please inform the office. Once Hadhrat Shaikhul Hind Moulana Mahmoodul Hasan Saahib received a huge number of guests. Hadhrat Husain Ahmad Madani. However. then you must wait patiently. At the end of the final lesson before a break. then you must do Wudhu immediately. I seek refuge inYou from the male and female evil Shayateen". you will be earning uncountable sins for all difficulties other people may be going through when using the toilet.

By serving your parents Allah will increase the rizq (provision) allocated for you and he will lengthen your life.Conduct with parents is one of the easiest ways of gaining entry into Jannah.and resemble the Sunnah as closely as possible. A gaze of genuine love and mercy cast at your parents is the equivalent to an accepted Hajj. it is haram to ill-treat. you should always wear Sunnah clothes which makes apparent your Islamic identity. As a future Alim or Hafiz. There is no obedience to anyone whilst disobeying the Creator. Hadith: “On occasion a man says an offensive and sinful thing without paying any attention to it. for which he is thrown into hell deeper than the distance between the East and West” . Even if parents are unjust. Where a person is occupied with some work. One should avoid at all costs. When mixing with people. His punishment will begin in this life. disobey or displease them. do not offer your hands for musaafahah. always offer both hands for musaafahah when giving salaam. If you are invited to any function. While outside Madrasah. Do not raise one‟s voice above their voice. After eating onions or garlic. Only if they instruct you to do anything unlawful. talking loudly without consideration to others. Never address them by their name. such as talking to others. The person guilty of disobedience and causing grief to parents will be disgraced. burping. do not let shyness prevent you from enquiring about the arrangements for Hijab. Gazing at anger at one‟s parents is amongst the major sins. their comfort and wellbeing must be given priority over oneself. Your clothes and mouth should not smell. causing any disturbance or inconvenience to others. Where it does not cause any inconvenience. If there are no adequate arrangements. Always take great care with the words you use. Always be cheerful in their presence. will be disgraced and punished in this life. This has been proven without exception. that those who cause grief to the parents. avoid meeting people or take extra care in removing the smell. Never refuse with them rudely or argue with them. This includes spitting. then you may politely and with respect decline them gently. then excuse yourself in a polite and humble manner.

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