Monday, 20 April 2015 14:06
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)
Monday, 20 April 2015 14:07
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)
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.
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).
Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:25
Ladies Tarbiyat Programme of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel
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Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:32
Majlis of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb
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