Archive | December, 2012

Zikr ~ Nourishment for the Soul

December 21, 2012

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We must make the Zikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala every single day. This is ‘Nourishment for our Soul’ … Without Zikr, our soul wont be nourished. By making Zikr continuously, Allah Ta’ala brightens our heart … Allah Ta’ala illuminates our heart … The filth from our hearts disappear … The sins that we commit get washed away … Then we have that close bond (Ta’aluk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …

 We will find that in this world, Allah Ta’ala will give us Hayat-at-Tayiba (a happy blissful life) … A life of serenity, contentment, enjoyment … otherwise, we will experience no peace, tranquility and serenity.

 May Allah Ta’ala make us true Zaakireen …

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Muhaasabah of the Nafs ~ Assessing or taking an Account of One’s Soul

December 18, 2012

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  وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّهِۦ وَنَهَى ٱلنَّفْسَ عَنِ ٱلْهَوَىٰ ~ فَإِنَّ ٱلْجَنَّةَ هِىَ ٱلْمَأْوَىٰ

But as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from [unlawful] inclination, ~ Then indeed, Paradise will be [his] refuge ~ (Surah An- Naazi’aat 40-41)

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Key points discussed

• The Deception of Nafs & Shaytaan

 • The “Inverted-Heart” of the

persistent sinner who fails to repent

• Not being able to perceive ‘Baatil’ as being falsehood

• The Harms of Intermingling of the Sexes

• Casting Lustful Glances

• The Tricks of the Nafs

 • The Consequence of being too Lenient with One’s Self

• Punishing or Reproaching the Nafs

 • A Huge Impediment in the way towards Allah ~ When one becomes a Slave of his Nafs

 • The Importance of Self-Struggle

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The Virtues of Aayatul Kursi

December 15, 2012

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Aayatul Kursi

اللّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَؤُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

Allah! None is worthy of worship but He, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsisting, the One Who sustains and protects (the entire universe with His Strategy). He is seized by neither slumber nor sleep. Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth belongs to Him alone. Who can dare intercede with Him except by His permission? (He) knows all that is (happening or has happened) before the Creation and all that is (about to happen) after them; and they cannot encompass anything of His knowledge except that which He wills. His Throne (of Empire and Power and Authority) encompasses the heavens and the earth, and the protection of both (the earth and the heavens) does not pose Him any difficulty. He alone is Most High, Most Great

~ Surah Al Baqarah 2:255

DOWNLOAD LECTURE HERE  >> AYATUL KURSI

DOWNLOAD HERE  >> RECITATION OF AYATUL KURSI

DOWNLOAD HERE  >> TAFSEER AND DISCUSSION ON AYATUL KURSI

Tafseer of Surah Baqarah ~ Explanation of Selected Verses / 255 / Ayaatul Kursi

The Virtues of Aayatul Kursi

• Its Exalted Status ~ Its Protective Power • Intriguing story of Shaytaan appearing as a thief, to steal from Zakaat wealth that was being guarded by Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA)

• Brief explanation of the verse, highlighting the ffg important points >> 

• Tauheed of Allah •  His Qualities of being Eternal & Self-Subsisting • He is never overtaken by slumber or sleep •  His Infinite Knowledge • The Vastness of His Kursi • His Supremacy • His Qudrat & Power • Acquiring His Recognition and Love

 

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Nurturing the Nafs

December 12, 2012

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اَللّٰهُمَّ اَلْهِمْنِىْ رُشْدِىْ وَاَعِذْنِىْ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِىْ

Oh Allah, inspire me with guidance and protect me from the evil of myself

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اللهم ات نفسي تقواها وزكها انت خير من زكاها انت وليها ومولاها

 Allahumma Aati Nafsi Taqwaahaa Wa-Zakkihaa, Anta Khayru Man Zakkaahaa, Anta Waliyyuhaa Wa-Mawlaahaa

O Allah! Give my soul piety and my conscience purity. You are the Master of my soul and the Guardian of my conscience

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Key points discussed

• The Nafs: The worst of enemies within ourselves

 • The 3 stages of the Nafs:

1) Ammaarah

2) Lawwaamah

3) Mutma-innah

• Providing the soul with beneficial nourishment – Zikrullaah etc

•  Not enriching it with sins and evil deeds

• Do not become a slave of your Nafs by obeying and fulfilling its every dictate and demand

• A life of filth, vice and evil, is an awful, miserable and wretched life

The couplet of our beloved Sheikh, Aarif Billaah Hazrat Hakeem Akhtar Sb in this regard

 • The need for a Spiritual Mentor

 • The need for training the Nafs

 • Keeping a vigilant eye on the Nafs

 • Three simple examples of nurturing, disciplining and developing the Nafs, until it is under complete control:

 1) The Nafs as a child

 2) The Nafs as a wild horse

 3) The Nafs as an opponent in a boxing ring

• Duas of Rasulullaah Sallallaahu  alaihi Wasallam for protection against the evils of Nafs

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The Reformation (Islaah) of Our Heart

December 12, 2012

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Each one of us needs this Islaah for our own sake … so that we can ‘perfect this soul‘ of ours and reform ourselves otherwise we will remain in a ‘dented’ state.

