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The Appreciation of the Quraan in Russia

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Last Updated on Saturday, 11 May 2013 08:30

There was a time in Russia under the Communist rule when it was a crime to recite the Quraan and to take the name of Islam. For a long period no Azaan was heard nor any Salaah was performed. When Communism had just ended, a very inspiring incident had taken place. An old woman who was standing at the door of her house saw some foreign Muslim brothers passing by. They were out in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. She called them and asked them if they have a copy of the Quraan. So they presented a copy of the Quraan to her as a gift. The moment she saw the Quraan, she took it, held it close to her chest, and then burst out crying uncontrollably. She then said, “Seventy years have passed and I have never seen the Quraan. I made du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala that let not death come to me until I am blessed with the sight of Your Quraan”. Thereafter she presented a huge box to them. They refused to take it. She told them that they must take it since she took an oath in the name of Allah Ta‘ala to present it to the one who allows her to see the Quraan. They opened it and found it full of gold and silver jewellery. 

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A Good Neighbour

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 11:43

Sulaiman bin Jahm Al-Ansaari (rahimahullah) once offered to sell his house in exchange for a hundred thousand dirhams. When those who were interested approached him, he asked them: “The house is for sale in exchange of a hundred thousand dirhams, but how much will you pay for being the neighbour of Sa'eed bin 'Aas (rahimahullah).” They replied: “Is that something anyone ever “pays a price for?” He said: “Then in that case, call this deal off! By Allah, I can never leave such a neighbour who, whenever he does not see me he enquires about me and whenever he sees me, he is most warm and welcoming towards me. If I leave home for any errand then he takes special care of whatever belongings I’ve left behind. If I am at home then he always makes himself available to assist me. If I have to ask him for anything then he grants it to me most willingly. And when I don’t ask then he approaches me enquiring whether there is anything I need. If any calamity befalls me then he is first to come to my aid.”

When this reached Sa’eed (rahimaullah) he sent a hundred thousand dirhams as a gift to him. (Risaalatul Mustarshideen pg. 197)

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Reformation Comes With Love

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Last Updated on Saturday, 11 May 2013 07:55

Qari Raheem Bakhsh (rahmatullahi alaihi) was that great personality of Pakistan who is considered as the revivalist of hifz and qiraat in Pakistan. Together with the extraordinary awe that Allah Ta’ala had blessed him with, he was also blessed with great compassion and care.

The principal of the madrasah had once complained to him that one of your students frequents the cinema. Qari Sahib could not believe this and said, “This information cannot be true. It is impossible for my student to go to the cinema.”

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A Beautiful Response to Abusive Insults

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 March 2013 15:23

A man once verbally abused Abu Zar Ghifaari (radhiyallahu anhu) the illustrious Sahaabi of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he replied to the man’s insult with the following words: “Brother! There is a steep and rocky road between me and Jannah. If I pass through safely, then your insult means nothing to me. But on the contrary, if I fail to cross that path and hence I am prevented from reaching Jannah then indeed I am worthy of insults much worse than what you have mentioned.” (Nafhatul-Arab Pg.13)

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