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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, utmost care should be taken in correcting and perfecting our Fard Salah by fulfilling all its requirements as well as by being particular of performing the Sunnah Salah. …

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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 Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) was extremely particular about the Salam. He would always be the first to greet one and all, whether the person was known …

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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 Ta’ala and His Messenger (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam). Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (rahimahullah) had the Noble habit of being engaged in the Dhikr of Allah as much as possible. This …

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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 as easy to implement. Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) possessed unique love for the Sunnah. He would always ensure that every deed is done in …

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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 (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once purchased an upper garment for four dirhams from a fabric merchant. He left the shop wearing the garment, when an Ansari …

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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 meaning. In fact, whenever he recited Quran he pondered over its meaning. Hazrat (rahimahullah) had great admiration for the Huffaz and would diligently attend …

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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: ‘Hakimul Ummah’ [the wise one of the Ummah] by Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Shaykh (hafizahullah) says: ‘Among the wisdoms of Sayyiduna Abud Darda is the following:’ When the Muslim army conquered the Island of Cyprus (in the year 32 A.H.) …

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Feeling the pain of the Ummah

An essential part of the culture of Islam is for each individual to consider himself/herself as part of the same body. 1. Sayyiduna Nu’man ibn Bashir (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘The believers in their mutual mercy, love and compassion are like a single body, when one limb is in pain the rest of the body joins in insomnia, fever and restlessness’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: …

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The Charity of Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah)

Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) have promised barakah for those who give charity with sincerity. Allah Ta’ala states: ‘Allah destroys interest, and increases charity.’ (Surah Baqarah, Ayah: 276)   Hereunder is an inspiring incident on this topic: Makkiy ibn Ibrahim (rahimahullah) narrates: ‘We were with Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah), when a beggar asked for something. Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah) told his treasurer: ‘Give him a dinar (gold coin).’ The …

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Questions unrelated to ‘amal (practice)

Some people have the habit of pursuing such topics that have no relevance to one’s practical life (‘amal). Our pious predecessors (salaf) would sternly discourage this as it is a waste of time and could even lead to confusion. (Fathul Bari, Hadith: 7289)   These types of questions have even been discouraged in the Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam): إن الله كره لكم قيل وقال، وكثرة السؤال، وإضاعة المال “Indeed …

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