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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Allah Ta’ala has destined a passage through this earth for each one and for that Allah Ta’ala has made great provisions/arrangements for us. Allah Ta’ala has given us choices as to which paths we would tread upon and many factors influence these choices. One such factor is the friendship/ companionship/ association that we have with people. Here is a series of talks by My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb …
Allah Ta’ala has repeatedly made reference to the gift of fruit in the Holy Quran. In one verse Allah Ta’ala says: “Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and we produce therewith fruits of various colours.” (Surah Fatir: 87) Elsewhere Allah Ta’ala says: “and He sent down rain from the sky and brought forth fruits as provision for you.” (Surah Baqarah: 22) Gratitude for all Bounties Fruits …
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 …
In our era of hustle and bustle, the following sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) is quite pertinent and appropriate: Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) would perform (nafl) salah on his conveyance while he was out of the town. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1096 & Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1608, 1616). The Fuqaha (Jurists) have mentioned that this practice (of offering nafl salah in one’s conveyance) is Mustahab …
There is a common belief that one who passes away during blessed days or months is saved from the punishment of the grave. The following discussion supports this.
Spiritually, in this world and well as the next, there will always only be three kinds of people; The very good ones, the very bad ones and those in between. In Surah Waqi’ah, Allah Ta’ala categorizes the population of the hereafter as follows: