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Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 9) – Snake in the city

Islahi  |  23-07-2018  | The Mathnavi Shareef mentions the fascinating anecdote of ‘The Snake in the City of Baghdad’. In this anecdote, Maulana Rumi (R) likens the nafs of the Sufi to the snake which has become ‘frozen’ due to Mujahadah, Zikrullah, Suhbah of the Ahlullah and a pious environment, and therefore appears ‘dead’. However, if(…)

Imam Jaffar Sadiq R – 21st Ramadaan-S2

Ramadaan 2018  |  05-06-2018  |  Imam Jaffar Sadiq R was the great, great grandson of Rasulullah (SAW). He was amongst the great auliya of the Ummah. He was an extremely pious and great personality. Regarding Imam Jaffar Sadiq R it is said he once told his companions: “Let us take a pledge, whomsoever of us is(…)

Intensify our Ibaadat in the last 10 Nights

Jumuah  |  01-06-2018  |  We are in the middle 10 days, a crucial part of this month. We need to seek forgiveness excessively. We should use this opportunity so that not a single sin remains. Our pious elders of the past were people who were engaged in so much Ibaadah, yet they feared non- acceptance,(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 6) – Match for the Prince

Islahi  |  12-03-2018  |  Allah SWT blessed Maulana Rumi (R) with deep wisdom and intellect whereby he could explain complicated matters and important lessons through simple anecdotes. The anecdote discussed from the Mathnavi Shareef is about a king who seeks a match for his beloved and only son (the prince), which is an important responsibility(…)

Preparation of the pious elders for death – Masjid Nurul-Huda, Randles Rd

Zikr  |  19-10-2017  |  Masjid Nurul-Huda, Randles Rd  |  The inevitability of death is one reality regarding which there is no dispute. Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) when asked who the most intelligent and wise person is, responded: ‘The person who remembers death the most, and prepares for it the most’. In the words of Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad(…)

Advices of Ibrahim bin Adham Rah – Part 6

Islahi  |  09-10-2017  |  The words of the Ahlullah remain alive long after their demise, and continue to inspire people and bring about reformation in their lives. Ibrahim bin Adham (R) once rejected a gift of a thousand Dinars from a wealthy person stating, ‘I have never accepted anything from the poor’. It is in this(…)

Advices of Ibrahim bin Adham Rah – Part 4

Islahi  |  11-09-2017  |   Sultan Ibrahim bin Adham (R) is regarded amongst the great Auliya Allah of this Ummah, his name is taken with great love and reverence and there is a desire to practice on his advices. We see how when a person sacrifices for the pleasure of Allah, then Allah SWT raises his(…)

Advices of Ibrahim bin Adham Rah – Part 2

islahi  |  31-07-2017  |  Sultan Ibrahim bin Adham (R) was the embodiment of many amazing qualities. Great lessons and inspiration is taken from the incident in which he assisted a companion in dire need, for which he was given a beautiful and sincere dua. To obtain such a dua is true wealth for a Believer(…)

Acquiring the sweetness of the love of Allah & Greeting the departing Hajee

Zikr  |  27-07-2017  |  The love of Allah SWT must supersede the love of everything else in this world; this is the essence of Kalimah Tayyibah ‘Laa illahah illallah Muhammadur-Rasoolullah (SAW)’. As we are approaching Qurbani season we are reminded of Ibraheem AS whose love for Allah SWT was tested when he was commanded to sacrifice(…)

Sacrifice the desires of the nafs

Zikr  |  13-07-2017  |  In the journey of Taqwa a person will experience the pain of sacrificing the desires of the nafs. The true lover of Allah SWT does not shy away; but takes the pain on his heart and bears with patience. Lesson is taken from the Pious Elders on fighting the desires of(…)

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