Archive | May, 2013

The Benefits and Rewards of Reciting Abundant Durood Shareef

May 31, 2013

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إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّوْنَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ  يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ آَمَنُوْا صَلُّوْا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوْا تَسْلِيمًا

 Verily, Allah and His angels confer blessings on the Prophet: O you who believe! Confer blessings on him, and greet him with a goodly salutation (Surah Al Azaab 33:56)

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Nabi Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has said : The best of your days is Friday, because Adam (AS) was created on Friday and he passed away on Friday and Resurrection will take place on Friday. Therefore, you should invoke Allah blessings for me frequently on this day, because your invocations in this regard are presented before me ~ Abu Dawood

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Fear Allah Wherever You Are ~ Whether You Are in Public or in Privacy

May 28, 2013

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Hazrat Abu Zar Jundub bin Junadah (RA) and Hazrat Mu’aaz bin Jabal (RA), reported that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, said:  “Fear Allah wherever you may be; follow up an evil deed with a good one, it will wipe (the former) out, and behave good-naturedly towards people.” ~ Al-Tirmidhi

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Important aspects discussed in this Hadith :

• Fear Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala in Public and in Privacy

•  The Concept of Taqwa ~ One must be mindful that Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is watching him and therefore he must only do those things that Allah has commanded him to do and totally refrain from those actions that Allah has prohibited him from doing

• An Important Benefit of Taqwa – Whosoever fears Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, Allah makes an opening for him from all his difficulties and sustains him from unseen sources

• Follow up an evil deed with a good deed. The good deed will obliterate the evil deed.

• Deal and meet with people with good character.

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The Haqeeqat (Reality) of the Dunya

May 27, 2013

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What is the Haqeeqat of Dunya?

This Dunya is transitory, short lived, ephemeral … It is going to come to an end oneday, when it will perish and be totally destroyed by Allah Ta’ala!

 … But the Aakhirah (Hereafter) is Forever.

One has to therefore prepare and build his ‘Perpetual Home’ of the Aakhirah during his life, in this fleeting Dunya … He has to do good deeds in this world to reap its complete blessings in the Hereafter (in the beautiful lofty palaces of Jannah) …

 The moment one’s time in this world expires, the opportunity to do righteous deeds terminate.

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Hence, we are exhorted in a beautiful poem by Sayyidina Ali (RA) to perform good deeds ‘now’, before we are overtaken by death and it is too late.

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Hazrat Ali (RA) says :

 There is no home for a person after Maut (death), in which he will reside, except that home which he had built whilst he lived in the Dunya, till he passed away …  

 If a person builds his everlasting abode by performing good/pious deeds, then his home will be a beautiful palace in Paradise (Jannah) …

 And, if a person builds his home by doing bad deeds, then he is undoubtedly going to be in utter ruin and perdition …

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Therefore, build your PALACE in the most beautiful Jannah that was made by Allah Ta’ala, whose bricks are of gold and silver, cemented by fragrant musk; and whose gate-keeper is the Angel ‘Ridwaan’ … and moreover, you will be honoured by becoming the neighbour of our Beloved Nabi Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam in Jannah …

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Live in this World as a Traveller (or Wayfarer)

May 20, 2013

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It was narrated that Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood RA said: “Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam lay down on a reed mat, which left marks on his skin. I said, ‘May my father and mother be ransomed for you, O Messenger of Allah! If you had commanded us we would have spread out for you a softer bedding.’Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, ‘What is there between myself and the world? This world and I are just like a rider who stops to rest beneath the shade of a tree then departs and leaves it behind.’” [Sunan Ibn Majah]
Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “By Allah, this world in comparison to the Hereafter is nothing but like one of you who dips his finger in the sea and removes it. So ponder how much (of sea water), does the finger return with.” [Mishkaat]
Hazrat Jabir bin ‘Abdillah (RA) said that Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam once passed by the marketplace, passing from the area of al-‘Aliyah, while people were all around him. He then passed by a dead goat, whose ears were extremely small. He then took it by the ear, saying, “Who amongst you would like to have this (dead goat with small ears) for just a dirham?” They said, “By Allah! Even if it was alive, its small ears will be a deficiency, so how about when it is dead?” Rasulullalah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “By Allah! The dunya is even less significant in the Sight of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala than this is to you.” [ Muslim]
 

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Important aspects discussed in this Hadith :

 

 • Simplicity

 • Not attaching ourselves and filling our hearts with the love of the world

 • We have come into this transitory world, taking some shade for a few days and then we depart from this world and continue our journey to the Hereafter, without taking anything of this Dunya with us….

