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February 2015

Performing Ishraaq salaah in the Morning

This entry is part 47 of 50 in the series Morning and Evening Duaas

One should perform ishraaq salaah after sunrise (approximately 15 to 20 minutes after sunrise).  One may perform two or four rakaats. عن أبي الدرداء وأبي ذر : عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم عن الله عز و جل أنه قال ابن آدم اركع لي من أول النهار أربع ركعات أكفك آخره (ابو داود […]

Forty Durood – Durood 26

This entry is part 26 of 40 in the series Forty Durood

اَﻟﺘﱠﺤِﻴﱠﺎتُ ﻟِﻠّﻪِ وَ اﻟﺼﱠﻠَﻮَاتُ وَاﻟﻄﱠﻴﱢﺒَﺎتُ، اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻚَ أَﻳــﱡﻬَﺎ اﻟﻨﱠﺒِﻲﱡ وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ وَﺑَﺮَكَاﺗُﻪُ، اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻨَﺎ وَﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻋِﺒَﺎدِ اﷲِ اﻟﺼﱠﺎﻟِﺤِﻴْﻦَ ، أَﺷْﻬَﺪُ أَنْ ﻻﱠ إِﻟَﻪَ إِﻻﱠ اﷲُ وَأَﺷْﻬَﺪُ أَنﱠ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪًا ﻋَﺒْﺪُﻩُ وَرَﺳُﻮْﻟُﻪُ All verbal praises, physical praises and monetary praises be for Allah Ta’ala. May the special peace of Allah Ta’ala descend upon you, O Nabi (Sallallahu […]

Ibaadaat done for Show

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Riyaa - Doing things for Show

عن شداد بن أوس رضي الله عنه أنه سمع النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول من صام يرائي فقد أشرك ومن صلى يرائي فقد أشرك ومن تصدق يرائي فقد أشرك  رواه البيهقي من طريق عبد المجيد بن بهرام عن شهر بن حوشب (الترغيب والترهيب 1/80) Hadhrat Shaddaad bin Aus (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that he […]

Manner of Acquiring Piety

If we develop the true love of Allah Ta‘ala then deen will become extremely easy to practise and we will be able to overcome all hurdles. In the world, the system of Allah Ta‘ala is that there is a source for everything and one will have to respect that system. If you wish to acquire […]

Remaining Committed to the Recitation of the Qur’an throughout one’s Life

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned to an Aalim: Undoubtedly it is important to fulfil your duties and obligations you owe to the Madrasah. However, despite your busy schedule and commitments it is necessary for you to avail yourself for some while to recite the Qur’an. Not reciting the Qur’an is a […]