December, 2015

  • 7 December

    Despondency – The Trap of Shaitaan

    Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The nature of many people is such that it very quickly inclines towards despondency and despair. The reason is that once a person loses hope and becomes despondent; he regards himself to be free from all responsibilities and therefore neglects his obligations. …

November, 2015

  • 30 November

    Remaining within the limits and boundaries of Shari’ah

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: As long as one does not acquire sound understanding in Deen and become firmly established upon Deen, there will always be the fear that such a person will transgress the limits and boundaries in his actions. Since such a person does …

  • 23 November

    Reflection – The Remedy for negligence

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: Sickness, death and other similar calamities and difficulties which afflict people are all things from which we should take lesson and pay heed to. It is as though our sight has been blinded by veils of negligence and unmindfulness. We have …

  • 16 November

    The position of Fardh and Nafl in Islam

    Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The position of a fardh action is higher than that of a nafl action. In fact, the very purpose of a nafl action is to perfect the fardh action or to compensate for any weakness or shortcoming which entered the fardh during …

  • 15 November

    Surah Hadid

    Tafseer of Surah Hadid by Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb Part 1 – Ayah 01  [haiku url=http://ihyaauddeen.co.za/audio/tafseer/2013-11-04_Surah_57_Ayah_1_-_6.mp3]

  • 9 November

    Do not look down at the worker

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: How strange it is that people don’t look down upon a trader when he trades, yet they look down upon a worker who is engaged in his employment. Logic and justice both demand that if we do not look down upon …

  • 2 November

    Whose janaazah is this?

    Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: We should, at all times, remember that our life is coming to an end. We have also heard our elders say that a person should take stock of his life when going to sleep. He should ponder and reflect over the …

October, 2015

  • 30 October

    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 …

  • 26 October

    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 …

  • 19 October

    The Serious consequences of abandoning purdah

    Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The non-observance of purdah has, nowadays, become rampant and rife in every place. The era we are living in is an era of great fitnahs and trials. Some people raise an objection against the law of purdah. They claim that through …

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