The Way of the Ambiyaa (Alayhimus Salaam)

business_trends_horizonHazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) while addressing a group of students once mentioned:

O students of Deen, recognize your lofty position and status in Deen. The knowledge of Deen which Allah Ta’ala has blessed you with is such that all the treasures of this world put together cannot equal it in value. No person possesses the true knowledge of your worth besides Allah Ta’ala. In regard to the knowledge of Deen and its imparting, you are the representatives of the Ambiyaa (Alayhimus Salaam). Therefore you should emulate the Ambiyaa (Alayhimus Salaam) in your conduct and approach. The approach the Ambiyaa (Alayhimus Salaam) had adopted when propagating Deen was that they informed the people that we do not desire any worldly remuneration from you, rather we only hope for reward from Allah Ta’ala. When doing the work of Deen, detach your heart from the wealth of the world and place your complete reliance and trust upon Allah Ta’ala. Serve the creation of Allah Ta’ala with utmost humility. In this way, you will fulfil the haqq of servitude (i.e. being a true servant of Allah Ta’ala). (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg.106)

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Four

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)Receiving the title ‘Special Helper’ of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

On the occasion of the Battle of Ahzaab, also known as the Battle of Khandaq (the Battle of the Trench), the Muslims received the information that the Banu Quraizah had broken their pledge of allegiance to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and had joined the enemy. In order to verify the information, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), “Who will bring me information of these people (the Banu Quraizah)?” Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) instantly responded by volunteering to go as a spy and bring information of the Banu Quraizah to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

After some time, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) again asked, “Who will bring me information of these people (the Banu Quraizah)?” Once again, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) volunteered to go. Finally, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked for a third time, “Who will bring me information of these people (the Banu Quraizah)?” On this occasion as well, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) volunteered to go. It was on this occasion that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was overjoyed and pleased with Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and mentioned, “Indeed every Nabi had a special helper, and my special helper is Hazrat Zubair bin ‘Awwaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).”

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/30, Saheeh Bukhaari #3719, Saheeh Muslim #2415, Sunan Tirmizi #3745, Fat-hul Baari 6/63, 7/100)


Reciting Bismillah before Entering the Toilet

Toilet signOne should recite Bismillah before entering the toilet

عن علي رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال: ستر ما بين أعين الجن وعورات بني آدم إذا دخل أحدهم الخلاء أن يقول بسم الله (ترمذي رقم 606)

Hazrat Ali (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The veil for the jinnaat not staring at the private parts of a person is the recitation of Bismillah at the time one enters the toilet.”

Dealing with Deeni Differences

three questionsHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

Our elders were very firm on what they believed to be the truth. They would clearly explain their stance and not shift from it in the least, even if a senior held the opposing view. This was also the way of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum). However, they did not attack the personality of the one who held the opposing view by labeling him or using derogatory titles etc. 

Three Actions that Continue after Passing Away

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا مات ابن آدم انقطع عمله إلا من ثلاث صدقة جارية أو علم ينتفع به أو ولد صالح يدعو له رواه مسلم وغيره (الترغيب والترهيب 1/128)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When a person passes away, all his actions come to an end (he is unable to carry out actions thereby earning reward) except for three actions; sadaqah jaariyah, knowledge from which people benefit, or a pious child that makes duaa for him.”