Tag Archives: audio

December, 2017

  • 19 December

    How to secure ourselves in the holiday

    The festive/holiday season sees an increase in temptation and fitnah, a time when people lose themselves, in many different ways.   In a narration in Sunan Tirmidhi, a Sahabi asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallm) what is salvation? In response, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) provided the formula for salvation.   عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا النَّجَاةُ قَالَ أَمْسِكْ عَلَيْكَ لِسَانَكَ وَلْيَسَعْكَ بَيْتُكَ وَابْكِ عَلَى خَطِيئَتِكَ Sayyiduna …

  • 11 December

    The sublime Sunnah of Forgiveness

        Allah Ta’ala mentions in the Quran: لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا Certainly for you in Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is an excellent example; for one whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often. (Surah Ahzab, verse: 21)   One great Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is his sublime akhlaq …

  • 1 December

    Stay committed on Islam and avoid resembling other groups

    Allah Ta’ala has completed and perfected the Din of Islam. It will stand up to the test of time and all environments. The Din of Islam is replete with guidelines for each environment and situation. Islam means to submit to the divine order of Allah Ta’ala, wether it is our social life or monetary dealings, our holidays or holy days, our spending and earnings etc. We are required to follow …

November, 2017

  • 24 November

    The purpose of our existence; to do ihsan (good)

    إن الله يأمر بالعدل والإحسان وإيتاء ذي القربى وينهى عن الفحشاء والمنكر والبغي, يعظكم لعلكم تذكرون Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded. (Surah An Nahl, verse: 90) The purpose of the cycle of life and death is to test who would do the best of deeds. Many verses exhort …

  • 7 November

    Remain steadfast as you have been commanded

    The companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) noticed some grey strands of hair on the beard of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), and told him that you seem to be getting old very quickly. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied that Surah Hud has made me old.   Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says in my opinion it was this specific verse of Surah Hud, verse 112: …فَاسْتَقِمْ كَمَا أُمِرْتَ وَمَنْ …

October, 2017

  • 2 October

    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 …

September, 2017

  • 25 September

    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 …

August, 2017

  • 24 August

    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

  • 1 August

    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 …

July, 2017

  • 11 July

    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 …