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Deeds that equal the reward of Hajj

Hajj without a Visa! Since Hajj is among the most virtuous deeds in Islam, and not everyone can afford it (especially on a continuous basis) Allah Ta’ala has attached the reward of optional Hajj to certain other deeds for the benefit of all. Now that the Hujjaj have begun to depart, those who have been left behind can take consolation from the following narrations which promise of various other deeds …

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Islamic Manners

By: Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) Translated by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar About the book Etiquette holds an esteemed place in Islam. In Surah Taha, Allah Ta’ala instructed Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) to adopt the correct etiquette when he arrived at the blessed valley of Tuwa. (surah:20, verse: 12) So important is its role that some ‘Ulama have said: “Our entire din is based on manners”

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To the Seekers of the noble Hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam

The following are couplets that were composed by Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Durayd (rahimahullah) in praise of Hadith Students. My Respected Teacher, Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Fadhlur Rahman A’zami (may Allah protect him) generally reads it to the students of the Hadith class on the first day of the year. I find the meaning quite profound. While praising he is actually advising us on manners and character. Ibn Duraid (rahimahullah) says

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Nafl (Optional) Salah in a Vehicle

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 …

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Miraculous Deeds of the Pious

This my response to a question that challenges the fact that certain saints were able to achieve lots in a short span of time. It was kindly edited and initially posted by www.friendsofdeoband.com Question: I find the book Fadha’il al-A`mal [of Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhalwi] informative in explaining themes through ayah of the Qur’an and ahadith. However, I find some of the other material very strange.

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