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Aashura – day of hope for Ummah

Special  |  19-09-2018  |  The 10th of Muharram – Yawmu Aashura, is a ‘big day’ in the Islamic calendar. The fast of Aashura was Fardh (compulsory) until Allah SWT decreed the fasting of Ramadan, the reward of which is forgiveness for the past year’s sins. In order to distinguish from the fasting of the Jews,(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 10) – King’s Falcon

Islahi  |  10-09-2018  | Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 10) – King’s Falcon  | In the anecdote, ‘The King’s Falcon’ from the Mathnavi Shareef of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (R), the falcon flies away from the Palace of the king, only to be disfigured by an old woman who in ignorance considers the traits of perfection in(…)

Sayyidina Usman RA – a role model for Muslim businessmen

Jumuah |  31-08-2018 | Hazrat Uthman (RA) whole life was dedicated to serving Deen. Allah Ta’ala had blessed him with wealth, side by side with generosity, which was proverbial.  His life is a lesson to traders & businessmen, that when Allah Ta’ala blesses a person with wealth & prosperity, then he should not hold back but(…)

Arafah – day of amnesty and acceptance

Islahi  |  20-08-2018  |  The day of Arafah is a great day, not only for the Hujjaj but for the entire Ummah. It was regarding this day that Allah SWT proclaimed, ‘I have completed your Dīn, I’ve completed all My favours upon you and I have chosen Islām as your way of life’. The virtues(…)

Zul Hijjah Rules and Virtues

Jumuah |  10-08-2018 | Allah Ta’ala takes an oath on the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, which is an indication of its greatness & significance. The 9th & 10th are very important, not only for us, but more so for the hujaaj as well. Nabi has mentioned, that whoever intends sacrificing an animal should cut(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 8) – Opinions on an Elephant

Islahi  |  09-07-2018  |  The anecdote ‘The Different Opinions on an Elephant’ from the Mathnavi of Maulana Rumi (R) is very relevant to our times. Each person who felt a different part of the Elephant drew a conclusion about what an Elephant is! Only once the light of morning came, their misconceptions were removed. Misunderstandings can(…)

Restrictions of Deen give us true freedom

Zikr  |  19-04-2018  | In the words of Beloved Rasool (SAW), the Believer in this world is in a prison and the disbeliever is in paradise. The Believer, for the short life of this world happily and willingly accepts the restrictions placed upon him, knowing he will soon be relieved from this ‘prison’ of dunya into an(…)

Acquire the steam of the love of Allah – Muaaz bin Jabal Musallah, Westville

Zikr Majlis  |  15-03-2018  |  Muaaz bin Jabal Musallah, Westville  |  The objective of your love should be the very Being that created you, Allah Rabbul Izzat, and those who are closely associated with Him. Love is a great sentiment, which must be directed towards something that is not perishable and that will give us maximum ‘returns’.(…)

Role of Muslims in the changing political landscape of SA

Jumu’ah  |  16-02-2018  |  Masjid-un-Noor, Asheville  | With the changing political landscape occurring in our country; what is the purpose of the Muslim in this country or any other country? We have a sublime obligation to fulfil. Innumerable examples from the Holy Quran are given by Allah (SWT), which explain that what is beneficial will(…)

Jumu’ah – 02-02-2018 – Masjid-us-Sawliheen, Sherwood

Jumu’ah  |  02-02-2018  |  Masjid-us-Sawliheen, Sherwood  | “Don’t compare with those who have more than you………” A big human weakness and shortcoming that needs rectification and reformation is COMPARISON. That is always comparing ourselves with others in material aspects. This is very detrimental and results in UNGRATEFULNESS, even though we have been blessed with a(…)

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