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The Charity of Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah)

Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) have promised barakah for those who give charity with sincerity. Allah Ta’ala states: ‘Allah destroys interest, and increases charity.’ (Surah Baqarah, Ayah: 276)   Hereunder is an inspiring incident on this topic: Makkiy ibn Ibrahim (rahimahullah) narrates: ‘We were with Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah), when a beggar asked for something. Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah) told his treasurer: ‘Give him a dinar (gold coin).’ The …

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Well-wishing Businessmen

Well-wishing is a fundamental part of our Din. In the famous, authentic (sahih) Hadith, Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘The Din [of Islam] is well-wishing.’ (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 196) The fact that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) used such an expression shows how inherent this quality is in Islam. According to ‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah), this Hadith is the core of our Din. i.e, The whole of Din is based on this principle of …

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Inculcating the quality of Taqwa – audio

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ ‘O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims.’ (Surah Aalu ‘Imran, verse: 102)   وَمَن يَرْغَبُ عَن مِّلَّةِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ إِلَّا مَن سَفِهَ نَفْسَهُ ۚ وَلَقَدِ اصْطَفَيْنَاهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَإِنَّهُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ لَمِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ ‘And who would be averse to the religion of Ebrahim (‘alayhis salam) …

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‘Allamah Binnory’s (rahimahullah) Ramadan

One of ‘Allamah Binnory’s students writes: In the Mubarak month of Ramadan Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) used to become the embodiment of worship. He would keep fast with a lot of fervor and would pass a major portion of the night in Salah and recitation of Quran. Despite pain in the knees he would listen to five juz in Tarawih Salah. When he was in the Haramayn Sharifayn, he …

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Naming and Praising your Teacher

In the writings and lessons of the scholars of the past, one finds abundant citations from their respective teachers. They would not hold back in: Naming their source and teachers, in addition to: Praising them duly.  In fact, they would name their source even if it was someone junior to them. There are a host of books written on the topic of: رواية الأكابر عن الأصاغر Those seniors who reported …

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