Archive | October, 2012

Stubborn Stains of Sins

October 31, 2012

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For years upon years we have persisted in certain gunahs (sins) … With time, the sins we have accumulated have become stubborn stains on our heart …

Dirty kitchen utensils require more than soap to remove all traces of stains. When scoured with a scrubbing brush then only do we see results. Similarly, one of the most effective ways to remove and eradicate the Stubborn Stains of Sins from our hearts is through Zikrullah

From all acts of Ibaadat that we perform the most as’hal (easiest) is Zikrullah … Call on Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala! … Standing, sitting, lying down, at all times ….

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الَّذِيۡنَ يَذۡكُرُوۡنَ اللّٰهَ قِيَامًا وَّقُعُوۡدًا وَّعَلٰى جُنُوۡبِهِمۡ وَيَتَفَكَّرُوۡنَ فِىۡ خَلۡقِ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِ‌ۚ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقۡتَ هٰذَا بَاطِلًا ۚ سُبۡحٰنَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ‏

Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth, (With the thought): “Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire ~ Surah Al Imraan ~ 3:191 

 Taken from a Majlis of Moulana Naeem Motala

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The Status and Responsibilities of a Hafidh of the Qur’aan

October 29, 2012

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The Qur’aan-e-Majeed which came down from the heavens via Jibra’eel AS, was revealed to Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam as a source of mercy and guidance by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, for all mankind … This is no ordinary book! These weighty and powerful words contain lessons, advices, guidelines and an invitation from Allah towards Allah … It is cure to all doubts, spiritual diseases and physical ailments, for those who ponder and bring into practice the teachings of the Qur’aan.

Whoever loves the Qur’aan-e-Majeed, in reality it is because of the love he has for Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala … 

Those who are carrying the Qur’aan-e-Majeed within their hearts are chosen and selected through the Grace and Mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to imbibe these words into their chests … A person may acquire the treasures of the world, but when the Qur’aan-e-Majeed is committed to memory and infiltrates into the heart of a Hafidh, it is a far greater investment.

A Hafidh who abides by the laws and injunctions of the Qur’aan-e-Majeed and does not abandon or forsake the Qur’aan, nor does he exceed the limits, acquires a high status in the eyes of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. This Kalamullah (Word of Allah) is one of the best things a person can acquire and gather for his Hereafter …

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“Whoever reads the Quran and memorises it, while he regards what it makes lawful as lawful and its unlawful as forbidden (i.e. he practises according to it), Allah Ta’ala will admit him into Jannah and will accept his intercession on behalf of ten such persons of his family who were doomed to the fire of Jahannum” (Tirmidhi)

 

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Service your Heart

October 24, 2012

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In this world, we possess appliances, machines, cars, buildings … These material possessions that we own, require maintenance and a service regularly to function optimally. If we do not repair those deficiencies that are found in them, they will become dilapidated and lose value.

Likewise, the spiritual hearts that we possess, require maintenance. For the efficient functioning of our spiritual heart, we are required to service and oil our hearts regularly …

How do we service this Soul of ours?

By making the Zikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala … When we recite the Zikr of Allah, then we are not depriving our spiritual heart of its nourishment and it’s regular service … If we do not maintain this spiritual heart, we will go into a spiritual ebb (a spiritual low) … Heedlessness enters our heart and we become negligent and lazy. Not being conscious of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala eventually leads to the death of the spiritual heart … We should seclude ourselves every single day for a few minutes and make Muraqabah (meditation) and the Zikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

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Taken from a Majlis of Moulana Naeem Motala …

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Bay’ah of Women

October 23, 2012

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Surah Al-Mumtahinah ~ 60:12 

O Prophet! When believing women come to thee to take the oath of fealty to thee, that they will not associate in worship any other thing whatever with Allah, that they will not steal, that they will not commit adultery (or fornication), that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood, and that they will not disobey thee in any just matter,- then do thou receive their fealty, and pray to Allah for the forgiveness (of their sins): for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful….

The Qur’an mentions the verses regarding the Baya’h of the believing women and their pledge of allegiance to Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, upon Islam and Imaan … When the Sahabiyat took Bay’ah, they were loyal and sincere …

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Why do we take Bay’ah today? The intention of Bay’ah is Islaah (self-reformation). The Maqsud (purpose) of pledging allegiance to a Shakyh (spiritual mentor) is to connect ourselves to Allah, to want that transformation in ourselves, to become Allah’s true friend, to bring Ikhlaas (sincerity) into our life and to cleanse and purify our hearts … So often, instead of informing the Shaykh of our weaknesses and rectifying our deficiencies, we surrender to the ongoing battle with nafs and shaytaan, which are detrimental to our Imaan and Deen.

