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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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An interesting incident on Bukhari recitals

The following is extracted from a book written by Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala saheb (hafizahullah) of UK. entitled: Hazrat Shaykhul Hadith and I, pg.30. Hazrat Shaykh,[ Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandehawi (rahimahullah)] spent the Ramadan of 1393 A.H [October 1973] in the Holy lands. since I had to perform Haj with my wife and aunt, I could not present myself for Shaykh’s service in that Ramadan. The Arab/Israel war took place …

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The Soldiers of the night

My Honourable Ustad, Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) mentioned this incident recently when we were discussing the topic of support for ‘ilm, ‘Ulama and the knowledge of Din. Shaykh said this is an incident that needs to be shared with the public for their benefit. Shaykh also wrote this incident in his book entitled, Al-Mukhtar min faraidin Nuqul wal Akhbar.   Nidhamul Mulk was in his time a minister for …

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Virtues of visiting the sick

Every community has people who fall ill. In Islam, we are encouraged to visit such people and not to neglect them. The extent of the importance of this can be gauged from the five authentic Hadiths below: Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Whomsoever visits a sick person or visits his brother for the sake of Allah Ta’ala, a caller calls out, ‘You have …

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The Brotherhood of Islam

Muhaddithul ‘Asr, ‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Al Binnory (rahimahullah) wrote an inspiring article on the topic of brotherhood in Islam. Hereunder is a summarized English translation of that article which was written in Urdu. May Allah Ta’ala inspire us to follow these heart-rendering advices. ‘Islam has connected all Muslims together in one united relationship. In Islam, there is no distinguishing between Arab and non-Arab, Westerner and Easterner, White and Black. All …

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The Sunnah of entertaining the guest

The Sunnah of entertaining the guest Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should honour his guest.’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6018)   Another version of this Hadith states: ‘Hospitality is [very recommended] for three days. Whatever is beyond that is sadaqah [charity].’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6019 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1726)   Hosting and entertaining guests is …

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The Great Virtue for Supporting a Student of Islamic Knowledge

There was a person studying by the Famous, Maliki Scholar (who was the son of another great Maliki Scholar); Imam Muhammad ibn Sahnun (rahimahumallah). This student’s father came to the teacher (and what an excellent father he was). He said to the Teacher: I will take care of my son’s expenses by working myself, so I do not distract him from him studies. Imam Ibn Sahnun (rahimahullah) replied: ‘Do you …

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The challenges (fitnahs) of the Ummah

From the pen of Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah)  ‘Allamah Binnory (rahimahullah) wrote a comprehensive article that highlights the various fitnahs that the Ummah faces, especially when engaging in acts of good. This article is a great source of guidance for one and all; the learned, the preacher, the charitable, and every Muslim in general. In addition to the problem, ‘Allamah Binnory also sheds light on the causes and remedies. Hereunder is a …

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Allamah Kawthari (rahimahullah)

‘Allamah Muhammad Zahid Al-Kawthari (rahimahullah) was among the most unique and spectacular Hanafi ‘Ulama of his time. Birth & early studies He was born in a small city near Duzce, Turkey, in the year 1296 A.H (1879). He began his quest for knowledge in Duzce itself until the age of 15. After first acquiring preliminary knowledge in Fiqh, Hadith, etc. with his father, he then began to benefit from other …

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