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  1. As-Salaam alaykum, In Ayat 46 of Surat Kahfi of the Holy Qur'an, Allah Ta'ala says:-- "Wealth and children are the embellishment of worldly life, and the good things that last (al-baqiyat-as-salihat) are greater with your Lord and greater in expectation." Material things are short-lived and temporary, but "the good things that last" will continue into the hereafter, and the hereafter is far better and everlasting. What are "the good things that last"? The Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, told us what they are in a Hadith in which one of his companions, Abu Sa'id al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "Make plenty of the 'good things that last (al-baqiyat-salihat)'. It was said: And what are they, O Messenger of Allah?" He said: "TAKBIR (Saying: ALLAHU AKBAR); TAHLIL (Saying: LA-ILAHA ILLALLAH); TAHMID (Saying: ALHAMDULILLAH); and Saying: LA-HAWLA WALA QUWATA ILLA BILLAH." [Bukhari, Muslim]. In view of this, we should include lots of reciting of the 'baqiyat salihat in our daily Zikr, when we come to remember Allah in the mornings and evenings. Best Wishes.
  2. As-Salaam alaykum, The Noble Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, once asked his companions: "Are you unable to earn 1,000 good deeds a day?" Someone asked: "How can we earn 1,000 deeds a day?" The Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, replied:- "Make 100 Tasbih [ recital of SUBHANALLAH ] and 1,000 good deeds will be recorded for you or 1,000 sins will be erased." [Muslim, Hadith 2698]. In view of this, we should include lots of TASBIH everyday in our Zikr, when we come to remember Allah, Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala, in the mornings and evenings. Many Regards.
  3. As-Salaam alaykum, One day, seated among his companions, the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "Three things of your world are dear to me: Fragrance, women (his pure wives) and the coolness of my eyes is in Sallah." Sayyadina Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, said:-- "And 3 things of the world are also dear to me: looking at the face of Allah's Messenger, spending my wealth on Allah's Messenger and that my daughter be in the marriage of Allah's Messenger" And Umar Ibn Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said:-- "Three things of the world are also dear to me: Giving Righteous commands, stopping evil and wearing old and torn clothes." Hearing this, Sayyadina Othman Ibn Affan, may Allah be pleased with him, said...... at this point, I will invite you to open the file attached, so that you can see/read the rest of this Noble Hadith, as narrated by Imam Ibn Hajar Asqalaani in his book: Munabbahaat..may we all benefit from the lessons contained in this Hadith and live our lives according to the Hadith... ameen... Best Wishes to us all. three-beloved-things-of-allah-his-beloveds.pdf
  4. As-Salaam alaikum, It is my pleasure to share with you a copy of Sheikh Ahmad Zarruq's Du'a or Wazifah, hereby attached, which the Noble Messenger of Allah himself, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, admired and named it as 'THE SHIP OF RESCUE FOR THOSE WHO TAKE SHELTER IN ALLAH'. Yes, it is such a beautifully arranged Wazifah.... find the time to examine and use it. May we be opportuned to make this important Wazifah as part of our daily Zikr, when we come to remember Allah in the mornings and evenings... ameen. Many Regards. Wazifa Zarruqiya Digital Edition 1.pdf
  5. As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 119 of Surat Tauba of the Holy Qur'an (9:119), Allah, Azzah Wa Jallah, says:-- "O BELIEVERS! FEAR ALLAH (adopt Taqwa), AND BE WITH THE SAADIQEEN (the Truthful ones)." The Saadiqeen are people who have a clear sense of right and wrong, and when truth is presented, they readily accept it. In this regards, I wish to invite your attention to the attached booklet titled:- "THE SAADIQEEN", by Majlisul 'Ulama of South Africa. The booklet carries lots of advice and admonitions to us from the first generation Awliya; with that in-built capacity to aid us reform ourselves and conduct our lives within the parameters of the Shari'ah... It also reminds us of the Aakhirat and how to prepare for it accordingly. Ohh! we definitely NEED this booklet by our side... open it and see wonders.. Best Wishes. THE SAADIQEEN_ERead.pdf
