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5 Ways of Generating the Love of Allah Ta’ala into Our Hearts

September 11, 2016

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وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَشَدُّ حُبًّا لِّلَّهِ
But those who believe are stronger in love for Allah ~ Surah Al Baqarah 2:165

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5 Ways of Generating the Love of Allah Ta’ala into Our Hearts

1 • Abundant remembrance of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala through Zikrullah. The more a person makes the Zikr of Allah, the more HIS love increases in a persons heart.

2 •  Pondering over the innumerable Ni’mats (bounties) that Allah Ta’ala has bestowed upon us.

When one contemplates over the continuous bounties Allah has showered upon him, then the response to Allah would be, that one begins to love Allah, (his BENEFACTOR ) more and more …

3 • Keeping the company of the friends of Allah Ta’ala, in whose companionship, the effects of Allah Ta’ala’s Muhhabbat (love) is engendered into our hearts.

4 • Remaining in the obedience of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. The more one obeys his Beloved, the more his love  increases.

5 • Making Dua to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to instil HIS love into our heart.

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّىْ اَسْئَلُكَ حُبَّكَ وَ حُبَّ مَنْ يُّحِبُّكَ وحُبَّ عَمَلٍ يُّقَرِّبُ اِلى حُبِّكَ
Allahumma inni as-aluka hubbaka, wa hubba may-yuhibbuka, wa hubba ‘amalin yuqarribu ila hubbika

O Allah! I ask You for Your love and the love of those who love You, and for the love of every action which will bring me closer to Your love.

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 25~08~16

August 26, 2016

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 25~08~16

• Recitation of 40 Durood and Salaam Upon Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم

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The Harms of Sins

June 10, 2016

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HARMS OF SINS

by ~ Moulana Naeem Motala DB

Alhamdulillah, during the blessed month of Ramadaan, most Muslims make a concerted effort to abstain from sins. This is done in order to attain the Pleasure of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and in the hope of reaping the innumerable promised rewards of the Mubarak month. Whilst those who exercise self-restraint and avoid sinning, experience a Noor (light) entering the heart … those who are habitual and irresolute (attached to sinning), find themselves engulfed by the darkness of sin.(May Allah Taala protect us). While many try to give up sin, some believers succeed in doing so immediately and completely, whilst others struggle and give up sinning slowly (in increments) and with difficulty.

Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas Radiyallahu Anhu (an illustrious young Sahabi of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was once asked:

” رَجُلٌ كَثِيرُ الْعَمَلِ كَثِيرُ الذُّنُوبِ ، وَرَجُلٌ قَلِيلُ الْعَمَلِ قَلِيلُ الذُّنُوبِ ؟” 

Is a man who has performed very little Nafl Ibaadah (over and above his Fardh) and engaged in very few sins, (better) than the one who has performed many good deeds and just as many sins?

Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas Radiyallahu Anhu responded > “لا أَعْدِلُ بِالسَّلامَةِ شَيْئًا “

I can never equate anything to something which is free and void of sins ie. something which is safe from sins  ~ (Baihaqi)

Thus, one who engages in very little Nafl (optional) Ibaadah but is extremely cautious about engaging in sin cannot be compared to the one who is very punctual in Nafl Ibaadah, yet careless about engaging in sin. Whilst the former has earned the Pleasure of ALLAH Ta’ala through obedience and restraint, the latter has angered Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala by lack of concern and violation of major commands.

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has said :

“ام حَسِبَ الَّذِينَ اجْتَرَحُوا السَّيِّئَاتِ أَن نَّجْعَلَهُمْ كَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ أَمْ 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

Although we are all living in the same Dunya (world) and travelling toward the same Aakhirah (Hereafter) – those who perpetrate sins are not equal to those who believe and engage in righteous deeds.  The life and death of an evil sinner is not the same as the life and death of a righteous believer; nor will it ever be!

SINS ARE LIKENED TO THE EFFECTS OF POISON IN THE BODY

Allamah Ibnul Qayyim Rahmatullahi Alayh said:

أن المعاصي تُضعف القلب

“Innal ma’aasi thudh-‘iful quloob”
Sins weaken the heart.

When a person becomes defiant and persists in perpetrating sins, then that person’s desire for disobedience increases, the desire to repent decreases and is eventually removed from the heart completely. Sins weaken the heart and extract from a person the Iraadah of Taubah (intention of repenting). A time comes when his heart is so corroded and engulfed with sins, that the will and resolve of the heart is weakened, to the extent that the desire of turning to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala never enters a person. In reality, his heart becomes incapacitated and a Hijaab (veil), is put between him and Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. Thus, he becomes deprived of worshiping Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and is far removed from the Mercy and forgiveness of ALLAH. (May Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala protect us all)

Scholars have thus written that the effect of sins upon the heart is like that of poison upon the body. Just as poison kills a person, sins kill the heart.  When a person knows the harmful effects of a lethal poison he is very unlikely to consume it. Similarly, if one understands the extremely harmful effects of sins, one can make a sincere effort to refrain from engaging in them.

BE IT A KABEERAH (BIG) SIN OR A SAGHEERAH (SMALL) SIN

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَمُحَقَّرَاتِ الذُّنُوبِ فَإِنَّهُنَّ يَجْتَمِعْنَ عَلَى الرَّجُلِ حَتَّى يُهْلِكْنَهُ

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ud Radiyallahu Anhu reported that Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Beware of minor sins. Verily, they pile upon a man until he is destroyed.”~ (Musnad Ahmad)

A Mu’min (believer) should never look at how small or great a sin is. Rather, he should look at the Greatness and Might of the One whom he is disobeying … Almighty ALLAH!

Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas Radiyallahu Anhu had also mentioned : “Oh sinner! Do not feel safe from the evil consequence of sins”~(Al Hilya)

Many a times we feel that it is just a “minor” sin. Ulema and Scholars have after categorizing major and minor sins, clearly mentioned :

“لا تنظر إلى صغر المعصية، ولكن انظر إلى عظمة من عصيت”

Do not look at how small your sin may be, but consider the Greatness of the One you are disobeying. ~ Al-Baihaqee’s ‘Shu’abul Eemaan’ (5/430

At the time of transgressing the commands of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, if a person’s heart does not tremble out of the fear of Allah (who is constantly watching him), nor does he feel even a minute amount of shyness for the angels (who are witnessing the transgression), then that which comes along with the sin is greater (in evil) than the sin itself.

At the time of indulging in sin, a person is sometimes so caught up that he forgets that Allah sees him. In his deluded state, he feels some type of achievement or accomplishment as a result of having engaged in the sin. His ecstacy at being able to commit a certain sin blinds him to the consequences and his potential outcome on the day of Qiyamah! We are all aware that sins are punishable but are somehow so deluded and relaxed about it, that we think nothing is going to happen!

In more extreme cases, a person sometimes becomes sad when the opportunity of committing a sin is lost! He exhibits remorse at missing the prospect of disobeying Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala! Further, when he is committing the sin, the type of fear that overcomes him is not fear for Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, but fear that people might catch him red-handed! Verily one has to be a servant and slave of only Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and not anyone or anything else.

When indulging in sin, such a person’s heart is enveloped in Qillatul Haya (having very little modesty) and it is not disturbed by his forgetfulness of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. The person is unmoved by his forgetfulness of the ONE Who created him – the ONE who provides for, nourishes, sustains, cares for and helps him. Such a person is blinded to the innumerable bounties from Allah Ta’ala and steeped in His disobedience. Certainly, this is not the character of a Mu’mim!

