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Help from the Unseen

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:47

Maryam (alaihas salaam) was very pious from a young age. She used to miraculously receive fruit which were not even in season. When Zakariyya (alaihis salaam) would ask her as to where she was receiving all this fruit from, she would reply, “From Allah”. When she came of age, solely through the power of Allah Ta’ala she fell pregnant without any man touching her. It was from this pregnancy that Isa (alaihis salaam) was born. Since she gave birth without being married to a man, the Jews began accusing her of adultery. In order to prove them wrong, Allah Ta’ala gave Isa (alaihis salaam) the power to speak while he was still a baby. Those who had a sense of justice agreed that this was an example of Allah Ta’ala’s power, that Isa (alaihis salaam) was in fact born without a father and that his mother was pure and innocent.

Lesson: The great lesson we learn is that when one is devoted to Allah Ta’ala, He will provide for one from unseen sources and remove all one’s difficulties.

   

It is Your Company - Khadeejah (radiyallahu anha)

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 06:48

Step back a moment and reflect . . . Imagine . . . Think of a woman who has experienced all the ups and downs of life, enduring the death of one husband after the other, going through the difficulty of earning for herself due to her circumstances, suffering the heartache of the divorce of her daughters because of her faith, living in a home that was constantly beset with abuse and persecution for the sake of her Rabb, going into exile in her old age, tolerating adverse conditions of hunger and starvation . . . yet still maintaining the same intense love for her husband like a newly-wed bride . . . yet still dedicated to him with her heart and soul, totally compliant with her mind and body . . . yet still pouring every vestige of her strength in nurturing her children . . . yet still spending large amounts of money for the cause of her faith with a smile ... yet still motivating those around her despite the hostile environment . . .

Read more: It is Your Company - Khadeejah (radiyallahu anha)

   

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed - Khadeejah (radiyallahu anha)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:46

An intelligent woman, a sincere philanthropist, a pious soul, a patient human, a devoted wife, a caring spouse, a loyal partner, a loving mother, an expert homemaker . . . The Ideal Woman and a dream for many . . . This was Sayyidah Khadeejah Al-Kubraa (radiyallahu anha).

Indeed, this superwoman had supported Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) when he had no worldly resources; trusted and believed in him when most had denied him; encouraged and understood him when he took up the call with trembling steps; withstood persecution, insults, threats and torture and was a lifelong helpmate of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) till her last breath at the age of sixty five.

Read more: A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed - Khadeejah (radiyallahu anha)

   

Pious women in Ramadaan

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 15:03

Shaikhul Hadeeth Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhalwi (rahmatullahi alaih) mentioned regarding his daughters that during the month of Ramadaan despite them taking care of their many children and seeing to their household duties, they remained awake for long durations at night, to hear the recitation of the Quraan Majeed from different reciters. Together with this, they compete with each other to recite at least fourteen or fifteen paras (juz) of the Quraan Majeed during the day. 

As for Moulana’s grandmother, her daily practice outside the month of Ramadaan was that together with reciting approximately 7 paras (juz) of the Quraan Majeed, she would recite different tasbeehaat about seventeen thousand times. In the month of Ramadaan she used to recite 40 paras (juz) of the Quraan Majeed daily. Moulana’s great grandmother had the opportunity of hearing the entire Quraan being recited by her son in one rakaat. (Akaabir ka Ramadaan, pg. 72-73).

These were pious women of our recent past and it is now up to us to also apply ourselves in the worship of Allah Ta’ala.

   

O my Rabb! Build for me a home by You in Jannah

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 10:48

Despite being the wife of a tyrant ruler who claimed to be the highest Rabb (Supreme Being), she courageously brought Imaan in Moosa (alaihis salaam). When Firaun heard about this, he became extremely harsh towards her and imposed many punishments on her. Firaun had pegs nailed into her hands and feet. When this was done, the angels shaded her and she made dua, “O my Rabb! Build for me a home by You in Jannah”. Allah then showed her a vision of her home in Jannah. She continued the dua, “and save me from Firaun, from his deeds and from the oppressive nation.” 

Subhanallah! How firm Aasiyah was on her Imaan. On the contrary today, over minor difficulties, we begin to utter words of kufr (disbelief). We need to remind ourselves that Imaan is the most valuable gift we have. Irrespective of the nature of the difficulty, we should never do anything contrary to Imaan. Aasiyah’s steadfastness in the face of such severe hardships did not go in vain. In return she will be blessed with the great honour of being the wife of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) in Jannah. Patience and steadfastness on deen bring great results.

   

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