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Prejudging People on the Basis of Hearsay

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Monday, 23 July 2018 14:31

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

It is incorrect to prejudge any person without first investigating the matter. If you hear that a certain person is a thief, then out of precaution, it is safer for you to not allow him to enter your private room. However, without first investigating and verifying the information, do not pass the verdict that he is a thief nor call him a thief. This important principle of Deen should be borne in mind and adhered to at all times. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 135)

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The Fruit of Taqwa

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Monday, 23 July 2018 10:18

Shaikh Ebrahim bin Muhammad Al-Hilaali (rahimahullah) was a great ‘Aalim who was born in 1155 A.H. (1742 A.C.) in a small village on the outskirts of Halab (Aleppo).

He departed from Halab in 1178 A.H. (at the age of twenty three) and travelled to Egypt to acquire the knowledge of Deen from the great luminaries who were teaching in Al-Azhar at the time. He remained there for twenty years, only returning to Halab in 1198 A.H. He eventually passed away in the year 1238 AH (1823 A.C.) at the age of 83 (some reports suggest that he passed away in 1248 A.H.). Together with being a great ‘Aalim, he was a renowned Shaikh of Tasawwuf (spiritual guide) at whose hands many people gained guidance and spiritual reformation.

While Shaikh Ebrahim (rahimahullah) was studying in Egypt, he once underwent a period of poverty. During this trying time, two days had passed in which the Shaikh was unable to find anything to eat. In a state of hunger and desperation, he left Al-Azhar and began to wander through the streets, hoping that Allah Ta‘ala would perhaps make some means for him to acquire food.

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Du‘aas for Others during Hajj

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:33

Before leaving for hajj, Hazrat Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) met all his family members and then left directly for the musjid. He performed salaah and then began his journey. On his return, before meeting his family and others, he first went to the musjid and performed salaah. Thereafter, he delivered a short talk and met everyone.

Qari Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said, with regard to his trip “It was my routine to sit daily in the Haram Shareef and remember all those from whom I enjoyed some favour. Whoever did any ihsaan (good) to me, I remembered him. I would take each ones name and make du‘aa for him. I made du‘aa for all my asaatizah, mashaayikh, students and the teachers of the madrasah.” (Hayaat-e-Siddeeq, pg. 147)

   

Spending the Bounties of Allah Ta‘ala for Deen

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Monday, 16 July 2018 14:34

In the Quraan Majeed, Allah Ta‘ala mentions that one of the qualities of the true believers is:

وَمِمّا رَزَقنـٰهُم يُنفِقونَ ﴿البقرة:٣﴾

They (the believers who believe in the unseen) spend from what We have bestowed upon them

Regarding this verse of the Quraan Majeed, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: There is no reason to restrict the spending mentioned in this verse to the spending of wealth. Rather, it may refer to assisting the servants of Allah Ta‘ala through the bounties which Allah Ta‘ala has blessed us with. All the internal and external faculties which Allah Ta‘ala has bestowed upon us, such as our reasoning and intelligence, and our hands and feet, are the bounties of Allah Ta‘ala. Hence, to use these faculties for the sake of Deen, assisting people and other efforts that are pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala will also be included in this verse. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 106)

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After Fajr - Time of Great Barakah

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Monday, 16 July 2018 09:51

The time after Fajr is a time of immense barakah (blessings). Why would it not be filled with blessings when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made the following du‘aa for his Ummah: “O Allah, bless my Ummah (in their work) in the early part of the morning” (Tirmizi #1212). It is however, obvious that to receive this barakah one will have to be awake. A person sleeping at this time is deprived of this blessings.

Sleeping after Fajr is a detestable practice, unless due to weakness, illness or any other valid reason. If one needs to sleep, he should do so after sunrise, though it is better to rather take a short nap in the afternoon. ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) once passed by a person sleeping after Fajr Salaah. ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) shook him awake and remarked: “Don’t you know that Allah Ta‘ala pays particular attention to His creation at this part of the morning and out of His sheer mercy He admits a great number of people into Jannah.” (Tabraani - Majma‘uz Zawaaid #1816)

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