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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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The Lofty status of the Companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

The status of the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) was divinely afforded to them by Allah Ta’ala Himself. The Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) are the links between Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and the rest of the Ummah. They tirelessly assisted Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam), learnt the Din from Him (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and then passed it on. For these reasons we; the rest of the Ummah owe them all the respect in the World!   Here are a series of …

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Mustahabb (rewardable) fasts of the Year

Besides the fard (obligatory) fast of Ramadan, there are various Nafl (optional) fasts that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) kept throughout the year. We too can make an intention of following in His foot steps this year Insha Allah. The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) mention that, at times, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would fast so much that we thought he would not stop and at times he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did vice …

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