Love

Preserving the family structure

Jumuah  |  19-04-2019  | Masjid Taqwa The family structure in the Western world is in stark contrast to what Islam teaches. That is a world full of individuals with a hedonistic mind-set, whose motivation in life is only fun and enjoyment. This is diametrically opposite to what we are taught. There are millions of orphans(…)

Kalimah Tayyibah – 3 levels to achieve

Jumuah  |  29-03-2019  |  Masjid Bilal, Castlehill Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala chose the best of humans to send as messengers for the guidance of mankind. They all came with one job, that is to invite the people to the oneness, worship and obedience of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. The first requirement of Tauheed is that(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 17) – The thirsty person and the wall

  Islahi Majlis |  18-02-2019  | The anecdote from the Mathnavi Shareef of Maulana Rumi (R) is discussed in which a thirsty person dismantles a wall brick-by-brick in order to reach the water. Through this anecdote, Maulana Rumi (R) explains that every Mu’min should experience a thirst to reach and be close to Allah SWT, however(…)

NZ mosque attack – Love trumps Hate

Jumuah  |  22-03-2019  |  Masjid Taqwa The speech given by the Imam, himself a survivor of the terror attack last week, was delivered in a public park and attended by 1000’s. The Imam delivered a very profound and universal message. Today, in place of the terrorist who was filled with hatred, he sees love, compassion(…)

Justice in inter-personal relationships

Jumuah  |  01-03-2019  |  Houghton Masjid West Street Allah Ta’ala admonishes us so that we may take heed and implement injustice. This is a six – point formula, the first being the principle of justice. Justice is a vast concept which encompasses rights, dues and duties. It includes fulfilling the rights of Allah, His Messengers,(…)

Durood in difficult moments

Zikr Majlis |  17-01-2019  | It is through Durood and Salaam that the true love of Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) will be generated in the heart. When that love is generated, Iman is perfected, A’maal will be perfected and this will gain a person entry into Jannah! Every person has some difficulty or problem in life and(…)

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(…)

Sayyidina Hussain RA – Our Hero, Our Role Model – Stanger

Jumuah  |  21-09-2018  | The important thing about the incident of Karbala is to emulate Sayyidina Hussain (RA) example & bring alive his qualities in our lives. Sayyidina Hussain (RA) was brought up in the lap of piety. He was extremely beloved to Nabi(SAW). A person who is the beloved of Nabi (SAW) automatically becomes(…)

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(…)

Zul Hijjah and Hajj Rewards

Jumuah |  17-08-2018 |  There is no greater Friday than that which coincides with the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. No deeds are greater in reward, or more accepted than those performed in these 10 days. We should take advantage & maximise our rewards, by having the same fervour as we would in the(…)

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