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Gain the Reward of Prophet Ayyub

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever of you has a wife who behaves in a disagreeable manner but he responds by kindness and patience, will be given by Allah rewards as much as Ayyub was given for his forbearance.” [Ihya Ulum Id-Din] The Prophet Ayyub (alaihis salam) was tried and tested by Allah (subhana wa ...

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Questions in an Exam

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Let no Mu’min hate a Mu’minah: if he hate her for one trait in her character, let him be pleased with another that is in her.” [Sahih Muslim] Each person comes into this world with a set of questions to answer. The exam of life is different for each person. ...

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Friday Bath

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “It is obligatory upon every adult to take a bath on Friday and to brush their teeth and use perfume if available.” [Bukhari] Cleanliness has been equated in Islam with half of Eeman (faith). To ensure this, we have to clean our bodies, clothes and prayer surroundings five times a day, i.e. ...

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Speed Bump for Rizq

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Sleeping in the morning hinders sustenance.” [Majma uz Zawa’id] The practice of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and his Companions, after praying Fajr, was to remain sitting in the place where they had prayed, engaged in the remembrance of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), until the sun ...

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The early bird gets the worm..

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Search for your Rizq (sustenance) in the morning because the morning is a time of blessing and success.” [Majma uz Zawa’id] “Rizq” is a comprehensive word which includes spiritual progress, physical well-being, livelihood and wealth, family and household, knowledge and intellect. Whenever the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa ...

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Difficult and Easy Questions

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Let no Mu’min hate a Mu’minah: if he hate her for one trait in her character, let him be pleased with another that is in her.” [Sahih Muslim] Each person comes into this world with a set of questions to answer. The exam of life is different for each person. ...

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Islam is for Everybody

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Every other Prophet was sent only to his people, whereas I have been sent to all mankind.” [Sahih Bukhari] Due to the attacks of the Mongols, a family of Ulema emigrated from Bokhara and settled in the Chinese town of Katak, somewhere near Lop. The pious scholar saint of the ...

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Become a Haafiz…And walk free

Across the Muslim World, governments are experimenting with a new exercise in offender management. A groundbreaking program that seeks to utilise the great transformative power of the Qur’aan to reform convicts and regulate prisoner populations. From the UAE, to Palestine, Saudi Arabia and even Iran, the memorisation of the Qur’aan or some parts of it, is being set as a ...

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Hijab is for men too!

The usage of the word Hijab nowadays tends to immediately conjure up imagery on Islamic clothing obligations for women, the jilbab, niqab, abaya, headscarf etc. and the uphill battle many Muslim women face in embellishing themselves Islamically. What, I feel, seems to be far less considered in the public discourse today is the male factor: How males should conduct themselves ...

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Prophets of God

Descriptions of the Prophets of God  5 (from Anwar-al-‘Ashiqin by Ahmet Bijan) Know then, oh ye who wish to learn divine secrets that I have set forth herein the stories of the prophets as they have been transmitted to us through the traditions and commentaries, in the Torah, the Zabur, the Injil and the Holy Quran in clear language and most pleasing style. ...

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