  6. As-Salaam alaikum, The Apostle of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "He who knows himself, knows his Lord"..ie if he knows himself as perishable, he knows Allah as Everlasting, or if he knows himself as humble, he knows Allah as Almighty, or if he knows himself as a servant, he knows Allah as the Lord. Therefore one who does not know himself is debarred from knowledge of practically all things. In the attachment to this topic is a file/work by Sayyadi Ibn Arabi, may Allah be pleased with him, on this particular issue... which has been commented upon by so many scholars over the years... but this one from the Sheikh is particularly apt, inspiring and deeply informative/educative. Find time to examine it and thereby know yourself well. Many Regards. Ibn%20Arabi.Man%20Arafah%20Nafsah%20Whoso%20Knoweth%20Himself%20Knows%20His%20Lord.pdf
  7. As-Salaam alaikum, Yes, every soul shall taste death... Death will come when it will come, undoubtedly. The other day I came across a Du'a... a Supplication from the Grand Master, Sheikh Muhiyyeddin Ibn Arabi that will facilitate easy death. I thought that I should share it with you, copy hereby attached. Make it part of your Zikr.. or part of your regular Du'a (s) sessions.. for the obvious benefits it carries. Best Wishes. Shaykh-ibn-Arabi-Dua For Easy Death-.pdf
  8. As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 65 of Surat Nisa'i of the Holy Qur'an (4:65), Allahu, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, says:-- "BUT NO! BY YOUR LORD! THEY WILL NEVER BELIEVE UNTIL THEY MAKE YOU (Muhammad) THE JUDGE OF WHAT IS IN DISPUTE BETWEEN THEM AND FIND WITHIN THEMSELVES NO DISLIKE OF THAT WHICH YOU DECIDE, AND THEY SUBMIT WITH FULL SUBMISSION." With this, it is as if Allah Ta'ala is saying that this affair is not like they assume.... that they can connect to Allah without the necessity of following His Messenger, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. "They will never truly believe", in Me and in you O Muhammad, "Until they make you the judge", ie make you the criterion of judgement regarding their rights; "...and find within themselves no dislike of that which you decide", ie they find no constraints or distress in what you have judged in your judgement; "...and they submit with full submission"- ie that they confine themselves completely and perfectly to all your judgements thoroughly, and be guided in all they do by your decisions, as a covenant between you and them. This Ayat is an answer to those who claim that it is sufficient for them in their religion to follow the Book of Allah only, without following the Sunnah of His Messenger. They claim that the Sunnah and the Prophetic Traditions have weaknesses and obscurities. Whoever claims thus faces the danger of disbelief (Kufr) as this Noble Ayat clarifies. Beware!!
  9. As-Salaam alaikum, May I have the pleasure of sharing with you the attached 3 files as follows:--- (1) "Akhlaq-l-Mustapha'', by Sheikh Abdullah Ibn Fodio. It is on the attainment of spiritual clarity and removal of spiritual darkness by adopting the character traits of the Chosen One, Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. (2) "Purifying and Striving Against the Nafs (ego)", by Sheikh Abdalqadir Isa. This is all about Jihad and Mujahada; whereby we strive to repel the enemy.. Satan and Nafsu and other outward enemies... all in accordance with Ayat 78 of Surat Hajj (22:78) of the Holy Qur'an and Ayat 41 of Surat Tauba (9:41).. all of which spoke about striving on the Way to Allah, Azzah Wa Jallah. (3) "Nur-i-Muhammad", by Sheikh Ahmad abdur-Rashid. It highlights how the Noble Prophet, peace be upon him, is seen as that pre-eternal Light that came before creation started... Yes, his being that initial Light from the core of Divine Presence. Examine it and see the distinctive eminence of the Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. akhlaq-l-mustafa-with-commentary-in-english.pdf 55.pdf Nur-i-Muhammad.pdf
  10. As-Salaam alaikum, May I have the pleasure of sharing the attached 3 files with you, as follows:-- (1) 'Sirr al-Asrar- The Secret of Secrets', by Sheikh Abdulqadir Jilani. It concerns what is needed by the Righteous, who tread on the Way to Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. (2) 'Abu Bakr- The great lover of Allah', by Adam H. Walker. It is the biography of the first Caliph of Islam, about whom the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:- "Love of Abu Bakr and gratitude to him are a duty on everyone of my Ummah" and he also said: "Abu Bakr, you are the one whom Allah has freed from the hell fire." (3) 'Khadijah bint Khuwaylid': This is a brief bio-data on the first wife of the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, Sayyada Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, may Allah be leased with her. About her, the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said:-- "She believed in me when no one else did; she accepted Islam when people rejected me; and she helped and comforted me when there was no one else to lend me a helping hand. And it was through her that Allah blessed me with children." I suggest you find time to go through these 3 files, for the beneficial knowledge contained therein. Many Regards. Jilani_Sirr-al-Asrar-1---5.pdf Hadhrat-Abu-Bakr-20080304MN.pdf Khadijah_bint_Khuwaylid.82232343.pdf
  11. As-Salaam alaikum, We often tend to forget the importance of the simple yet powerful Du'a/Supplication of ISTIGHFAR... ie the reciting or saying: 'Astaghfirullah' ( I seek forgiveness of Allah ). Some virtues of recital of ISTIGHFAR include:-- (1) It removes anxiety and one's Du'as are answered (2) Recital of ASTAGHFIRULLAH opens the door of Sustenance, Mercy and Knowledge. (3) It also helps us to calm ourselves and wipes out variety of worldly worries from our mind and body. Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not." [Abu Dawud]. In view of this, we should include lots of recital of 'ASTAGHFIRULLAH' in our daily Zikr (at least 100 times), when we come to Remember Allah, Almighty Lord of the Universe, in the mornings and evenings.
  12. As-Salaam alaikum, The 15th Century Tafsir al-Jalalayn by Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti and Imam Jalaluddin Mahali, may Allah be Merciful to them both, is a universally acclaimed and respected classic Tafsir of the Holy Qur'an. Through this monumental work, thousands of Muslims in the world came to have a fair understanding of the Holy Qur'an. It is my pleasure to invite your attention to the attached English Language translation of this Qur'anic Tafsir work for your perusal and use. Enjoy it. Best Wishes. TafsirAlJalalayn_eng_suyuti.pdf
  13. As-Salaam alaykum, The 2 attached booklets: -- (1) 'Prophetic Guidance For Every Moment', by Sheikh Umar Husayn al-Khatib and (2) 'The Sharhus Sudoor', by Imam Jalaludden Suyuti.... are being forwarded for your perusal and study. The first one highlights Prophet Muhammad's guidance/teachings, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, to all of us on literally everything we do...every moment of the day in our life. This comes handy, in fact, given the Divine Directives in the Holy Qur'an, where Allahu, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, says:-- "SAY (O MESSENGER OF ALLAH): IF YOU LOVE ALLAH, THEN FOLLOW ME AND ALLAH WILL LOVE YOU AND FORGIVE YOU YOUR SINS." (3:31) and also: "WHATEVER THE MESSENGER GIVES YOU TAKE IT, AND WHATEVER HE FORBIDS YOU, REFRAIN FROM IT." (59:7) The second book from Imam Suyuti, may Allah be Merciful to him, discusses issues regarding death, the grave, what happens before and after death etc Of course, death is a necessary end, and it will come when it will come...as Ordained by Allah, Azzah Wa Jallah. This booklet helps us prepare for that ultimate event. Find the time to study both booklets... You will be glad you did. prophetic_guidance_cc__2nd_edn__1_.pdf 129-1423770807.pdf
  14. As-Salaam alaikum, Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Noble Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "The strong man is not the one who wrestles, but the strong man is in fact the one who controls himself in a fit of rage." [Bukhari, Muslim, Riyad-us-Saliheen]. Usually, people are impressed by physical power, but real strength is in that person who keeps his or her anger under control, when it is aroused. So, be strong from that perspective.