Weathering the Storm of Misfortune

All misfortune that engulfs man is caused by his actions. Allah Ta’ala says: “All calamities that afflict you are caused by your own doings.” (Surah Shura, Verse: 30) In Surah Nisa, Allah Ta’ala says: “Because of the wrongs of the Jews, We deprived them of…

Din is Well-Wishing – Audio

Sayyiduna Tamim Ad Dari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Din is to wish well. We asked, ‘For whom’? [Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] replied: ‘For Allah, His Book, His Messenger and for the leaders and the…

Advice on the topic of Nikah – Audio

Nikah/Marriage is from the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam). Whoever practices on the sunnah will become beloved to Allah Ta'ala. There are many questions surrounding this topic: When must we the nikah take place? Who must we marry our…

7 Du’as for Knowledge

Knowledge is something one needs throughout one's life. Hereunder are seven suggested du’as for beneficial and increase in knowledge, which are to be recited daily. ١- رب زدني علمًا (Surah Taha:  Ayah: 114) ٢- اللّٰهُمَّ إني أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نافِعًا،…

The Mercy of Allah – Audio

Below is a series of talks which I delivered regarding the mercy of Allah Ta'ala: Part one Part two Part three Part four

The Importance of Good Manners with ‘Ulama

This book was written for students of knowledge, by the Great Muhaddith of India, ‘Allamah Habibur Rahman A’zami (rahimahullah) (Demise: 1412 A.H.). He has highlighted herein, key points of note in terms of displaying the proper conduct towards one’s……

The importance of establishing salah – Audio

Here is a talk delivered by my beloved father, Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) on ensuring that we establish salah in our lives and the lives of our families. He expounds on the great virtues for establishing salah as well. Download…

From Our Perspective (2nd edition)

The purpose of this book is to enlighten the reader about the authentic proofs that support the Hanafi standpoint on over fifty issues of fiqh which the salafis raise objection to. This is solely to satisfy the enquiring mind and to assure the followers of…

Lesson 15 – Maintaining relationships

Lesson 15 - Maintaining relationships As humans, we are prone to having various types of relationships with others. As Muslims, we are taught to honour good relationships. On one occasion, an elderly lady visited Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). He enquired…

Golden Guidelines for those on the path of Knowledge (e-book)

This booklet is a translation of a lecture delivered by the great Muhaddith of Syria, Shaykh Muhammad 'Awwamah (hafizahullah) in which he addressed Scholars and students of Islamic knowledge. These were the innermost concerns and feelings that Shaykh poured…

Lesson 14 – Love for the symbols of Islam

Lesson 14 - Love for the symbols of Islam Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Quran: ومن يعظم شعائر الله فإنها من تقوى القلوب 'And whoever honours the symbols of Allah, it is certainly out of the piety of the heart.' (Surah Haj: verse 32) Hazrat Moulana Haroon…

The month of Sha’ban – Audio

Due to Sha'ban occurring between two well known months; Rajab & Ramadan, its significance is not fully understood by all. Listen to a lecture I delivered on the month of Sha'ban here.

Qurbani/Udhiyah, with your own hands

Its a trend nowadays for people to have their Qurbani/Udhiyah animal slaughtered by others, at some far off farm, or even abroad. Whilst there may be justifiable reason for some, one should consider the following: Sayyiduna Buraydah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports…

Tafsir of verse 6 of Surah Safat – Audio

إِنَّا زَيَّنَّا السَّمَاءَ الدُّنْيَا بِزِينَةٍ الْكَوَاكِبِ 'Indeed We have adorned the sky of the world (the first sky) with the decoration of the stars.' (Surah Safat, verse: 6) Here is a Tafsir (exegesis) of the above verse, that I delivered in a talk.…

10 Points about the Day of ‘Arafah

The day of 'Arafah is the most important day for a Haji. Whilst only a select few of the Ummah are chosen by Allah Ta'ala to physically be on the plains of 'Arafat on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, there are several virtues and deeds mentioned regarding the day of…

Lesson 13 – The Power of Du’a

Lesson 13 - The Power of Du'a Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Make du’a to Allah with conviction of acceptance.’ (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3479)   When asking from Allah Ta’ala, one…

Reformation before alleviation

The current sad state of the Ummah of Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) is indeed unprecedented in recent history. The Ummah is challenged on all fronts; from widespread oppression, to poverty and illness, to political scandals and instability.…

The harms of interest (usury) – Audio

Interest (usury) is among the worst time of sins, yet most prevalent in our societies. One needs to understand the severity of this wrong even more in such circumstances. Listen to the talk I delivered here

Lesson 12 – The Sunnah of Gifting

Lesson 12 - The Sunnah of Gifting Offering gifts (hadiyyahs) to each other is a noble trait and well encouraged in Islam. People around the globe have the habit of gifting each other on special occasions. In a famous Hadith, Nabi (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam)…

Become a key towards good – Audio

طوبى لعبد جعله الله مفتاحا للخير مغلاقا للشر Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: 'Glad tidings for the one whom Allah uses as a key for [opening] good and a lock for evil.' (Sunan Ibn Majah, hadith: 238) This is a talk I delivered on this topic.…

Your friend, your influence – Audio

وَيَوۡمَ يَعَضُّ الظَّالِمُ عَلٰى يَدَيۡهِ يَقُوۡلُ يٰلَيۡتَنِى اتَّخَذۡتُ مَعَ الرَّسُوۡلِ سَبِيۡلًا‏. يٰوَيۡلَتٰى لَيۡتَنِىۡ لَمۡ اَتَّخِذۡ فُلَانًا خَلِيۡلًا‏. لَقَدۡ اَضَلَّنِىۡ عَنِ الذِّكۡرِ بَعۡدَ اِذۡ جَآءَنِىۡ​ ؕ وَكَانَ الشَّيۡطٰنُ لِلۡاِنۡسَانِ…