Tag Archives: Inspirations

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 …

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. …

August, 2017

  • 24 August

    The Blessed Ten days of Dhul Hijjah

    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

  • 8 August

    Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah)’s Tahajjud Salah

    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 …

  • 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 …

June, 2017

  • 6 June

    Another way of respecting an ‘Alim

    Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) mentioned the following incident:   I once visited Mufti Mahmudul Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) while he was in Madinah Munawwarah. It was after ‘Asr Salah. As the time for Maghrib drew near, an attendant (khadim) enquired from Mufti saheb if he wanted to make wudu and prepare for salah. Mufti Mahmud saheb (rahimahullah) replied: ‘How can I sit in the company of this ‘Alim …

December, 2016

  • 15 December

    The Significance of the 15th of Sha’ban

    The 15th of Sha’ban, which is commonly referred to as “Laylatul Bara-ah” (refer: Tafsir Razi and Ruhul ma’ani, Surah 44. Ayah: 3) is one of the significant nights in the Islamic calendar. Ibnul Haj (rahimahullah) states: “The salaf (pious predecessors) would sanctify this night and prepare themselves for it in advance” (Al-Madkhal, vol.1 pg.299) Some people, due to being ill-informed actually refute the auspiciousness of this occasion. The following paragraphs serve …