Category Archives: Advice

Enduring hardships and grief: How Nabi ﷺ coped and how we can too

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

Do not water down Islam to reach the masses


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

Saving our children from the influence of the Shia’s

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.

A truck transporting pigs: An example from Hazrat Ml. Yunus Patel (RA)

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

Prophetic Wisdom

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

Abu Bakr (RA)’s Inaugural speech

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

The key ingredient to qubooliyah (divine acceptance)

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

Insulate the heart: An example from Hazrat Ml. Yunus Patel (RA)

This post was not written by the admin of this website. It was written by Hazrat Ml. Dawood (DB) based on advice of Hazrat Ml. Yunus (RA). It was featured in the al-noor magazine.

During Ramadaan Sharif, on auspicious nights and while in the company of one’s Shaikh, we find it easy to perform good deeds and to abstain from sins. However, once Ramadaan is over or we are not in the company of the Mashaaikh, then as soon as we are faced with some temptation towards sin, we fall prey to nafs and shaitaan. The reason for this is that during Ramadaan or while we are in the company of the Mashaaikh, we do not insulate ourselves.

Take for example, that it is an extremely cold winter’s day. While indoors we can use a heater to keep ourselves warm. However, when going outdoors we cannot take the heater with us. So in order to keep warm while outdoors, we will have to first insulate ourselves by wearing thick jackets, warm hats, socks, gloves, etc. We could also drink some hot soup to warm ourselves up from the inside. If one does all this prior to going outdoors then despite the cold being there, one will not be affected by it due to having insulated oneself.

In the same way during Ramadaan Sharif and while in the company of the Mashaaikh, we need to insulate ourselves with the qualities of Taqwa (piety), Sabr (patience), Shukr (gratitude), Zuhd (abstinence), Tawadu (humility) etc. Then when Ramadaan ends or we leave the company of the Mashaaikh, despite sins being all around us Allah Ta’aala will protect us and assist us to abstain from evil, because we have made some effort to insulate ourselves.

— Hazrat Ml. Dawood Seedat حفظه الله


Mango trees: An example from Hazrat Ml. Yunus Patel (RA)

This post was not written by the admin of this website. It was written by Hazrat Ml. Dawood (DB) based on advice of Hazrat Ml. Yunus (RA). It was featured in the al-noor magazine.

If a person plants a mango tree but it grows with no branches, then no one will refer to it as a proper mango tree. Similarly, if it grows with a trunk and branches but bears no fruit then too, it will not be called a proper mango tree. The only time we will refer to it as a proper mango tree is if it has a trunk, branches, leaves and it bears fruit. In the same way bringing Imaan is like the trunk. Practising on the compulsory aspects such as Salaah, Zakaat, fasting and Hajj are like
the branches. Bringing all the Sunnats into our lives are like the leaves and inculcating good character is like the fruit. So the only time a person can be a true and sincere believer is when he brings all these things into his or her life. We need to ensure that our outer selves, as well as our inner selves, are all according to the commands of Allah Ta’aala and the teachings of our
beloved Nabi e Kareem ﷺ.

— Hazrat Ml. Dawood Seedat حفظه الله

Planning a bright future for your children

Nowadays, many parents prepare their children for a bright future in this world, by sending them to school and ensuring their child is excelling. Yet, they do not prepare their children for a bright future in the hereafter, by bringing their sons to the Masjid for Salah, or encouraging their daughters to dress modestly. Many men come for Salah but leave their boys at home. It is unfortunate that our love is so shallow, it is only limited to this worldly life. We are only concerned about their worldly success. What about the hereafter, where your child will live forever? Are you not concerned about what will happen to your child once they die?

This attitude is akin to taking your child to the highway, helping them cross through one lane and then leaving them to cross the rest of the highway on their own. How will the child pass when there are trucks and cars speeding past? How can we have the heart to help them cross just one lane and leave them to cross the rest on their own? This is how we are. We worry about how they will cross this bridge of life, but we do not care about how they will cross the Sirat bridge in the hereafter. This bridge is thinner than a hair and sharper than a knife. Only believers will be able to cross it and reach Jannah. We must ask ourselves; are we equipping our children with the faith required to cross this bridge, which will determine their destiny?

May Allah enable us to fulfill our duty as parents, Aameen.

— Hazrat Ml. Dawood Seedat حفظه الله

Above is an extract from Hazrat’s talk on 19/09/17 in Masjid Hamza, Effingham Heights, Durban. To listen to the full talk, please click here.