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A Promise Made is a Promise Kept​

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Monday, 07 January 2019 10:29

‘Abdu Rabbihee Al-Qassaab recounts the following incident:

I once promised Muhammad bin Seereen (rahimahullah) that I would purchase his qurbaani animals for him. Accordingly, we arranged to meet at a certain time and place. Subsequently, I became preoccupied and completely forgot that I had promised to meet him.

Later on, when it was already close to midday, I remembered my meeting with him and thus set out towards the place where we had arranged to meet. On arriving there, I found that he was still waiting for me! I greeted him with salaam. He then raised his head and said, “Listen well! Sins that are smaller than this can sometimes be overlooked and accepted (but this sin, of breaking one’s promise, is very serious).”

I immediately apologised and explained my excuse, that I had forgotten the appointment due to becoming preoccupied in some work. Thereafter, I remarked to him, “When I remembered our arrangement and set out to meet you, my friends began to scold me saying, “Muhammad bin Seereen (rahimahullah) must have departed from the meeting place already, he will not be waiting there until now!”

When he heard this, Muhammad bin Seereen (rahimahullah) mentioned, “Even if you had delayed and only came at the time of sunset, I would have remained waiting here for you. I would have only left briefly to perform salaah or for some other urgent necessity, and I would have returned immediately thereafter.”

(Kitaabus Samt wa Aadaabil Lisaan #461)

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Jannah is the Abode of the Humble

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Monday, 31 December 2018 09:52

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

Jannah is only for the servants who are humble. If a person has an iota of pride in him, he will first be entered into Jahannum where he will have to be cleansed and purified of the pride. Once he is fully cleansed and purified of pride and only humility remains within him, he will be ushered into Jannah. In essence, no person who has pride can enter Jannah. Jannah is the abode of the people of humility. Hence, one should endeavour to rid oneself of pride and inculcate complete humility. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 57)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

The Remedy for Casting Lustful Glances and Other Sins

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Monday, 24 December 2018 14:21

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

The remedy for casting lustful glances and other sins is for a person to regularly study the biographies of the pious. Additionally, one should allocate some time to sit in solitude and ponder over the numerous warnings and punishments mentioned in the Quraan Majeed and hadeeth for the sins that one is involved in. When the thought of sin crosses one’s mind, one should immediately remind oneself of these warnings and punishments. Through continuously doing this, insha-Allah the strong urge of the nafs to commit sins will no longer remain. Thereafter, at times, if one perceives a slight inclination to commit sin, one should adopt self-resistance and oppose this inclination. However, if a person does not take courage and show determination then there is no remedy for such a person. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/57)

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The Demand of True Love​

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Monday, 24 December 2018 10:42

(Haarithah bin Nu’maan [radhiyallahu ‘anhu] #3)

On the occasion when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) performed hijrah to Madeenah Munawwarah, he sent for his family in Makkah Mukarramah so that they could also perform hijrah and join him in Madeenah Munawwarah.

In due course, the family members of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), as well as Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Zaid bin Haarithah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), arrived from Makkah Mukarramah. On their arrival, it was Haarithah bin Nu’maan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) who had the privilege of hosting them in his home.

Further, many of the houses in the close vicinity of the musjid belonged to Haarithah bin Nu’maan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). This Sahaabi had a heart of such generosity that one-by-one, he gave all his houses to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to use as residences for his blessed family.

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Got a Contact?

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:07

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “Protect the boundaries of Allah Ta‘ala (by fulfilling His commands and refraining from what He has forbidden), you will find Him in front of you (at your assistance). Become acquainted with Allah Ta‘ala (i.e. become close to Him and develop a contact with Him by means of His obedience and constant remembrance) in ease, He will recognize you in times of difficulties.” (Musnad Ahmad #2803)

Whenever a problem arises, a person always tries to find a contact in “high places” to help him out of that difficulty. Allah Ta‘ala, the Most High, is thee contact and He alone can remove all difficulties. The biggest problem is that we have not developed our contact with Him, nor have we learnt to ask from Him. To develop this contact one will have to join the company of the pious, learned ones and learn the obedience and love of Allah Ta‘ala from them.

   

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