sports Idols

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From a purely materialistic point of view, there are many people who have greatly benefited mankind in general. For instance, computers have made it tremendously easy to accomplish many tasks that previously required great effort and much time. However, ask the millions of computer users worldwide and perhaps a few will know who invented the computer. Similarly, hardly anyone knows who invented the microwave oven or the cellular phone. The same … [Read more...]

Do not Despise the Poor

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Do not Despise the Poor   Discourses on Islamic Way of Life Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani All praise is for Allah. We praise Him and seek His help nd His forgiveness and we believe in Him and rely on Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and the vices of our deeds. There is no one to misguide whom Allah guides and there is no one to guide whom Allah lets go astray. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah Alone. He … [Read more...]

The Sunnah -renew your efforts

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The Sunnah -renew your efforts Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasalllam] predicted about the later times - time such as the age wherein we find ourselves - that holding onto the Deen would be like holding a burning coal in one's hand. This is what the upholders of the Sunnah - especially those who after realisation turn from the error of modernism towards the Light of the Sunnah - are experiencing today. From all sides they are confronted by the … [Read more...]

Cultivating Consistency

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Cultivating Consistency   One of the easiest things to do is to find fault in others. To point out their every shortcoming and to overlook whatever good they may possess, in an effort for self-aggrandizement and seemingly moral superiority. On the other hand, one of the hardest things to do is to find fault with you. Self-criticism is one of the most difficult things to do; yet it is a necessary variable in the equation for … [Read more...]

The Prophet’s (ﷺ) advice to Anas رضي الله عنه (Source: Al-Miftah)

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  In an absolutely captivating style, the Nabi (Prophet) of Allah (ﷺ) offered the following priceless counsel to his devoted servant, Sayyiduna Anas (رضي الله عنه). Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (رضي الله عنه) reports that Rasulullah (the Messenger of Allah – ﷺ) arrived in Madinah when I was a young eight-year-old. My Mother took me by my hand to him and said: “O Messenger of Allah, every man and woman of Madinah has presented you with a … [Read more...]

NEED FOR ISLAAH

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Completing and qualifying are not enough. Islaah and Tazkiyah are essential and will also have to be undertaken, and that too, under the guidance of a Sheikh-e-Kaamil. In giving advice to the ‘Ulama-e-Kiraam, Sheikh Abdul Qader Jeelani (RA ) had said that once an ‘Aalim qualifies, he should not make haste in taking to the Mimbar. Our Sheikh, Hadhrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (RA ) had quoted Sheikh Abdul Qader Jeelani’s (RA ) advice: … [Read more...]