Hadhrat Wahab Radiyallahu Anhu narrates in a Hadith-e-Qudsi that ALLAH Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala said to Bani Israeel :

” اني اذا اطعت رضيت واذا رضيت باركت وليس لبركتي نهاية واني اذا عصيت غضبت واذا غضبت لعنت ولعنتي تبلغ السابع من الولد.”

“O my Bandah (Servants)! When I am Obeyed, I become pleased; when I become pleased I grant Barakah. When I am disobeyed, I become Wrathful and I curse (the disobedient ones). The effect of My La’nat (Curse) extends to seven generations.”~ (Ahmad)

A person who is sinful and who habitually disobeys Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, will thus suffer a life of wretchedness and misery. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is MOST Merciful and continuously overlooks sins and gives us countless opportunities to make amends; but when a person persists in sin, then Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala becomes SO Angry that He curses! … And the curse of AllahSubhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is so severe, that it extends for several generations!

THE ABOUNDING MERCY OF ALLAH SUBHAANAHU WA TA’ALA DESPITE OUR DISOBEDIENCE

No matter how much and how great our sins may seem, the vast and abounding Mercy of Allah knows no limits.

A bedouin once entered the Musjid of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. When the Salaah terminated, he cried out from behind the Sahabah (RA):

“اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْنِي وَمُحَمَّدًا وَلاَ تَرْحَمْ مَعَنَا احدا”
Allahummar Hamni Wa Muhammada Wa la Tarham Ma’ana ahada : Oh Allah! Have mercy on me and on Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and do not have mercy on anyone else

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam turned towards him and said: >”‏ لَقَدِ احْتَظَرْتَ وَاسِعًا”

You have narrowed (constricted) something that is vast” ie : the Mercy of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

Rasullulah  Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam further explained that Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has divided His Mercy into one hundred parts, of which He retained ninety-nine parts and sent down only one part to earth.

Through the one percent of Mercy that Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has sent down in the world, every living being (mankind, Jinn, animals and insects) all display Muhabbah (mutual love, compassion and kindness for one another), and through it, even wild animals care for their young. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has held back the remaining ninety-nine percent of His Mercy for His slaves on the day of Qiyamah! There is no doubt, that the Mercy of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is vast and Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will definitely forgive us, provided we sincerely seek His forgiveness.

TURNING TO ALLAH SUBHAANAHU WA TA’ALA WITH TAUBAH AND ISTIGHFAAR ERASES SINS

In another Hadith narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiallahu Anhu, RasulullahSallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said :

كُلُّ أَمَّتِى مُعَافًى إِلاَّ الْمُجَاهِرِينَ ، وَإِنَّ مِنَ الْمَجَانَةِ أَنْ يَعْمَلَ الرَّجُلُ بِاللَّيْلِ عَمَلاً ، ثُمَّ يُصْبِحَ وَقَدْ سَتَرَهُ اللَّهُ ، فَيَقُولَ يَا فُلاَنُ عَمِلْتُ الْبَارِحَةَ كَذَا وَكَذَا ، وَقَدْ بَاتَ يَسْتُرُهُ رَبُّهُ وَيُصْبِحُ يَكْشِفُ سِتْرَ اللهِ عَنْهُ

“Every one of my followers will be forgiven except those who expose (openly) their wrongdoings. An example of this is that of a man who commits a sin at night which Allah has covered for him, and in the morning, he would say (to people) “I committed such and such sin last night,” while Allah had kept it a secret. During the night Allah had covered it up, but in the morning this sinner tears up the ‘cover’ provided by Allah, himself.” ~ Al-Bukhari

Regrettably, we have become very brazen and bold in committing sins openly! When a person indulges in sins, he does not realise the numerous harms and misfortune those sins generate.

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, out of His Infinite Grace, Kindness and Mercy, conceals and hides the sins of the Mujaahiroon (those bold sinners who commit sinful acts privately and then announce them shamelessly). Nobody had seen him committing a sin, but this foolish person, goes out in the morning and tears the veil placed by Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala concealing the sin from the eyes of the public and society. Essentially, the person ‘brags’ about the very sin which Allah Ta’ala had concealed for him at night. 

When the heart has reached such a low state, then it eventually becomes diseased and weakened and the person will see ‘falsehood as truth’ and ‘truth as falsehood’. Due to his diseased heart he will find flaws in the Hadith and Sunnah, and will be blinded to the sublime way of life of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. The heart actually experiences a change called Khasful Qalb: It sinks lower and lower and becomes debased causing a person to bask in sins. The person will be constantly engaged in clubbing, drinking alchohol, womanizing, gambling and viewing pornography. Sins will manifest in every limb of his body and he will take pleasure remaining immersed in a filthy and immoral life.

When this connection with Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is broken through engaging in a multitude of sins, then a person is overcome with the reality of Wahsha (estrangement): when one feels forlorn and wretched and that special contact with Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is completely lost. Because he has forgotten Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, in turn, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala ignores him. When the soul goes down this dark path, there is no comfort or enjoyment in life, nor enjoyment in one’s Ibaadah. 

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala  mentioned (in the Quran) :

نَسُوا اللَّهَ فَنَسِيَهُمْ

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

A person who saved himself from sins in this world deeming nothing to be minor – but rather – out of worry and concern, imagined all sins as major, will earn the Mercy of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala on the day of Qiyamah. On the opposite end of the spectrum, one who is a Faasiq/Faajir (open sinner) and thinks nothing of his sins (major or minor) faces destruction on the Day of Qiyamah. The former is like one who sees every sin as a huge mountain hovering over his head, threatening to crush him, whilst the latter sees every sin as a harmless, minuscule insect which can bring no harm. Foolish indeed is the Faasiq!

Whilst sins are dangerous and lead to destruction, in many instances, the person may have fallen into sin due to misguidance, error, or negligence. Thus it is not appropriate to look down upon a sinner with pride and contempt. One should make abundant Shukr to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala for protection from falling into that sin and also for concealing whatever sins one has committed!

One can always escape the shackles of sins and be free through sincere repentance. The doors of Taubah are widely open to any person who turns to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, till before he leaves this world. It is open right until the soul reaches the throat (at the time of death). The Mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is not restricted, and nobody should despair of receiving it. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will accept the Taubah of every person provided that it is sincere. However great the sin is, it is not greater than the Mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala!

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10 POINT SUMMARY

1 – Abstaining from sin brings Noor in the heart, whereas habitually engaging in sin steeps ones heart in darkness.

2- Engaging in sins increasing the propensity for sinning and decreasing the propensity for repentance – sins are therefore like a poison which kills the heart.

3- Do not be careless about minor sins for they pile up quickly and lead to destruction.

4- Do not look at whether a sin is minor or major but rather look at the Greatness and Might of the ONE Who is being disobeyed: ALLAH Subhaanahu WA Ta’ala 

5- The anger and curse of ALLAH Ta’ala upon the shameless habitual sinner may affect generations to come.

6- ALLAH Ta’ala is Most Merciful and loves to forgive the sinner who turns to HIM in sincere repentance.

7- The Mercy of ALLAH Ta’ala is infinitely vast – and of all HIS Mercy only 1% has reached the Earth and 99% is reserved for the Aakhira.

8 – Persistence in sins causes a veil to be drawn over the heart preventing one from repentance, forgiveness, enjoyment in life.

9- It is inappropriate to look down upon a sinner – it is best to make Shukr for being saved from such sins.

10- The doors of Taubah are always open right till mauth and ALLAH Subhaanahu WA Ta’ala accepts the sincere repentance of every person who turns to HIM. No matter how great the sin, the MERCY of ALLAH is undoubtedly far Greater.

