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November, 2018

  • 17 November

    Saying Bismillah before Eating

    One should say ‘bismillah’ before commencing the meal. Similarly, one should eat with his right hand and eat from the side of the plate which is before him. عن عمر بن أبي سلمة، قال: كنت غلاما في حجر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، وكانت يدي تطيش في الصحفة، فقال …

  • 14 November

    Respecting the Symbols of Deen

    Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: One of the main methods of drawing the grace and forgiveness of Allah Ta‘ala is showing respect to the symbols of deen (e.g. the azaan, the musjid, Ramadhaan etc.) or anything connected to deen. There are incidents of people who were forgiven on …

  • 14 November

    A Means of Earning the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala

    عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم السواك مطهرة للفم مرضاة للرب رواه النسائي وابن خزيمة في صحيحيهما ورواه البخاري معلقا مجزوما وتعليقاته المجزومة صحيحة   (الترغيب والترهيب 1/227) Hazrat Aaishah (Radhiyallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Using the miswaak is a …

  • 13 November

    Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 6

    1. If the debtor is in financial constraints and difficulty, the creditor should not harass him, rather he should take pity on his condition and grant him respite in settling his debts. عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من أنظر معسرا، أو …

  • 8 November

    The Islam of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Affaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) says: I once entered my home and found my aunt (mother’s sister), Su’daa, sitting among the household. My aunt would engage in soothsaying. The moment she saw me, she said: أبشر وحييت ثلاثا وترا      ثم ثلاثا وثلاثا أخرى ثم بأخرى كي تتم عشرا    …

  • 8 November

    Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Thirty

    During the era of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), there was a need to extend Musjid-e-Nabawi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). For this purpose, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) required a certain plot of land that was adjacent to the musjid. Hence, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) approached an Ansaari Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) who was …

  • 8 November

    Zikr Recited after Fajr Salaah

    One should recite the following Duaa ten times after Fajr salaah before moving from his place: لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الملْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ There is no deity besides Allah Ta’ala, who is alone (and) has no partner. To …

  • 8 November

    The Test of Man

    Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: Hazrat Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) was sent to the world and commissioned to make it liveable. Thus, the real test for mankind commenced from the time of Nooh (‘alaihis salaam) after everyone was settled. Thereafter, with time deen progressed until the time of Nabi …

  • 7 November

    The Effect of Wudhu

    عن عثمان رضي الله عنه أنه دعا بماء فتوضأ ثم ضحك فقال لأصحابه ألا تسألوني ما أضحكني فقالوا ما أضحكك يا أمير المؤمنين قال رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم توضأ كما توضأت ثم ضحك فقال ألا تسألوني ما أضحكك فقالوا ما أضحكك يا رسول الله فقال إن العبد …

  • 6 November

    Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 5

    1. One should not delay in settling his debts. It is reported in the Hadith that the debtor’s delaying in settling his debts despite him having the means to do so is a form of oppression. عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، يقول: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: …