I Am But A Slave

Allah Ta’ala refers to Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) in the noble Qur’an as His 'Abd’ (His slave or bondsman). (Surah Baqara, Verse: 23 and Surah Isra, Verse: 1) This denotes the level of humility and humbleness in Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi…

Hold On!!!

The Sunnah is the ideal way for all of mankind, and as Muslims, we are required to hold tightly onto the Sunnah at all times. A young Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was on his way on some errand when he passed by the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ’alayhi wa…

7 Aspects regarding the Saff for Salah

Salah is the most important injunction of Islam, and perfecting the rows (saffs) whilst standing in congregation is part of the perfection of salah. Hereunder are seven Hadiths that discuss seven aspects of the saff for salah. 1. Virtue of the first saff…

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…

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…

The Latecomer should join the Imam without Delay

Latecomers for the congregational Salah often wait for the Imam to rise for the next rak'ah before joining the Salah. In the following Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu'alayhi wasallam) explains the correct procedure for latecomers. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi…

Advice on the topic of Nikah – Audio

Nikah/Marriage is from the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam). Whoever practices on the sunnah will become beloved to Allah Ta'ala. There are many questions surrounding this topic: When must we the nikah take place? Who must we marry our…

10 Points about the Day of ‘Arafah

The day of 'Arafah is the most important day for a Haji. Whilst only a select few of the Ummah are chosen by Allah Ta'ala to physically be on the plains of 'Arafat on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, there are several virtues and deeds mentioned regarding the day of…

Three selected deeds for Friday – Audio

In this audio, I have mentioned three Hadiths pertaining to the day of Jumu'ah, each of them have deeds that are extremely rewarding, all of which are very worthy of practice.   Download here   Download a PDF version of this talk here

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,…

The Importance of the Sunnah – Audio

Endeavour to make every action of your daily life in accordance to the Sunnah, as that is the only complete and perfect way of doing anything; be it religious or routine. Download my lecture on this topic here Download a PDF of this talk here

Fasting on ‘Aashura Saturday

Imams Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi (rahimahumallah) have reported from Sayyidatuna Samma (radiyallahu’anha) that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) said: “Don’t fast on Saturdays unless it’s an obligatory fast” i.e, like Ramadan. (Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith:…

Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s love for the Sunnah

My respected friend, Shaykh 'Awwamah’s son, Dr Muhyuddin (hafizhahullah), writes: ‘My respected father continuously encouraged his family in the home to adopt the various Sunnahs of Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam). He encourages them by saying that these…

The Sunnah of entertaining the guest

The Sunnah of entertaining the guest Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu 'anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should honour his guest.’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6018)   Another…

Tarawih; 20 rak’ats. No less!

The following article was written by myself and edited plus published by www.deoband.org a few years ago. May Allah Ta'ala use to guide us all. Amin. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. In recent times there has been a growth in the…

Changing the route from the ‘Eid Salah

Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu'anhu) reports that when it was the day of 'Eid, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would attend and return from the 'Eid salah using different routes. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 943)   Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) –the famous…

The Sunnah of exchanging gifts

Among the many Sunnats of our Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) that pertain to our social life is the beautiful Sunnah of exchanging gifts. Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Offer gifts to each other, for this creates affection and removes the…

The sublime Sunnah of Forgiveness – Audio

Allah Ta'ala mentions in the Quran: لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا Certainly for you in Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) is an excellent example;…

Leaving for the masjid in the state of wudu

There are several incentives for one who does wudu at his residence before leaving for the masjid.   Hereunder are two of those benefits:   1. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu 'anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) said:…

Hadith guidelines on tooth-picking

Islam lays unparalleled emphasis on oral hygiene. In addition to using the miswak at salah times, the miswak is recommended on several other occasions too. See here.   The Sunnah of Picking the Teeth Another form of oral hygiene in Islam is the…

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…