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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Rewards for Patience at the Time of Calamity

August 28, 2015

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Being patient is a great virtue and comes with a great reward. Allah Ta’ala is with the patient ones. Allah Ta’ala makes one go through some difficulty or trial in life. Upon enduring this suffering with Sabr, one’s minor sins are expiated and one’s rewards are increased.

Patience when facing difficulties raises our status in front of Allah, and leads to the forgiveness of sins. A believing man and woman continue to remain under trials and afflictions, either regarding himself, or his children, or his wealth, or his property, until he meets Allah Ta’ala in a condition, that not a single sin remains with him. So, a true believer should face his difficulties with a positive state of mind, hoping for rewards from Allah Ta’ala.

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has mentioned in a Hadith :

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، وَعَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ مَا يُصِيبُ الْمُسْلِمَ مِنْ نَصَبٍ وَلاَ وَصَبٍ وَلاَ هَمٍّ وَلاَ حُزْنٍ وَلاَ أَذًى وَلاَ غَمٍّ حَتَّى الشَّوْكَةِ يُشَاكُهَا، إِلاَّ كَفَّرَ اللَّهُ بِهَا مِنْ خَطَايَاهُ ‏“‏‏.‏

” No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor grief, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that.” ~ (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Another Hadith mentions :

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ أَنَّهُ قَالَ ‏ “‏ عِظَمُ الْجَزَاءِ مَعَ عِظَمِ الْبَلاَءِ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ إِذَا أَحَبَّ قَوْمًا ابْتَلاَهُمْ فَمَنْ رَضِيَ فَلَهُ الرِّضَا وَمَنْ سَخِطَ فَلَهُ السُّخْطُ ‏ .‏

It was narrated from Hazrat Anas bin Malik Radiyallahu Anhu that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial. When Allah loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His pleasure but whoever is discontent with that, earns His wrath.” ~ (Sunan Ibn Majah)

Therefore, when Allah loves any people, He puts them through tests and afflicts them with trials. And, anyone who experiences these tests and bears them patiently, gets the reward for patience.

Allah Ta’ala mentions the reward for patience in the Noble Quraan :

ۗ إِنَّمَا يُوَفَّى الصَّابِرُونَ أَجْرَهُم بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ


Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account (limitless) ~ Surah Az-Zumar 39:10

Sometimes Allah Ta’ala wishes to grant a person a very high status, but his actions are weak and his deeds do not entitle him to such a status,  so Allah Ta’ala continues to afflict him with trials and tribulations,  due to which he will ultimately reach that ‘high status’. Through these difficulties, his sins are forgiven and he is granted a high position in the eyes of Allah, which will manifest in the Aakhirah…

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The Importance of not Divulging Secrets

August 28, 2015

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وَأَوْفُوا بِالْعَهْدِ ۖ إِنَّ الْعَهْدَ كَانَ مَسْئُولًا

and fulfill the promise; surely (every) promise shall be questioned about ~ Surah Al Israa 17:34

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 27~08~15

August 27, 2015

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Remedies to Spiritual Maladies

August 24, 2015

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Dua (Supplication) ~ Ask from Allah Alone

August 21, 2015

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Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1436 Programmes

bismillahhAllah Ta’ala mentions in the Noble Quraan:

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ

“And your Rabb said: ‘Invoke Me, [i.e supplicate to me] I will respond to your invocation.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ

Verily those who are too arrogant to invoke Me, will surely enter into Hell in humiliation.”

~ [Surah Ghaafir 40:60]

Allah  سبحانه و تعالى has exhorted us to earnestly supplicate to Him. Allah says اُدْعُونِي [Call Upon me] and I will respond! Hence, it is imperative that we should always turn to Allah, when engaging in Duas. Allah loves those who supplicate to Him. Allah سبحانه و تعالى grants beyond expectations. Those who are arrogant and proud of supplicating to Him, and do not ask Allah for their needs, He will be displeased with them. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has mentioned in a Hadith : “Ask Allah for everything, even the lace of your shoes. If Allah does not provide, it will never be available.” 

عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ، قَالَ قِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَىُّ الدُّعَاءِ أَسْمَعُ قَالَ ‏” جَوْفُ اللَّيْلِ الآخِرُ وَدُبُرَ الصَّلَوَاتِ الْمَكْتُوبَاتِ ‏

Hazrat Abu Umamah Radiyallahu Anhu narrated: It was said: ‘O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), which supplication is most likely to be accepted?’ He said: ‘ The Dua made in the latter part of the night, and after the obligatory (Fard) prayers.’”~ Tirmidhi

In Dunya, when we ask a person several times for our needs, the person becomes frustrated and angry with us … but Allah Ta’ala never becomes angry with us when we ask of Him, no matter how many times we ask of Him!Therefore, one should continue knocking and begging at the door of Allah.

