spiritual

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(…)

Rajab – Curtain Raiser to Ramadaan

Jumu’ah  |  16-03-2018  | Masjid Taqwa  |  This week has been ear marked as Israeli apartheid week. Palestinian people have been subjected to oppression, tyranny and gross abuse of human rights. As Muslims we need to play our part to identify, promote and expand on good practices to root out racism. The month of Rajab is(…)

Pearls from the Mathnavi – Part 6

Islahi  |  12-03-2018  |  Allah SWT blessed Maulana Rumi (R) with deep wisdom and intellect whereby he could explain complicated matters and important lessons through simple anecdotes. The anecdote discussed from the Mathnavi Shareef is about a king who seeks a match for his beloved and only son (the prince), which is an important responsibility(…)

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(…)

Pearls from the Mathnavi – Part 5

Islahi  |  29-01-2018  |  In the Mathnavi Shareef, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (R) mentions various anecdotes followed up by advices and guidance. In the story of ‘The Parrot and the Shopkeeper’, the shopkeeper’s beloved parrot stops talking after he beats it to baldness for spilling a bottle of almond oil, until the parrot sees a bald(…)

Gateway to Jannah – Gateway Musallah

Zikr  |  18-01-2018  |  Gateway Musallah  |  It is first night of the month of Jumadal Ula. Effort should be made to read the dua for the sighting of the new moon at the beginning of each Islamic month, the effect of which will last us until the next month arrives. Allah SWT speaks about the(…)

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(…)

Pearls from the Mathnavi – Part 3

Islahi  |  13-11-2017  |  Parrots are an amazing creation of Allah SWT, who have been given the unique abiity of imitating the speech of humans. Some parrots have become fluent in the Kalimah ‘Laa illaha illallah’, and Zikr of Allah SWT, due to the people of the home loving and frequently reciting the Zikr of(…)

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(…)

Obstacles in the path to Allah

Islahi  |  04-09-2017  |  The company of the Ahlullah transforms an ‘ordinary’ Muslim into someone who has Nisbat and Ta’alluq Ma’Allah, and a person gets a deep understanding of Deen which cannot be acquired from studying Kitabs. Whatever occupation you may be in, a state of Kamal (perfection) can be reached by sticking with the Ahlullah(…)

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