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Umar ibn Khattab RA once asked Ibn Ka’ab RA the definition of taqwa. In reply Ibn Ka’ab RA asked, “Have you ever had to traverse a thorny path?”  Umar RA replied in the affirmative and  Ka’ab RA continued, “How do you do so?” Umar RA said that he would carefully walk through after first having collected all loose and flowing clothing in his hands so nothing gets caught in the thorns hence injuring him.....
posted by ummi taalib on 25th June 2018 - 1 comment

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 t....
posted by ummi taalib on 25th February 2018 - 0 comments

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

We, the ummat of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam, are without doubt the most fortunate. May Allah Ta’aalaa grant us the tawfeeq to appreciate this fact, aameen.

I have heard Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat (Hafizahullah) relate a hadith whereby Rasoolullaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam compares his ummat with other ummats with the following example.

A man hires a group of workers to work for him from morning till Dhuhr, followed by another group ....
posted by ummi taalib on 5th December 2013 - 0 comments

A traveller does not fuss about his surroundings when he stops at a hotel where he may like some things and dislike others. At home however, he will make sure everything is to his taste.

This world is like a hotel and we are travellers travelling from the time of our birth, living our lives up to our death followed by the time in the grave and the Hereafter until we reach our final abode. Hence ....
posted by ummi taalib on 13th September 2013 - 1 comment