Sometimes, one may not see an immediate result of what he is supplicating, but after several times of earnest begging from Allah, HE opens His doors widely for him. Allah Ta’ala knows exactly when to open that door! The problem is, that we become hasty and very easily abandon Dua.

Be mindful of Allah in prosperity, and He will remember you in adversity.” ~  Tirmidhi

Allah tests our reliance on Him, and puts us through various ‘examinations’. That person who in times of prosperity, enjoys plentiful (good health, wealth, comfort), yet still engages in Dua and begs from Allah only, then Allah will most certainly help him, in his times of difficulty.

A Dua of a believer is never wasted. A person’s supplications are accepted as long as he does not demand things that are considered haram or sinful. If our dua is not accepted (in Dunya), then Allah Ta’ala, either turns away some evil that was going to inflict one; or Allah Ta’ala reserves its rewards for the hereafter. On the day of judgement when one sees the huge rewards one receives for his unanswered Dua’s, one will wish none of his Dua’s got accepted in Dunya! SubhanAllah!  So even if our Dua is not answered in this life we should hope for its rewards in the next.

A persons Dua is answered by Allah. There are however conditions for the acceptance of these Duas.

Some Pre-conditions for the Acceptance of Duas:

1. One may not ask for anything deemed sinful or Haraam.

2. Not being hasty in the acceptance of Duas … and then giving up making Dua.

3. Supplicate with an attentive and sincere heart.

4. Ensure that one’s Earnings are Halaal and one consumes only Halaal.

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Establishing Salaah

August 18, 2015

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عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، رضى الله عنهما قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم،

مِفْتَاحُ الْجَنَّةِ الصَّلاَةُ وَمِفْتَاحُ الصَّلاَةِ الْوُضُوءُ

Hazrat Jabir bin ‘Abdullah Radiyallahu Anhu narrated:  Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: The key to Paradise (Jannah) is Salaah, and the key to Salaah is Wudhu.

Islam is built on five pillars. After the Kalima, the next most important pillar of this structure of Deen, is Salaah. The implementation of Salaah becomes a great shield against sins and acts of disobedience. The very first A’mal (deed) concerning Huququllah (the rights of Allah), of which man will be questioned on the day of Qiyamah, will be Salaah.

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam had given a very stern warning regarding the person who abstains from performing Salaah. The Hadith mentions: “For the person who adheres to Salaah, on the Day of Resurrection, his Salaah will become a means of his Nur (light), Burhan (proof) and Najaat (salvation). And, for the person who discards it , there will be no Nur, no Burhan and no Najaat on that day. He will be (resurrected) with (evil ones like) Qaroon, Firoun, Hamaan and Ubay bin Khalaf”. [Ibn Hibban, Ahmed, Daarimi]

Hence we learn, that the one who fulfills the obligation of Salaat, will be immersed and surrounded by Noor (light) and glad tidings on the day of Qiyamah, BUT the one who discards this important pillar and foundation of Deen, will be in total darkness on that day and in the company of disbelievers.

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Be Mindful of Your Salaah

Hazrat Ali Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that  the final words of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam when departing from this world were :

الصَّلاَةَ الصَّلاَةَ اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ فِيمَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ “‏”
(Sunan Abu Dawud)

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam mentioned “  الصَّلاَةَ الصَّلاَةَ” … “As-Salaat , As-Salaat” twice … be mindful of your Salaah …  be mindful of your Salaah. Many are hasty in performing the postures of their Salaah. 

Therefore, one should guard his Salaah by :

● Performing Wudhu correctly

Performing the Salaah at its prescribed time and being punctual.

● Performing the Salaah with Khushu and Khudoo (concentration and devotion) and great care should be taken not to be heedless and negligent in carrying out of the various postures (Qaumah, Ruku, Sujood, etc) of the Salaah.​ Many people ​rush through their Salaah…they barely stand up erect for Qaumah, after making Ruku’, and rush down into Sujood.

● Making a concerted effort in perfecting the Faraa’idh (compulsory actions), Sunnan (Sunnah actions), Mustahabbat (desirable acts) and Aadaab (etiquettes) of Salaah.

● Not discarding one’s Salaah during the day due to work activities, and then at night, cover up and read Qadha of all the missed Salaah of that day, at home.. Rather, one should read one’s Salaah at its prescribed times.

Salaah teaches one discipline, and if the Salaah becomes correct, then all other A’maal (deeds and actions) will automatically become correct.

