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If you Can’t Beat them, Must you Join them???


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 16:06

Our Mother, Sayyidah Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), grew up in the society of jaahiliyyah, which had sunk into the abyss of immorality and shameless acts, to such an extent that they would even inherit their own mothers. In this society, Sayyidah Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was given the title of At-Taahirah - The Pure and Chaste one. This title was afforded to her due to her extreme chastity and because she completely stayed away from the different immoral and wrong types of customs that were prevalent amongst the women of that time. (Sharhuz Zurqaani ‘alal Mawaahib, vol. 1, pg. 373 & vol. 4, pg. 363)

Lesson: This is a great lesson and inspiration for us who are living in a ‘sick’ community and society, where all around is only shamelessness and immorality, especially in these days of the so called holiday period.

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Riding the Wave


Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 16:21

Once while Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was performing salaah in the Haram of Makkah Mukarramah, the leaders of the Quraish said: “Who will bring the entrails of a camel and place it on his back when he goes into sajdah.” The most wretched of all of them, ‘Uqba, brought it and threw it on the back of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) when he (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) went into sajdah. At this crucial time, Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) came and removed this filth from the back of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), while reproaching and rebuking the disbelievers. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) raised his blessed head from sajdah and made du‘aa: “O Allah! You take care of these people.” A Sahaabi says that on the day of Badr I saw all seven of them lying dead on the battlefield. (Saheeh Bukhaari #240)

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Divine Protection


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 15:49

Bibi Qursum was the mother of Shaikh Fareedud Deen Mas‘ood Ganjshakar (rahimahullah). One night a thief entered her home. When the gaze of Bibi Qursum fell on him, he turned blind. He realised that it was because of her that he had become blind. Thus he began to cry and lament and plead with her that if his eyesight is restored he will never steal again. Bibi Qursum took pity on him and made du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala to restore his eyesight. Allah Ta‘ala accepted her du‘aa and the thief could see once again. The next morning, the thief together with his entire family presented themselves at the service of Bibi Qursum and they all entered the fold of Islam. (Misaali maawo ki misaali aulaade pg. 74)

Lesson: Here we have a woman, who outwardly seemed to be all alone, but due to her bond with Allah Ta‘ala, she enjoyed the complete protection of Allah Ta‘ala. Today, despite all our outward material forms of protection, we still live in fear. The need is for us to truly link ourselves to our Beloved Allah Ta‘ala and He will protect us.


The Play Dough


Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 15:07

She stared at the play dough in her hands. The different colours reminded her of the rainbow that her father had shown her just the day before. She was only four years old and doctors had given up hope of her motor-skills ever returning to her since that ghastly accident two years ago. Pushing the curls away from her eyes, she miraculously began pulling at it: twisting, rolling and shaping it into the house ... the house that she would always tell her father about whilst sitting on his lap and swinging in their sun-filled veranda. He would always twirl her baby-soft hair around his fingers and say:

“Darling, the happiest day of my life will be when you build me a house with your play dough.”

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“He is Sufficient for Me”


Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 15:20

When Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) left his wife Haajar (‘alaihas salaam) with her infant child, Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam), in the barren land of Makkah Mukarramah as per the command of Allah Ta‘ala, his wife asked him: “O Ebrahim! Where are you going and leaving us behind in this valley in which there is neither company nor anything else?” Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) did not look at her or reply to her. After repeating the question a few times she asked: “Has Allah Ta‘ala commanded you to do this?” When he replied in the affirmative she exclaimed: “Then he will not allow us to perish.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #3364) In some narrations these words also appear: “He is sufficient for me” and “I am pleased with Allah Ta‘ala”. Thereafter her supplies were depleted and she ran between Safa and Marwah as a result of which Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) descended to unearth the well of Zamzam. When he asked her: “To who has your husband entrusted you?” she replied: “To Allah.” Then Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) exclaimed: “He has entrusted you to that Being Who is sufficient.” (Fathul Baari, vol. 6, pg. 494/5)


1. When our gaze is constantly fixed on Allah Ta‘ala and we have deep conviction in Him, we will be prepared to make every sacrifice for His sake and we will not become victims of depression and despondency even in the most challenging of situations.

2. The hallmark in the life of Haajar (‘alaihas salaam) which gave her that level of acceptance in the court of Allah Ta‘ala was her submission to His commands. She did not look for any short-cuts, rephrase the words, re-interpret the meanings and alter the context of deen to suit her convenience. Doing this would be equal to putting the cart before the horse instead of the horse before the cart.


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