Sunday, 25 February 2018

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Three Deeds

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

“There are three deeds through which one gains complete Fanaa (annihilation of his desires) and proximity to Allah Ta‘ala:

1.)   Ittibaa‘e Sunnat: Following the complete Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in all facets of one’s life.

2.)   Serving people, together with tolerating their harm.

3.)   Respecting the symbols of Deen.”

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Faithfulness in Marriage

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Once a group of Muslims were on their travels propagating Islam in Edinburgh. The Imam was leading the prayer [in a public place]. After completing it, he was met by a few girls. One of the girls asked, "Do you know English?"

The young man [who was leading the prayer] said, "I do."

She said, "What is this that you have done?"

The young man replied, "We have performed worship."

The girl said, "But today isn’t Sunday."

The young man said, "We do this five times a day."

The young lady expressed, "That’s a lot."

The young man explained that if the blessings of Allah Ta'ala are kept in view, this is very little. And this is that action which brings about the spring of tranquility. This isn’t hardship, this is felicity.

Then the girl extended her hand to bid farewell and the young man said, "Forgive me for my hand cannot touch you."

She asked: “Why?”

He said, "This is my wife’s trust".
The girl collapsed to the ground. With tears in her eyes, she said, "How blessed is that wife who has such a husband. O that the men in Europe would be like this!"


Additional Reading

by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi 'alayh)

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

When the world comes between you...

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Ahmad Ibn Ammaar related:

A GROUP OF STUDENTS once set out with their teacher to attend a Janazah Salaah. As they proceeded, they passed by some dogs that were playing together. The teacher drew the students’ attention to the dogs and said: “Observe how happily these dogs are playing together.”

After the Janazah, they again passed by the same dogs. This time, the dogs were standing around a carcass and were barking at each other. They began to bite off and snatch morsels of meat from the carcass. Soon, they were growling, snarling and fighting with each other over the meat.

By way of lesson and caution, the teacher then said to his students: “My students, you have seen these animals. Take lesson. You too will remain the best of friends so long as worldly riches do not come between you. When the world comes between you, you will then become hostile with each other, oppose each other, and fight like dogs over a carcass!”

Tariq Dimishq, Volume 5, Page 85