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Zikr Majlis – 01-11-2018

Zikr  |  01-11-2018  |  The crux of our purpose in this world is how to prepare for the Hereafter and how to abstain from sin and acts of transgression, which will bring about the displeasure and punishment of Allah SWT. This is a challenge in today’s times, because the temptations are so great and the(…)

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,(…)

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. 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(…)

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