Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ya Hayyu, Ya Qayyum

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, Bi Rahmatika (n)Astagheeth

Oh Ever Living and Protector, I beseech through Your mercy Your aid.

My grandfather, who has Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease tells us to recite this du'aa every day whenever we remember.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

No Children as of Yet

To get married is in one’s control but having children is not in one’s control. While adopting the means is within our control, seeing the fruits of the means is out of our control. Allah Ta’ala alone controls everything. A person of Imaan will never get angry nor blame someone for something which is not in that person’s control. The doctor can only explain to the couple the possible reasons for them not having children. Thereafter he may prescribe various medical treatments. His expertise ends at this point. He cannot guarantee the couple that they will have a child. At times we get so engrossed in adopting the various means, that we unconsciously completely forget our Allah Ta’ala, the sole creator and controller of everything.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

More about Signs

Sometimes the most simple signs of Allah can strike you.

For example, I was awestruck yesterday at how two places on the same earth can be so different in fauna and flora.

Flying over South Africa, you see patches of green; flying over Canada, you see the same patches of green. When you get down though, the greens morph into trees that may have looked the same from above but are completely different from leaves to even the bark of the trunk. Acacias stand almost everywhere trees grow in South Africa, yet you will be hard pressed to find one over in Canada. You can find raccoon almost everywhere in Canada, yet will probably not see a single one in South Africa.

And yet another sign that is as amazing is that no matter how different the climates of these two countries are, you will find them abundant in other creations like pigeons and sparrows, grass and dandelions, to name a few.

It's something to think about. No wonder some guides ask their followers to ponder over nature. There are so many signs of Allah in the tiniest of creations if we only take the time to look and think.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Acquiring the love of Allah Ta'ala and His Rasul (Salla Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam)

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's after Asr majlis on the 26th of Ramadhaan 1433 

The whole effort is to infuse the love of Allah Ta'ala into the heart. Once the love is there, the person moves automatically. The love should be so intense that a person is not prepared to make any compromise with regards the laws of Deen. Five things should be done to acquire the love of Allah Ta'ala and his Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam):

  1. Ask Allah Ta'ala to sustain one with his love and the love of his Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).
  2. Follow the ways of Rasulullah (sallallahu alahi wasallam) in the minutest of things.
  3. Sit in the company of the lovers (the pious servants of Allah Ta'ala).
  4. When doing any action, make the intention that I am doing it for the love of Allah Ta'ala.
  5. Ponder over the favours of Allah Ta'ala and his Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).
 download -> 26th_Ramadhaan_Asr.mp3

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Shaheed in Ramadhaan

Subhaan Allah!

We have those who spend time debating the sunnah of the beard...

And then we have those who die to defend the beard!

May Allah ta'aala grant brother Mohammed Fayaaz Kazi Jannatul Firdaws and the reward of Badr for dying to defend a sunnah.

'Moulana Shabbeir Saloojee, the principal of Darul Uloom Zakarriyah, one of South Africa’s leading Islamic seminaries described the death of Fayaaz as that of a shaheed or martyr. “We know that it is very important for us to uphold every sunnat (practice) of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and unfortunately sometimes we meet different challenges in upholding it.”
He added, “Tonight we have the mayyit (funeral) of this shaheed in this blessed month of Ramadan for the sake of the beard of Rasullulah (peace be upon him)…The Noble Quran also tells us with regards to the martyrs that, Bal Ahyah, they are alive in the court of Allah Ta’ala and this this is just a crossing from this world into the next world.” '