Remaining within the Limits of Sharee‘ah


Monday, 27 March 2017 15:16

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

In Islam, we are commanded to neither hoard wealth nor mise with it. Rather we should spend it in halaal avenues. While spending wealth, one should bear in mind that one does not transgress the limits of sharee‘ah by spending the wealth in impermissible or incorrect avenues. One should ensure that he spends the wealth in the correct avenue, in accordance to the manner Allah Ta‘ala has commanded, and remaining within the prescribed limits of sharee‘ah. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg.18)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za


Business around the Grave!!!


Monday, 27 March 2017 14:24

The calico-covered corpse is gently lowered into the grave. Loving hands of sons and brothers receive the body of their loved one and place it in the narrow pit. The strips of plank are placed firmly next to each other. The last plank is placed leaving a dark and lonely grave under it. Spades are grabbed and heaps of sand come crashing down from all directions. However, all around the grave, business goes on as usual.

While the most stark reminder of death is right in front of the eyes, the latest car on the market, the rand/dollar exchange and other gossip continues among many of those present. While they patiently wait for the ‘faatihah’ to commence, the time is passed by idle gossip. Carrying the janaazah on our shoulders and witnessing the deceased being lowered into the grave also does not remind us of our own death. What then will remind us of that moment (which could be extremely soon) when we will breathe our last?

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The Poisonous Friendship


Monday, 13 March 2017 06:54

If there is a disbeliever in front of us, then due to his physical presence, we will be on our guard and will not allow him to influence our mind and ways. However, there is something called the mental presence of a disbeliever. It is when a disbeliever presents to us his heart and mind in the form of words. The novels and newspaper articles that are authored and reported by disbelievers are read by unwary Muslims. Novels and newspapers are read in our free time, when our minds are relaxed and receptive. Over a period of time, we begin to develop an indirect friendship with these authors and reporters who are disbelievers.

What makes a person crave to read another novel authored by a particular author? What prompts a person to continue reading a novel or a newspaper, but finds no time for the Quraan Majeed? Reading the works of disbelievers destroys the desire of doing good. Many Muslims today will read the newspaper, digest it and relate it to others. But when the Quraan Majeed and hadeeth is presented to them, they will question and reject it. Their minds and hearts have become so poisoned with darkness and fiction that they no longer wish to accept the light and truth of Islam.

We need to abandon the poisonous friendship of novels and newspapers, so that once again we may have a Muslim mind and heart that will think and desire as a Muslim ought to.


Compassion for Students


Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:11

Once, a student fell very ill and he could not even walk around easily. A bad odour emanated from his body and none of the students were prepared to approach him. They found it difficult to even speak to him. Despite this, our Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would visit him and enquire if he needed anything and would also send food for him. Sometimes, Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would personally give him some money and would also take care of all his needs. Once, during the winter season, Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) noticed that he had no warm clothing. He took his own blanket and personally handed it over to him. Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) made such arrangements for him that he, as well as his friends, enjoyed the warmth of this blanket for many years thereafter. (Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) – His life and works, pg. 58)


Inspirational Advice

“Even if I Die Trying”

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) owned a slave whose work was to earn an income for Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

One night, the slave presented Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) with some food that he had earned. As soon as the food was placed before him, Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) picked up a morsel and began to eat. Seeing this, the slave was surprised and asked, “What is the matter? You normally ask me every night (as to how I earned the wealth). Why have you not asked me tonight?” Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “I was overcome by extreme hunger. From where did you get this food?” The slave answered, “During the days of Jaahiliyyah (the days of ignorance, before the advent of Islam), I once passed by a certain tribe and recited some words and blew, as a form of treatment for them. On account of my service, they had promised me that they would later compensate me. It so happened that I passed by this tribe today while they were engaged in wedding festivities. As they still owed me for my service, they gave me some food from the wedding as payment.”  

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