Reminders

Below are some short reminders by Hazrat. There are many here so if you are looking for a reminder on a specific topic, utilise the search bar on the homepage. This page will be updated regularly inshaAllah.

  1. Allah looks for little excuses to forgive us, rather than look for little mistakes to punish us.
  2. Everyone has a test in life – some just handle it with radha bil qadha (contentment with decree), so we assume they have no test.
  3. We need to endure our tests with sabr (patience), duas and carry on with our lives. Otherwise, forget trials killing us, our own mindset will kill us.
  4. Deen is what Nabi ﷺ explained to us not what our logic tells us.
  5. The jalwa (greatness) of Allah will bring such halwa (sweetness) into our lives, that we will not be able to think of anyone else.
  6. More important than the bounty of Allah (i.e His presence) is the bounty of remembrance of Allah.
  7. When we are allowed to serve Allah’s deen then this is due to His favour and bounty upon us. It is never due to our knowledge or expertise.
  8. Shi’ism is designed to make people murtad (i.e disbelievers) without them even knowing it.
  9. Allah looks at the heart, not the presentation. We cannot judge anyone’s heart. So only Allah knows whose speech is more accepted in His sight.
  10. There are many stones in the world but very few diamonds. Amongst students of deen it is the same. Some just go through the motions, whilst others give due respect and regard to their studies. All will receive the same certificate but Allah will then choose the diamonds to serve His deen.
  11. Israaf (extravagance) is buying things one does not need, with money one does not have, to impress people whom one may not even like.
  12. The worship you do when you feel spiritually weak is in actual fact sincere, true, worship as it is being done solely for Allah. This could be a test from Him to check whether you are His slave or a slave of feelings. If you are His slave, then you will continue.
  13. Sins are like quicksand. A person may think he is on top of things but in reality, he is sinking.
  14. Imitate Nabi ﷺ the beloved of Allah, and you too will become beloved to Allah.
  15. Hazrat Ml. Hakeem Akhtar رحمة الله عليه said that the hearts of the awliya (friends of Allah) like waterproof watches, become ‘harm proof’. They have their own set of problems but they handle it with rida bil Qadha (contentment with decree). We try to fight our fate, they accept it.
  16. Home is where the heart is. One is our physical home. But for a Muslim, our spiritual home is in the lap of Nabi ﷺ in Madina Munawwarah.
  17. The lifestyle the west spews out is a lifestyle orchestrated by shaytan.
  18. Look forward to every day as it brings opportunity to earn the currency of the hereafter.
  19. The more respect we show to anyone connected to deen, the more Allah will bless us with the noor and knowledge of His deen.
  20. Allah is not just the provider of milk and bread. He is the provider of everything, whether it is our spiritual needs or physical needs.
  21. We have to make fana of this ana, Annihilate this sense of “I” and “me”. Life is not about me. It is about my Allah. What does Allah want? That is what I must do.
  22. Shaytan wants to take people into the frying pan of Jahanum (hell). So like the fisherman, he uses a bait to catch people. This bait is called ghaflat (heedlessness).
  23. It is much easier to please the one Allah than trying to please a thousand humans. So be good and kind to all, but keep your gaze on Allah.
  24. The divers go to the depths of the ocean with tons of water around them, but not a single drop enters their waterproof watch. In the same way, if we acquire the sweetness of Imaan (faith), we will live through thousands of fitnas but not a single drop will enter our hearts.
  25. Regardless of whether we are overweight or underweight, what we need to focus on is the pan of good deeds on the day of Judgement. That must be weighty.
  26. People laugh at men whose wives have them wrapped around their fingers. Yet, we ignore that shaytan has us wrapped around his fingers! When a beautiful woman walks by he says, “Look” and we say, “Where?” He says, “Jump” and we ask, “How high?” (May Allah save us)
  27. The reality is, we are all dying. Whatever life we have left, we must accumulate the maximum amount of virtuous deeds with sincerity.
  28. The zina of the eyes will take away the enjoyment we are supposed to get from our wives. He who is immorally lustful will never be contented.
  29. Time is running out, death is our Qiyamah. So take deen seriously. We earn a living, but don’t we need to start earning our Jannah?
  30. Every Sunnah is like a precious pearl. So if we want Allah to be happy and impressed with us, we must adorn ourselves with this Sunnah.
  31. If Allah’s law is being broken, stand up immediately and firmly, especially if you are expected to break Allah’s law too.
  32. Shaytan cannot inject his evil whisperings or poison the heart engaged in dhikrullah (the remembrance of Allah) because “Verily, the plot of shaytan is weak.” (4:76)
  33. When we fathers will never put our sons against an enemy they can not fight, do you think Allah will put us against an enemy that we can not defeat? “Verily, the plot of shaytan is weak.” (4:76)
  34. How can a girl living in a house with her father/brothers, wear tight jeans? How can a father look at her figure? Where has our shame gone?
  35. Love moves mountains. Sacrifice for Allah, drink from the goblet of His love at Tahajjud time, and its sweetness will enter your heart.
  36. This knowledge of Allah is transferred from heart to heart. It is not acquired through just books and reading.
  37. Lavish weddings in big halls totally goes against the grain of simplicity encouraged in deen.
  38. The means (cars, money e.t.c) will not give you peace. It is the creator of the means that will give you peace to your heart – Allah.
  39. Our first madrassa is the lap of our mother. If she creates a deeni environment at home, her whole family will be deeni. This is her forte.
  40. The more respect we show to others, the more humility will enter our hearts.
  41. Studying deen is not just going through the motions and qualifying. The noor of this knowledge should create fikr (a concern) in our hearts.
  42. Deen is not established and promoted through harshness. It was always through kindness, wisdom and gentleness.
  43. We do not have to break the laws of Allah in order to serve His deen. What sense is there in establishing His laws, by breaking it?
  44. Intoxication does not only come in the form of wine bottles or drugs. It comes in the form of wealth. Of pain. Of materialistic things.
  45. The highest form of piety is the sunnah of Nabi ﷺ. This sunnah encourages moderation, no form of piety is higher than it.
  46. Tread the path of deen with caution. Do not play Russian roulette with your deen, as you do not know when your Imaan will get shot.
  47. Photography is a door that our akaabireen (our elders or pious predecessors) closed, so keep it closed.
  48. The poverty of the soul is lack of dhikr (remembrance of Allah).
  49. Ya Allah! Before the garment of kafn (shroud for the deceased) is wrapped around our bodies, let us wrap our hearts with the garment of taqwa (the fear of Allah)!
  50. Allah has blessed Islamic scholars with knowledge that we do not have. So respect them for the knowledge they possess, not for their actions.
  51. The Angel of death can come uninvited, swiftly and at any moment. So we must be ready for him at any moment, by avoiding sin.
  52. Air hostesses dress immodestly to please the airline and earn a salary, so why can’t we dress modestly to please Allah and earn Jannah?
  53. Knowledge is transferred from lap to lap and from heart to heart.
  54. Many people are going through financial problems, yet their pride does not allow them to live a simple lifestyle.
  55. Every airport has an arrival and departure. Likewise is this world. We have all arrived, now we must prepare for our departure.
  56. Always listen to your parents at all costs except one cost; when their request goes against the grain of what Allah has instructed.
  57. A real man is not one who has biceps or wears a pink shirt. It is he who prays 5 times in the masjid. Only women pray salah at home.
  58. Nowadays we go gymming and drink protein shakes or red bull for energy. In the prophetic era, nabeez was the ultimate energy drink! Drinking nabeez is sunnah. It is made by soaking dates in water overnight, and drinking that water in the morning.
  59. True loyalty is obeying Allah in times of hardship. Who’s saying I want the shores? I am enjoying the sweetness of worship in the storm.
  60. We must keep our gaze on the mashaikh (scholars) because they have their gaze on the Sunnah. But that does not make their mistakes shariah.
  61. When our minds become clouded with worry we must remember, every good and bad that happens is predestined. So why are we stressing? Trust Allah.
  62. In the company of Ulama (Islamic scholars) the light of knowledge is acquired.
  63. We (i.e. the Ulama) have the torch of knowledge but we keep it off. We must switch it on and sacrifice for deen. Otherwise who will show the light?
  64. A Muslim was created by Allah, believes in Allah and talks to Him. How can we then trouble, dispute and argue with one who bows his head to Allah? Be kind.
  65. Many people want to see the rise of Islam, yet they are unable to rise before sunrise for Fajr Salah.
  66. Is digital photography permissible? Some Ulama say yes and some say no. Safest option? Stay out of it! Why go into that grey area of doubt?
  67. Nabi ﷺ called Musailama a liar when he claimed prophethood. We must also voice what is wrong and stand up for the haqq (the truth).
  68. Where and how we pass away is out of our control, but what amal (deeds) we make today is in our control! So worry about what is important – amal.
  69. If a person doing wrong wants you to respect their view then they must respect your walking out. Deen is deen. Do what is right, stand up for the haqq.
  70. Allah will take us close to breaking point but not to breaking point. He will never break us. Such is the test of life.
