Friday, August 27, 2010

Blog Review : ASHRAFIYA

 ASHRAFIYA is a blog similar to the present one. A caliph of  Mufti Taqi Usmani Sahab (DB) has been blogging about Ashrafia-Imdadia teachings since August 1994. By now there are around 1400 posts on different aspects of Islam. The subheading explains the content:
Teachings of Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi & his spiritual successors, particularly 'Arifbillah Dr 'Abdul Hayy 'Arifi (may Allah bless them) and Sayyidi Mawlana Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) regarding Tasawwuf
The spiritual genealogy  at the blog under review merges with that of Hazrat Shaikh (DB) beginning with Hazrat Ashraf Ali Thanwi (RA). The posts there can be consulted with benefit in spite of considerable overlap of the subject matter. In the spiritual pathology, pathology of spiritual  ailments a rather common disease is of negligence and laxity (ghaflat). The cure for this is remembrance and repetition. Moreover a blogger may say a thing in a way that it will go directly to your heart-thus browsing other similar blogs can be a very profitable activity.

The Arabic inscription at the header says, "O Sustainer open my heart and make my task easy for me (Rabbish rahli sadri wa yassirli amri)."  This is part of the Hazrat Musa (AS)'s supplication to Lord Almighty before proceeding to talk to Pharaos. This supplication is used, particularly, before any significant communication effort.

 ASHRAFIYA   is the first blog to include the present one into its blogroll. May Allah Almighty reward the blogger for the same from His bounties and provide us his blessings for long.