at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

Salah: Protector Of Iman

Dr. Abdul Hai Arfi (r.a.), the late khalifah of Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (r.a.), narrates the words of advice by a great wali-ullah in Urdu language. Then a poem about the importance of Salah follows.

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Filed under: Audio, Malfoozat, Salaah

Six Fasts In The Month Of Shawwal

Sayyidi wa sanadi Hadhrat Maulana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (db) wrote the following…

“It is commendable to keep six fasts in the month of Shawwal.

The Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, has said: “Whoever completes fasts of Ramadan then adds to them the fast of six days in the month of Shawwal, it will carry the thawab of fasting for the whole year.” (Sahih Muslim)

This hadith had described the great thawab of six fasts of this month. Therefore, the Muslims should take this opportunity of acquiring such an enormous reward from Allah. It is more preferable to start these fasts from the 2nd of Shawwal and keep fasting up to the 7th of it. However, if, they are kept in other days, it is hoped that the requirement of the above hadith may also be fulfilled.”

Filed under: 3. Ibaadah, Seasonal

Aqaa’idul Islam

“Islamic Beliefs” is an english translation of Shaykhut Tafseer Allama Muhammad Idris Saheb Kandhlavi (r.a.)’s “Aqaa’idul Islam” translated and prepared by Madrassa In’aamiyyah Camperdown, South Africa. The forward of Mufti H. Elias gives you a better insight of the great content then I possibly could.

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Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid, Books

The Method Of Supplicating

Hakeemul Ummat Ashraf Ali Thanvi (r.a.) writes, “Supplicate to Allah in such a way that your whole heart is attentive and your heart is full of pain. If you feel it is not in your control to induce this pain, focusing your attention is in your control. And there should at least be this much attention as when you are giving an appeal in a big Court. Gentlemen, that dua which is made attentively is often times accepted. There is no doubt of the doctor’s presense but if there is no pain, then what can the doctor do? There are different ways to supplicate. One is to supplicate after every prayer. Another is that everyone come together and meet in a desolate area and from there supplicate to Allah Ta’ala, where you have peace of mind. Which ever appears easier adopt that one; this is the way rather than that which people have popularized these days. Whichever task you take on, begin from His door. And the door for every task is the same.” (Translated from Khutbaat e Hakeemul Ummat: Volume 19)

Source: Mawaiz-e-Ashrafia.com

Filed under: 5. Tasawwuf, Malfoozat, Zikr & Du'a

Half Of Knowledge

At this years Ijtima in Berlin the Mashaikh gathered the students upstairs. There they gave a little special Bayan and explained to us, that to admit that you don’t know something is half of knowledge.

Unfortunately, we use these words – “I don’t know” – very rarely. Often we give anwsers without having a clue. It’s just like in this Hadith:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al’ As (r.a.a.): I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “Allah does not take away the knowledge, by taking it away from (the hearts of) the people, but takes it away by the death of the religious learned men till when none of the (religious learned men) remains, people will take as their leaders ignorant persons who when consulted will give their verdict without knowledge. So they will go astray and will lead the people astray.” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 100)

May Allah give us the tawfiq to create a humble mind, humble way of living and humble way of talking.

Filed under: Good Qualities, Malfoozat

Over 150 Masnoon Du’ain

Good for remembering Masnoon Du’ain. You can listen to the recitation of the Dua’in followed by the translation into Urdu.

  • From Aswat Al-Islam
  • From Jamia Alashrafia Lahore, Pakistan
  • Filed under: Audio, Zikr & Du'a

    Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi

    The Establishment of Darul-‘Uloom at Karachi: After his migration to Pakistan, Hadrat Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi Sahib had made two objectives the sole purpose of his life. The first was to struggle for the implementation of the Shari’ah of Islam in Pakistan while the second objective was to establish a Darul-‘Uloom at Karachi which was to be a befitting institution of higher Islamic learning in a metropolis.

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    Filed under: 6. History & Biographies

    Deobandi School Of Thought

    Sure, Darul Uloom Deoband is today a renowned religious and academic center in the Islamic world. In the sub-continent it is the largest institution for the dissemination and propagation of Islam and the biggest headspring of education in the Islamic sciences. Not only that but further more Deoband stands now for even an own thought under the roof of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jama’at Hanafi.

    Wikipedia says:

    The Deobandi are a Muslim religious revivalist movement in South Asia which has more recently also spread to other countries, such Afghanistan, South Africa and the UK. They follow the fiqh (tradition of jurisprudence) of Imam Abu Hanifa and follow Imam Abu Mansur Maturidi’s thought in Aqeedah (Doctrine) and Ilm ul Kalaam (Rhetoric) i.e the science of refuting attacks on Islam made using Greek logic Mu’tazili. The name derives from Deoband, India, where the madrassa Darul Uloom Deoband is situated.

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    Filed under: 6. History & Biographies

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