Tag Archives: Inspirations

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August, 2017

  • 8 August

    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 …

  • 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 …

June, 2017

  • 6 June

    Another way of respecting an ‘Alim

    Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) mentioned the following incident:   I once visited Mufti Mahmudul Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) while he was in Madinah Munawwarah. It was after ‘Asr Salah. As the time for Maghrib drew near, an attendant (khadim) enquired from Mufti saheb if he wanted to make wudu and prepare for salah. Mufti Mahmud saheb (rahimahullah) replied: ‘How can I sit in the company of this ‘Alim …

December, 2016

  • 15 December

    The Significance of the 15th of Sha’ban

    The 15th of Sha’ban, which is commonly referred to as “Laylatul Bara-ah” (refer: Tafsir Razi and Ruhul ma’ani, Surah 44. Ayah: 3) is one of the significant nights in the Islamic calendar. Ibnul Haj (rahimahullah) states: “The salaf (pious predecessors) would sanctify this night and prepare themselves for it in advance” (Al-Madkhal, vol.1 pg.299) Some people, due to being ill-informed actually refute the auspiciousness of this occasion. The following paragraphs serve …

  • 13 December

    The Power of the Pen

    Ever since man existed, so too did his pen exist. With the passage of time, the only thing that changed was the form and mechanism of this pen. The fact that this tool of knowledge has stood the test of time is proof of its power. One should never underestimate the impact of the written word. Even in an era like ours, where there are so many innovative ways of …

  • 6 December

    How to save ourselves from the temptations of festivity

    It is no secret that the year end brings with it tons of festivities. This is the most dangerous period for a believer. The temptations are on many fronts, and are all cramped into this brief period. During these days, people actually compete in how to out do each other in Allah’s disobedience! The company we keep is the company we are. Here is a lecture on the three advices …

November, 2016

  • 15 November

    How to cherish your Husband

    Islam is a balanced religion and addresses all sectors; the employer as well as the employee, the oppressor as well as the oppressed and so on. My previous article was addressed to the husbands, on how to inculcate the noble character of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in the home. This one is an attempt to balance the scale. Hereunder are a few Hadiths that guide the wife on how to cherish …

  • 14 November

    Love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

    Allah Ta’ala has created in us emotions/feelings/sentiments. From all these sentiments, love is the most dynamic. There was a deep unparalleled love in the hearts of the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) for Allah and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). This enabled them to practice the commands of Allah and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) without hesitation. Here is a talk by My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (may Allah protect him) on the …

  • 7 November

    The Best of You…

    One of the great expositions of Almighty Allah’s divinity is the creation of the spouse. The system of procreation is in itself unique as well as divine. Mind boggling is the fact that the entire human race has been extracted from a single couple; Nabi Adam (‘alayhis salam) and Sayyidah Hawwa (radiyallahu ‘anha).

October, 2016

  • 18 October

    We have our own standards of conduct..

    My beloved and respected teacher in Madinah Munawwarah, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) once mentioned a story about his senior teacher, Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah). I wanted to share it for its profound message and immense inspiration: