A Simile Illustrating Humility

A raindrop fell from a spring cloud. When it saw the wide expanse of the sea it was absolutely ashamed. It reflected: “what am I?” and “how great is the sea?” Compared to the sea I am nonexistent! Thus while regarding itself with an eye of contempt, an oyster took it to its bosom and […]

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If a man is well-to-do, what will he lose if he keeps two pieces of clothing for Friday, in addition to his work clothes.” [Abu Dawud]

We have been recommended to keep a pair of clothes clean, to be able to attend the Juma prayers in them.

This is in honour of Friday and also to maintain the pleasantness of the gathering of Muslims in Allah’s houses (Masjids).

Here we are being encouraged to keep one extra set of clothes, but we keep wardrobes chock full.

Yet in these overflowing wardrobes is there a single outfit that we could wear to Juma with Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam)?

The Sincere

Nabi sallallahu alaihi wasallam mentioned that a man from the Bani Israeel requested someone belonging to his tribe to lend him a thousand Dinars (Gold Coins). The latter replied: Bring me witnesses so that I can request their testimony when required. But the man answered: Allah is sufficient as a witness. He then requested for […]

Hazrat Moulana Mahmood Hasan Deobandi (rahmatullahi `alaih)

Shaikhul Hind Hazrat Moulana Mahmood Hasan Deobandi (rahmatullahi `alaih) would tend to his Qurbaani cow for the entire year. He would personally wash and feed the animal. The cow would also become very attached to Hazrat. When he would leave home to teach at Darul Uloom Deoband, it would follow him right to the madrasah […]

To Allah Ta’ala we will be brought back

Hazrat Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam once said: “There were two men in the Bani Israeel who were close friends. One of them was a habitual sinner whilst the other exerted himself in acts of worship. The one exerting himself in worship would often see his friend involved in sin […]

Intoxicants, the Root of all Evil

Haarith rahmatullahi alaih reports, “I heard Hadhrat Uthmaan radhiyallahu anhu saying: ‘Keep away from wine for it is the root of all vice and evil. Amongst the former people there was a man who used to be engaged in ibaadat (worship). An immoral woman fell in love with him. In order to get him to […]

Remembrance of Allah in the Morning and in the Evening   Allah, the Exalted, says: “And remember your Rubb by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear and without loudness in words in the mornings, and in the afternoons and be not of those who are neglectful.” (7:205) “And declare the perfectness of […]