Taubah

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 15) – Dialogue between Hazrat Muawiya R.A and Shaytaan

Islahi  |  28-01-2019  | The anecdote from the Mathnavi Shareef of Maulana Rumi (R) is discussed in which shaytan awakens Hazrat Muawiya (RA) for Salah, preventing the tremendous remorse he would have expressed by which Allah SWT would have elevated his status.  Sayyidina Muawiya RA was from among the great Sahaba of this Ummah, entrusted(…)

Desirable Qur’anic Qualities 1/3

Jumuah  |  19-01-2019  |  Masjid Taqwa Ten qualities mentioned in Surah Ahzab, are the qualities of success, by which a person will gain the greatest reward and maghfirah. We should strive to develop these qualities so that we can be recognised by them. Men and women have been mentioned separately to emphasise its importance. 1.(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 13) – From the stench of sin to the fragrance of piety

Islahi  |  07-01-2019  | The anecdote regarding the tanner who became unconscious when exposed to a fragrant scent, only able to be revived with the foul odour of faeces was related. From this, Maulana Rumi (R) draws the lesson that the person accustomed to the repugnant ‘odour’ of environments of sin will be restless and(…)

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(…)

Standing in the Court of Allah as a Beggar

Zikr Majlis  |  09-08-2018  | Poetry: ‘Ilahi Teri Chokhat Par’ Visiting Baitullah is a great spiritual experience where a person has the opportunity to make true Taubah to Allah SWT in a manner that secures his Maghfirah (forgiveness). In the poetry ‘Ilahi Teri Chokhat Par’, Hazrat Mufti Taqi Usmani (DB) expresses the emotions that a(…)

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 &(…)

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(…)

Importance of Enjoining good and Prohibiting Evil – P1

Jumu’ah  |  19-01-2018  | A very important subject matter of our Deen is the enjoining of good and prohibiting of evil. For this purpose, Allah SWT has sent all the Ambiyaa (AS) to this world. After the demise of the Seal of Prophets and Final Messenger (SAW), this duty of enjoining good and prohibiting evil,(…)

Advices of Ibrahim bin Adham Rah – Part 4

Islahi  |  11-09-2017  |   Sultan Ibrahim bin Adham (R) is regarded amongst the great Auliya Allah of this Ummah, his name is taken with great love and reverence and there is a desire to practice on his advices. We see how when a person sacrifices for the pleasure of Allah, then Allah SWT raises his(…)

Stop the desires of the nafs with the brake of Taqwa

Zikr  |  04-05-2017  | Protection against sin lies in picturing the Day of Qiyamah. When a person reflects on standing before Allah SWT, and the presentation of his deeds, then it becomes the ‘brakes’ which stops the ‘car of nafs’ speeding towards ghunaa (sin). The struggle of life in this dunya is to reverse off(…)

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