 

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Zikr Majlis ~ Avondale Mussallah 5~11~15

November 6, 2015

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«ألا وإن في الجسد مضغة: إذا صلحت صلح الجسد كله، وإذا فسدت فسد الجسد كله، ألا وهي القلب »

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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 (indeed) the heart.” ~ Al-Bukhari

Zikr Majlis ~ Avondale Mussallah ~ Durban ~ South Africa : 5~11~15

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 15~10~15

October 15, 2015

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

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 1~10~15

October 1, 2015

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 1~10~15

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

• Zikrullah •  Dua

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فَٱذۡكُرُونِىٓ أَذۡكُرۡكُمۡ
So remember Me; I will remember you ~ Surah Baqarah 2:152

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Masnoon Tasbeeh after Salaah

August 5, 2015

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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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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 30~07~15

July 31, 2015

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

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 28~05~15

May 28, 2015

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor  28~05~15

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

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Sicknesses and Calamities ~ A Blessing from Allah

May 19, 2015

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 وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ

 … but give good tidings to the patient ~ Surah Al Baqarah 2:155

Sicknesses and Calamities ~ A Blessing from Allah

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Verily, In the Remembrance of Allah, do Hearts find Rest

April 26, 2015

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أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest

Surat Ar-Ra`d ~ 13:28

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 20~11~14

November 21, 2014

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فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَاتَكْفُرُونِ


” Remember me, and I will remember you.” (2:152)

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 20~11~14

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 13~11~14

November 15, 2014

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لاَ يَزَالُ لِسَانُكَ رَطْبًا مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘Always keep your tongue moist with the remembrance (Zikr) of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.’ Sunan Ibn Majah

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 6~11~14

November 7, 2014

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“Everything (rusted) has a Polish;

and the polish of the heart is Zikrullah” ~ Bukhari

Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor ~ 6~11~14

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5 Ways of Generating the Love of Allah Ta’ala into Our Hearts

September 24, 2014

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وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَشَدُّ حُبًّا لِّلَّهِ

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

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1 • Abundant remembrance of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala through Zikrullah. The more a person makes the Zikr of Allah, the more HIS love increases in a persons heart.

2 •  Pondering over the innumerable Ni’mats (bounties) that Allah Ta’ala has bestowed upon us.
When one contemplates over the continuous bounties Allah has showered upon him, then the response to Allah would be, that one begins to  love Allah, (his BENEFACTOR ) more and more …

3 • Keeping the company of the friends of Allah Ta’ala, in whose companionship, the effects of Allah Ta’ala’s muhhabbat (love) is engendered into our hearts.

4 • Remaining in the obedience of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. The more one obeys his Beloved, the more his love  increases.

5 • Making Dua to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to instil HIS love into our heart.

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّىْ اَسْئَلُكَ حُبَّكَ وَ حُبَّ مَنْ يُّحِبُّكَ وحُبَّ عَمَلٍ يُّقَرِّبُ اِلى حُبِّكَ

Allahumma inni as-aluka hubbaka, wa hubba may-yuhibbuka, wa hubba ‘amalin yuqarribu ila hubbika.

O Allah! I ask You for Your love and the love of those who love You, and for the love of every action which will bring me closer to Your love.

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Rekindle your Imaan with the Blessings of Zikrullah

September 14, 2014

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وَالذَّاكِرِينَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَالذَّاكِرَاتِ


… and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so ~ Surah Al Ahzaab 33:35

Making Shukr to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

When somebody is kind to you and bestows favours upon you, then it is common courtesy that you should thank the person. When you thank the person, he becomes happy and waits for another chance to bestow some other favour upon you, because he sees that you have appreciated the gift he has given you.

Similarly, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, who is the true Bestower of favours, when we thank HIM for the innumerable favours that He has bestowed upon us, HE becomes happy.
The Quraan explains that if you show gratitude to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, He will become pleased with you, and He will increase you in the Ni’mat’s (bounties) ….

ۗ وَإِن تَشْكُرُوا يَرْضَهُ لَكُمْ

And if you are grateful, He is pleased therewith for you ~ Surah Az Zumar 39:7

and …

ۖ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ

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

These are two great benefits of making Shukr to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala :

• Allah becomes happy
• Allah will increase you in the Ni’mats He has given you

We should therefore make immense Shukr when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala choses us to sit in gatherings of Zikr, wherein we rekindle our Imaan. We are given the Taufeeq (ability) and opportunity to take the name of Allah, or at least hear the name of Allah been taken. What a great Ni’mat (bounty) this is!

Moulana Rumi RA mentioned a story of a man who was deceived by Shaytaan. After so many years of making Zikrullah and taking the name of Allah, saying “Allah Allah Allah” … Shaytaan told him, “No response has come from Allah? Allah has not told you “Labbayk” after all this time? Did you hear any answer from Allah? “ …

The man then said : “Yes, i have been saying Allah Allah Allah and not once has Allah said Labbayk … Oh my servant I am present! What is it that you require?” … So he stopped making the Zikr of Allah … He was immediately admonished. He saw a dream in which he was shown that he had indeed been answered by Allah all the time …The fact that he was able to take the name of Allah a second time, a third time, a fourth time, a fifth time and several times after, was a clear indication that Allah had accepted the previous Zikr that he had made.

So the fact that we get Taufeeq of sitting again and again in gatherings of Zikr, is a sign (Insha`Allah) that Allah has accepted the previous gathering of  Zikr. May Allah give us the Taufeeq of making Zikr right till we leave this world.

A Hadith states :

Hazrat Abdullah Bin Bisr RA narrated that a villager came to the Holy Court of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam and asked, “Which man is the best?” Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said, “It is the good-fortune of that person whose life is long and his deeds are good.” He asked, “Ya Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam!  Which deed is the best?” Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said,“Your tongue be wet with Zikr of Allah when you part from this world.” ~ Tirmidhi

Benefits and Blessings of Zikrullah

1) Zikr keeps away Shaytaan and weakens his strength. When a person takes the name of Allah, it repels Shaytaan.

2)  Zikr is the means of attaining Almighty Allah Ta’ala’s pleasure. When Shaytaan is repelled, then the Zaakir who is taking the name of Allah, pleases Allah …

3) Zikr relieves the mind from anxieties and worries. When a person that is stressed and has worries, sits in the Majlis of Zikr, he automatically feels de-stressed. All the anguish seems to disappear when he takes the name of Allah and his heart becomes stronger and happier.

4) Zikr produces joy and happiness in the heart.

5) Zikr strengthens the body and mind.

6) Zikr brightens the face and heart. When a person makes the Zikr of Allah, he strengths his heart and his face will also be brightened. A Zaakir who makes Zikr for long periods of time, besides his heart becoming illuminated, the effects of the Zikr comes onto his face and his eyes. The Zikr of Allah brings Noor on a persons face.

7) Zikr nourishes the soul. Just as food nourishes our bodies, Zikrullah nourishes our soul. A person who is not constant with the Zikr of Allah is keeping his soul in an impoverished condition. The soul, then becomes hungry and is not nourished correctly. Just as a person who suffers ill-health when he eats unhealthy food, one is not going to be a spiritually healthy person when he does not receive the appropriate spiritual nourishment.

8) Zikr involves Muraaqabah (meditation) through which one reaches the stage of Ihsaan, wherein a person worships Almighty Allah Ta’ala as if he is actually seeing Him.

9)  Zikr helps a person to turn to Allah.

10) Zikr is the key to the nearness of Almighty Allah Ta’ala. The more abundant the Zikr, the more one will get nearer to Allah Ta’ala.

Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA)narrated that  Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said, “Allah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala says when a person moves his lips for Zikr of Allah, I am with him.” ~ Bukhari

11) Zikr opens the doors of realization (Ma’arifat) of Allah Ta’ala.