  71. Always hate and look down on the sin, not the sinner because we are unaware of what worship that sinner may be making in the dead of night.
  72. Have hope in Allah’s mercy but not to the extent that it leads to transgression. Fear Allah but no to the extent that it leads to depression.
  73. The same thing that stopped shaytan from worship, is often the same thing that stops us from worship – arrogance.
  74. We tell our children off when they do not listen to us but ask yourself, how many things does Allah tell us to do, yet we are not listening?
  75. Music is the voice of Shaytan.
  76. The trap of Shaytan is that he makes us worry over the things we cannot control, rather than the things we can control.
  77.  Some Ulama dedicate their lives to teaching deen. Years go by, yet they are still teaching and manufacturing Ulama. Treasure them while you can.
  78. Our first madrassa is the lap of our mother. Before the child goes to maktab, she should make the home a maktab.
  79. Talk to Allah. Cry. Build a relationship with Allah. What is better than a lover talking to the beloved? We are lovers. Allah is the beloved.
  80. Ya Allah, cause the winds of your guidance to blow in the four corners of the world.
  81. A bad deed cannot become good because of a good intention. A bad deed is a bad deed.
  82. The only haram thing that is halal and rewarding for us to swallow is anger.
  83. The Sahaaba رضي الله عنهم had such love for Allah, when they would engage in worship everything else would fade into oblivion. Such was their devotion.
  84. Your only real, true friend is Allah and the human who loves you the most is the Prophet ﷺ, so keep them close.
  85. We think we know our children, yet Allah has knowledge of even the number of eyelashes they have. Such is the depth of His knowledge, attachment and love for us.
  86. How we die is not in our control. Worry about how you live and Allah will take care of how you die.
  87. Nikah (marriage) is worship. You took Allah’s name along with the hand of your wife. So make shukr (express gratitude), bear her faults, she will bear yours and live together.
  88. If Shaytan can give people enjoyment in sin, don’t you think Allah will give you enjoyment in worship?
  89. If a spouse is being disloyal, who is he being disloyal to? He is being disloyal to Allah first. We can duck and dive from people but not from Allah.
  90. Our problems will never be greater than Allah. So in difficult times take His name – الله الله الله الله الله, it will give you peace.
  91. Saying “My heart is clean” to avoid following deen is a deception from shaytan. We should have an open heart and accept when we are wrong.
  92. This life will not matter when you go down 6 feet under. “The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception.” (Quran, 57:20)
  93. If desires plague the mind, ignore them. Do not contemplate over them otherwise, it will become an issue and then we will need tissues.
  94. We should not worry too much about dreams. What is important is our actions while we are awake, as this is what we will be judged upon.
  95. Focus on yourself first, then others because the world has not been made your responsibility. Your spiritual reformation is your responsibility.
  96. If we are weak in knowledge then we should consult and follow the lama. Some people may call you a blind follower but that does not matter. Carry on.
  97. Ya Allah! Press the ‘delete’ button on all our sins!
  98. Saying Salam is a dua. So when Nabi ﷺ replies to our Salam in the Roza Mubarak, we are a recipient of His dua at that time.
  99. A person can do many acts of worship, but if he misses the faraidh (compulsory acts), he will never attain closeness to Allah. The faraidh must be done first.
  100. Allah is the one who heals the broken hearts of His servants. Turn to Allah and Allah will heal you.
  101. The major cancer of Imaan is Ghaflat (to be unmindful of Allah) because when we are unmindful, Shaytan gets us involved in futile activity.
  102. Do not let arguments cause friction and divide you into fractions.
  103. The wealth in your decree will never decrease, whether you have a degree or not.
  104. If we are involved in Tassawuf (spirituality) or Tableegh (promoting deen), then we must take this work seriously. Only then will Allah consciousness enter our hearts.
  105. Ramadan is like a treasure chest sent down annually. Those with Imaan can take as much as they want, yet its treasures will never decrease.
  106. Our Ramadan should get better each year like the fruits of Jannah, which get tastier with each bite.
  107. Ramadan is a month to cry, not fry. Cry more, fry less.
  108. Muraqaba-e-mawt (meditation on death) is an injection which cures many spiritual illnesses and solves many spiritual problems.
  109. Life is melting away like a block of ice on a hot day. Drop by drop, moment by moment, it is slipping away. So why waste time? Turn to Allah.
  110. From the Kalima we learn, it is Allah who does through us. So always attribute your success to Him. We are just tools, He is the doer.
  111. If a person loses love for the Sunnah, he will see Sunnah clothing as outdated and western clothing as beautiful.
  112. The kuffar have realised that they cannot stop the rise of Islam. So now they are trying to paint a ‘modern Islam’. Hold onto the original.
  113. We have weaknesses but do not portray Islam with weaknesses.
  114. Ya Allah! We know you will preserve your deen, so preserve our firmness in deen too.
  115. In university, marriage and exams, you get a second chance. But with death there are no second chances, get it right the first time.
  116. When we have an overwhelming love for someone, nothing can get in our way. So the only reason we commit sin is because we lack love for Allah.
  117. Shariah is bitter to the nafs (the lower self) but better for our Imaan.
  118. Our relationship of love with Allah needs to be kept strong. If it breaks 100 times, mend it 100 times. Don’t just leave it broken.
  119. Use of this world what is necessary to use like toilet paper. Don’t fall in love with it.
  120. We all lack taqwa but that must not demotivate us from serving Allah’s deen.
  121. In the protection of the eyes from viewing haram, lies the tranquility of the heart.
  122. If a sincere person is not thanked, he will not get upset because he is doing it for the sake of Allah, not for the sake of appreciation.
  123. Shaytan wants us to remember our sins, whereas our life mission is to remember Allah.
  124. Do not let your emotions overpower your intelligence and do not let your intelligence overpower your following of Shariah (the laws of Allah).
  125. If someone hurts you, make shukr (express gratitude) you are not in the wrong and capitalise the situation by forgiving them and showing good manners.
  126. When the required level of love for Allah is lacking, we will treat people wrong.
  127. Allah instructs us to make dhikr abundantly and to be obedient perpetually. Therefore, dhikr is the light through which a person acquires the taqwa needed to be obedient.
  128. Do not hurt others. This becomes easy once the nafs is broken. Then one will realise that I am a nobody how can I give a somebody takleef (a hard time)?
  129. When we place the knife on the throat of a Qurbani animal then we should imagine that we are placing the knife on our evil desires.
  130. Whilst the blood gushes forth from a slaughtered animal, purifying it, nafsaani evil gushes forth from the slaughterer’s nafs, purifying it.
  131. The amount of time we waste on WhatsApp chat groups, if we spent that time reciting the Quran we would be fluent, regular reciters.
  132. We cannot undermine any Sunnah because we are not authors the Sunnah, we are mere followers.
  133. Allah instructs us in the Quran to never lose hope. So long as there is life left, there is always hope for change.
  134. Taqwa is the criteria for Jannah. That is why Allah stipulated the entire month of Ramadan to build taqwa. It is the deciding factor.
  135. Allah will test us in different ways, bear with patience. Do not break His commands, after a short while He will open the way to ease.
  136. Ya Allah! Grant us the realisation that we are swiftly moving towards the qabr (grave), and this world is swiftly moving towards the Aakhirah (the Hereafter).
  137. A man may think he is viewing haram sites alone, but he is in the sight of Allah whilst viewing these sites.
  138. A  person may recite the Quran in a sweet voice benefitting people but if he is not sincere, he will not benefit because his tilawat (recitation) is riya (ostentation).
  139. We should fix a place for prayer in our homes so psychologically when you go there, you enter into worship mode. Juwairiyah رضي الله عنها did this.
  140. In this world evil is moving at such a fast pace if we don’t watch out, we will get washed away with the tide.
  141. The difference between our era and the Prophetic era is, their norm in doing good (like Tahajjud) has now become an exception, and their exception in committing sins (like backbiting) has now become a norm.
  142. Nabi ﷺ was the most beloved to Allah so if you want to become Allah’s beloved, follow Allah’s beloved.
  143. (We must) live our lives between fear and hope. Don’t fear so much that it leads to depression. Also don’t hope so much that it leads to transgression. Just have that amount of fear and hope which leads to submission. Then we will be granted admission into the gardens of salvation by Allah.
  144. Zaynab bint Jahsh رضي الله عنها was the wife and cousin of Nabi ﷺ. Therefore, a cousin is not a mahram.
  145. Be humble. Even if Shaytan plays mind games and says, “You’re just acting humble” then say, “Nevermind, I would rather act humble than act proud.”
  146. Some people struggle to cry in their duas, others struggle to hold their tears back. Hazrat Ml. Yunus Patel رحمة الله عليه was from amongst the latter.
  147. Allah knew that a time will come when Shias will slander Aishah رضي الله عنها. So he declared her innocence and included it in the Quran.
  148. Allah will do everything to please us in the hereafter, only if we do everything to please Him in this world first.
  149. There is no sin too big for Allah to forgive. How can our sins exhaust the power of His forgiveness? It is pride to think our sins are greater.
