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The Blessed Effort of Inviting People to Deen

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Monday, 05 February 2018 14:51

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

Previously, when people heard of an ‘Aalim that was visiting their area, they would spontaneously come to meet him and would benefit from him. Similarly, when people heard of the gatherings of zikr that were held and the makaatib and madaaris that were formed, they were eager to benefit from them. However, in today’s times, the condition of people has changed, and it is for this reason that there is such an urgent need to carry out the effort of inviting people to Deen. Whether in the east or the west, it is witnessed throughout the world that through the blessed effort of inviting people to Deen, people are once again becoming motivated and interested in Deen. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 211)

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Strengthening the Foundation of Deen

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:27

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

Our effort (of strengthening the imaan and yaqeen of people) aims towards strengthening the foundation of Deen. This movement of Da’wat and Tableegh is in reality a movement of reviving imaan in the hearts of people. In this day and age, many people who engage in collective efforts presume that the foundation of the imaan of the Ummah is strong. Therefore, they focus on developing and improving the secondary aspects of people’s Deen. However, we feel that the very first need of the Ummah is for the radiance of true imaan to illuminate their hearts (so that the secondary aspects can firmly take root). (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 61)

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Mutual Consultation

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Monday, 29 January 2018 16:14

Often a person has to make a decision pertaining to some aspect or the other. The more serious the matter, the more difficult it becomes to make the decision. According to the advice of the Quraan Majeed and hadeeth, such important decisions should never be made without prior consultation. Allah Ta‘ala declares in the Quraan Majeed regarding the Believers: “And their matters are (decided) with mutual consultation” (Surah Shura v38). Even Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was commanded by Allah Ta‘ala to consult the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) in such matters of importance wherein no divine instruction had been given.

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The Meaning of Adab

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Monday, 22 January 2018 14:30

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

The path of acquiring the love of Allah Ta‘ala largely revolves around the amount of adab that one has in his life. It is not compulsory for one to engage in spiritual exercises and exert himself in acts of nafl ‘ibaadah, however it is extremely important for one to have adab. Adab is often understood as one showing excessive honour and respect to the pious, kissing their hands and making salaam to them in a humble manner, whereas this is not what adab actually refers to. Rather, adab means that a person ensures at every moment that he does not cause the slightest amount of inconvenience or difficulty to the next person. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 3/318)

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The Pertinence of Priorities

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Monday, 22 January 2018 08:45

Juraij (rahimahullah) was a man from the Banu Israaeel who would exert himself in the ‘ibaadah (worship) of Allah Ta‘ala. Hence, he built himself a monastery in which he would reside (and devote himself to the worship of Allah Ta‘ala).

One day, his mother came to him while he was performing nafl salaah and called out to him, “O Juraij!” As he was engaged in performing salaah, Juraij thought to himself, “O Allah! My mother and my salaah! (i.e. which should I give preference to?)” Juraij (rahimahullah) decided to continue performing his salaah. Hence, not receiving a response from him, his mother turned and left.

The following day, the mother of Juraij (rahimahullah) again came to him while he was engaged in performing salaah and called out, “O Juraij!” Juraij (rahimahullah) again thought to himself, “O Allah! My mother and my salaah! (i.e. which should I give preference to?)” Juraij (rahimahullah) once again decided to continue performing his salaah. Hence, not receiving a response from him, his mother again turned and left.

On the third day, when the mother of Juraij (rahimahullah) came to him and called him while he was engaged in performing salaah, he again gave preference to his salaah and did not respond to his mother. Hence, she became disappointed and upset at the manner in which he had thrice failed to respond to her and made the following du‘aa, “O Allah! Do not allow Juraij to pass away until he looks into the faces of loose women.”

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