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I don’t have my ‘Eid Clothes yet!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:58

“The last ten days are already here. I haven’t found my ‘eid clothes as yet! I walked from one side of the mall to the other … shop to shop till I dropped … You name it and I saw it. One whole day got wasted in Overport … forget an outfit, I didn’t even find a decent cloak. I got my last chance … I might get lucky at the ‘Eid Fair. As for these two ‘scamps’, I just don’t know what I am going to do for their second outfit. Don’t talk about their ‘eid pyjamas. I can’t understand how I am going to manage to finish my khatam, and still do all the baking. ‘Eid is at my mother-in-law’s place this year.” 

Does this ring a bell? We need not waste our Ramadhaan in this way. Let us try to complete our errands before Ramadhaan and keep ourselves as free as possible. In this way we can maximise on the ‘great bargains’ that have been promised in this ‘mega sale’.

 

Maalik bin Dinaar (r.a.)’s Repentance on 15th Sha’baan

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Last Updated on Saturday, 22 June 2013 13:43

Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) was one of the renowned pious men of his time. In his early life, he was not a pious man, and when someone asked him how he came to repent of his sins and abandon his evil ways, he related the following story about himself:

I was a policeman in my youth, and was addicted to wine. I drank day and night and led a care-free life. I bought a beautiful slave girl whom I loved most dearly. I had a daughter from her, and I was very fond of her. When this baby daughter began to walk and talk, I loved her all the more and she was very fond of me as well. The innocent child had a strange habit. Whenever she saw a glass of wine in my hand, she would snatch it away and spill it on my clothes. Being fond of her, I did not scold her. As fate would have it, my innocent child died when she was two years old and I was stunned with shock and heart-sore.

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Ma!

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2013 16:05

The mother is that person who:

Looking at her with respect equals the reward of haj. 

The path to Jannah lies beneath her feet.

Uwais Qarni (rahimahullah) became the envy of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) due to serving her, although he could not meet Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). 

Allah Ta‘ala blesses nearly every person with this great favour, some for a short time, and others for a longer period. If you still enjoy this favour, you are indeed fortunate. Value it and cherish it before it is too late. When it leaves, it is never to return.

 

Highway Robber becomes the Saint of the Time

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 20:47

Fudhail bin ‘Iyaadh (rahimahullah) was a great saint and scholar of his time. His initial years were spent in highway robbing. The incident of his repentance is as follows: 

One night, as he was climbing a wall to meet a girl that he was infatuated with, he heard someone reciting the verse: 

أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّـهِ

“Has not the time come for the people of imaan that their hearts surrender to the remembrance of Allah Ta‘ala”

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How do I adopt Taqwa?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 20:45

It is the fear of Allah Ta‘ala alone that will correct our character, marriage and general dealings in life. Without the fear of accountability before Allah Ta‘ala, the world will be a place of deception, crime and oppression, as is presently the case. 

To bring the fear of Allah Ta‘ala in our hearts, we need to: 

1. Continuously ponder over the favours of Allah Ta‘ala. 

We are enjoying so many bounties, it is time we become grateful and stop all forms of disobedience. 

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