Unshakeable Imaan


Sunday, 04 July 2021 11:42

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Huzaafah Sahmi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is a Sahaabi of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) who had brought imaan in the early stages of Islam. Hence, he was among the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) who participated in the second migration to Abyssinia. (Usdul Ghaabah vol. 2, pg. 577)

During the khilaafah of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Huzaafah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was part of an expedition sent to fight against the Romans. However, during the expedition, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was taken captive by the Romans.

The Romans brought him before their king and said, “This man is one of the companions of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam),” Realizing that the man before him was a Sahaabi, the king wished to make him a Christian. Hence, the king said to him, “Do you wish to become a Christian? If you do so, I will give you my daughter’s hand in marriage, and I will also share my kingdom and my rule with you.”

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) rejected the king’s offer and retorted, “Even if you give me your entire kingdom, as well as the entire kingdom of the Arabs, in exchange of me forsaking the Deen of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) for just one moment, I will not be prepared to do so.”

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Making an Effort to Restore the True Spirit of Deen


Saturday, 03 July 2021 06:52

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

The general condition of the previous ummats was that as time passed, and they became more and more distant from the era of their Nabi, then their Deeni activities and ibaadaat began to lose their soul and essence, thereby becoming mere customs and rituals. Hence, the ibaadaat that they would carry out became mere rituals.

Thereafter, in order to correct and rectify this misguidance and degeneration that had set in, Allah Ta‘ala would send other Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) who would return the Deeni practices from being mere rituals and customs to their original position and restore the true, shar‘ee soul and essence to them.

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Creating an Environment of Commitment to Deen


Wednesday, 23 June 2021 08:04

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

In today’s times, the reason for people regarding the injunctions of sharee‘ah to be difficult is that society has become corrupt and most people lack commitment to Deen. In other words, if a certain person tries to remain committed to Deen, then in the environment he is living in, he will find that the people around him are not committed to Deen. In fact, the proportion of people who are not committed to Deen compared to those who are committed is ten to one. Thus, since this one person is outnumbered by the ten people who are not committed to Deen, he finds it difficult to practise and remain committed to Deen. Conversely, if every person in the environment was committed to Deen, then people would find it easy to fulfil the injunctions of sharee‘ah and remain committed to Deen.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 12/154-155)



Jannah for One Dirham


Monday, 21 June 2021 13:58

Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) was a great Muhaddith and luminary of this Ummah. He was born in 202 A.H. and passed away in 275 A.H. His name was Sulaimaan bin Ash‘ath (rahimahullah), though he was more well known by his kunyah (filial title) of ‘Abu Dawood’. (Siyaru Aa’laamin Nubalaa vol. 13, pgs. 204 & 221)

Allah Ta‘ala blessed the hadeeth compilation of Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) with such acceptance that his kitaab, commonly referred to as ‘Sunan Abi Dawood’, is counted among the six authentic compilations of hadeeth that are taught in madrasahs around the world.

From the many outstanding qualities that he possessed, one quality that stands out in particular is his love for the sunnah and commitment to practising on the sunnah.

On one occasion, Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) was aboard a ship when he heard a person on the shore sneeze and recite the sunnah du‘aa saying, “Alhamdulillah”.

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Advice for a Student of Deen


Tuesday, 15 June 2021 15:08

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once wrote the following in a letter addressed to a student of Deen:

It is extremely important for a student of Deen to focus on his studies and to decrease meeting friends and interacting with people. Meeting friends and socialising with people is extremely detrimental to the acquisition of ‘ilm, and is considered a fatal poison for the student of Deen. Therefore, as far as possible, a student of Deen should avoid this. Similarly, a student should ensure that he does not fall short in showing respect to his Asaatizah (teachers) and honouring them, as showing disrespect to one’s Asaatizah causes one to be deprived of the barakah of the knowledge of Deen.

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 503)



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