What is Reformation? It comes from the word ‘reform‘. A person who is deformed needs to be reformed. If he does not reform himself, he will remain deformed. So we need to reform ourselves so that we can ‘perform‘ and do good deeds and please Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

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Naath ~ Ziyaarate Taiba (Visiting Madina Tayyibah)

December 10, 2012

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A few points mentioned in the poem :

> The poets ardent love for Madina Shareef is depicted, as he enters the beautiful city, but at the same time he is somewhat gripped with a kind of awe and fear …

 > He is fearful of his sins – but has great hopes in Allah’s mercy …

 > He describes the lofty position of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam. His sayings (Ahaadith) have become one of the primary sources for the derivation of laws in our Shariat.

 > He describes the humility of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam, who washed his clothes by himself, and also the poverty he underwent.

 > He was the Seal of Prophethood and Allah had completed his favours upon him and chose Islam as his Deen.

 > Walking on the sand of Madina brings such serenity and delight to the poet … his soles feel the softness and comfort as he treads along. Even the thorn of the trees feel softer than a smooth flower …

 > Likewise, the name “Muhammad” Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam on his tongue, brings him so much joy and ecstasy …

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Tafseer of Surah At-Talaaq

December 6, 2012

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KEY POINTS DISCUSSED

• The status of divorce in Shariah

 • Rules of Talaaq

 • Maintenance and Iddah

 • Don’t cause the divorced wife undue hardship

• Retaining or releasing her with fairness, dignity and courtesy

• Three simultaneous divorces : Unlawful but effective

• Merits of Taqwa

 • Fate of the nations that rebelled against Allah

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ A Believer Is A Mirror To A Believer

December 4, 2012

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Hadith

Rasulullah Sallalahu alaihi wa sallam said, ‘A Mu’min is a mirror for a Mu’min.’ (Abu Dawud)

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Important aspects discussed in this Hadith :

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• The similarities of a Believer and a mirror

• Qualities of a mirror >

~ Gives an honest, fair & an unbiased picture of the object

~ It does not belittle the object

 ~ It does not keep the image for everyone else to see. It does not backbite, nor reveal the image to others

~ It does not travel looking for shortcomings of objects deliberately. The object goes to the mirror

• One doesn’t get angry and upset with the mirror when the weaknesses are shown.

• Accept the advice of a sincere Believer with regards to your shortcomings, weaknesses, faults.

• Don’t blame the mirror. The defect/scar is on the object itself, not the mirror. Don’t blame the advisor (the Alim), nor the Noble Shariah

• Reveal the faults of the other with diplomacy and politely. Don’t look down upon any ones weakness.

• Don’t give up hope and become frustrated, when one fails to take heed to your sincere advices. Continue, with fervent Duas for his reformation

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Pearls of Remembrance ~ Morning and Evening Du’as and Zikr

December 1, 2012

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وَٱذْكُر رَّبَّكَ كَثِيرًۭا وَسَبِّحْ بِٱلْعَشِىِّ وَٱلْإِبْكَٰرِ
And remember your Lord much (by praising Him again and again), and glorify (Him) in the afternoon and in the morning.” ~ Surah Al-Imraan 3:41
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فَسُبۡحٰنَ اللّٰهِ حِيۡنَ تُمۡسُوۡنَ وَحِيۡنَ تُصۡبِحُوۡنَ‏
So glorify Allah in the evening and the morning ~ Surah Ar-Rūm 30:17

وَلَـهُ الۡحَمۡدُ فِىۡ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضِ وَعَشِيًّا وَّحِيۡنَ تُظۡهِرُوۡنَ‏
His is all praise in the heavens and in the earth; (and glorify Him) in the afternoon and when the sun begins to decline ~ Surah Ar-Rūm 30:18

Recitation of Morning and Evening Dua’s by Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

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Morning and Evening Dua’s (Printed Publication/E-Book PDF) by ~ Arifbillah Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (Rahmatullah Alayh)

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