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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(…)

Gifts from Ramadaan to the Ummah

Ramadaan 2018  |  08-06-2018  |  If this Ummah knew the great benefits of Ramadaan, we would wish the entire year to be Ramadaan. It is a sign of Imaan that a person honours his guest. This is such a guest that has come to give the gifts of Maghfirah & Taqwa. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala grants(…)

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,(…)

Prophetic advices for Ramadaan

Islahi  |  14-05-2018  |  With the blessed month of Ramadan being a matter of hours away, in emulation of a great Sunnah the sermon given by Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) on the last day of Sha’ban is being read. In this sermon, amongst other virtues and advices, it is explained that in Ramadan rewards for deeds are multiplied(…)

Disasters – Don’t worry how, be concerned why

Zikr  |  04-01-2018  |  Masjid-ut-Taqwa, Sea Cow Lake  |  The deeds of man have brought about corruption and chaotic conditions that prevail in the world today. Scientific explanations are limited to ‘how’ things happen. The knowledge of ‘why’ was reserved by Allah SWT for His chosen servants – the Ambiyaa AS, through Wahi (revelation). There(…)

Mumin is always on duty, even during holidays

Islahi  |  06-11-2017  |  The lesson for the Believer, wherever in the world we go, is to not get caught up in the ‘scenery’ only, but to always remember the Creator of all sceneries, Allah Rabbul Izzat. The Quran says travel on earth, but with the eyes of admiration of the creation of Allah, and admonition.(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 2) – King Mahmood and the 5 robbers

Islahi  |  23-10-2017  | The story of ‘King Mahmood and the five robbers’ from the Mathnavi Shareef of Moulana Jalaluddin Rumi (R) was discussed. In this story King Mahmood discards his royal garb, and sets out into the city at night to observe the condition of the people of his kingdom. This was a common(…)

For peace of heart, rely on Allah alone – Junction Masjid, Clairwood

Zikr  |  12-10-2017  |  Junction Masjid, Clairwood  | Poetry: Siwa-e-Tere Every person has some kind of difficulty and problem they are experiencing, and through the words of the Arif Billah we learn where to turn to at such times. There is none we can show the pain of our heart and soul, as the next(…)

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(…)

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