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Respect for one’s teachers

Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s (hafizahullah) son; Shaykh Muhyuddin writes about his father: ‘I cannot remember my father ever talking on the phone whilst sitting when he spoke to his teacher; Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah). Despite the many phone calls they shared, he always stood [out of respect] for his teacher. To the extent that as children, whenever we saw our father standing and talking on the phone, we …

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E-book; Ramadan related Hadith Q & A

In this brief booklet, some important matters related to the blessed month of Ramadan have been gathered. These articles are a collection which I have taken from my blog www.al-miftah.com, as well as the www.hadithanswers.com website. The reader is reminded to refer to a reliable Mufti/Darul-Ifta for fiqh related issues (fatwa). May Allah Ta’ala accept it and make it a means of guidance for all. Amin.   Download the E-book …

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The month of Ramadan

We are on the threshold of the month of Ramadan, a great month in the Islamic calendar. The merits and virtues of the month of Ramadan is highlighted by the narration of Sayyiduna Salman Al Farsi (radiyallahu ‘anhu), in which Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) delivered a talk to the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) on the last day of Sha’ban. Here is a bayan delivered by my beloved father, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar …

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Sterling advices of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) on interaction

In the following report, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) has offered sterling guidelines on interaction with fellow humans. Lets read them carefully with the intention of implementing.   The famous Tabi’i; Sayyiduna Sa’id ibn Musayyab (rahimahullah) reports that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) laid eighteen guidelines for the people, each one filled with wisdom: 1. When someone disobeys Allah in matters that impacts on you, you can retaliate in no better way than …

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Who should/could attend the Bukhari graduation gatherings?

It’s a common practice in many parts of the world whereby reliable ‘Ulama that complete their lessons of Sahih Bukhari invite the public to share in the blessings of the final lesson. Some individuals incorrectly object to this practice. The following is an explanation of the validity and merit if such a practice. May Allah Ta’ala increase such gatherings throughout the globe. Amin   Attending gatherings wherein the Hadith of …

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Tabligh and the method of the ‘Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam)

‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Al Binnory (rahimahullah) writes: ‘May Allah Ta’ala shower abundant mercy on the soul of Moulana Ilyas (rahimahullah) who reminded the Muslim ummah of their forgotten lesson of tabligh. His entire life, all his worry and every breath was devoted to this end. Allah Ta’ala accepted his devotion, sacrifices and sincerity. The blessing of this has spread to the four corners of the world. It is very possible …

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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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