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March, 2018

February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Disinterest in the World

    Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: When we study the lives of our pious predecessors we find that a common feature in them was abstinence from the world. The Fuqahaa state that when a person makes a bequest that after his death his wealth should be given to the …

  • 28 February

    The Forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part Two

    Ilyaas His name conformed to the name of the Nabi of Allah Ta‘ala, Hazrat Ilyaas (‘alaihis salaam). The Sunnah (tradition) of herding the Hadi (sacrificial) animals towards Baytullah (in Makkah) was commenced by Ilyaas bin Mudhar. It has been reported that Ilyaas bin Mudhar would often hear the Talbiyah of …

  • 28 February

    The Forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part One

    ‘Adnaan He was from the progeny of Qaydar bin Ismaa‘eel. Ma‘ad Ma‘ad was an extraordinarily strong and gallant warrior. He spent his entire life fighting against the Banu Israa’eel and was triumphant in all his battles. His appellation was Abu Nazar. (“Appellation” refers to a name by which the father …

  • 28 February

    Untainted Family Lineage

    Allah Ta’ala has mentioned in the Qur’aan Kareem: لَقَد جاءَكُم رَسولٌ مِن أَنفَسِكُم “Verily a messenger has come to you from the best amongst yourselves….” Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) recited the above verse with a Fat-hah on the فاء of the word أنفسكم. In other words, verily …

  • 28 February

    The Five Inevitable Questions on the Day of Qiyaamah

    عن ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال لا يزول قدما ابن آدم يوم القيامة حتى يسأل عن خمس عن عمره فيم أفناه وعن شبابه فيم أبلاه وعن ماله من أين اكتسبه وفيم أنفقه وما عمل فيما علم  رواه الترمذي أيضا والبيهقي وقال الترمذي …

  • 27 February

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Visiting the Bereaved – Part 7

    1. One should assist the bereaved by sending food to their home. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has taught the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) to express sympathies with the bereaved and assist them at the time of their grief and sorrow. Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) encouraged the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) to prepare …

  • 26 February

    The Importance Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) showed towards Salaah

    عن الأسود قال سألت عائشة : ما كان النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم يصنع في أهله ؟ قالت كان في مهنة أهله فإذا حضرت الصلاة قام إلى الصلاة (صحيح البخاري ص892) Hazrat Aswad (Rahimahullah) reports: I once asked Hazrat Aaisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) regarding the conduct of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi …

  • 25 February

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Five

    Islam: (Continuing from Part four) Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continued: I was astonished and perplexed at what my aunt had said, and so I asked her, “O aunt! What are you saying?” She replied by reciting the following couplets: عثمان يا عثمان يا عثمان      لك الجمال ولك الشان …

  • 22 February

    Assigning the Affair to Allah Ta‘ala after Adopting the Means

    Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: A great lesson that we learn from the lives of the pious of the past was that they would adopt the necessary means for their work and thereafter they would assign their affair to Allah Ta‘ala. On the other hand, we adopt all …