Correct Way of Attaining Secular Education

[In a talk expounding the need for attaining Quranic Education, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi r.a states]

“The correct method of attaining Secular Education is to:

Firstly, acquire religious education. One should consult an Alim and chart out a course for oneself.

Secondly, one should keep a connection with the company of Ulama.

Thirdly, refrain from reading books from different methodologies and only read the material of Ulama e Haqq.

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To think of the Kaba’ir (Major) Sins in the time of difficulty – A Subtle Point

One letter came which said that, “I have been thinking a lot about which sin I might have committed in lieu of which I am facing such difficulties.” I replied to him that the time when you did not have any difficulty, did you ever think in lieu of which good deeds are you relishing the good easy life?

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Madrasah In’aamiyyah – Chapter 1 : My Journey

Almost a decade ago I had stepped out of my country for the first time. I had set abroad towards Canada for the purpose of my academics. I had no idea how long this journey would be. Crossing the Atlantic and as they say, “the seven seas and the lands” I landed in Toronto. This was all new to me as I was only 17 at that time. It didn’t take long for me to realize that “Hijrah” is not an easy thing….

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Advancement and Secular Education

“What should we do with such an advancement and education which destroys ones religion? Such education is worthy of being burnt to ashes. The reason (often given) for the need of this secular education is so that on may earn ones livelihood. Although even in this notion, we take an issue with the term ‘need’ because the advancement of the world does not revolve around secular education, it can be achieved in a much better sense through trading etc., but the new age has accepted this notion so blindly that it considers even challenging it an ignorance.

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Obligation of Tableegh

“Allah (SWT) is giving us the commandment of tableegh (especially) with regards to this calamity of apostasy which is spreading widely (within our ummah). Tableegh needs to be done to those Muslim brothers who are caught in this calamity or have a fear of being caught.

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About Q.A.F.I.L.A

Assalamu Alaikum WarahmatAllah, Qafila is a personal effort to help students of deen struggling to attain their goals in Madaris. Any help and assistance in this endeavor will be a means of Sadaqa Jaariya in the sight of Allah, while paving the path for our leaders of tomorrow and help our Ummah. Currently the funds …

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