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Dec08

What’s the sense in disobedience?

By: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng Source: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng Sheikh Abdur Rahman ibn al-Jawzi (Allah have mercy on him) has advised that it is imperative for those who want to be obedient to Allah Most High to not leave their homes unless they are heavily compelled to do so. If there is a need to go out, then the believer must lower his gaze and refrain from meeting with anyone beyond what is necessary (by way of decorum and fulfilling the rights of others). A man, particularly a scholar, must resort to solitude and study the lives of the pious predecessors (first generations of Muslims). He must visit the graves of the pious men. Moreover, no sincere believer should miss the Tahajjud Salaah...

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Dec02

What is the Unseen worth?

By: Zainul Mussa Source: Collection of Treasures Once, whilst in the company of one of my respected teachers, he gave us some Naseehah (advice). He mentioned to us important points to remember as students of knowledge. I will mention one of these below. During the time of Harun Rashid there was a saintly man by the name of Behlul رحمه الله who was an ascetic. Sayyiduna Behlul رحمه الله would generally be found sitting at the beach side, building sand models then breaking them. On one occasion, whilst Harun Rashid and his wife, Zubaida Khatun, were travelling on elephants, they came past Sayyiduna Behlul رحمه الله who was, as usual, building houses from the sand. On seeing Sayyiduna Behlul...

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Nov26

The merit of Sura al-Waqi’ah (56)

By: Shaykh Muhammad Zakariya Kandhlawi Source: Fazaa’il Aamaal via Jamiatul Ulama Guateng Ibn Masud (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Whoever reads surah AI-Waqi’ah (sura 56) every night, starvation shall never afflict him.” Ibn Masud (Radiallahu Anhu) used to bid his daughters recite this surah every night. The virtues of surah Al Waqi’ah are also reported in many ahadith. There is a hadith to the effect that whoever reads surahs Al-Hadid, AI-Waqi’ah and Ar-Rahman, is reckoned amongst the dwellers of Jannat-ul­ Firdaus (the highest level of Paradise). In another hadith, it is stated that surah AI-Waqi’ah,...

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