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The virtue of performing four rak’ahs after ‘Isha

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) and other Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Whoever offers four rak’ahs after ‘Isha before leaving the Masjid, will receive the reward of [these rak’ahs being offered] on Laylatul Qadr.’ (Musnad Imam Abu Hanifah, Hadith: 178-179, Sunan Sa’id ibn Mansur, Al-Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5239 and 6332, Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 12240 and 13800 and As-Sunanul Kubra of Bayhaqi, vol.2 pg.477. …

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Putting the elders first

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) while explaining the importance of etiquette with seniors, writes: ‘I was once with my friend at our Madrasah Sha’baniyyah in Aleppo (may Allah Ta’ala alleviate the sufferings of its people soon) when we saw two of our senior teachers. Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) Shaykh Mufti Muhammad As’ad ‘Ibajy (rahimahullah) My friend proceeded to greet and shake the hand of Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah first. He …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Religion is no Joke!

As a rule, in every Muslim’s life, his religion must always be preferred over entertainment. Or else very little of Islam will remain. Adherence and reverence for one’s creed must reign supreme. This is not to say, Islam doesn’t allow recreation, or light heartedness. The sirah of our beloved Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has many examples of his jovial side. These are well documented and are known to many.   Crucial …

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Being proud Muslims

Dinul Islam is the complete and final religion, which we should be proud of. Allah Ta’ala says: الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا Today I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as a religion. (Surah Maidah, verse: 3) When a fasting person completes his fast, there is a joy and happiness at the …

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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 …

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‘Allamah Binnory’s support for the effort of Tabligh

When Moulana Muhammad Ilyas (rahimahullah) started the work of Tabligh, the ‘Ulama initially didn’t completely support it. Eventually the concern and du’as of Moulana Ilyas (rahimahullah) showed results and gradually the support of the ‘Ulama increased. Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah) was from amongst those pious elders of deep insight who completely supported the work. He did this through his pen, lectures, heart and soul.   Participating in Tablighi Ijtimas  His relationship with …

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Ramadan; a divine opportunity for our reformation

‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Al Binnory (rahimahullah) writes: ‘From the beginning of time, Allah Ta’ala selected the month of Ramadan as the season for abundant blessings and divine light (tajalliyat). Whenever Allah Ta’ala sent any gift from the sky for the reformation of humanity, Allah selected the month of Ramadan. The famous books and scriptures of the previous Ambiya were also revealed in this month culminating with the revelation of the …

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