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Discourse 1 - Purification of the Soul

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:47

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

فأعوذ بالله من الشيطن الرجيم    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّى ﴿١٤﴾ وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلَّى ﴿١٥﴾ بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا ﴿١٦﴾ وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَى ﴿١٧﴾ إِنَّ هَـذَا لَفِي الصُّحُفِ الْأُولَى ﴿١٨﴾ صُحُفِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَى ﴿١٩﴾

Allah Ta’ala has stated in the Qur’aan-e-Kareem:

“Successful indeed is he who has purified his inner-self.” (al-A’laa:14)

Whoever has corrected his inner-self is surely successful. People’s understanding of success differs.

An individual feels that by acquiring a palatial house, he is successful. Another person reasons that attaining wealth is the ultimate success. A third person concludes that if he marries into a wealthy and noble family, then he too will be successful. A fourth person decides that if he graduates from college and becomes a professional, he also will be successful.

Elections have arrived and the nominated candidate reasons that succeeding in the electoral process and becoming a member of parliament, will make him successful. Every individual’s view of success differs.

The correct view of success, however, is the one outlined by the Creator of these views. What Allah Ta’ala explains as success is true success. Everything else is not success but merely a deception, which is temporary and will swiftly perish. Success is something that is everlasting.

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Discourse 2 - Durood and Salaam

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 06:45

الحمد لله و كفى و سلام على عباده الذين اصطفى ، أما بعد :

It is mentioned in the hadeeth that Allah Ta’ala has commanded a group of angels to disperse on the earth and present the greetings and salutations recited upon Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). They convey the greeting and say, “So and so, the child of so and so, has recited this greeting and salutation for you.” Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) becomes pleased and replies to the greeting.

Now a person may question that since we are reciting durood for a lengthy period, how is it that we have not seen any angels? The answer is that ‘seeing’ is not a pre-condition for existence. To ‘see’ or ‘witness’ something physical and use this as the benchmark for acceptance, is a grave error. Our rationale should be that whatever Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has stated, is sufficient for us to accept.

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Discourse 3 - Contemptibility of Pride

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 06:33

Pride - Challenging the power of Allah Ta’ala

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم ، أما بعد :

Allah Ta’ala states in a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi:

الكبرياء ردائي و العظمة إزاري فمن نازعني واحدا منهما أدخلته النار و في رواية قذفته في النار (مشكاة ، ص 433)

“Majesty is My upper-garment and greatness is My lower-garment. Whoever attempts to snatch any of the two away from Me, I will enter him into the fire of hell.”

Hadeeth-e-Qudsi is an explanation, by Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), of a statement made by Allah Ta’ala. He attributes it to Allah Ta’ala but it is not part of the Qur’aan Shareef. In this hadeeth-e-qudsi, Allah Ta’ala states:

الكبرياء ردائي

“Majesty is My upper garment.”

What will we think of a person who tries to snatch away the garment of someone else? We will say that he is a very immoral and wicked person. Thus that person who wants to establish his greatness, who wants to show his superiority over others, he displays his arrogance towards others, he is in fact trying to snatch the upper-garment of Allah Ta’ala. Do we realise the consequence of a person who tries to snatch away the garment of Allah Ta’ala?

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Discourse 4 - The Reality of Gratitude

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:54

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

أعوذ بالله من الشيطن الرجيم   بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ

Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan-e-Kareem:

لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ

“If you continue to be grateful to Me, I will continue to increase My favours on you and if you are ungrateful, then verily My punishment is severe.” (Ebrahim:7)

It is essential that we continuously ponder over the bounties of Allah Ta’ala.

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Discourse 5 - The blessed month of Ramadhaan and the acceptance of du’aa

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:34

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

This auspicious month is filled with great rewards bestowed upon the ummah by Allah Ta’ala. We receive great blessings and are readily forgiven. The mercy of Allah Ta’ala is continuously showered upon us. A person receives so many blessings that his mind cannot even grasp it.

Human beings are a weak creation. We have been created weak. Every faculty of ours, including our understanding, is weak. We only understand that which is in accordance to our capabilities. How can we understand that which is beyond our capacity?

Two hundred Rupees

A very poor person from a village saw the Jama Musjid in Delhi. He inspected the Musjid thoroughly from inside and outside and concluded: “This indeed is a very big Musjid. They must have spent a great sum on building it, approximately 200 Rupees!”

For that poor villager, 200 Rupees was a lot of money!

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