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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 about her and gave her added attention. When she left, Sayyidah ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) asked: ‘Why did you give so much attention to this old woman?’ Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) replied: “She used …

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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 Abasoomar (rahimahullah) had a deep and sincere love for all the symbols of Islam. Whether it was the Masajid, the Quran Sharif, the …

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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 that ‘Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) would not go for the ‘Eidul Fitr Salah without eating something. On the day of ‘Eidul Adha, he would not eat anything until he returned [from the …

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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 should always envisage Allah’s unlimited treasures and power. Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) had a distinguished level of conviction in the power of du’a. When he had any type of need, he …

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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. Coupled with broken relationships and pandemics etc. It is indeed a sad state of affairs. Whilst we believe that every difficulty is undoubtedly followed by ease, the current situation is such, that …

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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) said: ‘Exchange gifts, and you will generate mutual love.’ (Al-Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 594)   My Beloved Father; Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (rahimahullah) would always endeavour …

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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 خَذُوۡلًا‏. ‘And the day when the wrong-doer will bite his hands, saying: If only I had stood by the Messenger! Woe is me! If only I had not taken such a one for a friend! He led me astray from the Admonition …

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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 everywhere, and not just in a classroom or from a mimbar. May Allah Ta’ala fill his grave with nur, and raise his ranks in Jannah. …

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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.’ (Al-Mu’jamus saghir, Hadith: 1178)   Other narrations have labelled this deed as: ‘The most virtuous of deeds’ and ‘A sure means of forgiveness.’ (Tabarani; Targhib, Hadith: 3878/9) …

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