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Muharram & a Muslim’s mindset

The passing of time, the days, the weeks, the months and the years are all reminders for us that our time in this dunya is running out. A man’s life span is like a block of ice in the hot sun outside. With the passing of each second that ice is melting away. Similarly, with the passing of each second, man’s life is melting away. The beginning of the Islamic …

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Iman; the Greatest Binding force

Iman is the greatest binding force on the surface of the earth. The Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum), with their different backgrounds would all sit together in the majlis of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). This Ummah suppose to be one Ummah. The believers should be a support for the next. We should feel the pain of each other. Here is a talk delivered by my beloved father, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (may Allah …

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The value of Din (religion)

In every man’s life, it is his Din (religion) that should reign supreme. Globally today, religion is given the ‘back seat’. The importance that is suppose to be attached to one’s Din, activities and responsibilities of Din is swiftly diminishing. Sadly, people have given importance to everything else but their religion. As Muslims we are trained, taught and reminded that our Din comes first. Here is my lecture on this …

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The Blessed Ten days of Dhul Hijjah

From time to time, Allah Ta’ala offers us life-lines and special moments, to give us the opportunity to change our lives for the better. One of these such moments are the first ten days/nights of Dhul Hijjah.   Download my lecture on this topic here.   See here for an article on the Ten days of Dhul Hijjah

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The gauge of virtue and vice

Kitabullah and Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) We have the Shari’ah, a code of laws and the Sunnah, the way of life of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). This is the criteria of right and wrong, good and bad, virtue and vice. If an action conforms with the Shari’ah and Sunnah, it will be acceptable, if the action does not conform, it will be rejected. This was the general rule …

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Having Adab for Allah and everything connected to Him

Allah Ta’ala has inspired humans to adopt good qualities. Human beings can progress in the qualities that Allah Ta’ala has instilled in them. Among these qualities is adab; to have respect/manners/etiquettes. This is something of utmost importance although many of us regard it to be trivial. Here is a talk that I gave on the topic of Adab. Please note that the audio recording is cutoff towards the end. Download …

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Dispel disunity and hatred in the Ummah

Allah gives many opportunities and occasions for a person to be forgiven. But amidst many thousands and millions that Allah forgives, there is one category of people who are always deprived from this mercy. These are people who harbor enmity, malice and rancor  in their hearts for their fellow Muslim brothers/sisters. Here are some guidelines from Quran and Hadith that will help us dispel and remove this sickness of hatred, …

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The Injunction of Salah

Salah is a unique ibadah that Allah Ta’ala has ordained, all the other forms of ibadah came down via the medium of Jibril (‘alayhis salam). As for salah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was given this great miracle during the journey of Mi’raj. This goes to show the greatness of salah. Repetition is the best form of emphasis. The most repeated command in the Quran is of establishing salah, Further more we …

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How to save ourselves from the temptations of festivity

It is no secret that the year end brings with it tons of festivities. This is the most dangerous period for a believer. The temptations are on many fronts, and are all cramped into this brief period. During these days, people actually compete in how to out do each other in Allah’s disobedience! The company we keep is the company we are. Here is a lecture on the three advices …

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Love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

Allah Ta’ala has created in us emotions/feelings/sentiments. From all these sentiments, love is the most dynamic. There was a deep unparalleled love in the hearts of the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) for Allah and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). This enabled them to practice the commands of Allah and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) without hesitation. Here is a talk by My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (may Allah protect him) on the …

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