A beautiful recitation to attain the reward of constant Dhikr

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu'anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) passed him whilst his lips were moving. Nabiy (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) enquired: "O Abu Umamah! What are you reciting"? He replied: "I am remembering my Rabb…

7 Authentic Virtues of Masjidul Aqsa

Muslims will always be attached to Masjidul Aqsa, irrespective of time and events that occur. Below are seven authentic Hadiths that illustrate the great significance of Masjidul Aqsa in Islam. 1. The first Qiblah of Islam عن البراء رضي الله عنه، قال: «صلينا…

7 Aspects regarding the Saff for Salah

Salah is the most important injunction of Islam, and perfecting the rows (saffs) whilst standing in congregation is part of the perfection of salah. Hereunder are seven Hadiths that discuss seven aspects of the saff for salah. 1. Virtue of the first saff…

There is no bad luck in the month of Safar

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, "There is no such thing as Safar [being bad]." [i.e., Safar holds no inherent ill omen] (Sahih Bukhariy, Hadith: 5707, 5717 and 5757) In light of this and…

The reward of being in the path of Allah, when earning with the correct intention

Sayyiduna Ka’b in ‘Ujrah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that a man passed by Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam). The Sahabah noted this person’s strength and vigour. They remarked: O Nabiy of Allah! If only this person was [utilising his ability] in the…

Lesson 16, Value for time

Lesson 16 Value for time Time is a very valuable ni’mah (bounty) of Allah Ta’ala. Time is life. To demonstrate how great a ni'mah it is to mankind, Allah Ta’ala has taken an oath on "time" in the Quran. Our Nabiy (sallallahu ’alayhi wa sallam) would not let a…

7 Deeds for Ramadan

With the mercy of Allah, the month of Ramadan is upon us once again. This great month is considered the "peak season" for a believer. The abundant mercy, forgiveness and barakah from Allah during this auspicious month spur one and all into additional…

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 Nabiy (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). He…

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 Hajj: verse 32) Hazrat Moulana Haroon…

Qurbaniy/Udhiyah, with your own hands

Its a trend nowadays for people to have their Qurbaniy/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)…

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 Tirmidhiy, Hadith: 3479) When asking from Allah Ta’ala, one should…

Reformation before alleviation

The current sad state of the Ummah of Nabiy 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, Nabiy (sallallahu ’alayhi…

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’idiy (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 Dini 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 Tirmidhiy, Hadith: 413) Therefore,…

Lesson 10 – Spread the Salam

Lesson 10 - Spread the Salam Nabiy (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 Bukhariy) Hazrat Moulana…