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The Sunnah of exchanging gifts

Among the many Sunnats of our Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that pertain to our social life is the beautiful Sunnah of exchanging gifts. Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Offer gifts to each other, for this creates affection and removes the anger of the hearts.’ (Muwatta Imam Malik, see Al-Tamhid, vol. 15 pg. 85-91 and Takhrijul Ihya, Hadith: 1453)   Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) states: ‘Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) use to accept gifts …

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Accept responsibility when it’s your’s!

It has become a common trend nowadays for people to pass on information with the following disclaimer: ‘Retweets are not necessarily endorsements’ or: ‘The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily that of the editor.’   Whilst this may be a legal shield in this world, in no way does it absolve one in the court of Allah! We are indeed responsible for whatever we say, write, pass on …

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Reciting Hadiths of Sahih Bukhari to repel calamity

It is a famous statement among the Muhaddithun: ‘When reciting Hadith, Allah Ta’ala’s special mercies descend.’ (Tadribur Rawi, vol.4 pg.540)   During times of difficulty, fear and hardship, in addition to Quran recital and other forms of du’a etc, one practice of our pious predecessors; recent and ancient is to recite the entire Sahih Bukhari in order to draw Allah Ta’ala’s special mercy. Sahih Bukhari consists of among the most …

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Shaykh Binnory’s (rahimahullah) dislike for fame

Hazrat Shaykh, Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) had an intense dislike for fame. He closed every door and avenue that could lead to fame to the extent that the madrasah in Karachi never even held a graduation ceremony (Jalsah). During the issue of the Khatm Nubuwwat and the Qadiyanis (the Qadiyanis do not accept Nabi -sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam- as the final Messenger) Moulana (rahimahullah) gave a full 100 days of …

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Get the reply and du’as of the Angels

In Islam, we are constantly thought to focus on our duty, irrespective of whether the next party does their part or not. We are answerable for our own deeds, not that of others. Likewise, we are rewarded for doing our duty, even if others fail. In keeping with this teaching, we find that if one says Salam to his fellow Muslim and does not receive a reply, Allah Ta’ala instructs …

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It’s our offspring at stake!!!

Upbringing our children in current times is truly challenging. If nothing is done soon, one cannot imagine how worse it could get. There’s nothing more sad than “losing” your child. Tips by Khalifah ‘Umar ibn’Abdil ‘Aziz I feel that Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz’s (rahimahullah) advice below is very apt and pertinent. :وكتب عمر بن عبد العزيز إلى مؤدب ولده  خذهم بالجفاء فهو أمنع لاقدامهم ، وترك الصبحة فان عادتها تكسب …

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From Our Perspective

In the recent past, due to several reasons, there has been a significant shift in the channel of Islamic information in our societies. In the past, our system of information was in line with the ancient methods; that is to acquire Islamic knowledge from heart to heart. This was done in madrasahs as well as via the mimbars of the masajid. Now that the world has become a global village, …

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Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah)’s staunchness (steadfastness) on the truth

Shaykh Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) was never lenient in religious matters. Shaykh (rahimahullah) never shied away from saying the harsh truth whenever the necessity arose. Moulana’s dignity, sincerity, academic stature, saintly and fearless demeanour made it clear to the leaders that no one can buy him over or make him say or do anything that he is not happy about. On the occasion when President Jamal ‘Abdun Nasir asked …

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Rabi’ul Awwal has arrived, again…

Allah Ta’ala declares, “There certainly is an example in Allah’s Messenger for he who fears Allah and the last day and remembers Allah abundantly” (Surah Al-Ahzab, verse: 21) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “He who holds firm to my Sunnah when corruption is rampant in my Ummah will attain the reward of a hundred martyrs.” (Al-Bayhaqi fi-Zuhd; “hasan” –sound- according to Hafiz ibn Hajar; see: HidayaturRuwat, Hadith: 174) Sayyiduna Anas …

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The global plight of the Ummah, reasons and solutions

The threat of Islamaphobia has reached such a stage globally, that a Muslim’s dignity, honour, wealth, blood and life is viewed as worthless. Wherever there are Muslims, unfortunately there is suffering. This is indeed painful. Our Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has forewarned the ummah of the causes for their downfall. Being aware of these causes, enables reformation. Download my lecture on this, here .

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