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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(…)

Desirable Qur’anic Qualities 3/3

Jumuah  |  01-02-2019  |  Masjid Taqwa When Allah promises forgiveness and a great reward, then He will reward according to His position, mercy and generosity. Who can match Allah’s treasure, when He is the owner of every treasure of the heavens and the earth? So imagine what type of reward He will give! Those who(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 15) – Dialogue between Hazrat Muawiya R.A and Shaytaan

Islahi  |  28-01-2019  | The anecdote from the Mathnavi Shareef of Maulana Rumi (R) is discussed in which shaytan awakens Hazrat Muawiya (RA) for Salah, preventing the tremendous remorse he would have expressed by which Allah SWT would have elevated his status.  Sayyidina Muawiya RA was from among the great Sahaba of this Ummah, entrusted(…)

Desirable Qur’anic Qualities 2/3

Jumuah  |  25-01-2019  |  Masjid Taqwa These are ten qualities of the Believers who will be forgiven and for whom a very great reward and compensation has been prepared. Women have been mentioned separately, to illustrate that females too should strive to imbue these qualities within them. The quality of patience is mentioned specifically because(…)

Desirable Qur’anic Qualities 1/3

Jumuah  |  19-01-2019  |  Masjid Taqwa Ten qualities mentioned in Surah Ahzab, are the qualities of success, by which a person will gain the greatest reward and maghfirah. We should strive to develop these qualities so that we can be recognised by them. Men and women have been mentioned separately to emphasise its importance. 1.(…)

Aashura – day of hope for Ummah

Special  |  19-09-2018  |  The 10th of Muharram – Yawmu Aashura, is a ‘big day’ in the Islamic calendar. The fast of Aashura was Fardh (compulsory) until Allah SWT decreed the fasting of Ramadan, the reward of which is forgiveness for the past year’s sins. In order to distinguish from the fasting of the Jews,(…)

Zul Hijjah Rules and Virtues

Jumuah |  10-08-2018 | Allah Ta’ala takes an oath on the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, which is an indication of its greatness & significance. The 9th & 10th are very important, not only for us, but more so for the hujaaj as well. Nabi has mentioned, that whoever intends sacrificing an animal should cut(…)

Love & Compassion for the Muslim Ummah

Jumuah |  27-07-2018 |  Hajj is a means  of forgiveness for the whole Ummah.  Allah Ta’ala accepts the duas of the Haaji on behalf of whoever he asks. Allah Ta’ala loves the action of compassion, & it is a trait of siddiqiyyat. To have love, compassion, seek forgiveness & make dua for the Ummah is on(…)

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(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 8) – Opinions on an Elephant

Islahi  |  09-07-2018  |  The anecdote ‘The Different Opinions on an Elephant’ from the Mathnavi of Maulana Rumi (R) is very relevant to our times. Each person who felt a different part of the Elephant drew a conclusion about what an Elephant is! Only once the light of morning came, their misconceptions were removed. Misunderstandings can(…)

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