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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 30~10~14

October 31, 2014

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 30~10~14

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Istiqaamat ~ Steadfastness

October 23, 2014

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إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ

Indeed, those who have said, “Our Lord is Allah ” and then remained on a right course – the angels will descend upon them, [saying], “Do not fear and do not grieve but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised. ~ Surah Fussilat 41:30

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In the 24th Para of the Quraan Shareef, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions, in Surah Fussilat :

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا   Those who say Allah is our Rabb ….

Rabb literally means one who makes our Tarbiyah (one who nurtures a person), and brings him up from the time he is a little baby and grows him up and guides him. In fact, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is our Rabb, our Nurturer, our Cherisher, our Sustainer, our Provider, from before we even came into this world. From the time we are in the womb of our mother, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is already nurturing us.

One has to have this firm conviction embedded deep down in his heart, that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is the One who is nurturing me, and every breath i take, i am totally dependant on Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala! I cannot do without Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala … He is my Rabb, my Sustainer, my Protector, my Guide … He is the one who is showing me so much of Compassion, Love and Mercy..

So, any person who believes that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is his Rabb, then he ‘obeys’ Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …

What is Istiqaamat?

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala then mentions in the same Ayat :

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا


Indeed, those who have said, “Our Lord is Allah ” and then remained on a right course (steadfast)

~ Surah Fussilat 41:30

Istiqaamat is Luzoomut Taa’ah … where a person ‘clings’ onto the obedience of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

Ulema say : “Al Istiqaamtu fauqa alfi karamah” … Istiqaamah ie : Being steadfast on Deen, by following every injunction of Allah unwaveringly, bringing Deen into his life in totality and obeying all the (Awaamir) commands and all the (Nawaahi) prohibitions consistently, is greater than performing a 1000 (karamah) miracles.


A person can perform one thousand Karaamah (miracles) but that means nothing! In our understanding of piety and Taqwa, we look for miracles being performed by the pious ones … Indeed Karaamats do take place, but what should we look for?


We must look for complete Sunnats in a persons life … Look for Taqwa in a persons life … See whether the person is following the Shari’ah or not.

Hazrat Umar Radiallahu Anhu : used to say :”Steadfastness is Amr bil maroof wa nahi anil munkar (enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil) and not being deceitful like the deceitful nature of the fox ……
One should follow Deen unwaveringly and not look for escape routes …… like a cunning fox that is very sly and suddenly slips out …

When following Deen, we must be steadfast and take the straight path, constantly and continuously, performing pious deeds even if it may be little … until we perfect ourselves. Do not look for escape routes, eg : One day we perform Salaah and for the next ten days thereafter, we make feeble excuses and we miss it.

Analogy ~ “Josh” (Initial Ebulience/Exuberance) and then … Inconsistency

A person, at certain times gets some “Josh” (initial effusiveness, zeal, ebullience, exuberance) to do good deeds. Like the month of Ramadaan or when a person goes for Hajj, or when a person is in the company of his Shaykh, then a person gets a sudden burst of exuberance and extra enthusiasm and eagerness to do good deeds. But, we find that this does not have a lasting effect. This gradually dies down … It comes to an end after a few days. Lethargy and laxity sets in …

By way of an example : if a person takes a sealed Coke bottle and vigorously shakes it. What do you see happening when you open it? The pressure causes the liquid to overflow out of the bottle forcefully! All the gas starts coming out … and after that everything just fizzes out … and then? … … there is laxness …

Similarly, we should not have “Josh” when doing righteous deeds. Any Amal (deed) done with Josh, will not have consistency in it.

Angels at the Time of Death

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala further mentions, that those who believe and have a firm conviction that Allah is their Rabb, and are steadfast on Deen, then :

تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ

the angels will descend upon them

أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ


[saying], “Do not fear and do not grieve but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised

~ Surah Fussilat 41:30

Ulema explain, that, these Angels will descend, at the time of Maut. The time of Maut (Sakraat) is not an easy time. Shaytaan appears and offers the person water (one can get very thirsty at the time of Sakraat), sometimes he comes in the form of the persons father, and he (shaytaan) prompts a person to leave this Deen of Islam saying that this Deen will not give success … Shaytaan tries to persuade him at that moment to forsake his Deen. And if he (shaytaan) fails, then he comes to the left hand side as a mother, and again tries desperately the same.

