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Speaking to Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 08 April 2019 09:08

In this era of advanced technology, we can easily connect and communicate with the entire world. However, when last did we communicate with the Creator of the world? We speak to people about the different problems and challenges that we go through. Yet, when will we speak to our All-Hearing Allah Ta‘ala, the only Being who can resolve our problems?

If we ask people to fulfil some of our basic needs, we are humiliated and are regarded as beggars. However, if we ask Allah Ta‘ala for our needs, then we are honoured and we become the beloved of Allah Ta‘ala. Our duty is to turn to Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa (supplication) over and over again. Allah Ta‘ala, in his divine wisdom, will definitely answer our du‘aas in unique ways.

At times our minds are so anchored in wanting to see our du‘aas answered in a certain way, that we completely fail to see and appreciate that our du‘aas have been answered, but in many other ways. Allah Ta‘ala knows best when to give us, how to give us and how much to give us. All we need to do is to keep on asking Allah Ta‘ala.

   

Sacrificing One’s Life and Wealth for the Cause of Deen

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Monday, 01 April 2019 15:02

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

The primary purpose of the effort of Da’wat and Tableegh is to turn people away from the wrongs that Shaitaan invites them towards and bring them to the complete obedience of Allah Ta‘ala. However, without effort and sacrifice, it will not be possible to achieve this purpose. Hence, to achieve this goal, people will be required to sacrifice their lives as well as their wealth for the cause of Deen.

In the case of Da’wat and Tableegh, sacrificing one’s life refers to one leaving his home and going out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala to spread the message of Allah Ta‘ala and propagate Deen, and sacrificing one’s wealth refers to one bearing his own expenses and using his own money to go out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 36)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

The Remedy for Refraining from Sin

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Monday, 01 April 2019 09:11

A person once came to Ebrahim bin Adham (rahimahullah) and said, “O Abu Ishaaq! I am a great transgressor and sinner. Please give me some advice that will serve as a deterrent from sin and will save my heart.”

Ebrahim bin Adham (rahimahullah) replied, “If you accept five things from me and you are able to hold fast to them, you will neither be harmed by falling into sin nor will you be destroyed through falling prey to your carnal desires.” The man replied, “Mention them, O Abu Ishaaq.”

Ebrahim bin Adham (rahimahullah) commenced enumerating the five things as follows:

Read more: The Remedy for Refraining from Sin

   

Not Finding the Desired Level of Motivation in One’s ‘Ibaadah

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Monday, 25 March 2019 11:16

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

A person once wrote a letter to me wherein he complained of himself not finding the desired motivation to perform salaah, make zikr and recite the Quraan Majeed. He asked me for the cure and solution to his problem. I mentioned to him that despite not finding the motivation and drive within himself to carry out the ‘ibaadah, he should still perform it and not leave it out. Through him remaining punctual on the ‘ibaadah, he will eventually find the desired level of motivation within himself as well as the quality of his ‘ibaadah improving. This is similar to a person who is unable to write correctly. Through him continuously practising to write correctly, he will eventually improve his writing ability. On the contrary, if he loses heart and leaves out writing on account of his weakness, he will never succeed in improving his writing skill and ability.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummah 23/354)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

Have a Heart

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Monday, 25 March 2019 09:05

The heart is a most fascinating organ of the body. It is indeed the king of the body. The proper function of the heart is vital for the good health of the body. Likewise, one’s spiritual well-being is also dependent upon the spiritual condition of the heart being in order.

If the heart is filled with the love of Allah Ta‘ala and His beloved Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and is kept clean of malice, jealously, pride, suspicions and other evils, one’s spiritual state will also be “healthy.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has explained this most concisely in a hadeeth which states: “Verily in the body is an organ which, if it is in order, the entire body will be in order. And if it is corrupt, the rest of the body will be corrupt. Behold, that organ is the heart.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #52) Thus, a constant effort must be made to keep the heart clean.

The most effective way of cleansing the heart and filling it with the love of Allah Ta‘ala is to sincerely associate with those who have true hearts — hearts that are brimming with the love of Allah Ta‘ala. The effect of their piety and love for Allah Ta‘ala is bound to rub off onto those in their company. It is also important to protect the eyes, ears and tongue from all evil as these are the pathways to the heart.

   

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