Hadith on the virtue of spending generously on ‘Ashura

Hadith on the virtue of spending generously on ‘Ashura

By Mufti Hanif Yusuf Patel

The Messenger of Allah (peace and salutations be upon him) said:

من وسَّع علي عياله يوم عاشوراء وسع الله عليه سائر السنة

Translation: Whoever generously spends on his dependents on the day of Aashura, Allah Ta’ala will expand his sustenance (Baraqah) for the rest of that year.

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The Month of Muharram

The Month of Muharram

auc-web-decorative-images-motifs-1_page_09 Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Glorious Qur’ān,

Lo! The number of the months with Allāh is twelve months by Allāh’s Ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth. Four of them are sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves in them… (9:36)

The specification of these four sacred months is stated in a hadīth narrated by Abū Bakrah radhiyallāhu ‘anhu that Rasūlullāh sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said,

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Tell Me About Eid?

Tell Me About Eid?

Eid-Mubarak-Wallpaper-5.jpgAdapted by: (Mufti) Abraar Alli

Approaching the day of ‘Eid, there are mixed emotions for Muslims. They are divided between the sorrow of the departing of Ramadhan and the happiness of welcoming the Islamic celebration of ‘Eid.
Ramadhan is a blessed month which brought about the best in our worship, good actions, spending and taqwa.
The celebration of Eid is due to religious achievement. Therefore, with recharged spiritual batteries, we now have the determination to optimise our performance and celebrate the blessed day in the method shown to us in the Sunnah.
Here are some Sunnah practices and guidelines that will be rewarding to us: Read more about Tell Me About Eid?

Attending a Janāzah

Attending a Janāzah

by Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh

The journey to the Hereafter is one which almost every person fears, yet we fail to show any concern for our dear and near ones from the time of their demise to after burial. Our condition at such a critical time is worthy of much lament and shame. Rather than our benefitting the deceased in anyway, we return from the funeral with no benefit to ourselves or to the family; in fact we return with increase in the hurt and grief of the family and maybe sin too. This is because we are neglectful and forget the severity of the stages which our beloved ones are soon to reach. Read more about Attending a Janāzah

Sublime “Holiday Spots” Not to forget!!

Sublime “Holiday Spots” Not to forget!!

By: Moulana Mohammad

A man was on his way to a neighboring village when an angel suddenly appeared before him. ‘What takes you to this village? ‘Enquired the angel. ‘To visit a brother whom I love for the sake of Allah,’ was the sincere reply. The angel questioned further, ‘do you have any other motive?’

The man replied ‘No, upon which the angel exclaimed, I am the messenger of Allah and I assure you that Allah loves you as you love your brother.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith:6495)

At the same time, another angle is deputed to proclaim he following message to him:

“You have done well, your foot steps have been profitable, and you have prepared an abode for yourself in Paradise.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith:2008) Read more about Sublime “Holiday Spots” Not to forget!!

Two Levels of Al-A‘māl As-Sālihah (Good Deeds)

Two Levels of Al-A‘māl As-Sālihah (Good Deeds)

Every human that comes into this world is ordered to fulfil two responsibilities – Īmān and Al-A‘māl As-Sālihah (good deeds). The success and failure of both worlds depend on completing these two tasks.

If a person on an individual level adorns his life with Īmān and Al-A‘māl As-Sālihah, then he will achieve individual success in his individual kingdom. Allāh ta‘ālā states:

Whoever, male or female, has acted righteously, while being a believer, We shall certainly make him live a good life, and shall give such people their reward for the best of what they used to do. (16:97) Read more about Two Levels of Al-A‘māl As-Sālihah (Good Deeds)

The New Year

The New Year

Having just completed the year 2014, the ‘New Year’ is seen and heard all around us. However, the question remains as to what should be a Muslim’s take on these events.

Upon the passing of a year, the common trend is to celebrate; people have birthday parties, wedding anniversaries etc. However, in certain spheres this is not the case; take the example of a businessman who at the end of the (financial) year will first take stock of the past year. He will meticulously go through the accounts of the past year taking into account every single penny. He will check to see if he made a profit, and if so then how can he make more in the coming year. He will check his expenses: where did he spend his money? Can he make further savings? All of this is done so that he can make the coming year more profitable than the one that has passed. Read more about The New Year

Istikhārah-Its Method and Some Misconceptions

Istikhārah-Its Method and Some Misconceptions

Istikhārah means to turn to Allāh ta‘ālā and seek goodness from Him. This is because Allāh ta‘ālā knows what we do not know. As Allāh ta‘ālā is fully aware of the end result and consequence of every matter and we merely speculate, we should ask Allāh ta‘ālā to guide us towards goodness in our endeavours or tasks that we are about to embark on. It should be understood that istikhārah is simply a du‘ā like any other du‘ā. However, it has more chance of acceptance in the Court of Allāh ta‘ālā as it has been specifically taught by Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam to his Ummah. It is a prayer offered to Allāh ta‘ālā before embarking on a particular course of action or choosing from a number of options, asking Him to guide us towards goodness and the correct and better choice, and to save us from that course of action or choice if goodness lies elsewhere. Read more about Istikhārah-Its Method and Some Misconceptions

A Simple Format for ‘ibadah on Auspicious nights

A Simple Format for ‘ibadah on Auspicious nights

A Simple Format for ‘ibadah on Auspicious nights

Our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu’alaihiwasallam) has mentioned:
“Indeed your Lord has reserved certain special moments in time (in which he emits abundant/special mercy)
Be sure to avail yourselves for these opportunities.” (Majma’uz Zawaaid)
We are usually aware of the significant occasions that present themselves each year. The crucial thing is how do we “avail ourselves” and maximise our benefit from these blessed nights?
Here under is a suggested format for “What to do on Blessed nights?” Read more about A Simple Format for ‘ibadah on Auspicious nights