12) Zikr of Allah Ta’ala causes one to be remembered the court of Allah Ta’ala, as the Quraan states:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَاتَكْفُرُونِ
 ” Remember me, and I will remember you.” (2:152)

13) Zikr cleanses the heart of its rust. It has been mentioned; everything rusts according to its nature; and to purify it, Zikr is necessary.

14) Zikr saves a person from the Azaab of Allah. It is a means of deliverance from Allah Ta’ala’s punishment.

15) Zikr causes Allah Ta’ala’s peace and mercy to descend, and the Angels surround the person engaged in Zikr.

16) Zikr will save one from despair on the Day of Judgement. This is confirmed by one of the Ahâdith which says that the gathering devoid of Allah Ta’ala’s Zikr will cause sorrow and regret on that Day.

17) Zikr causes the plants and trees of Paradise to grow.

Kayfiyat and Zikrullah

Many times we want to experience some type of Kayfiyat (feeling) when making Zikrullah. This can be dangerous sometimes, because a person may develop pride when experiencing those feelings and may then perceive himself to be very pious …

Hence the Mashaa’ikh emphasize that we should, never be concerned about Kayfiyat, as this is not the Maqsood (objective) of Zikr. The purpose of Zikr is to cleanse our hearts and bring Allah into our hearts …

If one does not feel any special type of enjoyment, one should not feel dejected or low … One should continue making the Zikr of Allah … We have heard the blessings of Zikr, and its many great benefits which brings us closer and closer to Allah Ta’ala … and that is our objective.

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The Abounding Mercy of Allah Ta’ala and a Recipe for Combating Depression

September 3, 2014

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In Surah Al-Fatir :

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, after Praising Himself (and Only Allah deserves all Praise and is worthy of all Praise), mentions :

مَّا يَفْتَحِ اللَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ مِن رَّحْمَةٍ فَلَا مُمْسِكَ لَهَا ۖ وَمَا يُمْسِكْ فَلَا مُرْسِلَ لَهُ مِن بَعْدِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

Whatever Allah grants to people of mercy  – none can withhold it;
and whatever He withholds – none can release it thereafter. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise
~ Surah Al’Fatir 35:2

When Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala opens His doors of Mercy, then there can be no person that can hold back that Mercy from coming down… no person in the world, no person on the earth, no being (Angel or jinn) in the skies, can hold back that Mercy from coming upon that person. And, when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, withholds that Mercy from coming down upon any person, then nobody can bring that Mercy down.

• All Power and Qudrat (Might) lies with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala alone.

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In another verse :

 لَا يَعْزُبُ عَنْهُ مِثْقَالُ ذَرَّةٍ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَلَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا أَصْغَرُ مِن ذَٰلِكَ وَلَا أَكْبَرُ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ

Not hidden from Him is an atom’s weight within the heavens or within the earth or [what is] smaller than that or greater, except that it is in a clear register ~ Surah Saba 34:3

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala’s knowledge is All-Encompassing and Infinite. A tiny particle, be it in the earth, above the earth, below the earth, above the skies, between the skies and the earth, no matter how big, no matter how small is all recorded in a Book and in the knowledge of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …Nothing is hidden from Allah.

Man may need a binoculars, or a microscope to see tiny particles, but Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala requires none of these. Even the thoughts that run through our mind … the thoughts that are contained in our heart … the evil thoughts and intentions that go through our mind, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is well aware of them all.

• We are all dependant upon Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

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Allah has conferred a title upon all of us. Allah has called us Fuqaraa (beggars).

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions :

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ إِلَى اللَّهِ ۖ وَاللَّهُ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ

O mankind, you are those in need of Allah, while Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy ~ Surah Fatir 35:15

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says, Oh people, every single one of you are beggars. You are totally dependant upon Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. But Allah Himself is  Al-Ghani (Independent), and Al-Hameed (full of Praise). Allah does not need our praises. Allah has many other creation of His to praise Him. He has Angels to Praise Him …

The Riwayaat (Narrations of Hadith) mention that from the time Allah created certain Angels, some are in the Ruku (bowing) position (reading the tasbeeh of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala), others in Sujood (prostration), some in the Qiyaam (standing) position … Allah is infact not even in need of these Angels to praise him!

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions :

وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلَّا يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَلَٰكِن لَّا تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورًا

And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving
~ Surah Isra ~ 17:44

Every single thing that Allah has created Glorifies HIM and makes HIS Tasbeeh, but man will not understand their Praises of Allah. Allah does not need anyone to Praise Him. Allah is absolutely Independent! We require Allah every second of our life … And therefore we should make Dua to Allah to bless us with His Mercy.

Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel RA, gave a very simple example saying that in the month of Ramdaan, the mercies of Allah begin descending like torrential rains. We do not have the type of hearts to ‘see’ those mercies descending, because of our sins. Everyone goes out with buckets to fill his bucket with water, but, one person decides to go out with his bucket turned upside down. He will deprive himself and never fill that bucket with any water. Similarly, Allah’s Mercy comes down like torrential rains … Let us not deprive ourselves of this Mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …

All of us know deep down what sins we have committed. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is so kind and so Sattaar (concealing) that He hides our faults and does not expose us. In the time of the Bani Israeel, if any person committed a sin at night, then the following morning, it would be written on his front door, that last night this person has committed such and such sin …. Allah has not done this to the Ummat of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. We commit sins and Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala hides those sins. Allah looks for opportunities to forgive us! When we make Taubah and Istighfaar, Allah completely washes away those sins. We sin again and again and Allah repeatedly hides those sins from mankind … We make Taubah and Allah washes it away again and again … Allah continues to be so Kareem, so Merciful.

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A RECIPE FOR COMBATING DEPRESSION

Allama Aalusi RA, (in his Tafsir of the Qur’an, Ruh al-Ma’ani) mentions a remedy/recipe for all those who suffer from depression, distress, anxiety, fear, and various worries of Dunya. All of us (professionals and the ordinary laymen), go through different worries. Peoples natures differ … some people become extremely stressed and anxious. They become overwhelmed with worries, fears etc …

So he mentions that : “Every morning he contemplates on four verses of the Quraan Shareef, and through the blessings of these verses, Allah removes all his worries and gives him such strength and conviction in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, that he does not bother about anything thereafter” …

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* These verses are :

1

مَّا يَفْتَحِ اللَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ مِن رَّحْمَةٍ فَلَا مُمْسِكَ لَهَا ۖ وَمَا يُمْسِكْ فَلَا مُرْسِلَ لَهُ مِن بَعْدِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
Whatever Allah grants to people of mercy- none can withhold it; and whatever He withholds – none can release it thereafter. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise
~ Surah Fatir 35:2

Whatever Mercy Allah opens and sends down… there can be no person that can withhold that Mercy from coming down; and when Allah decides to hold back that Mercy then there can be nobody that can force it down … If this is the decision of my Allah, then I am happy. If i am going to be prosperous today, then it is the Mercy of Allah and if Allah is going to hold back His Mercy, then there is no need for me to become distressed.

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2

وَإِن يَمْسَسْكَ اللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ فَلَا كَاشِفَ لَهُ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ وَإِن يُرِدْكَ بِخَيْرٍ فَلَا رَادَّ لِفَضْلِهِ ۚ يُصِيبُ بِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ
And if Allah should touch you with adversity, there is no remover of it except Him; and if He intends for you good, then there is no repeller of His bounty. He causes it to reach whom He wills of His servants. And He is the Forgiving, the Merciful
~ Surah Yunus 10:107

When Allah sends some pain or suffering upon anyone, then there is no person who can remove that harm and pain from him, besides Allah. If Allah decides Khayr (good) for any person then nobody can repel that good. No power can repel that good because Allah has decreed good for that person. And Allah is most powerful.

