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The Gift of Me’raaj


Monday, 24 April 2017 13:56

On the twenty seventh of Rajab the musjids will be full. People will gather to listen to talks being delivered regarding the great incident of Me’raaj. After the talks are over, by and large we return home with the miracle of Me’raaj and its message forgotten until the following year.

Unlike us, the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and the Tabi‘een (those who came after the Sahaabah) never set aside any particular day for the discussion of the incident of Me’raaj. Hence even the scholars of the first century differed with regard to the actual date when Me’raaj occurred (see Fathul Baari, vol. 7, pg. 203 and Ruhul Ma’aani, vol.15, pg.6). The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum)  and the Tabi‘een (rahimahumullah) had no need to set aside any particular day for this discussion. They regularly and frequently discussed the ahaadeeth with regard to all aspects of the life of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). They lived the message of Me’raaj every day of their lives.

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Gaining a Sound Understanding in Deen


Monday, 24 April 2017 14:45

quran1Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

A person who does not possess a sound temperament and whose understanding is deficient finds irrelevant facts appealing to his logic, but is unable to grasp and comprehend the correct arguments. I was once explaining, to an educated person the reason for rearing dogs being impermissible. I said to him, “The greatest reason is that Allah Ta‘ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) have prohibited it.” However, he was unhappy with this explanation. I thus gave him a second explanation saying, “A dog has one quality which is so bad that it wipes out all its good qualities. This quality is that it will never assist its own kind. Do you not see how enraged it becomes on seeing another dog?” When he heard this explanation, he became very happy, whereas this is merely a logical explanation and is not the actual reason for the prohibition. The actual reason for the prohibition is that shariee‘ah has prohibited keeping dogs. However, this reason did not appeal to him as much as the second point did. (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg.208)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za


Good Opinions of Others


Thursday, 30 March 2017 16:02

Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) never harboured ill feelings or evil thoughts about others. In fact, he would go to the extreme in covering up for that person’s action.

He said on one occasion. “A story after all is a story. For every story there are a thousand different versions. Even if one sees something with one’s own eyes, then as far as possible, interpret the action in a good manner because many a times, our sight could be in error. As in the case of a train, it appears to be moving but in reality it is stationary. The reality is that it is the other train that is moving.”

His good opinions of others were such that it became well known to people that he never entertained evil opinions of others. One of his attendants mentioned that he heard him say on numerous occasions: “We entertain only good opinions of others.” (Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] – A Brief Biography, pg. 126)


The Danger of Disrespect


Monday, 10 April 2017 15:45

One of the commands that were issued to the Bani Israaeel was that they were not to fish on the day of Sabbath (i.e. Saturdays) out of reverence for the day. Allah Ta‘ala tested them by causing the fish to appear in such abundance on Saturdays that they were visible from the surface, while on other days they could hardly be seen. The Bani Israaeel devised a scheme which allowed them to still catch fish without actually fishing on Saturdays. They would cast their nets and rods on Fridays, the fish would then be caught without anyone having to stand by, and would be pulled out on Sundays. The guilty ones were punished by being transfigured into monkeys, as they had failed to respect the day of Sabbath.

In the recent past, Muslims respected the azaan, the Day of Jumu‘ah and the month of Ramadhaan by switching off the television and stopping all sin. Unfortunately the respect even for these symbols of Deen are fast leaving us. Due to the gross disrespect for these symbols of Deen, by continuing to sin in these sacred moments, we are inviting the wrath of Allah Ta‘ala. May Allah Ta‘ala save us from such a punishment on account of this disrespect, that our inner-character is transformed to that of animals, though outwardly we remain as humans.

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