And this is when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala sends the ANGELS down to assist this dying Believer and they drive and chase the Shayaateen away from him…

The angels come in …. and they will say, “Do not fear regarding the journey that is coming ahead of you” ie the Qabr, Hashr, Qiyamah, the standing before Allah etc … AND do not grieve over your family and children … Allah will take care of them.

Allah says we must have firm Imaan and Istiqaamat (steadfastness on Deen), then at the time of our death, Allah will send down Angels to come to our assistance and grant us the beautiful Jannah that Allah has promised us.

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Dua for Steadfastness on Deen

Hazrat Shahr bin Haushab (RA) says: “I asked Ummu Salamah RA :

‘What was the Dua most often read by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam in his house?’

She replied that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to read :

يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوْب ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِىْ عَلٰى دِيْنِكَ

O Controller of hearts! Make my heart firm on Your Deen ~ Tirmidhi






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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 23~10~14

October 22, 2014

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 23~10~14

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Loving the Creation of Allah

October 21, 2014

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عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه و سلم قَالَ: “مَنْ نَفَّسَ عَنْ مُؤْمِنٍ كُرْبَةً مِنْ كُرَبِ الدُّنْيَا نَفَّسَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ كُرْبَةً مِنْ كُرَبِ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ، وَمَنْ يَسَّرَ عَلَى مُعْسِرٍ، يَسَّرَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ، وَمَنْ سَتَرَ مُسْلِما سَتَرَهُ اللهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ ، وَاَللَّهُ فِي عَوْنِ الْعَبْدِ مَا كَانَ الْعَبْدُ فِي عَوْنِ أَخِيهِ، وَمَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيقًا يَلْتَمِسُ فِيهِ عِلْمًا سَهَّلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِهِ طَرِيقًا إلَى الْجَنَّةِ، وَمَا اجْتَمَعَ قَوْمٌ فِي بَيْتٍ مِنْ بُيُوتِ اللَّهِ يَتْلُونَ كِتَابَ اللَّهِ، وَيَتَدَارَسُونَهُ فِيمَا بَيْنَهُمْ؛ إلَّا نَزَلَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ السَّكِينَةُ، وَغَشِيَتْهُمْ الرَّحْمَةُ، وَ حَفَّتهُمُ المَلاَئِكَة، وَذَكَرَهُمْ اللَّهُ فِيمَنْ عِنْدَهُ، وَمَنْ أَبَطْأَ بِهِ عَمَلُهُ لَمْ يُسْرِعْ بِهِ نَسَبُهُ”. 

[رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ]

Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiahallahu Anhu reported that : Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said :

“He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and he who finds relief for a hard-pressed person, Allah will make things easy for him on the Day of Resurrection; he who covers up (the faults and sins) of a Muslim, Allah will cover up (his faults and sins) in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother; and he who treads the path in search of knowledge, Allah makes that path easy, leading to Jannah for him; the people who assemble in one of the houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah, learning it and teaching, there descends upon them the tranquillity, and mercy covers them, the angels flock around them, and Allah mentions them in the presence of those near Him; and he who lags behind in doing good deeds, his noble lineage will not make him go ahead.”

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The Harms of Sins

October 18, 2014

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ۚ وَقِهِمُ السَّيِّئَاتِ ۚ وَمَن تَقِ السَّيِّئَاتِ يَوْمَئِذٍ فَقَدْ رَحِمْتَهُ

And protect them from the evil consequences [of their deeds]. And he whom You protect from the evil consequences (of his sins) that Day then most surely You have taken him into Mercy ~ Surah Ghaafir 40:9

: وقال تعالي

نَسُوا اللَّهَ فَنَسِيَهُمْ

They have forgotten Allah, so He hath forgotten them (ignored them) ~ Surah Taubah 9:67

: وقال تعالي

أَمْ حَسِبَ الَّذِينَ اجْتَرَحُوا السَّيِّئَاتِ أَن نَّجْعَلَهُمْ كَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ سَوَاءً مَّحْيَاهُمْ وَمَمَاتُهُمْ ۚ سَاءَ مَا يَحْكُمُونَ

Or do those who commit evils think We will make them like those who have believed and done righteous deeds – [make them] equal in their life and their death? Evil is that which they judge ~ Surah Al-Jathiyah 45:21

The Harms of Sins

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Tafseer of Surah An Noor ~ The 24th Surah of the Quraan

October 17, 2014

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Tafseer of Surah An Noor ~ The 24th Surah of the Quraan

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The Way to Combat Lethargy and Laziness

October 14, 2014

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نَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا ۚ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good ~ Surah Al Ankabut 29:69

