Tag Archives: advice

October, 2019

  • 1 October

    Knowledge is for practice

    There currently seems to be a widespread notion that: knowledge is for propagation, instead of practise. Therefore as soon as we come across a useful piece of information we immediately think of forwarding it instead of first planning to implement it in our lives! Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: “No person’s feet will be allowed to move on the day of Qiyamah until he answers the following questions: How he …

August, 2019

  • 26 August

    Beneficial deeds for Isal Thawab

    When faced with the tragedy of the death of any near or dear one, we are encouraged to engage in isal thawab; i.e, to dedicate the reward for nafl (optional) deeds to the deceased. Hereunder is a list of some suggested deeds for Isal thawab, that have been mentioned in the Hadith. This is not an exclusive list, but indeed a recommended one. Reciting the Quran Sayyiduna Ma’qil ibn Yasar …

April, 2019

  • 26 April

    Recent, Priceless advices of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah)

    Recently some of my students (11 of them) had visited My Honourable Teacher, Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) in Istanbul. Shaykh -as is his noble habit- was extremely generous with his time and priceless advices. Hereunder is their account, in brief after a few minor edits. الحمد لله رب العالمين، و الصلاة و السلام على رسوله الكريم، أما بعد By the Tawfiq of Allah, a group of students from …

September, 2018

  • 24 September

    Our dependence on Allah Ta’ala and the need for du’a

    Allah Ta’ala says: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ إِلَى اللَّهِ ‘O People you are needy/dependent upon Allah Ta’ala.’ (Suratul Fatir, verse: 15) The entire creation is actually dependent on Allah Ta’ala for everything. Allah has granted us the mode of du’a to ask from Him for all our needs. Our hands are begging bowls. وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ‘And Your Rabb said, Call upon Me, I will respond to …

May, 2018

  • 14 May

    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 …

January, 2018

  • 29 January

    From Our Perspective

    In the recent past, due to several reasons, there has been a significant shift in the channel of Islamic information in our societies. In the past, our system of information was in line with the ancient methods; that is to acquire Islamic knowledge from heart to heart. This was done in madrasahs as well as via the mimbars of the masajid. Now that the world has become a global village, …

  • 2 January

    The global plight of the Ummah, reasons and solutions

    The threat of Islamaphobia has reached such a stage globally, that a Muslim’s dignity, honour, wealth, blood and life is viewed as worthless. Wherever there are Muslims, unfortunately there is suffering. This is indeed painful. Our Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has forewarned the ummah of the causes for their downfall. Being aware of these causes, enables reformation. Download my lecture on this, here .

August, 2017

  • 1 August

    The gauge of virtue and vice

    Kitabullah and Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) We have the Shari’ah, a code of laws and the Sunnah, the way of life of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). This is the criteria of right and wrong, good and bad, virtue and vice. If an action conforms with the Shari’ah and Sunnah, it will be acceptable, if the action does not conform, it will be rejected. This was the general rule …

December, 2016

  • 6 December

    How to save ourselves from the temptations of festivity

    It is no secret that the year end brings with it tons of festivities. This is the most dangerous period for a believer. The temptations are on many fronts, and are all cramped into this brief period. During these days, people actually compete in how to out do each other in Allah’s disobedience! The company we keep is the company we are. Here is a lecture on the three advices …