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Beneficial deeds for Isal Thawab

When faced with the tragedy of the death of any near or dear one, we are encouraged to engage in isal thawab; i.e, to dedicate the reward for nafl (optional) deeds to the deceased. Hereunder is a list of some suggested deeds for Isal thawab, that have been mentioned in the Hadith. This is not an exclusive list, but indeed a recommended one. Reciting the Quran Sayyiduna Ma’qil ibn Yasar …

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Don’t ever give up your Iman, whatever the temptation! (audio)

This is a lecture I delivered on the importance of holding onto Iman, and resisting temptation, incorporating the deeper meaning of the famous Hadith: بدأ الإسلام غريبا، وسيعود غريبا كما بدأ. فطوبى للغرباء. ‘Islam commenced as odd/strange, and will it return to that state of strangness. Glad tidings for the strangers/those who seem as the odd ones out.’ i.e, because of holding onto authentic Islamic practices… Download here

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The Ten days of Dhul Hijjah; a time to become beloved to Allah!

The ten most blessed days of the year have arrived! From the entire three hundred and sixty days of the Islamic calendar, there is no other set of ten days that is more virtues, than the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. (Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.468-469)   These are so great, that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘These ten days are the best days in the world.’ (Musnad Bazzar; Targhib, Hadith: 1727) …

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The three stages of Hypocrisy

Muhaddithul ‘Asr; ‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Al-Binnory (rahinahullah) writes: ‘In the terminology of Islam, atheism and hypocrisy have the same meaning. The contradiction of speech and action is called hypocrisy and it has three stages: The belief of the heart is correct but actions claim to be contrary. This is hypocrisy in actions. There is no belief at all in the words of Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) but verbal …

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The different types of shahids (martyrs)

The ‘Ulama have cited three types of Shahids: 1. One who is considered a Shahid in this world as well as in the Hereafter. This is one who dies in combat against the enemies of Islam. A Shahid in this world is one on whom the rules of a Shahid apply, like not being given ghusl (a bath) after his demise. A Shahid in the Hereafter is one who will …

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The creed of Nabi Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) – audio

Coming of the month of Dhul Hijjah brings to light the life of Nabi Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam). Various incidents and aspects of the life of Nabi Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) are mentioned in the Holy Quran. This is a talk by my beloved father, Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) on this topic. Download here

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