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…

Tafsir of verse 6 of Surah Safat – Audio

إِنَّا زَيَّنَّا السَّمَاءَ الدُّنْيَا بِزِينَةٍ الْكَوَاكِبِ 'Indeed We have adorned the sky of the world (the first sky) with the decoration of the stars.' (Surah Safat, verse: 6) Here is a Tafsir (exegesis) of the above verse, that I delivered in a talk.…

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…

Iman and its branches – Audio

أَلَمْ تَرَ‌ كَيْفَ ضَرَ‌بَ اللَّـهُ مَثَلًا كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَ‌ةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْ‌عُهَا فِي السَّمَاءِ. تُؤْتِي أُكُلَهَا كُلَّ حِينٍ بِإِذْنِ رَ‌بِّهَا ۗ وَيَضْرِ‌بُ اللَّـهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُ‌ونَ.…

Inculcating the quality of Taqwa – Audio

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ 'O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims.' (Surah Aalu 'Imran, verse: 102)   وَمَن يَرْغَبُ…

Completing the Quran in two rak’ahs of Salah

Moulana Qari Muhammad Rafiq, explaining an incident of Shaykh Binnory’s (rahimahullah) deep love of the Quran Sharif, writes: Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah), expressing his shukr (gratitude) to Allah Ta’ala, says: “One day a Qari, who was my friend, came to…

Reciting & listening to the Quran in Ramadan

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu 'anhuma) narrates that: ‘Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) was the most generous of all the people, and he would peak in generosity during Ramadan when Jibril ('alayhis salam) use to meet him. Jibril…

‘Allamah Binnory’s Weeping and Crying

Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) was the proof of the true meaning of the verse: وَإِذَا سَمِعُوا مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَى الرَّسُولِ تَرَىٰ أَعْيُنَهُمْ تَفِيضُ مِنَ الدَّمْعِ مِمَّا عَرَفُوا مِنَ الْحَقِّ ‘When they hear what has been revealed to the…

Hifz Jalsah – Audio

This is a lecture I delivered at a Hifz graduation Jalsah recently, which also discusses the inspiring story of Sayyiduna Salim Mawla Abi Hudhayfah (radiyallahu'anhu). Listen to it here

Recitation of the Quran brings about nur (light) in the home – Audio

إن الذي ليس في جوفه شيء من القرآن كالبيت الخرب 'The one who has no portion of the Quran in his heart is like a barren house.' (Sunan Tirmidhi) Just as an empty house which attracts unwanted intruders and has no safety and security, in the like manner a person…

Remain steadfast as you have been commanded – Audio

The companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) noticed some grey strands of hair on the beard of Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam), and told him that you seem to be getting old very quickly. Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) replied that…

Verses of Quran that were revealed repeatedly

Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has enumerated up to nine different verses or surahs of the noble Qur’an that were revealed more than once,