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February 2016

Ignoring the Whispers of Shaitaan

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The way to repel stray thoughts and the whispers of Shaitaan is to deal with them with courage and determination. Dealing with them with courage and determination is to totally ignore them and not pay any attention to them. This is similar to a stray barking […]

Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Five

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Life of Hadhrat Bilaal (Radhiallahu Anhu)

First Mu’azzin in Islam: ‘Allaamah ibnul Atheer (rahimahullah) has mentioned that Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was the first Mu’azzin in Islam. He would call out the azaan for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) while they were on safar (travelling) and while they were in Madinah Munawwarah. (Usdul Ghaabah 1/237) The Four Mu’azzins of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi […]

Duaa before Sleeping – 6

This entry is part 1 of 37 in the series Etiquettes and Duaas for Sleeping

One should recite the following duaa before going to sleep الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِى كَفَانِى وَآوَانِى وَأَطْعَمَنِى وَسَقَانِى وَالَّذِى مَنَّ عَلَىَّ فَأَفْضَلَ وَالَّذِى أَعْطَانِى فَأَجْزَلَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَى كُلِّ حَالٍ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَمَلِيكَهُ وَإِلَهَ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala, who fulfilled my needs, gave me shelter, […]

Remaining Firm on Zikr

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: Sometimes we begin to mislead ourselves and feel what is the need to make zikr when my mind is straying away. Hazrat Haaji Imdaadullah (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say that even if the mind strays sway then too continue because you will realise the reward when your eyes […]

Adherence to the Sunnah in all Facets of Life

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: My respected uncle, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) had called me one day prior to his demise and given me the following advice: “Strive to the best of your ability to inculcate every sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in your life and also encourage […]