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Thinking Ill of Others

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 06:00

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

Condition:

You gave me the prescription to dispel evil thoughts about others, that I must think to myself, “I will be asked to present a shar‘ee proof for these ill thoughts on the Day of Resurrection.” On addressing myself in this manner, I find that no evil thoughts of people remain whatsoever. However, later on I start having evil thoughts again.

Answer:

Whenever you have such thoughts, think about the shar‘ee proof that you will be asked to present. Say to yourself, “The person of whom you are thinking ill is not really like that. Rather, it is you who possesses these evil qualities. You are merely seeing your own reflection in their mirror.” This is similar to how an ugly man looked into the mirror and said, “O mirror! You are so ugly!” (Solutions to Spiritual Maladies for the Lovers of Allah Ta‘ala, pg. 200)

   

No Proposals

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 15:33

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

I have a problem. Guys come see me and don’t come back or call again. It’s like when they see my face they have to run like hell. I am not so repulsive though. It’s so sad.

It’s not like I don’t pray my salaah or try to the best of my ability to do everything right. I remind myself patience is the key.

Allah make it easy for us to come out victorious from these tests.

Jazakallah

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Evil Dreams

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 January 2018 13:55

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

Condition:

I see bad dreams very often and this weighs down heavily upon me.

Answer:

Do not bother about dreams in the least because nothing happens through dreams. When you wake up on seeing a bad dream, spit lightly three times to your left, read A‘oozu billah (I seek refuge in Allah Ta‘ala), and change your sleeping position. A hadeeth states that an evil dream is from Shaitaan and no harm can come from it. (Solutions to Spiritual Maladies for the Lovers of Allah Ta‘ala, pg. 351)

   

From Christianity to Islam

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 January 2018 08:48

All praise is due to Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Blessings and salutations upon our Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Assalaamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu

I am a Muslim sister from a town in the Eastern Cape. I am from the Xhosa tribe and embraced Islam in 2010. 

I did not know what Islam was and I did not have any interest in finding out. I was given da’wah while I was in a supermarket. I did not listen to the da’wah and laughed because I thought that Islam was only for Indians and Arabs. I was then given some kitaabs and I went home.

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From Darkness to Light

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 January 2018 20:04

I would like to inform my respected readers about what I was and what I have now become.

I am a born Muslim, alhumdulillah. However, I did not grow up in a Deeni (Islamic) environment.

My parents separated when I was in grade 11. My mum moved out, and a few weeks later, my dad moved out as well. I stayed with my granny (father’s mother) who was non-Muslim. I felt as if my whole world came crashing down. I had to make my own decisions in life. I used to see my mum very seldom after school and things weren’t the same. 

I changed a lot. I became aggressive, always pushing away people that cared about me. I lived with my granny for a few months and then moved in with my aunt who is also from my father’s side (my dad was a revert so his entire family was non-Muslim). At the time, I thought that living with my aunt was the best decision, because every teenager wants their freedom to do what they want without having anyone to answer to, right?

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