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March, 2018

  • 5 March

    The Humility of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

    عن عائشة قالت سئلت ما كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يعمل في بيته قالت كان بشرا من البشر يفلي ثوبه ويحلب شاته ويخدم نفسه  (مسند أحمد رقم 26194)  Hazrat Aaisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) was once asked: “What would Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) do within the home?” She replied: “He …

  • 3 March

    Azkaar after Salaah-1

    After completing one’s fardh salaah, one should recite istighfaar thrice and recite the following duaa. اَللَّهُمَّ أنْتَ السَّلَام وَمِنْكَ السَّلَام تَبَارَكْتَ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإكْرَام O Allah, You are salaam (i.e. Your name is Salaam) and from You is peace. You are the greatest O the possessor of honour and …

  • 3 March

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Six

    Islam: (Continuing from Part Five) Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continued: I then left my aunt. Her statements had left an impression on my heart and I continued to ponder over what she had said. I would sometimes associate with Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and sit with him. After Monday …

  • 1 March

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

    Haashim Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) and Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) say that Haashim’s actual name was ‘Amr. There was once a severe drought in Makkah during which Haashim fed the people bread crushed into gravy. This is why he was given the title “Haashim” (The one who crushes). As a poet says: …

  • 1 March

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

    Ka‘b In the pre-Islamic era, Ka‘b bin Luwayy would, on a weekly basis, gather all the people on the day of Friday. After all the people had assembled, he would deliver a sermon which he would commence by praising Allah Ta‘ala and explaining that Allah Ta‘ala had created the skies, …

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 …