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Contentment of the Heart through the Zikr of Allah

January 31, 2014

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Which gathering can be better than that gathering in which the Name of Allah is taken? Angels throng such gatherings in which the Name of Allah is taken …

We are weak servants, taking the name of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala … Searching for Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala … We all want Allah  Ta’ala to love us … We all want to connect to Him…

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is Al-Wadood (All Loving) … HE is the source of all love … He loves us and guides us all … HE gives us so many opportunities and chances to make amends … and to search for HIM … and to look for HIM … and to connect with HIM … and to fill our hearts with HIS Love!

“Allah wants us to become His beloved ones”

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The environment we are living in and the different types of challenges and temptations we are faced with, cause us to fall back and slip …

But, no matter what temptations and vices we have fallen into, we should make sincere Taubah (Repentance) and Istighfaar from it … If we have become victims of Nafs and Shaytaan, this does not mean that this is the end of our connection with Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, and that we can never connect to HIM again …

We surely can Re-connect!

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We do not know when Mauth (Death) will overtake us and when we will leave this world … So the days, hours, minutes, seconds that we have ~ Let us make this tongue of ours moist with the Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala

“Who knows which minute or which second is a moment of acceptance?”

Allah can shower his mercy upon us and decide to forgive us at any given moment …

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Let us move towards Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and become conscious of Him… Every action of ours should be in conformity with the desires and commands of the Shariat of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala …

Various types of difficulties come in our path of Sulook … but we will overcome these obstacles with the help of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. When we become His, then everything becomes so easy for us and we will get some Mazaa (enjoyment) of Jannah in this world …

and we will feel the “Contentment of the Heart”…

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The Realm of the Spiritual Heart

January 27, 2014

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PART ONE

Hazrat Nu’maan bin Basheer RadhiyAllahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said :

“Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body, if it becomes good (i.e., reformed), the whole body becomes good, but if it gets spoilt, the whole body gets spoilt, and that is the heart.” ~ Al-Bukhari

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PART TWO

وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّهِ وَنَهَى النَّفْسَ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ

But as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from [unlawful inclination

فَإِنَّ الْجَنَّةَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَىٰ 

Then indeed, Paradise will be [his] refuge

~ Surah An Naaziat 79:40/41 

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PART THREE

 إِنَّمَا يُوَفَّى الصَّابِرُونَ أَجْرَهُم بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ

Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account ~ Surah Zumar 39:10

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PART FOUR

 لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ

La-in shakartum la azeedannakum

If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]  ~ Surah Ibrahim 14:7

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PART FIVE

وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَشَدُّ حُبًّا لِّلَّهِ

But those who believe are stronger in love for Allah ~ Surah Baqarah 2:165

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The Excellence of Reciting Durood Shareef Upon Rasullullah Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and its Importance

January 22, 2014

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Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned in the Qur’aan Shareef :

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

Verily, Allah sends Salaat (graces, honours, blessings, mercy) on His Nabi and also His Angels too (ask Allah to confer His blessings upon him.

O you who believe!  Send Salutations (Ask Allah to bless him), and (you should) greet him with a goodly salutation ~ Surah Al Ahzaab 33:56

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Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala commands all believers to send Salaat and Salaam upon Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam. This is an obligation. This is one Ibaadah (act of worship) which Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala commanded us to do and He and His Angels do the same.

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions that : Upon conferring salutations on Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam, HE honours Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam, elevates his stages and ranks in the hereafter and sends His Rahmah (His Mercy) unto him.

How much more important does it become for us then, who are the Ummati’s of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam to regularly send Salaat and Salaam upon Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam?

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May Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala give us the Taufeeq to increase our Durood and Salaam upon Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam every single day.

We claim to be Aashiq’s (lovers) of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam, yet we fail to even move our tongues in praise of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam?

Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam mentioned : “The one in whose presence I am mentioned and does not send blessings on me, is a miser.” ~ Tirmidhi

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A Poet says :

“I find it so strange that a person says, “I remembered my Beloved”

Is your Beloved such a person, that you ‘forget’ and you have to ‘remember’?

A persons Beloved is in his thoughts and mind all the time … If you love Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam and have a Kaamil Imaan then you will remember Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam all the time … You would not need to be reminded of him …

It is his right over us that we should send abundant Durood Shareef upon him regularly. …

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Some Virtues and Rewards Mentioned in Hadeeth Pertaining to Reciting Durood Shareef Upon our Beloved Rasullullah Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam

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Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ma’sud narrates that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “On the day of Qiyamah, the closest to me from among the people will be those who have read the most amount of Durood Shareef” ~ Tirmidhi

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Hazrat Anas Radiyallaahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “He who reads a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah blesses him ten times, ten of his sins are forgiven, and he is increased ten times in rank.” ~ Mishkaat

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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said : that when we hear the voice of the Mu’azzin, we should repeat whatever he has said and then send Durood Shareef upon him ~ Sahih Muslim

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Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood Radiyallaahu Anhu said : that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “Allah has angels who go around on earth, conveying to me the salaam of my Ummah.”  ~ Sunan An Nasaa’i

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Hazrat Ubayy ibn Ka`b Radiyallaahu Anhu relates: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I send much blessings on you. What proportion of my dua should I devote to you?” He said, “As much as you like.” I said, “A quarter?” He said, “As much as you like, and if you increased it would only be better for you.” I said, “Then a half?” He said, “As much as you like and if you increased then it would only be better for you.” I said, “Then two thirds?” He said, “As much as you like and if you increased it would only be better for you.” I said, “I’ll devote all of my Dua to sending blessings on you.” Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said, “In that case it will suffice you from your worries and your sins will be forgiven.” ~ Tirmidhi

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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: ”On Fridays, send Durood abundantly on me, as it is presented before me. ” ~ Abu Dawud

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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “Whosoever recites Durood on me 10 times in the morning and evening, I will intercede for him on the day of Qiyamah.” ~ Tabrani

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Oiling our Spiritual Hearts with Zikrullah

January 18, 2014

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يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ ذِكْرًا كَثِيرًا 
O you who have believed, remember Allah with much remembrance ~ Surah Al Ahzaab 33:41
 
 
All machinery in this world requires oiling and servicing. Similarly, this heart that works like a machine also requires to be oiled ~ to be polished ~ to be nourished and to be shined and illuminated, so that it runs smoothly … otherwise this machine will cease to function efficiently. 
 
 
Because of our sins that we commit
 
~ sins of the eyes,
 
~ sins of the hands 
 
~ sins of the tongue
 
~ sins of the limbs
 
    ~ sins of the heart … 
 
big black spots cover our hearts and cause our hearts to corrode and rust … Automatically the other limbs of the body become lazy and sick, because the heart is sick.
 
“When this Badsha (King) is sick , the entire army becomes sick and we find ourselves in a Spiritual Low … Darkness engulfs our heart!”
 
And, therefore, we require this polish of Zikrullah to make our hearts shine and become bright once again.
 
 
“Zikrullah ignites the spark of the flame of the Love of Allah in our dead heart and
gives spiritual life to our heart!”
 
 Imaan enters that heart that was full of darkness and washes away the darkness and brings radiant light and gives the heart and entire body life again …
 
“The Love of Allah penetrates into ones heart when darkness is eradicated…”
  
Oh Allah, i am Your slave … You are my Master
i am your Bandah … You are my Khaaliq … i am your Makhlook
 
The Zikr of ALLAH is extremely powerful … It reminds us of the Greatness of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.
 
 
May Allah gives us the Sweetness of His Name in our Heart
 
 
 
 
 
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40 Durood and Salaam Upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam

January 17, 2014

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Recitation of 40 Durood and Salaam Upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam 

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