Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Gateway of Relief

Istighfar (Astaghfirullah) is the gateway of relief and happiness. Whenever you are in distress recite it.
Maulana Yunus Palanpuri

Friday, November 10, 2017

Dangerous Comparison Trap

There will always be someone who’s taller, richer, better-looking with a better job and so on. We can either allow ourselves to fall into the dangerous trap of comparison, or we can choose to remember that regardless of what others around us appear to have, we all have our own struggles. That’s life. Live it!
Mufti Ismail menk

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Is Islam Really The Truth

" Is Islam really  The Truth"
&
"Was  Muhammad ﷺ  really a true prophet of Allah ?"

A logical , historical and scientific perspective.

A vital lecture by

Shaikh Mumtaz- ul Haq

Sunday 5th November after maghrib  prayer @

Venue : Masjid Umar
Evington Lane, Leicester.

Be the better person

No matter how many people hurt us, never try to hurt them back. React to them in a nice manner, be the better person, Allah will reward us!
Maulana Imtiyaz Sidat

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Indeed we belong to ALLAH, and indeed to Him we will return." (Al-Baqarah 2:156)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

8 Things you should know about Muharram

EIGHT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MUHARRAM

1. Muharram is one of four sacred months as Allah says in the Qur’an, “Verily the number of months with Allah are twelve months, so it was ordained by Allah on the day He created the heavens and earth, of them four are sacred,” (Tawbah 09:36) This t was explained by the Prophet (peace be upon him) in a hadith, in which he said, “the year consists of twelve months, of which four are sacred, three consecutive months; Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah, and Muharram, and Rajab of Mudar which comes between Jumada and Sha’baan.”(Bukhari and Muslim)

2. It is marked as the first month of the Muslim Calendar, however this does not merit new year celebrations. Muslims should abstain from such celebrations or greetings for they were not prescribed by the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him, nor were they done by him. Furthermore to indulge in such practices would be an imitation of the disbelieving nations.

3.. Sinning in the sacred months is worse than sinning in the regular months. On the other hand doing good deeds during these months bring a greater reward.

4. Fasting in this month, is the second best fast: Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “the best of fasting after Ramadaan, is fasting Allah’s month of Muharram.” (Muslim)  Fasting is means of attaining taqwa, and what better time to observe it than in a sacred month, where it brings even greater reward? 

5. Despite this huge reward, the Prophet is not reported to have fasted any other full month except Ramadaan, hence we can only follow in his footsteps.

6. Muharram is also special because the day of ‘Ashura, occurs in it. ‘Ashura is the day on which Allah saved Musa (May peace be upon him) and Children of Israel from Firawn (as per the various ahadith), therefore Musa would fast on this day as thanksgiving to Allah. About this, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said to his companions, “you have more right to Musa, so fast on that day.” Thus fasting on the day of ‘Ashura is recommended in the Sunnah. The Prophet was eager to fast on this day, in hope of earning the reward. Ibn Abbas said, “I never saw the Messenger of Allah so keen to fast any day and give it priority over any other day, than this day, the day of Ashura…” (Bukhari)

7. Fasting the Day of Ashura brings expiation of year:The Prophet peace be upon him said, “for fasting this day of Ashura, I hope that Allah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before.” (Muslim) Truly Allah’s mercy exceeds His anger, for merely fasting one day, sins of one entire year are washed away. Imam An-Nawawi explained that fasting the day of Ashura expiates all minor sins, meaning all sins, errors and mistakes, except the major sins.

8. Fasting the ninth day (Tasoo’a) of Ashura to differ from the Jews and Christians: Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: When the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) fasted on the day of ‘Ashura and told the people to fast, they said, “O Messenger of Allah, this is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.” The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Next year, if Allah wills, we will fast on the ninth day.” But by the time the following year came, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had passed away. (Muslim)

In conclusion, the virtues of Muharram are many. Anyone who is able to, should strive to earn the extra rewards available in this sacred month. The Prophet prescribed fasting as a means of piling the rewards, so let’s take the opportunity this year to follow his wishes and fast the ninth and tenth of this auspicious month.

Shaykh Abdur Raheem

Friday, July 21, 2017

Leave the past

Don't bring up the past of a person who is trying to improve their future.
Shaykh Ebrahim Bham

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Make the Flight

Some people  board  early, others board  late, the key thing is, "make the flight ".
Likewise, repent  before your soul departs.
Shaykh Sulaiman Moola

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Be Happy Daily

Learn to find joy in the accomplishments  of  others and you will have a reason to be happy daily.
Shaykh Sulaiman Moola

Monday, March 06, 2017

Life at home

💠 A woman shared an exemplary point about her life at home:

🏡 I have allotted a name to each room in my house.

🛋 My living room has been named "Tahleel Room", so whenever I am in that room I continue to recite/read 'La Ilaha Illalah'

🛏 I have named my Master Bedroom "Hamd Room". My Zikr is this room is 'Alhamdulillah'

🛏 My children's bedroom is named "Tasbeeh Room" and I recite 'SubhanAllah' in that room

🍽 My kitchen's name is "Astagfaar Room" so while cooking food I remember to read 'Astagfirullah'. Normally while cutting vegetables I continue to do Zikr which I believe adds to the taste and pleasure in my food.

👒 My drawing room is named "Salawaat Room".

🌸 I read "Takbir" while watering plants and pots.

🌹 To summarize, I am involved in Zikr in each corner of my house and this saves me from getting lethargic.

💖 This way I stay entertained at home and I don't feel tired. At the same time, my home is blessed and my heart is satisfied!

👌🏻 Let us all follow her example and make the air in our homes fresh and beautiful.

Via Shaykh Abdul Raheem

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Be at peace

If you are not chasing money, fame or sin, you will be at peace, despite being amongst crowds,
otherwise you will be restless even when alone.
Shaykh Sulaiman Moola

Monday, January 02, 2017

Dhikr

"Dhikr is a tree with fruits of awareness; The more frequent the dhikr is made, the stronger the roots of a tree and the more fruits on it."
Shaykh Abdur Raheem