Adherence to The Sunnah – Part 1

The Strict Adherence of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to the Shari‘ah and Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) After Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was appointed as the Khalifah and the Muslims had pledged allegiance at his hands, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) addressed the people and delivered …

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Fulfilling Rights is the Benchmark of Success and Failure

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Jannah is the reward that one receives in exchange for fulfilling huqooq (rights). In other words, when a person sacrifices his comfort and ease for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala, and endures difficulty in order to fulfill the rights that …

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Advice of Hazrat Luqmaan Alayhis Salaam

Hazrath Luqman (Alayhis Salaam) was  granted great wisdom by Allah Ta’ala. He once said to his son: “My dear son, avoid incurring debts, for a debt is a humiliation by day (when the creditors make demands) and grief by night (when you cannot sleep worrying about how you will pay …

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Crime Wave

Murder, looting, plundering, fraud, corruption and the seemingly never ending list of misery and torment that has become the order of the day. The prevalence of such conditions have become a way of life. Unless the victims were near and dear, sensational headlines depicting murder and mayhem also do not …

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Upholding the Complete Sunnah in All Aspects of One’s Life

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: When it comes to following the sunnah, then generally, people only think of the sunnats of salaah, fasting, etc. However, there are sunnats that apply to every dimension of human living, which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has demonstrated to …

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Jannah for one Dirham

Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) was a great Muhaddith and luminary of this Ummah. He was born in 202 A.H. and passed away in 275 A.H. His name was Sulaimaan bin Ash‘ath (rahimahullah), though he was more well known by his kunyah (filial title) of ‘Abu Dawood’. (Siyaru Aa’laamin Nubalaa vol. …

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Dua When Visiting The Sick – 7

One should recite the following dua for the sick person: يَا حَلِيمُ يَا كَرِيمُ اشْفِ فُلَانًا O the most tolerant, O the most noble, cure (in place of the word ‘fulaan’, mention the name of the sick person) عن فضيل بن عمرو، قال: جاء رجل إلى علي فقال: إن فلانا …

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Why are Muslims not being granted worldly dominance ?

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was once asked the following question, “Why do the Muslims lack power and dominance in the world?” In response, Hazrat Moulana gave the following answer: “In today’s times, when the condition of the Muslims is such that they do not safeguard and uphold the …

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