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May 2014

Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

Introduction Imaam Abu Hanifah’s (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) name was Nu’man ibn Thaabit. He was born in the year 80 A.H. and passed away in the year 150 A.H. [1] Allamah Ibn Katheer (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) (d. 774 A.H.) writes about Imaam Abu Hanifah: “… one of the four Imaams of the mazaahib that are followed. He was […]

Forty Durood – Durood 3

This entry is part 3 of 40 in the series Forty Durood

اﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ ﻋَﺒْﺪِكَ وَ رَﺳُﻮْﻟِﻚَ وَﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ اﻟـْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨِﻴْﻦَ وَ اﻟـْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨَﺎتِ  وَ اﻟـﻤُﺴْﻠِﻤِﻴْﻦَ وَ اﻟـﻤُﺴْﻠِﻤَﺎتِ O Allah, send your choicest blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) your slave and messenger, and descend blessings upon the believing men and women.  The Duaa of a Bedouin Isma’ee (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) narrates: Once a Bedouin stood in […]

Sunnats and Aadaab of Ramadhaan – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Ramadhaan

1. Refrain from anything that is doubtful or haraam whether it is doubtful food or actions etc. 2. Increase four actions in Ramadhaan: (a) The recitation of the kalimah ‘laa ilaaha illallah’ (b) istighfaar (c) seeking entrance into Jannah (d) seeking protection from Jahannum عن سلمان رضي الله عنه قال خطبنا رسول الله صلى الله […]

Leaving behind a Legacy for our Children

When ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz (rahimahullah) was in his last moments, someone came and reprimanded him saying that you have left nothing for your children. He replied that if they are righteous then Allah will take care of them and if they are sinful then why should I leave wealth behind for them and assist […]

Sunnats and Aadaab of Ramadhaan – Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Ramadhaan

1. Start preparing for the month of Ramadhaan well in advance. Some of the pious elders would prepare six months in advance. 2. Make a timetable for how one will utilise the valuable moments of Ramadhaan. عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من صام رمضان وعرف […]