Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:36
Hadhrat Moulana Khaleel Ahmad Saharanpuri (rahimahullah) would normally wear very clean yet simple clothing. He used to wear a thick trouser and a malmal kurta (thin material). His clothes were immaculately white and a beautiful fragrance emanated from them. Whichever gulley he walked through would be filled with a beautiful scent. His kurta would be white, his trousers were white, his beard was white and his eyebrows were white. He was fair in complexion with streaks of red on his cheeks. The reason for him wearing good clothing was to ensure that people may not think he does not possess anything, which actually would be an expression of complaint against Allah Ta`ala. His ghayrat (self-shame) would not allow him to express his complaints to Allah Ta`ala in the form of his dressing.
Monday, 13 May 2013 08:23
There was a man whose neighbour had a rooster that never stopped crowing. This annoyed him, so one day he sent his servant to purchase the rooster, slaughter it and prepare it for lunch. In the meantime he invited his friends to join him for the meal. As they sat and waited for the meals to be served, the man mentioned to his friends the disturbance the rooster had caused him and now how much of peace he was enjoying. Just then the servant came in with the food. He explained to the master that the neighbor refused to sell the rooster, so he bought one from the market. It was only at this point that the man realized, the rooster was still crowing in the background.
In this example it is evident that the rooster was not the actual cause of his annoyance. There was some inner turmoil and the mind chose to blame the innocent rooster. We too in daily choose soft targets to vent our anger on. This does not solve any of our problems. Rather it only increases our grief and agony.
Saturday, 11 May 2013 08:01
There was a time in Russia under the Communist rule when it was a crime to recite the Quraan and to take the name of Islam. For a long period no Azaan was heard nor any Salaah was performed. When Communism had just ended, a very inspiring incident had taken place. An old woman who was standing at the door of her house saw some foreign Muslim brothers passing by. They were out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. She called them and asked them if they have a copy of the Quraan. So they presented a copy of the Quraan to her as a gift. The moment she saw the Quraan, she took it, held it close to her chest, and then burst out crying uncontrollably. She then said, “Seventy years have passed and I have never seen the Quraan. I made du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala that let not death come to me until I am blessed with the sight of Your Quraan”. Thereafter she presented a huge box to them. They refused to take it. She told them that they must take it since she took an oath in the name of Allah Ta‘ala to present it to the one who allows her to see the Quraan. They opened it and found it full of gold and silver jewellery.
Lesson: This is the appreciation of the Quraan in places where there is no Quraan. Yet in many places in almost every home there is someone who has memorised the Quraan, but there is no appreciation for the Book of Allah Ta‘ala.
Sunday, 05 May 2013 07:21
Advice to Hadhrat Abu Dharr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)
Hadhrat Abu Dharr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “My friend, The Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advised me to adhere to the following good actions. He (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advised that I should not look at those who have been favoured more than me. Rather, I should look at those who are less fortunate. He (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advised that I love the poor and remain close to them, and that I maintain family ties even though they do not maintain it”.
Monday, 29 April 2013 08:15
Whilst Hadhrat Shaikh-ul-Hind Moulana Mahmoodul Hasan (rahimahullah) was living in Deoband, on the day of jumu`ah, he used to go to the river to wash his clothes. Thereafter, he would take a bath whilst his clothing dried up. He would then wear the moist clothes and walk towards the musjid at a time when the azaan was about to be called out. As the azaan would be called out, he would hasten his steps in order to practise on the aayah:
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ إِذَا نُودِىَ لِلصَّلَوٰةِ مِن يَوْمِ ٱلْجُمُعَةِ فَٱسْعَوْا۟ إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ ٱللَّـهِ وَذَرُوا۟ ٱلْبَيْعَ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ ﴿٩﴾
(When the azaan is called out for the Jumu`ah Salaah, then hasten towards the zikr of Allah Ta`ala.)
(Malfoozaat of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat Vol 2 Pg 394)
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