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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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The efforts of the ‘Ulama against the baseless attacks on Hadith

‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) writes: ‘The deviant groups of the past made baseless objections against the noble Hadith to which the likes of Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), Imam Shaf’i (rahimahullah), Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) and others have given dumbfounding answers. In every era those same objections are presented in a new disguise. The orientalists started their attack from the same front. They had a systematic venture in which they filled …

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Hadith guidelines on tooth-picking

Islam lays unparalleled emphasis on oral hygiene. In addition to using the miswak at salah times, the miswak is recommended on several other occasions too. See here.   The Sunnah of Picking the Teeth Another form of oral hygiene in Islam is the encouragement to pick the teeth after meals.   Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘How good is [the practice of] those in my …

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Ten deeds for protection and blessings in a home/business premises

At times we have the opportunity of purchasing a new home or business, we become eager to start it off on the right foot. We therefore resort to various forms of dhikr, recitation of Quran and du’a for barakah. In the Hadith references at hand, I have not come across any specific deeds or du’as specifically for when moving into a new premises. However, the following can be practiced upon …

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Let’s honour the dignity of our marhum, ‘fallen brethren’

Undoubtedly, Allah Ta’ala‬‎ has favoured the Ummah of Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) in countless ways.   Intervalled Tests   From time to time Allah Ta’ala -by his wisdom- also tests the Ummah. Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) informed the Ummah that they will be tested by Allah Ta’ala in the form of natural catastrophes and other physical hardships. Currently many Muslims throughout the world are subject to unimaginable torture and brutality. …

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The Ten days of Dhul Hijjah; a time to become beloved to Allah!

The ten most blessed days of the year have arrived! From the entire three hundred and sixty days of the Islamic calendar, there is no other set of ten days that is more virtues, then the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. (Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.468-469)   These are so great, that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘These ten days are the best days in the world.’ (Musnad Bazzar; Targhib, Hadith: 1727) …

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Putting the elders first

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) while explaining the importance of etiquette with seniors, writes: ‘I was once with my friend at our Madrasah Sha’baniyyah in Aleppo (may Allah Ta’ala alleviate the sufferings of its people soon) when we saw two of our senior teachers. Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) Shaykh Mufti Muhammad As’ad ‘Ibajy (rahimahullah) My friend proceeded to greet and shake the hand of Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah first. He …

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Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah)’s Tahajjud Salah

Dr Habibullah Mukhtar Shahid (rahimahullah) writes: Despite weakness, old age and severe knee pains, (Moulana Yusuf – rahimahullah) would exert himself so much that even the young used to envy him. Be it whilst on journey  or at home, during illness or when enjoying health, every day two hours before Fajr Moulana would present himself before Allah Ta’ala. This time would be spent wailing and crying for din and the …

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Religion is no Joke!

As a rule, in every Muslim’s life, his religion must always be preferred over entertainment. Or else very little of Islam will remain. Adherence and reverence for one’s creed must reign supreme. This is not to say, Islam doesn’t allow recreation, or light heartedness. The sirah of our beloved Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has many examples of his jovial side. These are well documented and are known to many.   Crucial …

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