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Moulding the Character in Childhood

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Monday, 15 July 2019 08:49

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

Most people are not particular about giving their children an Islamic upbringing. Such people generally say, “The children are still small.” However, it should be remembered that the good values instilled in childhood are firmly embedded in the child and remain with him throughout his life. In fact, childhood is the actual period wherein the character of a child and his understanding can be correctly moulded. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/219)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

 

Truly Rich

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Monday, 01 July 2019 15:12

Who is truly rich?

The answer to this question will vary from person to person. The most common answer is bound to be: “The one who has the most amount of money.” However, let us hear the answer from the leader of all mankind, from the one who was granted the most amount of knowledge by Allah Ta‘ala, from that heart which was blessed with direct divine guidance, from none other than Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “A person’s being rich is not dependent upon him owning much worldly possessions. Rather, being truly wealthy is to be rich in one’s heart.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #6446)

If one is “rich in his heart” by being content with whatever Allah Ta‘ala has blessed him with, irrespective of the amount, he is truly rich. On the other hand, if a millionaire is hankering after the “next valley of gold,” he is indeed poverty stricken.

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A Clean Heart

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:01

Imagine having a white bed sheet that is soiled with oil, blotted with ink and stained with paint... will we ever think of sleeping on such a sheet? The answer is definitely “NO!” Then, how is it ever possible to sleep with a heart smudged with hatred, burning in anger, drowning in jealousy?

Having a clean heart invites peace, happiness and contentment in our lives. It is only a clean heart that will allow the mercy, love and bond with Allah Ta‘ala to be established and strengthened.

We cannot afford to leave this world with a heart that is filled with dirt. It is as simple as forgiving, overlooking and cleaning our hearts of all evil at all times. Death may come to us at any time. Hence, we need to strive to leave this world and meet our Allah Ta‘ala with a heart that is clean and pure.

 

Surah Waaqi‘ah

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 06:54

(Four Surahs’ Series – Part Four)

Surah Waaqi‘ah is the 56th surah of the Quraan Majeed and can be found in the 27th juz (para), immediately after Surah Rahmaan.

The special virtue and benefit of Surah Waaqi‘ah is that the one who recites it every night will be saved from poverty. (Shu‘abul Imaan #2267)

On the occasion when Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) lay on his deathbed and was approaching his final moments, Sayyiduna ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), who was the khaleefah at the time, came to visit him.

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Surah Sajdah​

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 06:35

(Four Surahs’ Series – Part Three)

Surah Sajdah is the 32nd surah of the Quraan Majeed and can be found in the 21st juz (para). As with Surah Mulk (Tabaarak), it has been reported that it was the blessed practice of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to recite Surah Sajdah every night. (Sunan Tirmizi #2892)

The special virtue and benefit of reciting Surah Sajdah every night is that it will protect the one who recites it from the punishment of the grave.

Khaalid bin Ma’daan (rahimahullah), a Taabi‘ee, mentioned the following:

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Surah Mulk

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:50

(Four Surahs’ Series – Part Two)

Surah Mulk, commonly known by many as Surah Tabaarak, is the first surah of the twenty-ninth juz (para) of the Quraan Majeed. It is just less than three and a half pages in length. Accordingly, its daily recitation and even its memorization are extremely easy.

As with Surah Yaseen, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned regarding Surah Mulk, “I certainly wish that it (Surah Mulk) be in the heart of every individual of my Ummah.” (Tabraani – Majma‘uz Zawaaid #11477)

The importance of this surah can also be gauged by the fact that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would recite it every night. (Sunan Tirmizi #2892)

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Inspirational Advice

Receptive to the Reminder

Ebrahim bin Bash-shaar (rahimahullah) narrates:

On one occasion, I was passing through the desert in the company of Ebrahim bin Adham (rahimahullah) when we came across a high grave. On seeing the grave, Ebrahim (rahimahullah) made du‘aa for the inmate, asking Allah Ta‘ala to shower His mercy upon him, and began to weep.

I asked Ebrahim (rahimahullah), “Whose grave is this?” Ebrahim (rahimahullah) replied, “This is the grave of Humaid bin Jaabir (rahimahullah) who was the ruler of all these cities. Initially, he was drowning in the oceans of this world (i.e. he was immersed in the luxuries and pleasures of the world). However, Allah Ta‘ala thereafter removed him from the oceans of the world and saved him.

I heard that one day, while he was seated with his close family, taking enjoyment from the amusements of his empire and possessions, he fell asleep. While asleep, he had a dream in which he saw a man standing at his head side, holding a book. The man passed the book to him. When he opened it, he saw the following words inscribed in gold,

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