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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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 …
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
Dr Habibullah Mukhtar Shahid (rahimahullah) writes: Despite weakness, old age and severe knee pains, (Moulana Yusuf – rahimahullah) would exert himself so much that even the young used to envy him. Be it whilst on journey or at home, during illness or when enjoying health, every day two hours before Fajr Moulana would present himself before Allah Ta’ala. This time would be spent wailing and crying for din and the …
Allah Ta’ala has destined a passage through this earth for each one and for that Allah Ta’ala has made great provisions/arrangements for us. Allah Ta’ala has given us choices as to which paths we would tread upon and many factors influence these choices. One such factor is the friendship/ companionship/ association that we have with people. Here is a series of talks by My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb …
Spiritually, in this world and well as the next, there will always only be three kinds of people; The very good ones, the very bad ones and those in between. In Surah Waqi’ah, Allah Ta’ala categorizes the population of the hereafter as follows:
Allah Ta’ala has repeatedly made reference to the gift of fruit in the Holy Quran. In one verse Allah Ta’ala says: “Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and we produce therewith fruits of various colours.” (Surah Fatir: verse: 77) Elsewhere Allah Ta’ala says: “and He sent down rain from the sky and brought forth fruits as provision for you.” (Surah Baqarah: verse: 22) Gratitude for all …
Besides the fard (obligatory) fast of Ramadan, there are various Nafl (optional) fasts that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) kept throughout the year. We too can make an intention of following in His foot steps this year Insha Allah. The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) mention that, at times, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would fast so much that we thought he would not stop and at times he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did vice …
In our era of hustle and bustle, the following Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is quite pertinent and appropriate: Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would perform (nafl) Salah on his conveyance while he was out of the town. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1096 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1608, 1616). The Fuqaha (Jurists) have mentioned that this practice (of offering nafl Salah in one’s …
There is a common belief that one who passes away during blessed days or months is saved from the punishment of the grave. The following discussion supports this.