  150. The story of Ibrahim عليه السلام is mentioned 60 times in the Quran. His son was only 13 when he was commanded to sacrifice Him.
  151. History has shown anyone who boasted of greatness, Allah weakened him. So never attribute greatness to yourself, attribute it to Allah.
  152. Knowing deen is not sufficient. The million dollar question is, how much amal are you making?
  153. Dhikre lisaani (remembering Allah with the tongue) leads to Dhikre qalbi (remembering Allah in the heart).
  154. The quran is a capsule containing the noor of Allah. It wakens the heart, makes healthy the soul and cures the spiritually and physically sick.
  155. Everything in this world is the creation of Allah except the Quran. The Quran is the word of Allah and should be recited daily minimum one chapter.
  156. The body is created from the soil so it is nourished with food from the soil. The soul is noor from Allah, so it is nourished with noor (i.e. the Quran).
  157. Without a gun to put it in, a bullet will not have the desired effect. Likewise, without sincerity our deeds will not have the desired effect.
  158. Whatever good we do is from Allah. If we give 5 million to charity, Allah gave us the 5 million and now He will reward us for giving that away. So what did we do?
  159. We have a garden of dhikr but we allow the weeds of sin to grow. In a few years this garden will look like a jungle, its beauty hidden under sin.
  160. We are all sinful and unworthy. However, if due to this we do not make khidmah of deen (serve Allah’s deen) then who will?
  161. Nabi ﷺ praised Allah the most and was most praised by Allah. Hence He is Muhammad ﷺ (the One most praised) and Ahmed ﷺ (the One who praises most).
  162. Make dhikr with your tongue and Allah’s remembrance will become imbedded within your heart.
  163. If we slack in amal we will drift far from deen like driftwood until we are almost on the other shore. How then can we be so sure of ourselves?
  164. If you want to know Allah, seek the Prophet ﷺ. If you want to know the Prophet ﷺ seek Allah.
  165. Obtain a book with a list of Sunnahs. Add them one by one to your routine and tick them off as you go. This will help you to make amal.
  166. The nafs tells us to sleep through Fajr, Allah tells us to wake up and come. Who are we going to listen to? الصلاة خير من النوم (Prayer is better than sleep).
  167. Make dua & spread awareness about Aleppo. But do not humiliate them by circulating pictures of them injured, would we like this for ourselves?
  168. If we make our rooms dirty will guests enter and stay? No, so how can we make our hearts dirty and expect the love of Allah to enter and stay?
  169. Fuqaha (scholars in Islamic Jurisprudence) classify sins as major or minor for fiqhi purposes, but we should consider both severe because both displease Allah. Avoid all sins.
  170. Shaytan became shaytan by looking down on Adam عليه السلام. So if we look down on people, we are following the way of Shaytan.
  171. The giver is not the shaikh, the giver is Allah. He knows our intentions, sees our needs, watches our actions and gives accordingly.
  172. Seek good in people & you will find good. Seek bad and you will find bad. Opt to conceal the flaws of people and Allah will conceal yours.
  173. When we always send our kids on time for school but late for madrassa, we are showing them from a young age that madrassa does not matter.
  174. The fear of Allah is borne out of love. A slave should have such a loving relationship with Allah that He will not do anything to anger Him.
  175. We may think someone is hurting us but perhaps it is our bad character that has caused it. If we do not have good character, we become paupers.
  176. If we have a mediocre attitude towards Islaah (self-reformation), we will only get mediocre benefit. Those who show Allah sincerity and talab (desire/enthusiasm) will benefit most.
  177. The alchemy of scientists is to turn dust into gold, the alchemy of mashaaikh is to turn thorns into roses (i.e bad character to good).
  178. Some people have been blessed with a connection to Allah. If we want to connect to Allah we have to connect with them.
  179. Allah placed us in this world as slaves, not judges. So rather than judging people, worry about the day you will be judged by Allah.
  180. In today’s times with fitan (corruption) surrounding us, the easiest way to follow deen is have a Shaikh-e-kaamil (spiritual guide) and be a true Mureed (spiritual student) by following his advice.
  181. We have to keep the upliftment of deen in mind, not people or organisations. Then we will react to issues in a way that will help the Ummah.
  182. Benefit from the Mashaaikh whilst they are alive because once they pass away, we can read their books but we cannot derive Islaahi benefit (spiritual benefit acquired in their company).
  183. Advise people for the sake of Allah, when and if they change is between them and Allah. So don’t look down on them, continue advising sincerely.
