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Spiritual Waterfall at Haramain

Zikr  |  04-07-2019  | Ashaar: Ilahi Teri Chokhat Par  We have entered Dhul Qa’dah, the first of the three consecutive sacred months, during which, according to Ibn Kathir (R), the reward of good deeds and similarly the sin of evil deeds is multiplied.  A Mu’min is conscious of the Islamic calendar and tries to reap(…)

Good start to Ramadan

Zikr  |  25-04-2019  |  Amanzimtoti Ashaar: Betha hoon Masjid e Nabawi Mein  We are transported on the wings of Iman with the poetry, ‘Betha hoon Masjid e Nabawi Mein’, to the beautiful atmosphere of Masjidun Nabawi Shareef, moreso in the month of Ramadan, the fragrance of which is drawing nearer! Allah SWT has made providing(…)

Inviting towards good – duty of all Muslims

Islahi  |  25-03-2019  | Part of the teachings of Deen is besides concern for our own Iman, reformation and Akhirah, to also have concern for the people around us. Allah SWT commanded in the Qur’an, ‘O people of Iman, save yourself, then your family from the fire of hell’. Therefore, it is the responsibility of(…)

Shake off heedlessness and focus on the great months – Avondale Musallah

Zikr Majlis  |  07-03-2019  |  Avondale Musallah We are about to enter the spiritual ‘high season’ of the Mu’min with the approach of Rajab, Sha’ban and Ramadan, regarding which Nabi ﷺ would make the dua, ‘Allahumma barik lana fee Rajab wa Sha’ban waballighna Ramadan’. Grasp these opportunities, in accordance with the exhortation of Nabi-e Kareem ﷺ to appreciate(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 13) – From the stench of sin to the fragrance of piety

Islahi  |  07-01-2019  | The anecdote regarding the tanner who became unconscious when exposed to a fragrant scent, only able to be revived with the foul odour of faeces was related. From this, Maulana Rumi (R) draws the lesson that the person accustomed to the repugnant ‘odour’ of environments of sin will be restless and(…)

Matric Results and Career Choices

Jumuah  |  04-01-2019  |  Masjid Taqwa At this time of the year when the matric results are released, there are those that have succeeded and others who have not. It reminds us of a similar scenario which will be on the Day of Qiyamah, when our results of the exam of life will be released.(…)

He will guide me to the shore even through stormy oceans – Avondale Musallah

Zikr  |  11-10-2018  |  Avondale Musallah |  The beautiful poetry recited ‘Ay Khuda Mujhko Aasoo Ka Darya Bhi De’ which is filled with lesson, was composed by Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Akhtar Sahib (R) whom Allāh SWT blessed with a heart filled with His love. Hazrat requests, ‘O Allah, grant me the enjoyment of the garden(…)

4 Sacred months – Significance

Zikr Majlis  |  26-07-2018  |  Avondale Musallah, Durban  | Poetry: ‘Ka’be pe pari jab pehli nazar’ The system of timekeeping of twelve months is ordained by Allah SWT. Of the twelve months, the four months that are sanctified are Dhul Qa’dah, Dhul Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab. Ibn Kathir (R) explains the meaning of a month being(…)

Tafseer of Surah Yaseen – 22nd Ramadaan-S1

Ramadaan 2018  |  06-06-2018  |  Allah SWT recited Surah Yasin and Surah Taha a 1000 years before the creation of the Heavens and earth. The angels said: “Blessed be the Ummah upon whom the Quran has been sent; blessed are the hearts that memorise it and blessed are the tongues that recite it.” The benefits of(…)

Prophetic advices for Ramadaan

Islahi  |  14-05-2018  |  With the blessed month of Ramadan being a matter of hours away, in emulation of a great Sunnah the sermon given by Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) on the last day of Sha’ban is being read. In this sermon, amongst other virtues and advices, it is explained that in Ramadan rewards for deeds are multiplied(…)

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