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December 2015

Remaining Focused

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: The trick of Shaitaan is that he does not allow you to do the work which you are supposed to be doing. A person studying in madrasah hears the virtues of jihaad and then desires to go in jihaad. Then while in jamaat and jihaad he hears about […]

Encouragement and Sincerity

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: When a person engages in the work of Deen, his intention should be solely to acquire the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala and earn reward in the hereafter. However, the worldly benefits that are promised for the one who engages in the works of Deen should also be […]

Duaa after the Fardh salaah and at the time of Tahajjud

عن أبي أمامة رضي الله عنه قال : قيل لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أي الدعاء أسمع ؟ قال : جوف الليل الآخر، ودبر الصلوات المكتوبات. وقال هذا حديث حسن. (ترمذي رقم 3499) Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that on one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was asked: “Which duaa is most heard […]

Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) and the Three Questions of the Roman Emperor

The Emperor of the Romans once sent a large amount of wealth to the Khalifah of the Muslims. Before dispatching his representative with the wealth, the Emperor commanded him to pose three questions to the ‘Ulamaa’ of the Muslims. The Roman representative, as instructed, posed the three questions to the ‘Ulamaa’ but they were unable […]

Duaa before Sleeping – 4

This entry is part 12 of 37 in the series Etiquettes and Duaas for Sleeping

One should recite the following duaa before going to sleep: اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ أَمُوتُ وَ أَحْيَى O Allah. It is only with Your name do I die and live. عن حذيفة رضي الله عنه قال كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا أخذ مضجعه من الليل وضع يده تحت خده ثم يقول اللهم باسمك أموت وأحيا […]