poetry

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(…)

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(…)

Hazrat Maulana Mazhar Sb DB – an embodiment of Akhlaq

Zikr  |  15-02-2018  | Poetry: Maulana Mazhar ki Amaad The programs of Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Mazhar Sb DB – the illustrious son of an illustrious father, have been widely announced. We tend to take the Ahlullah for granted because they come regularly to our shores. We should actually be seeking out their company,(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 1) – Ayaaz & the jealous Ministers

Islahi  |  16-10-2017  |  The great Aalim and Wali Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (R) is inspired world famous for his masterpiece of Islamic Poetry – ‘Mathnavi Shareef’. Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sb (R) had a great connection with the Mathnavi Shareef, from his teenage years and throughout his life, and has written a synopsis and(…)

Reviving the spiritual heart

Zikr  |  28-09-2017  | The ‘heart’ of the science of Tasawwuf and Sulook is a matter of the heart – developing, reforming and purifying it. There are innumerable Ayats of the Holy Quran and Ahadith which speak about the heart, detailing what a sound heart is, and the various diseases of the heart. The Mashaaikh(…)

Special feelings at Baitullah – Musallah Rahmaniyyah, Canon Ave

Zikr  |  24-08-2017  |  Musallah Rahmaniyyah, Canon Ave  |  We are in the Mubarak month of Dhul Hijjah, and the Hujjaaj are preparing to embark on the five days of Hajj. Once they complete the rites of Hajj they will return with the ‘certificate’ of Jannah, and the title of ‘Hajee’. Shaikhul Islam, Hazrat Mufti Taqi(…)

Remembrance of Death – 24th Ramadaan – S1

Ramadaan 2017  |  18-06-2017  |  24th Night – Session 1 |  Our pious elder, Hazrat Shaikh Zakariyya R gave reminders about maut (death) in poetry form (ashaar), so as to emphasize the purpose of being in this world. The lesson to ponder is that this life is a transit lounge. Nabi SAW who was most needed for(…)

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