Spiritual Food for the Soul

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: Punctuality upon one’s ma’moolaat (fixed amount of daily devotional practices e.g. recitation of the Qur’aan Majeed, zikr, etc.) is the ladder to progress in deen. Hence, one should ensure that one does not fall short in completing one’s daily …

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The Orchards of Love – Part Nine

Fulfilling the Trust We Owe to Allah Ta‘ala and the Creation During the pre-Islamic era and after the advent of Islam, Uthmaan bin Talhah was the custodian of the keys of the Ka’bah. He would open the Ka’bah on Mondays and Thursdays, allowing people to enter and engage in ibaadah. …

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The Unending Rewards of the Hereafter

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: In the Qur’aan Majeed, the example of those who spend in the path of Allah Ta‘ala is compared with the example of a person who sows a single seed from which seven hundred grains are harvested. Allah Ta‘ala mentions: مَثَلُ …

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The way to inculcate gratitude

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: The main cause of one falling into the sin of ingratitude and being ungrateful to Allah Ta‘ala for His favours is that one forgets about all the favours that Allah Ta‘ala is blessing him with and only thinks and grieves over …

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Recognising Truth and Falsehood

Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel (Rahmatullahi Alayhi) has mentioned : Our respected Shaykh, Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb ِ(Rahmatullahi Alayhi) often encouraged the recitation of the following Dua, due to the great Fitnah all around. It is a beautiful Dua, attributed to Hazrat Abu Bakr ُ(radiallahu anhu),whereby we ask Allah …

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The Orchards of Love – Part Eight

Salaah – The Key to Jannah Islam is the only path that leads to the love of Allah Ta‘ala and leads to Jannah. Through practicing on Islam, one will earn the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala and acquire eternal success. From all the obligations of Islam, the obligation of salaah ranks …

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The remedy for self-admiration

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: One easy remedy to remove the malady of self-admiration is that when one experiences feelings and thoughts of self-admiration, then one should immediately think of his sins. On thinking of his sins, he should express gratitude to Allah Ta‘ala …

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Not being Concerned of Public Image

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: The hadith speaks of the prohibition of burying daughters alive. This was in the pagan times of ignorance. However, from the Quraan Shareef we understand that there is a latter period of ignorance as well. This is what we are presently experiencing. So …

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What should we do in the face of Hardships and Difficulties?

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: My beloved friends! Going on discussing one’s difficulties and problems will not bring about any solution nor will it help you. In the face of hardships and difficulties, nothing benefits a person except istighfaar and earnestly turning to Allah Ta‘ala in …

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