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…

A du’a to save one’s self from vice

The following is an amazing incident from the life of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasalam) in which he successfully deters a young man from zina, and also teaches us a powerful and effective du'a for protection from vice. In an era like ours, wherein vice…

Quran Completion Jalsahs; Do we know the reality?

It is the utmost mercy of Allah Ta’ala that our country is blessed (and continues to be blessed) with Huffaz of the Holy Quran. The abundant Madrasahs are a sign of the high level of din in our country. Muslims in most parts of the world are deprived of this…

Weathering the Storm of Misfortune

All misfortune that engulfs man is caused by his actions. Allah Ta’ala says: “All calamities that afflict you are caused by your own doings.” (Surah Shura, Verse: 30) In Surah Nisa, Allah Ta’ala says: “Because of the wrongs of the Jews, We deprived them of…

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 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.…

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…

The Significance of the 15th of Sha’ban

The 15th of Sha'ban, which is commonly referred to as “Laylatul Bara-ah” (refer: Tafsir Razi and Ruhul ma'aniy, Surah 44. Ayah: 3) is one of the significant nights in the Islamic calendar. Ibnul Hajj (rahimahullah) states: “The salaf (pious predecessors)…

The multiple benefits of 10 ayats from Surah Baqarah

In an era like ours, in which we've become prone to insecurity, the following prescription from one of the most knowledgeable Sahabah (radiyallahu'anhum) is very pertinent. Lets read through the following narrations and be inspired.

Du’a, the weapon of a Believer – Audio

This is a detailed lecture delivered by my beloved father, Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) on the topic of du'a. Part 1 Part 2

What to do when hearing news of a funeral

My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (hafizhahullah) usually offers the following advices for when we hear the sad news of the passing of a fellow Muslim. These are simple, but effective and do not take much time. When hearing the news of the…

When in difficulty with no help in sight

Sayyiduna ‘Utbah ibn Gazwan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported from Nabiy (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that when one is lost in any lonely place or finds himself in any difficulty without any assistance at hand, then he should call out the following three…

Our dependence on Allah Ta’ala and the need for du’a – Audio

Allah Ta'ala says: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ إِلَى اللَّهِ "O People you are needy/dependent upon Allah Ta'ala." (Suratul Fatir, verse: 15) The entire creation is actually dependent on Allah Ta'ala for everything. Allah has granted us the…

Du’a for a New Year

At the approach of a New Year or month, the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would recite the following du’a. Sayyiduna 'Abdullah ibn Hisham (radiyallahu 'anhu) reports that the Sahabah (radiyallahu 'anhum) would learn the following du'a for when the new month or…

Du’a when welcoming a Haji

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said the following to a returning Haji: قَبِلَ اللهُ حَجَّك ، وَغَفَرَ ذَنْبَكَ، وَاَخْلَفَ نَفَقَتَكَ "Qabilallahu hajjak, wa ghafara dhambak, wa akhlafa…

Rectified motives and reformed children

The Honourable Hadith expert of our times, Al-Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) often states that the residents of Madinah Munawwarah regularly make the following du’a: اللّٰهُمَّ أَصْلِحِ النِّيَّةَ والذُّرِّيَّةَ Allahumma aslihin niyyah…

Ten deeds for protection and blessings in a home/business premises

At times we have the opportunity of purchasing a new home or business, we become eager to start it off on the right foot. We therefore resort to various forms of dhikr, recitation of Quran and du'a for barakah. In the Hadith references at hand, I have not…

Du’a for driving in slippery conditions

Suggested du'a for driving in slippery conditions 'Allamah Sakhawiy (rahimahullah) has quoted a Scholar from the past to have suggested the following du'a for protection against ones conveyance skidding/slipping: إنَّ اللهَ يُمْسِكُ السَّماواتِ وَالأَرْضَ…

Treasure every sunrise

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) would recite the following du'a at sunrise. Lets ponder over its meaning, take heed and practice. اَلْحَمْدُ ِلِله الَّذِى اَقَالَنَا يَوْمَنَا هَذَا وَلَم يُهْلِكْنَا بِذُنُوْبِنَا Allahumdulillahil ladhi…

Isal-Thawab (Your link to the Deceased)

Whoever comes to this world has to depart and therefore everyone suffers the loss of a dear and near person at some point in his or her life. One method of reducing the grief felt over that loss is to constantly benefit the deceased through Isal-Thawab, which…