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Remedy for anger

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 21:13

If you are angered due to someone’s actions that are against your temperament then swallow your anger by thinking that this is a means of my sins being forgiven. Just as a laundry removes the dirt from clothing, similarly this person is purifying my heart from sins.
   

Method of musaalahat (reconciliation)

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 21:10

When two parties resolve in reconciling then it is necessary for each of them to realise that he had committed errors and trampled the rights of the opposite party which is contrary to the teachings of Allah Ta`ala and His Rasul Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and that its punishment is severe. Thereafter one should be remorseful for one’s actions and should be prepared to compensate the other party irrespective of the amount of sacrifice one will have to undergo. If this is the type of eagerness that one has at heart then this is a genuine musaalahat which will be the means to the end of the dispute and drawing the mercy of Allah Ta`ala. However, if this is not the cause for them reconciling, but rather due to some external force like greed, fear, disrepute or the fear of disgrace then this is not a genuine musaalahat but mukhaada`at (deception). Each party will attempt to deceive the next and the basis of their dispute will not be eliminated. Instead, it will settle deeper into their hearts and the outcome of this is obvious.
   

The goal of a student

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 21:05

A student should have this intention that I am studying the details of the injunctions that Allah Ta`ala had given Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam so that my life will conform to the life of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.

Since one is faced with either one of two situations; favourable and unfavourable, a student should realise what his aim should be. Wasaawis (whispers of shaitaan) will continuously flood one’s mind. Its only cure is not to pay attention to it.

In proportion to the amount of tasbeeh one makes will one derive benefit.

A student should make this intention that I am studying the commands of Allah Ta`ala in order that I practise on those things that will please Allah and abstain from those things that will displease Allah. One will be unable to gain a mastery over the entire Deen all at once. May Allah Ta`ala grant you and me the ability to practise.

   

Cure for bud-nazri (casting of lustful glances)

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:39

Q: I am unable to protect my sight from falling on na-mahram women (women one can marry). Please make du`aa for me.

A: Allah Ta`ala has placed two shutters on each eye. When your sight falls on any incorrect area then immediately close them and turn your face to another direction.

You will not be sinful if your sight mistakenly fell on an incorrect area. However, one will be sinful if one continues casting one’s gaze in that direction or if one intentionally looked towards that area, because sin is that which is committed voluntarily.

   

Gheebat (backbiting) of the ulama is a means of destruction

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:32

`Allamah Abdul Wahhab Sha`rani has quoted from Al-Yawaqeet wal Jawaahir: LUHOOMUL ULAMAAI MASMOOMATUN (The flesh of ulama is poisonous.) Allah Ta`ala states in the Quran: LAA YAGHTAB BA'DHUKUM BA'DHA AYUHIBBU AHADUKUM AY Y'AKULA LAHMA AKHEEHI MAYTAN FA KARIHTUMOOHU (Do not backbite each another. Will any of you approve of eating the flesh of his dead brother? You dislike it.)

This means that gheebat is detrimental to one’s Deen and dunya (worldly life) and it is of utmost importance that we abstain from it. May Allah Ta`ala protect us.

   

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