The most beloved to Allah was Nabi ﷺ. Despite this, his life was far from the ease many of us enjoy. Before he ﷺ was born his father passed away. At the age of 6, his mother passed away too and soon after, his grandad passed away. In his childhood and adolescent years, he ﷺ grew up in an environment alien to his temperament. He ﷺ was perfectly mannered in every way but his society was the opposite. At the age of 25, he ﷺ married a mature lady who had wealth, whilst he ﷺ did not. Nowadays, young people aspire to become financially stable before committing to a wife. In stark contrast, he ﷺ had no wealth when he ﷺ made Nikaah. Continue reading
The Prophet ﷺ and an army of Muslims were once travelling home, when Maa Aishah رضي الله عنها lost her necklace. Nabi ﷺ and the army stopped at a place called Baydaa to search for it. However, it was nowhere to be seen. Before we continue, just look at His exemplary character. Continue reading
Our goal in life is to please Allah by following His laws, not appease people by watering down His laws. Our pious predecessors always spoke out against the fitna of their times, even if it made them unpopular. Before going to Samarkand, Imam Bukhari رحمة الله عليه entered a town where he was so popular; 20,000 people came to meet him. As he settled there and became aware of the fitan, he began to speak out. The people did not like this. Continue reading
Nabi ﷺ once made a dua and then fell into prostration. After a while, he ﷺ sat back in the tashahud position and engaged in dua for the second time. Thereafter, he ﷺ fell into prostration again. He ﷺ repeated this process three times, making his sujood longer than his duas. Continue reading
Be careful, the influence of the Shias is strong and our youth are getting trapped. They play on their emotions and ignorance until they begin to question eminent Sahaaba رضي الله عنه. In Hazrat’s dua book, there is a dua dedicated to our children. Hazrat Ml. Yunus Patel رحمة الله عليه explained that if we do not give our children a firm understanding of deen by exposing them to the gatherings of our Mashaaikh and Islamic circles, they will sit in the incorrect circles and become brainwashed. He who stands for nothing will fall for anything and that is how our children will fall for these lies if we do not guide them first.
— Hazrat Ml. Dawood Seedat حفظه الله
Above is an extract from Hazrat’s talk on 20/7/17 in Masjid-ut-Taqwa, Pietermaritzburg. To listen to the full talk, please click here. To read Hazrat Ml. Yunus Patel (RA)’s dua book, please click here.
This post was written by Hazrat not the admin of this website. It was featured in the al-noor magazine.
Many people become perturbed when the thought of sinning comes to mind. We must remember that the mind is like the national highway. While traveling on the highway we sometimes pass some nice vehicles and at times, we pass a truck that is transporting pigs. Now when we find ourselves behind such a truck, we don’t have to be perturbed or get off the highway. All we have to do is indicate, (change lanes), accelerate and carry on. Continue reading
The efforts of Salah Ad-Din رحمة الله عليه to revive Islam in Aqsa lives on today, in the spirit of the Muslims there. Muslim presence in Aqsa continues to grow stronger as time elapses. When we visited 4 years ago, at Fajr there were 3 or 4 rows of Musallis in attendance. We went again only a few days ago but this time, we saw 10 rows of Musallis in attendance. We met with local citizens, Tableeghi Jamat brothers and Muslims from all over world; The atmosphere and spirit in Masjid Al Aqsa was truly remarkable. The locals are regular in Salah and they have a strong bond with the Qur’an, which undoubtedly attracts Allah’s mercy and divine assistance. Continue reading
Throughout our lives our parents regularly advise us. As children, we do not understand the wisdom in their words. Later on after he passes away, the son will sit and remember what papa said. He will remember how papa told him to do things and having followed his advice, he will realise how wise papa was. Following his advice prevented many headaches and heartaches. Continue reading
After the demise of Nabi ﷺ, the Sahaaba رضي الله عنهم unanimously appointed Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه as the khalifah/leader. During his acceptance speech, he said, “Obey me as long as I obey Allah and His Messenger. And if I disobey Allah and His Messenger, then I have no right to your obedience.” In our small circles, we are all in different positions of leadership. For example, a husband is a leader over his family, a mother is a leader over her children and a teacher is a leader over her students. Nabi ﷺ has stated, “Every one of you is a shepherd, and will questioned about his flock.” Continue reading
Someone once asked Nabi ﷺ that what is the reward for the one who fights for the sake of fame? Nabi ﷺ responded that there is no reward for him. The questioner was shocked at this response. How can a person work so hard in the path of Allah, yet receive no reward for his efforts? Continue reading