  184. A person who visits a family member to maintain family ties is going out in the path of Allah.
  185. Praying even when you do not want to is a sign of true abdiyyat (worshipful servitude), as the action is solely for the pleasure of Allah, not for personal enjoyment.
  186. Social interactions exposes who we really are. It is an act of worship, therefore there are rewards for it and guidelines too.
  187. Life is a test where we accumulate our deeds. We will be judged by them but the ultimate outcome will be according to Allah’s wish and decree.
  188. Life is testing so the conditions of life will not be favourable at all times but as Muslims, our character must be favourable at all times.
  189. When a loved one dies, even in our grief we must have yaqeen (conviction) that the aakhirah is better for believers. So send Isaale thawaab but have yaqeen.
  190. We must work together to please Allah, not against each other. So if an islamic organisation breaks down, help them. Keep deen above disputes.
  191. A deception of the dunya – we make money to eat the best of food, then we pay again to cure the health we lost in doing that.
  192. People desire to travel the world. But when you visit the best (i.e. Nabi ﷺ in Madinah Munawwarah) then you won’t worry about the rest.
  193. Heal your heart with the Quran and Sunnah. Until qiyamah (the day of Judgement), it will provide you with a solution for every problem and a cure for every malady.
  194. Inheritance money is the most blessed because Allah himself divided it and its shares are written in the Qur’an. Fuqaha say it is the best rozi (source of income).
  195. If you think you can’t afford kids, Allah will keep you like that. This is the meaning of the hadeeth, “I am as my servant thinks of me”.
  196. Many outwardly fashionable people became awliya-Allah and many outwardly pious people are actually devils in disguise.
  197. It is honorable and rewarding for a lady to become a mother, but the western system will tell her that you are not just here in this to have kids.
  198. When you fear ujub (self-conceit which can lead to pride), renew your intentions and focus on Allah, but do not discard the good deed.
  199. The seeds of Islam were planted in Makkah Mukarramah but the flowers bloomed in Madina Munawwarah and now, its fragrance has reached the four corners of this world.
  200. Allah often puts a trial in our path to save us from greater harm but we get so upset we don’t even realise. Trust His plan, He knows best.
  201. Holiness spread from the holy lands. So when you leave Haramain Shareefain and return to your kids, bring home the Deen and the Sunnah. No gift is greater.
  202. Ya Allah! Make my secret life behind closed doors better than my outside life, and make pious my inner and outer appearance.
  203. Phones were created to call people but now the selling point is the camera.That is how Shaytan has made common the sin of taking animate pictures.
  204. It is easy to carry out good deeds but it is hard to safeguard it. Shaytan tempts us to show off, we post it on social media and then it becomes riya (ostentation).
  205. Why show the world your life story on social media? You are harming yourself by inviting jealousy and the evil eye. Keep it privatised.
  206. Deen is not based on your logic, it is based on the commands of Allah. So follow Him not your self/desires. That is true servitude.
  207. People say they are ‘die hard’ Manchester United fans but our concern as Muslims must be: Are we die hard lovers of Nabi ﷺ?
  208. When evil gets promoted if we do not prohibit it, it will become widespread. So those with knowledge should always speak up, don’t be afraid to.
  209. In the ahadeeth our Ummah has been described as one body, so we have to behave like a body. Work together, look out for others and be an asset wherever you go.
  210. Preach deen, teach deen and do not fear the reproach of the reproachers. Keep your gaze on Allah.
  211. Earning a living is fardh (compulsory) but do not turn this compulsion into an obsession. Earning a living should not dictate your life, deen should.
  212. Improve yourself first then your family will follow, then your community and then the world at large. But always start with the self first.
  213. Excess weight is unhealthy for the body, retaining Zakah is unhealthy for the heart. It is halal for the poor to take but haram for us to keep.
  214. The Imam of the masjid is the main man. Respect him. Even if the Imam of haram (the holy sites) came to your masjid, he has to seek your Imam’s permission to lead.
  215. We can write off a vehicle and throw it in the scrapyard but we can never write off a believer. Allah can change a person in seconds, have hope.
  216. Your Zakah is not done by giving money to an organisation, it is done when they give it to the poor. So make sure the poor receive it.
  217. When you give Zakah, give it with respect. Do not degrade or look down on the poor person.
  218. Real estate is the merchandise of man, Jannah is the merchandise of Allah, so it is more expensive. Work here, you will get your commission there.
  219. Umar رضي الله عنه would make dua his whole life: Ya Allah! Bless me with martyrdom in Madina Munawwarah. He passed away during Fajr Salah in Madina Munawwarah.
