Monthly Archives: August 2007

The Days of Fitnah and Hope for the Believers, Shaykh Riyadh al Haq

The Days of Fitnah and Hope for the Believers

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Debating with Proof

by Muhammad Abdullah

An intricate point explained in an easy to understand manner by our respected Shaykh [Saleem Dhorat]:

“A principle of debating that we learn from the Qur’aan is that we should inform the opposing party to bring their proofs and say to them that if we find their proofs acceptable then we are willing to accept their view. Those who have a fair mindset will thus look for the evidence and through their research will become aware of the falsehood that they are peddling.

When they won’t find the evidence then they will accept what we have to say. And because the argument will now be undertaken on the basis of proofs they will show a greater inclination to listen to what we are putting forth.”

(Courtesy of In Shaykh’s Company)

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Fix a Budget

by Abu Abdullah Ibne Ismail

A simple but effective strategy aimed at increasing our profit in the hereafter:

“If we ponder upon how we spend in the path of Allah we will come to the conclusion that the majority of the time we only spend when someone asks us for a donation. If no-one was to come to collect donations from us we would probably not spend even a single penny.

The way to counter this is to seek out reliable avenues in which to spend and fix a certain percentage of our earnings to utilise as Lillah. By fixing a percentage we will make sure that we have a regular budget which we spend to acquire the pleasure of Allah.”

(Courtesy of In Shaykh’s Company)

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Eradicating Racism

by Abu Abdullah Ibne Ismail

As highlighted by Shaykh [Saleem Dhorat] Islam is a blessing for one and all:

“The teachings of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam are so comprehensive and effective that they have served to tear the barriers of racism and prejudice which unfortunately affect many societies. For example Bilal radiallahu anhu, who was a slave from Abyssinia, was granted such a lofty status after the advent of Islam that he remained the Mu’adhin of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam throughout the Prophet’s sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam lifetime.

And it was this same Bilal who was chosen to give the Adhaan from on top of the Ka’bah on the historic occasion of the conquest of Makkah.”

(Courtesy of In Shaykh’s Company)

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The Counsel of Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki

The Counsel of Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki

 

Sheikh Haji Imdadullah Muhajir was a great ascetic and scrupulous scholar. He
was a descendant of Umar (Allah be well pleased with him). Born in North
India, he migrated to Makkah after the Indian Mutiny in 1857. His counsel is
re-produced hereunder in English to benefit one and all.

Allah alone gives success.

A translation by: Sheikh Shazad Khan, As-Suffa Institute, Birmingham

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Words of Wisdom

Praise a man for a job well done, and he’ll do the next one even better.

The art of conversation lies in the ability to disagree without being disagreeable.

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

Never get mad at one who knows more than you do. It’s not his fault, but yours.

Failure is not falling down; it is remaining there when you have fallen.

 

(Courtesy of At-Talib)

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Observe Purdah

by Abu Abdullah Ibne Ismail

“Brothers-in- law and sisters-in-law are non-mahram and it is necessary to observe purdah from them. Many people are neglectful of this.”

(Courtesy of In Shaykh’s Company)

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