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Assisting Others

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:21

Hazrat Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned regarding the people of his village, “It was a very excellent era. It was common for everyone to help and assist others. Everyone lived like brothers. They would all help and assist one another. Everyone would take part in each other’s happiness, sadness, weddings, functions, etc. Some servants of Allah Ta‘ala have made it their work to assist those in need.”

Qari Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following incident regarding one of the pious people from his family:

“He used to help everyone in purchasing their necessities. He would go to the bazaar with those who were needy and purchase their items for them. People used to come to him and express their needs. He would make an appointment with them and ensure that he would help them out. Some poor non-Muslims would also come to him and say, ‘My daughter is getting married. I have to purchase the jehez[1]. Come with me to buy it.’ He would even go with them to render his assistance. In this manner he would try and help everyone. The morning that he passed away, some people had come to his house since he had given them an appointment to take them to Baanda to buy their things. These poor people went back crying in grief for this great loss.” (Hayaat-e-Siddeeq, pg. 42)


[1] According to the custom in India, the bride’s father has to give the groom a large amount of gifts before he accepts the bride in his home. 

   

Environmental Pollution

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Monday, 05 December 2016 16:01

According to scientists, environmental pollution is among the most serious problems facing humanity today. This is especially significant since the adverse effect of environmental pollution affects people directly, yet they often do not even realize it. For example, people breathe air that is heavily polluted with nitrogen dioxide given off by cars, planes and factories which causes severe respiratory problems. Yet while breathing it, they do not realize what harm they have caused to themselves. If the exposure to the pollution was minimal, over time the immune system will clear the body of the harmful effects of the pollution. However, if the exposure is excessive, it may overpower the immune system or even kill it, eventually resulting in one’s death.

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Placing one’s Trust and Reliance upon Allah Ta’ala Alone

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Monday, 05 December 2016 14:56

Trust (1)Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

When Allah Ta’ala decides that any work take place then He creates the means for its fulfilment. The completion of that work is not dependant on any person. Rather, Allah Ta’ala, out of His infinite power, will use whichever person He so wishes for its completion. Therefore, one should place his trust and reliance upon Allah Ta’ala alone. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 4/152)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

Respect for the Musjid

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Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:13

Once, a student was running towards the musjid for salaah. Hazratjee, Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih), called him and asked him where he was going to. He replied that he was going to the musjid. Immediately Hazratjee (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) reprimanded him saying, “Are you going to the musjid in this manner?”

In this beautiful manner he showed this student that, when going to the threshold of the king, then go with extreme dignity and respect. One cannot run and go in this manner. (Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] – A Brief Biography, pg. 88)

   

The Test of Gratitude

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Monday, 28 November 2016 15:32

Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying:

There were three people from the Banu Israaeel whom Allah Ta‘ala decided to test; a leper, a bald man and a blind man. Allah Ta‘ala therefore sent an angel to them.

The angel came to the leper first and asked him, “What is most beloved to you?” The leper replied, “A good complexion and good skin, as the people detest me due to this illness.” The angel thus passed his hand over the leper, causing his leprosy to be removed and resulting in him being blessed with a good complexion and good skin. The angel thereafter asked him, “Which wealth is most beloved to you?” He replied, “Camels” The angel therefore granted him ten-month pregnant she-camels and said, “May you be blessed in this wealth.”

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