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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!

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.

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.”

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

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.

The Humility of a King

posted by ummi taalib on 8th January 2015 - 0 comments
[color=#BF8000][i]Story concerning Hadhrat Khwajah Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (RA)[/color][/center] Hadhrat Khwajah Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (RA), who was the khalifah of Hadhrat Khwajah Mu’inuddin Chisti (RA), had just passed away. He had made a bequest that his Janazah namaz should be performed by that person who had the following qualifications: “My Janazah namaz should be read by that person who was has been with wudhu all the time. “My Janazah namaz should be read by that person who has never missed the takbire-tahrimah.

Out of the Pitch Darkness of Ignorance

posted by ummi taalib on 20th December 2014 - 0 comments

You should know that the duty to the Book of Allah (The Qur'an) entails practicing on its injunctions, be they commands or prohibitions, fearing its warnings, having hope in its promises, believing in its allegorical verses and taking admonition from its parables.

If you do this, you would have come out of the pitch darkness of ignorance towards the light of knowledge, and from the torment of doubts to the comfort of conviction. Allah jalllajalaaluhu says;

[h][sub]ٱللَّهُ وَلِىُّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ يُخْرِجُهُم مِّنَ ٱلظُّلُمَٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ [/center]
[i]"Allah is the helper of the Believers, He removes them from the pit of darkness towards light"[/center]{The Sunnah way of the Sufis}

The Sound Intellect

posted by ummi taalib on 11th October 2014 - 0 comments

Abu 'Umar az-Zajaajee rahimahullah, who was from among the companions of al-Junaid rahimahullah, Sufyaan ath-Thauree rahimahullah and others, said:

"In the days of ignorance, the people used to follow whatever their intellects and temperaments considered good. The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam came and directed them towards the Sharee'ah and emulation. A sound intellect is therefore one which considers good whatever the Sharee'ah considers good, and abhors whatever the Sharee'ah abhors.[The Sunnah way of the Sufis]"


Words to Ponder on In Trials

posted by ummi taalib on 30th August 2014 - 0 comments
[center] [color=#80BF00]“How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for his affairs are all good, and this applies to no one but the believer. If something good happens to him, he is thankful for it and that is good for him. If something bad happens to him, he bears it with patience and that is good for him.” (Muslim) [color=#004000]"Let the days do as they please

Slips of the Sincere

posted by ummi taalib on 2nd January 2014 - 0 comments
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah bless him with a long, healthy and productive life, Amin!) spoke briefly about the common problem of the slips of a sincere seeker on this path (sulook). Below is a discussion on this issue from that discourse and teaching of our pious predecessors, It is often a case that a sincere salik has been trying his best effort and also making supplications to Allah to keep him firm on pious actions and save him from involvement in sinful. But after weeks or months of being successful a dreadful moment comes and he fails and falls into sinful. On realization of his mistake he is perplexed and disheartened. Thoughts like, ‘this path is not for me’, ‘I’m a failure’, ‘Divine help did not come’, ‘all the effort and supplications went wasted’, etc. plague his mind.
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