Courage, Parents & Gambling


A man came and said: “I am a habitual gambler. What is its remedy?”

Hadhrat Thaanwi replied: “Courage is its remedy.

Secondly, resolve firmly that whenever you indulge in gambling you will impose on yourself the performance of 100 raka’ts Nafl Salaat and abstain from two meals. Other than this, the original and actual remedy is nothing other than courage and striving against the dictates of the nafs.”

The same man said: “My heart is devoid of love for my parents.”

Hadhrat Thaanwi (rahmatullah alayh) replied: “Serve them in abundance. Service to parents will create love for them.”