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3

إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease
~ Surah Ash-Sharh ~ 94:6

After every difficulty, there is always ease and comfort. Many people go through some challenges in life and when it seems as though it is just increasing and not decreasing, they begin to lose hope. They become frustrated …

However, in reality, Allah loves those whom He tests. Ambiya AS encountered the most difficult tests, and then those after them who were close to Allah faced difficulties in life.
Remember, after every difficulty there must be an opening … This is the promise of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala does not send tests upon tests and gives one no comfort or relief whatsoever. We sometimes feel that these difficulties are coming in succession, yet we don’t ponder and reflect that there were indeed intervals of ease that we enjoyed as well, which we overlook and take no notice of. Perhaps one may have experienced some financial difficulty or ill health, BUT was also able to breathe, see, hear and move one’s limbs….

Allah Ta’ala Tests Those Who HE Loves:

An example : A father loves his child most dearly … and this child wants a sweet or chocolate from the father … The father will give it to him…..But before he gives it to him, he picks up the chocolate higher and higher and makes the child jump for it. The child is desperate for the chocolate and tries to jump higher .. But after a while, the child’s face changes colour and is almost tearing. It  tries again harder and harder to aim and reach for the chocolate. Then suddenly the child bursts into tears and begins to scream and cry …The father feels pity  and then quickly gives the child the chocolate …

Similarly, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala loves us and does the same to us. We have read in the Quraan and Hadith, about how loving Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is and how Allah loves every single one of us. We all require to have hope in the mercy of Allah. Tests will prevail … but there is always ease thereafter. After every difficulty must come ease and we are required to put all our hopes in Allah.

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وَمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ رِزْقُهَا وَيَعْلَمُ مُسْتَقَرَّهَا وَمُسْتَوْدَعَهَا ۚ كُلٌّ فِي كِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ
And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision, and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register ~ Surah Hud ~ 11:6

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has taken it upon Himself to sustain and feed His Makhlooq (Creation), whether it is a human being, animal, jinn, insect, bird. Of course, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala wants us to make an effort and acquire our sustenance in a halaal way.  After making a halaal effort, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala will most assuredly grant us halaal rozi (sustenance). So, there is no need for stress that will ultimately lead us to depression.

• Whatever is allotted to you will most definitely be yours.

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If a person ponders over these “four verses”, he will discover that it is a prescription/ recipe from all types of Depression Insha-Allah.

… Why should one stress then?

Beg from Allah and place our reliance only upon Him!

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Characteristics of the Successful Believers ~ Surah Al-Mu’minoon

August 24, 2014

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Characteristics of the Successful Believers ~ Surah Al-Mu’minoon

EXTRACTED from a Tafseer Lesson of Moulana Naeem Motala SB

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
“Successful indeed are the believers”

الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي صَلَاتِهِمْ خَاشِعُونَ
“Those who offer their Salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness.”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُونَ
“And those who turn away from false, futile, vain talk, evil”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِلزَّكَاةِ فَاعِلُونَ
“And those who pay the Zakaat.”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِفُرُوجِهِمْ حَافِظُونَ
“And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)”

إِلَّا عَلَىٰ أَزْوَاجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ
“Except from their wives or what their right hands possess (their slaves), for then, they are free from blame”

فَمَنِ ابْتَغَىٰ وَرَاءَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْعَادُونَ
“But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِأَمَانَاتِهِمْ وَعَهْدِهِمْ رَاعُونَ
“Those who are faithfully true to their Amaanat ( trusts etc.) and to their covenants”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَوَاتِهِمْ يُحَافِظُونَ
“And those who strictly guard their (five compulsory) Salaat”

أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْوَارِثُونَ
“These are indeed the inheritors”.
الَّذِينَ يَرِثُونَ الْفِرْدَوْسَ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
“Who shall inherit the Firdaus (Paradise). They shall dwell therein forever.”

[Surah Al Muminoon]

A Brief Explanation of the Verses 

The word أَفْلَحَ ‘Aflaha’ means successful.

Mufassireen (commentators) have explained that the true meaning of ‘Falaah’ is when a person reaches the epitome of success, ie in every facet of his life, every action of his life, every movement of his life, he is absolutely successful and he encounters no hardship or loss whatsoever. This true and complete Success, can ONLY be achieved in Jannah where a person has no pain, no suffering, no fatigue, no hunger, ie in “Darus Salaam” (The House of Peace). However, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala does give the Believers some solace, comfort and some type of victory and success in this world as well…..

The Sahaba RadhiyAllahu Anhum report, that when sitting around Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, at certain times Jibraeel (AS) would come down with Wahi. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would remain silent for some time. A very beautiful sound could be heard, which was similar to the ‘buzzing or humming of bees’. So, on one occasion when this happened, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam then turned towards the Qibla and made a Dua :

اللَّهُمَّ زِدْنَا وَلَا تَنْقُصْنَا، وَأَكْرِمْنَا وَلَا تُهِنَّا، وَأَعْطِنَا وَلَا تَحْرِمْنَا، وَآثِرْنَا وَلَا تُؤْثِرْ عَلَيْنَا، وَأرْضِنَا وَارْضَ عَنَّا
Allahumma zidna wa la tanqusna, wa akrimna wa la tuhinna, wa a’atina wa la tahrimna wa athirna wa la tu’thir ‘alayna, wa ardhina wardha ‘anna

“O Allah! Increase us (in Your Blessings) and do not decrease us, honour us and do not disgrace us, bestow upon us [from Your Bounties] and do not deprive us, give us preference over others and not others over us, and make us satisfied and be pleased with us.” ~ (Tirmidhi)

and then Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Ten verses (of Surah Al Mu’minoon) were revealed to me now, via Jibraeel AS, from Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, and whoever abides by these verses, he shall enter Jannah … These are: ‘Successful indeed are the believers…….‘{until the completion of these Ayaat (23:1-10).}

Sayyida A’isha RadhiyAllahu Anha was once asked: “ What was the character of the Prophet Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam? She replied: His character was the Quraan”~ (Sahih Muslim) … and then she recited these first ten verses of Surah Al Mu’minoon.

In some Riwayaat (narrations of Hadith), it is mentioned that when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala created Jannatul Adan (Garden of Eternity), then HE told Jannah, : “Speak!”. Jannah then mentioned : 

 “قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ” 
Successful indeed are the Believers

Who are the True and Successful Believers?

The Noble traits of the Mu’minoon mentioned are :

1. Those who are Khashi’oon (those who possess Khushoo) with their Salaat (prayers)

Most of the Mufassireen have explained, the word Khashi’oon as : those who are ‘still’ in their Salaah; they do not shake around in Salaah; they have full concentration in Salaah; they are devoted and dedicated in their Salaah; their eyes are fixed on the place of Sajdah.
It is mentioned that in the beginning some of the Sahaba RadhiyAllahu Anhum, as they were reading Salaah, they would look towards the sky but when these verses were revealed they immediately began keeping their gaze fixed on the place of Sajdah. 

Ulema explain that if a person’s heart has devotion and concentration in Allah, and is able to ponder over the meanings of the verses as he is reciting, then the rest of his limbs will also develop this concentration and this type of Khushoo will come easily into a person.

How do we develop this Khushoo? 

