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…

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s (hafizahullah) commitment to the service of Hadith

One of the Students of my Honourable Teacher; Al-'Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad 'Awwamah (hafizahullah) who had visited the Shaykh (13 February 2021), to pay his respects and condolence after the demise of Shaykh's wife (may Allah raise her ranks),…

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:…

Which group are you from?

Spiritually, in this world and well as the next, there will always only be three kinds of people; The very good ones, the very bad ones and those in between. In Surah Waqi'ah, Allah Ta'ala categorizes the population of the hereafter as follows:

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…

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 says: 'Allah destroys interest, and increases charity.' (Surah Baqarah, Ayah: 276)   Hereunder is an inspiring…

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)…

Lesson 6 – Expecting the rewards of deeds (ihtisab)

Lesson 6 - Expecting the rewards of deeds (ihtisab) The Quran and Hadith are filled with warnings against sins and the virtues of good deeds. A believer ought to have yaqin (conviction) on the incentives mentioned by Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu…

No suffering goes unrewarded

Difficulty and hardship have become widespread in the world today. People are suffering in various forms throughout the globe. The simple solution for this is a ‘collective revival’ of the Sunnah of our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Nevertheless,…

Lesson 5 – Pondering over Allah’s Creation

Lesson 5 - Pondering over Allah’s Creation Marvelling over the power of our Creator through His creation is a potent spiritual booster. It is one of the most effective ways of recognising Allah Ta’ala. In many verses of the Quran, Allah ‘Azza wa Jall, asks of…

What to do on ‘Aashura day?

Hereunder is a brief description of how to spend the auspicious day of 'Aashura, in light of the Hadiths of Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam).   1. Observe the Fast and get one year's sins forgiven Sayyiduna Abu Qatadah (radiyallahu'anhu) reports…

What We Need to Know about the Six Fasts of Shawwal

As Ramadan departs, we all are encouraged to extend the momentum by observing the six fasts of Shawwal. The famous Hadith in Sahih Muslim states: “Whoever observes the fast of Ramadan and follows it up with six fasts in Shawwal will be rewarded as if he has…

Four deeds for increasing the memory

The following was written by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) for the benefit of students of knowledge and all others who need it. Shaykh writes: The four deeds below are effective in increasing one’s…

Inspirations from Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah)

Lessons and inspirations learnt from Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Haroon Abasoomar Saheb (rahimahullah) Written by Moulana Ahmad Jeewa saheb (hafizahullah) - Hazrat Moulana Haroon's (rahimahullah) deputy Imam at the Isipingo Beach Masjid for the past fifteen…

Lesson 4 – Feeling the pain of the Ummah

Lesson 4 - Feeling the pain of the Ummah My beloved Father, Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) considered himself in relation to the Ummah, as one limb of a single body. Sayyiduna Nu’man Ibn Bashir (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah…

Lesson 3 – Support for all forms of service to Islam

Lesson 3 - Support for all forms of service to Islam Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) was blessed by Almighty Allah with a very intelligent mind, big heart and broad horizons. Allah Ta’ala chose him to actively serve Islam in several forms, like…

Well-wishing Businessmen

Well-wishing is a fundamental part of our Din. In the famous, authentic (sahih) Hadith, Nabi (sallallahu'alayhi wasallam) said: 'The Din [of Islam] is well-wishing.' (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 196) The fact that Nabi (sallallahu'alayhi wasallam) used such an…

Lesson 2 – No Racism in Islam

Lesson 2 - No Racism in Islam My Beloved Father (rahimahullah) was very vocal against racism and xenophobia in all its ugly forms. He lectured on this topic in many venues. He would always quote the famous Hadith on this topic: ‘There is no superiority for an…