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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,(…)

Sayyidina Usman RA – a role model for Muslim businessmen

Jumuah |  31-08-2018 | Hazrat Uthman (RA) whole life was dedicated to serving Deen. Allah Ta’ala had blessed him with wealth, side by side with generosity, which was proverbial.  His life is a lesson to traders & businessmen, that when Allah Ta’ala blesses a person with wealth & prosperity, then he should not hold back but(…)

Arafah – day of amnesty and acceptance

Islahi  |  20-08-2018  |  The day of Arafah is a great day, not only for the Hujjaj but for the entire Ummah. It was regarding this day that Allah SWT proclaimed, ‘I have completed your Dīn, I’ve completed all My favours upon you and I have chosen Islām as your way of life’. The virtues(…)

Zul Hijjah and Hajj Rewards

Jumuah |  17-08-2018 |  There is no greater Friday than that which coincides with the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. No deeds are greater in reward, or more accepted than those performed in these 10 days. We should take advantage & maximise our rewards, by having the same fervour as we would in the(…)

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 &(…)

Love & Compassion for the Muslim Ummah

Jumuah |  27-07-2018 |  Hajj is a means  of forgiveness for the whole Ummah.  Allah Ta’ala accepts the duas of the Haaji on behalf of whoever he asks. Allah Ta’ala loves the action of compassion, & it is a trait of siddiqiyyat. To have love, compassion, seek forgiveness & make dua for the Ummah is on(…)

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.(…)

Pearls from Mathnavi (P. 8) – Opinions on an Elephant

Islahi  |  09-07-2018  |  The anecdote ‘The Different Opinions on an Elephant’ from the Mathnavi of Maulana Rumi (R) is very relevant to our times. Each person who felt a different part of the Elephant drew a conclusion about what an Elephant is! Only once the light of morning came, their misconceptions were removed. Misunderstandings can(…)

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