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Sha’ban; A time to prepare

The sighting of the Crescent of Sha’ban signals the good news of Ramadan’s imminent arrival. A believer grows in anticipation with the passing of each day. Days like these, are what a believer ‘lives for’. The best month to fast, outside Ramadan Nabi (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) would increase his optional (nafl) fast in this month. Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha) reports that I never saw Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) fasting in any other …

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Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah) in Ramadan

Generally in ‘Allamah Binnory’s Tarawih, he had the habit of listening to three juz every night. Despite weakness of his feet and difficulty in his knees, Shaykh Binnory stood and performed Salah. When tiredness and pain became unbearable, then according to the need he would sit for a few moments only. He used to say that there is no enjoyment in sitting in Salah. Sometimes after a set of four …

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What to do when hearing news of a funeral

My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (hafizhahullah) usually offers the following advices for when we hear the sad news of the passing of a fellow Muslim. These are simple, but effective and do not take much time. When hearing the news of the death of a fellow Muslim, do the following: 1. Recite: inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ 2. Make du’a for forgiveness …

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Formula for success

الْمَالُ وَالْبَنُونَ زِينَةُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِندَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيْرٌ أَمَلًا Wealth and children are the adornments of the present life. But the things that last, the virtuous deeds, are better with your Rabb for reward, and better for hope. (Surah Kahf, verse: 46) Good deeds have a huge reward, and their benefits are seen in this worldly life in addition to the immense rewards that wait …

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When in difficulty with no help in sight

Sayyiduna ‘Utbah ibn Gazwan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that when one is lost in any lonely place or finds himself in any difficulty without any assistance at hand, then he should call out the following three times: يَا عِبَادَ اللهِ أَعِينُونِى Ya ‘ibadallahi a’inuni O! The servants of Allah, help me.   ‘From the unseen, Allah will provide means [via the Angels] for the protection …

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نصب الراية لأحاديث الهداية

The book; Nasbur Rayah Li Ahadithil Hidayah is an essential reference for Hadith proofs that support the Hanafi madhab. This masterpiece of ‘Allamah Zayla’i (rahimahullah) was published by Al-Majlisul ‘Ilmi several years ago in Cairo. However, the first edition had countless typos/ mistakes. My Honourable Teacher, Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) therefore felt the need to attend to this, although he was not the initial publisher. A lot of …

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شرح الشمائل المحمدیة ﷺ

This is a reprint of the famous commentary of ‘Allamah Bajuri (rahimahullah) on Imam Tirmidhi’s masterpiece; As-Shamailul Muhammadiyah. My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) had wanted to print this book for its comprehensiveness and to make it more available. Alhamdulillah this is now a very popular commentary used by many Hadith teachers and students alike. Download the Pdf here

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تقريب التهذيب

The book; Taqribut Tahdhib is the masterpiece of Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) and discusses brief information of the narrators in the books of the six famous authors of the sihah sittah. Hadith students find it a handy reference source. The initial editions of this book [published by other researchers] were filled with thousands of typos. When My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) noticed so many errors in those …

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أدب الاختلاف في مسائل العلم و الدين

This book; Adabul Ikhtilafi fi Masailil ‘Alimi wad Din, just like his other book; Atharul Hadith... was written by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) many years ago to stem the onslaught of the salafi mindset. These two books have proven to be very effective in rectifying one’s outlook (manhaj) in the academic discussions of Hadith. These books have enjoyed universal acclaim and have been re-published many times. Download …

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