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The Power of Du‘aa

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Monday, 19 August 2019 14:37

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

Many Muslims neglect making du‘aa, and as for those who make du‘aa, then many of them have not understood the power of du‘aa. The importance and power of du‘aa need to be explained to the Muslims in order that they engage in du‘aa with the correct mindset.

At the time of making du‘aa, one should bear in mind that one is presenting one’s needs in the court of the King of all kings. While presenting one’s needs before Allah Ta‘ala, one should focus one’s heart towards the majesty of Allah Ta‘ala and His greatness. Then, with utmost humility and helplessness, one should converse with Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa with the heart being filled with the conviction that Allah Ta‘ala will certainly accept his du‘aa. One should also realize that the being from whom one is begging is the King of all kings, who is most generous, kind and loving towards His servants. When He is most generous, kind and loving towards His servants, then He will most surely answer the call of His servants. Undoubtedly, the keys to the treasures of the heavens and earth only lie in His hand and He has complete and supreme power over everything. It is with this mindset that one should make du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala and present his need.

(Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 44-45)

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Concerned for the Outcome of His Mother

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Monday, 19 August 2019 10:06

Abu Katheer, Yazeed bin ‘Abdir Rahmaan (rahimahullah) mentions:

On one occasion, Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said to me, “Allah Ta‘ala has not created any believer who will hear of me or see me except that he will have love for me.” I asked him, “How do you know this, O Abu Hurairah?” In reply, Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) related the following incident:

My mother was a disbeliever, and I would continue to invite her towards Islam. However, despite my efforts, she would not accept my invitation and refused to bring imaan.

One day, when I invited my mother to accept Islam, she began to speak against Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), uttering such words that I detested hearing. I thus presented myself before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) with tears flowing from my eyes.

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Acknowledging the Grace of Allah Ta‘ala upon us

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Monday, 05 August 2019 15:21

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

The righteous actions that we carry out during our lives are only through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala. Allah Ta‘ala creates the motivation within our hearts to remember Him and carry out those righteous actions. Hence, at no time should we ever feel that it is through our efforts that these righteous actions are being accomplished. Rather, we should, at all times, attribute the good to Allah Ta‘ala and express gratitude to Him. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/62)

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The Blessings of Sadaqah​

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Monday, 05 August 2019 10:07

There was once a person, from the people of Nabi Saalih (‘alaihis salaam), who had caused great inconvenience and harm to the people.

One day, the people approached Nabi Saalih (‘alaihis salaam) saying, “O Nabi of Allah! Make du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala cursing this person (i.e. make du‘aa for Allah Ta‘ala to destroy this person)!” Nabi Saalih (‘alaihis salaam) replied, “Go, for you have been sufficed from him (and his evil)!”

On that very day, the evil person went out to collect firewood, as was his daily routine. On departing, he took two loaves of bread with him, eating one and giving the other in sadaqah (charity). After collecting firewood, he returned home, safe and sound.

When the people saw that the man had returned safely, and no punishment had befallen him, they came to Nabi Saalih (‘alaihis salaam) and enquired, “How is it that he has returned safely with his firewood, and no punishment has afflicted him?”

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Sweet Words

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Monday, 29 July 2019 14:50

If one’s feet slip, it can be extremely dangerous. One could lose one’s balance and fall. It could result in fractured bones, and perhaps even a heart attack. Undoubtedly these are serious consequences. However, these effects of the slip of the feet can never compare to the harm that can ensue from the slip of the tongue. It can result in several people suffering a heart attack. When the tongue slips, it pierces hearts, breaks marriages, splits families, estranges bosom friends and results in a host of other social evils. The soft and fleshy tongue can cause a wound far worse than the wound of the hard teeth. As a poet says: “The wound of the sword will heal – but the wound of the tongue will not.”

Once Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was asked: “What is the path of salvation (from the fitnah that is engulfing us from all directions)?” He (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied: “Guard your tongue, let your house be sufficient for you and cry over your sins.” ( Sunan Tirmizi #2406)

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