Orchards of Love

June, 2021

  • 21 June

    The Orchards of Love – Part Twenty-Seven

    Pious Children – An Investment for the Hereafter

    Among the invaluable bounties of Allah Ta‘ala upon man is the bounty of children. The bounty of children is among the special favors of Allah Ta‘ala mentioned in the Qur’aan Majeed. Allah Ta‘ala says: “Allah has created spouses for you from among yourselves, and created for you sons and grandsons from your spouses, and granted you pure sustenance.” (Surah Nahl v. 72)

  • 14 June

    The Orchards of Love – Part Twenty-Six

    Wishing Well for Others

    From the entire value-system of Islam, every value which Islam advocates is full of attraction and radiates beauty. Whether it be showing respect to the elderly, or compassion to the young, or fulfilling the rights of parents and one’s kith and kin – all reflect the unique splendor of Islam. However, the soul of all these sublime qualities is contained in one Hadith. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said that Deen is to wish well for one and all.

  • 7 June

    The Orchards of Love – Part Twenty-Five

    Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and his Family Fulfilling the Needs of the Creation

    Fulfilling the needs of the creation is an act of great virtue and reward that draws the special mercy of Allah Ta‘ala. The lives of the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) reflected this quality to the highest degree. They did not merely advocate upholding justice when dealing with the creation – rather they encouraged people to go the extra mile in striving to fulfill the needs of the creation.

May, 2021

  • 30 May

    The Orchards of Love – Part Twenty-Four

    The Great Rights of Parents Among the greatest favors of Allah Ta‘ala upon a person is the favor of parents. The favor of parents is so invaluable and irreplaceable that it is granted to a person only once in his lifetime. Just as the favor of life is only granted …

March, 2021

  • 28 March

    The Orchards of Love – Part Twenty-Three

    Rights of Neighbours In order for the world to function smoothly and harmoniously, it is imperative for each person to fulfil the rights he owes to others. If people’s rights are not upheld and fulfilled, then chaos and anarchy will prevail in the world. Stealing and usurping of wealth will …

  • 21 March

    The Orchards of Love – Part Twenty-Two

    The Saint of His Time – Hazrat Bishr Haafi (rahimahullah)

    Hazrat Bishr Haafi (rahimahullah) was a renowned saint of his era. On one occasion, a person asked him, “How did you attain the lofty position of piety and righteousness which we see?”

  • 14 March

    The Orchards of Love – Part Twenty-One

    Concern for the Ummah

    During the Khilaafah of Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), there was a person from Syria who would come to Madinah Munawwarah to meet Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and benefit from him. However, after a period of time, Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) noticed that this person had not come to Madinah Munawwarah for some time.

  • 7 March

    The Orchards of Love – Part Twenty

    Allah Ta‘ala has blessed man with countless favors. Some are physical favors, while others are spiritual favors. Many a time, there are countless favors that are linked to a single favor. Consider the favor of eyesight – it is the means of one enjoying thousands of other favors of Allah Ta‘ala. However, eyesight is from among the physical favors of Allah Ta‘ala.

  • 1 March

    The Orchards of Love – Part Nineteen

    The Testimony of the Jews and Romans in regard to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) Allah Ta‘ala blessed the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) with success not only in deen, but also in dunya. The secret to their success was that they remained obedient to Allah Ta‘ala at all times, and were never …

February, 2021

  • 21 February

    The Orchards of Love – Part Eighteen

    The Lifeline of Islam

    When a person is drowning and struggling to survive, he will do anything to save his life. If he is able to catch hold of a rope nearby through which he can pull himself out of the water, he will desperately cling onto it and view it as his lifeline. In this world, when a believer is faced with the turbulent tides of fitnah that threaten to drown him in sins and destroy his deen, then he should ask himself, “What is the lifeline of Islam that I should firmly latch onto?”

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