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Sunnah Du‘aas - Introduction

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Thursday, 01 July 2021 10:00

Every person, throughout his life, regardless of who he may be, will have different needs. There are needs relating to this world, such as the need for air, water, food, clothing, etc., as well as needs relating to the next world, such as the need to be comfortable in the grave, pass the questioning on the Day of Qiyaamah, cross the Siraat safely, etc.

Regardless of the nature of the need, the one who fulfils it and bestows us with what we require is Allah Ta‘ala. He alone possesses unlimited treasures and countless bounties, and the more we beg from Him, the more He will bless us.

When it is Allah Ta‘ala alone who can avail us and assist us, then it is to Him that we should turn in du‘aa at all times, begging Him for our present and future needs. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Du‘aa benefits against what has befallen (a person) and what has not (yet) befallen. So hold fast unto du‘aa, O servants of Allah.” (Sunan Tirmizi #3548)

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Words of Wisdom

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Monday, 28 June 2021 10:36

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

Allah Ta‘ala had blessed Makkiyyah Aapa (rahimahallah) with great wisdom. Hence, many of her words of wisdom have been recorded by her family members. Many of these advices are actually derived from the lessons in the ahaadeeth of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Some of her advices were:

- Through giving zakaat, you will cleanse your wealth.

- Through giving sadaqah, you will cure your sick ones.

- If you speak less, eat less and have less freedom, you will always remain happy and content.

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Perfect from Within and Without

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021 15:25

Imagine receiving a box of Belgian chocolate truffles and Swiss chocolate pralines, tastefully wrapped and stylishly packaged. As you unwrap the box, the artwork emblazoned on the packaging catches your eye. On opening the box, your delight and excitement only increases as you see that each chocolate has been individually decorated and lies carefully nestled in its own niche, separated from the other chocolates so that it can maintain its unique flavour.

However, on biting into it, the old saying comes to mind, “All that glitters is not gold”, for the chocolate is stale. Not only is it stale – it is infested with weevils and worms! For all the hype and excitement generated by the beautiful appearance, it turned out that the internal was rotten and corrupt and was thus fit for only the trashcan.

Next, imagine that the same Belgian chocolate truffles and Swiss pralines were served to you and they were fresh and bug-free. However, this time around, it’s the packaging that’s disgusting. Instead of being individually wrapped and tastefully boxed, with care, hygiene and attention to detail, it is unceremoniously plopped into a filthy, dirt-encrusted packet, that is stained with streaks of dried oil and other unspeakable substances that previously leaked inside.

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Be Sensor-ble!

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021 09:24

Almost every machine has certain built-in sensors. The role of these sensors is to measure and monitor the readings of different aspects and accordingly regulate the functions in process, thus ensuring that the machine remains free of malfunctions. A typical example of this is a heat sensor (e.g. in a hair dryer) which prevents overheating by causing the machine to switch off when a certain temperature is exceeded.

In the absence of such sensors, or if these sensors have to be tampered with or overrode, the machines would severely malfunction, and ultimately, would suffer severe or even irreversible damage. Hence, these sensors are considered to be safety features, and their inclusion within a product is appreciated and causes the value of the product to increase.

It is for this reason that cars which are equipped with ‘lane assist’ sensors, and ‘PDC’ sensors etc. are more in demand and fetch a higher price.

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Jannah for One Dirham

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Monday, 21 June 2021 09:01

Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) was a great Muhaddith and luminary of this Ummah. He was born in 202 A.H. and passed away in 275 A.H. His name was Sulaimaan bin Ash‘ath (rahimahullah), though he was more well known by his kunyah (filial title) of ‘Abu Dawood’. (Siyaru Aa’laamin Nubalaa vol. 13, pgs. 204 & 221)

Allah Ta‘ala blessed the hadeeth compilation of Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah) with such acceptance that his kitaab, commonly referred to as ‘Sunan Abi Dawood’, is counted among the six authentic compilations of hadeeth that are taught in madrasahs around the world.

From the many outstanding qualities that he possessed, one quality that stands out in particular is his love for the sunnah and commitment to practising on the sunnah.

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