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Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 11) – The Falcon and the Owls

Islahi  |  17-09-2018  |  The Mathnavi Shareef of Maulana Rumi (R) is a masterpiece appreciated not only by Muslims, but by a great number of non-Muslims as well. Although they have not grasped the true essence of Maulana Rumi’s (R) message (i.e. Tauhid, Sunnah, following the Shari’ah and recognising Allah SWT), they derive inspiration, benefit, moral(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 10) – King’s Falcon

Islahi  |  10-09-2018  | Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 10) – King’s Falcon  | In the anecdote, ‘The King’s Falcon’ from the Mathnavi Shareef of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi (R), the falcon flies away from the Palace of the king, only to be disfigured by an old woman who in ignorance considers the traits of perfection in(…)

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(…)

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.(…)

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(…)

Beware of the influence of Shaitaan – Isipingo Hills Masjid

Zikr Majlis |  22-03-2018 |  Isipingo Hills Masjid  |  When the Fadhl (special mercy and favour) of Allah is upon a person, he will not be misguided by shaytaan, but will follow the path of Rahman. Allah SWT has warned the Believers in the Holy Quran against following the shaytaan, who invites towards all kinds of vices.(…)

Sunnah life – freedom from worry and sorrow – Athlone Park Musallah, Amanzimtoti

Zikr  |  09-11-2017   |  Athlone Park Musallah, Amanzimtoti  |  The only formula to achieve freedom from the worries and sorrows of both the worlds is to become the true slave of Madinah, by practicing on the ways and teachings of Nabi-e-Kareem (SAW) from the heart, with full conviction.  The ultimate reality and essence of the life(…)

Revive the true spirit of Zul-Hijjah and Qurbani

islahi  |  21-08-2017  |   We are on the threshold of the auspicious and Mubarak month of Dhul Hijjah. The first ten nights (and days) of Dhul Hijjah are so significant that Allah SWT has taken an oath on them in the Holy Quran: ‘Wal fajr. Walayalin a’ashr’; and unique to these ten days are(…)

Advices of Ibrahim bin Adham Rah – Part 3

islahi  |  14-08-2017  |  On one occasion Hazrat Ibraheem bin Adham (R) was asked, ‘Why are our Duas not accepted’, and he gave this very famous piece of advice: ‘Our hearts’ have become dead because of ten things: 1. You have known Allah, yet you have not fulfilled His duties. 2. You have read the(…)

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