  220. Oppose haram otherwise, society will present new evils, we will follow and our identity will get lost. Then our homes will not be Islamic anymore.
  221. Submission to Allah is the key to a life of bliss in both worlds.
  222. Many problems, especially in families, are due to miscommunication. Either be patient or explain how you feel. Do not expect others to guess.
  223. If a person fears Allah he will have no fears in the hereafter, because the 1 fear of Allah will prevent 1000’s of fears in the hereafter.
  224. Allah gave us this life, so it is only fair that we live it in the manner that Allah wants us to live it.
  225. Whilst forbidding the evil, do not let pride enter your heart. Always speak the truth, for the truth, in a truthful manner.
  226. The qiblah for the heart is Allah. Until the heart is not pointing in the direction of Allah, it will never find peace.
  227. When we backbite and develop enmity towards another believer, we are contributing towards the fragmentation and disunity of this Ummah.
  228. If your love for Allah is greater than your love for deeni work, you will not fight, argue or display bad character whilst doing deeni work.
  229. If we do not forgive and forget, we will carry that baggage in our heart and it will get heavier and heavier until we cannot function anymore.
  230. A small glass of water becomes heavy if you hold it for too long. Likewise, e a small problem becomes heavy if you hold it in for too long. Move on.
  231. If you love people for the sake of Allah, you will not get upset if they favour someone over you. Hope in reward from Allah, not them.
  232. When we go for a dawat (invitation to someone’s house to partake in meals) we thank the host for feeding us but how often do we thank the women who cook for us every day? Appreciate your wives.
  233. Our maids worry about the condition of our homes but do we worry about theirs? Visit and see how you can help. Help them, Allah will help you.
  234. Our good deeds should be for Allah. Why advertise it to the world on social media? Social media breeds riya (ostentation).
  235. After Ramadan, we will not be able to continue all the worship that we did in Ramadan. So look at the worship you did before and increase that.
  236. The regret you feel after Ramadan, is the same regret you will feel in the hereafter. So make your Ramadans count and make your life count too.
  237. Our wives protect us from engaging in haram relations and thereby protect our Imaan. The more we realise this, the better we will treat them.
  238. Do not take sins and rebrand it as Islam for financial profit. It is problematic to twist the truth and advertise our sinful ventures as “Islamic”.
  239. Our recitation of the Qur’an carries the stench of ostentation, when we do it better in front of people than we do alone.
  240. Good character, not worship, will weigh the most on the day of Judgement, whereas bad character will contaminate even good deeds.
  241. Focus on the present. Leave the future for when the future becomes the present because we may not even live to it so why worry about it?
  242. Allah does not accept a partnership in intentions. If we intend for Allah and people, the amal will have no value to Allah, a wasted effort.
  243. Why read the biographies of the pious when we have the Sunnah? Because it is through their biographies that we learn how to apply the Sunnah.
  244. Allah can do anything with means, without means or against the means.
  245. When comedians make jokes about Islam and undermine the Sahaaba رضي الله عنهم, they are not desensitised. They and those that laugh are de-imaan-ised.
  246. Do not let the fear of losing Dunya prevent you from practising upon your deen. Allah will always provide for you.
  247. Our parents love us unconditionally, yet this love is still not greater than the love Nabi ﷺ had for us.
  248. Bear the sanctity of the masjid in mind. The house of Allah is a place where people connect to him.
  249. Ibrahim عليه السلام did his Qurbani with great sincerity but when we do it, we reduce our rewards by boasting about it on social media.
  250. Some people sacrifice an animal on Eid and then sacrifice their Zuhr & Asr Salah. Fulfill your wajib Qurbani but do not forget your fardh Salah.
  251. Qurbani is wajib on every baligh/a, sane believer who owns Nisaab. If any of the three are missing then Qurbani is not wajib.
  252. If a father wants to do Qurbani on behalf of his family, he must get their consent first because it’s their Qurbani. Otherwise it’s not done.
  253. The Qurbani animal is giving its life so that we can fulfil our wajib duty to Allah. The least we can do is show kindness to the animal.
  254. The most tayyib (pure) meat is Qurbani meat, because you can personally guarantee that bismillah is being read as the animal is slaughtered.
  255. Cousins are not siblings/mahrams. People argue, “they grew up together they are like brothers & sisters”, well why do so many get married then?
  256. This world has no value in the sight of Allah. The water He gives a Shaikh to drink to survive is the same water a dog drinks to survive.
  257. Nuh عليه السلام preached for 950 years but only a few people believed. He did not fail his mission though because our responsibility is the effort, not results.
