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In every crisis, He alone is my support – Al Ihsan Musallah, Ibnis Rd

Zikr  |  04-10-2018  |  Al Ihsan Musallah, Ibnis Rd  |  We all face situations in life where we are in a state of perplexion, grief and fear and it is at times like this that the Iman of a Believer is tested the most. When a person has a strong relationship with Allah SWT, which comes(…)

Gateway to Paradise or Hell – our choice – Gateway Musallah

Zikr  |  27-09-2018  |  Gateway Musallah  |  Allah SWT has spoken about two gateways in the Qur’an Shareef – the gateway of Jahannam which the people of hellfire will be shoved into and the gateway of Jannah which the people of paradise will be made to enter with great honour and dignity. Nabi-e-Kareem ﷺ said, ‘The(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 11) – The Falcon and the Owls

Islahi  |  17-09-2018  |  The Mathnavi Shareef of Maulana Rumi (R) is a masterpiece appreciated not only by Muslims, but by a great number of non-Muslims as well. Although they have not grasped the true essence of Maulana Rumi’s (R) message (i.e. Tauhid, Sunnah, following the Shari’ah and recognising Allah SWT), they derive inspiration, benefit, moral(…)

Making the heart the envy of gardens with the Zikr of Allah Ta’aala

Zikr  |  06-09-2018  |  The poetry ‘Ishqe Asnam’ of Maulana Shah Hakeem Akhtar Sb (R) from the compilation Faizan-e-Muhabbah is being discussed. The poetry begins, ‘With the love of idols we found that the hearts became restless’, idols referring to beloved ones or beloved things which are prohibited or which lead to the disobedience of(…)

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(…)

Madinah: a sparkling diamond among the cities of the world

Zikr Majlis  |  19-07-2018  | Poetry: ‘Makhmoore hawaao me dil chaspe nazaaro me’ We are less than forty days from witnessing the great Ibadah of Hajj and the excitement in the Ummah is building up. Hajj is not only for the Hujjaaj who have the great fortune of standing in front of Raudha Mubarak, Baitullah(…)

Recognising our true heroes

Zikr Majlis | 05-07-2018 | . It is important to continuously nourish our Iman and strengthen our Yaqin by focusing on the Seerah of our beloved Rasul (SAW) and speaking about his illustrious Companions RA. We should speak about the status of Allah’s Nabi (SAW) until it becomes so deeply embedded that nobody else can ever(…)

Without His mercy, none can be purified – Avondale Musallah

Zikr  |  22-02-2018  |  Avondale Musallah  | Poetry: Jis Pe Hota He Fazle Rahmaani The poetry of the lovers of Allah SWT is deep in meaning and conveys important lessons to us. From the poetry, ‘Jis Pe Hota He Fazle Rahmaani’ we learn that it is only by the Rahmah (mercy) and Fadhl (grace) of Allah(…)

Seerah & Children of Nabi (SAW) – Masjid Umar Farooq, Mackenzie Park

Special  |  29-11-2017  |   Masjid Umar Farooq, Mackenzie Park  |  The Seerah is an ocean with no shore. Fourteen hundred years have passed yet the subject matter has not been exhausted, and continues to inspire! Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) emphasised, and he himself was the embodiment of compassion, love and kindness towards children. Countless incidents show the beautiful(…)

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