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

Every Sunnah is Sublime

Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Taqi Usmani دامت برکاتہم once explained,

“The Noble Companions (may Allah be pleased with them all) did not believe that there were insignificant and significant types of the Sunnah. Every Sunnah was significant and sublime in their eyes. They, therefore, took care to act upon each and every Sunnah.

In fact a little care exercised in religious matters makes a great addition to the stock of good deeds at the credit of a man. It is therefore, the bounden duty of every Muslim to act upon the Sunnah without differentiating between significant and insignificant Sunnah.”

[Islahi Khutbaat: Discourses on Islamic Way of Life, Vol: VII, pg. 180]

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Filed under: Sahabah, Sunnah & Hadith

Whosoever obeys Allah…

Hadhrat Salman Farsi (may Allah be pleased with him) went outside of Madain and with him was a guest. Deers were running and birds were flying through the forest. He said, “Out of you one deer and one bird, come to me! Because a guest has come to me, who I have to entertain.” Both came and the person uttered ‘Subhan’Allah!’ Hadhrat Salman (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “Are you suprised at this? Have you ever seen a person obeying Allah Ta’ala and then anything is disobeying him?

[Jamaal al-Awliya, pg. 55]

Filed under: Good Qualities, Sahabah

On the Prohibition of Music

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَشْتَرِي لَهْوَ الْحَدِيثِ لِيُضِلَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَيَتَّخِذَهَا هُزُوًا أُولَئِكَ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ مُهِينٌ
“From amongst men there are those who purchase ‘lahw al hadith’ without knowledge, to mislead from the Path of Allah and they ridicule it. For them there is a humiliating punishment.” (Luqmân: 6)

A detailed research has been made by Maulana Ismail Moosa, a student from the Darul Iftaa of Madrasa In’aamiyyah (Camperdown, SA), and it of course has been approved by the respected Mufti Ebrahim Desai (damat barkatuhum aliah).

تنبيه للاحباء الى تحريم الغناء (trans. A Caution for our Companions on the Prohibition of Music) is packed with evidences from both the Holy Qur’an and Ahadith. On top of that the verdicts of numerous Sahabah & Tabi’een, ‘Ulama of all four Madhab (and even Ghair Muqallid) and various recent ‘Ulama leave no space for doubts any longer. Even the misconception people have about the use of duffs has been dealt with.

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Filed under: 2. Fiqh, Qur'an, Sahabah, Sunnah & Hadith

البداية والنهاية

Al-Bidayah wan-Nihaya‘Al-Bidayah wan-Nihaya’ is another masterpiece of Abu Al-Fida, Imad ad-Din Ismail bin Umar bin Kathir (Rahimullah Ta’ala) – next to the renowned Tafsir ibn Kathir.

It is considered to be one of the most authoritative sources on Islamic history. A unique aspect of the book is that it not only deals with past events, but also speculates about future events mentioned by Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). The different volumes of the book deal with the beginning of creation and the sending of man upon the earth, the lives of the Prophets, and the times of Muhammad’s (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) companions up to the 8th century. The last volume records predictions of future events such as signs of the day of judgment.

Filed under: 6. History & Biographies, Books, Prophets, Sahabah

Dedicated to all Reverts…

This post is paying homage to all reverted brothers and sisters around the globe, who go through so much grief, pain and suffering alone for the sake of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and His Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Remember that even Allah’s Habib (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), the best creation of all times, went through so many things that we can’t even imagine to feel.

So, keep your head up and look for your reward in the Akhirah. Us brothers and sisters brought up in Islam all their life should as well be thankful to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, because he has saved us from so many distress and hardships.

Hadhrat Nufayr narrates that they were once sitting with Hadhrat Miqdaad bin Aswad (radhiallaho ta’ala anho) when someone passed by. The person said: “Blessed are the eyes that saw Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)! By Allah! We dearly wish that we had seen what you saw and were present in the gatherings you were present in!”

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Filed under: Others, Sahabah

Difference Between Sahabah And You & Me (#3)

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “The world, with all that it contains, is accursed except for the remembrance of Allah that which pleases Allah; and the religious scholars and seekers of knowledge.” [At-Tirmidhi]

Ulama write in the commentary of this Hadith: “It does not mean that this world, and whatever is in it, is really cursed. What it in fact means is that such things of this world are cursed which make a person negligent of the remembrance of Allah; or it is cursed for those who in their whole life do not remember Allah.” The following famous saying by Maulana Yusuf Kandhalwi (r.a.) highlights the importance of not neglecting Zikr nor Ilm:

“Ilm without Dhikr is darkness and Dhikr wihtout Ilm is the door of Fitnah.”

That’s why it of utmost impotance that we daily spend some time for the remembrance of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and as well the learning and/or teaching of sacred knowledge.


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Filed under: Qur'an, Sahabah, Zikr & Du'a

Khulafa-e-Rashideen

Indeed, it’s like Hadhrat Ji (r.a.) once said, today’s leaders don’t represent the likes of the Khulafa-e-Rashideen, allthough there’s so much we can gain from their Seerahs. Read the biographies of Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddique (r.a.a.), Hadhrat Umar Farooq (r.a.a.), Hadhrat Uthman Ghani (r.a.a.) and Hadhrat Ali (r.a.a.). Purpose of this additional thread is to offer some Bayanats (speeches) on the mentionen four Khulafa-e-Rashideen (r.a.a.).

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Filed under: Audio, Sahabah

Hadhrat Ali (r.a.a.)

In the year 35 Hijri after the shahaadat of Hadhrat Uthman (radhiyallahu anhu) the reigns of the khilaafat were taken up by Hadhrat Ali (karramallahu wajhah). Since he is the external dimension of Rasulullah’s spiritual munificence (faidh) in the Chishtiyyah Chains, discussion on him is of pivotal importance.

His name is Ali and his nicknames were Abu Turab and Abul Hasan. His title is Asadullah (The Lion of Allah). The following is his ancestral tree:
Ali the son of Abi Talib, the son of Abdul Muttalib, the son of Hashim, the son of Abd Manaf. His lineage links up with Rasulullah (صلى الله عايه وسالم) in the third ancestral generation, i.e. Abdul Muttalib. It is indeed a wonderful coincidence that the one furthest in ancestral ties (i.e. Abu Bakr) was the closest regarding Khilaafate and the one whose ancestry was closest (i.e. to Nabi-e-Akram) was furthest in the matter of the Khilaafate.

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Filed under: Sahabah

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