DEC22 A Blind Heart NaseehaLogin or register to post comments Read moreHADHRAT WAHAB BIN Munabbah (rahmatullah alayh) said: “A man who searches for this world (its wealth and for fame) with deeds of the Aakhirah, Allah Ta'ala makes his heart blind. His name is written in the record of the inmates of Jahannum.” The pursuit of the Knowledge of the Deen and Ibaadat are for the acquisition of the Pleasure of Allah Ta'ala and the rewards of Jannat. Those who make the Knowledge of the Deen their means for obtaining worldly benefit and for attainment of nafsaani desires are the most despicable specimens of humanity according to the Hadith.
DEC22 The Peril of Khiyaanat NaseehaLogin or register to post comments Read moreHadhrat Wahab Bin Munabbah (rahmatullah alayh) narrated the following episode which should be thought-provoking for men of the Deen who have failed to understand the meaning and gravity of khiyaanat. There was a young man in the Ummat of Bani Israaeel of bygone times. After having led a life of sin and transgression he resolved to repent. After repentance he devoted his entire life to ibaadat and thikr. Ibaadat was his sole occupation for the rest of the 70 years which he lived after his repentance.
DEC22 A Warning for Hired Scholars NaseehaLogin or register to post commentsA man asked Hadhrat Ibn Mubaarak (rahmatullah alayh): “Who is a pious man?” Ibn Mubaarak: “A sincere practising Aalim.” “Who is a king?”, the man asked. Ibn Mubaarak: The Zaahid in this world is a king.” The man: “Who is a contemptible person?” Ibn Mubaarak: “A man who earns the world (wealth, name and fame) with his knowledge and deeds.”
NOV05 Ulama of the World AwarenessLogin or register to post comments Read moreHadhrat Ibraaheem Bin Uqbah (rahmatullah alayh) said: “The man who will regret most on the Day of Qiyaamah will be an Aalim who had aspired for a high position with his knowledge.”
The Knowledge of the Aalim is for safeguarding the Shariah and for Amr Bil Ma'roof Nahy Anil Munkar (Commanding righteousness and prohibiting evil). The purpose of Knowledge is not the acquisition of worldly fame, rank and monetary gain. These evils are the salient features and motives of the learned men, the so-called scholars, of this age.
NOV05 Oppressive Rulers AwarenessLogin or register to post comments Read moreImaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) said: “When an oppressive ruler is appointed over you, then recite Istighfaar (seek forgiveness) in abundance for yourselves and for the ruler. In this way reform the situation.” According to the Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), tyrannical rulers are the reflection of the deeds of the people. The way of remedying the situation according to the Hadith is for the people to reform themselves morally and to progress spiritually. Then Allah Ta'ala will change the condition of the rulers or replace them with benign rulers.
NOV05 Music is Unanimously Haraam AwarenessLogin or register to post comments Read moreYvonne Ridley, the sister who had embraced Islam while being held captive by the Taliban, had written an article denouncing the evil music and singing of one 'Muslim' pop-singer who had organized haraam music/singing sessions at which Muslim females exhibited themselves in the worst displays of jaahiliyyah, jumping in the aisles of the hall like apes and prostitutes.
NOV04 Punishment for Abstaining from Thikrullah NaseehaLogin or register to post comments Read moreA MAN presented to Hadhrat Junaid Baghdaadi (rahmatullah alayh) a wild bird which he had caught in a net. The bird remained in the cage by Hadhrat Junaid for a very long time. One day Hadhrat Junaid opened the cage and the bird flew way. Someone enquired from him the reason for having released the bird. Hadhrat Junaid (rahmatullah alayh) explained:
SEP22 Friends & Friendship NaseehaLogin or register to post comments Read moreHadhratwala (rah) narrated; There was a youngster - like one of today's youngsters - who had become friendly with another youth. The youngster's elderly father noticed his coming home late at nights and enquired, "One night, two nights, three nights, and now every night you are coming home very late. What is your story?" The youngster replied, "I go to visit a friend of mine. Sitting and talking with him, it tends to get a bit late."
SEP16 Company of Bad People NaseehaLogin or register to post commentsSheikh Saadi says that if any one associates with bad people, although their nature may not infect him, he will be supposed to follow their ways to such an extent that if he goes to a tavern to say his prayers, it will be supposed that he is going there for drinking wine. He adds: "When you have selected an ignorant person as your companion, You have branded yourself with the mark of ignorance Do not associate with an ignorant man, For if you are learned in such company you will become an ass in course of time; And if you are not learned you will become a greater fool."
