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Performing the Sunnat Salaah in the Musjid

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Monday, 20 April 2015 14:06

Masjid-QubaHazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Apart from the fardh salaah being performed in the musjid, our aslaaf used to perform their sunnat salaah in their homes. Certainly there is great virtue in performing one’s sunnats at home. However on account of the fact that nowadays there are many people who deny the sunnats and have began discarding it completely (i.e. they do not perform it in the musjid nor at home), the ‘Ulama have advised that in order to oppose this group we should perform our sunnats in the musjid (in public) so that we do not resemble those who discard their sunnats. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 8/222)

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Making an Effort to Improve one’s Character

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Monday, 20 April 2015 14:07

et54bHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Through studying the lives of our pious predecessors, we learn that one should not suffice upon expressing grief over one’s shortcomings and weaknesses. Rather, one should make a concerted effort to rectify oneself and improve one’s character. Together with making istighfaar, one should impose a monetary penalty on oneself in order to discipline the nafs. For instance if one had wrongly expressed anger upon a person, (then together with making istighfaar and seeking forgiveness from the person) one should impose a monetary penalty upon oneself. If one does not have the money to give in charity, then one should perform between four rakaats to twenty rakaats nafl salaah as a penalty for the wrong one has committed. By merely expressing grief and not making an effort to improve one’s character and ways, one will not achieve any good. (Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadeeth Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 389)

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Thrill with some Frill

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:04

Masha-Allah, while we may have the noble desire to listen to the talks of deen, however, the question to ask ourselves is, “What is our intention”? If it is to change our lives and to become better Muslims, then we will definitely be prepared to hear what we need to hear. On the other hand, Allah Ta‘ala protect us, if we seek to entertain ourselves, then we will only hear what we want to hear.

Really, we cannot allow our deen to become a mere thrill with some frill. If someone is truly concerned about his health, he will adhere to the advice of one doctor and at times refer to a specialist for a second opinion. However, nobody will visit every doctor in town in order to enjoy different coloured syrups and tablets. Such foolishness will bring about further complications, rather than any cure. Our spiritual health is many times more delicate and sensitive. Listening to a single poisonous word could leave us spiritually dead.

Hence, instead of listening to the talks of anyone and everyone, watching videos of the most thrilling motivational speakers on YouTube, chasing after variety, confusing our taste buds, digesting nothing and practising nil, we rather hold firmly to the teachings of a few reliable, Allah-fearing and sunnah-adhering ‘Ulama who will not only tell us what we want to hear, but what we need to hear. 

 

Excruciating Pain

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Sunday, 22 March 2015 10:38

P A I N. The word itself makes one feel uncomfortable. Often, the pain of a near and dear one is more painful than one’s own pain. A mother probably feels the pain of her little child more than her own. The closer the bond, the greater the pain felt over the discomfort of the beloved. The greatest bond of every Believer is the bond with his most beloved master, Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Allah Ta‘ala declares in the Glorious Quraan: “The Nabi is closer to the Believers than their own selves” (Ahzaab, v6). Thus the pain of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is the pain of every Believer. If something hurts him, it should pierce our hearts. When the disbelievers were about to execute the great Sahaabi, Zaid bin Dathina (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), they asked him: “Would you be happier if Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was in your place and you were left free to be with your family?” His spontaneous response was: “By Allah, I cannot even bear that I be sitting comfortably with my family while even a thorn is pricking Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).” This response emanated from true love and was a reflection of the deep bond that he had with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). He was happy to lay down his life, but could not tolerate the discomfort of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

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Becoming the Beloved of Allah Ta'ala by Being a Peacemaker

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:25

Ladies Tarbiyat Programme of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel

Date: 2015-04-21

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Intellectual Apostasy

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:32

Majlis of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb

Date: 2015-04-14

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Giving for Allah

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:30

Majlis of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb

Date: 2015-04-07

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Perfection of Imaan

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:19

Jumuah of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb

Date: 2015-04-03

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Inspirational Advice

The Aakhirah is a Reality

Once ‘Abdullah bin Rawaahah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was resting with his head on his wife’s lap. Suddenly he began crying. Seeing this, his wife also began to cry. When he asked her the reason for crying, she replied, “When I saw the manner in which you were crying, it made me cry as well.” ‘Abdullah bin Rawaahah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) explained the reason for his crying saying, “I remembered the verse: ‘There is none among you except that he will come to it (Jahannam)’ and I do not know whether I will be granted salvation from the fire or not.” (Tafseer Ibni Katheer vol. 3, pg. 136)

Lesson: The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) had such conviction in the verses of the Quraan Majeed and the occurrences of the Hereafter, that it made them cry even in their moments of pleasure. On the other hand, we have become so oblivious of the realities after death, that we fantasize the worst of things even when our heads are in prostration before our Beloved Creator. We need to enhance our conviction in the Hereafter to such an extent that it becomes a reality before our eyes.

 
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