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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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Discourse 6 - The Path of Salvation

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:18

Three advices

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

Hadhrat Uqbah bin Aamir (radhiyallahu anhu) once asked Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam):

ما النجاة

“What are the means of gaining salvation?”

أملك عليك لسانك و ليسعك بيتك و ابك على خطيئتك

“Control your tongue, let your house be sufficient for you and cry over your sins.”

This was the salient advice presented by Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

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Discourse 7 - The Importance of I`tikaaf

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:54

Insaan – The paragon of creation

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

If a riot breaks out and people are wantonly slaughtering each other and, in this dismal state, a government official provides us sanctuary in his house, is this not a great favour of his? Here, (on the occasion of i’tikaaf) Allah Ta’ala has given us sanctuary in His house. This is indeed a great favour of Allah Ta’ala. It is obligatory upon us all to express our gratitude to Him. Undoubtedly, Allah Ta’ala has greatly favoured us.

Firstly, He has created us purely out of His grace. Had He not created us we would have been non-existent, worthless. Secondly, He created us as human beings. Animals such as donkeys, dogs, cats, swine, snakes, scorpions, etc., are also His creation, but Allah Ta’ala has created us human beings. If He created us as snakes or scorpions, what would have happened to us? The moment somebody sees us, he would either run away from us or rush forth to kill us.

If He created us as donkeys, heavy burdens would have been placed on our backs. If He created us as oxen, we would have been toiling endlessly away in the fields. No! Allah Ta’ala has created us as man, who is the best of creation, and Allah Ta’ala continuously showers His favours on us at all times. But alas, we don’t give any thought to this by pondering over these favours. Expressing gratitude to Allah Ta’ala is an alien concept for us.

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Discourse 8 - The Manner of attaining Taqwa

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:34

The manner of attaining taqwa

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ

Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ

“O Believers! Inculcate taqwa and remain with those who are truthful.” (at-Toubah:119)

In this aayat, the believers are addressed and instructed to adopt taqwa and remain in the company of the truthful.

What is Imaan? What is taqwa? What is truthfulness?

Imaan means to believe wholeheartedly in the laws revealed by Allah Ta’ala and accept the complete teachings of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), having ultimate reliance on Him. After accepting these two beliefs, we must now resolve to live our lives according to these beliefs. Imaan does not merely mean to know the truth. Even the disbelievers acknowledge the truth. Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan:

وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُم مَّن نَّزَّلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَحْيَا بِهِ الْأَرْضَ مِن بَعْدِ مَوْتِهَا لَيَقُولُنَّ اللَّـهُ قُلِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّـهِ بَلْ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ

“And if you ask them (the disbelievers) who created the skies and the earth, they will most certainly reply, Allah!” (al-‘Ankaboot:63)

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Discourse 9 - The passion of our Akaabir for Deeni knowledge

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 06:36

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

The buzurg and the yogi

A buzurg, who lived in Delhi, trained his disciple in the field of spirituality. The buzurg prescribed various azkaar and other rigorous spiritual exercises for. When the disciple attained competence in this field, he sent him to Multan to preach Islam. The disciple set off with great fervour, zeal and enthusiasm. Whilst on his journey, he reached Paanipat, which was on the way to Multan.

In Paanipat, there was a yogi who used to spiritually attack the hearts and the Imaan of Muslims passing by. This yogi could perform supernatural feats. Thus, when the disciple neared Paanipat, the yogi became aware of it and launched an attack on his heart but failed dismally. The yogi confronted the disciple, and asked: “Who are you? Where are you going? What do you say?”

“I am a Muslim. I am going to Multan and I say La ilaaha illallah.” When the disciple said, “La ilaaha illallah,” he focused on the yogi’s heart resulting in him becoming insane. The yogi fled in haste and advised whomever he met, “Do not go there! Do not go there! There is a Muslim who is reciting La ilaaha illallah. Do not listen to this La ilaaha illallah of his.”

Hence, this very person, who tried to become an obstruction to Deen, became a means of spreading the kalimah.

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