We should read alot of Nafl Salaah, and try our level best to concentrate on what we are reciting when standing before Allah Ta’ala. In the beginning of our Salaah we have some concentration, but towards the end, our minds wander. Maintaining this concentration throughout is difficult, but we should make a concerted effort to atleast concentrate on the “meanings of the verses” that are being recited, or at least have this feeling that we are standing before our Allah Ta’ala in Ibaadah. We should endeavour to perfect this Salaah and develop this quality of Khushoo.

Salaah is not a ritual or some ordinary practice, rather it is something that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala himself has ordained for us. It is a time when we ‘connect’ to Allah. Just as we display good manners and etiquettes infront of our boss or during a job interview and we ensure that everything is 110% in order, similarly in Salaah we should realise that we are standing before Allah Ta’ala. …The King of Kings!

If our minds wander aimlessly during Salaat or to our businesses and other  activities in our lives, then we will not be able to develop this type of Khashiyat in our Salaah.

2. Those who turn away from ‘Laghw’

These are those people who move away from all futile things.
Unlike the Believers, the disbelievers are heedless of the day of Qiyamah, because they are involved in frivolous pursuits and futile activities. A Believer is not such, but moves away from futile activities and places of Haraam useless entertainment.

3. And those who discharge their Zakaat

Some Ulema say that this verse was revealed in a Makki Surah, whereas Zakaat became compulsory in Madinah. The essence of what they explain is that the Sahaba (RA) were already ordained to discharge Zakaat in Makkah, but a fixed amount was not incumbent then. It was only ordained later in Madina.  

Others have taken the explanation to be, not “Zakaat of Maal” (purification of wealth), but the purification of the heart and soul. 
As Allah Taala states in another verse:

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّىٰ
Indeed whosoever purifies himself shall achieve success 87:14 ~ Surah Al ‘Ala

In this verse, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala talks about the purity of our wealth as well as the purity of our hearts

4. And those who protect their Private Parts

These people protect their chastity and do not commit Zinna (fornication). One should control his desires. We are human beings and are created with desires. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has given us permission and has commanded us to satisfy our desires with our pure spouses and our legal slaves (in previous times permission was granted to a master and his slave girl to have intercourse). But, beyond your halaal wife and legal slave, those who seek to gratify their sexual desires or have relationships with somebody else, that is not legal for them.

Also, there are occasions when your legal wife cannot fulfil your desires, eg: Haidh (Menses), Nifaas (Post Partum period) … Intercourse during these occasions will not be permissible.

Similarly, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has made homosexuality Haraam (prohibited) and it is against the natural inclination (fitrah) which Allah has placed in man. Imaam Shafee’e RA has mentioned that the prohibition of masturbation is deduced from this verse as well.

A person should at all times, save himself from Zinna.

5. And those who are faithfully true to their Amanaah (trusts) and to their covenants

These people are those who when entrusted with something, they do not breach that trust. If someone has entrusted them with anything, they are mindful about it.  They safeguard and protect those trusts. And, when they make a promise or take a pledge, they are true to their word. Whatever Amaanat (trust) has been given to them, they are not carefree and do not abuse the usage of those things. Many times we make a promise to some person and we do not meet those promises. This is not the true ettiquette of a Believer.

6. And those who strictly guard their (five compulsory Salaat ) at their fixed stated hours

For a person who is a true believer, Salaah is fundamental. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions Salaah in the beginning of these ten verses and again at the end. Those who are protective over their Salaah; are mindful about the times of their Salaah……. they do not delay their Salaah. They continously have the concern … “What time is Azaan?” “What time is Jamaat?” “I must not miss my Salaah”. Their minds are continuously concerned about their Salaah. Amongst the A’amaal (deeds) of a person, the very first thing one will be questioned on the day of Qiyamah (Judgement) will be Salaah.

May Allah help us establish Salaah in our lives.

7. These are indeed the inheritors who shall inherit the Firdaus, they shall dwell therein forever.”

These believers, whose qualities have been mentioned, are the inheritors of the perpetual and eternal Jannatul Firdaus. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said that when you make Dua for Jannah, ask for Jannatul Firdaus (the highest level of Jannah whose roof is the Arsh of Allah).

These qualities are of a true Mu’min.

May Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq and Hidayah of trying to bring these beautiful qualities into our lives and may HE make us the Heirs of Jannatul Firdaus.


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The Importance of Having a Good Akhlaaq

June 9, 2014

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The Importance of a Having Good Akhlaaq

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ
And indeed, you are of a great moral character ~ Surah Al Qalam 68:4

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PART ONE ~ AKHLAAQ

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The Zaakir Amidst the Ghaafileen

May 30, 2014

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يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللَّـهَ ذِكْرًا كَثِيرًا
O you who believe! Remember Allah in abundance ~ Al-Ahzaab 33:41

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The Zaakir is one who’s heart is alive with abundant Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala … By remaining in the perpetual remembrance of Allah, one gains the proximity and Ma’rifat of Allah. He is always conscious of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala …

And, the Ghafileen are those who are neglectful of the Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. They have become totally heedless and oblivious of Allah. Their heart becomes dead without the remembrance of Allah, and, is likened to a helpless dead corpse…

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Hadeeth

Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said :

“The one who remembers Allah among those who forget Him, is like 
a warrior behind those who run away from the battle field.

The one who remembers Allah among those who forget Him, is like 
a green tree in the midst of dry ones.

The one who remembers Allah among those who forget Him is like 
a light in a dark house.

The one who remembers Allah, is shown by Allah Ta’ala, his abode in Paradise while he is still alive.

One who remembers Allah among those who forget Him, is forgiven 
as many sins as the number of humans and animals”

[Jam’ul Fawaaid]

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Four Essential Requirements of The Sincere Seeker of Allah Ta’ala

May 19, 2014

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Hazrat Thanvi Rahmatullah Alayh has mentioned a Prescription of ‘4 Actions’

for a Taalib-e-Saadiq (True Seeker of Allah Ta’ala) :

 

1. Munasabah ~ [Compatibility]

He should have compatibility with the Mentor who is guiding him towards Allah Taala. 
Hence, when taking Baya’t, it is important that the Mureed (the one seeking Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala) must have compatibility with his Shaykh (Mentor). Munasabah is an important prerequisite, for the acquisition of benefit on the spiritual path of reformation. Without compatibility a person can not progress on this path.

2. Ittiba ~ [Obedience] 

Ittiba means following the instruction and prescriptions of the Shaykh. This is necessary for the attainment of the goal … the ultimate pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. It is a grave error to believe that only the companionship of the Sheikh is sufficient. Without practising upon the teachings of the Shaykh, it is inadequate for spiritual reformation.

3. Talab-e-Saadiq ~ [True and Sincere Quest]

Islaah (Reformation) is not possible without Talab-e-Saadiq. This is not an easy task. It is a lifelong responsibility and struggle. Therefore, one’s quest must be genuine and sincere. One should regularly refer to one’s Shaykh with one’s weaknesses for them to be rectified.
 

4. Iraadah ~ [Intention]

One must be determined that one wants to change oneself and one must make a firm intention that whatever he is being taught, he must implement it in his life. 

 

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With every Heartbeat we say ‘Allah Allah’ and Ultimately Gain the Nisbat of Allah Ta’ala

May 17, 2014

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ۗ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest ~ Surah Ar Rad 13:28

When we make Zikr and say : ‘Allah…  Allah … Allah’, then the vice and evil that corrodes our hearts, the sin and all the dirt that has engulfed our hearts, is washed away and the heart is now filled with the love of Allah Ta’ala. The heart becomes clean and pure and immediately feels serenity, peace and tranquillity. 

