spiritual

Istighfaar in the Holy Months

Jumuah |  03-08-2018 | Allah Ta’ala has kept 4 auspicious months in the calendar. These are the months of peace & truce. Dhul Hijjah is significant because 2 great acts of Ibadah, Hajj & Udhiya are found. Good deeds are multiplied, & so are sins. We should engage in various acts of Ibadah. Our heart &(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Simplicity is Sunnah way of life – Masjid-e-Ebrahim, Newlands

Zikr  |  12-07-2018  |  Masjid-e-Ebrahim, Newlands  | Poetry: Salaam us par Fourteen hundred years have passed, but the lessons and insights from the life of our beloved Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) are applicable to all aspects of our existence even today. He was the personality who helped the helpless and was looked up to by the downtrodden in society.(…)

Ramadan’s Lesson of Spending on the Poor

Jumuah  |  22-06-2018  |  Ramadaan is the spiritual rain that softens the hard hearts. It is a month of mutual sympathy. That spirit is meant to continue for the rest of the year. There is great virtue in bringing joy to another person. It is a guarantee of Allah Ta’ala being happy with that person on(…)

Preserve the gifts of Ramadan – Taqwa and Taubah

Zikr  |  21-06-2018  |  The month of Ramadan came and went like a dream and we are already back to the ‘rat-race’ of life. The Ahlullah may be physically departed from this world, but their teachings are very much alive. We can take barakat and fuyudh from them, however our Islah can only be made by(…)

Welcoming the guest of Ramadaan – Amanzimtoti Musallah

Zikr  |  10-05-2018  |  Amanzimtoti Musallah  |  Allah SWT has given Believers the beautiful opportunity of Ramadan for a ‘new birth’ to materialise. It is understood from Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) that the person who safeguards Ramadan and takes it as a month of great virtue and reformation will see the benefits throughout the year. As soon as(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 7) – Competition in decoration

Islahi  |  23-04-2018  |  In the anecdote discussed from the Mathnavi Shareef of Maulana Rumi (R), the Romans and the Chinese compete before the king in decoration. The Romans outdo the Chinese, simply by cleaning and polishing the walls of their area which then reflected the artwork of the Chinese appearing more beautiful than the original(…)

Restrictions of Deen give us true freedom

Zikr  |  19-04-2018  | In the words of Beloved Rasool (SAW), the Believer in this world is in a prison and the disbeliever is in paradise. The Believer, for the short life of this world happily and willingly accepts the restrictions placed upon him, knowing he will soon be relieved from this ‘prison’ of dunya into an(…)

Sha’ban – Season of Spiritual Spring-Cleaning

Jumu’ah  |  13-04-2018  | Masjid Taqwa  |  There is great wisdom in the varying seasons of the world. Everything in the universe is an indication of the greatness & power of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. Winter is the ‘Spring’ of the Believer: the reason being that the days are short, thus it is easier to fast(…)

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