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Spending the Bounties of Allah Ta‘ala for Deen

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Monday, 16 July 2018 14:34

In the Quraan Majeed, Allah Ta‘ala mentions that one of the qualities of the true believers is:

وَمِمّا رَزَقنـٰهُم يُنفِقونَ ﴿البقرة:٣﴾

They (the believers who believe in the unseen) spend from what We have bestowed upon them

Regarding this verse of the Quraan Majeed, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: There is no reason to restrict the spending mentioned in this verse to the spending of wealth. Rather, it may refer to assisting the servants of Allah Ta‘ala through the bounties which Allah Ta‘ala has blessed us with. All the internal and external faculties which Allah Ta‘ala has bestowed upon us, such as our reasoning and intelligence, and our hands and feet, are the bounties of Allah Ta‘ala. Hence, to use these faculties for the sake of Deen, assisting people and other efforts that are pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala will also be included in this verse. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 106)

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After Fajr - Time of Great Barakah

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Monday, 16 July 2018 09:51

The time after Fajr is a time of immense barakah (blessings). Why would it not be filled with blessings when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made the following du‘aa for his Ummah: “O Allah, bless my Ummah (in their work) in the early part of the morning” (Tirmizi #1212). It is however, obvious that to receive this barakah one will have to be awake. A person sleeping at this time is deprived of this blessings.

Sleeping after Fajr is a detestable practice, unless due to weakness, illness or any other valid reason. If one needs to sleep, he should do so after sunrise, though it is better to rather take a short nap in the afternoon. ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) once passed by a person sleeping after Fajr Salaah. ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) shook him awake and remarked: “Don’t you know that Allah Ta‘ala pays particular attention to His creation at this part of the morning and out of His sheer mercy He admits a great number of people into Jannah.” (Tabraani - Majma‘uz Zawaaid #1816)

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Outstanding Respect

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:37

If Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Sahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) saw any piece of paper lying on the floor, he would immediately pick it up with respect and place it in some respectful place. Dr. Tanweer Ahmad Khan Sahib (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned that Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say: “We must respect paper because it is a means of us attaining knowledge.”

In fact, the entire theme of his life was adab (respect). He used to often say: “Everything in this world is engaged in the zikr of Allah Ta‘ala. When something is making the zikr of Allah Ta‘ala then it is worthy of respect. Remember! Never throw anything down as this is contrary to adab.”[1]

A student once mentioned that Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would not even throw or fling dirt into the bin. He would place it inside with utmost care saying: “This was a favour from Allah Ta‘ala which we enjoyed for some time. Now that there is no use for it, do not just throw it away. Instead place it in the bin in a respectful manner rather than just throwing it away.”

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Travelling in the Same Direction

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Monday, 02 July 2018 13:34

Imagine a family wishing to travel together. However, each person has a different destination. Thus the husband wants to take a turn towards the east, the wife wants him to turn towards the west and the children want to go south. Can you imagine the arguments and the tension in that vehicle? The arguments and tension could sometime even lead to an accident. The same is the case of daily life. In order to avoid the arguments and tension, everyone must have the same direction.

The only direction that leads to every success is Deen. Therefore, the husband, wife and children must all adopt one direction and have one goal, to earn the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala. Whenever the family is confronted with the issue of whether to turn left or right, all should simply ask: “What will make Allah Ta‘ala happy?” This approach will insha-Allah make the journey of life peaceful and enjoyable.

   

Inspirational Advice

Steadfast on Salaah

Hasan bin Saalih (rahimahullah) was a pious person who was born in the year 100 A.H. and passed away in the year 169 A.H. Hasan (rahimahullah), his twin brother, ‘Ali (rahimahullah), and their mother, would divide the night into three portions between them. They would then take turns to perform salaah, thus ensuring that throughout the night there was one person standing in salaah in their home. After their mother passed away, Hasan (rahimahullah) and his brother divided the night into two portions between them, taking turns to stand in salaah. Finally, when his brother ‘Ali (rahimahullah) passed away, Hasan (rahimahullah) began to stand for the entire night performing salaah.

Hasan bin Saalih (rahimahullah) once sold his slave girl to a certain household. That night, while the entire household was asleep, the slave girl awoke them calling out, “O household! Salaah! Salaah!”

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