From that which is strange in these times [of ours today], is that between you and another is a relationship, the sincerity of which is built upon fond memories – the size of mountains!
There is no Islaam except with unity, and there is no unity except with leadership, and there is no leadership except with obedience [to Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall)].
Shaykh Ihsaan Ilaahee Zaheer spent his life defending the Sahaabah; when he was injured by the bomb explosion, he was brought to Saudi Arabia for treatment and died here. He was buried in al-Baqee’ [graveyard – in Madeenah] along with the Sahaabah.
Shaykh Ihsaan Ilaahee Zaheer informed me about our Shaykh, Muhammad al-Gondalwi that he would not read the newspapers or magazines – so as not to [inadvertantly] memorise them! That is because if he were to read anything, he was [instantly] able to memorise it.
A lack of fear [of Allaah] is due to a lack of remorse in the heart [at transgressing against Allaah], just as a house which has not been lived in will deteriorate.