Tag Archives: Inspirations

February, 2016

  • 3 February

    Preparation for death

    It is generally understood that there can be difference of opinion in everything and anything in life but death! Since, whoever came to this world had to leave. Here is a talk which I delivered on the topic of death and the steps of preparing oneself for the moment when we have to depart this worldly life. Download here

November, 2015

  • 18 November

    Secure your future

    Generally, no minority in any country feels assured of complete safety unless they enter into an accord with the locals. Accords of safety and peace treaties are generally agreed to verbally or in writing. Islam teaches us to also take this precaution, and to even win over the hearts of the indigenous through action. Before emigrating to Madinah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) first took assurances from the Ansar when they met …

March, 2014

  • 21 March

    Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah)- Imamul Muslimin!

    Imam Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah) was born in the year: 164 A.H, and he passed away in the year: 241 A.H. His Sojourn Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) began his quest for the knowledge of Hadith at the age of 16. He set out for Kufah in the year 183  A.H. and to Basrah in 186 A.H. and to Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah in Makkah in 187 A.H. He went to …

December, 2013

  • 15 December

    Imam Abu Hatim Razi (رحمه الله), One who memorized 300 000 Hadith!

    Imam Abu Hatim, Muhammad ibn Idris Ar-Razi (رحمه الله) was born in Ray (Tehran –Iran) in the year 195 A.H. and he passed away in the year 277 A.H. Lengthy Sojourn He first set out in search of knowledge at the age of 18. He states in this regard: ” The first time that I had set out  to  acquire  knowledge I remained away from home for 7 years. I …

September, 2013

  • 29 September

    Imam Al-Rawwasi (رحمه الله); the result of Respect

    Imam ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil Karim Al-Rawwasi (rahimahullah) was born in the year 428 A.H, in Dihistan and he passed away in 503 A.H. What they said about him Imam Abu Ja’far al-Hamazhani (رحمه الله) says: “I never saw in those countries anyone like him, instead not in the entire world! He was a mobile book. He travelled the world in search of the knowledge of Hadith. I met him in Makkah and I saw the ‘Ulama praising and speaking good about …

August, 2013

  • 17 August

    Imam ibn Jarir Al-Tabari (رحمه الله); One who led his entire life like Ramadhan!

    During the month of Ramadhan, we worship Allah Ta’ala by abstaining from acts that are usually Halaal. i.e, Food, drink and permissible relations with one’s spouse. The following is a glimpse into the life of a Scholar who emulated Ramadhan his entire life. Imam Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Jarir Al-Tabari (رحمه الله) was born in the year 224 A.H. in Tabaristan and he passed away in the year 310 A.H. …

May, 2013

  • 15 May

    Is Adab (respect) really so important?

    Passing on etiquette as insignificant generally leads to the abandoning of deeds that are sunnah, which leads to the discarding of a wajib (compulsory) act and so on. Imam ‘Abdullah Ibn Mubarak (rahimahullah) said: “If I leave out a single etiquette of Islam, I fear that Allah I will deprive me of all that He has bestowed me with.” (Kitabu-Tahajjud of Al-Ishbili (rahimahullah) pg. 132.) The society we live in …

February, 2013

  • 25 February

    Imam Ibn ‘Asakir (rahimahullah); The Greatest of his era..

    Imam Hafiz  Abul Qasim ‘Ali ibn Hasan ibn ‘Asakir (رحمه الله) was born in Damascus in the year 499 Hijri and passed away in the year 571 Hijri in Damascus also. He is known for his extensive travel in the search of knowledge. His renown work: Tareekh Dimashq which is a Biography of all the ‘Ulama who ever lived or came to Damascus is a collection in 80 volumes!! What they …

January, 2013

  • 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 …

  • 4 January

    Shaykh Áwwamah’s advice for Students

    My Honourable teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad Áwwamah (may Allah protect him) delivered an address several years ago in which he briefly poured out his sincere counsel for students of knowledge. I took his permission to reproduce it in English. These are advices of a giant in the field of research, one who has spend over 50 years benefiting the ummah with his priceless gems. Recently, He wrote a 500 page …