Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices, Duas
  • Allaahuma innee astakheeruka bu-ilmika, wa astaqdiruka biqudra-tika, wa as’aluka min fadhlikal – Adheem, fa innaka taqdiru wa laa aqdiru, wa ta’lamu, wa laa a’lamu, wa Anta ‘Allaamul Ghuyoobi; Allaahumma in kunta ta ‘lamu anna haathal-amra,- — (then mention the thing to be decided) Khairun lee fee deenee wa ma‘aashee wa ‘aaqibati amree — (or say)— Aajilihi wa aajlihi. Faqdurhu lee wa yassirhu lee thumma baarik lee feehi wa in kunta ta‘lamu anna haathalamra sharrun lee fee deenee wa ma‘aashee wa ‘aaqibati amree — (or say) — ‘Aajilihi wa aajilihi. Fasrifhu ‘annee wasrinee ‘anhu waqdur liyal-khaira haithu kaana thumma ardhinee bihi.
September 21, 2011

The mother of Abû Dhar Ghifâri radiyallâhu ‘anhu

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

Abû Dhar Ghifâri is a Sahâbî. When the news of Rasûlullâh’s sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam prophethood spread, he left his hometown and came to Makkah in order to establish the truth. After observing the situation in Makkah, he became a Muslim. When he returned home, his mother heard his entire story. She replied: “I have no objection to your Dîn. I am also becoming a Muslim.”

Lesson: This is what is known as purity in nature and temperament. Once she heard the truth, she did not worry about the religion of her forefathers. O women! Even when you hear anything about the Sharî‘ah, do not try to contradict it by substantiating your family customs and rituals. You should readily accept the matter of Dîn and act accordingly.

July 19, 2011

Auspicious day for beginning religious education and Renewal of a tradition

Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

It has been reported in traditions that knowledgeshould be acquired on Monday. This facilitates the acquisition of it. Same is mentioned about Thursday while in some traditions Wednesday appears. The learned author of Hidayah used to commence a book on Wednesday and used to say that whatever is begun on Wednesday renders its completion.” [Sharah Talmul Muta’ -alum, Bahishti Zewar]

It has been reported from the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) that he said, “Whoever transmits forty of my traditions to my Ummah, I shall make special recommendations for him”. [Jame Khabre]

February 10, 2010

In the Name of ‘Love’…

Beliefs & Practices, In the Name of Love

Allah SWT has revealed Islam as a complete and perfect religion. Thus accordingly, it has its own unique traditions as well as its very own celebrations. Islam’s festivals are so sublime and fulfilling that not only do they consider human temperament but also assure a Muslim’s advancement in the Afterlife. If they are a means to derive pleasure, these festivals also pave ways for us to gather happiness in the Hereafter.

February 8, 2010

TABLIGH (Preaching)

Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), one day delivered an address and in this address he praised some Muslims. Then he said, “How is that some people do not help their neighbors, in developing and understanding of religion and do not teach them religion and do not apprise them of the admonitory aspect of remaining ignorant of religion and do not restrain them from evil doings and how is that, that people do not learn religion from their neighbors and do not develop an understanding of religion and do not ascertain the consequences of remaining ignorant of religion. I swear by ALLAH, it is incumbent on people (Muslims) to impart religion reaching to their neighbors, to develop understanding of religion in them, to tender advice to them and to tell them good things. Even the people (Muslims) should necessarily learn religion from their neighbors, should develop an understanding of religion and should follow their counsels. [Tibrani, Ma’ariful Hadis]

January 30, 2010

Keeping company with pious men

Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Abu Raza (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Messenger of ALLAH said, “Should I not tell you some thing which is the pivot of faith and through which you can achieve goodness in this world and in the Hereafter. Firstly, hold fast the company of Ahl-e-Zikar (devout men). Secondly when you are alone, keep your tongue busy in remembering ALLAH, as far as possible. Thirdly, love for the sake of ALLAH only and (similarly) hate for the sake of ALLAH alone.” [Baihaqui]

Note: It is confirmed by experience that good company is the best means of realizing the gist of religion, relishing its taste and appreciating its strength. [Hayat-ul-Muslimin]

January 21, 2010


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Easy Good Deeds

Intention is an alchemic prescription that can turn base dirt into noble gold. The hadith says “All actions depends upon intentions.” It is sometimes interpreted to mean that good intentions justify bad deeds too and turn sins meritorious. This is entirely wrong. Sin is always a sin no matter how noble the intention may be. For instance if someone breaks into a house to steal with the intention of giving away as alms whatever he would steal would be a thief deserving the prescribed punishment. His good intentions would not earn him any merit nor would his sin be pardoned.

June 1, 2009

39) Breach of Faith

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{O ye that believe! Betray not the trust of Allah and the Messenger, nor misappropriate knowingly things entrusted to you.} (Al-anfal: 27)

Al-Wahidi (may Allah bestow mercy on him) said, “This verse is revealed concerning Abu Lubabah who was sent by the Prophet (pbuh) to the Jews of Banu Quraizah during the siege of Muslims to their land. The Jews said to Abu Lubabah, these families are living among the Jews, what do you say concerning the submission to the judgment of sai’d. Abu Lubabah then pointed at his throat meaning that Sa’d would sentence you to be slaughtered. Abu Lubabah said, “I have not moved from my place until I realized that I betrayed Allah and His Messenger.”

March 28, 2009

The Ways of Our Beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alayhe Wa Sallam

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Striding in Allah’s Shade - Enriching Lives

Now the stimulant for broaching on this intent is very easy and that being: to be always on the stance of asking for something or the other from Allah. Whenever you see somebody virtuous then ask Allah to make you as pious too. Whenever you see somebody in a calamity then ask Allah to save you from it.

Once a Companion radhiallahu anhu asked Rasullallah sallallahu alayhe wa sallam , “O Messenger of Allah! What should I do if there is predicament of rizk and debt?”

November 6, 2008


Fiqh, Kitaab us Salaat

1. A faasiq (one who knows the deen but does major sins openly).

2. A bidati (an innovator in religion).

3. A blind person except if he is the best one in the group.

4. An ignorant person of the laws of namaaz when there is an Alim present.

5. A slave

6. The one who was born out of wedlock.

It is also makrooh to have a jamaat of only women and no men.

If there is a women only jamaat the one who will be imam will stand in the middle of the saff and not forward.

September 16, 2008