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Conviction in Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 06 November 2017 15:37

When something is repeated, it settles deep down in our hearts and we become convinced regarding it. We repeatedly speak of the material world and this has settled deep in our hearts. It is time we beautify and fortify our hearts with the conviction in Allah Ta‘ala.

The one who is convinced that Allah Ta‘ala’s treasures are always full will not be worried and concerned as to what he is going to eat tomorrow. We ask for tomorrow’s food today. However Allah Ta‘ala does not ever ask us for tomorrow’s salaah today.

Everything has been created for us and we have been created for the worship of Allah Ta‘ala. This has to be repeated to the point of conviction, or else we will get consumed with the things of the world and end up forgetting Allah Ta‘ala altogether.

If we are convinced that Allah Ta‘ala Alone decides all matters, then we will remain happy with the decree of Allah Ta‘ala and enjoy ease and peace. Otherwise, due to greed, we will restlessly try for something else and in the process disgrace ourselves, yet we will still only get that what we were supposed to get. How much longer will we be angry with Allah Ta‘ala because our nafs (carnal desires) did not get what it wants? When will we get angry at our nafs for not doing what Allah Ta‘ala wants? Inculcating the right conviction is the simple solution, and it comes with repetition.

   

Loving for Others what You Love for Yourself

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Monday, 06 November 2017 15:25

لا يكون المؤمن مؤمنا حتى يرضى لأخيه ما يرضى لنفسه

One will not be a true believer until he wishes for his brother that which he wishes for himself.

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once quoted the above hadeeth and thereafter explained: If one has to practise on this hadeeth and inculcate its teaching in his life, then all internal disputes and arguments will come to an end. However, when we wish to receive more while we wish for others to receive less, then how can these quarrels ever be resolved? (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 96)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

Considerate Even in Death

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Monday, 30 October 2017 15:24

(Lessons from the Final Moments of ‘Umar [radhiyallahu ‘anhu] – Part Three)

During the final moments after ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was fatally stabbed, he sent his son ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) to the home of ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha). ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) instructed him thus, “Say to her that ‘Umar conveys salaam. Do not say that Ameerul Mumineen conveys salaam, as today I am no longer Ameerul Mumineen (as I am about to pass away). Tell her that ‘Umar bin Khattaab requests permission to be buried alongside his companions, (Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam] and Abu Bakr [radhiyallahu ‘anhu]).”

(The area in which they were buried formed part of the home of ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and thus belonged to her. Hence, ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) sought her permission to be buried there).

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Concluding Every Good Action with Istighfaar

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Monday, 30 October 2017 15:24

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

When Allah Ta‘ala blesses a person to carry out righteous actions and pious works, then regardless of how excellent, virtuous and great these good deeds may be, upon completion one should make istighfaar. In essence, every good action should be concluded with istighfaar.

In doing so, we should think to ourselves that we have definitely fallen short and failed to fulfil this action as it ought to have been fulfilled, and it is on account of our deficiencies and weaknesses that we are making istighfaar. Upon the completion of salaah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would also make istighfaar.

Therefore, based on the same principle, the effort of da’wah and tableegh (inviting people towards Deen) should also be concluded with istighfaar. We should make istighfaar and think to ourselves that definitely we have failed to carry out this effort in the correct manner that it was supposed to be carried out. Furthermore, due to us being engaged in one type of Deeni effort, we are unable to fulfil the other Deeni efforts. In compensation for this, upon completion of any good action, we should make istighfaar. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 31)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

The Best Day

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Monday, 23 October 2017 16:27

Imagine the greatness and virtue of a day which according to authentic ahaadeeth is…

- The greatest of all days in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala. (Tirmizi #491)

- Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) was created on that day, entered into Jannah on the same day and also came down to earth on that very day. (Tirmizi #491)

- It is blessed with such a moment that any du‘aa made therein is certainly accepted. (Tirmizi #491)

- A person who passes away on this day is saved from the punishment of the grave. (Tirmizi #1074)

The day that encompasses all these virtues and such tremendous significance is the day of Jumu‘ah (Friday). It is due to this special significance that the day of Jumu‘ah is among the shi‘aar  of Islam (distinguishing signs by which Islam or a Muslim is identified). To respect the shi‘aar of Islam is to respect Islam itself while disregarding the shi‘aar of Islam brings severe consequences in this world and the Hereafter.

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