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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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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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Imam Baqy Ibn Makhlad (rahimahullah); A True Student

Imam Baqy ibn Makhlad al Andulusy (rahimahullah) was born in Spain and he passed away there as well. He was born in the year 201 A.H. and passed away in 276 A.H. At the age of 20 he traveled to Baghdad on foot for the sole purpose of meeting Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah) He relates: “When I drew near to Baghdad, I heard of the sanction on Imam Ahmad …

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Rectified motives and reformed children

The Honourable Hadith expert of our times, Al-Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) often states that the residents of Madinah Munawwarah regularly make the following du’a: اللّٰهُمَّ أَصْلِحِ النِّيَّةَ والذُّرِّيَّةَ Allahumma aslihin niyyah wadh dhurriyyah   Translation O Allah, rectify my intentions and reform my progeny. This brief yet profound du’a is much needed in the world today. Ponder: One who is bereft of the above two bounties …

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Leaving for the masjid in the state of wudu

There are several incentives for one who does wudu at his residence before leaving for the masjid.   Hereunder are two of those benefits:   1. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: When one performs wudu at home and leaves for the masjid solely to offer salah [in congregation], for every step taken towards the masjid [in this state of wudu] one sin is …

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The efforts of the ‘Ulama against the baseless attacks on Hadith

‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) writes: ‘The deviant groups of the past made baseless objections against the noble Hadith to which the likes of Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), Imam Shaf’i (rahimahullah), Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) and others have given dumbfounding answers. In every era those same objections are presented in a new disguise. The orientalists started their attack from the same front. They had a systematic venture in which they filled …

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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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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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