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Lectures at Musjid-e-Noor ~ Asherville ~ Durban ~ South Africa

August 14, 2015

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 13~08~15

August 13, 2015

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

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Masnoon Tasbeeh after Salaah

August 5, 2015

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Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1436 Programmes

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This simple Tasbihaat, if recited after every Fard Salaah and at night (before sleeping), reap tremendous rewards from Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. The Hadith of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam mentions :

عَنْ كَعْبِ بْنِ عُجْرَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏: مُعَقِّبَاتٌ لاَ يَخِيبُ قَائِلُهُنَّ – أَوْ فَاعِلُهُنَّ – ثَلاَثٌ وَثَلاَثُونَ تَسْبِيحَةً وَثَلاَثٌ وَثَلاَثُونَ تَحْمِيدَةً وَأَرْبَعٌ وَثَلاَثُونَ تَكْبِيرَةً فِي دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ

Hazrat Ka’b bin ‘Ujrah Radiyallahu Anhu reported: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said
“There are some words, the reciters of which will never be disappointed. These are:

 
Tasbih  سُبْحَانَ اللهِ 
saying ‘Subhan-Allah’ (Allah is free from imperfection), thirty-three times,
 
 
Tahmid الحَمْدُ لله
saying ‘Al-hamdu lillah’ (Praise be to Allah) thirty-three times

and

Takbir اللّهُ أَكْبَر
saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is Greatest) thirty-four times;

and these should be recited after the conclusion of every prescribed prayer.”
~ Muslim

and in a similar Hadith ….

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu Anhu reported :  Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said,: “Whoever glorifies Allah (says Subhaan Allah) thirty-three times immediately after each prayer, and praises Allah (says Al-hamdu Lillaah) thirty-three times, and magnifies Allah (says Allah hu akbar) thirty-three times, this makes ninety-nine, then to complete one hundred says Laa ilaaha ill-Allah wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god except Allah Alone, with no partner, His is the power and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things) ~ his sins will be forgiven even if they are like the foam of the sea.” ~ Muslim

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ The Great Rewards of Performing Whudu (Ablution)

August 2, 2015

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Wudhu is a means of purification of the body as well as a means of expiation of one’s minor sins.

عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عَفَّانَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

 مَنْ تَوَضَّأَ فَأَحْسَنَ الوُضُوءَ، خَرَجَتْ خَطَايَاهُ مِنْ جَسَدِهِ حَتَّى تَخْرُجَ مِنْ تَحْتِ أَظْفَارِهِ  ‏(‏‏‏رواه مسلم‏‏‏)‏‏ :

Hazrat ’Uthman bin ‘Affan Radiyallahu Anhu reported: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “He who performs the Wudhu’ perfectly (i.e., according to Sunnah), his sins will depart from his body, even from under his nails.” ~ Muslim

The Hadith mentions, whoever makes a “proper, correct , perfect” Wudhu, i.e. : He observes all the Faraa’idh (compulsory actions), Sunnan (Sunnah actions), Mustahabbat (desirable acts) and Aadaab (etiquettes) of Wudhu, then all his (minor) sins will be forgiven. Ulema explain : that ‘sins being forgiven’ refers to the ‘minor sins’ being forgiven … For major sins a person has to make sincere Taubah and Istighfaar.

In a similar Hadith, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam mentions, all his past minor sins are forgiven and even his future minor sins are forgiven!

On the day of Qiyamah, the Believers will be distinguished from others, by the  radiance on the limbs that were washed in Wudhu. These limbs will be shining and radiant (like ornaments and jewellery) because of the traces of Wudhu. Hence great care should be taken as not to leave any portion of the skin dry (during Wudhu).

عن أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قال: سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ

إِنَّ أُمَّتِي يُدْعَوْنَ يَوْمَ القِيَامَةِ غُرًّا مُحَجَّلِينَ مِنْ آثَارِ الوُضُوءِ، فَمَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ مِنْكُمْ أَنْ يُطِيلَ غُرَّتَهُ فَلْيَفْعَلْ

Hazrat ’Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu Anhu reported: I heard Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam saying: “On the Day of Resurrection, my followers (or Ummah) will be summoned ‘Al-Ghurr Al-Muhajjalun’ from the traces of Whudu’. Whoever can increase the area of his radiance should do so.” ~ Al-Bukhari

Dua to be Read after Whudu

عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏

مَنْ تَوَضَّأَ فَأَحْسَنَ الْوُضُوءَ ثُمَّ قَال :

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ التَّوَّابِينَ وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ ،

فُتِحَتْ لَهُ ثَمَانِيَةُ أَبْوَابِ الْجَنَّةِ يَدْخُلُ مِنْ أَيِّهَا شَاءَ ‏

Hazrat ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that : Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: ‘Whoever performs Whudu, making Whudu well, then says:

Ashhadu an la ilaha illallah, wahdahu la sharika lahu, wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan-abduhu wa rasuluhu, Allahummaj ‘alni minat tawwabina, waj’alni minal mutatahhireen

‘I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah Alone, there are no partners for Him. And I testify that Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is His servant and Messenger.
O Allah! Make me among the repentant, and make me among those who purify themselves.’

Then … the eight gates of Paradise are opened for him, he may enter by whichever of them wishes.”  ~ Tirmidhi


Whilst making wudhu, one should conscientize and remind oneself of the great rewards of performing this noble act of Ibaadah.

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