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Twenty advices to those undertaking the Mubarak journey of Haj

My Honourable Father, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar Saheb (hafizahullah), who is also the Ameer of Darul Hadith Research Centre offered the following advices for those going for Haj: 1. Make Shukr at every point of the journey and do not complain. 2. Respect one and all: a) Those people that are coming for Haj. b) Those people that stay in the Holy Lands. 3. Always think that I am not deserving …

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Tarawih; 20 rak’ats. No less!

The following article was written by myself and edited plus published by www.deoband.org a few years ago. May Allah Ta’ala use to guide us all. Amin. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. In recent times there has been a growth in the number of lay people who, influenced by a certain ideology, claim that the tarawih consists of only eight rak’ahs rather than the established …

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The method of success, honour and progress

In light of the current state of the Ummah, ‘Allamah Binnory’s (rahimahullah) words below actually represent the need of the hour. Lets read it carefully and try to implement it as best as we can.   ‘Another method that comes to my mind is the following. All the Muslims, Arab and non-Arab should be dedicated to the propagation of Islam. This does not mean that they should leave all other …

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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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