Sunday, 20 January 2013 06:09
The Secret to a Comfortable Life
Hadhrat Anas (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever makes his purpose (of life) the seeking of the aakhirah, Allah Ta'ala will grant him contentment of heart, arrange all his affairs and the world will come to him in disgrace. And whoever makes the aim (of his life) amassing the world, Allah Ta'ala will make poverty hover above him (i.e. despite his wealth he will be constantly afraid of becoming poor), disarray his affairs and he will only get that (of the world) which was destined for him”.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 10:11
Nabi Loot (alaihis salaam) was amongst those personalities who were divinely selected to receive prophethood and guide their nations to Allah Ta’ala. He was sent to a people who had become void of all natural and instinctive tendencies. They refused to take heed to the repeated calls of guidance given to them by Nabi Loot (alaihis salaam) and their depraved behaviour was worse than that of even animals. They became inhuman, losing all moral values. Nabi Loot (alaihis salaam) continued to advise them for a long time. Eventually when they transgressed all limits, they “invited” such a punishment which was to be as severe as their crime.
Hence Nabi Loot (alaihis salaam) was instructed to leave his village along with his family members after nightfall, for by morning a severe punishment was to befall them. They were all commanded not to look back even once when the punishment has commenced, so as not to show any pity or inclination towards the evildoers. Everyone complied with this command, except his wife. As soon as the punishment commenced and she began to hear the painful cries of her people, she turned around and exclaimed with grief and sorrow: “O my People!” Hence she was also destroyed along with the others in that very punishment. (Roohul Ma’aani vol. 6, pg. 306)
Lesson: If merely being inclined to those who are sinful is such a severe act, what will be the effect and result of casually associating with people involved in sin? This brings destruction in this world and the next.
Indeed, one should pity the sinful in that they are heading towards hell. Hence one should make du’aa for them and make an effort to bring them onto the right path.
Friday, 04 January 2013 10:06
Shaikhpurah is a village near Saharanpur. Once, the people of this village extended a da`wat to Hadhrat Moulana Saharanpuri (rahimahullah) and Hadhrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahimahullah). Another person then invited both of them for breakfast in Saharanpur on their way back from Shaikhpurah. Hadhrat Saharanpuri (rahimahullah) accepted both the da`wats and went to Shaikhpurah. He slept the night there and the next morning, began preparing to return to Saharanpur but it began raining very heavily. The villagers tried preventing Hadhrat (rahimahullah) from leaving, but Hadhrat (rahimahullah) refused saying that he had promised the people in Saharanpur to attend their da`wat, thus it will not be correct for him to disappoint them. He eventually went to the station, took a horse and cart, and came to the home of the host. Hadhrat (rahimahullah) informed him of his arrival, but the host mentioned to Hadhrat (rahimahullah) that he did not make any arrangements for meals as he had not expected Hadhrat (rahimahullah) to return in such severe weather conditions. Hadhrat (rahimahullah) accepted his apology as well as his invitation to come and eat the next day.
Monday, 31 December 2012 08:37
Air is free. From the day we were born we have been breathing in air. Years have passed and no bill has been sent to us demanding the money we owe for the air we have breathed in.
Friday, 28 December 2012 08:04
(Sheikh Muhammed bin Abdullah Subayyil (rahimahullah), who served as Imaam and Khateeb of Musjidul Haraam in Makkah Mukarramah for thirty years, left this world on Monday 4th Safar 1434 A.H. The Shaikh visited South Africa in 1994 and attended the Annual Jalsah of Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen. Hereunder is a summary of the deeply inspiring talk which he delivered.)
All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala and salutations be upon His beloved Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). I am extremely pleased to gather here on this auspicious occasion with my brothers in Islam. This is the gathering of Da'wah, knowledge and the dissemination of this knowledge.
Knowledge is indeed greatly superior since Allah Ta'ala extolled the Ulama in the words: "Allah raises the Believers among you and elevates the people of knowledge to great ranks." The people of knowledge are those who guide mankind to the Straight Path - the path that leads to Jannah. The Ulama are thus the "Nur" (light) of the land. They illuminate it wherever they go just as we witness it in this land of yours. May Allah Ta'ala cause Islam to spread to an even greater extent in this land by means of these Du'aat (inviters towards Allah Ta'ala).
These Du'aat are following the directive of Allah Ta'ala. Allah Ta'ala instructed Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) thus: "Say! This is my path. I invite towards Allah Ta’ala with confidence. I do so and those who follow me.".... This path is the path of calling towards Allah Ta'ala and towards the true Deen. The Daa'ee (inviter) calls towards Allah Ta'ala with the knowledge that Allah Ta'ala has revealed in the Holy Quran. About this knowledge Allah Ta'ala says: "The book which we revealed upon them so that they may ponder over its verses and so that the intelligent may take heed." Hence Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is informing the Ummah that this is his path. Likewise every person whose intention is sincere will tread on this path - the path of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He will thus invite towards Allah Ta'ala with knowledge and confidence.
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