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The Secret behind the Success of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum)

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Tuesday, 30 November 2021 07:03

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

Acquiring victory and success is not based on whether the Muslims are few or many in number. Rather, the number of the Muslims is a separate aspect and is not relevant in regard to acquiring victory.

In regard to acquiring victory, there is just one thing that the Muslims need to bear in mind – pleasing Allah Ta‘ala and remaining engaged in the effort of Deen. After ensuring that Allah Ta‘ala is pleased with them and engaging in the effort, if the Muslims acquire victory, then they should express gratitude and appreciation to Allah Ta‘ala. Conversely, if they are unsuccessful, then they should adopt sabr (patience).

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Who do You Love?

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 15:29

Fifteen centuries ago, in the month of Rabee’ul Awwal, an orphan was born who would be the greatest personality of all time. His exalted status and position surpassed that of every human being and even the greatest angel. No woman had given birth to a child more beautiful than him. His character was most sublime. His servitude and devotion to his Creator was the most outstanding while his service, compassion and kindness to the creation was most exemplary. His dealings were impeccable while his character and conduct were most lofty and on the peak of excellence. He was the epitome of every good in every respect. He was Habeebullah (the beloved of Allah Ta‘ala) and Rahmatul lil Aalameen (a mercy unto the universe) — may Allah Ta‘ala’s countless blessings shower endlessly upon him, his family and his Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) till eternity.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) loved his Ummah dearly. Like an extremely compassionate mother who feels great agony and distress upon the difficulty of her beloved child, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was greatly anguished over any difficulty of his Ummah. At the same time, he was extremely desirous of every good for them. Allah Ta‘ala describes this extreme love of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) for his Ummah: “Indeed a Messenger has come unto you from among you, hard upon whom is your suffering, he craves for your good and for the Believers he is most kind and greatly merciful.” (Surah Taubah v.128)

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Unrest Reflections

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 15:27

The week of unrest experienced in South Africa in July 2021 brought experiences and scenes that most people had never witnessed before, and hope to never witness again. May Allah Ta‘ala protect us and the entire Ummah from such situations in the future. Nevertheless, it opened people’s eyes to many important aspects and taught us many valuable lessons.

One of the most fundamental lessons imparted to us was that of the absolute power and control of Allah Ta‘ala. Man is often seduced and deluded by his wealth and ‘power’, leading him to believe that he is in control and wields great influence. However, these events reminded us that our wealth, cars, influence, etc. will be of no avail at all – unless Allah Ta‘ala wills. In this period, even a millionaire could find no bread to buy and no fuel to fill his tank. Likewise, many of those who would normally protect him and rush to his aid were cut off from him and were inaccessible. At this time, his eyes opened to the reality that we are completely powerless and helpless before the power and decree of Allah Ta‘ala.

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Smoking Weed

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 15:19

Q: My husband often smokes weed (cannabis). He says that many of his cousins and friends also smoke it and it has become “a norm” in many circles. Nobody bothers about it much. It has also been legalised in this country so there is no problem with it. I do not know how to advise him.

A: Muslims adhere to a code of life called Islam. Islam is a complete way of life and is the only Deen that has Divine approval. Any other way of life is rejected in the court of Allah Ta‘ala. Therefore, all a Mu-min’s (Believer’s) morals, ethics and values are shaped by what has come to him from Allah Ta‘ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The norms of people and the legalising of governments does not change his beliefs and values.

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Greed and its Cure

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 15:15

Letter: 

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu

How must greed be eliminated?

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Download Al-Haadi Volume 29 Number 1

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 15:11

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Inspirational Advice

Worried Over His Weaknesses

(Qaadhi Bakkaar bin Qutaibah [rahimahullah] - Part One)

Qaadhi Bakkaar bin Qutaibah (rahimahullah) was a descendent of the Sahaabi, Sayyiduna Abu Bakrah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). He was born in Basrah in 182 A.H. and passed away in Egypt in 270 A.H. He was a great saint, ‘Aalim, and Muhaddith, and was also the head Qaadhi (judge) in Egypt. Such was his rank in the field of hadeeth that great Imaams, the likes of Imaam Tahaawi, Imaam Ibnu Khuzaimah, Imaam Abu ‘Awaanah (rahimahumullah), etc. were among his students. (Siyaru Aa’laamin Nubalaa vol. 12, pg. 599 & 604)

Regarding his piety and fear of Allah Ta‘ala, Ahmad bin Sahl (rahimahullah) mentions the following incident:

I was the neighbour of Qaadhi Bakkaar (rahimahullah). On one occasion, when I left home after the ‘Esha Salaah, Qaadhi Bakkaar (rahimahullah) was reciting the following verse of the Quraan Majeed:

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