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From the Grapevine

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 16:16

We are often given “news” and information about people. On the basis of such “news” and information, we formulate opinions and perceptions in our minds about the people concerned. However, if the “news” is of a negative nature, it is compulsory to ignore it until it is verified and established to be true. To formulate negative opinions in our minds with regards to anybody upon hearing something which has not been verified is not permissible. In many cases these bits of information just come “from the grapevine” and have no truth in them. At times they are a mixture of half truths and distorted facts. Often it is pure misunderstanding and/or misinterpretation. Nevertheless, neither must one act on these bits of information without first establishing their authenticity, nor must one harbour ill-feelings or suspicion for any person on the basis of such information.

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The Formula for Subjugating the Entire Universe

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Monday, 11 September 2017 13:48

A businessman from Delhi once joined the Tableegh Jamaat and travelled to Sindh. On his return, he gave a report back to Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) of the manner in which the work was carried out. Thereupon, Hazrat Moulana mentioned the following:

“Friends! This work which Allah Ta‘ala has blessed us with (of striving in the path of Allah Ta‘ala and inviting people towards Deen) is a formula for subjugating the entire universe. The one who becomes loyal to Allah Ta‘ala, Allah Ta‘ala makes everything work out for him. If you continue to fulfil Allah Ta‘ala’s commandments and remain obedient to Him, He will cause the sky, the earth, the winds and everything in the universe to be subservient to you. When you have made such sacrifices, that you have left your homes and businesses to come out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala, you will witness, with your own eyes, the immense barakah that Allah Ta‘ala will bless you with in your lives and businesses. Continue to serve the Deen of Allah Ta‘ala and have hope in receiving His Divine help and mercy. Never ever lose hope in His Divine help and mercy. The one who loses hope in Allah Ta‘ala’s Divine help and mercy is a sinner and a total loser in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala.” (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 90)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

An Enviable End

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Monday, 04 September 2017 09:44

Imaam Abul Waqt As-Sajzi (rahimahullah) was born in the year 458 A.H. and commenced studying hadeeth at the tender age of seven! Allah Ta‘ala had accepted him to serve the blessed ahaadeeth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and he was thus honoured to teach hadeeth in Khuraasaan, Asbahaan, Kirmaan, Hamazaan and Baghdad. Students would flock to him from every land and he was renowned as a great Muhaddith.  

Among his notable students were the likes of Haafiz Ibnu ‘Asaakir, Sam‘aani, Ibnul Jowzi and Ibnu Mandah (rahimahumullah).

His student, Ibnul Jowzi (rahimahullah), described him in the following words, “He was very pious and would exert himself in making abundant zikr, performing excessive Tahajjud Salaah and crying before Allah Ta‘ala. He possessed the qualities of the pious predecessors.”

Another of his students, Yusuf bin Ahmad Sheeraazi (rahimahullah), narrates the following:

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Associating with People

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Monday, 28 August 2017 17:03

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

I do not, of my own accord, associate with the wealthy. However, if they associate with me, then I fulfil their needs and do not turn away from them. Many a wealthy person is such that when someone wishes to meet and associate with him, he gets the impression that the person wishes to associate with him on account of his wealth. On the contrary, if one merely speaks kindly to the poor, many of them are appreciative of the kind treatment shown to them and feel obliged towards you. (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg. 218)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

The Importance of Fulfilling the Rights of People

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Monday, 21 August 2017 15:45

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

If a person is swearing you and speaking ill of you behind your back, he is actually giving you his good deeds. If he does not have sufficient good deeds to give you, then he is taking your evil deeds onto his own head. A hadeeth has also mentioned, “Whoever swears or hits someone, retribution will definitely be taken from him, to the extent that retribution will even be taken on behalf of the hornless goat (that was butted by a goat with horns).” (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 94)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

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