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Who should/could attend the Bukhari graduation gatherings?

It’s a common practice in many parts of the world whereby reliable ‘Ulama that complete their lessons of Sahih Bukhari invite the public to share in the blessings of the final lesson. Some individuals incorrectly object to this practice. The following is an explanation of the validity and merit if such a practice. May Allah Ta’ala increase such gatherings throughout the globe. Amin   Attending gatherings wherein the Hadith of …

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Tabligh and the method of the ‘Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam)

‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Al Binnory (rahimahullah) writes: ‘May Allah Ta’ala shower abundant mercy on the soul of Moulana Ilyas (rahimahullah) who reminded the Muslim ummah of their forgotten lesson of tabligh. His entire life, all his worry and every breath was devoted to this end. Allah Ta’ala accepted his devotion, sacrifices and sincerity. The blessing of this has spread to the four corners of the world. It is very possible …

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The Sunnah of exchanging gifts

Among the many Sunnats of our Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that pertain to our social life is the beautiful Sunnah of exchanging gifts. Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Offer gifts to each other, for this creates affection and removes the anger of the hearts.’ (Muwatta Imam Malik, see Al-Tamhid, vol. 15 pg. 85-91 and Takhrijul Ihya, Hadith: 1453)   Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) states: ‘Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) use to accept gifts …

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Accept responsibility when it’s your’s!

It has become a common trend nowadays for people to pass on information with the following disclaimer: ‘Retweets are not necessarily endorsements’ or: ‘The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily that of the editor.’   Whilst this may be a legal shield in this world, in no way does it absolve one in the court of Allah! We are indeed responsible for whatever we say, write, pass on …

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Reciting Hadiths of Sahih Bukhari to repel calamity

It is a famous statement among the Muhaddithun: ‘When reciting Hadith, Allah Ta’ala’s special mercies descend.’ (Tadribur Rawi, vol.4 pg.540)   During times of difficulty, fear and hardship, in addition to Quran recital and other forms of du’a etc, one practice of our pious predecessors; recent and ancient is to recite the entire Sahih Bukhari in order to draw Allah Ta’ala’s special mercy. Sahih Bukhari consists of among the most …

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Shaykh Binnory’s (rahimahullah) dislike for fame

Hazrat Shaykh, Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) had an intense dislike for fame. He closed every door and avenue that could lead to fame to the extent that the madrasah in Karachi never even held a graduation ceremony (Jalsah). During the issue of the Khatm Nubuwwat and the Qadiyanis (the Qadiyanis do not accept Nabi -sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam- as the final Messenger) Moulana (rahimahullah) gave a full 100 days of …

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Get the reply and du’as of the Angels

In Islam, we are constantly thought to focus on our duty, irrespective of whether the next party does their part or not. We are answerable for our own deeds, not that of others. Likewise, we are rewarded for doing our duty, even if others fail. In keeping with this teaching, we find that if one says Salam to his fellow Muslim and does not receive a reply, Allah Ta’ala instructs …

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Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah)’s staunchness (steadfastness) on the truth

Shaykh Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) was never lenient in religious matters. Shaykh (rahimahullah) never shied away from saying the harsh truth whenever the necessity arose. Moulana’s dignity, sincerity, academic stature, saintly and fearless demeanour made it clear to the leaders that no one can buy him over or make him say or do anything that he is not happy about. On the occasion when President Jamal ‘Abdun Nasir asked …

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Rectified motives and reformed children

The Honourable Hadith expert of our times, Al-Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) often states that the residents of Madinah Munawwarah regularly make the following du’a: اللّٰهُمَّ أَصْلِحِ النِّيَّةَ والذُّرِّيَّةَ Allahumma aslihin niyyah wadh dhurriyyah   Translation O Allah, rectify my intentions and reform my progeny. This brief yet profound du’a is much needed in the world today. Ponder: One who is bereft of the above two bounties …

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Leaving for the masjid in the state of wudu

There are several incentives for one who does wudu at his residence before leaving for the masjid.   Hereunder are two of those benefits:   1. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: When one performs wudu at home and leaves for the masjid solely to offer salah [in congregation], for every step taken towards the masjid [in this state of wudu] one sin is …

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