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Behold! Everything besides Allah is vain

posted by ummi taalib on 24th December 2019 - 0 comments
Invoke no other god besides Allah. There is no god but Him. [b]Everything is perishable except Him. To him belongs the judgement and to him will you all be returned[/i] [Surah Qasas: 88] The Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam was not a poet but he said, The truest words (ever) uttered by a poet is the saying of Labid: Behold! Everything besides Allah is vain. [Abu Dawood] Reminding one's self that only Allah is Baaqee and everything and everyone else is temporary makes the loss of all things in this transitory world easy and those with the reality of this concept in their hearts, do not get attached to anything.

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)


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.

Durood Protects Tawhid

posted by ummi taalib on 21st May 2013 - 1 comment
Shaikh Mufti Nawalur Rahman (db) Hazrath Mufti sahab said that durood protects tawhid. How, why? Look at those people who are doing shirk..lets take the Christians for example and what they have done with Nabi Eesa (as). Nabi Eesa (as) was able to resurrect the dead, give sight to the blind, and his people made him son of god, nauzubillah.

Be dust before thou art turned into dust

posted by ummi taalib on 17th April 2013 - 1 comment
A company of vagabonds met a dervish, spoke insulting words to him, struck him and otherwise molested him; whereon he complained to his superior and explained the case. The pir replied: 'My son, the patched frock of dervishes is the garment of resignation and who, wearing it, cannot bear injuries is a pretender not entitled to the frock.' A large river will not become turbid from stones. The Arif who feels aggrieved is shallow water yet. If he injures thee, bear it Because pardon will purify thee from sin.


posted by ummi taalib on 11th December 2012 - 0 comments
What is pride? Hadrat Abdullah bin Masood (ra) states that Rasulullah (saw) is reported to have said, “A person that possesses an atom of pride in his heart will not enter Jannat.” A person (that was present in the gathering) said, “Verily a man likes good clothing and shoes?” Rasulullah (saw) replied, “Verily Allah is beautiful and loves beauty, Pride is to reject or disregard the truth and belittle people” (Muslim Sharif). Pride generally exists in Deeni matters and worldly matters. A person has pride over material possessions (such as cars, homes, furniture etc.) that one has acquired. An Alim that is serving the Deen of Allah can also be a victim of pride due to the flowery lectures that he delivers and the beautiful manner in which he recites the Quraan-e-Kareem. If an Alim does not attach any value to himself in spite of being a great personality, it is a great achievement. Similarly a person that worships Allah, obeys the commands of Allah yet he regards himself as nothing then such a person is also treading the correct path. The moment a person develops pride, he stoops to the lowest level to such an extent that he will be deprived of the fragrance of Jannat which can be sensed from a distance of five hundred years. The worse form of pride is when a person does not have any reason to have pride, yet he is a proud and boastful. INCEPTION OF THE HUMAN BEING! Allah states in the Quraan sharif, هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِكُمْ إِذْ أَنشَأَكُم مِّنَ الْأَرْضِ وَإِذْ أَنتُمْ أَجِنَّةٌ فِي بُطُونِ أُمَّهَاتِكُمْ

Stop Watering It!

posted by ummi taalib on 2nd November 2012 - 1 comment
In Mathnawi Mawlana Jalal uddin Rumi (Allah have mercy on him) gives an excellent example to encourage us to give up all that is sinful right now. The sinful desires are like seeds of a humongous, foul smelling, full of thorns and fruitless tree. If one follows them and commits the sin it is like watering the seed. It germinates and grows in the middle of a path. If one continues to follow his desires the seedling gets nutrition. It becomes a sapling and eventually a tree.

O My Beloved! How I Wish!

posted by ummi taalib on 8th October 2012 - 0 comments
by Mawlānā Sajid Irshad [i]I look at the past and delve into your wonderful life of events, How everything was pre-destined, all that you acquired and spent. Nothing was coincidental or a mishap, but a blessing from above sent, Indeed, those were special souls around you who came and went. I wish I was one of the loyal men around you who had seen your face,

Let non-Muslims observe the character of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad

posted by ummi taalib on 1st October 2012 - 0 comments
Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat’s invigorating and stimulating words of advice on the current situation speaking at The Da’wah Conference – held by At-Taqwa Academy (London 30th September 2012). The following is a short but very important summery of the talk. “Warafa’naa laka dhikrak” “And We have elevated your mention” Qur’an 94:4 Islam is the same, with the same honour as before. The Glorious Qur’an too remains unchanged and the honour of our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam also remains unchanged. Our respected Shaykh (Hafizahullah), after mentioning many great points regarding the extremly high status of our Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam, explains further. An ‘Aalim remains an ‘Aalim depite denial from anyone. Even if the whole world was to deny it, it would not change the fact that he is an ‘Aalim. Similarly our Prophet Muhammad’s sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam elevated status which Allah subhaanahu wata’ala has mentioned in the Glorious Qur’an will remain the same despite insults in the form of a film on you-tube or disparaging words! These insults do not change anything. Muslims everywhere continue to love him and salutations continue being sent to him.

On Takabbur (Pride/Arrogance) & Ujb (Conceit)

posted by ummi taalib on 26th September 2012 - 0 comments
When one is blessed with Kamaalaat (Exceptional qualities or extraordinary achievements), thoughts of pride and vanity easily enter the heart. How do we keep away from this evil? What is the remedy for this illness? Following are some excerpts from a speech by Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat (Hafizahullah). Definitions: ‘Ujb – This is to consider one’s achievements in matters of Deen and Dunya to be self attained (and not from Allah ta’ala) without fear of any loss. Takabbur – This is a stage beyond ‘Ujb. It is conceit plus an attitude of superiority. Others are regarded with disdain and contempt. ***
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