AUG27 Severity of the Teacher NaseehaLogin or register to post comments Read moreSheikh Saadi (R.A.) relates that once in the course of his travels he went to the Maghrib country. There in a mosque he saw a school master who was sour faced, of uncouth speech, ill humoured, and of an irritating and niggardly nature. He behaved tyrannically with his pupils. He would strike them mercilessly, and would put their legs into the stocks. His behaviour became notorious and he was expelled from the school.
MAY27 Isabella Login or register to post comments Read moreIsabella (based on a true story) by Muhammad Saeed Dehlvi A Unique book of its kind for Comparative study of Islam and Christianity. A rewritten and expanded telling of M. Saeed Dehlvi's classic tale of a young girl who finds Islam- and danger – amidst the harrowing religious conflicts of medieval Muslim Spain.
MAY06 Appearance of the Hallowed One General Islam1 commentRead moreThe birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was an event of the greatest magnitude in human history. "Allama Shibil Nu'mani of India (d. Nov 1914 C.E.) has described it in poetic prose that seems to flow from the very depths of a devoted soul. To do justice to the author I venture to render it into English that follows the original as closely and as faithfully as possible.... Translator.
MAY01 Function of the Ulama AwarenessLogin or register to post comments Read moreThe sacred function of the Ulama is to safeguard the Deen. The Aqaaid (Beliefs) and the A'maal (Practices) of Islam have to be protected from the contamination of bid" ah, kufr and shirk. This is the prime duty of the Ulama who are the Heirs and Representatives of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). As long as the Ulama faithfully discharge the duty of Amir Bil Ma" roof Nahy Anil Munkar, they will remain the stars of Hidaayah for the Ummah. But, corruption in the ranks of the Ulama destroys not only themselves, but the Ummah as well.
APR29 Delaying the Burial AwarenessLogin or register to post comments Read moreThe practice of delaying the burial of the mayyit is viewed as an abomination by the Shairah. According to the Sunnah of Rasullulah (saws), the deceased should be buried as soon as possible. Unnecessary delays are not permissible. Nowadays, it has become fashionable, for Muslims to delay the dafan (burial) for many hours and someitmes even a day or so. A delay even in anticipation of a bigger jamaat for the janaazah salaat is not permissible.
APR29 Purdah NaseehaLogin or register to post comments Read moreHadhrat Hasan Basri (rah) said, "never be in solitude with a woman even if she happens to be the rank of Rabiah (the renowned female saint of Basrah) and even if you had taught her the knowledge of the Kitaab of Allah". Rasullulah (saws) said that when a man and woman are alone, the third one present is shaitaan. He will most surely succeed in casting them into imorality.
APR29 Attributes of the Ulama-E-Soo AwarenessLogin or register to post comments Read moreHadhrat Ali(Ra) said: "O ulama! Act in accordance with your knowledge. Only he who practises on the knowledge he has acquired is an Aalim, and in whose knowledge and practice there is no conflict. Soon there will arise such people who will have knowledge, but their knowledge will not descend lower than their throats. There will be conflict between their baatin (inner self) and zaahir (apparent). Their deeds will be the opposite of their knowledge.
OCT22 The Four Trials in Jihad Number TwoLogin or register to post comments Read moreThe obvious question is: With whom is the talibul 'ilm making jihad? The answer is: With his nafs. The mufassirin (authentic commentators of the Quran Sharif) have written lengthy commentaries on this hadith sharif. You are advised to read them. Let us summarize their findings: What are the trials facing the mujahidin? One: I'la'e Deen, also called I'la'e Kalimatullah-to uphold the Deen (or Kalimah of Allah Ta'ala). Jihad is not territorial gain and aggrandizement. Jihad is for the sake of Deen-the purpose is to enable those who have the Deen to practise Deen properly by removing the obstacles that others had placed in their path, also, to stop the torment that others are inflicting on them. This is the first point in jihad-I'la'e Deen.
OCT22 Karamat & Istidraj Number TwoLogin or register to post comments Read moreIncidentally, this amazing feat of Shaitan is not termed a karamat (miracle) but istidraj (deception). Any feat that appears to be supernatural or wondrous, shown by one not following the shariat, cannot be termed as karamat. It is istidraj and a trap for the unwary-a trick to lead them astray. Shaitan, as we all know, is the head of the kuffar-his kufr is the greatest-yet he has the capability of manifesting this amazing feat of setting his takht on the sea and gathering all his fellow shayatin on it. Despite being weighty, the takht does not sink into the sea. This is istidraj, which Allah Ta'ala sets forth as a test. This is mentioned by the way, to warn the unwary not to be hoodwinked by those disobedient to Allah Ta'ala.
