What Goes Around…


Monday, 17 February 2020 15:18

There was once a king who had a doorkeeper whom he would always keep close to himself. As for the doorkeeper, he would give the king this advice, “O king! Treat with goodness those who are good to you, and ignore those who show you ill-treatment, as their evil will itself suffice you (in dealing with them).”

It so happened that there was a person who harboured jealousy for the doorkeeper on account of his special position and proximity with the king. Hence, he went to the king and said to him, “O king! The doorkeeper is telling people that you have a foul breath!” The king asked him, “How do I know that what you are saying is correct?” The man replied, “When he comes to you, then call him close to speak to him. When you do so, (you will find that) he will cover his nose.”

Thereafter, the man went to the doorkeeper and invited him for a meal. However, when preparing the meal, he placed an excessive amount of garlic in the gravy.

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Dhodi and Chickpea Curry


Saturday, 15 February 2020 10:00


¼ tsp jeero

1 ½ tsp ginger garlic

1 tsp arad

3 Tbsp chana dhaal soaked in boiling water

1 tin chickpeas drained

1 large dhodi peeled and cubed

2 tsp dhana jeero 

1 ½ tsp chilli powder

1 tsp salt

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Nabeel and the Nightmare


Thursday, 13 February 2020 09:06

Ask your children:

1. What should we do when we see a nightmare?

2. Are witches, wizards and people who do magic good people or bad people?

3. Before we sleep, what should we read for protection?

Now tell them the story:

Nabeel was a little boy who was fascinated with magic! He liked to read stories about wicked witches and evil wizards. In fact, he liked magic so much that he would read story books about magic every night before sleeping.

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Fear of Deviation and Desire for Hajj


Tuesday, 11 February 2020 16:24

Correspondence of  Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (rahimahullah)


I am very fearful of going astray. I think about my destiny very often and I do not know what is written for me. I constantly make du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala for my destiny by saying, “O Allah! Make my destiny good. Save me from deviation.”

I have an extreme desire to perform hajj and ‘umrah, and to visit the blessed grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Allah Ta‘ala repeatedly calls many fortunate people to His House. I become envious of these people. I make this du‘aa, “O Allah! You call everyone again and again, call me [to Your House] as well.”

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Cautious in Consumption


Monday, 10 February 2020 15:47

Abul Hasan Makki (rahimahullah) had a daughter, living in Makkah Mukarramah, who was even more pious than he was. Such was her simplicity and austerity that she would live on a mere thirty dirhams (silver coins) for the year. Her father would send her this money from the profit he made by selling mats which he would weave from palm leaves.

The neighbour of Abul Hasan Makki (rahimahullah), Ibnur Rawwaas, relates the following:

I intended leaving for hajj, and so I came to Abul Hasan (rahimahullah) to bid him farewell, ask him if he needed anything, and to request his du‘aa. He thus handed me a paper bag and said, “Ask the people of Makkah Mukarramah to direct you to so-and-so woman in such-and-such location and hand this to her.” I understood that the parcel was for his daughter.

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