• Rabbana ighfir lee waliwalidayya walilmumineena yawma yaqoomu alhisabu

“O our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established!” (Qur’aan: 14:41)

This is a dua made by Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh). He had offered this dua for protection from Hellfire. This is an extraordinary dua where Ibrahim (pbuh) is not only asking for him and his parents, but for all the believers. This should be an example for us to include other believers in our duas so that Allah (SWT) grants His mercy to all Muslims.

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September 12, 2011


  • Waith taaththana rabbukum lain shakartum laazeedannakum walain kafartum inna AAathabee lashadeedun

And remember! Your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): “If you are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you, But if you show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible indeed.” (Qur’aan 14:7)

  • Hatha min fadli rabbee liyabluwanee aashkuru am akfuru waman shakara fainnama yashkuru linafsihi waman kafara fainna rabbee ghaniyyun kareemun

“This is by the Grace of my Lord! To test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! And if any is grateful, truly his gratitude is (a gain) for his own soul, but if any is ungrateful, truly my Lord is Free of all Needs, Supreme in Honour !” (Qur’aan: 27:40)

August 22, 2011

The Rights of Husbands & Leniency towards Wives

Akhlaq & Spirituality, The way to a Happy Married Life, Women & Family

She ponders as follows, “Had I been a man and he my wife I would have handled his case.” Together with this, let wives also realize the respect and honor due to their husbands as well. If at times they happen to over step the mark, bear in mind the honor due to them. Remember the position granted to them by Allah Ta’ala and in order to earn the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala forgive them. Consider service to them as one’s great good fortune. It appears in a Hadith, if a husband goes to sleep while displeased with his wife, none of her good actions will be accepted even though she spends the entire night knocking at Allah Ta’ala’s door with Tasbeehaat. Wives should also ponder and realize that the position granted to husbands is so high that, if permission was given for anyone to make sajdah or prostrate before a human, such permission would have been given to the wife in respect of her husband.

August 15, 2011

The Power of Allah Ta’ala

Akhlaq & Spirituality, The way to a Happy Married Life, Women & Family

In the second verse, Allah Ta’ala states

“O mankind, O people of the world’’

This is an address directed to the entire human race wherein Allah Ta’ala is instructing them,

“Fear your Sustainer”

“Who created you from one life”.

In the commentary of this verse, Hakeem ul Ummat Hazrat Thanwi (rahmatullah alaihe) explains that Allah Ta’ala has enumerated three forms of creating His servants,

August 11, 2011



(1). The reality of Isaal-e-Thawaab is that whatever good deed you do, and it is accepted by Allaah Ta`ala, then you make an intention or a dua that Allaah Ta`ala bestow the reward thereof to some living or dead person. After understanding this definition of Isaal-e-Thawaab, you should know the following three Mas`alahs:

1. The deed which you carry out must be such that you have hope that it can earn you reward. Otherwise, if you cannot get any reward for it then how can you convey the reward to another person? Hence, that action which is contrary to the Shariah or Sunnah, will be deprived of any reward. To expect to convey reward with such an action is having high hopes.

March 9, 2011

The mother of Haysûr

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

Haysûr is the same boy who has been mentioned above. You have also read that the Quran has mentioned his parents as believers. The person whom Allah refers to as a believer cannot be any ordinary believer who does not have strong îmân. It is obvious that such a person must be very strong in his îmân. We can therefore deduce that Haysûr’s mother must have been very pious as well.

Lesson: Look! Having strong îmân is such a great thing that Allah praised such persons. O women! Strengthen your îmân. This can be only done by following the orders of Allah and abstaining from sins.

February 24, 2011

The sister of Haysûr

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

In the story of Mûsâ and Khidr ‘alayhimas salâm it is mentioned that the latter killed a young boy in fulfilment of Allah’s command. Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm became alarmed and asked: “What did this innocent child do that you had to kill him?” Khidr ‘alayhis salâm replied: “When this child would have grown, he would have been a kâfir. His parents were Muslims. There was the possibility of their also going astray out of love for him. It was therefore felt that it would be good if he was killed. In place of this boy, Allah will give a daughter to these parents who will be pure from all evil and will be of more benefit to her parents.” It is written in other books that this is exactly what happened. This girl married a prophet and from her progeny 70 prophets were born. The name of the boy is Haysûr and this girl is his sister.

February 22, 2011

The sister-in-law of Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

She has been mentioned above. Her name is Safîrâ. She also used to fulfil the domestic tasks with her sister. She used to obey her father and serve him.

Lesson: O women! You should also serve your parents in this way and fulfil all the domestic tasks just as poor people do. Do not consider these tasks to be below your dignity. It is obvious that your status is not higher than that of the prophets’ daughters.

February 12, 2011

The sister of Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

Some scholars have stated that her name is Maryam, while others say that it is Kulthûm. When Mûsâ’s ‘alayhis salâm mother placed him in the river, she said to her daughter to keep a watch on him to see the outcome of this. The box floated down the river and landed at the palace of Pharaoh. When it was taken out of the river, they saw a beautiful child in it. Pharaoh wanted to kill this child. However, his wife who was a pious woman and who believed in Allah, saved the child’s life. The husband (Pharaoh) and wife decided to adopt the child for themselves. They needed a wet-nurse who would breast-feed Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm. However, he refused to drink the milk of all the wet-nurses who offered their services. Everyone was at a loss as to what could be done. It was at this time that Mûsâ’s ‘alayhis salâm sister went there and said: “I will show you a wet-nurse who is very good and kind. Her milk is also very good.”

February 8, 2011