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Exciting Time

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:32

Often people cannot contain their excitement as some eagerly anticipated event draws closer. Imagine a most dear child or beloved spouse returning home after a year abroad! As the day of arrival draws closer, the happiness and excitement would be sensed all around. Let alone any significant occasion such as a nikaah, graduation, etc., people often cannot even contain their excitement as a planned holiday or fishing trip draws closer! More than a thousand times greater excitement is experienced by the true lovers of Allah Ta‘ala as they eagerly anticipate the arrival of the most noble guest – the most blessed month of Ramadhaan.

SIGN OF IMAAN

Excitedly awaiting Ramadhaan is a sign of imaan. Upon sighting the moon of Rajab – two months prior to Ramadhaan – Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would express his zeal for Ramadhaan by making du‘aa, “O Allah, enable us to reach (be alive in) Ramadhaan.” Subhanallah! This du‘aa is infused with excitement and eager anticipation for the blessed month.

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Comfort Zone

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:31

Ramadhaan 1441 (2020) was indeed very unusual. It was a Ramadhaan in lockdown – something never experienced before in South Africa and many other parts of the world.

Due to lockdown regulations most people were generally confined to their homes. Businesses could not be opened nor could workers go to their jobs. Many were in dire circumstances since they could not earn their livelihoods.

A much greater tragedy was that most people had no access to the masjid. Some made Jumu‘ah Salaah in small groups here and there while most tragically, thousands missed their Jumu‘ah Slaah altogether.

Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji‘oon!

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Priceless Ramadhaan

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:29

Two men, from a certain tribe came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and accepted Islam. After some time, one of them went out in jihaad and was blessed with martyrdom, while the other lived on and passed away a normal death one year later. Sayyiduna Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thereafter saw a dream in which he was shown that the Sahaabi who had passed away a natural death had surpassed the one who had been martyred!

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Third Wave

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:25

Q: The second wave of the Corona virus is still around and we are told that a third wave is coming. This is very stressful and is making me feel very down. When will these waves stop?

A: If there is no ocean or huge mass of water, there will be no waves. Likewise, if the ocean of sins is evaporated through sincere repentance and spiritual reformation, the waves of pandemics and calamities will stop.

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Don’t Lie

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:14

Letter: 

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu

In today’s times it is not possible to run a business without some degree of lies and forgery. How are we then to earn lawful sustenance?

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Download Al-Haadi Volume 28 Number 3

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:12

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Distancing

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Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:34

‘Distancing’ is perhaps among the most commonly used words in the recent past. The question is: Is “distancing” really a matter of life and death?

Spiritually speaking, YES, it can become so. If a person becomes distanced from Allah Ta‘ala due to being affected by the virus of sin, he will become spiritually sick and weak. If he continues to persist in major sins and gets extremely distanced from Allah Ta‘ala, such distancing could eventually lead to spiritual paralysis or even death!

GREATEST AMBITION

A Muslim’s greatest ambition, most lofty aspiration and ultimate goal is to get close… very close... to his Rabb and Creator, Allah Ta‘ala. Hence he will “go the extra mile” and strive as much as possible to earn that special closeness and proximity. On the contrary, he will be totally averse to anything that will distance him from Allah Ta‘ala even to the minutest extent.

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Solace in Sickness

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Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:30

Influenza, pneumonia, TB, bronchitis… There are thousands of diseases in existence, and every disease brings some form of discomfort, inconvenience and pain to a person. Hence, no person wishes or desires to be afflicted by disease. In the hadeeth as well, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has taught us to seek protection from illnesses and diseases.

Nevertheless, if Allah Ta‘ala has decreed sickness for a person, then together with making du‘aa for shifaa (cure), one should immediately hold firmly onto sabr while hoping for and anticipating the immense rewards that are promised in the ahaadeeth for those who patiently tolerate sickness without complaint. Some of these ahaadeeth are:

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