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Selected & Concise Advices of Shaykh Abdul Hamid Ishaq P1



The Shaykh is the doctor who removes the cataract from the eyes of the spiritual heart, after which the Saalik is blessed with baseerat (spiritual sight) and Ma`rifat of Allah Ta’ala. And naturally, having recognized the Beloved, the goal is achieved.


The noble qualities of Akhlaaq-e-Hameeda increase the value of a person.


The Kalima ‘La ilaaha Ilallah’ has an alchemy effect : It changes a Jahannami  into a Jannati; it changes one who was hated into one who is now loved; it changes the lowest into the highest. SubhanAllah.


The Ahlullah teach us how to make our lives valuable.


In the decisions of Allah Ta’ala, is Hidden Kindness.


Anyone who wants to learn Good Character will have to go to the threshold of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Good character is his Sunnah and it is from him and those who follow him that we too will learn good character.


We are not here for the sake of Dunya. We are here for the sake of Aakhirah. We have to prepare here, to live it up there.


A mureed should not ride on the crest of his Shaykh’s name and honour – that is, he should not take advantage of others or have expectations of others, by virtue of his connection with his Shaykh.


If a person sees his wife as a gift from Allah (Jalla Jalaaluhu), his marriage will be one of greater enjoyment.

If the wife sees her husband as a gift from Allah (Jalla Jalaaluhu), she too will experience greater joy.



‘Today, people want to give Islam a facelift; to make Islam fit into modern society. Islam does not need a facelift – Islam is ever-beautiful, ever-youthful. It is not a way of life that becomes old or out-dated.

Rather, it is modern society that needs to change and conform.’



Durood Sharief is a capsule which containes three forms of Ibaadat:

Shukr (appreciation), Hamd (praise) and Dua (supplication).



When making Taubah and Istighfaar, begging Allah (Jalla Jalaaluhu)

for blanket amnesty, is safest.



The Saalik who attributes his achievements to his Mujahada and Khidmat, is in deception.

All achievements are favours of Allah Ta’ala.



Once there is love and trust in the Shaykh, the path to Allah Ta’ala becomes easy.



Anyone who finds Allah Ta’ala becomes disinclined to Dunya.


 ‘Ana’ (I) is a killer. It leads to ‘self-admiration’ and vanity (ujub), as well as an expectation of praise and acclaim.

This ujub and takabbur (pride) inherent in ‘ana’ leads to one’s destruction.


We are passing through the passage of life and not recognizing Allah Ta’ala; whereas everything around are signs of His Greatness, Perfection and Beauty.


Look at our attachment to our cell phones (mobile phones)! How can our attachment to the Qur`aan Shareef be anything less?


No other person can eat or take what is your Rizq (sustenance). What is destined for you, of your rizq, will reach you. You cannot miss it.


Allah Ta’ala lights the lamp of Islam in the hearts of people, with good character and kindness. This is one very successful method in which Islam spread and spreads.


Deen is based on two solid pillars: Qur`aan and Hadeeth. It is not based on our thinking, 

which is generally weak and flawed.


With the spark of love, marriage is enjoyable; 

with the spark of Allah’s Love, Deen is enjoyable.


An angry person is a restless person; a person who allows his nafs 

to deprive him of peace and tranquillity.


Where there is humility, there are no fights. Where there is pride, there are endless fights.


The heart is destroyed by lustful glances. Since the heart is the home of Imaan, 

so Imaan is destroyed with lustful glances.


The person who follows the signboards of the Sunnah, will come out in Jannah. 


The secret code to press for Allah Ta’ala’s Help, against the whisperings of shaytaan, is ‘Ta`awwuz’.


When Allah (Jalla Jalaaluhu) gives a person elevation, Allah (Jalla Jalaaluhu) 

also grants His Protection.


When visiting the sick person, our duty is to lift his spirits and give him hope.


The non-Muslims take out each Sunnah with an inferior substitute of their culture. 

And we too accept their cheap “goods” and do not even recognize our enormous losses.


Your action of abstinence makes you a favourite and friend of Allah (Jalla Jalaaluhu)


The person who harbours evil thoughts of the Ahlullah is the one who is deprived; who is cut off from many spiritual blessings.


In the Majaalis of the Sheikh, general prescriptions are given.

However, if a Mureed maintains his Ta-alluq, informing the Sheikh of his spiritual weaknesses, whether when meeting with him or via correspondence, that Mureed is privileged with a Tailor-made prescription. 

There is great progress in informing the Sheikh, but how many do so?


We must not be ‘salt’ with the label of ‘sugar’. Allah (Jalla Jalaaluhu)’s Help is not on the label, but it is on the reality.


People call by different names: Extremists, fundamentalists, radicals, fanatics, rebels, terrorists. …Don’t feel offended. Glad tidings to the Ghurabah (strangers).

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Islam began as something strange and it will return strange as it began, so glad tidings for the strangers.”


[Sahih Muslim]

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