  258. Knowing is not sufficient. The million dollar question is, how much amal are you making? For without it, knowledge is of little use.
  259. It is easy to display good character outside, smiling as though we are advertising for Colgate but how do we act at home? That is the real test.
  260. Give money to beggars even if they seem undeserving because Allah provides for us when we are even more undeserving. Have mercy on others.
  261. In life always look at the positives and make the best of a situation rather than look at the negatives and feel despondent.
  262. Masaajid seem miser at Jumah but extravagant at Fajr. Many attend Jumah making the masjid seem small, few attend Fajr making it seem too big.
  263. Shaytan is the biggest thief chasing the greatest commodity – our Imaan. He will always try to find new ways to rob us, stay alert.
  264. The last time Nabi ﷺ smiled was when He saw His companions praying Salah. When we see Him, may our Salah make him smile too.
  265. O Allah! Give us the courage of lions against nafs and Shaytan.
  266. Persevere in abstaining from sins as you are rewarded for the pain it takes to refrain.
  267. Fatima رضي الله عنها was asked, “What is the best thing a lady can possess?”
    She replied, “Modesty”.
  268. Through the media, Shaytan tries to convince us that the future of Muslims is bleak. Do not be fooled by him, Islam is gradually on the rise.
  269. Good character is weighty on the scales, it attracts the love of Allah, the love of Nabi ﷺ and it is the best form of dawah.
  270. The higher the level of taqwa, the more likely our deeds will be accepted by Allah. Therefore work on building taqwa. Acceptance will follow.
  271. The temporary, testing nature of this world, is one of the reasons why a stable person can suddenly be reduced to what we call “a refugee”.
  272. Our muslim leaders are sellouts for the same reason some of us become sellouts – in order to fit in with the crowd.
  273. Marriage is an act of worship. A man who marries a second wife to justify his short fling/affair is ruining the sanctity of this worship.
  274. If you choose to follow western culture rather than the Qur’an and Sunnah, then do not be surprised if your problems seem unsolvable.
  275. A supervisor will say, “I’m watching you” to threaten you, whereas Allah says, “I am the all-Seeing” to comfort you.
  276. While you plan to become a better believer one day, the angel of death plans to take your soul one day. Act upon your plan before He does.
  277. When our duas are answered, how much shukr do we express to Allah? Nabi ﷺ sajdah (prostration) of shukr was longer than his duas.
  278. We should not discard a good deed due to the abundance of sins we commit. Get rid of the sins, but do not get rid of the good deeds.
  279. Reading Islamic books and listening to Islamic talks will not help you in the hereafter, if you do not act upon them. Learn, intend and act.
  280. Why do we worry for so long over this world that is so short? Let it go. This world is a fleeting moment, keep your worries that way too.
  281. A traveller bears the difficulties of the journey because he knows that he will go home to sleep on a soft bed. Likewise, we have to bear the difficulties and trials of the dunya so that we too can go home to Jannah and rest, InshaAllah.
  282. Reading Islamic books and listening to Islamic talks will not help you in the hereafter, if you do not act upon them. Learn, intend and act.
  283. Why do we worry for so long over this world that is so short? Let it go. This world is a fleeting moment, keep your worries that way too.
  284. If you argue with your wife, do not remind her of all the good you have done. As a husband it is your duty to do good to her, not a favour.
  285. When a baby is born, everyone is happy whilst the baby is crying. Develop good character otherwise the same will happen when we die.
  286. A pious person may have a gruesome death but it is still a good death. An impious person may die in luxury but it’s still a bad death.
  287. Polygamy: if our Imaan was strong, a woman would want it because it is Sunnah, but a man would not out of fear of doing injustice.
  288. A camera may fail to record our moves, but Allah’s sight never fails to record even our thoughts. Our cameras switch off but His stay on.
  289. Do not consider yourself great for doing a good deed. Consider Allah great for granting you the ability to do a good deed.
  290. Some actions start with ostentation but when it becomes a habit, sincerity enters the heart. Get rid of the ostentation but keep the action.
  291. I do not know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow. My Allah. Trust in Him.
  292. Hazrat Ml. Yunus Patel رحمة الله عليه told us that his wife never had a problem with his mother, let alone argue with her.
  293. Nabi صلي الله عليه وسلم loved us more than we love ourselves. He had more concern than us over our future in the hereafter and our salvation.
  294. The antidote for the poison of zina is marriage.
  295. We would not exchange even 2 rands for 1, so why do we exchange the reward of 27 for 1, by missing prayer in congregation?
  296. If you focus on Allah and seek His help, He will never let you down. But if you focus on people you are bound to be disappointed.