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“We are Guests of Allah Ta‘ala”


Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 07:33

Mother of Shaikh Nizaamuddeen Awliyaa (rahimahullah) – Part Three

Zulaykha (rahimahallah), having lost her husband, tried to bring in an income of her own. She would spin yarn and send her domestic worker to the market place to sell it. However, this income would not be sufficient, hence often there was no food at home for a day or two. On the day that there was no food, Zulaykha would say to her children: “Today is a very blessed day. Today we are the guests of Allah Ta‘ala.” The son, Shaikh Nizaamuddeen Awliyaa (rahimahullah), mentioned that this statement of his mother would bring great happiness to him. He says: “Once someone brought some flour for us that lasted for many days. During this period I would look forward for the day when my mother would once again say: ‘Today we are the guests of Allah Ta‘ala.”’ Finally that flour depleted and she said to us: ‘Today we are the guests of Allah Ta‘ala.’ This statement brought such joy and happiness to me that I cannot explain.”

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The See-saw of Life


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 16:05

Mother of Shaikh Nizaamuddeen Awliyaa (rahimahullah) – Part Two

Despite coming from a wealthy background and growing up in luxury, her father married her to Sayyid ‘Ali Bukhaari, who was not so well off. Zulaykha (rahimahallah) led a very happy married life with her husband. There was only one thing that brought sadness to her. It was that they had no children despite being married for fifteen years. Husband and wife were both concerned about this. However Sayyid ‘Ali Bukhaari would console his wife and explain to her that it is incorrect for her to lose hope. As a couple they both continued to make the following du‘aa:

رَبِّ لَا تَذَرْنِيْ فَرْدًا وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْوَارِثِيْن

Rabbi la tazarni fardan wa anta khairul waaritheen

“O my Rabb! Do not leave me childless, and You are the best one who gives successors (children).”

Eventually Zulaykha (rahimahallah) was blessed with a son, named Muhammad, who rose and shone in the world as Shaikh Nizaamuddeen Awliyaa (rahimahullah). A year later, a daughter was born to her as well. However when her son was only five years of age her husband passed away. 

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Start with Yourself!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 16:06

Mother of Shaikh Nizaamuddeen Awliyaa (rahimahullah) – Part One

Shaikh Nizaamuddeen Awliyaa (rahimahullah) was a great scholar and famous sage of the 7th century. Thousands had accepted Islam and repented at his hands. Even the kings and monarchs would visit him for du‘aas and blessings. The world has seen very few saints of his calibre. Like many other luminaries, he lost his father at the tender age of five and his mother, Zulaykha (rahimahallah), alone gave him the excellent upbringing which produced that personality which the world still marvels over.

Since her childhood, Zulaykha (rahimahallah) was very pious and would constantly cry out of the fear of Allah Ta‘ala. People would even call her “Raabi‘ah Basriyyah” due to her piety and virtue. Her du‘aas would be readily accepted as well. It was her practice in times of necessity, that she would recite five hundred times durood shareef, then extend an edge of her dupatta (head scarf) in front of her and beg with utmost humility. It was certain that she would get what she needed very shortly thereafter.

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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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