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،…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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)…

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…

How to receive the du’as of the Angels

This article is from the many ones that were inspired by my Beloved Father (rahimahullah). He commenced the discussion on this particular one whilst I was at his side during a dialysis session. Such was his love for 'ilm, that he engaged in its discussions…

Lesson 11 – Bringing joy to a Muslim

Lesson 11 - Bringing joy to a Muslim Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Whoever does for his brother what pleases him, solely to bring him joy, Allah will bring joy to him on the day of Qiyamah.’…

Virtues of neighbourhood watching

There are numerous Hadiths that expound on the virtues of protecting/guarding the Muslims and their property. Hereunder are a select few: Sayyiduna Sahl ibn Sa’d as-Sa’idi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:…

Honour through the mubarak Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Allah Ta'ala most definitely honours those involved in learning and imparting Deeni knowledge in this world and the Hereafter. This can be easily understood from the Quran Majid and Mubarak Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam). However, Allah…

Build yourself a palace in Jannah

The five daily Fard Salahs have stipulated optional [Sunnah] Salahs that accompany each of them. On the day of Qiyamah, if there is any deficiency in a person’s Fard Salah, his Nafl Salah will compensate for that. (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 413) Therefore,…

Lesson 10 – Spread the Salam

Lesson 10 - Spread the Salam Nabi (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) was once asked: ‘Which qualities of Islam are the best?’ He replied: ‘feeding the people and saying Salam to those whom you know and those whom you do not know.’ (Sahih Bukhari)   Hazrat…

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 virtuous, than the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. (Lataiful Ma’arif, pg. 468-469)  …

Lesson 9 – Constant engagement in Dhikr

Lesson 9 - Constant engagement in Dhikr Sayyidah ‘Aishah (radiyallahu ’anha) said: ‘Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) would be engaged in the Dhikr of Allah, all the time.’ (Sahih Muslim)   The life of a true believer is always centered around Allah…

Lesson 8 – Love for the Sunnah

Lesson 8 - Love for the Sunnah It is the belief of every Muslim that the only way to successfully enter Jannah is by following the Sunnah of our Beloved Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam). The Sunnah is all encompassing and absolutely simple as well…

The generosity of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the barakah of ten dirhams

When doing any deed, one's duty is to ensure sincerity of intention. Allah Ta'ala is the One who accepts, and grants barakah as He pleases. Hereunder is an inspiring Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam): Sayyiduna 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar…

Lesson 7 – Love for the Quran Karim

Lesson 7 - Love for the Quran Karim My Beloved Father; Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) had a deep love for the kalam of Allah; the Holy Quran. He could spend hours reciting it, listening to its recital from others as well as pondering over its…

The actual reason for our current pitiful state

My Honourable Teacher; Al-'Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad 'Awwamah (hafizahullah) often cites the following eye-opening incident from the life of Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu'anhu). Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu'anhu) was given the title:…