Never Lose Hope in the Mercy of Allah Ta‘ala During the Battle of Uhud, one of the painful tragedies suffered by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was the martyrdom of his beloved uncle, Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). The person responsible for killing Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was none other than Hazrat …
The Two Great Bounties of Sabr and Shukr
Allah Ta‘ala has created this world as an abode of trial and tribulation. In this earthly abode, a believer will be faced with various situations and conditions. Some situations will be in accordance to his expectation and desire, while others will be against his temperament and nature. At different times during his life, a believer will be tested with health and sickness, wealth and poverty, and prosperity and adversity. Allah Ta‘ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed, “He (Allah Ta‘ala) is the One who created death and life so that He may test you (and see) as to which of you is better in his actions.” (Surah Mulk v. 2)
The Day of Judgment – The Day of Regret for Many In the Qur’aan Majeed, the day of Qiyaamah has been referred to by various names. Some of these names are the “Day of Recompense and Repayment”, the “Day of Gathering”, the “Day of Loss and Gain” (i.e. loss for …
Tears of Repentance – the Water to Cleanse the Heart Hazrat Shah Ruknuddeen (rahimahullah) was a great Aalim and saint who lived in Multan. Allah Ta‘ala had blessed him with great acceptance among the people. On the day of Jumu’ah, his musjid would be filled to capacity with people coming …
Having the Heart to Forgive Hazrat Waa’il bin Hujr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a famous Sahaabi of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) who hailed from the land of Yemen and was from the progeny of kings. It is reported that when he departed from Yemen to come to Madinah Munawwarah to embrace …
Never Lose Hope in the Reformation of Any Person Abdullah bin Maslamah Qa’nabi (rahimahullah) was among the leading Muhadditheen of his era. He was the ustaad of many eminent Muhadditheen, the likes of Imaam Bukhaari, Imaam Muslim and Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahumullah). It is reported that in the beginning of …
The Way to Secure the Mercy and Divine Assistance of Allah Ta‘ala
Allah Ta‘ala has created Jannah as a place of happiness and comfort, and Jahannum as a place of misery and difficulty. As for this world then Allah Ta‘ala has created it as a combination of both happiness and sadness, and comfort and difficulty.
The Great Saint - Hazrat Fudhail bin Iyaaz (rahimahullah)
Hazrat Fudhail bin Iyaaz (rahimahullah) was an eminent Muhaddith and great saint of his era. Allah Ta‘ala had blessed him with such a high rank in Hadith that many of the leading Muhadditheen, the likes of Hazrat Abdullah bin Mubaarak, Hazrat Sufyaan bin Uyainah and Imaam Shaafi’ee (rahimahumullah) have narrated Hadith from him.
Consulting the Rightly-Guided Ulama
The principle “refer to the experts of the field” is a principle commonly-quoted and practised in all spheres of life. Consider the example of a person who intends constructing a triple-story mansion. What steps will he follow to fulfil his intention? He will first contact an architect to draw the plans. Thereafter, he will hire the services of an engineer as well as a contractor to put up the project.
Choosing a Life Partner
When choosing a life partner, each person is overcome with certain concerns. The boy has the concern of choosing the right wife, who will be compatible to him in his nature, thereby bringing happiness and joy to his life.