A Casual Chat

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There was a woman by the name of Hind al-Khus al-Iyadiyyah. She was one of the wealthy woman in the pre Islamic times, well known for her intelligence, wit, eloquence and words of wisdom. Inspite of being a woman of position and honour amongst her people, she commited adultery with her slave boy. People asked her: “Of all people, what made you commit adultery with your slave boy whereas you are a leading woman of your tribe? Why not with a … [Read more...]

To Allah Ta’ala we will be brought back

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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 and would instruct him: “Refrain from sin” One day he found him engaged in some sin and thus again instructed him: … [Read more...]

Guidance through Respect

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There was once a fire-worshipper who noticed his son eating during the month of Ramadhaan in the presence of the Muslims. He was infuriated and reprimanded his son, “How could you destroy the sanctity of the Muslims during the month of Ramadhaan?” After his death, a scholar from the neighbourhood saw him in a dream enjoying from the bounties of Jannat. He was quite surprised and asked: “Were you not a fire-worshipper?” The man replied: “Yes, I … [Read more...]

Against All Odds

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Muhammad bin Yazeed Ansaari relates the following: When the khaleefah, Sulaimaan bin ‘Abdul Malik, passed away, his successor ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez (rahimahullah), sent me to the jail to free all the prisoners who had been incarcerated under the rule of Sulaimaan – with the exception of one prisoner, Yazeed bin Abi Muslim. Yazeed bin Abi Muslim was upset over the fact that he alone was being left to languish in prison and vowed that he would … [Read more...]

Service to One’s Mother

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Hadith: Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not curse fever, for it removes the sins of man just as a furnace removes rust from iron.” (Saheeh Muslim)  Advice: Service to one’s mother Hadhrat Muhammad bin Munkadir (rahmatullahi alaih) was a famous taabi`ee and from amongst the distinguished narrators of Hadeeth. He relates that once for the duration of the entire night I continued massaging the feet of my mother whilst my … [Read more...]


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