OCT22 Every Obedient Servant of Allah is a Zakir Number TwoLogin or register to post comments Read moreThe genuine talibul 'ilm, with the qualities mentioned above, has another claim as well. He performs what is fardh and wajib; he is punctual with his sunnate mu'aqqidah; he acts with taqwa-such a talibul 'ilm enjoys a station no less than that of one performing abundant nawafil and making abundant zikr. In comparison, this talibul 'ilm may not be performing much nawafil, his zikr and tasbihat may be minimal, but abstaining fromsin and performing what is fardh, not allowing his namaz to become qadha, performing what is wajib and sunnate mu'aqqidah, he has a stage even higher. He is in obedience all the time; he is with taqwa all the time; he is in ibadat all the time; he is a zakir all the time. he is the misdaq of the Hadith Sharif:
DEC03 An Episode to Reflect! NaseehaLogin or register to post comments Read moreExcerpt from book awaiting to be Published Shariat and Tasawwuf Hadhrat Hakimul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (rahmatullah alayh), narrates the following awe-inspiring episode in which there is a great lesson for reflection. A man who was a resident of the town of Gawaaliya, India, spared no efforts in the English education of his son. (In those days of political serfdom) it was considered a honour to be educated along the lines of the British rulers). He expended a considerable sum of money in his son's worldly education. After attaining the limits of English education which the institutions in India could offer, the Father despatched his son to London to obtain the highest qualifications in English education. The son passed his examinations in London with flying colours, but upon returning to India he became seriously ill.
DEC01 The Prophets Love for A'isha (ra) NaseehaLogin or register to post comments Read moreIt is related from 'A'isha that the wives of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, fell into two parties. One party contained 'A'isha, Hafsa, Safiyya and Sawda, and the other party contained Umm Salama and the rest of the wives of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him. The Muslims knew of the love of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, for 'A'isha, so when any of them had a gift which he wanted to give to the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, he would delay it until the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, was in 'A'isha's house. Then the person with the gift would send it to the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, while he was in 'A'isha's house..
NOV21 Music In Islam Naseeha2 commentsRead moreIn recent years, certain developments have taken place which has brought the subject of music as an extremely significant issue. Music has spread to such an extent that it is afflicting every muslim in this modern era. Today, individuals are being confronted by a situation where one is forced to listen to music whether by choice or without. Music is played in nearly all department stores and super markets. Even whilst walking in the streets, we find cars blaring with music. No matter which direction we go, we are blasted with music. The increasing popularity of music, which is prevalent in our society poses a tremendous danger for muslims.
NOV19 Did You Know...? Login or register to post comments Read moreDid you know that non-Jewish Israelis cannot buy or lease land in Israel [the Zionist entity]? Did you know that cars owned by Palestinians are colour coded to distinguish Jews from non-Jews? Did you know Palestinians are not allowed to move from one city, say Gaza to Bethleham, to another without first getting a 'visa' from the Israelis? Did you know Palestinian youth, both Christians and Muslims are denied access to their Holy sites routinely? Did you know that Israel allots 85% of the water resources for Jews and the remaining 15% is divided among all Palestinians in the territories? For example in Hebron, 85% of the water is given to about 400 Jewish settlers, while 15% must be divided among Hebron's 120,000 Palestinians?
OCT13 Types of Nafs (soul, the psyche, the ego, self, life, person, heart or mind) Naseeha1 commentRead morePraise be Allah, Who has adorned the aspect of man by granting him good stature and proportion, Safeguarding him from increase and decline in his aspect and measurements, We ask for His forgiveness and guidance, We seek refuge from the evils, which are in ourselves and the wicked in our actions, And may the blessings and salutations be invoked upon Muhammad, His Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???). To proceed: "As for whoever exceeded the limits and preferred the life of this world, surely his abode will be the Fire; and as for whoever feared to stand before his Lord and restrained the desires of his self, surely his abode will be the Garden." (Sura 79:39-40)
AwarenessNaseehaBook ReviewIsabella OCT02 The Road to Paradise NaseehaLogin or register to post comments Read moreA new advertising slogan from an international beverage company makes its case in just three words: "Obey Your Thirst." Although these words are meant to produce an impulsive reaction rather than reflection, it would be good, and immensely more refreshing and rewarding if, for a change, we did the exact opposite. For, this is the battle cry of the pop culture. That is why the ad never explains why we must obey our thirst. In fact, this has been the central obsession of Jahiliya societies throughout history: Eat, drink, and be merry because tomorrow we die. Do whatever pleases you. You live only once so make the most of it. Obey your desires.