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Remain steadfast as you have been commanded

The companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) noticed some grey strands of hair on the beard of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), and told him that you seem to be getting old very quickly. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied that Surah Hud has made me old.   Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says in my opinion it was this specific verse of Surah Hud, verse 112: …فَاسْتَقِمْ كَمَا أُمِرْتَ وَمَنْ …

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Hadith guidelines on tooth-picking

Islam lays unparalleled emphasis on oral hygiene. In addition to using the miswak at salah times, the miswak is recommended on several other occasions too. See here.   The Sunnah of Picking the Teeth Another form of oral hygiene in Islam is the encouragement to pick the teeth after meals.   Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘How good is [the practice of] those in my …

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Ten deeds for protection and blessings in a home/business premises

At times we have the opportunity of purchasing a new home or business, we become eager to start it off on the right foot. We therefore resort to various forms of dhikr, recitation of Quran and du’a for barakah. In the Hadith references at hand, I have not come across any specific deeds or du’as specifically for when moving into a new premises. However, the following can be practiced upon …

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Iman; the Greatest Binding force

Iman is the greatest binding force on the surface of the earth. The Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum), with their different backgrounds would all sit together in the majlis of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). This Ummah suppose to be one Ummah. The believers should be a support for the next. We should feel the pain of each other. Here is a talk delivered by my beloved father, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (may Allah …

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Let’s honour the dignity of our marhum, ‘fallen brethren’

Undoubtedly, Allah Ta’ala‬‎ has favoured the Ummah of Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) in countless ways.   Intervalled Tests   From time to time Allah Ta’ala -by his wisdom- also tests the Ummah. Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) informed the Ummah that they will be tested by Allah Ta’ala in the form of natural catastrophes and other physical hardships. Currently many Muslims throughout the world are subject to unimaginable torture and brutality. …

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Why is the udhiyah/qurbani of one sheep not sufficient for the obligation of an entire family?

In the recent past, there has been an article circulating electronically which has spread confusion regarding the Hanafi position on the slaughter of one animal per eligible person during Eidul Adha. This brief article seeks to clarify the matter and to remove the confusion from the minds of the Hanafi followers. There are three parts to this response: Explanation of the Hanafi view on this topic. Quoting the proofs for …

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The Ten days of Dhul Hijjah; a time to become beloved to Allah!

The ten most blessed days of the year have arrived! From the entire three hundred and sixty days of the Islamic calendar, there is no other set of ten days that is more virtues, then the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. (Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.468-469)   These are so great, that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘These ten days are the best days in the world.’ (Musnad Bazzar; Targhib, Hadith: 1727) …

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