With every heartbeat we say, ‘Allah…  Allah … Allah’ … and the turmoils, worries, anxieties and distress of the soul vanish …

3 Ways of Gaining the Nisbat of Allah

Hazrat Thanwi Rahmatullah Alayh explains:

“By saying, ‘Allah…  Allah … Allah’, it is a means of a person connecting and reaching Allah”. He has likened the Zaakir with a person knocking on someone’s door. Like a person, who goes to someone in need of something and knocks on his door, he continues to knock and tap and wait at his door. Until the person does not open the door, he will not move away from that door because he is desperately in need of some requirement that he has. He wants that need to be fulfilled and will wait there and continue knocking.

Similarly … the one who makes the Zikr of Allah and says, ‘Allah…  Allah … Allah’, then he is like that person who is standing and knocking at the door of Allah. And when the door of Allah opens, then it opens wide. Allah does not open His door slightly … He opens it completely! And then the Zaakir is connected to Allah and gains the Nisbat of Allah.

● 3 Ways of Gaining the Nisbat of Allah :

1. Making Zikrullah regularly 
2. Abstaining from Sins
3. Staying in pious company

May Allah Ta’ala give us that connection with Him.

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Allah Ta’ala ~ The Most Praiseworthy

May 10, 2014

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الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

[All] praise is [due] to Allah , Lord of the Worlds ~ Surah Fatiha 1:2

:وقال تعالى ‏ 

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَجَعَلَ الظُّلُمَاتِ وَالنُّورَ

[All] praise is [due] to Allah , who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light ~ Surah Al’Anam 6:1

:وقال تعالى ‏ 

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ الْكِتَابَ وَلَمْ يَجْعَل لَّهُ عِوَجًا 

[All] praise is [due] to Allah , who has sent down upon His Servant the Book and has not made therein any deviance ~ Surah Al Kahaf 18:1

:وقال تعالى ‏ 

دَعْوَاهُمْ فِيهَا سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَتَحِيَّتُهُمْ فِيهَا سَلَامٌ ۚ وَآخِرُ دَعْوَاهُمْ أَنِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Their call therein will be, “Exalted are You, O Allah ,” and their greeting therein will be, “Peace.” And the last of their call will be, “Praise to Allah , Lord of the worlds!” ~ Surah Yunus 10:10

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The Concept of Barakah (Divine Blessings) in Islam

April 23, 2014

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تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Blessed is He in whose hand is Dominion,
and He is over all things Competent ~ Surah Mulk 67:1

وقال تعالى ‏ :

فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ
So Blessed is Allah , the Best of Creators ~ Surah Mu’minun 23:14

وقال تعالى ‏ :

وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْقُرَىٰ آمَنُوا وَاتَّقَوْا لَفَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَرَكَاتٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ
وَالْأَرْضِ وَلَٰكِن كَذَّبُوا فَأَخَذْنَاهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ

And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah ,
We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied (the messengers), so We seized them for what they were earning.” ~ Surah Al A’raaf 7:96

In a Hadith-e-Qudsi, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says :

Inni Iza Uti’tu Radhitu ~

“O my Bandah (Servants)! When I am obeyed

I become Razi (happy) with you”

Wa Iza Radhitu Baaraktu ~

“When I become happy then I give Barakah.

Wa Laysa Li Barakatee Nihaayah

~ “There is no limit to My Barakah.”

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Allah is Watching …

April 20, 2014

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أَلَمْ يَعْلَم بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَرَى

Does he not know that Allah sees? ~Surah Al Alaq 96:14

وقال تعالى ‏:

 

أَيَحْسَبُ أَن لَّمْ يَرَهُ أَحَد

Does he think that no one has seen him? ~ Surah Al Balad 90:7

وقال تعالى ‏:‏

 

وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ ۚ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِير

and He is with you wherever you are. And Allah , of what you do, is Seeing ~Surah Al Hadid 57:4

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A Life of Ghaflat ~ Heedlessness

April 17, 2014

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A Ghaafil person is one who becomes heedless of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and the opposite of this person is a Zaakir (one who is constantly in the remembrance of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala).

Shukr, we are so fortunate that we are reminded about Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala all the time,  via : Musjids, Madressahs, Tabligh, Tazkiyah, Deeni Programmes, Taalim etc…

Imagine living a life of Ghaflat ?

The lives of people who have become neglectful of the remembrance of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, are filled with futile activities of Dunya (entertainment, leisure, music, restaurants, cinemas, shows, frivolous pursuits). They become unaware of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and rarely take HIS name.

A major cause of becoming heedless of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is our ungratefulness to HIM. We have forgotten who our Creator is and all what He has provided for us.

A heedless person has an entirely different outlook on life, in comparison to someone who is aware of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and His favours and generosity.

An Example of Ghaflat

Someone asked me : “What is meant by Ghaflat?”. So I explained by way of an example,… A person is standing on one specific spot and his cellphone suddenly rings. You will find that shortly after he answers his phone, he will no longer be standing on the same spot now, whilst talking on his cellphone.

Why?  . . .

His mind is totally consumed in that conversation and he becomes oblivious to where he is standing. Especially if it is an important matter. So he is talking to another person, and is deeply engrossed in the conversation, to such an extent that he becomes totally heedless of his surroundings. You will find him pacing up and down. He will never be standing on one spot. Even if he is seated in a chair, he becomes unmindful of his bodily actions and waves his hands about. His mind is somewhere else . . .

Or, when a person happens to be driving his car whilst talking on his mobile phone, he is distracted whilst driving and hence will begin driving slowly, unwittingly, due to his deep concentration in the phone call conversation, and no longer on the road. The driver behind him wonders if he is perhaps lost and looking for some place, but eventually realises that he is busy talking on his phone … The person on the phone has lost all concentration on driving and on  the road in front of him,  and has hence become heedless.

This is Ghaflat! ... When one is heedless about his surroundings and is totally engrossed in something else …

Likewise, a heedless person is distracted by Dunya and forgets the road towards Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala

Another Example of Ghaflat

A person who is playing Chess (a strategy board game which is not permissible according to many Jurists). One of the probable reasons why it is forbidden, is that a person becomes totally consumed on every move that he is going to make. He has to give his undivided attention to the board. If there is a little bit of heedlessness whilst playing and his mind is diverted to something else other than the board, he may lose the game! He won’t know what move to make … 

Imagine a person who has “no Allah” in his life. When his efforts, intelligence, time and wealth are only focussed on the Dunya, and there is no Allah Ta’ala in his life ??

Instead, we need to become Ghaafil (Heedless) of the ‘Pleasures of Dunya’ to become true “Zaakir’s of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala”

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Zikrullah ~ A Cure for the Ailments of our Heart

April 15, 2014

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Allah ‘Consciousness’

The more we make the Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala the closer we will become to Him. His love will come into our hearts….. We will then become obedient slaves unto Allah. We will want to obey Allah Taala always. We will realise that He is watching every single action of ours.

Our Ibaadat has become a ritual. We are bereft of “Allah consciousness” … May Allah Ta’ala grant us that “consciousness” and the Sifat of Ihsaan (as though we are seeing Allah Ta’ala in our Ibaadat, or at least He is watching us), be it our Salaah, Zikr, Tilaawat, Dua, or our social and monetary dealings, infact in every single action of ours.

