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The Establishment of Salaah

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Monday, 23 April 2018 15:27

Once, while addressing the students of Deen, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned the following advice: The establishment of salaah is the means of reforming one’s entire life. However, the establishment of salaah will only take place once the various qualities of imaan mentioned in various aayaat of the Quraan Majeed are perfected. Some of these qualities are mentioned in the following verses:

قَد أَفلَحَ المُؤمِنونَ ﴿١﴾ الَّذينَ هُم فى صَلاتِهِم خـٰشِعونَ ﴿المؤمنون:٢﴾

Successful indeed are the believers, those who have khushoo’ (focus, calmness and humility) in their salaah.

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Islam – The Greatest Favour of Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 16 April 2018 14:42

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

In reality, even if a king ruling over all seven continents has to embrace Islam, his embracing Islam will not add any glory and honour to Islam. However, if he feels honoured and pleased that Allah Ta‘ala has honoured him with the favour of Islam, then it is something good for him.

Jibillah bin Ayham Ghassaani was a person who accepted Islam during the khilaafah of Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu). He lived in such comfort and luxury that even Hercules (the leader of the Romans) could not match him. After accepting Islam, while performing tawaaf of the ka’bah, a poor person accidentally stepped on the lower garment (of the ihram) of Jibillah, causing the lower garment to become unfastened. Jibillah was enraged and immediately slapped the poor person. The poor person then came to Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) and complained of the injustice that he suffered. After hearing his complaint, Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) summoned Jibillah and passed a judgement of equality, instructing the poor person to slap Jibillah in retaliation. When Jibillah heard the verdict of Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu), he asked for some respite. With the consent of the poor person, Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted his request and granted him respite. However, that very night, he turned apostate and fled.

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Reliance on Allah Ta‘ala

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Monday, 09 April 2018 15:40

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

My beloved brothers! Earn a livelihood, as it is the command of Allah Ta‘ala. However, do not allow your heart to be immersed and consumed by your involvement in earning a livelihood. Instead, your heart should rely on Allah Ta‘ala and always be pleased with His taqdeer. In doing so, even if one’s salary is decreased, it will not cause one great anxiety and distress. Make it your habit to always turn to Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 154)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

The Solution to Abstaining from Backbiting

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Monday, 26 March 2018 15:03

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

I received a letter from a person who wrote to me saying, “If you know any solution for saving oneself from gheebah (backbiting), then please share it with me, I will be grateful.” In reply, I wrote, “The solution is for you to always be conscious and aware that Allah Ta‘ala is watching you and that He will take you to account for whatever you do. Similarly, you should endeavour to refrain from gheebah and all types of sins at all times.”

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) thereafter mentioned, “When it comes to practising on the commands of sharee‘ah, then a person will not succeed to fulfil the command unless he has firm resolve and determination. Merely reciting some wazeefahs will not be sufficient in reforming a person and bringing him onto the path of righteousness.” (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 5/375)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

Refraining from Exaggeration in Speech

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Monday, 19 March 2018 16:29

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

Sometimes, people go to extremes when praising people for their good or reproaching them for their mistakes. They either raise them up above the sky or push them down beneath the earth when praising them or reproaching them. This way is incorrect. We should refrain from exaggeration in speech. In the following aayah, Allah Ta‘ala commands us to adopt justice in our speech and actions at all times:

وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا ۚ اعْدِلُوا هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ

The enmity of any people should not cause you to surpass the limits of justice. Remain just (at all times), that is closer to piety.

(Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 106)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

   

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