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The Mindset of the One Engaging in Du‘aa

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Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:29

(Du‘aa Series – Part Two)

Allah Ta‘ala has created this world as a place of systems. If any person wishes to acquire or achieve something, he adopts the means, follows the system, trusts in Allah Ta‘ala, and then if the outcome was destined for him by Allah Ta‘ala, he will be successful in attaining it. Thus, we find that when a person wants a child, there is a system of nikaah that is followed, after which a child may be born, nine months later. Likewise, if a person wants money, there is a system of working and earning that is in place.

In the very same way, it is the system of Allah Ta‘ala that the more one follows the sunnah in his life, and the more adab (respect and etiquette) one adopts, the more blessings and acceptance one will enjoy. This applies to all departments of life such as nikaah, acquiring the knowledge of Deen, engaging in ‘ibaadah, etc. Hence, this important principle applies when making du‘aa as well.

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A Compassionate Mother to All

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Monday, 19 April 2021 10:19

(Mother of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee [daamat barakaatuhum] – Part One)

Makkiyyah Aapa (rahimahallah) would show great affection to young children and was always concerned about their wellbeing and progress. Hence, she would show deep consideration for children and would continuously monitor them, guiding and correcting them with love. She would even share valuable parenting tips with the parents. Furthermore, she was blessed with a sense of humour due to which children would feel comfortable in her company.

The extent of consideration which she showed to young children can perhaps be gauged by the fact that during the annual jalsah of Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen (for which the ladies are hosted at her home), she would ensure that fruit would be cut and served during the programme. She knew that the jalsah program is lengthy and realized that children become hungry very quickly. Hence, she did this to ensure that the children would be comfortable and would not be inconvenienced.

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A Gift to His Beloved Uncle

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Saturday, 17 April 2021 10:07

Every person, whether young or old, wealthy or poor, becomes pleased and happy when they receive a gift, as a gift is a testament of love and affection. Furthermore, if the gift is valuable, or the one presenting the gift is beloved, then one appreciates and values the gift even more. In the case where the gift is valuable AND the one presenting it is beloved, then the gift will be so cherished that one will hold onto it and value it until he dies.

On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – who is the most beloved person to every Ummati - addressed his beloved uncle, Sayyiduna ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and said, “O my beloved uncle! Shall I not give you something (most valuable)? Shall I not bestow you (with a magnificent bounty)? Shall I not give you (a priceless gift)?”

Being offered a magnificent gift from the most beloved person of all, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), is such a privilege that every believer desires that he could have been the one to whom Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) addressed those words. However, though the words were not addressed to us, we too can enjoy the magnificent gift that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) bestowed to his beloved uncle (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – the gift of Salaatut Tasbeeh.

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Guaranteed Results

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Wednesday, 14 April 2021 10:39

(Du‘aa Series – Part One)

As we traverse the journey of life, we find that the entire road is not scenic and picturesque. Rather, the road is intermittently dotted with various hurdles and challenges. In these moments of difficulty, each person looks around him, imploring assistance and seeking a helping hand.

When we ask any person for help, then it always has disadvantages. He may assist us, but it may be done grudgingly. If he assists us happily and wholeheartedly, then he may be prepared to render assistance once, twice or maybe thrice. If we thereafter implore him for further assistance, he may become irritated, or may even lack the means and resources to help us further. At times, we wish to ask a person for help, but the person is inaccessible and cannot be contacted. Often, a person renders assistance, but thereafter reminds you of his favour and regards you to be indebted to him. Sometimes, we mention our problems to a person, hoping to garner sympathy, but instead receive harsh criticism and a stern rebuke.

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Ramadhaan Goal Achievement Guide

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Tuesday, 13 April 2021 09:37

In order to gain maximum benefit from the blessed month of Ramadhaan, it is important that we set ourselves goals and also set aside adequate time for the achievement of these goals. In this regard, a “Ramadhaan Goal Achievement Guide” has been attached which if printed and adhered to, will assist us to keep track of our progress.

The goals chalked out in the guide are:

1. Qadhaa Salaah – If we have any qadhaa salaah, let us begin performing them in this blessed month. If we consistently perform our outstanding salaah in Ramadhaan, then although we may not be able to complete all that are outstanding in this month, insha-Allah through the blessing of this month, we will find it easy to continue performing them after Ramadhaan as well. The number of the respective salaah that are performed daily should be written in the corresponding block e.g. if 3 x ‘Asr Salaah were performed on the 10th, write “3” in the corresponding block.

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