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March, 2019

  • 11 March

    When in difficulty with no help in sight

    Sayyiduna ‘Utbah ibn Gazwan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that when one is lost in any lonely place or finds himself in any difficulty without any assistance at hand, then he should call out the following three times: يَا عِبَادَ اللهِ أَعِينُونِى Ya ‘ibadallahi a’inuni O! The servants of Allah, help me.   ‘From the unseen, Allah will provide means [via the Angels] for the protection …

October, 2018

  • 19 October

    Making the most of our short lifespans

    Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) mentions إن من جزاء الحسنة الحسنة بعدها، ومن جزاء السيئة السيئةُ بعدها When somebody does something good then he is rewarded with the ability to do another good, and when someone does some evil then he is punished by being pushed further in the wrong. Our life span in relation to the previous Ummahs is very short, 60 years is the average for this Ummah. However …

August, 2018

  • 28 August

    Du’a when welcoming a Haji

    Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said the following to a returning Haji: قَبِلَ اللهُ حَجَّك ، وَغَفَرَ ذَنْبَكَ، وَاَخْلَفَ نَفَقَتَكَ ‘Qabilallahu hajjaka, wa ghafara dhambaka, wa akhlafa nafaqatak.’ Translation: May Allah accept your Haj, may He forgive your sins and may He replace your expenditure. (Ibnus Sunni, Hadith: 506 and Kitabud Du’a of Tabarani, Hadith: 829. Also see: Majma’uz zawaid, vol.3 pg.211 , Al-Adhkar, Hadith: 685 …

May, 2018

  • 18 May

    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 …

March, 2018

  • 21 March

    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 …

  • 4 March

    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 …

February, 2018

  • 20 February

    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 …

October, 2017

  • 31 October

    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 …

September, 2017

  • 25 September

    Iman; the Greatest Binding force

    Iman is the greatest binding force on the surface of the earth. The Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum), with their different backgrounds would all sit together in the majlis of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). This Ummah suppose to be one Ummah. The believers should be a support for the next. We should feel the pain of each other. Here is a talk delivered by my beloved father, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (may Allah …

August, 2017

  • 24 August

    The Blessed Ten days of Dhul Hijjah (audio)

    From time to time, Allah Ta’ala offers us life-lines and special moments, to give us the opportunity to change our lives for the better. One of these such moments are the first ten days/nights of Dhul Hijjah.   Download my lecture on this topic here.   See here for an article on the Ten days of Dhul Hijjah