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Truly Rich

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Monday, 01 July 2019 15:12

Who is truly rich?

The answer to this question will vary from person to person. The most common answer is bound to be: “The one who has the most amount of money.” However, let us hear the answer from the leader of all mankind, from the one who was granted the most amount of knowledge by Allah Ta‘ala, from that heart which was blessed with direct divine guidance, from none other than Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “A person’s being rich is not dependent upon him owning much worldly possessions. Rather, being truly wealthy is to be rich in one’s heart.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #6446)

If one is “rich in his heart” by being content with whatever Allah Ta‘ala has blessed him with, irrespective of the amount, he is truly rich. On the other hand, if a millionaire is hankering after the “next valley of gold,” he is indeed poverty stricken.

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Creating the Enthusiasm for Deen

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Monday, 01 July 2019 15:04

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

In our opinion, the root malady and sickness of the ummah in this day and age is that their hearts are void of the enthusiasm and value of deen. If the concern and yearning for deen is created in them, and the importance and respect of deen is revived in their hearts, then you would see complete deen coming alive in their lives. The primary purpose of the effort of da’wat and tableegh is to make an effort to create the enthusiasm and value of deen in people’s hearts. Through the enthusiasm being created, they will be motivated to go to the ‘Ulamaa and learn and practice deen correctly. The purpose of this effort is not to just teach people to recite the kalimah and correct their salaah, etc. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 61-62)

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The Intelligent Investor​

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Monday, 24 June 2019 15:35

Sayyiduna Sa‘eed bin ‘Aamir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a Sahaabi of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) who was well known for his austerity and disinterest in the dunya. Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had appointed him as the governor over Hims.

His disinterest in wealth was such that when he would receive his monthly stipend from the Baytul Maal, he would set aside the amount that his dependents required to fulfil their needs and would then give the remainder in sadaqah.

On one occasion, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) came to the city of Hims and asked the residents how they found their governor, Sayyiduna Sa‘eed bin ‘Aamir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). The people responded by placing before Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) four complaints regarding their governor.

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Not Causing any Inconvenience to One’s Seniors

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Monday, 24 June 2019 14:44

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

If a person is addressed by any of his seniors (e.g. his parents, ustaaz, shaikh, etc.), then it is extremely disrespectful for him to ignore the senior and intentionally not reply to him. Similarly, it is disrespectful for him to answer them with a delay as delaying in replying will cause them some type of inconvenience. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/82)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

A Clean Heart

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:01

Imagine having a white bed sheet that is soiled with oil, blotted with ink and stained with paint... will we ever think of sleeping on such a sheet? The answer is definitely “NO!” Then, how is it ever possible to sleep with a heart smudged with hatred, burning in anger, drowning in jealousy?

Having a clean heart invites peace, happiness and contentment in our lives. It is only a clean heart that will allow the mercy, love and bond with Allah Ta‘ala to be established and strengthened.

We cannot afford to leave this world with a heart that is filled with dirt. It is as simple as forgiving, overlooking and cleaning our hearts of all evil at all times. Death may come to us at any time. Hence, we need to strive to leave this world and meet our Allah Ta‘ala with a heart that is clean and pure.

   

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