When we have a connection with a Shaykh and make Islaah of our spiritual maladies, then the true purpose and goal of moving towards Allah in this road of Sulook are attained.

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Recitation and Tafseer of Surah Muzzammil

October 21, 2012

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Tafseer of Surah Muzzammil

Recitation of Surah Muzzammil

 

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The Prohibition of Interest ~ Riba`

October 20, 2012

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Interest (Riba’) is a major sin (Haraam). It brings you no Barakah whatsoever. Outwardly it seems that you are getting an increase, but you will undoubtedly experience some loss, misery or calamity in your life. Instead of bringing society closer, it divides it. The rich become richer … the poor become poorer … Islam shows us that Riba’ (Usury) brings harm to society. Allah openly declares ‘war’ against those people who are involved in Interest …

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Hadith pertaining to Interest (Riba’)

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3327 ~ Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud : Rasullulah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam, cursed the one who accepted usury, the one who paid it, the witness to it, and the one who recorded it.

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.840 ~ Narrated by Abu Huraira : Rasullulah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” They (the people) asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What are they?” He said, “To join partners in worship with Allah; to practice sorcery; to kill the life which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic law); to eat up usury (Riba), to eat up the property of an orphan; to give one’s back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting and to slander chaste innocent simple believing women.”

*Interest ~ Riba` is a loan with the condition that the borrower will return to the lender more than that he borrowed.”

Taken from a Majlis of Moulana Naeem Motala …

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Magnificent Qualities of Allah

October 15, 2012

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هُوَ اللهﹸالَّذِيْ لآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ هُوَ الرَّحْمٰنُ الرَّحِيْمُ○ هُوَ اللهﹸالَّذِي لآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوْسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيْزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ سُبْحَانَ اللهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ ○ هُوَ اللهﹸالْخاَلِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنٰى يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمٰواتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيْزُ الْحَكِيْمُ

Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- Who knows (all things) both secret and open; He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful … Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Superior, the Supreme: Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him … He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or Colours). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise … (59:22:23:24)

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An interpretation of the closing verses of Surah Hashr … A discussion expounding on the ‘Magnificent Qualities’ of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and the significant characteristics of His ‘Beautiful Names’ (Asma-ul-Husna) …

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“Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala discuses about His Might! … His Perfection! … His Sifaat (Qualities) … He is Allah! … There is no one worthy of worship besides Allah … Allah is the knower of the Unseen (that which is hidden) and the Seen … Allah has knowledge of all those things that have occurred in the past … Allah has knowledge of all that is in the present … Allah has knowledge of all that is going to take place in the future … Allah has knowledge of everything! … Nothing is hidden from Allah”...

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 He is the King! … The kings of the world are not really kings … They are the creation of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala … and if we call them ‘Kings’, then the ‘King of all Kings‘ is Allah!

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 “Allah is most Pure! Allah is free of all defects! Free from imperfection! … Allah is PERFECT!

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Ma’qal bin Yasaar (RadiAllahu Anhu) reports the the Messenger of Allah (SalAllahu Alayhi Wasalam) as saying;

“He who recites the last three verses of Surah al-Hashr in the morning after saying; “A’oozu Billaahis -samee’ il-‘aleemi minash-Shaytaan ir-rajeem ” three times (I seek refuge with Allah, the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, from the accursed Shaytaan) for him Allah will appoint seventy-thousand angels to beseech mercy for him until the evening, and if he dies the same day he will be given the status of a martyr, and if he recites the verses in the evening the same will apply to him till morning”

[At-Tirmidhi, Daarimi]

 
Taken from a Majlis of Moulana Naeem Motala
 
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Remembrance of Allah ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

October 8, 2012

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… Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject Me not … (Qur’aan 2:152)

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Spreading Salaam ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

October 5, 2012

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Hadith

Narrated by Hazrat Abu Yusuf Abdullah bin Salam Radiallahu Anhu

Abdullah heard Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam say: ‘O believers! Spread the ‘Salams’ (greetings), feed (the poor and needy), join ties with family relations, offer prayer when others are asleep, and (thus) enter Paradise in peace.’

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 849 

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Lessons from this Hadith

Their are valuable lessons derived from this Hadith. We learn that when Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam came to Medinah, amongst the first advices that he had given, was to ‘Spread Salaam‘…

The following important aspects were discussed:

• Importance and virtues of spreading Salaam

• Make Salaam to every person (those you know and those you don’t know)

• Occasions when you don’t make Salaam

• Feed the poor and needy (muslims and non-muslims alike)

• Join family ties

• Perform Tahajjud Salaah

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What will be the result of all these actions? You will enter Jannah with ease and comfort. The Hadith is narrated by Abudullah bin SalaamIt speaks about Salaam … and entering Jannah with Salaam …

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