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October 2015

A Cure for Hard-heartedness

Once a woman came to Hadhrat Aishah (Radhiyallahu Anha) and complained to her of her own hard-heartedness, whereupon Hadhrat Aishah (Radhiyallahu Anha) advised her to soften her heart through remembering death in abundance. The woman did as she was advised and after a few days she returned and expressed her thanks and gratitude to Hadhrat […]

Etiquettes of the Night

عن جابر رضي الله عنه، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، قال:  إذا استجنح الليل، أو قال: جنح الليل، فكفوا صبيانكم  فإن الشياطين تنتشر حينئذ، فإذا ذهب ساعة من العشاء فخلوهم، وأغلق بابك واذكر اسم الله، وأطفئ مصباحك واذكر اسم الله، وأوك سقاءك واذكر اسم الله، وخمر إناءك واذكر اسم الله، ولو تعرض عليه شيئا (بخاري […]

Reasons for our Dawat not being Effective – Part 2

Another reason for the da’wat not being effective is that we are not exhausting our resources and efforts in correcting ourselves firstly, and those under our control. If the food at home is not right then we will make such a big noise and commotion, but do we apply the same to their deen? Are […]

Sunnats and Aadaab of Duaa – Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Duaa

1. One should keep a slight gap between both the palms. [1] 2. When making duaa, one should express his total inability and weakness and beg Allah Ta’ala in a soft tone with complete humility. ادْعُوا رَبَّكُمْ تَضَرُّعًا وَخُفْيَةً إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ ﴿الأعراف: ٥٥﴾ Call on your Lord with humility and softly: for Allah does not […]

Islam – A Religion of Ease

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:  The Qur’aan and Ahaadith have emphatically declared that the Deen of Islam is a religion that is extremely easy to practise upon. In all conditions, practising on the laws of Islam is easy and manageable. Hence, Shari’ah has taken into consideration the nature of the injunction and […]