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February, 2018

  • 10 February

    Discussing the Lives of our Akaabir

    Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: It is important for us to discuss the lives of our Akaabir. Through discussing the lives of our Akaabir, we will understand their nature and disposition and the manner in which they adhered to the sunnah. Otherwise, we will confine ourselves to the …

  • 10 February

    Wishing Well and Advising Each Other in the Knowledge of Deen

    وعن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال تناصحوا في العلم فإن خيانة أحدكم في علمه أشد من خيانته في ماله وإن الله مسائلكم رواه الطبراني في الكبير أيضا ورواته ثقات إلا أبا سعيد البقال واسمه سعيد بن المرزبان فيه خلاف يأتي (الترغيب والترهيب …

  • 10 February

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Visiting the Bereaved – Part 4

    1.It is permissible to praise the deceased. However, when praising him, one should ensure that one does not exaggerate or praise him for characteristics that were not found in him. Similarly, one should not adopt the styles and ways of the kuffaar in praising him. 2.The period of ta’ziyat is …

  • 10 February

    The Blessed Effort of Inviting People to Deen

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Previously, when people heard of an Aalim that was visiting their area, they would spontaneously come to meet him and would benefit from him. Similarly, when people heard of the gatherings of zikr that were held and the makaatib and madaaris …

  • 3 February

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

    Title: The title of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was ‘Zun-Noorain’ (the possessor of the two lights). ‘Two lights’ referred to the two blessed daughters of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and Hazrat Ummu Kulthoom (radhiyallahu ‘anha). Hazrat Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) has explained that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) …

  • 3 February

    Duaa after Azaan – 3

    One should recite the following Duaa after azaan: اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ الْقَائِمَةِ وَالصَّلَاةِ النَّافِعةِ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَارْضَ عَنّي رِضَاءً لَا سَخَطَ بَعْدَهُ O Allah, Rabb of this lasting call (which will continue until the day of Qiyaamah) and this beneficial salaah, confer Your special blessings upon Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and bless me …

  • 1 February

    Requisites for Perfecting Imaan

    Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: For perfecting Imaan, there are certain requisites. These are outlined in the Quraan where Allah Ta‘ala explains three requisites: 1. Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) decision is final in all matters. 2. There should not be even the slightest reservation within one’s heart and …

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    Acquiring Knowledge without Sharing and Imparting it

    وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال مثل الذي يتعلم العلم ثم لا يحدث به كمثل الذي يكنز الكنز ثم لا ينفق منه  رواه الطبراني في الأوسط وفي إسناده ابن لهيعة (الترغيب والترهيب 1/165) Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah …

  • 30 January

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Visiting the Bereaved – Part 3

    1. One should not add to the sorrows of the family by making improper statements or asking improper questions such as enquiring from the close family members regarding the details of the final illness or circumstances of death. 2.One should express his grief and should not laugh and joke.  

  • 27 January

    Duaa after the Shahaadatain of Azaan

    One should reply to the words of the azaan, and after replying to the shahaadatain, one should recite the following Duaa: اللَّهُمَّ أَعْطِ مُحَمَّدًا الْوَسِيلَةَ وَالْفَضِيلَةَ، وَاجْعَلْ فِي الْأَعْلَيْنَ دَرَجَتَهُ، وَفِي الْمُصْطَفَيْنَ مَحَبَّتَهُ، وَفِي الْمُقَرَّبِينَ ذِكْرَهُ O Allah, grant Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) the ‘waseela’ (a lofty stage in Jannah)  and ‘Fadheela’(Your …