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The Sleeping Partner​

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2019 09:33

Contrary to the impression suggested by the term, being a ‘sleeping partner’ does not involve snoring and slumber. However, being a sleeping partner is actually a ‘dream’ job.

In essence, a sleeping partner is a person who is a partner in an enterprise, yet has no involvement in the running of the enterprise. In other words, in exchange of his initial capital contribution, he gets to share in the profits without sharing in any of the work! So long as the enterprise continues to operate, he continues to benefit – without as much as lifting a finger.

Since being a sleeping partner in a highly-profitable enterprise is appealing, many people look for ventures in which they can make a once-off investment of capital and thereafter reap effort-free returns. However, when the concept of a sleeping partner works so well in the dunya, then why do we not apply the same concept in our Deen? In fact, it is far easier to set up an ‘investment portfolio’ of this nature in Deen than it is for the dunya, as the options are far more in Deen and generally, the capital is affordable to one and all.

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Never-Ending ‘Eid

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2019 13:13

With the joyous occasion of ‘Eid almost upon us, the environment is charged with excitement and happiness permeates the atmosphere. From children to adults – everyone welcomes the day of ‘Eid with open arms and wishes that it would never end.

Now, imagine if every day of our lives could be ‘Eid! Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Fortunately, we don’t have to limit this desire to the realm of our imagination – we can make it a reality.

Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) once mentioned, “Every day in which a person did not disobey Allah Ta‘ala is a day of ‘Eid, and every day that a person spends in the obedience, remembrance and gratitude of Allah Ta‘ala is a day of ‘Eid.” (Lataaiful Ma‘aarif pg. 485)

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Surah Waaqi‘ah

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Last Updated on Sunday, 12 May 2019 07:02

(Four Surahs’ Series – Part Four)

Surah Waaqi‘ah is the 56th surah of the Quraan Majeed and can be found in the 27th juz (para), immediately after Surah Rahmaan.

The special virtue and benefit of Surah Waaqi‘ah is that the one who recites it every night will be saved from poverty. (Shu‘abul Imaan #2267)

On the occasion when Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) lay on his deathbed and was approaching his final moments, Sayyiduna ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), who was the khaleefah at the time, came to visit him.

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The Golden Formula​

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:04

The science of alchemy, practiced in various lands of the world in ancient times, is regarded by many to be the precursor to modern chemistry. Interestingly enough, many alchemists of their day and age conducted extensive research and various experiments in their search for the ‘golden’ formula – the recipe to transform any base metal into gold. It was thought that if any person had this formula, he would be able to accumulate wealth all the time and would become extremely rich with almost no effort. Hence, many people dedicated their lives to this quest.

While people today do not have this ‘fantastic formula’ to transform lead into gold, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gave us a far superior formula – the formula to transform any basic, mundane action into an act of worship. In this manner, even mundane deeds become a means for one to reap immense rewards in the Hereafter.

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Surah Sajdah​

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Last Updated on Sunday, 12 May 2019 06:45

(Four Surahs’ Series – Part Three)

Surah Sajdah is the 32nd surah of the Quraan Majeed and can be found in the 21st juz (para). As with Surah Mulk (Tabaarak), it has been reported that it was the blessed practice of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to recite Surah Sajdah every night. (Sunan Tirmizi #2892)

The special virtue and benefit of reciting Surah Sajdah every night is that it will protect the one who recites it from the punishment of the grave.

Khaalid bin Ma’daan (rahimahullah), a Taabi‘ee, mentioned the following:

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