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Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s plea for preparing high calibre leaders of knowledge

While discussing the state of Islamic knowledge in the world currently, My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) mentioned a very important issue which I will paraphrase in the following paragraphs. These are the concerns of a veteran in the field of knowledge.  The weight of these concerns should be gauged from the fact that Shaykh (hafizahullah) has spent over half a century in the field of Islamic …

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Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s love for the Sunnah

My respected friend, Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s son, Dr Muhyuddeen (hafizhahullah), writes: ‘My respected father continuously encouraged his family in the home to adopt the various Sunnahs of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). He encourages them by saying that these Sunnahs create closeness and love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and being laxed in the Sunnah is a result of hardheartedness, and it distances a person from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Among the Sunnahs …

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Ramadan is approaching

From the Pen of Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah) The divine blessings of Ramadan Ramadan is approaching. It will bring down the nur and special attention of Allah Ta’ala. It is a time of forgiveness for all the sins of the Ummah. The generosity of the Absolutely Generous (Allah) will encompass all. Iman and good deeds will flourish. The curtailing of eating, drinking and relations will create the ability to abstain from …

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The huge rewards for attending a funeral

As we get closer to Qiyamah, death becomes more widespread. At present, we receive the sad news of the death of near and dear ones with more frequency than before. Click here for what to do when receiving the sad news of someone’s passing away. To attend a funeral is the right of our fellow muslims and indeed very rewarding. The Tabi’i; Imam Mujahid (rahimahullah) said: ‘Attending a funeral is the …

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Recent, Priceless advices of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah)

Recently some of my students (11 of them) had visited My Honourable Teacher, Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) in Istanbul. Shaykh -as is his noble habit- was extremely generous with his time and priceless advices. Hereunder is their account, in brief after a few minor edits. الحمد لله رب العالمين، و الصلاة و السلام على رسوله الكريم، أما بعد By the Tawfiq of Allah, a group of students from …

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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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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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Allamah Binnory’s regard for guests

Mufti ‘Abdus Sattar saheb writes: Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah) was very kind to the servants and students. At no time did his high position and status prevent him from giving attention to the lowest servant. Once, before departing for Haj I visited the madrasah in Newtown. After performing ‘Asr Salah, ‘Allamah Binnory (rahimahullah) had already sat in a car to attend a janazah. Without thinking I walked straight towards the office. …

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