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Forgiveness and Kindness Win the Day

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:16

Once while Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum) were on a journey, there was a heavy downpour which caused them to be drenched. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) hung his clothes on a nearby tree and lay down to rest beneath it. The Ghatfaan tribe who were till then enemies of Islam saw this to be an opportune moment to assassinate Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Hence they challenged Du’thoor, a gallant young man, to accomplish this task. They said: “Muhammad is lying down all alone under that tree. All his companions are scattered about. Why don’t you finish him off?”

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The Most Unqualified Occupation

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 09:01

Every effort of deen has a code of conduct with established rules and principles. In order to be part of any effort of deen, together with the necessary abilities and capabilities, the basic requirement is complete submission to the code and conduct. Those who submit in this way, progress tremendously. On the other hand there are those who do not wish to submit and take part in any effort of deen. They simply object and criticise the sincere efforts of others without any valid reason. This is the easiest thing to do, as it requires absolutely no qualification. Thus, a person who has no ability or capability to do something constructive for the deen of Allah Ta’ala, now becomes destructive by engaging himself/herself in objecting and criticising the effort of others. Since he/she lacks the ability to do anything, he/she will now try to undo the good work of others. This happens due to the absence of submission in a person’s life. Submission paves the path towards progress. However, if making baseless objections becomes one’s habit, one’s life will be spent objecting against others, eventually leading to one’s own destruction.

 

Qurbaani with a Passion

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:17

Shaikhul Hind Moulana Mahmoodul Hasan Deobandi (rahimahullah) was a great saint and scholar of his time. He would tend to his qurbaani cow for the entire year. He would personally wash and feed the animal. The cow would also become very attached to him. When he would leave his home to deliver the lessons of Saheeh Bukhaari and other books of hadith at Darul Uloom Deoband, it would follow him right to the madrasah gate where it would sit down. When he would return at noon after lessons, it would follow him back home.

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Deen vs Desire

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 09:00

Thousands of animals will once again be sacrificed worldwide on the occasion of Eidul-Adha. This qurbani (sacrifice) has been described as the “Sunnah of your Father Ebrahim (alaihis salaam)”. Sayyiduna Ebrahim (alaihis salaam) was commanded to offer his little son Sayyiduna Ismail (alaihis salaam) as a sacrifice. He submitted himself to the command of Allah Ta’ala and in compliance to the command he firmly passed the knife over the throat of his son. Allah Ta’ala prevented the knife from cutting and Sayyiduna Ismail (alaihis salaam) was spared.

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The Dearest Action

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 08:00

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the tenth of Zul-Hijjah (the day of qurbaani) there is no action of the son of Aadam (alaihis salaam) more dear to Allah Ta’ala than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal will come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair and hooves (to be weighed in reward). The sacrifice is also accepted by Allah Ta’ala before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart.” (Tirmizi #1493)

Certain actions on specific days have a special reward attached to them. The sacrificing of animals during the days of sacrifice is one such action that is most beloved to Allah Ta’ala and most rewarding. Thus qurbaani should be done with a heart full of joy. It should not be taken as a burden. After all, there is only good and benefit for us in doing our qurbaani.

 

 

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