Tag Archives: Inspirations

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October, 2017

  • 2 October

    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 …

September, 2017

  • 12 September

    The value of Din (religion)

    In every man’s life, it is his Din (religion) that should reign supreme. Globally today, religion is given the ‘back seat’. The importance that is suppose to be attached to one’s Din, activities and responsibilities of Din is swiftly diminishing. Sadly, people have given importance to everything else but their religion. As Muslims we are trained, taught and reminded that our Din comes first. Here is my lecture on this …

  • 5 September

    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. …

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

  • 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 …