 
A Cure for the Ailments of the Heart
 

The words, songs and poetry of the pop singers and musicians of this world, only brings BLEMISH to a Mu’mins heart … But the words of the Aarifeen, the Aashiqeen, who relate to us the words of Allah and Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, don’t BLEMISH the heart … they infact POLISH the heart. They bring NOOR into a persons heart …

They bring us closer to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and make us realise that everything is in His control. HE alone deserves all Praise … HE is the Creator … HE is the Nourisher … The sun, the moon, the stars, the trees, the animals, the insects, Jinn, Insaan … everything is in His control. Allah is All-Knowing, Allah is All-Seeing, Allah is All-Hearing …

The name of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has such sweetness in it, that it is a cure for the illnesses and ailments of our heart. It is a remedy for the maladies of our heart. “Naam Tera Mere Dil Ki Hai Dawa”Oh Allah! Your beautiful name is a medicine (Dawa), a cure for my heart!

May Allah Ta’ala help us to make HIS Zikr correctly and ponder over HIS greatness …

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The Power Surge of the Heart and the Generator of Zikrullah

March 6, 2014

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The Power Surge of the Heart and the Generator of Zikrullah

Experiencing ‘load shedding’, in our towns for just a few hours, leaves us restless, uneasy and uncomfortable. 

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has blessed us with so many Ni’mats (Bounties) that we take things for granted. It is only when a Ni’mat is taken away or snatched away, then do we realise the Qadr and Qeemat (Appreciation and Value) of that bounty.

With the load shedding we experience; stores, banks, warehouses, factories, industries, institutions etc, have many problems. People become distressed…Infact, there are financial losses even,  that many businesses suffer. Without electricity, the computers do not work … Man has become so Muhtaaj (Dependant) on “means” for his survival.

Imagine, if we experienced load shedding in the Universe! If Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala decided that the sun would not rise today … or the moon would not rise at night. We would face perpetual darkness! Nothing would function in this world. The plants wont grow, the crops won’t grow … there will be darkness … and if it continues in this way, the entire human race, all the animals and living creatures will die. 

It is only through Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala’s kindness and Fadhl (Grace) that HE has not given us any power surge in this Universe!

Our spiritual heart too, at times, experiences load shedding, when it gets covered with Zulumaat (Darkness) of sins … Darkness of Zinna, Darkness of Haraam pleasures, darkness of vice and evil, darkness of anger, pride, jealousy and malice … which enters the heart and causes all the bulbs and lights of the spiritual heart that were shining, to suddenly switch off! The heart now experiences load shedding … Can we imagine the restlessness and turmoil a person in this condition experiences? One requires to switch on the Generator of the Heart.

What is the generator of a Mu’mins heart? 

When one’s heart becomes totally dark due to committing sins, and has slipped and fallen prey to Nafs and Shaytaan … What should one do?

One must switch on “the Generator of Zikrullah! “ By remembering Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, one will be able to gain some Noor (Light) again. Make the Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala to generate the heart with Noor. The heart begins to be pumped with light again! … The person begins to feel good and at ease again. He then turns to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala with Taubah and Istighfaar (seeking repentance and forgiveness). Ultimately, he begins to experience the love of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala entering into his heart … 

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions in the Quraan :

وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُوا فَاحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُوا أَنفُسَهُمْ ذَكَرُوا اللَّهَ

And those who, when they commit an immorality or wrong themselves [by transgression], remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins ~ Surah Aali Imraan 3:135

We have to therefore, generate this heart of ours with the Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and bring in that light, otherwise our lives will be full of darkness …

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Hasten with Good Deeds Before 7 Things

August 13, 2013

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After Esha Majlis ~ 5th Shawaal 1434

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Just as a shop owner who worked hard all month and gained a huge profit at the end of the month, will naturally be careful how he handles his earnings. Whilst some of it will be used to pay off expenses, some will be saved and a portion will also be invested so as to yield more in the future. It is inconceivable that the profit will be left unattended and forgotten, lest it be usurped.

Similarly, after our toiling in Ramadaan, the Noor with which we have been blessed, requires careful investing for our future (Aakhirah). Left unattended and forgotten, the Noor will disappear. Essentially, in order to compound and escalate that Noor, we are required to hasten towards the Mercy of Allah, by continuing the performance of good deeds and not becoming lazy and complacent.

We should not procrastinate….

It is mentioned in Hadith Sharief that Rasulullah  صلى الله عليه و سلم advised the Believers to Hasten Toward Doing Good Deeds before the following Seven Things overtake him:

* Such poverty that makes him totally forget about doing any goods

* Such wealth that cause him to transgress the Laws of ALLAH

* A deadly illness that afflicts him

* Old age and senility overtake him

* Sudden death strikes him

* The appearance of Dajaal

* The onset of Qiyamah

Indeed, before all of the above happen, a Believer should turn to ALLAH and seek the Pleasure of ALLAH by spending in the path of ALLAH.

A few of the Malfoozaath of  Hazrath Moulana Yunus Patel Sahib (RA) from ‘Hedaayatus Saalikeen’  were also discussed, that directly influence ones Love for ALLAH Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala, encourages one to connect to Him and urge one to give priority to Deen and Shari’ah.

” Drowning in the ocean of an Illicit Love is a detrimental weakness because instead of giving ones heart to the Creator of hearts, one gives it to a body which is going to perish. Many are the lovers who run off like mules when age overtakes the beauty of the beloved.

The lovers of ALLAH however, have hearts filled with sukoon because The Beauty of ALLAH never perishes….”

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How Much of Zikrullah do we Make Daily?

July 5, 2013

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Excerpts from ~ Ramadaan 1434 Programmes

bismillahh

Allah Taala has created us so that we make His ibaadat and we remember Him.
The true believing men and the believing woman make the Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala in abundance. 

Although it is such a simple ibaadat, how much of it do we
engage in daily? 

May Allah grant us the Taufeeq of bringing the Zikr of Allah alive in our homes and lives. Our tongues must become moist in the Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala …

When we make the Zikr of Allah, we should ponder over the Greatness of Allah, the Kindness of Allah, that Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful …

Allah loves us!

Allah has created us…

He is our Khaaliq … We are his Makhlooq …

Allah is Raaziq … We are Murzooq …

We must bring in our hearts the Greatness of Allah …

The Azmat of Allah … The Kibriyaa of Allah …

La ilaha illallah ~ لا اله الا الله

How powerful this Kalimah is ~ There is no Deity worthy of worship but Allah!

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When we say ‘La ilaha’ we negate everything else besides Allah …

There is none worthy of worship besides Allah. Remove everything else from our hearts.

The malice we have … The anger we have … The jealousy we have …

The love for haraam we have in our hearts that has caused our hearts to become blackened and corroded!

When we say : “illAllah” then, fill in our hearts Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala and imagine that Noor is entering our hearts right from the Arsh of Allah, and all our sins are being washed away!

May Allah Ta’ala make us true Zaakireen and Shaakireen

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One ‘La ilaaha illAllah’ …

April 24, 2013

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bismillahh

 

Through Zikrullah, the Zaakir (one taking the name of Allah)

reaches the Mazkoor (his Beloved Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`aala) 

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Oh my Allah! My shoulders have become so heavy because there are

‘mountains of sins’ that I am carrying on them …

But, Oh my Allah with the blessings and power of your Zikr …

with just ‘one’ La ilaaha illAllah …

 all those weighty mountains of sins will just vanish and disappear

… they will be washed away by the Noor of your Zikr and Mercy.

~

When a person recites La ilaaha illAllah …

then there is no barrier between him and

the Arsh of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`ala.

This La ilaaha illAllah reaches the Arsh of Allah immediately …

and then Noor descends from there and penetrates into the heart.

When that Noor comes gushing into our souls,

all the filth that has clogged and accumulated in our souls

will be washed away …

~

This Kalimah ‘La ilaaha illAllah’ that we are carrying in our our hearts,

is a great treasure given to us by Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta`aala.

 

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Taken from Zikr Majlis at Musjid-e-Nur – Asherville – Durban – South Africa

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