Manners

The Importance of Good Manners with ‘Ulama

This book was written for students of knowledge, by the Great Muhaddith of India, ‘Allamah Habibur Rahman A’zami (rahimahullah) (Demise: 1412 A.H.). He has highlighted herein, key points of note in terms of displaying the proper conduct towards one’s teacher. Despite the primary audience for such guidance being formal students of formal teachers, these etiquettes also apply to every Muslim who learns from the guidance and discourses of his local …

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Understanding the Importance of ‘Ulama – Audio

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Certainly the example of the ‘Ulama in the world is like the example of the stars through which guidance is obtained in the darkness of the land and sea. When the stars disappear, the rightly guided can likely be misled from the right path.” (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 157)   Hafiz Ibn Rajab Hambali (rahimahullah) explains three …

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What to do when you hear about the wrong of your Muslim brother – audio

Islam teaches us to collectively support each other at times of need. One such occasion is when a fellow muslim falls into sin. A muslim never rejoices at the mistake of his fellow brother/sister. Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) practically demonstrated an example of ‘collective support’ for a sinner, thereby resulting in his repentance. Listen to my full talk here. 15/08/2022

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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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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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