Tag Archives: Inspirations

November, 2018

  • 9 November

    Allamah Kawthari (rahimahullah)

    ‘Allamah Muhammad Zahid Al-Kawthari (rahimahullah) was among the most unique and spectacular Hanafi ‘Ulama of his time. Birth & early studies He was born in a small city near Duzce, Turkey, in the year 1296 A.H (1879). He began his quest for knowledge in Duzce itself until the age of 15. After first acquiring preliminary knowledge in Fiqh, Hadith, etc. with his father, he then began to benefit from other …

September, 2018

  • 21 September

    Forget not Allah, before He makes you forget yourselves

    Allah Ta’ala says: وَلَا تَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ نَسُوا اللَّهَ فَأَنسَاهُمْ أَنفُسَهُمْ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ ‘And be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves. Those are the disobedient.’ (Surah Hashr, Ayah: 19)   Click here for my lecture on the relevance of this profound verse in our lives.

July, 2018

  • 24 July

    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 …

June, 2018

  • 25 June

    Being proud Muslims

    Dinul Islam is the complete and final religion, which we should be proud of. Allah Ta’ala says: الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا Today I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as a religion. (Surah Maidah, verse: 3) When a fasting person completes his fast, there is a joy and happiness at the …

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 …

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 …

January, 2018

  • 10 January

    Imam Baqy Ibn Makhlad (rahimahullah); A True Student

    Imam Baqy ibn Makhlad al Andulusy (rahimahullah) was born in Spain and he passed away there as well. He was born in the year 201 A.H. and passed away in 276 A.H. At the age of 20 he traveled to Baghdad on foot for the sole purpose of meeting Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah) He relates: “When I drew near to Baghdad, I heard of the sanction on Imam Ahmad …

November, 2017

  • 7 November

    Remain steadfast as you have been commanded

    The companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) noticed some grey strands of hair on the beard of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), and told him that you seem to be getting old very quickly. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied that Surah Hud has made me old.   Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says in my opinion it was this specific verse of Surah Hud, verse 112: …فَاسْتَقِمْ كَمَا أُمِرْتَ وَمَنْ …

October, 2017

  • 2 October

    Ten deeds for protection and blessings in a home/business premises

    At times we have the opportunity of purchasing a new home or business, we become eager to start it off on the right foot. We therefore resort to various forms of dhikr, recitation of Quran and du’a for barakah. In the Hadith references at hand, I have not come across any specific deeds or du’as specifically for when moving into a new premises. However, the following can be practiced upon …

September, 2017

  • 5 September

    Let’s honour the dignity of our marhum, ‘fallen brethren’

    Undoubtedly, Allah Ta’ala‬‎ has favoured the Ummah of Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) in countless ways.   Intervalled Tests   From time to time Allah Ta’ala -by his wisdom- also tests the Ummah. Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) informed the Ummah that they will be tested by Allah Ta’ala in the form of natural catastrophes and other physical hardships. Currently many Muslims throughout the world are subject to unimaginable torture and brutality. …