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Ensure to hasten in five things – audio

Imam Hatim Al-Asamm (rahimahullah) said: “Haste is from Shaytan besides in the following five deeds: 1) Feeding 2) Preparing the deceased for burial 3) Getting a virgin girl married. 4) Repayment of debts 5) Repentance before death.” Download the series of talks, delivered by my beloved father, Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (hafizahullah) on this topic: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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Beneficial deeds for Isal Thawab

When faced with the tragedy of the death of any near or dear one, we are encouraged to engage in isal thawab; i.e, to dedicate the reward for nafl (optional) deeds to the deceased. Hereunder is a list of some suggested deeds for Isal thawab, that have been mentioned in the Hadith. This is not an exclusive list, but indeed a recommended one. Reciting the Quran Sayyiduna Ma’qil ibn Yasar …

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Don’t ever give up your Iman, whatever the temptation! (audio)

This is a lecture I delivered on the importance of holding onto Iman, and resisting temptation, incorporating the deeper meaning of the famous Hadith: بدأ الإسلام غريبا، وسيعود غريبا كما بدأ. فطوبى للغرباء. ‘Islam commenced as odd/strange, and will it return to that state of strangness. Glad tidings for the strangers/those who seem as the odd ones out.’ i.e, because of holding onto authentic Islamic practices… Download here

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The three stages of Hypocrisy

Muhaddithul ‘Asr; ‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Al-Binnory (rahinahullah) writes: ‘In the terminology of Islam, atheism and hypocrisy have the same meaning. The contradiction of speech and action is called hypocrisy and it has three stages: The belief of the heart is correct but actions claim to be contrary. This is hypocrisy in actions. There is no belief at all in the words of Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) but verbal …

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The different types of shahids (martyrs)

The ‘Ulama have cited three types of Shahids: 1. One who is considered a Shahid in this world as well as in the Hereafter. This is one who dies in combat against the enemies of Islam. A Shahid in this world is one on whom the rules of a Shahid apply, like not being given ghusl (a bath) after his demise. A Shahid in the Hereafter is one who will …

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