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Purpose of I’tikaaf

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Monday, 06 July 2015 15:19

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saahib (daamat barakaatuhum) mentioned:

All ‘ibaadaat are performed for one to get connected with Allah Ta‘ala. However, there is one ‘ibaadat that is carried out specifically for this purpose and that is i’tikaaf, where one sits in seclusion and gains a connection with Allah Ta‘ala.

Prior to receiving nubuwwat, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) used to go into seclusion and it was something that was beloved to him. There is no doubt that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had the best connection with Allah Ta‘ala, but he felt the need for attaining a special connection.

Thus, the purpose of i’tikaaf is to create mental seclusion with the Beloved (i.e. Allah Ta‘ala). This is the beginning of spiritual progress. The mind has to be completely free from all other worries, concerns, desires and aspirations. Like a reserved parking, the mind doesn’t only need to be paak (pure), but also needs to be reserved solely for Allah Ta‘ala.

(Stepping Stones to Reformation, pt. 1 pg. 8 & pt. 2 pg. 49)

 

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (d.b.)’s Ramadhaan Programs

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:51

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb (d.b.)’s programs for the month of Ramadhaan are as follows:
 
1. +/- 10:30 am – Ta’leem of Mawaa‘ize Faqeehul Ummat and majlis
 
2. +/- 4:00 pm – Majlis
 
3. +/- 10:45 pm – Surah Yaseen, salaat & salaam, du'aa, majlis, and zikr
 
For live audio streaming of these programs, click here
 

Grabbing the Lifeline

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Thursday, 28 May 2015 14:19

Ladies Tarbiyat Programme of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel

Date: 2015-05-26

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Size: 7.6 MB

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4 Advices of Luqmaan ('alaihis salaam)

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Thursday, 28 May 2015 14:27

Majlis of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb

Date: 2015-05-07

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Size: 9.3 MB

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Preparation for Ramadhaan

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Thursday, 28 May 2015 14:19

Ladies Tarbiyat Programme of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel

Date: 2015-05-19

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Branches of Imaan

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Thursday, 28 May 2015 14:30

Majlis of Hadhrat Moulana Ilyas Patel Saheb

Date: 2015-05-08

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Size: 8.4 MB

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Inspirational Advice

In the Dark of the Night

When Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah) passed away, the people carrying out his ghusal saw that he had scars all over his back. They enquired as to what was the reason for that. They were told that he used to fill bags of flour, load it on his back at night, and personally hand it out to the poor residents of Madeenah Munawwarah. (Hilyatul Awliyaa vol. 3, pg. 160)

Lesson:

1. While the sinners wait anxiously for the night so that they may go ahead in fulfilling their evil desires and filthy aspirations, the pious servants of Allah Ta‘ala make the maximum of this ‘cover’ in doing good actions only for His pleasure.

2. Bringing ease and happiness to the servants of Allah Ta‘ala is an extremely meritorious act. After one’s demise, these very people continuously remember one and make du‘aa in his favor.

3. Actions receive their value in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala in proportion to the level of sincerity with which they were carried out. It is not the quantity of the optional actions, rather the quality which counts. 

 
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