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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(…)

Importance of Enjoining Good and Prohibiting Evil – P3

Jumu’ah  |  23-02-2018  |  One of the fundamental and important pillars of Islam is ‘ENJOINING GOOD AND PROHIBITING EVIL’. There are many aayaat and ahadeeth pertaining to this topic. One of the main causes of the downfall of this Ummah is the negligence in enjoining good and forbidding from evil. It has become the overall attitude(…)

Importance of Enjoining good and Prohibiting Evil – P1

Jumu’ah  |  26-01-2018  |  There are many verses of the Holy Quran in which Allah SWT mentions the importance of enjoining good and prohibiting evil. Allah SWT has given us the title of being the “Best of Ummahs”, but this is conditional to the fact that we carry out whatever Allah SWT has mentioned thereafter in(…)

Importance of Enjoining good and Prohibiting Evil – P1

Jumu’ah  |  19-01-2018  | A very important subject matter of our Deen is the enjoining of good and prohibiting of evil. For this purpose, Allah SWT has sent all the Ambiyaa (AS) to this world. After the demise of the Seal of Prophets and Final Messenger (SAW), this duty of enjoining good and prohibiting evil,(…)

Give time daily for self improvement

Zikr Majlis  |  11-01-2018  |  We are living in challenging times where everyone has some problem or the other. Allah SWT warns us in the Holy Quran that there will be difficulties, but at the same time in Surah Inshirah reminds us to be patient, as hardships will be followed by good conditions. Today we(…)

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