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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:14

A little boy, whilst playing in a park, found a belt of bullets. He ran over to his father to show him what he had found. His father warned him that a single bullet is enough to kill a lion and that the bullets should be returned to where he had found them. As the boy ran along to place back the bullets, a small pup chased him. The little boy, in an effort to save himself, threw bullet after bullet at the pup, but to no effect. Eventually the owner came to the scene and with just one instruction, the pup stopped in its track.

Thereafter the boy innocently asked his father, “If one bullet can kill a lion, how come so many bullets could not stop a pup?” The father’s simple reply was, “My dear son! A bullet will only work if it is loaded in a gun.”

In the same way, a person may ask, “I have books and books loaded with incidents of how Allah Ta‘ala’s help came to the Muslims. How is it that I, as a Muslim do not enjoy the same help of Allah Ta‘ala?” The simple reply is that those Muslims were Muslims in the true sense of the word, loaded with good actions. This drew the help of Allah Ta‘ala. We too need to load our lives with good actions. Then insha-Allah, we too will enjoy the help of Allah Ta‘ala.

   

The True Meaning of “Zikrullah”

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Monday, 12 March 2018 15:46

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

The true meaning of “zikrullah” (the remembrance of Allah Ta‘ala) is that no matter which place, situation and condition a person may be in, he is conscious and aware of Allah Ta‘ala and of what Allah Ta‘ala wants from him at that time. Similarly, he is conscious of the laws of Deen that are directed towards him at that moment. Generally, I emphasize and encourage my friends upon acquiring this form of zikr in their lives. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 21)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

Being Pleased with the Decision of Allah Ta‘ala

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 15:09

Hazrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] mentioned:

It is necessary for man to be pleased and grateful to Allah Ta‘ala for whatever condition He has kept him in. This is called “radha bil qadha’ (being pleased with the decisions of Allah Ta‘ala). This is really the dictates of humility. It is necessary for a lover of Allah Ta‘ala to be pleased with whatever His beloved decides for him. Therefore, for one to be uncomfortable and troubled in any way is incorrect, especially when we believe that Allah Ta‘ala is our Rabb and the Rabb of the entire world. Whatever a Murabbi (Nurturer) does, he does it for our tarbiyah (nurturing) and for our goodness even though one undergoes some difficulty.

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The Reality of Barakah

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Monday, 05 March 2018 14:22

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

The meaning of barakah (divine blessings) is not as many people think it to be. Many people think that barakah is for a person to acquire what he wants through merely reciting some wazeefah and without making the correct effort and resorting to the correct means, such as a person recites a wazeefah for being blessed with children but does not wish to enter into nikaah. However, this is incorrect. The true meaning of barakah is for a person to be blessed with divine grace in the means that he has adopted. Therefore, one should adopt the correct means and thereafter ask Allah Ta‘ala to place barakah in the means. For example, one wishes to be blessed with children. One should enter into nikaah and thereafter make dua that Allah Ta‘ala places barakah in the nikaah and makes it a means of pious offspring. Through this du‘aa, which is made after adopting the correct means and effort, one will find immense barakah in the nikaah and it will become a means of him acquiring pious children. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 3/313)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

The Hallmark of Humility

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Monday, 05 March 2018 09:36

Jubair bin Nufair (rahimahullah) narrates:

On one occasion, a group of people praised ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saying, “By Allah! We never saw a man who dispenses justice, speaks the truth and is more severe upon the hypocrites than you, O Ameerul Mu-mineen! You are the best of people (from the Sahaabah) after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!”

Hearing this, ‘Auf bin Maalik (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) objected, “You have not spoken the truth! By Allah, I have seen another man who is actually the greatest (from the Sahaabah) after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!” When the people asked ‘Auf (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) who this person was, he replied, “Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).”

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