Category Archives: Our Pious Predecessors

In the Lap of Luxury

By Faatimah bintu ‘Abdil Malik – Part One If we comb through the annals of history, we will undoubtedly discover hundreds if not thousands of women who hailed from royal families and led lives of utter leisure and luxury. Despite … Continue reading

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A Heart of Gold

The Sahaabi of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Qays bin Sa’d bin ‘Ubaadah (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma), once fell ill. While recovering from the illness, he realized that none of his friends had come to visit him. On enquiry, he learned that they … Continue reading

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A DEMANDING BEGGAR

Hazrat Mufti Taqi Uthmāni Sahib حفظه الله has mentioned an amazing interaction between himself and his honourable father Hazrat Mufti Shafi Sahib رحمه الله.  He says; “It was the habit of my father to always give beggars something. Once I … Continue reading

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Barakah in Time

Sometimes, I wonder how it was possible for the scholars of this Ummah to write such large works in a very short time. I mean, they had very little resources, no technology, etc. Yet, the work they produced will make … Continue reading

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THE HARMS OF OVEREATING AND ITS CURE

Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has said that many sins are committed on account of overeating. As believers, we have to ensure discipline in our lives; 1. Do not become too accustomed to eating sumptuous … Continue reading

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A Journey of Humility

Sultaan Mahmood once travelled to the land of Khuraasaan On arriving there, he felt a great desire to visit the renowned Shaikh, Abul Hasan Kharqaani (rahimahullah). However, because the primary purpose for which Sultaan Mahmood had traveled to Khuraasaan was … Continue reading

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A UNIQUE INCIDENT DEPICTING THE EMULATION OF THE SUNNAH

Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat Sahib حفظه الله shares an amazing perspective detailed below: Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله mentioned in one of his lectures that it is Sunnah to eat bottle-gourd because … Continue reading

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Mothering the Men of Jannah

Khansaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the renowned poetess of Arabia, encouraged her four sons to participate in the battle of Qaadisiyyah in the following words: “O my sons! You accepted Islam willingly and left your homes voluntarily. By the promise of Allah … Continue reading

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Identifying with Idols

Sultaan Mahmood Ghaznawi – Part Two In the era of Sultaan Mahmood, Sawmnaat was the name of a large city and also the name of an idol which was housed within its temple. Sawmnaat, the idol, was so revered by … Continue reading

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Appreciating our Elders

Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah) mentions: “For the last 30 years, I have not slept without first supplicating and seeking forgiveness for Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah).” ‘Abdullah (rahimahullah), the son of Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah) says: I asked my father, … Continue reading

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