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30
Mar
2018

Forgiving Others

posted by ummi taalib on 30th March 2018 - 0 comments
And that it is He who makes laugh and weep [53:43]
[center]Jannah is prepared for those who control their anger and forgive others. Forgiving others is a way to diffuse anger and forgiving others become easy when you relalise this, that when someone hurts you and makes you cry, it was actually Allah ta’ala Who wanted it so. (Aalimah S Ahmed)

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25
Feb
2018

Swimming in the Sea of Reason & Intellect

posted by ummi taalib on 25th February 2018 - 0 comments
Maulana Rumi (R.A.) says: "It is completely useless to swim about in the sea of Reason and intellect. There is need for the ship of Nabi Nooh (A.S.) - i.e. The help of the friends of Allah. Look how Nabi Nooh's (A.S.) son - Kan'aan depended on Reason alone saying: "The high mountains shall save me from this storm". He considered the ark of Nabi Nooh (A.S.) as being despicable. The result was that the ship was saved during the deluge and reached the high mountain while Kan'aan was drowned. Maulana Rumi (R.A.) says: "When you do not look with proper sight, then you look upon the love and company of the saintly ones and their obedience i.e. their ship as despicable, and you look upon your imitation of the people of Europe as the high mountains of Intellect and Reason. But, beware, do not look upon this ship as being of no value and a thing to be despised.It is true that the Ah-Iullah, the saints are usually dressed in old and tattered clothes and live simple lives, but do not look at the simplicity of their lives and consider them lowly and despicable. Instead look at the Grace of Allah that is with them. Look at the splendour of the one who arrives through the ship and do not look at the heights of the mountains of Reason. The power of Allah is such that with one wave, He can turn the ship upside down. But the ship which travels in the shadow of Allah's Mercy, in spite of its outward weakness and the evil intention of Shaytaan, it will pass through all the trials in safety. If one is not going to follow this advise, then in the end one will have to admit the shortcomings of the intellect.Hence, if a person needs to find safety from faults and sins, he will have to become closely connected in love with the saints of Allah. Then he will not suffer losses. People who wish to travel on the path of deen with only reason are breakers of their 'tobah'. When Shaytaan gives one blow in their direction, their 'tobah' is broken down. Yet their arrogance is such that they look down upon the saints of Allah. Such people remain imperfect throughout their lives. So, 0 People! Seek for yourself a way towards Allah and consider the company of the saints as medicine.
27
Jan
2018

Every State will Pass

posted by ummi taalib on 27th January 2018 - 0 comments


A powerful king, ruler of many domains, was in a position of such magnificence that wise men were his mere employees. And yet one day he felt himself confused and called the sages to him.  He said: “I do not know the cause, but something impels me to seek a certain ring, one that will enable me to stabilize my state. I must have such a ring. And this ring must be one which, when I am unhappy, will make me joyful. At the same time, if I am happy and look upon it, I must be made sad.”

The wise men consulted one another, and threw themselves into deep contemplation. Finally, they came to a decision as to the character of this ring which would suit their king. The ring which they devised was one upon which was inscribed the legend:

[font=Times New Roman][size=85][color=#980000]"This too, will pass"[/size][/font][/size][url=https://faqirahsflowergarden.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/the-ring/]

[/url][url=https://faqirahsflowergarden.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/the-ring/]Source[/url]
23
Dec
2017

The Wash of Tawbah

posted by ummi taalib on 23rd December 2017 - 1 comment

It is in the nature of humankind to constantly slip and fall, to constantly err and sin. But it is the quality of the true Muslim that whenever he sins he makes Tawbah and tries to reform himself.

[color=#1e84cc]Consider a person whose occupation is working within a coal mine digging out coal through sweat and hard labour. At the end of every day, his body is blackened with soot from head to toe. Does he tell himself at the end of the day that I will be blackened again tomorrow so I don’t have to
wash off today’s dirt and grime? No, he does not. Every evening, he bathes and cleans himself.
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It is the same for us when we sin. The Believer cannot tolerate allowing the soot of sin to remain on his heart. So he washes it off with Tawbah.Allah’s door of forgiveness is always upon to us and Allah loves His servants who turn to Him in repentance.Sayyiduna Anas [i]Radhiyallahu Anhu said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam saying, “Allah, the Exalted, has said:

[/font][i]O son of Adam! I shall go on forgiving you so long as you pray to Me and aspire for My forgiveness whatever may be your sins. O son of Adam! I do not care even if your sins should pile up to the sky and should you beg pardon of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam! If you come to Me with sins as great as the earth and meet Me, not associating anything with Me in worship, I will certainly meet you with forgiveness as great as it.’” (At-Tirmidhi)[/font]
[i]Adapted from a Q/A on Jamiat.org[/font]
1
Oct
2016

Ambassador of Islam

posted by ummi taalib on 1st October 2016 - 0 comments
“Islam needs you to become its ambassador by being a good Muslim and, through your character and conduct, help correct the misunderstandings that exist about Islam. Become a shining example for all, Muslims and non-Muslims alike.”

Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh
7
Aug
2016

Make a U-TURN

posted by ummi taalib on 7th August 2016 - 0 comments
[b][h]Make a U-TURN [/b] [h]& Go back to basics![/b] Go back to the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam!
9
Feb
2016

Madrasah: An Asset for Us All

posted by ummi taalib on 9th February 2016 - 0 comments
[color=#800000]Madrasah: An Asset for Us All[/b] [color=#800000]By Shaykh-ul-Hadīth, Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh[/i] The UK’s Muslim community is no different from other communities in that they too desire peace, security and harmony in our country. When appropriate measures are put in place to achieve this they also welcome them, so that people of all communities can live together in peace and harmony without fear and suspicion. A recent Government initiative calls for the regulation of all supplementary schools that offer intensive courses, which is likely to significantly impact Muslim supplementary schools known as madāris (plural of madrasah). A natural reaction is to consider whether the proposed measures are justified. Any violence in the name of religion and the advocacy of such actions, is something which no doubt needs to be tackled. Any individual institute where activities threatening the security and social cohesion of our country are taking place should be held accountable. However, in the absence of clear evidence a wholesale attempt to accuse the madāris of being the issue and to propose remedies to address a perceived systemic problem, has the potential to lead to adverse outcomes. It may marginalise the very community the Government is seeking to engage. Therefore, it is imperative that the institution of madrasah in the UK is properly understood on the basis of evidence and facts, and not hearsay, suspicion or by adopting sweeping generalisations. Many fellow citizens will have heard the term ‘madrasah’ for the first time in their lives in the context of the Prime Minister’s recent speech, and so regrettably may have formed a negative impression of this core institution of the Muslim community. The truth is that the madrasah in the UK is not an alarming new trend, but is as old as the Muslim community itself. It has been a strong positive influence on the moral, educational and social development of young British Muslims for decades, long before the modern phenomenon of extremism became an issue. If madāris were breeding grounds of hate and intolerance, surely the negative outcomes would have manifested in our society a long time ago. On the contrary, the authentic religious education and sound guidance of the madrasah have always helped young Muslims to understand their peace loving religion and so reject every type of hate and extremism.
29
Jan
2015

The Greatest Means of Attaining Allah's Love for us

posted by ummi taalib on 29th January 2015 - 0 comments
[color=#CCCCCC]Following the Sunnah of the beloved of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam[/b] "Say, [O Muhammad عليه الصلاة و السلام], if you (really) love Allaah then follow me. Allaah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Soorah Aali 'Imraan, 3:31) Ibn-Kathir (r.a) said in his Tafsir: “Allah’s (s.w.t) love is attained by following the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam. This honourable Ayah judges against those who claim to love Allah yet do not follow the way of Mohammad sallallaahu 'alayhiw asallam and his religion in all his statements, actions and conditions.”
20
Jan
2015

A praiseworthy Quality in Women

posted by ummi taalib on 20th January 2015 - 0 comments
Hazrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) once mentioned “Women who are pure-minded and simple in their ways (on account of them not being exposed to sin and observing strict purdah from strange men) are generally extremely chaste. Such women resemble the hoors(damsels) of Jannah in their purity and chastity. They do not come into contact with strange men and nor do they even cast glances at them. Hence they could be resembled to the hoors of Jannah, regarding whom Allah Ta’ala described in the Qur’an: فِيهِنَّ قَـٰصِرتُ ٱلطَّرْفِ
16
Jan
2015

The Only Super Power

posted by ummi taalib on 16th January 2015 - 0 comments
[b]The Only Super Power by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi 'alayh) [/center] The so-called “Super powers” of this world prove their weakness because they depend on other powers and forces for assistance. They join forces. They require coalitions, alliances, confederations, leagues and unions – which prove their dependency and need. The Only Super Power is Allah Ta’ala, who is ENTIRELY INDEPENDENT of His Creation. … He is not in need of any of us.
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