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Begging Allah Ta‘ala to Accept One’s Actions

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Monday, 03 February 2020 15:47

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

After carrying out any righteous action, one should feel within his heart that he did not carry out the action in the manner it ought to have been carried out. Similarly, one should have the fear that the action should not be rejected by Allah Ta‘ala.

In other words one should strive to the best of his ability to carry out the action in the most perfect manner. However, upon completing the action, one should be convinced that the action he had carried out is full of deficiencies and weaknesses, and thus it is certainly not in accordance to the majesty and grandeur of Allah Ta‘ala. Hence, he should fear that the action will not be rejected and flung at his face on the Day of Qiyaamah on account of the many deficiencies within it.

Thereafter, with this fear and remorse in his heart, he should cry to Allah Ta‘ala and beg Him to accept his action. He should also engage in istighfaar for his weaknesses.

(Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 84)

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Patience or Revenge?

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Monday, 27 January 2020 17:06

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

When people plot and scheme against you, then it is only natural for you to feel disappointed, hurt and grieved over their behaviour. However, you should not entertain thoughts of taking revenge from these people. The reason is that the revenge of Allah Ta‘ala is far more severe. Furthermore, if you take revenge, then your revenge will be deficient, compared to Allah Ta‘ala’s revenge, and taking revenge will also cause you to lose the immense reward of exercising sabr.

The patience which you are exercising over your challenges and difficulties will be a means of you enjoying great barakah, and Allah Ta‘ala will bless you with great bounties as well. When a Muslim exercises sabr, Allah Ta‘ala blesses him with a long life in which he receives the taufeeq to carry out good deeds. When one patiently endures difficulties in this world, Allah Ta‘ala blesses him with rewards in the Hereafter that are far better than that which he lost in this world.

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadeeth Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 464-465)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

Entrusting His Children to Allah

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Monday, 20 January 2020 16:25

‘Umar bin ‘Abdil ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) was the khaleefah of the Muslims for just two years before passing away in the year 101 A.H. at the age of thirty-nine. Before his appointment as the khaleefah, he was ‘drowning’ in wealth, leading a life of opulence, luxury and extravagance.

After becoming the khaleefah, his life underwent a complete transformation as he adopted the sunnah of simplicity and completely ‘divorced’ material pleasures (read more on this here). Furthermore, besides the basic allowance from the Baytul Maal (public treasury) which all Muslims were entitled to receive, he did not allow his wife and children to take any additional wealth from the Baytul Maal as this would amount to abuse of public wealth.

When ‘Umar bin ‘Abdil ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) was on his death bed, his brother-in-law, Maslamah bin ‘Abdil Malik, came to see him. Maslamah addressed him and said, “O Ameerul Mu-mineen! You have deprived your children of this wealth. Why don’t you make a bequest, entrusting them to me and others like me, from your relatives, so that we may look after them and see to their needs (after your demise)?”

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Conducting the Nikaah According to the Sunnah

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Monday, 20 January 2020 15:32

On one occasion, a certain person arranged for the nikaah of his daughter to be performed in the musjid after asr. After the nikaah, some dates were distributed. The groom was dressed in simple and presentable attire, even though the clothing he wore was not new. Likewise, I observed many other nikaahs that were also conducted with simplicity. In one nikaah, the groom arrived at the musjid wearing the clothing which he normally wore when leaving for work, yet everyone felt pleased with the level of simplicity they had seen in him.

Observing these nikaahs, Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned, “The nikaah of my brother, Mazhar, was also conducted with great simplicity. On that occasion, even the elderly women remarked, ‘Although there are no elaborate preparations made to create extra beauty in this nikaah, we can perceive an extraordinary noor and beauty in our hearts.’”

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then said, “When the nikaah is conducted in accordance to the Sunnah, with simplicity, then how can it not possess noor and beauty? One should remember that the nikaah which is conducted without any formalities, and with ease and simplicity, conforms to the Sunnah, and it is to the extent that the nikaah conforms to the Sunnah that noor will be perceived in the hearts.

The reason is that when the nikaah is performed according to the Sunnah, in a simple and easy manner (without formalities), then there are generally no arguments and quarrels that take place. Hence, the hearts perceive a great level of peace and tranquillity. On the contrary, when the nikaah is made into an elaborate affair, then (on account of the difficulty in carrying out the elaborate preparations and trying to satisfy everyone,) arguments and fights break out. This undoubtedly impacts negatively on the hearts, creating ill feelings and darkness in the hearts.” (Malfoozaat Husn-ul-Azeez pg. 457)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

Showing Appreciation to those from whom One Acquires Deeni Knowledge

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Monday, 13 January 2020 17:18

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

My dear brothers! In order to get people on Deen, one should make an effort to strengthen their imaan, create the concern for the Hereafter within them, and instill the importance of Deen in their hearts.

The bounties and favours of Allah Ta‘ala are countless. However, Allah Ta‘ala’s honour is such that He does not bless His special favours to those who are ungrateful. Thus, when you acquire Deeni benefit from your seniors and elders then ensure that you express your gratitude to them. The demand of gratitude is that you regard yourself to be indebted to all those from whom you acquire Deeni knowledge and you honour and respect them. This is the lesson which we are taught in the mubaarak hadeeth.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said:

من لم يشكر الناس لم يشكر الله 

The one who has not shown appreciation to people has not shown appreciation to Allah Ta‘ala. (Sunan Tirmiz #1955)

(Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 95)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

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