• Do not amass wealth. It makes one negligent of the Aakhirah …

• Wealth should be Halaal and used in avenues that take one closer to Allah Ta’ala … (Halaal wealth in the hands of a pious person is very beneficial because it will be used for good causes)

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We are permitted to make use of the necessities of Dunya (what we require for daily life), but we have to ensure that our ship does not sail into the ocean of the Dunya. This heart of ours must NOT become submerged in the ‘love of this world’ or else it will sink…. As long as the ship is afloat … it will reach its destination … 

May Allah Taala help us to detach ourselves from the love of this world and bring simplicity in our lives …

 

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Khauf [Fear] for Aakhirah

May 14, 2013

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يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَلْتَنظُرْ نَفْسٌ مَّا قَدَّمَتْ لِغَدٍ ۖ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ

O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and let every soul look to what (provision) He has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah: for Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do ~ Surah Al Hashr 59:18

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Hamd ~ Naam Tera Mere Dil Ki Hai Dawa

May 13, 2013

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Hamd’ in praise of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

Naam Tera Mere Dil Ki Hai Dawa

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The Virtues and Blessings of Reciting Durood Upon Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam

May 10, 2013

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Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: Recite Durood on me in abundance on Fridays, for Durood is presented to me ~ Abu Dawood

The Virtues and Blessings of Reciting Durood Upon Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam :

• Allah will send ten mercies upon the one who recites Durood, just once upon Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


• Allah will forgive ten of his sins


• Allah will raise his rank ten times higher in Paradise


• Allah will grant him ten rewards

• The reciting of Durood before Du‘aa brings hope of its acceptance

• It will bring intercession of Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam on the Day of Qiyaamah


• It is a cause of forgiveness


• It brings the Pleasure of Allah


• It will bring the reciter nearer to Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam on the Day of Qiyaamah

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Did we ever Ponder over the Numerous Bounties Attached to just One Morsel of Food?

May 8, 2013

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وَإِن تَعُدُّوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ لَا تُحْصُوهَا ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
If ye would count up the favours of Allah, never would ye be able to number them:
for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful ~ Surah Nahl 16:18

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• Make Eating an Ibaadat

• Reflect over the numerous bounties of Allah Ta’ala

 • The Importance of making Itibaa’ – ie : following the Sunnat

 • The Importance of reading Duas when partaking of meals

 • When one forgets to say Bismillah before eating

 • A few basic etiquettes of eating

 

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Some Hadith pertaining to Etiquettes of Eating

(Discussed in Lecture Above) 

  

Rasulullaah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘Whenever any of you eats, let him mention the name of Allah Subhaanahu waTa’ala. If he forgets to mention the name of Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala at the beginning, let him say “Bismillahi awwalahu wa akhirahu.”~ Abu Dawud and al-Timidhi

“I was a young boy under the care of Rasulullaah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam. My hand used to wander all over the plate, so Rasulullaah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam told me: ‘O young boy, mention the name of Allah, eat with your right hand, and eat from what is directly in front of you.’” ~ Bukhari and Muslim

“I saw Rasulullaah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam eating with three fingers, and when he had finished he would lick them.” ~ Muslim

  

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What Preparations have we made for the ‘Tomorrow’ that Allah has drawn our attention towards, in the Qur’aan?

May 7, 2013

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يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنسَانُ مَا غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ الْكَرِيمِ
O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous ~ Surah Al Infitar 82:6

 

We have Two Tomorrows … one is the ‘Tomorrow of this World’ … and one is the ‘Tomorrow of the Hereafter’ (that world or abode that Allah invites us towards) … What Preparations have we made? … What Preparations have we made for the ‘Tomorrow’ that Allah has drawn our attention towards, in the Qur’aan?

 

 
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Barakah ~ Its True meaning ~ How it is Acquired ~ What Destroys it?

May 6, 2013

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Every single day, every person equally gets full 24 hours of the day, regardless of status, profession, age (young, old), rich or poor …. but ‘Barakah’ seems to have vanished ! 

In our minds, the word ‘Barakah’ means plentiful … However, the real and true meaning of Barakah is, that a person, even though having little possessions (in quantity), it still suffices all his needs. Normally it would have required the person to have much more in his possession to be able to fulfill those particular needs.

Why does one not enjoy the Barakah? 

The simple reason is the fact that Allah Ta’ala has deprived him of Barakah. So despite having alot (abundant wealth or time), it does not suffice all his needs. This is simply because he has disobeyed Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala, therefore snatches away the ‘Barakah’ from him … Sins obliterate that Barakah … 

How can we acquire and attain this Barakah? 

The moment a person begins to obey Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and makes Taubah (Istighfaar), Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will grant him Barakah in his sustenance, Barakah in his time, Barakah in his business, and Barakah in all works of life … Allah will help one to refrain from sins and fill his life with Barakah …

 

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Masnoon Dua ~ Seeking the Best of the Day from Allah Ta’ala

May 2, 2013

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An Explanation of an Important Early`Morning Masnoon Dua~ Seeking the Best of the Day from Allah Ta’ala

للّهُـمَّ إِنِّـي أسْـأَلُـكَ خَـيْرَ هـذا الـيَوْم ، فَـتْحَهُ ، وَنَصْـرَهُ ، وَنـورَهُ وَبَـرَكَتَـهُ ، وَهُـداهُ ، وَأَعـوذُ بِـكَ مِـنْ شَـرِّ ما فـيهِ وَشَـرِّ ما بَعْـدَه

Allaahumma ‘innee ‘as’aluka khayra haathal-yawm: Fathahu wa nasrahu wa noorahu, wa barakatahu, wa hudaahu, wa’a’oothu bika min sharri maafeehi wa sharri maa ba’dahu

O Allah, I ask You for the goodness of this day, its victory, its help,

its light, its blessings, and its guidance. I seek refuge in You from

the evil that is in it and from the evil that follows it.

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