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The Way to Combat Lethargy and Laziness

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ The Simplicity of Sahaba Radiyallahu Anhu and the Incident of Hazrat Mus’ab bin Umair Radiyallahu Anhu

October 13, 2014

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عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ كَعْبٍ الْقُرَظِيِّ، حَدَّثَنِي مَنْ، سَمِعَ عَلِيَّ بْنَ أَبِي طَالِبٍ، يَقُولُ إِنَّا لَجُلُوسٌ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي الْمَسْجِدِ إِذْ طَلَعَ عَلَيْنَا مُصْعَبُ بْنُ عُمَيْرٍ مَا عَلَيْهِ إِلاَّ بُرْدَةٌ لَهُ مَرْقُوعَةٌ بِفَرْوٍ فَلَمَّا رَآهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بَكَى لِلَّذِي كَانَ فِيهِ مِنَ النِّعْمَةِ وَالَّذِي هُوَ الْيَوْمَ فِيهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏“‏ كَيْفَ بِكُمْ إِذَا غَدَا أَحَدُكُمْ فِي حُلَّةٍ وَرَاحَ فِي حُلَّةٍ وَوُضِعَتْ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ صَحْفَةٌ وَرُفِعَتْ أُخْرَى وَسَتَرْتُمْ بُيُوتَكُمْ كَمَا تُسْتَرُ الْكَعْبَةُ ‏“‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ نَحْنُ يَوْمَئِذٍ خَيْرٌ مِنَّا الْيَوْمَ نَتَفَرَّغُ لِلْعِبَادَةِ وَنُكْفَى الْمُؤْنَةَ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏“‏ لأَنْتُمُ الْيَوْمَ خَيْرٌ مِنْكُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ ‏“‏‏

Hazrat Ali Radiyallahu Anhu narrated:

‘I was sitting in a gathering with Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam when Mus’ab bin ‘Umair appeared before us, wearing nothing but a sheet patched with some furs.

When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam saw him, He began crying because of the good life Mus’ab previously had compared to the (simple) state that he was on that day.

Then Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: ‘How will you people be, when one of you will wear a garment in the morning, and at the end of the day another one. And when a platter of food will be placed in front of him while another is removed, and you will cover your houses just as the Ka’bah is covered?’ 

They said: ‘O Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) ! On that day we will be better than we are today. We will be able to devote ourselves completely in worship, as our expenses will be sufficed (due to having abundance then).

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: ‘No, today you are better than you will be on that day.’

~ Tirmidhi

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam’s Precious Advices to Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radiahallahu Anhu

October 12, 2014

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Hazrat Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radiahallahu Anhu is one of the most well-known Sahabah (Radiallahu anhu). There is a lengthy Hadeeth reported by him at the end of which is the following.

Hazrat Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radiahallahu Anhu requested Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) to give him advice …

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said to him in reply: “I advice you to have Taqwa (the fear of Allah at all times). It is an adornment for all things.

Hazrat Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radiahallahu Anhu asked: “Advise me more.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “Recite the Holy Quran and remember Allah (in Zikr) excessively. This will cause you to be remembered in the heavens and will be a cause for light for you on earth.”

Hazrat Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radiahallahu Anhu again asked: “Advise me more.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: Observe silence often for this wards off the Shaytaan (as man is often involved in problems through his tongue). Silence assists in the observance of deeni affairs (and whomsoever suffers from the disease of excessive talk deprives himself of good works).”

Hazrat Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radiahallahu Anhu again asked: “Advise me more.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “Refrain from excessive laughter for that kills the (spiritual) heart and causes the light of the face to depart.”

Again Hazrat Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radiahallahu Anhu asked: “Advise me more.”

Rasulullali (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Speak the truth at all times even though it be bitter.”

Hadhrat Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radiahallahu Anhu asked for more, and  Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: Do not fear the reproaching of a reproacher or the rebuking of a rebuker (regarding matters of Shariah and Deen of Allah).”

When Hazrat Abu Zarr Al Ghifaari Radiahallahu Anhu again asked for more Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Take notice of your faults for this will prevent you from noticing the faults of others.”

 ~ Mishkaat

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Eid Ul Adha 1435 ~ Talk

October 7, 2014

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ۚ لَن يَنَالَ اللَّهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَاؤُهَا وَلَٰكِن يَنَالُهُ التَّقْوَىٰ مِنكُمْ

Their meat will not reach Allah , nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you ~ Surah Al-Haj 22:37

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 02~10~14

October 2, 2014

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 02~10~14

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