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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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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: ‘Keeping watch/Guarding the Muslims in the path of Allah is better than the world and whatever is upon it.’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2892)   Sayyiduna Salman al-Farisi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that he heard Rasulullah …

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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 Ta’ala many a time, as a motivation, inspiration and lesson for the entire mankind, manifests these honours via dreams, among other ways. An example of this is found in the great …

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A brief summary of Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s biography

The following is a summary of the biography of My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah). The original book was written in Arabic by Shaykhs son, my dear friend and colleague; Dr Muhyuddin, titled: صفحات مضيئة من حياة سيدي الوالد العلامة محمد عوامة and published by Darul Hadith Research Centre, Durban, South Africa. At that time, I requested one of my student, who was in the forth year …

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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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